History February 2nd

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0962 - Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor

    1032 - Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy

    1119 - Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II

    1536 - Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires

    1653 - New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC)

    1709 - British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"

    1795 - Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres

    1892 - Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)

    1892 - Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe and Frank Crosby

    1893 - 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ

    1924 - International Ski Federation (FIS) forms

    1931 - 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)

    1932 - Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)

    1995 - US space shuttle Discovery launched