today in history

1692 - Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States.
1776 - Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
1949 - Soviet Union detonates its first nuclear weapon.
1951 - The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast, a college football game between Duke and the University of South Carolina, is televised on NBC. Duke stomps them, 34 to 6.

100 Days remain in 2005.

It's the autumnal equinox at 5:23 CDT.


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