This day in #History


This day in #History
October 17th

1456 – The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe ( also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia )

1483 – Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor –
general of Spain

1556 – Ex- emperor Karel departs Netherland for
Spain

1651 – Future King Charles II flees from England

1740 – Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia

1806 – Former leader of the Haitian Revolution ,
Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule .

1815 – Napoleon arrives in St Helena

1871 – Great Britain annexes Griqualand South
Africa

1871 – President Grant suspends writ of habeas
corpus

1876 – Henry Morton Stanley ‘s reaches Lualaba
River

1877 – Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa

1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie ).

1907 – Guglielmo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay , Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden , Ireland .

1912 – Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on
Turkey

1916 – Dutch women demonstrate for female
suffrage

1918 – Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic

1945 – Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina

1957 – French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

1979 – Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1983 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu

1984 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded toBruce Merrifield

1985 – French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature

1986 – Yitzak Rabin forms Israeli government

2003 – The pinnacle was fitted on the roof of Taipei 101 , a 101 – floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 50 meters ( 165 feet ) and become the World ‘s tallest highrise .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1959 – Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic

1972 – Eminem[MarshallBruceMathers III ],SaintJosephMissouri,rapper andmovie star The Real SlimShady

1972 – Wyclef Jean, Haitian- born singer

2011 – Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world ‘s richest people ( b. 1919)

FAMOUS DEATHS

934 – Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist , recipient of the Nobel Prize inPhysiology or Medicine ( b. 1852 )

1967 – Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China , dies at 61

1979 – S J Perelman , US humorist (Around the World in 80 Days ), dies at 75

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