History December 5th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1792 - George Washington re-elected US pres

    1804 - Thomas Jefferson re-elected US pres/George Clinton vice-pres

    1832 - Andrew Jackson re-elected president of US

    1846 - C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive

    1848 - Pres Polk triggers Gold Rush of '49, confirms Calif gold discovery

    1854 - Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair

    1861 - Gatling gun patented

    1876 - Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench

    1879 - 1st automatic telephone switching system patented

    1887 - Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo

    1893 - 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges

    1974 - Monty Python's final episode airs on BBC

    1975 - NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed

    1978 - Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus

    1988 - Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite

    1993 - Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space

    1997 - STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1901 Walt Disney (cartoonist) is born (we think!!! rumor has it disney was adopted. There is no record of his birth anywhere)

    1782 Martin Van Buren (8th US President) is born

    1839 George Armstrong Custer (US General) is born

    1932 Little Richard (singer) is born