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04-17-2005, 12:19 AM
Just type your date of birth(month and day) into the search, and post anything interesting.
Like for me, I'm born on October 29th. It's apparently a good date for bad things, because that's the birthday of Joseph Goebbels and Henry III, Black Tuesday, and the death of Anton Levay and Duane Allman. Also, the signing of the European Constiution was done in Rome in 2004, which if I remember correctly is a sign of the end times in Christianity.
On the good news, the first computer-to-computer link of ARPANET was established.
04-17-2005, 12:53 AM
The death of a pope. The nomination of a pope. John Locke was born on it. Shay Rebellion was started on it. Chop Suey was invented.
Most importantly: (I already knew this) This was Judgement Day in T2.
04-17-2005, 01:02 AM
Well, I know Aaliyah died on my birthday.... but here goes...
1718 - New Orleans, Louisiana is founded.
1825 - Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
1944 - World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
1975 - Bruce Springsteen releases Born to Run, the classic album that would launch him to superstardom.
1980 - Microsoft announces their version of UNIX, Xenix. (one for you techies)
1989: Voyager spacecraft reaches Neptune
The unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft sends back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets.
1530 - Ivan IV of Russia ("Ivan the Terrible")
1900 - Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, scientist
1930 - Sir Sean Connery, actor
1933 - Regis Philbin, television host
1949 - Gene Simmons, bassist (KISS)
1958 - Tim Burton, film director, producer, screenwriter
1962 - Viv Campbell, Def Leppard guitarist (never heard em >_>)
1970 - Claudia Schiffer, supermodel
1270 - Louis IX of France on crusade in Tunisia.
1900 - Friedrich Nietzsche - philosopher
2000 - Carl Barks, illustrator of Donald Duck
2001 - Aaliyah, singer (plane crash)
Holidays and observances
Uruguay - National Day.
Roman Empire - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
Australia - Claytonymas. Held in honour of Australian war heroes.
04-17-2005, 01:04 AM
United States Post Office Department is established.
The first Ford Model T is built.
Broderbund releases the computer game Myst.
Jim Henson is born.
Dr. Seuss died.
04-17-2005, 01:12 AM
I've been reading sites like this for awile now. Never seen this one though, hmm.
Check out this one (http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?category=leadstory) and this one (http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/onthisday.aspx) too.
1806 - Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains (it was later named Pikes Peak).
1864 - American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman's March to the Sea.
1889 - Brazil is declared a republic by Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca and Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
1926 - The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
1939 - In Washington, DC, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
1940 - The Warsaw Ghetto, with a population of 400,000 Jews, is sealed off from the outside world by the Nazis.
1956 - The first film starring Elvis Presley (Love Me Tender) opens.
1960 - The Polaris missile is test launched.
1966 - Gemini program: Gemini 12 splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
1969 - Vietnam War: In Washington, DC, 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war.
1971 - Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
1990 - Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
2001 - The Microsoft Xbox video game console launches in North America, along with the now legendary game Halo: Combat Evolved.
2004 - Metroid Prime 2 is released, continuing the long line of Metroid games.
1738 - William Herschel, astronomer (d. 1822)
1630 - Johannes Kepler, astrologer, astronomer and mathematician
Palestine - Independence Day
from the other sites:
1977 - The 100,000,000th U.S.-Built Ford
1859 - Final installment of A Tale of Two Cities is published
1876 - The stock ticker was unveiled.
04-17-2005, 01:28 AM
1793 - After being found guilty for treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is guillotined.
interesting, as that's my name too.
1954 - The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, then the First Lady of the United States.
1999 - War on Drugs: In one of the one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 9,500 pounds (4,300 kg) of cocaine on board.
famous people's bdays same as mine
1824 - Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Confederate Army general (d. 1863)
2004 - Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Holidays and observances
Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes
The legend of Saint Agnes is that she was a member of the Roman nobility, raised in a Christian family, who suffered martyrdom at age thirteen during the reign of the emperor Diocletian, on January 21, 304.
The prefect Sempronius wished her to marry his son, and on her refusal condemned her to death. Roman law did not permit the execution of virgins, so he ordered her to be raped beforehand, but her honour was miraculously preserved. When led out to die she was tied to a stake, but the bundle of wood would not burn, whereupon the officer in charge of the troops drew his sword and struck off her head.
ah, there's a reason to not like my birthday.
1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1665 - The University of Kiel is founded.
1793 - French revolution disestablished Christianity in France
1864 - Calcutta, India almost totally destroyed by a cyclone - 60,000 die
1877 - Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles
1908 - Bulgaria declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire - Ferdinand I of Bulgaria becomes Tsar
1910 - Portugal overthrows the monarchy
1915 - Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
1930 - British Airship R101 crashed in France en-route to India on its maiden voyage.
1936 - The Jarrow March sets off for London.
1944 - Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German Jet fighter over France
1947 - In the first televised White House address, President Harry S. Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries.
1949 - WSAZ, the United States' first television station, located in Huntington, West Virginia, begins broadcasting.
1953 - First documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous
1953 - Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States.
1962 - The Beatles released their first hit, "Love Me Do," in Britain.
1966 - Near Detroit, Michigan a sodium cooling system malfunction caused a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor, killing three workers. The radiation was contained.
1969 - The first broadcast of Monty Python's Flying Circus
1970 - PBS became a television network
1970 - Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
1973 - Signature of the European Patent Convention
1974 - Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 44 injured.
1974 - I Honestly Love You first reaches #1 on the Billboard charts, giving Olivia Newton-John her first top-selling single in the United States.
1981 - Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American citizen
1984 - Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger (41-6).
1990 - After one hundred and fifty years The Herald broadsheet newspaper in Melbourne, Australia is published for the last time as a separate newspaper. Founded in 1840 as The Port Phillip Herald, it is merged with its morning tabloid sister paper The Sun News-Pictorial and the first issue of the new Herald Sun is published on the 8th.
1991 - An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137. Linux kernel version 0.01 is released.
1995 - LandSat 6 was launched, but never reached orbit due to launch failure.
1999 - The Ladbroke Grove rail crash
2000 - Mass demonstrations in Belgrade leading to resignation of Slobodan Milosevic
2003 - Akhmad Kadyrov elected President of Chechnya
1703 - Jonathan Edwards, evangelical Christian leader
1713 - Denis Diderot, philosopher
1824 - Henry Chadwick, baseball writer and statistician
1878 - Louise Dresser, actress (d. 1965)
1830 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (d.1886)
1882 - Robert Goddard, rocket scientist
1894 - Bevil Rudd, South African athlete
1902 - Larry Fine, vaudeville, actor (Three Stooges) (d. 1975)
1902 - Ray Kroc, entrepreneur (see McDonald's Corporation) (d. 1984)
1903 - M. King Hubbert, geophysicist (d. 1989)
1907 - Mrs. Miller, singer (d. 1997)
1908 - Joshua Logan, film director, writer (d. 1988)
1911 - Flann O'Brien, humorist (d. 1966)
1917 - Allen Ludden, television game show host (d. 1981)
1919 - Donald Pleasence, actor (d. 1995)
1921 - Bill Willis, American football Hall of Famer
1922 - Jose-Froilan Gonzalez, Formula One driver
1923 - Glynis Johns, actress
1924 - Bill Dana, actor, comedian
1930 - Pavel Popovich, cosmonaut
1933 - Diane Cilento, actress
1935 - Diahann Carroll, actress
1936 - Václav Havel, playwright, president of the Czech Republic
1937 - Barry Switzer, American football coach
1941 - Eduardo Duhalde, Argentinian former president
1943 - Steve Miller, musician
1948 - Tawl Ross, musician (P Funk)
1951 - Karen Allen, actress
1952 - Clive Barker, writer
1954 - Bob Geldof, musician
1958 - Bernie Mac, actor, comedian
1960 - Daniel Baldwin, actor (Homicide: Life on the Street)
1962 - Michael Andretti, auto racer
1963 - Caron Keating, former Blue Peter presenter (d. 2004)
1965 - Mario Lemieux, hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins
1965 - Patrick Roy, hockey player
1967 - Guy Pearce, actor
1972 - Grant Hill, Orlando Magic basketball player
1975 - Kate Winslet, actress
578 - Justin II, Byantine Emperor
877 - Charles the Bald
1056 - Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor
1214 - King Alfonso VIII of Castile (b. 1155)
1285 - King Philip III of France (b. 1245)
1606 - Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)
1791 - Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman
1813 - Tecumseh, Native American leader
1837 - Hortense de Beauharnais Queen of Holland and mother of the Emperor Napoleon III of France
1913 - Hans von Bartels, German painter
1930 - Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British Secretary of State for Air
1936 - J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and novelist, from complications following neglected tuberculosis (b. 1898)
1941 - Louis Dembitz Brandeis, justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
1943 - Leon Roppolo, jazz musician (b. 1902)
1969 - Walter Hagen, champion golfer
1976 - Lars Onsager, physical chemist
1983 - Earl Tupper, inventor of Tupperware
1986 - Hal B. Wallis, film producer
1986 - James H. Wilkinson, mathematician (b. 1919)
1988 - lil K was born, rock star and part time ninja
1992 - Eddie Kendricks, singer
1995 - Linda Gary, voice actor (b. 1944)
1996 - Seymour Cray, American computer pioneer
2003 - Denis Quilley, British actor
2003 - Dan Snyder, Atlanta Thrashers hockey player
2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American Comedian (b. 1921)
2004 - Maurice Wilkins, DNA pioneer (b. 1916)
Portugal - Republic Day, celebrates the overthrow of the Monarchy in 1910
Hmm, I was born on the same day that napoleans mom died on
04-17-2005, 05:07 AM
August the 27th:
* 479 BC - Battle of Plataea ends the Persian invasion of Greece, Mardonius routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army.
* 55 BC - Julius Caesar Lands in Britain for the first time.
* AD 1776 - Battle of Long Island, in present day Brooklyn, New York British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington
* 1813 - Napoleon defeats the Austrians, Russians and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden
* 1828 - The Russians defeat the Turks at Akhaltzikke.
* 1859 - Oil discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania. World's first successful oil well.
* 1861 - Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
* 1883 - The after effects caused by the Krakatau explosion in Indonesia kills 36,000 people.
* 1896 - The shortest war in the world - 9:02 - 9:40 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar
* 1900 - British defeat Boer commandos at Bergendal
* 1928 - Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, signed by sixty nations
* 1939 - First jet aircraft flight
* 1952 - Reparation negotiations between West Germany and Israel end in Luxembourg; West Germany to pay 3 billion Deutschmarks.
* 1962 - Mariner 2 launched
* 1979 - An IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten and 3 others on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Another near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland kills 18 British soldiers.
* 1990 - The British Broadcasting Corporation launches BBC Radio Five Live at 9am GMT with a mixture of sports, news, and children's programming. The station broadcasts for eighteen hours per day.
* 1991 - The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
* 1991 - Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
* 1993 - The Florida DOT decides to cease producing its distinctive colored U.S. Highway shields so that it can make use of Federal funds for those signs.
* 2003 - Mars makes closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth.
04-17-2005, 08:16 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
[B]Just type your date of birth(month and day) into the search, and post anything interesting.
OMG, Ty, I was doing exactly that yesterday and I hadn't even seen this post (if it was there yesterday). Coincidence... or Psi? *UFO theme*
* 1567 - Mary Queen of Scots is deposed.
* 1701 - Detroit, Michigan founded.
* 1814 - War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward Niagara to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders.
* 1832 - Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass.
* 1847 - After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.
* 1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Kernstown - Confederate General Jubal Early defeats Union troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep Yankees out of the Shenandoah Valley.
* 1866 - Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
* 1901 - O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
* 1910 - James MacGillivray publishes first account of Paul Bunyan in the Detroit News.
* 1911 - Hiram Bingham III re-discoveres Machu Picchu "the Lost City of the Incas".
* 1915 - Passenger ship Eastland capsizes in central Chicago, with the loss of 845 lives.
* 1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in the First World War.
* 1927 - The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
* 1929 - The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it was first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers).
* 1931 - A fire at a home for aged people in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
* 1935 - The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (44°C) in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
* 1937 - Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called "Scottsboro Boys."
* 1943 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, those of the Americans by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.
* 1956 - At New York City's Copacabana Club, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform their last comedy show together which started on July 25, 1946.
* 1959 - At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, US vice-president Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev have a "kitchen debate."
* 1965 - Vietnam War: Four F-4C Phantoms escorting a bombing raid at Kang Chi are the targets of antiaircraft missiles in the first such attack against American planes in the war. One is shot down and the other three sustain damage.
* 1967 - During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (Long live free Quebec!). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delighted many Quebecers but angered the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
* 1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
* 1974 - Watergate Scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously rule that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
* 1983 - George Brett, batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".
* 1998 - Russel Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
* 2001 - Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, and became the only monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
* 2001 - The Taiwan Solidarity Union is established.
* 2002 - James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
* 2002 - Alfred Moisiu becomes President of Albania.
* 1725 - John Newton cleric, songwriter (Amazing Grace) (d. 1807)
* 1783 - Simón Bolívar, South American liberator (d. 1830)
* 1786 - Joseph Nicollet, mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
* 1802 - Alexandre Dumas pere, French playwright, novelist (d. 1870)
* 1803 - Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer (d. 1956)
* 1853 - William Gillette, actor, author (d. 1937)
* 1860 - Alfons Mucha, graphic artist (d. 1939)
* 1864 - Frank Wedekind, dramatist, lyricist, narrator (d. 1918)
* 1878 - Lord Dunsany, writer (d. 1957)
* 1895 - Robert Graves, author (d. 1985)
* 1896 - Hermann Kasack, writer (d. 1966)
* 1898 - Amelia Earhart, aviator (first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic) (d. 1937 (disappeared))
* 1899 - Chief Dan George, Native American actor (d. 1981)
* 1908 - Cootie Williams, trumpeter (d. 1985)
* 1914 - Edwin Mirvish - retailer, impresario
* 1916 - John D. MacDonald, novelist, (d. 1986)
* 1917 - Robert Farnon, conductor, composer and arranger
* 1918 - Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist
* 1926 - Hans Günter Winkler, equestrian jumper
* 1929 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author
* 1931 - Ermanno Olmi, italian director
* 1933 - Doug Sanders, golfer
* 1934 - Rudy Collins, drummer for the Dizzy Gillespie quintet
* 1935 - Pat Oliphant, political cartoonist
* 1936 - Ruth Buzzi, comedienne
* 1942 - Chris Sarandon, actor
* 1945 - Azim Premji, businessman
* 1947 - Robert Hays, actor
* 1947 - Peter Serkin, American pianist
* 1949 - Michael Richards, comedian
* 1951 - Lynda Carter, actress
* 1951 - Chris Smith, British politician, first "out" gay MP
* 1952 - Gus Van Sant, film director
* 1957 - Pam Tillis, country and western singer
* 1963 - Karl Malone, National Basketball Association player
* 1964 - Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball player
* 1965 - Kadeem Hardison, actor
* 1968 - Laura Leighton, actress
* 1970 - Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer
* 1981 - Gauge, erotic actress
* 1982 - Anna Paquin, actress
* 1984 - Dhani Lennevald, tallest in the A-Teens
* 1568 - Don Carlos of Spain, son of Philip II of Spain (b. 1545)
* 1862 - Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States
* 1927 - Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
* 1965 - Constance Bennett, actress
* 1969 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (b. 1904)
* 1980 - Peter Sellers, actor
* 1991 - Isaac Bashevis Singer, author, received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978
* 1996 - Mohammed Farah Aidid, Somali warlord
* 1997 - William J. Brennan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (b. 1906)
Holidays and observances
* Ecuador - Simón Bolívar Day
* Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
* Vanuatu - Children's Day
* Venezuela - Birth of the Libertador (Simón Bolívar Day)
* Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
04-17-2005, 09:20 AM
is it really necessary to cut n paste alll that stuff...
heres some notables
*Shares bday with
-jimi Hendrix - 1970
-King Louis VII of France - 1180
-The Panic of 1873 begins !!!
-Steve Jobs resigns from Apple.....yay ?!?
-Constantine the Great defeats Lucinius
yay, so my birthday coincides with nationwide panic, a loss to Apple computers, and the Fall of the Roman Empire :cool:
April 17th (yes, that's today folks)
1937 - Daffy Duck debuts in Warner Bros' short Porky's Duck Hunt.
1941 - World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
1941 - World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
1970 - Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
2002 - Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two U.S. Air Force F-16s.
1894 - Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet politician and Premier 1958-1964 (d. 1971)
1964 - Maynard James Keenan, Frontman of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle
1972 - Jennifer Garner, actress (Alias, 13 Going on 30)
1980-something - InsaneSith, manically studly
1790 - Benjamin Franklin, politician, inventor, diplomat, printer (b. 1706)
1998 - Linda McCartney, activist, musician (b. 1941)
2003 - Dr. Robert Atkins, developed the Atkins Nutritional Approach
04-17-2005, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Pie™
April 17th (yes, that's today folks)
Happy Freakin' Birthday, Pie.
self-evidently It's IS's birthday too? well, screw him.
have a happy birthday too.
04-17-2005, 02:56 PM
1912 - The passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks at about 2:20 am after hitting an iceberg almost three hours earlier.
1915 - The Armenian Genocide began when the Ottoman Empire undertook the systematic annihilation of Armenian intellectuals and entrepreneurs within the city of Constantinople and later the entire Armenian population of the Empire.
1947 - Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, breaking that sport's color line.
1989 - Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People's Republic of China.
1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, artist (d. 1519)
1990 - Emma Watson, actress :D
04-17-2005, 05:26 PM
People were born.
And a pig ate a sandwhich.
04-18-2005, 06:23 PM
1561 - Mary Stuart returns to Scotland.
And a pig ate a sandwhich.
Originally posted by Alegis
Which year? It is just one of those timeless events that will never be forgotten...
04-18-2005, 06:59 PM
Sweet, same birthday as Danny Elfman!
04-18-2005, 08:26 PM
331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Arbela
959 - Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England
965 - John XIII becomes Pope
1701 - Matthieu Garigue received by French Reformed Church of The Hague
1788 - Nguyen Hue declares himself emperor of Viet Nam
1791 - First session of the French Legislative Assembly
1795 - Belgium is conquered by France
1800 - Spain cedes Louisiana to France via Treaty of San Ildefonso
1811 - First steamboat to sail the Mississippi arrives in New Orleans
1814 - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoleon the previous spring.
1854 - The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
1869 - Austria issues the world's first postcards
1880 - John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Corps Band
1880 - First electric lamp factory opened by Thomas Edison
1885 - United States begins special-delivery mail service.
1887 - Baluchistan conquered by the British Empire
1890 - Yosemite National Park established by Congress
1891 - In California, Stanford University opens its doors
1898 - Czar Nicholas II expels Jews from major Russian cities
1898 - The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
1903 - The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern baseball World Series.
1908 - Ford introduces the Model T car
1910 - A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 20.
1918 - Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (aka "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.
1928 - The Soviet Union introduces its first Five-Year Plan.
1931 - The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
1936 - Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
1938 - Germany annexes Sudetenland
1943 - World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers
1946 - Nazi leaders sentenced at Nuremberg Trials
1949 - The People's Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong
1949 - First rectangular television tubes manufactured by Kimble Glass
1957 - First appearance of "In God We Trust" on paper currency
1958 - NASA created to replace NACA
1959 - Acme Refrigeration incorporated by Adrian Kaiser
1960 - Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom
1960 - Cyprus gains independence from the United Kingdom
1961 - East and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
1961 - Roger Maris sets new record for most home runs in a single season.
1963 - California State Board of Education created.
1964 - Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.
1964 - Japanese Shinkansen (or, "bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
1965 - General Suharto crushes an attempted coup in Indonesia.
1968 - The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
1969 - The Concorde supersonic transport plane breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
1971 - Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida.
1975 - Seychelles gain internal self-government.
1975 - The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
1975 - Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila.
1977 - Brazilian soccer star Pelé retires
1979 - United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama
1982 - Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
1982 - Epcot Center opens at Walt Disney World
1985 - The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev is named head of the Supreme Soviet
1998 - ICANN assumes responsibility for selling top-level domain names for the Internet.
2004 - Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki makes his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
1207 - Henry III of England (d. 1272)
1471 - Frederick I of Denmark (d. 1533)
1760 - William Thomas Beckford, writer, politician (d. 1844)
1865 - Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)
1881 - William Boeing, engineer (d. 1956)
1885 - Louis Untermeyer, author (d. 1977)
1876 - Huynh Thuc Khang, Vietnamese politician
1878 - Othmar Spann, Austrian philosopher and economist (d. 1950)
1890 - Stanley Holloway, British actor
1896 - Liaquat Ali Khan, first Prime Minister of Pakistan, (d. 1951)
1896 - Ted Healy (born Charles Earnest Lee Nash), actor, comedian (d. 1937)
1900 - Tom Goddard, Gloucestershire off spinner and fifth highest first class wicket taker (d. 1966)
1903 - Vladimir Horowitz, pianist (d. 1989)
1904 - Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian physicist
1909 - Sam Yorty, former mayor of Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
1910 - Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934)
1920 - Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
1921 - James Whitmore, actor
1924 - Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States
1924 - William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States
1925 - Bob Boyd, Major League Baseball player (d. 2004)
1926 - Roger Williams, pianist
1927 - Tom Bosley, actor
1928 - Laurence Harvey, actor (d. 1973)
1928 - George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
1930 - Sir Richard Harris, actor (d. 2002)
1935 - Julie Andrews, British actress and singer
1936 - Stella Stevens, actress
1945 - Rod Carew, American baseball player
1946 - Tom O'Brien, American author
1947 - Stephen Collins, actor
1948 - Cub Koda, lead singer, Brownsville Station
1949 - Isaac Bonewits, American author
1950 - Randy Quaid, actor
1954 - Martin Strel, Slovene ultra marathon swimmer
1962 - Esai Morales, actor
1963 - Mark McGwire, American baseball player
1968 - Jon Guenther, American author
1979 - Rudi Johnson, American football player
1985 - Dizzee Rascal, British hip hop artist
1040 - Duke Alan III, Duke of Brittany, poisoned (b. 997)
1404 - Pope Boniface IX (b. c. 1350)
1684 - Pierre Corneille, French author (b. 1606)
1768 - Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (b. 1687)
1708 - John Blow, British composer (born 1648)
1864 - Rose Greenhow, Confederate spy (b. 1817)
1876 - James Lick, California land baron (b. 1796)
1901 - Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan amir (b. c. 1844)
1929 - Antoine Bourdelle, sculptor (b. 1861)
1955 - Charles Christie, pioneer film studio owner in Hollywood (b. 1880)
1980 - George Meany, American trade union leader (b. 1894)
1985 - E. B. White, American author (b. 1899)
1992 - Petra Kelly, German Green politician (b. 1947)
2002 - Walter Annenberg, publisher and philanthropist
2004 - Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
Holidays and observances
Nigeria - National Day
Tuvalu - Independence Day
People's Republic of China - National Day
In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
Roman Catholic: Feast days of Saint Saint Thérčse de Lisieux and Saint Bavo
04-18-2005, 10:09 PM
1403 - King Charles VII of France is born
1512 - Amerigo Vespucci (the guy the Americas are named after) dies
1732 - George Washington is born
1784 - The Empress of China, the first U.S. ship to trade with China, sets sail from New York
1788 - German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is born
1819 - Spain cedes Florida to the U.S.
1857 - German physicist Heinrich Hertz is born
1864 - Civil War: The Battle of West Point is fought
1879 - F.W. Woolworth opens his first five and dime store in New York
1892 - Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay is born
1918 - World War I: In a frenzy of patriotic hysteria, Montana passes a Sedition law out of fear of German spies and labor violence
1923 - Canadian actress Norma Shearer wins a beauty pageant, kicking off her career of stardom
1923 - The 1,000,000th Chevy rolls off the assembly line
1924 - American president Calvin Coolidge gives the first Presidential radio address
1932 - Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy is born
1942 - World War II: President Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as Japanese forces overrun the island chain
1946 - Cold War: U.S. diplomat George Kennan sends a telegram from Moscow to the Department of State. His analysis of the Soviets contributed to the adoption of the containment policy by the U.S.
1949 - Austrian race-car driver Niki Lauda is born
1950 - Disney's Cinderella opens in theaters
1950 - Basketball player Julius Erving is born
1959 - Richard Petty wins the first Daytona 500 in Florida
1965 - Vietnam War: General William Westmoreland issues a controversial request for two more batallions to guard an airbase in Da Nang
1967 - Vietnam War: Operation Junction City is launched to attempt to ease Viet Cong pressure on Saigon
1980 - The "Miracle on Ice." In a historic upset, the underdog U.S. Olympic hockey team defeats the four-time gold medalist Soviet team in New York.
1989 - Tina Turner wins the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocalist
1994 - CIA operative Aldrich Ames is arrested for selling secrets to the Soviet Union
04-19-2005, 06:18 PM
1899 - Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published.
1922 - In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming elected as the first woman governor in the United States.
1928 - Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious gambler, is shot to death over a poker game.
1948 - T.S. Eliot wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1957 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with a dog named Laika on board, becoming the first country to launch a living creature into orbit. The capsule was not designed to be retrievable and she died a few hours later from stress and overheating.
1960 - Filming wraps on The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable (this was the last film either performed in).
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins: Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (63 of whom are American).
2003 - The largest ever solar flare is recorded. (X28)
1916 - Walter Cronkite, news broadcaster
1946 - Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States
1961 - Kathy Griffin, comedienne, actress
1969 - Matthew McConaughey, American actor
1969 - P. Diddy, American rap musician
1928 - Arnold Rothstein, gambler
1955 - Cy Young, American baseball player
wow! all i do is get older.:eek:
04-21-2005, 09:00 AM
1429 - Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc relieves Orléans from English siege.
1661 - China's Ming Dynasty occupies Taiwan.
1672 - Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
1770 - James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
1854 - The Ashmun Institute is officially chartered, becoming the first college for African American students.
1861 - American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union
1862 - American Civil War: New Orleans falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
1903 - A 30,000,000-cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
1910 - Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
1916 - Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
1932 - The radio program One Man's Family debuts.
1944 - Dancing Romeo, the last Our Gang film, premiers.
1945 - World War II: The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
1945 - Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and he designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor.
1945 - Holocaust: The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
1946 - Former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders are indicted for war crimes.
1960 - Payola Scandal: Radio disk jockey Dick Clark denies involvement in the scandal in front of a United States House of Representatives subcommittee.
1967 - After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
1969 - Jazz musician Duke Ellington receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1970 - Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
1974 - Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
1975 - Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind - The last American citizens begin evacuation from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. United States involvement in the war comes to an end.
1988 - Glasnost: Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev promises increased religious freedoms.
1991 - Richard Cheney gives a speech at the Washington Institute's Soref Symposium explaining why he believed it would have been "a mistake" to invade Iraq.
1992 - 1992 Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 54 people will be killed and hundreds of buildings will be destroyed.
1997 - The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.
2002 - The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.
2004 - Richard Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
Some of that stuff is awesome...well not really. Also...
1951 - Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR racer (d. 2001) and a bunch of unkowns share my bday. And this dude died on me bday.
1980 - Alfred Hitchcock, director (b. 1899)
Thanks buddy loved physco.
04-24-2005, 11:28 AM
On my birthday, actually some people got awarded some award for bravery during the SARS crisis in Singapore. Coincidence?
04-24-2005, 11:42 AM
* 1099 - Christian soldiers take Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after a difficult siege during First Crusade.
* 1207 - John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton
* 1381 - John Ball, veteran of Peasants' Revolt, executed in the presence of Richard II of England
* 1410 - Battle of Grunwald (a.k.a. Tannenberg or Zalgiris), power of the Teutonic Knights broken by a defeat from Poles and Lithuanians
* 1685 - In England, the Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, after he was defeated at the Battle of Sedgemore.
* 1789 - Marquis de la Fayette, by acclamation, named colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
* 1799 - In the Egyptian village of Rosette, French Captain Pierre Bouchard finds the Rosetta Stone.
* 1806 - Pike expedition: Near St. Louis, Missouri, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west.
* 1815 - Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders from aboard HMS Bellerophon
* 1862 - American Civil War: Confederates break naval blockade of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
* 1870 - Reconstruction: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
* 1895 - Archie MacLaren scores County Championship record innings of 424 for Lancashire against Somerset at Taunton.
* 1916 - In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing incorporates Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
* 1918 - World War I: Second Battle of the Marne - The battle begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
* 1927 - 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna. See Massacre of July 15, 1927.
* 1929 - First weekly radio broadcast of Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
* 1931 - Kid Chocolate becomes Cuba's first world boxing champion.
* 1944 - World War II: Americans take Saipan
* 1953 - John Reginald Christie executed.
* 1954 - First flight of the Boeing 707, the first American jet passenger airliner.
* 1958 - In Lebanon, 5,000 United States Marines land in the capital Beirut in order to provide military support to the pro-Western government there.
* 1974 - In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
* 1975 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project: Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for U.S.-Soviet link-up in space.
* 1979 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his famous "malaise" speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation."
* 1988 - Die Hard opens in theaters, starring Bruce Willis
* 1989 - Punk rock band Bad Religion releases their sixth album, No Control.
* 1992 - A major fire consumes an entire city block in tourist destination Gatlinburg, Tennessee, destroying the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and several other local businesses in the process. The block was rebuilt and re-opened in 1995.
* 1994 - Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians caught with a corked bat.
* 1995 - Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter becomes the first item sold on Amazon.com
* 1996 - MSNBC cable-DBS channel launched
* 1996 - Hercules C-130 of the Royal Belgian Air Force carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport. Thirty-two people died in the flames, two people died of their injuries. Seven people sustained severe burns.
* 1997 - In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
* 2002 - So-called "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and for the possession of explosives during the commission of a felony. Lindh agrees to serve 10 years in prison for each of the charges.
* 2002 - Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and three other suspects convicted of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
* 2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
* 2004 - Monorail service begins in Las Vegas.
* 2004 - 18 - The Open Championship in golf, known in North America as the British Open, takes place in Troon, Scotland.
* 2004 - The BBC airs the documentary "The Secret Agent", exposing racism by members of the British National Party.
A huge list of births but i specially like:
1956 - Marky Ramone, musician (The Ramones)
1971 - John Dolmayan, drummer (System of a Down)
And the deaths i prefer:
1571 - Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese samurai and warlord
1881 - William 'Billy the Kid' Bonney, American gunfighter
1958 - Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John Lennon
04-24-2005, 08:35 PM
* 523 - John succeeds Hormisdas as Pope.
* 1099 - Paschal II elected Pope.
* 1315 - Louis X of France marries Clemence d'Anjou.
* 1326 - Aradia de Toscano is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult, subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria later known as the Malandanti.
* 1415 - Henry V of England lands at Chef-en-Caux, France with 8000 men.
* 1516 - Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain signed. In it, Francis recognizes Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognizes Francis's claim to Milan.
* 1521 - Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés
* 1553 - Michael Servetus arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
* 1704 - War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim - English and Austrians victorious over French and Bavarians.
* 1905 - Norway holds referendum in favour of dissolving the union with Sweden.
* 1913 - Otto Witte, an acrobat, managed to get himself crowned King of Albania.
* 1913 - invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
* 1918 - Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
* 1920 - Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw begins, lasts till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
* 1923 - First major sea-going ship arrives at Gdynia, newly constructed Polish seaport.
* 1940 - World War II: Battle of Britain begins - The Luftwaffe launches a series of attacks on British fighter bases and radar installations.
* 1942 - Walt Disney's fifth animated feature, Bambi, premiers.
* 1960 - The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
* 1961 - The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin, to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West.
* 1987 - U.S. President Reagan assumes responsibility for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.
* 1993 - Pope John Paul II visits the United States.
* 1997 - The popular, controversial animated series South Park debuts on Comedy Central.
* 2004 - The 28th Summer Olympics opens in Athens, Greece (August 29).
* 2004 - Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes the Fort Myers area in Florida.
STAINLESS STELL BABY!!!!!11 and Bambi :P
most noticable births:
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