today in history
American Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine.
The names of the Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora are changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
Madrid surrenders to General Francisco Franco, ending Spanish Civil War.
Death of former US president Dwight D Eisenhower, aged 78.
The first baby to result from a frozen embryo is born in Australia. Known as Zoe, she was delivered in Melbourne.