History January 8th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. JcMinJapan

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    1760 - Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth

    1798 - US 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed

    1800 - Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France

    08/01/1806 - Lewis and Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon

    1833 - Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established

    1838 - 1st telegraph message sent using dots and dashes (NJ)

    1889 - 1st Computer patented; Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine

    1904 - Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen

    1935 - Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy

    1951 - Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda

    1952 - Jordan adopts constitution

    1954 - Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio and records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"

    1959 - Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic

    1961 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters

    1971 - Voyageurs National Park, Minn established

    1973 - Secret peace talks between US and North Vietnam resumed near Paris

    1973 - USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing

    1974 - Loch Ness Monster photographed

    1993 - Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point