History November 12th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0295 - Origin of Era of Ascension

    0954 - Lotharius becomes king of France

    1823 - Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens

    1859 - Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name

    1900 - World's Fair in Paris opens (50 million visitors)

    1910 - 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

    1912 - Robert Scott's diary and dead body found in Antarctica

    1915 - Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

    1918 - Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic

    1920 - Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

    1923 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8

    1927 - 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens

    1933 - 1st known photo of Loch Ness monster is taken

    1936 - Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill

    1945 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)

    1954 - Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed

    1964 - Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg

    1965 - Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines

    1970 - Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell

    1980 - US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

    1981 - 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)

    1981 - 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)

    1984 - Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage

    1985 - STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad

    1995 - STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1945 Neil Young (singer) born

    1966 David Schwimmer (actor) born