History January 18th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. JcMinJapan

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    0336 - St Mark elected Catholic Pope

    1307 - German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia

    1535 - Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru

    1701 - Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia

    1777 - San Jose California, founded

    1778 - Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

    1896 - 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)

    1912 - English explorer Robert F Scott and his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before

    1951 - 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands

    1960 - US and Japan sign joint defense treaty

    1964 - Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)

    1967 - Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison

    1985 - US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise

    1986 - 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth

    1989 - Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)