History October 15th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1520 - King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

    1581 - Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris

    1582 - Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days

    1724 - Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church

    1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St Helena

    1846 - Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether

    1860 - 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard

    1878 - Edison Electric Light Company incorporated

    1937 - Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have and Have Not" published

    1939 - Yeshiva of Mir closes after 124 years

    1941 - Japan Tojo regime forms

    1959 - "Untouchables" premieres

    1974 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)

    1977 - Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 and stays #1 for 10 weeks

    1980 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein

    1985 - Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

    1990 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

    1993 - Amstel brewery on Cura‡ao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle

    1993 - Nelson Mandela and S Afr Pres F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    1997 - US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1542 - Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)

    1550 - Henry, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg/brother of William of Orange

    1785 - Jos‚ Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14)

    1795 - Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61)

    1829 - Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos and Deimos)

    1844 - Friedrich Nietzsche, Germany, philosopher/anti-semite (šbermensch)

    1865 - Walther Amelung, German archaeologist

    1893 - Charles II, King of Romania (1930-40)

    1895 - Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil)

    1917 - Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)

    1948 - Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian cosmonaut

    1966 - Jeffrey Jacquet, Bay City Texas, actor (Mork and Mindy, Whiz Kids)

    Mork and Mindy... Wow, there is a show I have not heard of for a while. :D