History September 27th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1540 - Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola

    1821 - Mexican Empire declares its independence

    1825 - Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)

    1892 - Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company

    1910 - 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

    1916 - 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians

    1960 - Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station

    1961 - Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN

    1973 - Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)

    1988 - Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ`s burial cloth
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays

    1601 - Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)

    1677 - Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer

    1783 - Agust¡n I de Iturbide, emperor of Mexico (1822-23)

    1792 - George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist (Oliver Twist)

    1862 - Louis Botha, Greytown S Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)

    1875 - Grazia Deledda, Italy, novelist (Old Man of the Mtn-Nobel 1926)

    1918 - Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)

    1922 - Arthur Penn, Phila, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie and Clyde)

    1924 - Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer

    1925 - Patrick Steptoe, scientist (perfected in vitro fertilization)

    1927 - Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter

    1932 - Roger C Carmel, actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws)

    1936 - Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut

    1952 - Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)

    1966 - Stephanie D Wilson, Boston Mass, astronaut

    1967 - Jason Dungjen, Detroit Mich, pairs skater (and Kyoko Ina)