History February 16th

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0374 - 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
    0600 - Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze
    1559 - Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
    1741 - Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing
    1804 - Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor and burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
    1838 - Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions
    1840 - American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica
    1878 - Silver dollar became US legal tender
    1900 - 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)
    1903 - -59øF (-51øC), Pokegama Dam, Minnesota (state record)
    1909 - 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
    1909 - Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
    1913 - President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
    1914 - 1st airplane flight (LA to SF)
    1918 - Lithuania declares independence from Russia and Germany (National Day)
    1923 - Howard Carter finds Pharoah Tutankhamen
    1936 - 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
    1945 - Venezuela declares war on #@!&%-Germany
    1946 - 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
    1948 - Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
    1956 - Britain abolishes death penalty
    1959 - Fidel Castro named himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista
    1960 - US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
    1961 - 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va
    1961 - China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor
    1961 - US satellite Explorer 9 is launched
    1965 - Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
    1972 - 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)
    1989 - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and North Yemen form common market
    1991 - Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
    1994 - 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
    1999 - O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend
     
  2. Ikebana

    Ikebana Member

    Happy B-Day J. You know who you are!:D