Today in Histroy
1500 Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal
1915 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
1976 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today Show)
1993 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1994 7,000 Tutsi slaughtered by Hutus in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
2006 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
2016 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
Today in TV & Movies
1954 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin
Today in Sports
1903 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950