History January 15th

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  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0708 - Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)

    1535 - Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church

    1552 - France signs secret treaty with German Protestants

    1785 - Mozarts string quartet opus 10 premieres

    1797 - 1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)

    1831 - 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run

    1831 - 1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr and Mrs Pierson, Charleston, SC

    1833 - HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego

    1844 - U of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana

    1861 - Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis

    1863 - 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal

    1870 - Donkey 1st used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly

    1895 - Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

    1907 - 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest

    1907 - Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them

    1969 - Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union

    1975 - Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)

    1977 - Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"

    1985 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery and Fred Chapell