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Today in History

October 16

Historical events and fun news items:

1781   George Washington captures Yorktown, Virginia

1923   The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney

1970   Anwar Sadat is elected President of Egypt

1978   Karol Jozef Wojtyla becomes Pope John Paul II. He is the first Polish Pope and will be Pope for 27 years.

Famous Birthdays:

1758   Noah Webster (First American Dictionary)

1854   Oscar Wilde (Playwright)

1946   Suzanne Somers (Actress)

1958   Tim Robbins (Actor)

1962   Flea (Guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1977   John Mayer (Musician)

Today in History Archive:

Want to know what famous people were born on your birthday? Did cool happening or historical event occur on your birthday? Select the month and the day of your birthday to see more fun and historical events and famous birthdays for that month. Look up your friend's birthdays as well. Find out something interesting on their birthday or a cool celebrity and email your friend with a fun birthday card:

Want to know what happened the year you were born? What famous celebrities or historical figures share the same birth year as you do? Are you really as old as that guy? Did that event really happen the year I was born? Be sure to check on a few friends birthdays as well. Click here for a list of years or to enter the year you were born.

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