History December 27th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0418 - [Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    0537 - St Sofia-church in Constantinople, initiated

    1437 - Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Bohemia

    1825 - 1st public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England

    1831 - Darwin begins his voyage on board HMS Beagle departs England for South America

    1845 - Ether 1st used in childbirth in US, Jefferson, Ga

    1871 - World's 1st cat show (Crystal Palace, London)

    1884 - Netherlands recognizes king Leopold II's Congo Free State

    1892 - Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)

    1926 - Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I

    1934 - Shah of Persia declares Persia now Iran

    1949 - United States of Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands

    1972 - New North Korean constitution comes into effect

    1983 - Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)