History October 17th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0532 - Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    1404 - Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII

    1740 - Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia

    1831 - Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres

    1855 - Bessemer steelmaking process patented

    1860 - 1st pro golf tournament held (Scotland) (Willie Park wins)

    1918 - Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic

    1931 - Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

    1933 - Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from #@!&% Germany

    1969 - Soyuz 7 returns to Earth

    1975 - 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss

    1979 - Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    1983 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu

    1983 - STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem

    1984 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

    1985 - French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1563 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer

    1696 - August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen

    1806 - Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist

    1909 - Crozy [William] Cole, jazz drummer

    1912 - John Paul I, [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978)

    1914 - Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)

    1915 - Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible)

    1938 - Robert "Evel" Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon)

    1968 - Ziggy Marley, reggae performer