History October 20th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1528 - Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor and church)

    1600 - Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)

    1714 - Georg Ludwig of Hannover crowned as King George I

    1740 - Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia

    1786 - Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

    1817 - 1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage

    1818 - 49th parallel forms as border between US and Canada

    1820 - Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

    1822 - 1st edition of London Sunday Times

    1833 - Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana

    1835 - HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti

    1864 - Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday

    1873 - P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)

    1883 - Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile

    1903 - US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska and Canada

    1906 - Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)

    1908 - King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium

    1970 - American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

    1970 - Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit and Return)

    1982 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler

    1995 - STS 73 (Columbia 18), launches into orbit
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1496 - Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise

    1632 - Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect

    1780 - M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla

    1812 - Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer

    1874 - Viscount Palmerston, (Whig) British PM (1855-65)

    1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)

    1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)

    1900 - Heinrich Himmler, head of Gestapo

    1923 - Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)

    1924 - Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist

    1928 - Joyce Brothers, NYC, pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun)

    1931 - Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire

    1931 - Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown)

    1932 - William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)

    1934 - Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer

    1934 - Martin Landau, actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood)

    1934 - Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)

    1934 - Michiko, empress of Japan

    1942 - Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

    1946 - Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia, country singer (Snowbird)

    1946 - Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)

    1950 - Tom Petty, classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

    1958 - Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett and Blackhearts)

    1963 - Julie Payette, Montreal Quebec, astronaut

    1970 - Tiffany, [Renee Darwisch], rocker (I Think We're Alone Now)

    1971 - Snoop Doggy Dogg, [Calvin Broadus], rap singer