History February 1st

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0772 - Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1720 - Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty

    1788 - 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs and Longstreet

    1793 - Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk and linen

    1809 - Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system

    1893 - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)

    1898 - 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co

    1918 - Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)

    1920 - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)

    1920 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police

    1949 - 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]

    1951 - 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated

    1954 - 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres

    1958 - 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched

    1993 - Soyuz TM-16 lands

    1994 - Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean