History October 4th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1535 - 1st full English translation of the Bible printed in Switzerland

    1636 - In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted

    1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen

    1675 - Christian Huygens patents pocket watch

    1824 - Mexico becomes a republic

    1830 - Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands

    1904 - 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks

    1910 - Portugal becomes a republic,

    1911 - 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)

    1922 - Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence

    1931 - Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts

    1931 - Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile

    1933 - Esquire magazine is 1st published

    1957 - "Leave It to Beaver,"

    1957 - USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite

    1959 - USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side

    1960 - Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit

    1965 - Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)

    1965 - USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon

    1984 - US govt closes down due to budget problems

    2004 - SpaceShipOne captures X Prize $1,000,000. 1st private ship to travel to an altitude of 377,591 feet
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1289 - Louis X, the Stubborn, king of France (1314-16)

    04/10/1550 - Charles IX, King of Sweden

    1860 - Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes)

    1895 - Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WW II)

    04/10/1909 - Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/Sax

    1937 - Franz Vranitzky, Austria union chancellor (1986- )

    1941 - Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)

    1944 - Patty LaBelle, singer (LaBelles-Lady Marmalade, If You Asked Me Too)

    1946 - Susan Sarandon, [Tomaling], Jackson Hgts NY, actress (Bull Durham)

    1949 - Armand Assante, NYC, actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours)

    1957 - Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)

    1961 - John Secada, singer

    1976 - Alicia Silverstone, SF Calif, actress (Clueless, Batman Forever)

    1980 - Jimmy Workman, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    2004 - Richard Axel and Linda Buck were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their efforts to better understand the sense of smell.