History September 9th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1492 - Columbus' fleet sets sail west

    1513 - Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland

    1556 - Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor

    1591 - Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English

    1675 - New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians

    1753 - 1st steam engine arrives in US colonies

    1776 - Continental Congress renames "United Colonies," "US"

    1817 - Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably 1st black to graduate from US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

    1836 - Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law.

    1850 - California becomes 31st state

    1850 - Territories of New Mexico and Utah created

    1861 - Sally Tompkins is only Confederate Army female commissioned officer

    1867 - Luxembourg gains independence

    1903 - 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel of Switzerland inaugurated

    1908 - Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight,

    1908 - Russia takes part of Poland

    1911 - 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)

    1914 - Battle of Marne (German advance stalls, Paris saved)

    1922 - Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens

    1939 - #@!&% army reaches Warsaw

    1942 - 1st bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily Oregon (WW II), by Japanese planes

    1943 - Italy surrenders to Allies

    1944 - Allied forces liberate Luxembourg

    1944 - Bulgaria liberated from #@!&% control (National Day)

    1948 - People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed

    1956 - Elvis Presley appears on national TV for 1st time

    1957 - Pres Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

    1965 - Tibet is made an autonomous region of China

    1966 - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition

    1967 - 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V

    1967 - Uganda declares independence from Great Britain

    1975 - Viking 2 Mars probe launch

    1977 - 1st TRS-80 computer sold

    1978 - Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army

    1982 - Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight

    1983 - Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

    1991 - Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

    1993 - PLO recognizes state of Israel

    1997 - Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmamen
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Birthdays and Deaths found

    BIRTHS

    1754 - William Bligh, nasty ship's captain (HMS Bounty)

    1789 - William Cranch Bond, US, astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion)

    1822 - Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention

    1828 - Leo Tolstoy, Russia

    1890 - Colonel Harland Sanders : Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

    1937 - Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)

    1949 - Joe Theismann, NFL QB (Redskins)/sportscaster

    1949 - John Curry, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)

    1951 - Michael Keaton, Pitts Pa, actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice)

    1951 - Tom Wopat, Loda Wisc, TV actor (Luke-Dukes of Hazzard)

    1952 - Angela Cartwright, England (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in Space)

    1952 - Bonnie Large, Glendale CA, playmate (March 1973)

    1952 - Lee M Morin, Manchester NH, cmdr USN/astronaut

    1956 - Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russia, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)

    1960 - Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings and a Funeral, 9 Months)

    1964 - Brett Hull, NHL right wing (MVP 1991, 86 goals)

    1966 - Adam Sandler, actor/comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, SNL)

    1978 - Jhane Landwier, Miss Bonaire Universe (1997)]

    DEATHS

    1087 - William I, The Conqueror, King of England/Duke of Normandy

    1513 - James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513), dies in battle at 40

    1683 - Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded

    1876 - American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle

    1991 - Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies

    1994 - Roy Castle, actor (Dr Who and the Daleks), dies of lung Cancer

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  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1949 - North Korea was founded