History October 27th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0625 - Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1676 - Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw

    1775 - US Navy forms

    1858 - RH Macy and Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $1106

    1863 - Dutch railway to Harlingen opens

    1896 - 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)

    1904 - World's 1st subway, IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), opens in NYC, subway/bus fare is set at one nickel (Bkln bridge-145 and Bdwy)

    1913 - Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country :lol::lol:

    1920 - League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva

    1925 - Water skis patented by Fred Waller

    1938 - DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon"

    1961 - 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test

    1961 - American Basketball League starts play

    1962 - Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba

    1969 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen

    1969 - Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders

    1971 - Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Za‹re

    1972 - Golden Gate National Recreation Area created

    1977 - NASA launches space vehicle S-200

    1982 - IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics

    1987 - South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1728 - James Cook, Scotland, captain/explorer, discovered Sandwich Islands

    1782 - Niccol• Paganini, Genoa It, composer/violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca)

    1800 - Benjamin Franklin Wade, MC (Union), died in 1878

    1811 - Issac Merrit Singer, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)

    1842 - Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)

    1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, NYC, (R) 26th Pres (1901-09; Nobel 1906)

    1872 - Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)

    1911 - Leif Erickson, Calif, actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront)

    1914 - Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)

    1922 - Carlos Andr‚s P‚rez, president of Venezuela (1974-79/89-94)

    1946 - Terry J Hart, Pittsburgh Penn, astronaut (STS 41C)

    1951 - K K Downing, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)

    1953 - Michael Baker, Memphis Tn, astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81)

    1958 - Simon Le Bon, rock vocalist (Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)

    1971 - Mike Ricci, Scarborough, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1994 - Banner ads were first used on the internet.
     
  4. DreamLandMafia

    DreamLandMafia Premium Member

    Sad, SAD day. :(:(