On This Day in History: Friday, Sep 03, 2010


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Famous people born on this day:
--> 1856, Louis Sullivan, father of modern US architecture.

Events on this day in history:
--> 1783, Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War, is signed.
--> 1912, World's first cannery opens in England to supply food to the navy.
--> 1921, First bowling league is formed in America, (Barefoot I'll bet!)
--> 1939, England declares war on Germany.


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Re: On This Day in History: Saturday, Sep 04, 2010

September 4:

  • 422: Death of St. Boniface, Pope
  • 476: End of the Reign of Romulus Augustulus, last Roman Emperor of the West
  • 1024: Conrad II the Sailor chosen German king
  • 1187: Ascalon falls to Saladin
  • 1241: Alexander III, King of Scotland. born
  • 1249: Amadeus V de Great, count of Flanders and Savoy born
  • 1260: At the Battle of Montaperto, Tuscan Ghibellines loyal to the emperor defeat the Florentine Guelfs who support papal power
  • 1383: Amadeus VIII, duke of Savoye and the last antipope (Felix V (1439-48)) born
  • 1479: After four years of war, Spain agrees to allow a Portuguese monopoly of trade along Africa's west coast and Portugal acknowledges Spain's rights in the Canary Islands
  • 1561: Mary Stuart holds her first interview with John Knox
  • 1567: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, grants a patent for glass-making to two Flemish merchants in England
  • 1596: Constantijn Huygens, diplomat, musician, poet, scientist (Delightful Folly) born
  • 1609: Navigator Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan
  • 1618: In Chiavenna, Italy "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 2,400 are killed
  • 1622: Composer Jacob Hintze born
  • 1645: The first Lutheran church building erected in America was dedicated at Easton (near Bethlehem), Pennsylvania
  • 1666: Great fire of London destroys St. Paul's Cathedral
  • 1682: English astronomer Edmund Halley discovers his namesake comet
  • 1736: Robert Raikes, Sunday school pioneer born
  • 1768: French novelist and politician Francois Rene de Chateaubriand (French writer and chef who gave his name to a style of steak). born
  • 1781: Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers (in the Valley of Smokes as called by the Native Americans)
  • 1787: Louis XVI of France recalls parliament
  • 1790: Jacques Necker is forced to resign as finance minister in France
  • 1802: Marcus Whitman, American Presbyterian and pioneer medical missionary. In 1836 his family became the first whites to reach the Pacific coast by wagon train. Whitman and his wife Narcissa were murdered by the Cayuse Indians in present-day Washington state in 1847
  • 1803: Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849) born
  • 1807: Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
  • 1810: US naval architect Donald McKay. He built fastest clipper ships born
  • 1813: "The Religious Remembrancer" (later renamed "The Christian Observer") was first published in Philadelphia. It was the first weekly religious newspaper in the U.S., and in the world
  • 1820: Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners
  • 1824: Anton Bruckner was born outside of the Austrian city of Linz. In 1865, Wagner let Bruckner conduct the Linz Choral Society in the first public performance of the final scene from "Der Meistersinger." Today Bruckner's music is securely in the repertory. born
  • 1824: American poet Phoebe Cary (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary) born
  • 1846: Architect Daniel Burnham, builder of skyscrapers born
  • 1847: Anglican clergyman Henry Francis Lyte, 54, suffering from asthma and consumption, penned the words to his hymn, "Abide With Me," before preaching his last sermon in Devonshire, England. (Lyte died 2-1/2 months later.)
  • 1851: Irish nationalist and British John Dillon, Lower house member born
  • 1853: Hermann von Wissmann, German explorer of Africa and governor of East-Africa born
  • 1859: Composer Edoardo Mascheroni born
  • 1862: Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign. This begins his invasion of the with 50,000 Confederate troops
  • 1864: Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1869: Frisian theologist and writer Geert A D Wumkes, (Frision Movement) born
  • 1870: A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed
  • 1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on
  • 1886: Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Arizona
  • 1888: George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film camera, and registered his trademark: "Kodak."
  • 1892: Composer Darius Milhaud born
  • 1894: Some 12,000 tailors in New York City went on strike to protest the existence of sweatshops
  • 1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die born
  • 1906: Composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov completed his autobiography
  • 1908: Novelist and essayist Richard Wright (wrote about the abuses of blacks in white society, best known for Native Son). born
  • 1915: The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in Port-au-Prince
  • 1917: Henry Ford II (industrialist Co.[1940s-80s]) born
  • 1917: The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War One
  • 1918: ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey born
  • 1919: Actor-comedian Howard Morris born
  • 1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones. born
  • 1920: Cooking expert Craig Claiborne born
  • 1931: Actress Mitzi Gaynor born
  • 1941: William Grant Still's "Old California" premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 1941: German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war
  • 1942: Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) born
  • 1942: Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war's first air raid on the Hungarian capital
  • 1943: Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea. When Fred Avey joined "Pappy" Boyington's flock, he found himself among a pack of wolves in Black Sheep's clothing
  • 1944: Actress Jennifer Salt born
  • 1944: British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1945: The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there
  • 1948: Queen Wilhelmina abdicated the Dutch throne for health reasons
  • 1949: Golfer Tom Watson born
  • 1950: Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) born
  • 1951: Actress Judith Ivey born
  • 1951: In the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast, President Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco. It is carried by 94 stations
  • 1952: Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) born
  • 1954: The first passage of the fabled Northwest Passage was completed by ice breakers from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard
  • 1957: Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock
  • 1957: Ford Motor Company began selling its ill-fated Edsel, which proved so unpopular, it was taken off the market in 1959
  • 1960: Actor-comedian Damon Wayans born
  • 1960: Rock musician Kim Thayil (formerly of Soundgarden) born
  • 1964: The TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS
  • 1965: Albert Schweitzer died in Lambarene
  • 1967: Michigan Governor George Romney told a TV interview he'd undergone a "brainwashing" by US officials during a 1965 visit to Vietnam -- a comment that apparantly damaged Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination
  • 1971: Actress Ione Skye born
  • 1971: An Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau, killing 111 people
  • 1972: US swimmer Mark Spitz won a record seventh Olympic gold medal, in the 400-meter relay at the Munich Summer Olympics
  • 1973: Hip-hop singer JeLana LaFleur (Quad City DJ's) born
  • 1973: The Assemblies of God opened its first theological graduate school in Springfield, MO, making it the second Pentecostal denomination to establish its own school of theology. (The first such school was opened by Oral Roberts in Tulsa.)
  • 1978: Actor Wes Bentley born
  • 1982: Twenty-five people were killed when an arson fire engulfed the 55-year-old Dorothy Mae Apartment-Hotel building on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles
  • 1983: U.S. officials acknowledged an American reconnaissance plane had been in the vicinity of a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 that was shot down by the Soviet union, leading to speculation the Soviets had confused the two
  • 1984: Canada's Progressive Conservatives, led by Brian Mulroney, won a landslide victory in general elections over the Liberal Party of Prime Minister John N. Turner
  • 1986: Security forces in South Africa halted a mass funeral for riot victims in Soweto, then swept through the streets, breaking up other services and battling gatherings of youths
  • 1987: A Soviet court convicted West German pilot Mathias Rust of charges stemming from his daring flight to Moscow's Red Square, and sentenced him to four years in a labor camp. (Rust was released the following August.)
  • 1988: Officials in Bangladesh reported that floods had inundated three-quarters of their impoverished nation, claiming 882 or more lives
  • 1989: The Air Force launched its last Titan Three rocket, which reportedly carried a reconnaissance satellite. Since 1964, the Titan Three had sent more than 200 satellites into space
  • 1990: The air evacuation of Western women and children stranded in Iraq and Kuwait resumed, with 25 Americans among the nearly 300 who made it to Jordan
  • 1991: South African President F.W. de Klerk proposed a new constitution that would allow blacks to vote and govern; the African National Congress rejected the plan, charging it was designed to maintain white privileges
  • 1992: The government reported the nation's unemployment rate had edged down to 7.6 percent in August 1992, but also said adult joblessness had worsened slightly and the economy had lost thousands of crucial manufacturing jobs
  • 1993: The Fatah faction of the PLO endorsed a peace accord with Israel
  • 1993: Pope John Paul the Second launched the first papal visit to the former Soviet Union as he began a tour of the Baltic republics
  • 1993: Actor Herve Villechaize died in Los Angeles at age 50
  • 1993: Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, pitched a no-hitter. The New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0. This was the first no-hitter for the Yankees in 10 years
  • 1994: On the eve of a U.N.-sponsored conference on population in Cairo, Egypt, Vice President Al Gore told NBC the United States was seeking a blueprint for world population growth that rejected abortion as a family planning tool and an international right
  • 1995: The Fourth World Conference on Women opened in Beijing with more than 4,750 delegates from 181 countries participating
  • 1995: Attorney William Kunstler, who spoke out for the politically unpopular in a controversial career, died in New York at age 76
  • 1996: Anti-aircraft fire lit up the skies of Baghdad, hours after the United States fired a new round of cruise missiles into southern Iraq and destroyed an Iraqi radar site
  • 1996: Whitewater prosecutors had Susan McDougal held in contempt for refusing to tell a grand jury whether President Clinton had lied at her trial
  • 1997: A triple suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem claimed the lives of eight people, including the three assailants. The event was carried out against innocent civilians. Palestinian Hamas claimed responsibility and identified all three suicide bombers
  • 1997: A trio of Buddhist nuns acknowledged in Senate testimony that their temple outside Los Angeles illegally reimbursed donors after a fund-raiser attended by Vice President Al Gore and later destroyed or altered records to avoid embarrassment
  • 1998: During a visit to Ireland, President Clinton said "I'm sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, describing his behavior as indefensible
  • 1999: Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-security agreement during a ceremony in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
  • 1999: Anti-independence militias in East Timor went on a rampage, hours after the United Nations announced that residents had overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia
  • 1999: Martin Frankel, a Connecticut money manager accused of cheating insurance companies in five states out of more than $200 million dollars, was arrested in Germany
  • 2005: California's SB 1 Bill Originators' and Supporters Turn Against Bill
  • 2005: Oil spill spotted along Mississippi River
  • 2005: Childhood ibuprofen-triggered asthma a concern
  • 2005: Tempers flare over New Orleans tragedy
  • 2005: India struggles with encephalitis outbreak
  • 2005: Controversy over whether New Orleans Mayor failed to follow hurricane plan
  • 2005: Israelis, Pakistanis watch and wait as ties develop
  • 2005: PayPal freezes $20k in hurricane relief donations
  • 2005: Australia hits new Telstra privatization hurdles
  • 2005: Hurricane Maria forms in Atlantic
  • 2005: Kuwait donates US$500 million to Katrina relief efforts
  • 2005: EU, China fail to agree on textile trade
  • 2005: TV debate between German chancellor Schröder and opposition leader Merkel held
  • 2005: Former US VP Al Gore spearheads transport of hurricane victims to relief in home state
  • 2005: Police shoot eight gunmen on New Orleans bridge, five dead
  • 2006: American tennis player Andre Agassi retires
  • 2006: Former South African apartheid regime's police minister repents
  • 2006: Over 1000 illegal immigrants arrived at Canary Isles this weekend
  • 2006: Israel offers peace treaty with Lebanon
  • 2006: Gunman kills and injures tourists in Jordanian capital
  • 2006: Bomb attack in Iraq kills two British soldiers
  • 2006: Suicide bomber kills British soldier in Afghanistan
  • 2006: Chicago apartment fire kills six children
  • 2006: New Zealand recycles old computers for free
  • 2006: Kofi Annan to appoint secret mediator for Israeli soldier release negotiations
  • 2006: Tropical Depression Six Shows Signs of Organization
  • 2006: Russian President Putin visits Greece to discuss energy issues
  • 2006: Turkey - Two more killed in PKK-related bombings
  • 2006: EU and Iranian leaders to meet over nuclear row
  • 2006: Two-thousand traffic fines laid in Ontario this weekend
  • 2006: Somalia - Peace deal signed to unite government and Islamists
  • 2006: India's Enforcement Directorate issues notice to Natwar Singh
  • 2006: Sri Lankan government announces first significant gain into rebel-held territory
  • 2006: Canadian soldiers killed, wounded by U.S. A-10 Thunderbolts' "friendly fire"
  • 2006: Crocodile Hunter's Steve Irwin dies at 44
  • 2006: Egypt - Rail accident claims five lives
  • 2007: The highly dangerous Hurricane Felix ripped into Central America on Tuesday, smashing up a port on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast and threatening deadly mudslides in Honduras and Guatemala
  • 2007: The next three to four months will be vital to determine if violence in Iraq can be cut further and security maintained with fewer American troops, the number two U.S. military commander in Iraq said on Tuesday
  • 2007: After a lightning visit to Iraq where he hinted at possible U.S. troop cuts, President George W. Bush arrived in Australia on Tuesday for an Asia-Pacific leaders' meeting amid heavy security and anti-war protests
  • 2007: A star running back and five black classmates in Jena, Louisiana, were arrested on attempted murder and conspiracy charges after a fight last year left a white student beaten and bloodied. Some residents tell CNN's Susan Roesgen the incident might never have happened were it not for the nooses
  • 2007: Hurricane Felix roared ashore near the Nicaragua-Honduras border early today as a Category 5 storm -- the first time in recorded history that two top-scale storms have made landfall in the same season
  • 2007: Belgian justice prosecutes Scientology
  • 2007: Hualien warm-up of ING Taipei Marathon kicked off
  • 2007: Woman suffers heart attack at cardiology summit
  • 2007: Band manager Daniel Biechele shown parole support by families of victims of the Station nightclub fire
  • 2007: Adventurer Steve Fossett missing
  • 2007: Large scale gene transfer between single-celled and multicellular organisms reported
  • 2007: Police discover five bodies in Victoria, Canada home
  • 2007: Hurricane Felix makes landfall in Nicaragua
  • 2008: Sony recalls 440,000 laptops due to wiring faults
  • 2008: Tropical Storm Ike upgraded to hurricane status
  • 2008: Google removes ownership claim from Chrome EULA
  • 2008: Pre-election call in Canada, Conservatives start ads, including during kids TV
  • 2008: Dow falls 340 points amid unemployment and retail sales rates news
  • 2008: Fear and loathing on the campaign trail, August 2008
  • 2009: At Roslin Orphanage, children giggle as they try to master the "Chicken Dance." It's a far cry from the conditions the orphans were living in months earlier. "They are cheerful-looking and photogenic, but close to all have a very sad story," said Budi Soehardi, an airline pilot who founded the West Timor orphanage. Soehardi and his wife care for 47 children at the orphanage
  • 2009: Michael Jackson's family and friends gathered at Forest Lawn cemetery near Los Angeles Thursday evening for their final farewell to the pop singer, who died 10 weeks ago. When the hour-long service ended, his brothers lifted Jackson's casket for a final time to carry him inside the Great Mausoleum, where he was placed in his crypt. A family statement said it was "his final resting place."
  • 2009: A north Georgia pastor was shot to death by police when he struck an officer with his car after he was seen in a vehicle with a drug suspect, authorities told CNN
  • 2009: Teenagers "wanted to blow up school on anniversary of Columbine massacre"
  • 2009: US unemployment rate highest in 26 years
  • 2009: Author and playwright Keith Waterhouse dies at 80
  • 2009: Thousands displaced after heavy flooding in Burkina Faso


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Re: On This Day in History: Saturday, Sep 04, 2010

He,he been at the 'wolfram/Alpha' again Mike. :)

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