History September 20th

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

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1258 - Cathedral of Salisbury inaugurated

    1519 - Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of world

    1697 - Peace of Saki (ends 9 years war)

    1830 - 1st Negro Convention of Free Men agree to boycott slave-produced goods

    1839 - 1st railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)

    1850 - Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue

    1859 - George Simpson patents electric range

    1881 - Chester A Arthur sworn in as 21st president

    1884 - 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria

    1954 - 1st FORTRAN computer program run

    1963 - JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon

    1966 - Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched

    1966 - US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23

    1970 - Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample

    1977 - Voyager 2 launched for fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

    1979 - NASA launches HEAO

    1981 - Belize declares independence

    1983 - Cryptographic Communications System and Method (RSA) patented

    1984 - "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV

    1985 - Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest

    1989 - FW De Klerk sworn in as president of South Africa

    1989 - Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London

    1990 - Both Germanys ratify reunification

    1992 - Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands

    1994 - Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), lands

    2000 - Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1771 - Mungo Park, Scotish explorer (Africa)

    1842 - James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)

    1964 - Crispin Glover, actor (Back to the Future)

    1965 - Robert Rusler, actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin')

    1967 - Kristen Johnston, actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)