History September 21st

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1192 - English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured

    1348 - Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells

    1621 - King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling

    1676 - Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI

    1677 - John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher

    1776 - Great fire in NY

    1776 - Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested

    1780 - Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andr‚ plans to West Point

    1784 - 1st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet and General Advertiser)

    1814 - "Star Spangled Banner" published as a poem

    1815 - King Willem I takes oath in Brussels

    1837 - Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry and china stores

    1893 - Frank Duryea drives 1st US made gas propelled vehicle (car)

    1895 - 1st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company

    1897 - NY Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus," editorial
    1913 - Turkey and Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople

    1915 - CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for œ6,600

    1930 - Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb

    1937 - J R R Tolkien, publishes "Hobbit"

    1953 - Allied forces form West Germany

    1954 - 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned

    1957 - "Perry Mason" premieres

    1958 - 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx

    1964 - Malta gains independence from Britain

    1966 - Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

    1970 - Luna 16 leaves Moon

    1974 - US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury

    1982 - STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad

    1984 - NASA launches Galaxy-C
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1372 - Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40)

    1415 - Frederick III, German Emperor (1440-1493)

    1756 - John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt)

    1760 - Gaetano Valeri, composer

    1840 - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)

    1853 - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)

    1866 - Charles Jean Henri Nicolle, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)

    1866 - HG Wells, author (Time Machine)

    1912 - Chuck Jones, animator (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck)

    1920 - Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky and his Friends, Bullwinkle)

    1926 - Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)

    1931 - Larry Hagman, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas)

    1945 - Bjarni V Tryggvason, astronaut (STS 85)

    1947 - Don Gelder, rocker (Eagles)

    1947 - Stephen [Edwin] King, sci-fi author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)

    1950 - Bill Murray, comedian (SNL, What About Bob, Stripes)

    1955 - Richard J Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, 49, 65)

    1968 - Ricki Lake, actress (Hairspray)/talk show host (Ricki)