Today in history, Photography pioneer Louis Daguerre (see picture below) takes the first photograph of the moon in 1839.
Today in history, After a six-month siege, Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese in 1905.
Today in history, The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea in 1943.
Today in history, British police arrest the “Yorkshire Ripper” serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe in 1981.
Today in history, A severe winter storm hits the Midwestern US; in Chicago temperatures plunge to -13 ºF and19 inches of snow fell; 68 deaths are blamed on the storm in 1999.