History October 5th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1465 - French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout

    1582 - Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries

    1632 - Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen

    1833 - Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina

    1867 - Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska

    1897 - Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island

    1905 - Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

    1908 - Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar

    1910 - Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic

    1921 - Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect

    1923 - Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

    1931 - 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon and Pangborn)

    1962 - Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"

    1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus

    1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature

    1983 - Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize

    1984 - 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched

    1988 - Brazil adopts its Constitution

    1997 - STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands

    2004 - DAVID J. GROSS, H. DAVID POLITZER and FRANK WILCZEK won the nobel prize for for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1187 - Louis VIII, [Coeur-de-Lion] king of France (1223-26)

    1319 - Pedro IV, king of Aragon

    1600 - Loreto Vittori, composer

    1638 - Louis XIV, Sun King, king of France (1643-1715) [OS]

    1817 - Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]

    1902 - Darryl F Zanuck, film magnate/president (20th Century Fox)

    1907 - Sunnyland Albert Luandrew Slim, blues pianist

    1923 - Arthur C Nielsen, market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings)

    1929 - Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9)

    1929 - Bob Newhart, Oak Park Ill, comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart)

    1935 - Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russia, cosmonaut

    1939 - George Lazenby, Goulburn Australia, actor (OHMSS-James Bond)

    1940 - Raquel Welch, Chic Ill, (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles)

    1946 - Freddie Mercury, [Bulsara], British vocalist (Queen-We are Champions)

    1960 - Willie Gault, bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders)

    1973 - Tina Yothers, actress (Family Ties)