History October 11th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1492 - Columbus' ships sites land on the horizon (Bahamas)

    1521 - Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"

    1689 - Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia

    1737 - Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys « of Calcutta India

    1811 - The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation

    1868 - Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

    1871 - Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed

    1881 - David Houston patents roll film for cameras

    1887 - A Miles patents elevator

    1890 - Daughters of American Revolution forms

    1919 - 1st transcontinental air race ends

    1922 - Turkey and Greece sign cease fire

    1936 - "Professor Quiz," 1st radio quiz show premieres

    1939 - Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

    1945 - JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere)

    1958 - 2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back

    1968 - Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours

    1969 - Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next 2 days

    1972 - Panama adopts constitution

    1977 - Soyuz 25 returns to Earth

    1979 - Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan

    1980 - Cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days

    1981 - Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum

    1984 - 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)

    1984 - NASA launches space vehicle S-208

    1985 - Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

    1994 - Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1671 - Frederik IV, king of Denmark/Norway (1699-1730)

    1758 - Wilhelm Olbers, discovered asteroids (Pallas and Vesta)

    1806 - Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58)

    1821 - George Williams, England, founder YMCA

    1885 - Alfred Haar, Hungary, mathematician

    1935 - Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, Fren Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion)

    1937 - Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, cosmonaut

    1937 - Ron Leibman, NYC, actor (Norma Rae, Where's Poppa?, Beauty and Beast)

    1948 - Daryl Hall, [Hohl], Penn, rocker/songwriter (Hall and Oates-Sara Smile)

    1957 - Jon Moss, rock drummer (Culture Club)

    1962 - Joan Cusack, Evanston Illinois, actress (SNL, Addams Family Values)

    1962 - Leslie Landon, LA Calif, actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie)

    1972 - Kyoko Ina, Tokyo Japan, figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ)
     
  3. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    Which one was George Williams ?

    The Indian, the biker, or the builder ?? ha ha ha
     
  4. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    what is this all about?
     
  5. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    2004 - Christopher "Superman" Reeves dies, Or did he die yesterday?

    Prince is a muscian JS
     
  6. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    oh Prince, i thought like prince charles or something played with the band. i am dumb