History November 18th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1307 - William Tell shoots apple off his son's head

    1738 - France and Austria sign peace

    1820 - Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

    1833 - Netherlands and Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven

    1835 - -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti

    1852 - State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)

    1865 - Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

    1889 - Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii

    1894 - 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)

    1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway

    1918 - Latvia declares independence from Russia

    1928 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in NY in "Steamboat Willie"

    1929 - Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"

    1956 - Morocco gains independence

    1961 - US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed

    1963 - Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone

    1963 - King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco)

    1970 - Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1836 Sir William Gilbert (composer) is born

    1901 George Gallup (pollster) is born

    1923 Alan Shepard, Jr. (astronaut) is born

    1942 Linda Evans (actress) is born