History October 18th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0707 - John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    1622 - French King Louis XIII and Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier

    1648 - 1st US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers)

    1672 - Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz

    1776 - In a NY bar decorated with bird tail, customer orders "#@!&% tail"

    1867 - US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)

    1878 - Edison makes electricity available for household usage

    1890 - John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds

    1892 - 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)

    1912 - Beginning of 1st Balkan War

    1912 - Italo-Turkish war ends

    1918 - Czechoslovakia declares Independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire

    1922 - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) forms

    1941 - Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo

    1945 - #@!&% war crime trial opens in Nuremberg

    1962 - US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon

    1962 - Dr Watson (US) and Drs Crick and Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

    1967 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe

    1967 - Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus

    1967 - Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released

    1968 - Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas

    1969 - Soyuz 8 returns to Earth

    1973 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief

    1976 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr

    1989 - US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit

    1993 - STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1239 - Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72)

    1405 - Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian pope (1458-64) (Cynthia)

    1804 - Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)

    1831 - Frederik III NK of Hohenzollern, German Kaiser/king of Prussia

    1854 - Solomon A Andree, Swedish engineer/balloonist/Artic explorer

    1859 - Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)

    1918 - Konstantinos Mitsottakis, premier of Greece (1990- )

    1922 - Little Orphan Annie, comic strip character

    1926 - George C Scott, Wise Va, actor (Patton, Bible, Taps, Hardcore)

    1928 - Keith Jackson, Carrolton Ga, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football)

    1949 - Gary Richrath, Peoria IL, rock guitarist (REO Speedwagon)

    1951 - Pam Dawber, Detroit, actress (Mindy-Mork and Mindy, My Sister Sam)

    1952 - Ketih Knudsen, Ames IA, rocker (Doobie Brothers)

    1961 - Erin Moran, Burbank Calif, actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi)

    1961 - Wynton Marsalis, New Orleans La, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983)