History September 26th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1396 - Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders

    1629 - Sweden and Poland signs Peace of Altmark

    1815 - Russia, Prussia and Austria sign Holy Alliance

    1824 - Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives

    1887 - Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone

    1904 - Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada

    1907 - NZ declares independence from UK

    1918 - Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I

    1929 - John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria

    1951 - Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris

    1960 - Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

    1968 - 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O"

    1968 - Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal

    1968 - Theatre censorship ends in Britain

    1973 - Concorde flies from Washington DC to Paris in 3h33m

    1980 - Soyuz 38 returns to Earth

    1983 - Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10

    1988 - US space shuttle STS-26 launched

    1989 - Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia

    1989 - MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes

    1989 - Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet and US chemical weapons

    1991 - 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins

    1992 - Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle

    1996 - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1688 - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist

    1870 - Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)

    1875 - Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)

    1897 - Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)

    1898 - George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], Bkln, composer (Rhapsody in Blue)

    1911 - Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric and Stoflongen)

    1914 - Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)

    1938 - Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24)

    1948 - Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)

    1948 - Vladimir Remek, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 28)

    1954 - Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship)

    1962 - Melissa Sue Anderson, Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairie)