History September 14th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1666 - St Paul's in London destroyed by fire

    1716 - 1st lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)

    1752 - US and England adopts Gregorian calender (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)

    1807 - Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge

    1812 - Napoleon occupies Moscow

    1814 - Francis Scott Key inspired to write "Star-Spangled Banner"

    1868 - Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)

    1872 - Britain pays US $15« M for damages during Civil War

    1886 - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon

    1899 - Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality (NY)

    1923 - Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain

    1938 - Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight

    1948 - Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters

    1956 - 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed, Washington DC

    1959 - Soviet Union's Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon

    1961 - Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of USSR

    1968 - USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight

    1972 - West Germany and Poland establish diplomatic relations

    1974 - Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays and Deaths found

    Birthdays

    1486 - Agrippa von Nettesheim, alchemist/royal astrologer

    1531 - Philipp Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geography/cartographer

    1732 - Franz Josef Haydn, Austria, composer

    1737 - Johann Michael Haydn, composer

    1849 - Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)

    1864 - Robert Cecil, viscount of Chelwood (Nobel 1937)

    1887 - Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist

    1908 - Clayton Moore, Chicago Ill, actor (Lone Ranger)

    1913 - Jacobo Arbenz, president of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA

    1938 - Walter Koenig, Chicago Ill, actor (Checkov-Star Trek)

    1947 - Wolfgang Schwartz, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968)

    1951 - Eugene H Trinh, astronaut (STS 50)

    1958 - John Bennett Herrington, astronaut

    Deaths

    On September 14, 1638, John Harvard, a 31-year-old clergyman from Charlestown, Massachusetts died, leaving his library and half of his estate to a local college. The young minister's bequest allowed the college to firmly establish itself. In honor of its first benefactor, the school adopted the name Harvard College.