History November 20th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1272 - Edward I proclaimed King of England

    1521 - Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine

    1719 - Sweden and Hannover sign peace Treaty of Stockholm

    1789 - New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

    1833 - Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay

    1866 - Howard University founded (Wash, DC)

    1866 - Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle

    1873 - Rival cities of Buda and Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

    1888 - William Bundy patents timecard clock

    1914 - US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

    1917 - Ukrainian Republic declared

    1920 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

    1923 - Garrett Morgan invents and patents traffic signal

    1969 - Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans

    1980 - Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight

    1981 - Burundia adopts its constitution

    1984 - McDonald's made its 50 billionth hamburger

    1990 - US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

    1994 - Kosmos 2294/2295/2296 launches

    1995 - STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1956 Bo Derek (actress) is born