History November 19th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0461 - St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1620 - Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast

    1794 - Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain

    1837 - Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens

    1850 - Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate

    1861 - Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper

    1863 - Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "4 score and 7 years..."

    1893 - 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)

    1894 - 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 and 5 Ap)

    1895 - Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil

    1906 - London selected to host 1908 Olympics

    1911 - NY receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

    1928 - 1st issue of Time magazine, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on cover

    1947 - 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar

    1957 - Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia

    1969 - Apollo 12's Conrad and Bean become 3rd and 4th humans on Moon

    1970 - Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark

    1996 - Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space

    1997 - STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1831 James Garfield (20th US President) is born

    1917 Indira Gandhi (Indian Prime Minister) is born

    1942 Calvin Klein (fashion designer) is born

    1961 Meg Ryan (actress) is born

    1962 Jodie Foster (actress) is born