History October 19th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0615 - St Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1453 - 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war

    1466 - 2nd Peace of Thorn

    1722 - French C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher

    1818 - US and Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty

    1859 - Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope

    1872 - World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales

    1879 - Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

    1953 - 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service

    1960 - US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba

    1967 - Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus

    1977 - Supersonic Concorde jet's 1st landing in NYC

    1983 - Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1581 - Dimitri Ivanovitch, Russian son of Ivan IV "the Terrible"

    1859 - Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)

    1862 - Auguste LumiŠre, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving LumiŠre Factory)

    1930 - Tom ap Rees, botanist

    1932 - Robert Reed, Highland Park Ill, actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse)

    1934 - Jakubu Gowon, army staff chief/president of Nigeria (1966-75)

    1945 - John Lithgow, Rochester NY, actor (Harry and Hendersons, Pelican Brief)

    1955 - Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)

    1966 - Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)