Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anything and everything - The history of all man kind...
User avatar
AeroDillo MkII
Posts: 89
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:20 pm

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

Post by AeroDillo MkII » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:28 pm

n11pilot wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:15 pm

He had 25 wives.
What a terrible punishment. :shock:

User avatar
Cousi
Posts: 182
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:04 pm

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

Post by Cousi » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 pm

1932 - Chancellor Heinrich Brüning declared that Germany cannot, and will not, resume reparations payments.
And thus started the chain of events ending in WWII, a.k.a. WWI part II.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 pm

AeroDillo MkII wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:28 pm
n11pilot wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:15 pm

He had 25 wives.
What a terrible punishment. :shock:

Ha! I think that the potential for overwhelming, tag-team nagging would have made many men shy away from such an arrangement. :)

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:22 pm

Cousi wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 pm
1932 - Chancellor Heinrich Brüning declared that Germany cannot, and will not, resume reparations payments.
And thus started the chain of events ending in WWII, a.k.a. WWI part II.

It certainly was one of the key factors that led to the train wreck of WWII. Brüning's actions perhaps more than any other to that point showed both the flaw in the Allied reparation demands and the inherent weakness in the League of Nations.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:41 pm

1642 - Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy.

1656 - Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins the "Weeckelycke Courante Van Europa" published in Haarlem, Netherlands.

1790 - In the United States, George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address.

1815 - The Battle of New Orleans began. The War of 1812 had officially ended on December 24, 1814, with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. The news of the signing had not reached British troops in time to prevent their attack on New Orleans. My British friends like to point out that our largest victory in the War of 1812 occurred after the peace treaty had been signed. I like to point out that given the British history of the era, the likely hood of them honoring the treaty and giving back New Orleans had they taken it was very slim.

1835 - US national debt is $0 for the first and only time in history.

1838 - Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph code he had devised using dots and dashes as letters. The code was the predecessor to Samuel Morse's code.

1877 - Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and his warriors fought their final battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana.

1889 - The tabulating machine was patented by Dr. Herman Hollerith. His firm, Tabulating Machine Company, later became International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

1900 - U.S. President McKinley placed Alaska under military rule. After the purchase of Alaska from Russia the territory had been pretty much ignored by Washington and went through a few cycles of Naval, Army, Joint Military, Treasury Department governorship as well as periods of no governorship at all.

1916 - WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople.

1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announced his Fourteen Points as the basis for peace upon the end of World War I.

1957 - Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from major league baseball in an article that appeared in "LOOK" magazine.

1959 - Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic.

1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declared a "War on Poverty." Yeah.

1973 - Secret peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed near Paris, France.

1998 - Scientists announced that they had discovered that galaxies were accelerating and moving apart and at faster speeds.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:21 pm

1431 - Investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

1760 - Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat.

1788 - Connecticut became the 5th state to join the United States.

1793 - Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the U.S.

1799 - British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduced income tax, at two shillings (10p) in the pound, to raise funds for the Napoleonic Wars.

1839 - Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science.

1861 - The state of Mississippi seceded from the United States.

1902 - New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public. Yeah, and I'm sure that worked really well.

1905 - In Russia, the civil disturbances known as the Revolution of 1905 eventually forced Czar Nicholas II to grant some civil rights. This was the "Bloody Sunday or Red Sunday" revolution and started on 22 January old calendar, 9 January current calendar.

1909 - Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south).

1936 - The United States Army adopted the M-1 semi-automatic rifle.

1941 - 6,000 People of the Jewish faith were murdered in a pogrom in Bucharest, Romania.

1951 - The United Nations headquarters officially opened in New York City.

1972 - The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbor.

1995 - Russian cosmonaut Valeri Poliakov, 51, completed his 366th day in outer space aboard the Mir space station, breaking the record for the longest continuous time spent in outer space.

2003 - Archaeologists announced that they had found five more chambers in the tomb of Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor. The rooms were believed to cover about 750,000 square feet.

2007 - Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:43 am

49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.

1429 - Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain.

1475 - Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.

1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published.

1861 - Florida seceded from the United States.

1863 - Prime Minister Gladstone opened the first section of the London Underground Railway system, from Paddington to Farringdon Street.

1901 - Oil was discovered at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, TX.

1911 - Major Jimmie Erickson took the first photograph from an airplane in the US while flying over San Diego, CA.

1920 - The League of Nations held its first meeting in Geneva. At this meeting the League of Nations ratified the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I with Germany.

1927 - Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" was first shown, in Berlin.

1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt sailed from Miami, FL, to Trinidad thus becoming the first American President to visit a foreign country during wartime.

1978 - The Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz capsule for a redezvous with the Salyut VI space laboratory.

1984 - The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century.

1990 - Chinese Premier Li Peng ended martial law in Beijing after seven months. He said that crushing pro-democracy protests had saved China from "the abyss of misery."

2003 - North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the global nuclear arms control treaty and that it had no plans to develop nuclear weapons.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:59 pm

1569 - England's first state lottery was held.

1599 - Jacob van Neck's fleet leaves Bantam, Java in modern day Indonesia with 1 million pounds of pepper and cloves and a further half a ship full of nutmeg, mace and cinnamon. Coining the phrase "Spice fleet".

1770 - The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London. Oh for the love of God, why? :evil:

1805 - The Michigan Territory was created.

1838 - First public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail. Basically an interoffice communications.

1861 - Alabama seceded from the United States.

1867 - Benito Juarez returned to the Mexican presidency, following the withdrawal of French troops and the execution of Emperor Maximilian.

1902 - "Popular Mechanics" magazine was published for the first time. I'm sure that one of the articles was "How to Turn an Old Plow into a Lamp".

1913 - The first sedan-type car was unveiled at the National Automobile Show in New York City. The car was manufactured by the Hudson Motor Company.

1922 - Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada.

1935 - Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

1942 - Japan declared war against the Netherlands. The same day, Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies.

1943 - The United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China.

1964 - U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that said that smoking cigarettes was a definite health hazard.

1978 - Two Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 27 capsule linked up with the Salyut 6 orbiting space station, where the Soyuz 26 capsule was already docked.

1988 - U.S. Vice President George Bush met with representatives of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to answer questions about the Iran-Contra affair.

1991 - An auction of silver and paintings that had been acquired by the late Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda, brought in a total of $20.29 million at Christie's in New York.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:30 pm

1528 - Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the "Father of the nation".

1554 - Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia.

1773 - The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC.

1866 - The Royal Aeronautical Society was founded in London. This is the oldest Aeronautical society in the World and its membership is still, ah, ballooning.

1875 - Kwang-su was made emperor of China.

1879 - The British-Zulu War began when the British invaded Zululand.

1882 - Thomas Edison's central station on Holborn Viaduct in London began operation. First coal fired electrical generating plant established for private consumers.

1896 - At Davidson College, several students took x-ray photographs. They created the first X-ray photographs to be made in America.

1908 - A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

1915 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.

1932 - Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

1938 - Austria recognized the Franco government in Spain.

1940 - Soviet bombers raided cities in Finland.

1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.

1966 - U.S. President Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended.

1991 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution authorizing President Bush to use military power to force Iraq out of Kuwait.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 431
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

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

Post by n11pilot » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:48 am

532 - Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian, prompted by chariot racing. This riot or series of riots lasted over a week and resulted in nearly half of Constantinople being burned or destroyed and around 30,000 lives lost. it was started basically by Chariot race hooligans and nearly cost Justinian I his throne.

1128 - Pope Honorius II granted a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar. He declared it to be an army of God.

1785 - John Walter publishes 1st issue of "The Times" of London.

1794 - U.S. President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union.

1898 - Emile Zola's "J'accuse" was published in Paris. This was basically an open letter in defense of Alfred Dreyfus.

1900 - In Austria-Hungary, Emperor Franz Joseph decreed that German would be the language of the imperial army to combat Czech nationalism.

1942 - Henry Ford patented the plastic automobile referred to as the "Soybean Car." The car was 30% lighter than the average car. Only some parts were made from soy bean derived plastic. It was ahead of its time.

1943 - Hitler declares "Total War".

1970 - Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu flees Biafra into exile, leaving his deputy Philip Effiong to surrender to the Nigerian army, unofficially ending the Nigerian Civil War.

1992 - Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Post Reply