Today in history, The Roman Emperor Nerva (see picture below) names Trajan, an army general, as his successor in 28.
Today in history, Ahmed Shah (see picture below), the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab in 1757.
Today in history, The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea in 1915.
Today in history, Albert Einstein (see picture below) startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe in 1921.
Today in history, Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo in 1970.