History February 18th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1129 - Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II
    1503 - Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
    1536 - France and Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel
    1574 - Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
    1634 - Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution
    1688 - Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa
    1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Inverness Scotland
    1787 - Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
    1804 - 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
    1828 - More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
    1834 - 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man," published, NYC
    1849 - 1st regular steamboat service to California starts (or 02/28)
    1856 - American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy
    1857 - Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo
    1861 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Ala
    1861 - King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st king of Italy
    1865 - Evacuation of Charleston, SC; Sherman's troops burn city
    1876 - Direct telegraph link established between Britain and NZ
    1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published
    1891 - Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
    1896 - Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for 1st time in 50 yrs
    1908 - 1st US postage stamps in rolls issued
    1915 - Germany begins a blockade of England
    1927 - US and Canada begin diplomatic relations
    1930 - Cow flown and milked, milk sealed in paper containers and parachuted
    **** 18/02/1930 - US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto *** (this one is now in hot debate!!!)
    1932 - Japan declares Manchuria Independent
    1943 - Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
    1951 - Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy
    1951 - Netherlands Radio School forms
    1953 - "Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
    1955 - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey and Iraq a defense alliance
    1962 - France and Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
    1965 - Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day)
    1968 - 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
    1968 - British adopts year-round daylight savings time
    1969 - PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
    1970 - US president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"
    1972 - Calif Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
    1973 - 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
    1974 - NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
    1975 - Italy broadens abortion law
    1977 - Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight
    1978 - 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii
    1979 - NASA launches space vehicle S-202
    *** RARE *** 1979 - Snow falls in Sahara Desert
    1984 - Revised concordat between Italy and Vatican signed
    1993 - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY