The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History
753BC Rome Founded
1836 Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas’ independence.
1986 A vault in Chicago’s Lexington Hotel that was linked to Al Capone was opened during a live TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera. Except for a few bottles and a sign, the vault was empty.
1989 Chinese students begin protests at Tiananmen Square