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

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Post by Cousi » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:19 pm

n11pilot wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:20 pm
1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.
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She looks fantastic for her age!
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Post by n11pilot » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:54 pm

Cousi wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:19 pm
n11pilot wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:20 pm
1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.
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She looks fantastic for her age!
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She does indeed, but I understand there is a portrait of her in a closet at her house that is looking mighty old. :lol:

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Post by n11pilot » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:58 am

This is for 29 November. Once again don't read it tonight if you want to be surprised tomorrow on the actual day. ;)

1530 - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, former adviser to England's King Henry VIII, died.

1864 - The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp. This should be the Sand Creek Mass Murder.

1929 - The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

1939 - The USSR broke off diplomatic relations with Finland prior to a Soviet attack.

1945 - The monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic proclaimed.

1947 - The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

1961 - The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.

1963 - A Trans-Canada Airlines DC-8F with 111 passengers and 7 crew members crashed in woods north of Montreal 4 minutes after takeoff from Dorval Airport. All aboard were killed. The crash was the worst in Canada's history.

1963 - U.S. President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.

1975 - Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.

1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.

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Post by n11pilot » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:28 pm

1016 - Cnut the Great (Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'. Apparently Edmund earned the nickname "Ironside" from his staunch defense of England from earlier attempts by Cnut to seize the kingdom.

1648 - English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I.

1700 - 8,000 Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated an army of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. King Charles XII died on this day.

1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.

1786 - Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making his the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.

1803 - Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France.

1804 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase went on trial accused of political bias. He was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate.

1838 - Three days after the French occupation of Vera Cruz Mexico declared war on France.

1853 - During the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Sinope.

1897 - Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.

1906 - George Parker Bidder, President of the Marine Biological Association (UK) released a glass bottle with a message into the North Sea. The bottle spent 108 years and 38 days at sea before it was found on the shores of Germany in 2015.

1936 - London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire. The structure had been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.

1939 - The Russo-Finnish War began when 20 divisions of Soviet troops invaded Finland. And thus was born the Winter Olympic sport of the Biathlon.

1949 - Chinese Communists captured Chungking.

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1835 - Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.

1909 - The Pennsylvania Trust Company, of Carlisle, PA, became the first bank in the in the U.S. to offer a Christmas Club account.

1913 - Ford Motor Company institutes world's first moving assembly line for the Model T Ford.

1925 - The Locarno Pact finalized the treaties between World War I protagonists.

1934 - Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated. Stalin seizes the incident as an excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.

1941 - In the U.S., the Civil Air Patrol was created. In April 1943 the Civil Air Patrol was placed under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Forces.

1955 - Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery, AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

1959 - 12 countries, including the U.S. and USSR, signed a treaty that set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, which would be free from military activity.

1965 - An airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began.

1969 - The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II. If you won this lottery you were the prize.

1984 - A remote-controlled Boeing 720 jetliner was deliberately crashed into California's Mojave Desert to test an anti-flame fuel additive. The test proved to be disappointing but spectacular.

1987 - Construction began on the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France.

1989 - East Germany's Parliament abolished the Communist Party's constitutional guarantee of supremacy.

1990 - British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel finally met under the English Channel.

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1804 - Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

1816 - The first savings bank in the U.S., the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for business.

1823 - U.S. President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.

1845 - Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.

1901 - Gillette patented the KC Gillette Razor. It was first razor to feature a permanent handle and disposable double-edge razor blades. The razor was a qualified success commercially but really took off when the US entered WWI. The razor was issued as part of personal equipment to every Doughboy going "Over there". The safety razor was adopted by most of a generation en masse.

1917 - During World War I, hostilities were suspended on the eastern front.

1927 - The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A automobile. It was the successor to the Model T.

1929 - First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien.

1939 - New York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago landed at 12:01 a.m.

1942 - A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr. Enrico Fermi and his staff at the University of Chicago.

1954 - The U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute." The censure was related to McCarthy's controversial investigation of suspected communists in the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

1961 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro declared in a nationally broadcast speech that he was a Marxist-Leninist and that he was going to lead Cuba to communism.

1982 - Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Barney Clark. He lived 112 days with the device. The operation was the first of its kind.

1997 - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent counsel investigation of telephone fund-raising by President Clinton and Vice President Gore. She had concluded that they had not violated election laws.

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Post by n11pilot » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:45 pm

1586 - Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia. Goods news indeed for a nation whose cuisine seems based on boiling things, as in a GI saying,"I think our British cousins would boil a Snickers bar". :)

1792 - The trial of France's King Louis XVI began. He was eventually put to death for 33 charges. The charges included "Treason", and "Conspiring with foreign powers".

1818 - Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of the union.

1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States.

1835 - In Rhode Island, the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company issued the first fire insurance policy.

1854 - Eureka Stockade incident occurred. This is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria, are killed by troops in an uprising over mining licences.

1910 - The neon lamp was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The lamp was developed by French physicist Georges Claude.

1931 - Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time. Thousands cheered, quietly because even though the nation was still deep in the throes of prohibition Alka Seltzer was considered to be the ultimate hangover curative.

1947 - The Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" opened at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater.

1948 - The "Pumpkin Papers" came to public light. The House Un-American Activities Committee announced that former Communist spy Whittaker Chambers had produced microfilm of secret documents hidden inside a pumpkin on his Maryland farm.

1967 - In Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.

1973 - Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of Jupiter. The first outer-planetary probe had been launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on March 2, 1972.

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Post by n11pilot » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:40 pm

1534 - Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad. I wonder what the less famous Suleiman the Modest was doing that day?

1563 - Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years.

1619 - 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

1783 - Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

1791 - Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published.

1875 - Democrat William Marcy (Magear) Tweed, the "Boss" of New York City's Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled from the U.S.

1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set sail for France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference. Wilson became the first chief executive to travel to Europe while in office.

1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration. The program had been created in order to provide jobs during the Great Depression.

1942 - U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland for the first time during World War II.

1965 - The U.S. launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Comdr. James A. Lovell on board.

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771 - Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman. Most likely the assisted death of Carloman.

1349 - 500 people of the Jewish faith in Nuremberg were massacred during Black Death riots.

1560 - Charles IX succeeded as King of France on the death of Francis II.

1776 - In Williamsburg, VA, at the College of William and Mary the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized.

1797 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Paris to command forces for the invasion of England.

1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte left his army as they were retreating from Russia.

1848 - U.S. President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming the fact that gold had been discovered in California.

1904 - The Russian fleet was destroyed by the Japanese at Port Arthur, during the Russo-Japanese War.

1913 - Britain outlawed the sending of arms to Ireland.

1933 - Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Cheers!

1934 - Fighting broke out between Italian and Ethiopian troops on the Somalian border.

1944 - During World War II, Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy.

1945 - The so-called "Lost Squadron" disappeared. The five U.S. Navy Avenger bombers carrying 14 Navy flyers began a training mission at the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. They were never heard from again.

1962 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to cooperate in the peaceful uses of outer space.

1977 - Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen due to peaceful relations with Israel.

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Post by n11pilot » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm

1240 - Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev; out of 50,000 people in the city only 2,000 survive. This was the end result of a siege that had begun on 28 NOV.

1735 - In London, French surgeon Claudius Amyand peformed the first successful appendectomy at St. George's Hospital. The patient was an 11-year old boy that had swallowed a pin.

1790 - The U.S. Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia.

1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the U.S.

1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated the first gramophone, with a recording of himself reciting Mary Had a Little Lamb.

1884 - The construction of the Washington Monument was completed by Army engineers. The project took 34 years.

1907 - In Monongah, WV, 361 people were killed in America's worst mine disaster.

1917 - More than 1,600 people died when two munitions ships collided in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1917 - Finland proclaimed independence from Russia.

1921 - Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland.

1923 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge became the first president to give a presidential address that was broadcast on radio.

1926 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini introduced a tax on bachelors. This seems unfair considering how much money bachelors put into the economy by eating takeout, buying birthday and Christmas presents for numerous single women, bar tabs, etc.

1957 - America's first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed when the satellite blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL.

1989 - Egon Krenz resigned as leader of East Germany.

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