History September 8th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1276 - John XXI elected Pope

    1303 - French king Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII

    1380 - Russians defeat Tatars at Kulikovo, beginning decline of Tatars

    1514 - Battle at Ozra: Polish/Latvia army beats Russians

    1522 - Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completes 1st circumnavigation of globe, expedition begins under Ferdinand Magellan

    1563 - Maximilian chosen king of Hungary

    1565 - 1st permanent settlement in US forms (St Augustine, Florida)

    1565 - Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese and Knights of St John

    1628 - Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet

    1655 - Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Warsaw

    1664 - Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers

    1755 - Battle at Lake George: English army beats France

    1760 - French army gives Montreal to Gen Jeffrey Amherst

    1847 - US under Gen Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey

    1858 - Lincoln makes a speech about when you can fool people

    1863 - Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee

    1863 - Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces

    1883 - Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont

    1892 - "The Pledge of Allegiance" to the United States of America was written by a former Baptist preacher, Francis Bellamy.

    1920 - US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)

    1921 - 1st Miss America crowned (Margaret Gorman of Washington DC)

    1924 - Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador

    1930 - 1st appearance of comic strip "Blondie"

    1930 - Richard Drew creates Scotch tape

    1941 - Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins

    1941 - Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania is exterminated

    1943 - Gen Eisenhower announce unconditional surrender of Italy in WW II

    1943 - Italy surrenders to Allies in WW II

    1944 - Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany

    1945 - US invades Japanese-held Korea

    1946 - Bulgaria ends monarchy

    1951 - Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries

    1952 - Ernest Hemmingway's "Old Man and Sea" published

    1963 - Algerian population accepts constitution

    1965 - Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City Athletics played all nine positions as the Athletics lost to the California Angels, 5-3 in 13 innings.

    1966 - NBCs first episode of "Star Trek", titled, "The Man Trap", was seen on the network.

    1967 - Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on Moon Sept 10

    1967 - Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic

    1974 - Pres Gerald Ford pardons former Pres R Nixon of all federal crimes

    1992 - Howard Stern Radio Show begins broadcasting

    1994 - Last US, British and French troops leave West-Berlin

    Birthdays

    1157 - Richard the Lionheart : Richard I: King of England 1189-1199

    1922 - Sid Caesar : actor

    1925 - Peter Sellers : actor:

    1957 - Heather Thomas : actress
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays and Deaths found

    1207 - Sancho II, king of Portugal

    1380 - Bernardinus of Siena, Italian saint

    1588 - Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)

    1779 - Mustafa IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08)

    1914 - Hillary Brooke, Abbott and Costello's neighbor (Hillary)

    1951 - Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut

    1972 - David Arquette, actor (Scream, Scream 2, Kiss and Tell)
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    2004 - NASAs Genesis project returns to earth with samples of solar flares.