History October 12th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    I know that this is a bit early, but I will do the next week today as I will be very busy and may not have the time to post this everyday. But, I do not want to keep you guys waiting.. ;)

    0638 - Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected

    0642 - John IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    1492 - Columbus arrives in Bahamas [real Columbus Day]

    1609 - Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice," published in London

    1711 - Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor

    1775 - US Navy forms

    1792 - Columbus Day is 1st celebrated

    1823 - Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)

    12/10/1833 - Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires

    1891 - Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated

    1892 - Pledge of Allegiance 1st recited in US public schools

    1915 - Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves, with dual nationalities

    1918 - 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)

    1925 - German-Russian trade agreement signed

    1933 - Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

    1953 - US and Greece signs peace treaty (US bases)

    1957 - Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

    1962 - US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology

    1964 - Launch of Voskhod 1, 1st 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)

    1969 - 1st time 5 people in space

    1969 - Soyuz 7 is launched

    1972 - Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole

    1975 - NASA launches space vehicle S-195

    1976 - 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight

    1977 - 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise

    1985 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission

    1985 - Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize

    12/10/1994 - Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    12/10/1350 - Dimitri "Donskoi" Ivanovitch, great monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal

    12/10/1537 - Edward VI, Tudor, King of England (1547-53)

    1798 - A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal

    1798 - Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49)

    1840 - Helena Modjeska, Poland, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)

    1860 - Elmer A Sperry, inventor (gyrocompass)

    1875 - Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist

    1891 - Edith Stein, German philosopher

    1927 - Antonia Rey, Havana Cuba, actress (True Colors, Wise Guys)

    1929 - Robert Coles, Milton Mass, author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973)

    1932 - Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)

    12/10/1970 - Karen Courtland, Orange NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)

    12/10/1970 - Kirk Cameron, Panorama City Calif, actor (Mike-Growing Pains)