History December 31st

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1600 - British East India Company chartered

    1700 - Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701

    1762 - Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg

    1870 - J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)

    1879 - Cornerstone laid for Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US: Honolulu, Hawaii)

    1879 - Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp

    1907 - For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year

    1911 - Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

    1935 - Charles Darrow patents Monopoly

    1938 - Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana

    1991 - USSR, last day of existence