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Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:54 pm
by n11pilot
644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina.

1507 - Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa.

1534 - English parliament passes Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII and subsequent monarchs become Head of Church of England.

1620 - Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony.

1631 - The Reverend John Eliot arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the first Protestant minister to dedicate himself to the conversion of Native Americans to Christianity. Apparently the Native Americans were unavailable for comment.

1640 - English Long Parliament forms.

1796 - John Adams was elected the 2nd US President.

1839 - The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted.

1892 - The first automatic telephone went into service at LaPorte, IN. The device was invented by Almon Strowger.

1900 - The first automobile show in the United States opened at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1903 - Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.

1906 - International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help. No word on when these letters became the international sign for creamed chip beef on toast.

1941 - U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the US.

1957 - Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and was the first to put an animal into space, a dog named Laika. It should be noted that the Communist SOBs made no provision for the recovery of Laika.

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:46 pm
by n11pilot
1576 - Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, the Spanish defeat Walloon forces and capture Antwerp.

1841 - First wagon train arrives in California.

1847 - Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson discovered the anesthetic qualities of chloroform.

1862 - Dr Richard Gatling patents the Gatling gun in Indianapolis.

1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter discovered the entry of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen.

1939 - During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents.

1942 - During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the British.

1952 - In the United States, the National Security Agency (NSA) was established. Also referred to as "No Such Agency".

1956 - Soviet forces enter Hungary in order to suppress the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956. The Hungarian rebels had very little in the way of weapons but learned how to nearly stall Soviet armored operations with dinner plates, gray-green paint, and overhead electrical wires.

1979 - Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.

1985 - Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced he was returning to the Soviet Union. He had charged that he had been kidnapped by the CIA.

1989 - About a million East Germans filled the streets of East Berlin in a pro-democracy rally.

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:24 pm
by n11pilot
1492 - Christopher Columbus first learns about growing and harvesting maize (corn) from Cuba's indigenous population.

1556 - Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat Hindu leader Hemu. This was actually the second battle of Panipat. Hemu was wounded by a chance arrow and this caused the Hindu army to flee the field. Hemu was captured an ultimately beheaded for defying the growing caliphate.

1605 - The "Gunpowder Plot" attempted by Guy Fawkes failed when he was captured before he could blow up the English Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated every November 5th in Britain to celebrate his failure to blow up all the members of Parliament and King James I. This incident is also responsible for introducing the term "Guy" into the English language in reference to a man whose name is unknown to the speaker. This evolved into the way we use the term today.

1895 - George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later.

1935 - The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.

1937 - Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war.

1940 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office.

1944 - Lord Moyne, a British official, was assassinated by the Zionist Stern gang in Cairo, Egypt.

1946 - John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29.

1956 - British and French forces began landing in Egypt during the Suez Canal Crisis. A cease-fire was declared 2 days later.

1963 - Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini declares US "The Great Satan". The response on the part of at least one American was, "Bite me Ayatollah!"

1986 - The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of weapons to Iran.

2009 - At Fort Hood, near Kileen, TX, Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:25 pm
by n11pilot
1789 - Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States of America.

1813 - Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain.

1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the United States.

1861 - Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of the Confederacy in the U.S.

1903 - Philippe Bunau-Varilla, as Panama's ambassador to the United States, signed the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty. The document granted rights to the United States to build and indefinitely administer the Panama Canal Zone and its defenses.

1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

1917 - During World War I, Candian forces take the village of Passchendaele, Belgium, in the Third Battle of Ypres.

1952 - The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

1961 - In the Saraha Desert of Algeria, a natural gas well ignited when a pipe ruptured. The flames rose between 450 feet and 800 feet. The fire burned until April 28, 1962 when a team led by Red Adair used explosives to deprived the fire of oxygen. (Devil's Cigarette Lighter)

1983 - U.S. Army choppers dropped hundreds of leaflets over northern and central Grenada. The leaflets urged residents to cooperate in locating any Grenadian army or Cuban resisters to the U.S-led invasion.

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:25 pm
by n11pilot
1492 - Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact.

1637 - Anne Hutchinson, the first female religious leader in the American colonies, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for heresy.

1811 - The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe).

1837 - In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy was shot to death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while trying to protect his printing shop from a third destruction.

1874 - The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly.

1872 - Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned four weeks later.

1893 - The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote.

1916 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

1917 - Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. (This is the date under the new calendar. Under the old calendar then in use in Russia the date was October 25, hence the name "October Revolution".)

1940 - The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed during a windstorm. The suspension bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940.

1944 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first person to win a fourth term as president.

1973 - The U.S. Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval.

1983 - A bomb exploded in the U.S. Capitol. No one was injured.

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:30 pm
by n11pilot
392 - Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion.

1519 - First meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernan Cortes in Tenochtitlan, Mexico.

1734 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands.

1793 - The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for the first time.

1805 - The "Corps of Discovery" reached the Pacific Ocean. The expedition was led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. The journey had begun on May 14, 1804, with the goal of exploring the Louisiana Purchase territory.

1889 - Montana became the 41st U.S. state.

1895 - Wilhelm Roentgen while experimenting with electricity discovered the scientific principle involved and took the first X-ray pictures.

1923 - Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the "Beer-Hall Putsch."

1933 - The Civil Works Administration was created by executive order by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The organization was designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed people in the U.S.

1942 - Allied troops invaded Morocco and Algeria. This action was known as Operation Torch.

1950 - During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.

1979 - U.S. Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Mac Mathias (R-MD) introduced legislation to provide a site on the National Mall for the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered more troop deployments in the Persian Gulf, adding about 150,000 soldiers to the multi-national force fighting against Iraq.

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:52 pm
by n11pilot
1494 - Piero the Unfortunate of the de' Medici family, ruler of Florence, loses his power and flees the state. Not a lottery winner then.

1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte pulls off a coup and becomes the dictator of France under the title of First Consul.

1857 - The "Atlantic Monthly" first appeared on newsstands and featured the first installment of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S. president.

1918 - Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands. Run away!

1923 - In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.

1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

1961 - Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record speed of 4,093 mph.

1965 - The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.
This blackout was followed in nine months by a spike in the birthrate in those areas affected. Apparently when there is no TV people turn to other diversions. ;)

1967 - A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.

1989 - Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:44 pm
by Cousi
n11pilot wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:52 pm
1965 - The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.
This blackout was followed in nine months by a spike in the birthrate in those areas affected. Apparently when there is no TV people turn to other diversions. ;)
I have two cousins born in August of 1966. Coincidence? :lol:

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:26 pm
by n11pilot
Cousi wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:44 pm
I have two cousins born in August of 1966. Coincidence? :lol:

Ha! They wouldn't be the only ones who owe their existence to a lack of television. :lol:

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:47 pm
by n11pilot
1619 - René Descartes has the dream that inspires his "Meditations on First Philosophy".

1674 - Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English. This was actually the second time the Dutch gave the lands known as New Netherlands to the English the first was in 1664.

1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingstone was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

1885 - German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world's first motorcycle. This is disputed by some who claim that the primitive device constructed by Sylvester Roper while working in a US armory during the Civil War was actually the first motorcycle.

1917 - 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White House.

1919 - The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis, MN.

1928 - Michinomiya Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.

1954 - The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA.

1975 - The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution that equated Zionism with racism. The resolution was repealed in December of 1991.

1980 - CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare. Ahem, moving on.

1995 - Nigeria's military rulers hanged playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa along with several other anti-government activists.