This day in #History


This day in #History
October 15th

533 – Byzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.

1520 – King Henry VIII of England orders bowling
lanes at Whitehall

1522 – Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes
governor of Mexico

1552 – Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.

1581 – Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet “Ballet Comique de la Reine ,” is staged in Paris

1582 – Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days

1598 – Spanish general strategist Bernardino de
Mendoza occupies fort Rhine

1641 – Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims
Montreal

1654 – Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of
Overijssel

764 – Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars
singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome ,
which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

1777 – Mjr James Graves Simcoe appointed
commandant of Queen’s Rangers ( Penn)

1783 – Jean Pilstre de Rozier makes captive- balloon ascent

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St
Helena at 51

1827 – Charles Darwin reaches Christ ‘ s Counsel, Cambridge

1842 – Karl Marx becomes editor -in – chief of
Rheinische Zeitung

1846 – Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1 st public use of ether

1860 – 11 -year- old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard

1874 – Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of
work force

1877 – 45 th Congress (1877 -79 ) convenes

1878 – Edison Electric Light Company incorporated

1880 – Koln cathedral completed, 633 years after it begun

1897 – King Leopold II takes Belgian crown

1924 – Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of
Liberty a national monument

1937 – ErnestHemingway novel “To Have & Have Not ” published

1949 – Administration of territory of Manipur taken
over by Indian government

1949 – Billy Graham begins his ministry

1949 – Tripura accedes to Indian union

1951 – Mexican chemist Luis E . Miramontes
synthesized the first oral contraceptive

1964 – Dr MartinLuther King

1969 – Vietnam Moratorium Day ; millions nationwide protest the war

1970 – Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt

1971 – The start of the 2500 -year celebration of Iran , celebrating the birth of Persia.

1974 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory ( macro molecules )

1985 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco
Modigliani

1985 – Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

1985 – Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest
swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6
hours 12 minutes 29 seconds

1987 – 6 th Belgium government of Martens falls

1987 – Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies

1989 – South Africa president FW de Klerk frees
Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners

1989 – South african ANC -founder /leader Walter
Sisulu freed

1990 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins
Nobel Peace Prize

1992 – Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia

1993 – Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1994 – Botswana Pres Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election

1994 – Pres Jean- Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti

2011 – Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida
Opens. This is the world ‘s largest Legoland theme park

2012 – Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker
Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1542 – Djalalud- Din Mohammed Akbar , Mughal
Emperor in India (1556 – 1605)

1785 – Jose Miguel Carrera, president of Chile
(1811 -14)

1931 – Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam,
Eleventh President of India

1937 – Anthony Hopkins, clinical neurologist

1938 – Fela Kuti, Nigerian musician ( d. 1997 )

1940 – Peter Doherty , Australian immunologist , Nobel laureate

2005 – Prince Christian of Denmark

FAMOUS DEATHS

412 – Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria

892 – Al-Mutamid , kalief of Abbasiden , dies

898 – Lambert, Holy Roman Emperor

912 – Abdullah ibn Muhammad , Emir of Córdoba

2000 – Konrad Emil Bloch , German -born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b . 1912 )

2012 – Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia , dies from a heart attack at 89

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