History October 26th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1366 - Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth

    1387 - Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace

    1492 - Lead pencils 1st used

    1858 - Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine

    1861 - Pony Express ends

    1863 - Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game

    1863 - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva

    1863 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer

    1881 - Gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az

    1896 - Abyssinia and Italy sign peace treaty

    1901 - 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris

    1913 - Huerta elected president of Mexico

    1916 - Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

    1921 - Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia

    1950 - Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India

    1954 - Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC

    1955 - 1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published

    1956 - UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved

    1956 - Vietnam promulgates its constitution

    1957 - Vatican Radio begins broadcasting

    1961 - 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test

    1962 - Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected

    1966 - 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2

    1968 - 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy

    1968 - Soyuz 3 launched

    1970 - "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers

    1978 - Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

    1984 - "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days

    1988 - US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK

    1994 - Jordan and Israel sign peace accord
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1855 - Charles Post, breakfast cereals maker (Post Cereals)

    1914 - Jackie Coogan, LA Calif, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family)

    1917 - Felix the Cat, cartoon character

    1919 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Aryamehr, Shah of Iran (1941-79)

    1926 - Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut

    1931 - Hank Garrett, Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)

    1938 - Ralph Bakshi, animator (Lord of Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse)

    1939 - Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut

    1946 - Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)

    1947 - Jaclyn Smith, Houston Tx, actress (Kelly-Charlie's Angel, Nightkill)

    1951 - Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)

    1953 - Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)

    1953 - Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)

    1955 - Stephen K Robinson, Sacramento Calif, astronaut (STS 85, sk:95)

    1962 - Carey Elwes, London England, actor (Glory, Princess Bride)

    1962 - Dylan McDermott, Waterbury CT, actor (Jersey Girl, Steel Magnolias)