History October 22nd

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1721 - Czar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"

    1746 - Princeton University (NJ) received its charter

    1797 - Andr‚-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon (Paris)

    1836 - Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas

    1844 - 7th day adventists wait for appearance of Jesus

    1861 - 1st telegraph line linking West and East coasts completed

    1907 - Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum and Bailey circus

    1936 - 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

    1938 - Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine

    1960 - Cassius Clay wins 1st battle as professional boxer

    1966 - USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon

    1968 - Apollo 7 returns to Earth

    1979 - Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest

    1980 - New South Korean constitution comes into effect

    1987 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

    1993 - Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1689 - Joƒo V, Rei Fidelissimo, king of Portugal (1706-50)

    1896 - Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)

    1903 - George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)

    1905 - Karl Jansky, Czech, discoverer (cosmic radio emissions in 1932)

    1913 - Bo Dai, last emporer of Vietnam

    1939 - Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )

    1942 - Annette Funicello, Utica NY, actress (Mickey Mouse Club)

    1952 - Jeff Goldblum, Pitts Pa, actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day)

    1963 - Brian Boitano, Mountainview Calif, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1988)

    1990 - Jonathan William Lipnicki, actor (Jeff Foxworthy Show, Jerry McGuirre)