History April 2nd

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0999 - Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope
    1513 - Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Le¢n
    1550 - Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
    1792 - Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
    1792 - US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle and 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins and silver dollar, « dollar, quarter, dime and half-dime
    1827 - Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
    1845 - H L Fizeau and J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun
    1866 - Pres Johnson ends war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn and Va
    1870 - Victoria Woodhull is 1st woman to be nominated for US pres
    1872 - George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
    1902 - 1st motion picture theater opens (LA)
    1908 - Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday
    1912 - Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power
    1917 - Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps
    1917 - Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
    1921 - Prof Albert Einstein lectures in NYC on his new theory of relativity
    1930 - 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
    1931 - Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
    1932 - Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
    1935 - Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR
    1958 - National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA
    1963 - Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
    1963 - USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
    1964 - USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
    1966 - Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon
    1968 - Chad creates Union of Central African States
    1970 - Qatar gains independence from Britain
    1978 - Velcro was 1st put on the market
    1982 - Several thousand Argentine troops seized disputed Falkland Islands
    1987 - IBM introduces PS/2 and OS/2
    1992 - John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos
    1992 - Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
    1993 - 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
     
  2. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    2005 - Pope John Paul II, dies at 84, longest reigning Pope and the most world travelled Pope. God Bless him. And thank you for all of your services and prayers you have given the Catholics and ALL RELIGIONS of the World.