Today in history, At a grand feast, Philip the Good of Burgundy takes the “vow of the pheasant,” by which he swears to fight the Turks in 1454.
Today in history, Boris Godunov, the boyar of Tarar origin, is elected czar in succession to his brother-in-law Fydor in 1598.
Today in history, Spain signs the Treaty of the Hague with the Quadruple Alliance ending a war that was begun in 1718 in 1720.
Today in history, The first issue of Harold Ross’ magazine, The New Yorker, hits the stands, selling for 15 cents a copy in 1925.
Today in history, The first color television is demonstrated at the Dominion Theatre in London in 1938.
Today in history, Art by Cezanne, Gauguin, Renoir, and van Gogh, valued at $5 million, is stolen from the Municipal Museum in Milan in 1975.