History February 28th (leap Yr In 3 Yrs)

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

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Not to sound concieted, but Happy Birthday to me, Dang I am getting old.

    0870 - 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
    1066 - Westminster Abbey opens
    1610 - Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
    1646 - Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
    1692 - Salem witch hunt begins
    1704 - Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC
    1704 - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
    1708 - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
    1730 - Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
    1749 - 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published
    1759 - Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
    1778 - Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
    1784 - John Wesley charters Methodist Church
    1810 - 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia
    1826 - M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
    1827 - 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore and Ohio (BandO) chartered
    1844 - 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
    1847 - US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
    1849 - 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast
    1854 - Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
    1859 - Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery
    1861 - Territories of Nevada and Colorado created
    1871 - 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
    1878 - US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate
    1879 - "Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
    1882 - 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
    1893 - Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
    1908 - Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
    1917 - AP reports Mexico and Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
    1917 - Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
    1922 - Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
    1924 - US begins intervention in Honduras
    1925 - Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
    1933 - 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
    1933 - German Pres Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
    1933 - Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)
    1935 - Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
    1935 - Nylon discovered by Dr Wallace H Carothers
    1939 - Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
    1940 - 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
    1940 - US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
    1941 - 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
    1941 - British-Italian dogfight above Albania
    1942 - 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
    1943 - 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
    1951 - Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
    1953 - Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev and Malenkov
    1956 - 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
    1956 - Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
    1959 - Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
    1961 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
    1970 - Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
    1972 - Last broadcast of "M*A*S*H" on NBC-TV
    1972 - Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
    28/02/1973 - I WAS BORN, Is that a good or bad thing? lol
    1974 - Ethiopian govt of Makonnen forms
    1974 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
    1974 - Taiwan police shoots into crowd
    1974 - US and Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
    1975 - 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
    1975 - EG signs accord of Lom‚ with 46 developing countries
    1976 - Ceuta and Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
    1976 - Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
    1977 - 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, LA Calif)
    1981 - China PR throws out Neth ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
    1982 - AT and T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
    1982 - FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
    1983 - Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch
    1986 - European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade
    1990 - Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
    1990 - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
    1991 - US and allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire
    1993 - Gun battle erupts at Waco Texas between FBI and Branch Davidians
    1994 - 100 agents raid Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas
    1994 - Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
    1995 - Denver International Airport opens
    1997 - Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
    1997 - FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
    1997 - Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US