History March 1st

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  1. xpert11

    xpert11 New Member

    1950: Communist spy jailed for 14 years
    A top nuclear scientist has been jailed for fourteen years at the Old Bailey for spying for the Soviet Union.

    Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs, 38, a civil servant from Harwell in Berkshire, pleaded guilty to four offences under the Official Secrets Act.

    German-born Fuchs, who fled his home country to escape #@!&% persecution in 1933, had come to be regarded as one of Britain's top atomic scientists.

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    No doubt the Soviets were able catch in the nuclear race because of people like Klaus any thoughts?
     
  2. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0293 - Roman emperor Maximianus introduces tetrarchy
    0492 - St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
    0492 - St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    0705 - John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    0743 - Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
    1420 - Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten
    1562 - Blood bath at Vassy: Gen de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
    1591 - Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV
    1642 - Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
    1692 - Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem, MA)
    1780 - Penn becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
    1781 - Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
    1790 - 1st US census authorized
    1792 - US Presidential Succession Act passed
    1796 - 1st National Meeting in the Hague
    1803 - Ohio becomes 17th state
    1809 - Embargo Act of 1807 repealed and Non-Intercourse Act signed
    1811 - Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
    1811 - French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
    1845 - President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
    1847 - Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
    1854 - SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor and is never seen again
    1859 - Present seal of SF adopted (its 2nd)
    1864 - Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
    1864 - Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
    1866 - Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
    1867 - Howard University, Washington DC, chartered
    1867 - Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
    1869 - Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
    1872 - Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
    1875 - Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
    1879 - Library of Hawaii founded
    1880 - Pennsylvania is 1st American state to abolish slavery
    1890 - 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
    1893 - Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
    1896 - Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians
    1909 - 1st US university school of nursing established, Univ of Minn
    1910 - 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range. 118 die. Worst snow slide in US history
    1912 - Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane
    1912 - Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, NYC
    1913 - 1st state law requiring bonding of officers and state employees, ND
    1913 - Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
    1916 - Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
    1917 - 1st federal land bank chartered
    1919 - Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin
    1920 - Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
    1921 - Rwanda ceded to England
    1924 - Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
    1932 - Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12
    1937 - 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct)
    1937 - US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
    1941 - "Captain America" appears in a comic book
    1941 - 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn
    1941 - German troops invade Bulgaria
    1941 - Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
    1942 - 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
    1942 - Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews
    1942 - Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
    1943 - Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
    1944 - Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns
    1945 - Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
    1945 - FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
    1946 - British Govt takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years
    1946 - Panama accepts its new constitution
    1947 - International Monetary Fund begins operation
    1950 - Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
    1950 - USSR issues golden rubles
    1954 - 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US house of reps injuring 5 reps
    1954 - US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll
    1955 - Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
    1961 - President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
    1962 - American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
    1962 - K-Mart opens
    1962 - Uganda became a self-governing country
    1966 - Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
    1966 - Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
    1967 - Dominica and St Lucia gain independence from Britain
    1968 - Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
    1970 - End of US coml whale hunting
    1970 - White govt of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
    1971 - Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC
    1974 - Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
    1977 - US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
    1978 - Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery
    1980 - Snow falls in Florida
    1982 - Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
    1983 - Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people
    1984 - Landsat 5 and ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
    1985 - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
    1988 - Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
    1988 - Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
    1989 - Comet du Toit at perihelion
    1991 - US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
    1993 - Authorities in Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
    1994 - Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
    1995 - Belgium ends military conscript
    1995 - Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns
    1996 - Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
    1996 - New toll-free 888 area code introduced
    1996 - Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington and Shap England