History April 9th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0715 - Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope
    1241 - Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles and Germans
    1555 - Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
    1609 - Spain and Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
    1621 - Spain and Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
    1667 - 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
    1682 - Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
    1724 - 1st Easter
    1770 - Capt James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia)
    1829 - Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
    1831 - Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain and Spain
    1865 - Robert E Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender to US Grant at Appomattox
    1869 - Hudson Bay Company cedes it's territory to Canada
    1872 - Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
    1912 - Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY
    1914 - "World, the Flesh and the Devil," 1st color film, shown in London
    1914 - 1st full color film shown "World, Flesh and Devil" (London)
    1914 - Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
    1918 - Latvia proclaims independence
    1940 - Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders)
    1942 - Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan
    1944 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientals Ecclesiae
    1947 - Atomic Energy Commission confirmed
    1949 - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel and awards Britain damages
    1950 - Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
    1953 - "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue
    1957 - Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
    1959 - NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
    1963 - Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen (posthumously)
    1967 - 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
    1968 - Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta
    1969 - 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
    1972 - USSR and Iraq sign friendship treaty
    1973 - Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
    1976 - US and Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
    1979 - Longest doubles ping-pong match of 101 hrs, begins
    1980 - Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6
    1981 - US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
    1983 - 6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
    1988 - US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
    1991 - Date of Microsoft MS DOS 5.0
    1991 - Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR
    1992 - Noriega convicted on 8 of 10 drug and racketeering charges
    1994 - STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
    2003 - Baghdad falls to U.S. forces resulting in widespread looting