Today in history, Vespasian, a Roman army leader, is hailed as a Roman emperor by the Egyptian legions in 69.
Today in history, England and Scotland sign the Peace of Greenwich in 1543.
Today in history, Charles Darwin (see picture below) presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London in 1838.
Today in history, The Battle of the Somme (see picture below) begins. Approximately 30,000 men are killed on the first day, two-thirds of them British in 1916.
Today in history, The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established–the first such agency in the United States in 1945.
Today in history, The U.S. postmaster introduces the ZIP code in 1963.