History November 13th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1511 - England signs on to the Saint League

    1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death and taxes"

    1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides"

    1839 - 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY

    1849 - Peter Burnett elected 1st governor of California

    1851 - Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked

    1895 - 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii

    1913 - 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob

    1940 - Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released

    1946 - 1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA

    1952 - False fingernails 1st sold

    1955 - Argentine gen Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president

    1971 - Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)

    1978 - NASA launches HEAO

    1980 - US spacecraft Voyager I sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn

    1984 - David Levy finds his 1st comet

    1986 - NASA launches space vehicle S-199

    1986 - US president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    354 Saint Augustine (writer, theologian, Catholic Saint) born

    1850 Robert Louis Stevenson (author) born