History April 5th

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0823 - Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France
    1058 - Bishop John "Minchio," elected as Pope Benedictus X
    1242 - Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights
    1614 - Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe
    1621 - Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
    1722 - Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
    1792 - George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
    1806 - Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
    1815 - Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
    1896 - 1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens
    1923 - Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production
    1936 - Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
    1939 - Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory
    1941 - In SF, Castro and Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
    1945 - Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
    1950 - Prague espionage trial against bishops and priests begins
    1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
    1955 - Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
    1962 - NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
    1964 - 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
    1967 - ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit
    1968 - US Marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
    1971 - Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
    1971 - Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
    1973 - NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)
    1973 - Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
    1974 - Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
    1975 - Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
    1983 - France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
    1986 - Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m)
    1989 - Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak
    1989 - Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
    1991 - Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched
    1991 - US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq
    1997 - Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)
    2063 - Earth's 1st contact by extra-terrisials (Vulcan) accord to Star Trek
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1896 - 1st modern Olympic Games officially opens in Athens

    Wow, very interesting fact... I call this the fact of the day... :lol: