History September 15th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0608 - St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1620 - Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims

    1683 - Germantown Pa founded by 13 immigrant families

    1830 - 1st National Negro Convention begins in Phila

    1830 - 1st to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)

    1830 - Duke of Wellington opens Liverpool and Manchester Railway

    1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Galapagos Islands

    1857 - Timothy Alder patents typesetting machine

    1904 - Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight

    1916 - 1st tank used in war, "Little #@!&%" at Battle of Flors, France

    1917 - Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky

    1928 - Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

    1935 - Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship and makes swastika official symbol of #@!&% Germany

    1947 - 1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh

    1949 - "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV

    1963 - Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria

    1965 - "Lost in Space" premieres

    1968 - Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry

    1968 - Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)

    1971 - 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV

    1976 - Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days

    1994 - Dennis Richardson sworn in as head of St Maarten

    2000 - Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    0053 - Mark U Trajanus, 13th Roman emperor (98-117)/conqueror of Ctesiphon

    1505 - Maria, queen of Hungary/wife of Louis II/governess of Neth (1531-55)

    1789 - James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major US novelist (Last of Mohicans)

    1830 - Jos‚ de la Cruz Porfirio D¡az, president of Mexico (1877-1911)

    1852 - Jan E Matzeliger, Surinamese inventor (shoe lacing machine)

    1857 - William Howard Taft, 27th US Pres (1909-13)

    1890 - Agatha Christie, mystery writer (Murder on Orient Express)

    1894 - Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)

    1904 - Umberto II, van Piemonte, king of Italy (1946)

    1913 - Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer

    1929 - Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks

    1941 - Miroslav Hermazewski, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 30)

    1946 - Oliver Stone, NYC, director (Wall St, Good Morning Vietnam, Platoon)

    1946 - Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, Fugitive)

    1961 - Dan Marino, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)

    1964 - R Kikuchi, Japan cosmonaut

    1984 - Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Prince of Wales, 3rd in British succession
     
  3. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1810- Mexico gains independance from spain