History October 23rd

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1520 - King Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V

    1814 - 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)

    1824 - 1st steam locomotive is introduced

    1910 - Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight

    1915 - 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)

    1941 - Walt Disney's "Dumbo" released

    1943 - Burma railway opens

    1956 - 1st video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast

    1957 - 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3

    1958 - Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    1964 - Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball

    1977 - Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered

    1984 - STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad

    1989 - US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthday

    1698 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)

    1715 - Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Emperor of Russia (1727-30)

    1752 - Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)

    1893 - Earnest Julius ™pik, Estonian astronomer (Physics of meteor flight)

    1903 - Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer

    1905 - Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)

    1925 - Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)

    1935 - Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)

    1942 - Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

    1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, Calif, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)

    1962 - Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1940 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazil’s soccer star