THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 45 BC The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time
  • 630 Prophet Muhammad sets out with his army towards Mecca, capturing it bloodlessly
  • 1758 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the “starting point” for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae
  • 1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US confederate states
  • 1892 Ellis Island opens as a US immigration inspection station – it would go on to be the gateway to the US for more than 12 million people
  • 1896 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
  • 1958 European Economic Community, better known as the European Common Market starts operation

Source: Onthisday.com

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