Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today In History is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.


The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.


From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

2nd June
1953   Queen Elizabeth II is formally crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey.
1970   Bruce McLaren is killed in testing at Goodwood, England. He was 32.
1835  P T Barnum and his circus begin his first tour of the US.
1873  Construction begins on Clay Street in San Francisco of the worlds first cable railroad.
1989  100,000 citizens block 10,000  Chinese soldiers in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The citizens were protecting students demonstrating for democracy.
1740 Marquis de Sade militarian leader and author was born. The creator of the term “sadism”.