History September 28th

Discussion in 'History' started by oddtodd, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    A good link for "this day" trivia :
    ANYDAY Today-in-History PAGE of SCOPE SYSTEMS.

    Birthdays on this day :

    551 -BC- Confucius (as celebrated in Taiwan)
    1573 Caravaggio Italy, painter
    1852 Henri Moissan France, chemist; isolated fluorine (Nobel 1906)
    1902 Ed Sullivan TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
    1905 Max Schmeling Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
    1925 Seymour Cray inventor (Cray I computer)
    1948 Phil Hartman comedian (SNL)
    1967 Moon Unit Zappa rocker (Valley Girl), Frank's daughter
    1966 oddtodd (Ignorance deneyer , craftsman , good egg)

    Deaths on this day in history :

    1953 Edwin P Hubble astronomer, designer of telescopes, dies at 63
    1957 Albert Ascoli Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
    1978 Pope John Paul I 65-yr-old found dead, after only 33 days as Pope
    1989 Ferdinand Marcos deposed president of Phillipines, dies

    Happenings on this day :

    1066 William the Conqueror lands in England
    1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
    1850 Flogging in US Navy & on merchant vessels abolished
    1858 Donati's comet becomes the 1st to be photographed
    1879 Sydney Australia innaugurates steam motor tram route
    1906 US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
    1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
    1922 Mussolini marches on Rome
    1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
    1939 Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) & gives Lithuania to the USSR
    1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game
    1941 Ted Williams assures his .400 avg on last day with 6 hits
    1959 Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around the Earth
    1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521
    1972 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
    1976 Muhammad Ali retains heavyweight boxing championship in a close 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium
    1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
    1982 NASA launches Intelsat V
    1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
    1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Here is a few more... thanks OddTodd; I was really busy and had no time to update todays. :D

    1106 - Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert

    1362 - Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V

    1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes king of Scotland

    1785 - Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

    1889 - Carlos I crowned King of Portugal (1889-1908)

    1924 - French govt names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria

    1924 - Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico

    1949 - "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

    1950 - Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN

    1958 - France adopts constitution

    1958 - Guinea votes for independence from France

    1958 - USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's

    1965 - Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km

    1965 - Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed

    1970 - Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar

    1980 - Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing

    1987 - "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member


    1573 - Michelangelo Buanarroti, Caprese Italy, painter/sculpter

    1698 - Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer

    1807 - Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist

    1854 - Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)

    1856 - Edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization)

    1856 - Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)

    1863 - Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)

    1871 - Pietro Badoglio, Italy, gen/Libya gov (1928-33)/PM of Italy (1943-44)

    1873 - Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)

    1873 - Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], Warsaw Poland, biologist/writer

    1889 - Carlos I FLMVMRGGXF of Assisi JS, king of Portugal

    1910 - Diosdado Macapagal, Philippines president (1961-65)

    1931 - John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist

    1940 - Alekander Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29/31, T-6)

    1940 - Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut

    1952 - Sylvia Kristel, Neth, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls)

    1957 - Alannah Currie, Auckland NZ, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins)
  4. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    Happy Birthday to oddtodd!

    Well...how old are you? You and confucious have the same birthday - I think that sounds about right. I've always found your posts to be thoughtful and insightful.

    I wish wonderful blessings on you and yours in the coming year.

  5. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    38 years 11 hours and 44 minutes , for the moment....

    and thanks for the kind comment.