History October 7th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0336 - St Mark ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    1492 - Columbus misses Florida when he changed course

    1542 - Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast

    1714 - People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth

    1806 - Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

    1856 - Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book and newspapers

    1868 - Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens

    1913 - Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

    1931 - 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY

    1942 - US and British govt announce establishment of United Nations

    1958 - US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

    1959 - Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3

    1960 - "Route 66" premieres

    1971 - Disney World opens in Orlando

    1977 - USSR adopts constitution

    1985 - 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB

    1993 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1573 - William Laud, English archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)

    1748 - Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18)

    1936 - Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut

    1957 - Jayne Torvill, England, ice skater (Torvill and Dean, Oly-gold-84)
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    2004 - Nobel Prize winner: Elfriede Jelinek
    "for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clich s and their subjugating power"