Return to Daily IQ 1897The world's oldest yearly marathonThe first Boston Marathon was run. 1775 The "shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution. 1824 Lord Byron died of a fever while helping the Greeks fight the Turks. 1882 Naturalist Charles Darwin, developer of the theory of evolution, died. 1933 The United States went off the gold standard. 1943 The Warsaw ghetto uprising began, one of the first mass rebellions against the Nazis. 1993 The siege at Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the Branch Davidian compound with tear gas and cult members set fire to the compound killing over 80 people. 1995 The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time. 2005 Germany's Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?