History September 25th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1340 - England and France sign disarmament treaty

    1396 - Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies

    1493 - Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America

    1513 - Vasco Nu¤ez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean

    1555 - Freedom of Religion in Augsburg

    1639 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening

    1775 - American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

    1780 - Benedict Arnold joins the British

    1804 - 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power

    1897 - 1st British bus service opens

    1956 - 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)

    1989 - Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam

    1990 - Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

    1992 - US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle

    1997 - STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1644 - Olaus Rímer, Denmark, 1st to accurately measured speed of light

    1725 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed and built 1st automobile

    1729 - Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist

    1744 - Frederik Willem II, king of Prussia (1786-97)

    1798 - JBAL L‚once Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist

    1839 - Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya)

    1846 - Vladimir K”ppen, Russ/German meteorologist

    1852 - Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)

    1866 - Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)

    1877 - Plutarco El¡as Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)

    1896 - Sandro Pertini, president Italy

    1905 - Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem)

    1925 - William Edgar Mitchell, physicist

    1933 - Adolfo Suarez Gonzalez, premier of Spain (1976-81)

    1934 - John S Bull, Memphis Tennessee, astronaut

    1937 - Michael Gibbs, jazz composer

    1939 - Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)

    1942 - John Taylor, jazz pianist

    1944 - Michael Douglas, NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile)

    1947 - Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)

    1949 - Anson Williams, LA Calif, actor (Potsie-Happy Days)

    1951 - Mark Hamill, Oakland Calif, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars)

    1965 - Scottie Pippen, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)

    1968 - Will Smith, actor/rapper (Men In Black, Indepedence Day, Fresh Prince)

    1969 - Catherine Zeta Jones, Swansea Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus)

    1974 - Brigette Wilson, actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison, Save by Bell)