History November 15th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1316 - Jan I becomes king of France, dies 4 days later

    1492 - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

    1527 - Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)

    1660 - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)

    1763 - Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland

    1777 - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress

    1806 - 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Govt, publishes 1st issue

    1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)

    1827 - Creek-indians lose all their property in US

    1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti

    1837 - Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system

    1904 - King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade

    1920 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva

    1932 - Walt Disney Art School created

    1934 - Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)

    1935 - Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated

    1972 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays

    1988 - Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)

    1990 - US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

    1995 - Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

    1999 - transit of Mercury visible in North America
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1929 Ed Asner (actor) born

    1932 Petula Clark (singer) born