History November 4th

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  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1520 - Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden

    1619 - Frederik V crowned king of Bohemia

    1631 - Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of S Netherlands

    1841 - 1st wagon train arrives in California

    1846 - Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg

    1856 - James Buchanan elected US president

    1861 - University of Washington founded in Seattle

    1862 - Richard Gatling patents Gatling gun

    1866 - Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia

    1873 - Dentist John Beers of SF patents gold crown

    1875 - Tonga adopts constitution

    1879 - Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus

    1879 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

    1922 - Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt

    1924 - US president Calvin Coolidge re-elected

    1928 - Jos‚ Moncada elected president of Nicaragua

    1939 - 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill

    1948 - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

    1952 - Eisenhower (R) elected 34th pres beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

    1957 - 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched

    1958 - Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII

    1970 - Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

    1972 - Bangladesh adopts constitution

    1980 - Ronald Reagan (R) defeats Pres Jimmy Carter (D)

    1981 - Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining

    1994 - Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan