This Day in History

Uranus Discovered

March 13, 1781, marks the discovery of the planet Uranus by British astronomer Sir William Herschel. Using a homemade telescope, Herschel spotted the distant planet, expanding the known boundaries of our solar system and revolutionizing our understanding of celestial bodies.

British Surrender at Yorktown

A pivotal moment in American history, the surrender of British forces at Yorktown marked the decisive turning point in the Revolutionary War, leading to the eventual independence of the United States. It was a triumph of determination, strategy, and the enduring spirit of freedom.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, now a sprawling metropolis, was founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula—a momentous milestone in the city’s history.