History January 2nd

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0533 - John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1788 - Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution

    1811 - US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the US)

    1839 - 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)

    1905 - Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine

    1919 - Lithuania gains independence

    1936 - 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo

    1959 - USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit

    1960 - John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years

    1995 - Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)