TODAY IN HISTORY
In 100 B.C., Julius Caesar, the most famous general in Roman history, was born.
In 1762, Czar Peter III of Russia was dethroned in a coup.
In 1789, the British ship “Princess Royal” was seized by Spaniards at Nootka, B.C.
In 1793, the French revolutionary Jean-Paul
Marat was assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, who was executed four days later.
In 1837, Queen Victoria became the first monarch to move into Buckingham Palace.
In 1863, the Scottish Reform Act required Scotsmen to wear something under their kilts.
In 1865, a large wooden conduit into the Ottawa
River, designed to supply government buildings on Parliament Hill with water, was completed.
In 1886, Father Edward Flanagan, American Roman Catholic parish priest and founder of Boys Town, was born. He believed there was “no such thing as a bad boy.” In 1922, he organized Boys Town near Omaha, Neb.