History October 24th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1531 - Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union

    1648 - Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war and Holy Roman Empire

    1648 - Switzerland's independence recognized

    1836 - A Phillips patents match

    1851 - William Lassell discovers Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus

    1856 - Constitution of South Australia adopted

    1857 - World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England

    1861 - 1st transcontinental telegram sent ending Pony Express

    1881 - Levi P Morton, US ambas to France drives 1st rivet in Stat of Liberty

    1882 - Dr Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

    1901 - 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)

    1904 - 1st NY subway opens

    1911 - Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

    1922 - Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

    1924 - Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven

    1929 - "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%

    1931 - Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

    1931 - George Washington Bridge connecting NY to NJ opens

    1932 - British govt signs trade treaty with USSR

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    1940 - 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)

    1964 - 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan

    1964 - Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

    1995 - Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1788 - Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)

    1854 - Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (Heterogenen Gleichgewichte)

    1908 - John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist

    1924 - Piet Roozenburg, World champ checker player (1948 . . 55)

    1930 - Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)

    1930 - Johan Galtung, Norway, polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)

    1940 - F Murray Abraham, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Amadeus, Mad Man)

    1946 - Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)

    1947 - Kevin Kline, St Louis, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill)

    1961 - Susan Leigh Still, Augusta Ga, astronaut (STS 83, 94)

    1962 - Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)

    1964 - Griffin O'Neal, actor (April Fools Day, Wraith)