History November 23rd

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1700 - Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI

    1783 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

    1835 - Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)

    1863 - Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

    1892 - P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games

    1897 - Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

    1899 - 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)

    1904 - 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis

    1909 - Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes

    1921 - Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes

    1960 - Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched

    1963 - "Doctor Who," the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England

    1963 - Horatio Alger Society founded

    1977 - European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

    1979 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

    1983 - Soyuz T-9 lands
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1804 Franklin Pierce (14th US President) is born

    1859 Billy the Kid (gunslinger) is born

    1887 Boris Karloff (actor) is born

    1888 Harpo Marx (comedian) is born