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.
Today in 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.