History January 13th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0888 - Duke Odo becomes king of West-France

    1559 - Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey

    1610 - Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter

    1785 - John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times

    1794 - Congress changes US flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes

    1854 - Anthony Foss patents accordion

    1863 - Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC

    1863 - Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet

    1888 - National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)

    1893 - British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)

    1906 - 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile

    1908 - French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip

    1930 - "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears

    1942 - Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

    1953 - Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia

    1957 - Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee

    1958 - 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban

    1969 - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album

    1979 - YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song (Wow, I did not know this one!)

    1980 - Togo's constitution becomes effective

    1981 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and Howard Nemerov

    1993 - STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  2. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Wow, the London Times is 221 yrs old?!

    Has to be one of the longest running newspapers in the world.

    And Mickey Mouse comic is 76 yrs old today. Is this the birth of Mickey Mouse??
  3. Alcor

    Alcor Premium Member

    Oh man... Yellow Submarine...

  4. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Well if Mickey Mouse is that old, Minnie Mouse look really good for her age. Oh the impure :0 thoughts that roam within. HA HA :love: :bouncy:

    Just Joking, gotta bring some laughter in here:pbjtime: