History December 13th

Discussion in 'History' started by pineappleupsidedown, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1577 - Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
    1833 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagoni
    1843 - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold
    1903 - Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone (NJ)
    1903 - Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk
    1913 - Mona Lisa stolen in Aug 1911 returned to Louvre
    1920 - F Pease's interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)
    1961 - Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
    1962 - Relay 1 communication satellite launched
    1963 - Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles
    1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1976 - Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to SF 13 hours 14 min )
    1978 - Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued
    1979 - "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
    1983 - Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor
    1984 - Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
    1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1990 - Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die
    1993 - Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
    1994 - American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
    1995 - Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center
    1997 - 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1925 Dick Van Dyke (actor) is born

    1948 Ted Nugent (singer) is born

    [Edited on 12-15-2004 by pineappleupsidedown]
  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1545 The Church Council of Trent to reform Catholic Church began with the meeting of 30 bishops. It lasted 3 years but took 18 years to complete its work. The Council sparked the beginning of the Counter-Reformation.

    1642 Dutch navigator and explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman arrived in present-day New Zealand. He fled after Maori cannibals feasted on the 'friendship party' he sent ashore.