History December 15th

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  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1582 - Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine

    1593 - State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft

    1612 - Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope

    1791 - 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

    1877 - Thomas Edison patents phonograph

    1891 - James Naismith invents basketball (Canada)

    1925 - 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic

    1939 - "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta

    1961 - Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time

    1969 - SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones

    1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

    1973 - American Psychiatric Assn declares homosexuality is not mental illness
  2. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    15 Dec 1809 Napoleon Bonaparte divorce from Empress Josephine is announced by the French Senate.

    15 Dec 1907 The Shah of Persia tried to overthrow his new liberal Chif Minister but popular uprising prevents him.

    15 Dec 1914 Battle of Lodz ends and the Russians retreat toward Moscow (November-December).

    DIDNT KNOW - that Napoleon divorced his wife,