History October 28th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0306 - Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

    1422 - Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
    1636 - Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded

    1740 - Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]

    1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC

    1900 - After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close

    1918 - Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

    1922 - Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government

    1924 - French-Russian trade agreement signed

    1924 - White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend

    1936 - FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

    1944 - Russia and Bulgaria sign weapon pact

    1948 - Flag of Israel is adopted

    1949 - Georges Bidault elected president of France

    1954 - Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature

    1955 - Egypt and Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty

    1958 - Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII

    1962 - Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis

    1970 - US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts

    1971 - England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit

    1974 - Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)

    1982 - NASA launches RCA-E

    1988 - Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to U Wash library

    1994 - Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1017 - Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)

    1804 - Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)

    1855 - Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)

    1893 - Christopher K Ingold, English chemist

    1902 - Elsa Lanchester, Lewisham London, actress (Bride of Frankenstien)

    1925 - Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)

    1940 - Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov, cosmo (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21)

    1948 - Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian cosmonaut

    1952 - Annie Potts, Nashville TN, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women)

    1953 - Lauren Tewes, Trafford Pa, actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat)

    1955 - Bill [William Henry] Gates, Seattle Wash, billionaire CEO (Microsoft)

    1962 - Bobby Tate, fictional character on Soap

    1962 - Daphne Zuniga, SF CA, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs)

    1967 - Julia Roberts, Smyrna Georgia, actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman)