This day in history

  • 1025 Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland
  • 1506 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II
  • 1775 Paul Revere and William Dawes ride from Charlestown to Lexington warning the “regulars are coming!”
  • 1783 Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day when it began
  • 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city
  • 1954 Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power & becomes Prime Minister of Egypt

Source: Onthisday.com

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