History October 14th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0530 - [Discorus] ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    1322 - Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence

    1492 - Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Mar¡a of Concepci¢n

    1834 - US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter

    1834 - George Eastman patented paper-strip photographic film

    1867 - 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan

    1922 - 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue NYC

    1922 - 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC

    1926 - Alan Alexander Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" released

    1968 - 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)

    1976 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

    1976 - Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking

    1978 - 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"

    1986 - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

    1986 - IOC decides to stagger Winter and Summer Olympic schedule

    1994 - Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres

    1994 - Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1542 - Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)

    1633 - James II Stuart, king of England/Scotland (James VII) (1685-88)

    1687 - Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician

    1784 - Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain

    1801 - Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)

    1882 - Eamon DeValera, NY, Pres of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59)

    1925 - Louis Cohen, physicist

    1953 - Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut

    1958 - Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)

    1959 - A J Pero, Staten Is, drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)