History January 24th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. JcMinJapan

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    0817 - St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV

    1118 - Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II

    1458 - Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary

    1616 - Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver

    1722 - Czar Peter the Great begins civil system

    1839 - Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society

    1899 - Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan

    1901 - 1st games played in baseball's American League

    1902 - Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA

    1908 - Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts

    1922 - Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)

    1924 - Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad

    1925 - Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Is

    1935 - 1st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co

    1958 - After warming to 100,000,000ΓΈ, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion

    1964 - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect and states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes

    1975 - Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England

    1984 - Apple Computer Inc unveila its Macintosh personal computer

    1985 - 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched

    1986 - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons

    1990 - Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon

    1993 - Soyuz TM-16 launches