History September 12th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1217 - French prince Louis and English king Henry III sign peace treaty

    1543 - Treaty of Venlo: Duke Willem of Gulik and Emperor Charles V

    1624 - 1st submarine tested (London)

    1635 - Sweden and Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf

    1666 - Great Fire in London ends, kills 8

    1745 - Duke of Toscane chosen German emperor Frans I Stefanus

    1758 - Charles Messier observes Crab Nebula and begins catalog

    1787 - Black Masons form 1st lodge

    862 - Battle of Harpers Ferry VA

    1878 - Cleopatra Needle installed in London

    1910 - World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)

    1920 - 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium

    1932 - German govt of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved

    1934 - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR

    1953 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes 1st Secretary of USSR Communist Party

    1953 - Sen John F Kennedy, 36, marries Jacqueline Bouvier, 24

    1959 - "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV

    1959 - Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon

    1966 - Gemini XI (Charles Conrad and R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight

    1970 - Luna 16 Launch (Moon Sample Return)

    1974 - Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers

    1987 - Ethiopia adopts constitution

    1988 - Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph)

    1990 - US, England, France, USSR, East and West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge

    1991 - Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) launched

    1993 - STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays and Deaths found

    Birthdays

    1575 - Henry Hudson, England, navigator/explorer (Hudson River) (JCMinJapan - He is actually a relative of mine)

    1811 - James Hall, US geologist (Natural history of NY)

    1818 - Richard Jordan Gatling, US, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun)

    1871 - Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania

    1891 - Adolph Weiss, composer

    1897 - IrŠne Joliot-Curie, French physicist (neutron, Nobel 1935)

    1904 - Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer

    1949 - Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)

    1951 - Berty Ahern, Dublin Ireland, PM of Ireland (1997- )

    1981 - Jered Guzman, Garden Grove Calif, pairs skater (and Natalie Vlandis)

    Deaths

    1185 - Andronicus I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1183-85), lynched

    1213 - Pedro II, [el Catolico], king of Aragon, dies in battle

    1362 - Innocent VI, [Etienne Aubert], Pope (1352-62), dies

    1927 - Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61

    1963 - Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope), dies at 63

    1972 - William Boyd, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77

    1994 - Boris B Yegorov, Russian doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56
     
  3. marcus

    marcus Premium Member

    1977-Stephen Bantu Biko founder of SASO(South African Students Organisation) and member of BPC (Black Peoples Convention) a tireless opponent of the apartheid system in South Africa and a great leader of the black consciousness movement murdered in police custody in Pretoria.

    "The night Steve Biko died I cried and I cried
    The night Steve Biko died I cried and I cried
    Biko, O, Steve Biko died still in chains
    Biko, O, Steve Biko died still in chains"

    Biko's Kindred Lament-Steel Pulse