History October 8th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1600 - San Marino adopts constitution

    1604 - Supernova "Kepler's nova" 1st sighted

    1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago

    1840 - 1st Hawaiian constitution proclaimed

    1935 - Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (Ozzie and Harriet)

    1944 - "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut

    1945 - Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

    1970 - Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    1971 - John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

    1990 - US doctors Joseph E Murray and E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

    1992 - Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott

    1992 - Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    08/10/1873 - Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)

    08/10/1895 - Juan Per¢n, Argentine Pres (1946-55, 1973-74)

    08/10/1895 - King Zog I, of Albania (1928-1939)

    08/10/1897 - Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (Mark of Zorro)

    1930 - Paul Hogan, Australia, actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack)

    1936 - David Carradine, Hollywood, actor (Kung-Fu, Boxcar Bertha, Young Guns)

    1943 - Chevy Chase, NYC, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack)

    1943 - R L Stine, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

    1947 - Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)

    1948 - Sarah Purcell, Richmond Ind, actress/TV hostess (Real People)

    1948 - Stefanie Marrian, Paris France, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

    1949 - Sigourney Weaver, LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

    1950 - Robert "Kool" Bell, Youngstown Oh, rocker (Kool and the Gang-Joanna)

    1951 - Johnny Ramone [Cummings], guitarist/co-founder (Ramones)

    1956 - Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend Ind, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94)

    1959 - Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)