Today in History 24-2-2023
2010 Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first cricket player to score a double-century in the One Day International format
The Indian sportsman is widely recognized as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket.
1989 A Boeing 747 jumbo jet rips open over the Pacific Ocean
United Airlines Flight 811 experienced an explosive decompression, resulting in the death of 9 passengers.
1920 The German nazi party is founded
Adolf Hitler became the party’s leader in 1921.
1607 The world’s first opera is premiered
Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” is still performed regularly today.
1582 Pope Gregory XIII orders the introduction of the Gregorian calendar
Luigi Lilio’s reform of the Julian calendar was first introduced in some European countries and is now the world’s most widely used calendar.