History October 21st

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0686 - Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1187 - Alberto de Morra elected as Pope Gregorius VIII

    21/10/1520 - Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)

    1824 - Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)

    1858 - In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed

    1879 - Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

    1915 - 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris

    1948 - UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

    1965 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

    1965 - Robert B Woodward awarded Nobel prize for chemistry

    1970 - Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh

    1971 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

    1975 - Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched

    1976 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow

    1987 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M Solow
     
  2. JcMinJapan

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    Birthdays

    1570 - Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer

    1574 - Nicolo Rubini, composer

    1751 - David Moritz Michael, composer

    1767 - Francesco Ruggi, composer

    1775 - Guiseppi Baini, composer

    1833 - Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Stockholm, created dynamite and Peace Prizes

    1904 - Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet)

    1911 - Peter Graves, London England, actor (Mission Impossible, Stalag 17)

    1912 - Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist

    1925 - Joyce Randolph, Detroit Mich, actress (Trixie-Honeymooners)

    1946 - Lee Loughnane, rocker (Chicago)

    1955 - Eric Faulkner, Edinburgh Scotland, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)

    1956 - Carrie Fisher, Beverly Hills, actress (Princess Lelia-Star Wars)

    1957 - Steve Lukather, US rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)

    1976 - Jeremy Miller, West Covina Calif, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)