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This Day in History

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Born on this day
1894  - Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, twelfth and longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia, is born. [more]
1922  - Geoff "Tangletongue" Mack, who wrote the iconic Australian song "I've Been Everywhere", is born. [more]
World History
1860  - South Carolina becomes the first US state to secede from the Union, ultimately sparking the Civil War. [more]
1942  - During World War II, the Japanese bomb Calcutta. [more]
1957  - The "King of Rock 'n' Roll", Elvis Presley, receives his draft notice. [more]
1991  - Archaeologists announce the discovery of a fleet of 5,000 year old Egyptian royal ships buried 13km from the River Nile. [more]

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