History October 13th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1307 - The Origin of Friday the 13th... the Pope of the church in Rome in conjunction with the King of France, carried out a secret death warrant Against "the Knights Templar".

    1501 - Maximilian of Austria and Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente

    1534 - Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III

    1792 - Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)

    1812 - Battle of Queenstown Heights, Brit beats US attempt to invade Canada

    1884 - Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude

    1923 - Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital

    1953 - Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

    1964 - Voskhod 1 crew returns

    1969 - 1st time 7 people in space

    1969 - Soyuz 8 is launched

    1987 - 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)

    1987 - Costa Rican Pres Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize

    1988 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz

    1988 - Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

    1993 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis and Michael Smith

    1993 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse and Joseph Taylor

    1994 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo O‰

    1995 - Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1474 - Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter

    1537 - Jane Grey, Queen of England for 9 days

    1563 - Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)

    1815 - Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist

    1821 - Rudolf Virchow, German politician/antropologist (cell pathology)

    1910 - Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer

    1942 - Jerry Jones, owner/GM (Dallas Cowboys)

    1946 - Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford and Son, Baby I'm Back)

    1947 - Sammy Hagar, Monterey CA, rock vocalist (Van Halen-Jump)

    1952 - Michael "Rich"ard Clifford, Cal, Astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76)

    1965 - Rob Schneider, actor (Saturday Night Live, Men Behaving Badly)

    2324 - Beverly Crusher, fictional doctor on Star Trek Next Generation