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This Day in History

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Ashna, Nov 7, 2005.

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    24 November

    24 November
    1642
    Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's Land, later Tasmania.
    1859
    The Origin of Species, a path-breaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, was published in England.
    1874
    Joseph F.Glidden patented barbed wire.
    1963
    Jack Ruby, a Dallas night-club owner, shot dead Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy's assassin. The macabre incident was witnessed live by millions of television viewers.
    1971
    A hijacker parachuted into a raging thunderstorm from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington, with $200,000 in ransom! A massive manhunt for him proved futile.
     
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    06 January

    06 January

    1535
    The city of Lima in Peru was founded by Francisco Pizarro.
    1681
    The first recorded boxing match took place between the Duke of Albemarle’s butler and his butcher.
    1838
    Samuel Morse made the first public demonstration of the telegraph.
    1907
    Italian educationist, Maria Montessori, opened her first school in Rome.
    1930
    The first trip in an automobile fitted with a diesel engine, a Packard sedan, was completed.
     
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    13 January

    13 January

    1610
    Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto, the fourth satellite of Jupiter.
    1888
    The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington D.C.
    1893
    The British Independent Labour Party was formed with Keir Hardie as its leader.
    1953
    Marshal Josip Tito was chosen president of Yugoslavia.
    1958
    Around 9000 scientists from 43 nations petitioned the United Nations for a nuclear test ban.
    1989
    Computers across Britain were hit by the Friday the 13th virus
     
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    23 January

    23 January

    1492
    The Pentateuch, the Jewish holy book was first printed.
    1924
    Ramsey MacDonald formed the first Labour government in Britain.
    1950
    In a resolution, the Israeli Knesset declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
    1983
    Bjorn Borg announced his retirement from tennis.
    1991
    The world’s largest oil spill was caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait.
     
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    24 January
    1899
    The rubber heel for shoes was patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan.
    1900
    The Newcastle Badminton Club, the world’s oldest club was formed in England.
    1908
    General Robert Baden-Powell established the Boy Scouts.
    1924
    The Russian city of St Petersburg was renamed Leningrad.
    1958
    After warming them to 100,000,0000C, 2 light atoms were bombarded against each other to create a heavier atom, resulting in the first man-made nuclear fusion.
     
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    25 January

    1565
    At the battle at Talikota, a combined army of the Deccan kingdoms destroyed the Vijayanagara army.
    1949
    In the Israeli elections, David Ben-Gurion became the country’s first prime minister.
    1970
    Robert Altman’s popular TV serial MASH premiered.
    1971
    Himachal Pradesh became the 18th Indian state.
    1983
    China’s supreme court commuted Mao’s widow, Chiang Ch’ing’s death sentence, to life.
    1985
    Wasim Akram made his Test debut against New Zealand at Auckland. He took 2 wickets for 105.
     
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    26 January

    26 January

    1531
    Lisbon was hit by an earthquake. About 30,000 died.

    1788
    Captain Arthur Phillip established an English colony at Sydney, in Botany Bay.
    1875
    The electric dental drill was patented by George F. Green.
    1905
    The world’s largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, was found in South Africa.
    1929
    At its Lahore session, the Indian National Congress proclaimed ‘Purna Swarajya’ - complete independence as its goal.
    1950
    India became a republic.
    1988
    Australia’s 200th anniversary was commemorated by a parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbour
     
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    27 January

    27 January

    1302
    Dante, the author of the Divine Comedy became a Florentine political exile.
    1918
    “Tarzan of the Apes,” the first Tarzan film, premiered at New York’s Broadway Theatre.
    1924
    Lenin’s body was placed in a mausoleum in Red Square.
    1967
    Apollo-11 astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee were killed when a fire broke out in their space module during a training session.
    1996
    France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island in the Pacific Ocean.
     
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    28 January

    1099
    The first Crusaders began their siege of Hosn-el-Akrad in Syria.
    1807
    London’s Pall Mall became the first street to be lit by gaslight.
    1928
    Christopher Hornsrud was chosen Prime Minister of Norway at the age of 101.
    1935
    Iceland became the first country to legalize abortion.
    1986
    The US Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lift-off.
    1998
    Michelangelo’s painting Christ and the Woman of Samaria was sold for a record $7.4 million.
     
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    29 January

    1845
    Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven was first published in New York.
    1886
    The first successful gasoline-driven car was patented by Karl Benz.
    1933
    German President von Hindenburg appointed Hitler the leader of the Nazi party.
    1990
    The captain of the oil tanker, Exxon Valdez, Joseph Hazelwood went on trial for the oil spill disaster.
    1991
    Nelson Mandela and Inkatha Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi met in Durban after 28 years, to make another attempt at peace.
    1996
    The 6,138th performance of Cats was held in London, surpassing the record of Broadway’s longest-running musical, A Chorus Line.
     

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