History October 16th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1867 - Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line

    1923 - Disney Co founded

    1923 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)

    1956 - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres

    1969 - Soyuz 6 returns to Earth

    1970 - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

    1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up

    1976 - Soyuz 23 returns to Earth

    1978 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

    1982 - Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return

    1984 - Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl

    1984 - Desmond Tutu, Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

    1985 - Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission

    1985 - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

    1985 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman and Jerome Karle

    1986 - US govt closes down due to budget problems

    1993 - General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1708 - Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)

    1792 - Francisco Moraz n, (L) president of Central America (1830-40)

    1854 - Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray)

    1863 - Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary (Nobel 1925)

    1886 - David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st PM of Israel (1948-53, 55)

    1953 - Martha Smith, Cleve Ohio, actress (Animal House)/playmate (July 1973)

    1956 - James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, Astronaut (STS 51, 69)

    1958 - Tim Robbins, West Covina CA, actor (Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption)

    1959 - Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

    1962 - Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

    1980 - Jeremy Jackson, Newport Beach Calif, actor (Shout, Baywatch)
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1928 - Marvin Pipkin received a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.
     
  4. Spanner

    Spanner New Member