Today in 1907. Sir Robert Baden-Powell set up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. This camp is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
So today in 1799 The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
Today in 1889 the first issue of the Wall Street Journal was published.
Today in 1374 a sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion.
Today in 1898 M. C. Escher was born.
Today in 1986, Dragon Quest, the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, was released in Japan.