History February 27th

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0837 - 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
    1526 - Saxony and Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)
    1594 - Henri IV crowned king of France
    1670 - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
    1678 - Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower
    1696 - English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Assn
    1700 - Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
    1801 - Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
    1803 - Great fire in Bombay, India
    1813 - 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
    1813 - Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
    1827 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
    1844 - Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
    1861 - Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland
    1861 - US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing
    1861 - Warsaw Massacre: Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russia
    1869 - John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress
    1871 - Meeting of Alabama claims commission
    1872 - Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U
    1873 - Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor
    1877 - US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election
    1879 - Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener)
    1883 - Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine
    1890 - D Needham and P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw **All I can say is DAMN!**
    1900 - British Labour Party forms
    1908 - Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)
    1908 - Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma
    1919 - American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
    1922 - Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
    1925 - Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
    1933 - German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire - Nazis set fire to German parliament, blame it on Communists
    1938 - Britain and France recognize Franco govt in Spain
    1939 - Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes
    1942 - 1st transport of French Jews to #@!&%-Germany
    1942 - Battle of Java Sea began 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese
    1942 - J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun
    1947 - Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
    1949 - Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president
    1950 - General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
    1951 - 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
    1956 - Female suffrage in Egypt
    1957 - Mao's speech "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People"
    1957 - Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
    1962 - South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st US killed
    1967 - Antigua and St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
    1967 - Dominica gains independence from England
    1967 - Rio de la Plata Treaty
    1969 - Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via milt coup
    1969 - President Nixon visits West-Berlin
    1972 - Pres Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
    1973 - American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
    1973 - Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
    1974 - "People" magazine begins sales
    1976 - Final meeting between Mao tse Tung and Richard Nixon
    1980 - Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
    1980 - Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
    1980 - Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
    1981 - Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
    1985 - Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
    1989 - German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland
    1990 - Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
    1991 - Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated and Kuwait is liberated
    1991 - US led allied 6 week war with Iraq ends
    1994 - Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
    1995 - Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
    1998 - Apple discontinues developing Newton computer
    1998 - FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
    1998 - Britain's House of Lords agree's to end 1,000 years of male preference by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
    2003 - Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74
    2003 - Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison
     
  2. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    what year is halley's comet suppossed to come back again i want to see it
     
  3. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member