History November 11th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1158 - Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy

    1208 - Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king

    1503 - Pope Julius II elected

    1811 - Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain

    1851 - Alvan Clark patents telescope

    1918 - Poland declares independence

    1921 - Pres Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Arlington Cemetary)

    1923 - Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph

    1937 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson and GP Thomson

    1940 - Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")

    1966 - Gemini 12 (Lovell and Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight

    1975 - Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)

    1980 - Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37

    1982 - 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight

    1988 - Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science

    1994 - Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

    1994 - Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
     
  2. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    one day i'm going to buy that book from bill gates i want it badly, also the royal family have a few davinci notebooks, want them as well
     
  3. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    speaking of which, who wants to pitch into my davinci codex fund?
     
  4. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1962 Demi Moore (actress) born

    1974 Leonardo DiCaprio (actor) born