History October 2nd

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1540 - Venice/Turkey signs peace treaty

    1608 - Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey

    1870 - Italy annexes Rome and Papal States; Rome made Italian capital

    1871 - Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrest for bigamy

    1895 - 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper

    1910 - 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)

    1910 - Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)

    1920 - Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)

    1936 - 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas

    1942 - 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago

    1956 - 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC

    1959 - Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres

    1984 - 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit

    1988 - 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea