History December 2nd

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1697 - St Paul's Cathedral opens in London

    1763 - Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)

    1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII

    1812 - James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres

    1813 - Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy

    1816 - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

    1823 - President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"

    1840 - William H Harrison elected president of US

    1848 - Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria and King of Hungary

    1852 - 2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor

    1887 - Charles Dickens' 1st public reading in US (NYC)

    1901 - Gillette patents 1st disposable razor

    1908 - Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 3

    1927 - 1st Model A Fords sold, for $385

    1929 - 1st skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien

    1934 - 5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast

    1957 - 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)

    1970 - Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)

    1971 - Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars

    1971 - United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

    1974 - Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs

    1974 - Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days

    1975 - Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)

    1982 - 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart

    1988 - "Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad"

    1990 - US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1946 Gianni Versace (fashion designer) born

    1973 Monica Seles (tennis player) born

    1981 Britney Spears (singer) born