History September 18th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0324 - Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

    1437 - Farmer uprising in Transsylvania

    1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage

    1544 - Charles V of Germany and Francis I of France sign Peace of Crepy

    1635 - Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

    1769 - John Harris builds 1st spinet piano

    1810 - Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

    1830 - Horse beats 1st US made locomotive (near Baltimore)

    1891 - Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief

    1895 - D D Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes 1st chiropractor

    1977 - US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth and Moon together

    1980 - Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station

    1983 - George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere

    1984 - Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic

    1987 - US and Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles

    1991 - Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands

    1995 - Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1636 - Pietro Sanmartini, composer

    1713 - Jean Allamand, theologist/natural philosopher

    1752 - Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals

    1870 - Clark Wissler, anthropologist

    1907 - Edwin M McMillan, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)

    1908 - Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, astronomer

    1933 - Roman Polanski, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown)

    1933 - V L Ponomaryova, cosmonaut

    1933 - Valentina Leonidovna Ponomaryova, cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup)

    1940 - Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)

    1941 - Clive Burton, neuropathologist

    1941 - Mariangela Melato, Milan Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night)

    1950 - Mike Hossack, Patterson NJ, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)

    1954 - Takao Doi, astronaut (STS 87)

    1971 - Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, road cyclist