History September 17th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1394 - Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI

    1598 - Netherland sailors discover Mauritius

    1678 - France and Spain signs peace treaty

    1683 - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria

    1778 - 1st treaty between the US and Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)

    1787 - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

    1789 - William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn

    1835 - Charles Darwins lands on Chatham Galapagos-archipelago

    1850 - Great fire in San Francisco

    1859 - Man in SF claims himself Norton I, emperor of America

    1871 - Mont Cenis railway tunnel Switzerland opens

    1872 - Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires

    1873 - 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

    1900 - Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

    1908 - Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight

    1911 - 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min

    1931 - 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, NYC), venture failed

    1934 - USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz and Portugal vote no)

    1940 - Hitler begins invasion of England (operation Seel”we)

    1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time

    1953 - 1st successful separation of Siamese twins

    1957 - Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight

    1959 - Transit 1A, 1st navigational satellite launched; failed to orbit

    1964 - "Bewitched" premieres

    1967 - "Mission Impossible" premieres

    1968 - Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon

    1972 - "M*A*S*H," premieres

    1975 - Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise

    1985 - Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station

    1988 - 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    0879 - Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)

    1271 - Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia and Poland (1278-1305)

    1552 - Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], Italy, Pope (1605-21)

    1743 - Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician

    1743 - Marquis de Condorcet, France, enlightenment philosopher

    1764 - John Goodricke, English astronomer

    1765 - Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari/Mauro], Italy, Pope

    1774 - Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti, Cardinal/linguist (understood 70 languages)

    1819 - Jean-Bernard-L‚on Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)

    1819 - Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)

    1857 - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket and space research

    1859 - Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator

    1882 - Anton H Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of Light)

    1922 - Naomi Datta, geneticist

    1929 - Stirling Moss, race car driver

    1930 - Edgar Dean Mitchell, astronaut (Apollo 14)

    1930 - Thomas P Stafford, astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18)

    1931 - Anne Bancroft, actress (Graduate, Miracle Worker)

    1947 - Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist

    1948 - John Ritter, Burbank Calif, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire)

    1951 - Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], KS, actress (Echo Park, Elvira)

    1976 - Jonathan Nichols, Wilmington Del, dance skater