Today in History @ BellaOnline Learn more about what happened this day, this week, this month or this year in history! en-us Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:57:30 EST 240 Today in History @ BellaOnline University of Texas Massacre It was this day in history; August 1, 1966 when ex arine and former Eagle Scout Charles Whitman climbed up to the observation deck of a tower at the University of Texas and began shooting people down below him. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:02:45 EST First Test Tube Baby Born The very first test tube baby was born on this day in history, July 25, 1978. Louise Joy Brown had been the first successful birth conceived by in vitro fertilization. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:45:01 EST Death of Mary Jo Kopechne It was this day in history, July 18, 1969 that Mary Jo Kopechne was killed in a car accident that was driven by Edward Kennedy. The death became a national scandal and ruined Kennedy's chances to run for pesident. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:30:01 EST