Today in history, On the death of Jovian, a conference at Nicaea chooses Valentinan, an army officer who was born in the central European region of Pannania, to succeed him in Asia Minor in 364.
Today in history, William the Bad (see picture below) succeeds his father, Roger the II, in Sicily in 1154.
Today in history, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (see picture below) publish The Communist Manifesto in London in 1848.
Today in history, Russian aviator Igor Sikorsky carries 17 passengers in a twin engine plane in St. Petersburg in 1914.
Today in history, Ground is broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in 1933.
Today in history, Japanese military troops march into Tokyo to conduct a coup and assassinate political leaders in 1936.
Today in history, Soviets recover Luna 20 with a cargo of moon rocks in 1972.