History February 20th

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1547 - King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
    1673 - 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
    1725 - 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for 100/scalp bounty
    1732 - Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
    1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland
    1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
    1768 - 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
    1792 - US postal service created; postage 6-12 pence, depending on distance
    1809 - Supreme Court rules federal govt power greater than any state
    1811 - Austria declares bankruptcy
    1823 - English Capt James Weddell reaches 74ø 15' S, 1520 km from S pole
    1831 - Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow
    1832 - Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean
    1835 - Concepci¢n, Chile destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die
    1839 - Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia
    1856 - John Rutledge, Liverpool-NY steamer, hits iceberg; many die
    1861 - Dept of Navy of Confederacy forms
    1861 - Steeple of Chichester Cathedral blown down during a storm
    1865 - M I T forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
    1869 - Tenn Gov W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis
    1872 - Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
    1872 - Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
    1872 - Metropolitan Museum of Art opens (NYC)
    1872 - Silas Noble and JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
    1873 - U of Calif gets its 1st Med School (UC/SF)
    1877 - 1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
    1877 - International Association (minor baseball league) organizes
    1887 - 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
    1887 - Germany, Austria-Hungary and France end Triple Alliance
    1890 - Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
    1895 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo
    1899 - Ill Tel and Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system
    1901 - 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
    1915 - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
    1917 - Ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die
    1921 - Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
    1922 - Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
    1929 - American Samoa organizes as territory of US
    1931 - Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
    1932 - Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
    1935 - Karoline Mikkelson is 1st woman on Antarctica
    1937 - 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca
    1941 - 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
    1941 - Nazis order Polish Jews barred from using public transportation
    1941 - Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
    1942 - Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers
    1943 - Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
    1943 - New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn patch (M‚xico)
    1944 - Batman and Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
    1947 - Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA
    1948 - Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
    1952 - 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
    1954 - General Zahedi wins election in Persia
    1962 - John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
    1965 - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
    1968 - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A and M
    1971 - Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself president of Uganda
    1971 - Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio and TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
    1975 - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conserv Party
    1978 - 4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett and Bob Hope
    1978 - Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
    1983 - Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
    1986 - Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY
    1987 - Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City
    1988 - 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    1992 - Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
    1992 - Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
    1994 - 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
    1994 - Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
    1998 - UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
    1998 - US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
     
  2. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Hey JC figure I would lend a hand when I am on. Keep it going....