History January 9th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1317 - Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France

    1493 - 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

    1522 - Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)

    1558 - Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland

    1793 - Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America

    1799 - Income Tax introduced in UK

    1834 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia

    1839 - Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

    1839 - Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)

    1951 - Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres

    1968 - Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon

    1969 - 1st trial flight of Concorde

    1969 - Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight (Bristol England)

    1970 - Constitution of Singapore enacted

    1973 - Luna 21 launched, to Moon

    1998 - Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hrs 8 mins