History September 19th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1356 - English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers

    1580 - Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)

    1795 - Tula, leader of Cura‡ao slave opposition, imprisoned

    1796 - George Washington's farewell address as president

    1833 - Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina

    1838 - Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake

    1848 - Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) and Lassell (England)

    1849 - 1st commercial laundry established, in California

    1854 - Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car

    1873 - Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co fails, causing a securities panic

    1876 - 1st carpet sweeper patented by Melville Bissell

    1888 - World's 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium)

    1893 - NZ is 1st country to grant all its women the right to vote

    1922 - Queen Wilhelmina's takes Dutch throne with 119 word speech

    1928 - Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie)

    1960 - Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1

    1970 - "Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres

    1971 - 1st NYC Women's Marathon

    1973 - Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden

    1981 - Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket

    1988 - Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    0086 - Antoninus Pius, 15th Roman emperor (138-161)

    0866 - Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912)/writer (Problematica)

    1551 - Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France (1573/4-89)

    1655 - Jan Luyts, Netherlands, physicist/mathematician/astronomer

    1802 - Louis Kossuth, Hungary, President of Hungary (1849)

    1898 - Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71)

    1902 - James Van Alen, created Simplified Scoring System for tennis

    1928 - Adam West, Walla Walla Wash, actor (Batman, Last Precinct)

    1934 - Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles)

    1957 - Richard M Linnehan, Lowell Mass, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90)

    1969 - Matthew L Perry, actor (Friends)
     
  3. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

  4. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    Aaaaaarrrrrr. It be that grandest day agin.

    Scrub the poop deck and set the jibe ya scurvy bilge rat!

    Also, it's a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday!!!!