History September 16th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1630 - Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston

    1662 - Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation

    1702 - Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne and Bavaria

    1857 - Typesetting machine patent

    1893 - Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders

    1906 - Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole

    1963 - "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV

    1976 - Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests and bishop

    1978 - Filming on Monty Python's Life of Brian, begins

    1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

    1984 - "Miami Vice" premieres

    1987 - NASA launches space vehicle S-209

    1996 - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1387 - Henry V, king of England (1413-22)

    1584 - Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major

    1638 - Louis XIV, [Sun King], king of France (1643-1715) [NS]

    1736 - Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician

    1823 - Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia

    1832 - George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

    1837 - Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61)

    1858 - Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23)

    1875 - James Cash Penney, department store founder (J C Penney)

    1877 - James J Jeans, cosmologist/astrophysicist (Mysterious Universe)

    1877 - Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji)

    1901 - Andr‚e Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)

    1925 - BB King, Itta Bena Miss, blues singer (Thrill is Gone)

    1925 - Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)

    1941 - Jim McBride, NYC, director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy)

    1949 - Ed Begley Jr, actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood)

    1956 - Kevin R Kregel, NYC NY, Pilot/astronaut (STS 70, 78, 87)