History Feburary 5th

Discussion in 'History' started by kiwirobin, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. kiwirobin

    kiwirobin Premium Member

    On this day...

    1999 My daughter Josephine Avalon is born

    and also...
    0816 Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity
    1428 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
    1488 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
    1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
    1556 Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
    1572 Beggars assault Oisterwijk Netherlands, drive nuns out
    1576 Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
    1679 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
    1777 Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
    1778 Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
    1782 Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from the English
    1783 Sweden recognizes US independence
    1783 Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
    1795 Zealand Netherlands surrenders to French General Michaud
    1816 Rossini's Opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
    1817 1st US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
    1825 Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
    1831 Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
    1846 "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
    1850 Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz NY
    1855 British government of Palmerston forms
    1861 Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia PA
    1861 Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress
    1861 1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati
    1864 Federals occupy Jackson MS
    1865 Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
    1870 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
    1879 Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow
    1881 Phoenix AZ incorporates
    1885 News of fall of Khartoum reaches London
    1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy
    1887 Snow falls on San Francisco
    1893 Alfred Naess skates world record 500 meter (49.4 seconds)
    1894 Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
    1897 Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel
    1900 British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
    1901 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
    1901 Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
    1904 American occupation of Cuba ends
    1907 Arnold Schönberg's 1st string quartet premieres in Vienna
    1911 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
    1916 Enrico Caruso recorded "O Sole Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company
    1917 Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration
    1917 Present Mexican constitution adopted
    1917 Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St NYC (demolished 1982)
    1918 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
    1918 Separation of church & state begins in USSR
    1919 NL president John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
    1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium
    1922 Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
    1923 General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
    1923 Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
    1927 Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed
    1929 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco
    1930 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
    1931 Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
    1933 Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary
    1936 National Wildlife Federation forms
    1937 FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
    1937 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times", is released
    1938 Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500 meter (41.8 seconds)
    1940 Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"
    1940 General Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander
    1941 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
    1942 "Woman of the Year", starring Hepburn & Tracy, opens at Radio City
    1942 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett & Gene Moore
    1943 Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
    1943 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots #@!&% General Seyffardt
    1944 358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin
    1945 Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69.6 kph (440 yards/20.8 seconds)
    1945 British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Krim
    1945 US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
    1947 Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland
    1948 "The Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
    1948 Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympics champion
    1948 Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympics slalom champion
    1949 Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chicago
    1953 "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC
    1953 5th Emmy Awards I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes win
    1954 WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
    1956 7th Winter Olympics games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
    1956 Louise Suggs win LPGA Havana Golf Open
    1956 New York Mayor Robert Wagner & Brooklyn Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30 million Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build
    1957 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Piano Concert
    1958 Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)
    1958 Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st President of United Arab Republic
    1958 Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
    1958 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, West Indies vs Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
    1959 "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances
    1959 Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
    1962 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
    1962 Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools is filed
    1962 Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16º
    1963 Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
    1963 Soviet lunar probe failure
    1965 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
    1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
    1967 "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
    1967 Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua
    1967 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
    1968 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth TX (IND) begins broadcasting
    1968 Skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m
    1969 US population reaches 200 million
    1969 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vice president, general manager & head coach of Redskins
    1969 "Turn-On", debuts & is cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
    1970 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
    1970 Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa vs Australia, Durban
    1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
    1971 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro; Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
    1972 US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage
    1972 "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
    1972 Bob Douglas is 1st black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
    1973 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
    1973 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
    1973 Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuts
    1974 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
    1974 US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
    1974 British mine strike
    1974 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
    1976 Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies
    1976 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath
    1977 Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
    1977 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
    1977 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
    1977 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
    1977 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
    1977 "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
    1977 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
    1977 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
    1977 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
    1978 Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded
    1979 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time
    1979 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
    1980 32nd NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit
    1980 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
    1981 Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
    1981 "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances
    1981 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
    1982 DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
    1982 Laker Airways collapse owing £270 million ($351 million)
    1982 Suriname President Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Netherlands
    1983 Former #@!&% Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
    1984 New Zealand beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days
    1984 Patty Sheehan win LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
    1986 Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"
    1987 Dow Jones average closes above 2,200 for 1st time
    1987 Soyuz TM-2 launches
    1988 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 years-Andre beats Hulk Hogan
    1988 Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US grand jury for drugs
    1988 Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
    1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
    1990 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
    1991 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
    1991 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
    1991 Big East Football conference forms
    1991 Howard Stern kisses New York Giant Leonard Marshall's #@!&% over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl
    1991 Joni Mitchel inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame
    1991 Los Angeles King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHLer to score 1000 points
    1992 Jury selection begins in the Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King case
    1992 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
    1992 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win vs India
    1993 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160
    1993 R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
    1994 "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego" debuts on Fox TV
    1994 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson MS, 30 years after the crime
    1995 Japan's Shinshinto Party win local elections
    1995 NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 41-13
    1995 Sandra Völker swims female European record 50 meter backstroke 27.77
    1997 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
    1997 Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
    1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
    1998 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record
    1998 Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding talk on FOX (Taped Dec 22nd)
  2. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    Happy Birthday Josephine


    Laker Airways collapse owing £270 million ($351 million)... there is a very interesting story behind the collapse of this airline....worth a read...I just finished Richard Branson's (of Virgin) autobiography which covers part of the story...
  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Kiwi where did you get all that? I would like to know so i can surf dates I think that is cool you have all that for her to know what happened on those days of her birth. Happy Birthday Josephine.