History Demember 6th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0963 - Leo VIII elected Pope

    1631 - 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed

    1641 - Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands

    1723 - Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution

    1768 - 1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)

    1790 - Congress meets in Philadelphia, new temporary US capital

    1820 - US president James Monroe re-elected

    1825 - Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory

    1833 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata

    1843 - Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens

    1849 - Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland

    1865 - 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery

    1877 - 1st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

    1882 - Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit

    1917 - Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day)

    1922 - 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation

    1922 - 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY

    1923 - 1st presidential address broadcast on radio (Pres Calvin Coolidge)

    1957 - 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up

    1958 - US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back

    1963 - Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans

    1980 - NASA launches Intelsat V

    1988 - Carlos Andr‚s P‚rez re-elected president of Venezuela

    1988 - STS-27 Atlantis lands in Calif after secret mission
  2. Sarcasimo

    Sarcasimo New Member

    1876 - 1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington PA

    1881 - Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans at age 81.

    1884 - The construction of the Washington Monument was completed by Army engineers. The project took 34 years.

    1964 - KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

    1985 - UK joins US Star Wars project

    1998 - Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour connected the first two building blocks of the international space station in the shuttle cargo bay.
  3. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1896 Ira Gershwin (musician, lyricist) is born

    1920 Dave Brubeck (musician) is born