THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/04


This Day in History 23/04
APRIL 23RD

image

1662 – Connecticut chartered as an English colony

1827 – William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays

1891 – Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia

1915 – ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)

1964 – James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mr Charlie” premieres in NYC

image

968 – 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces)

1984 – AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome

1985 – New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula

1993 – Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1564 – William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, English Poet and playwright, traditionally regarded as his birthdate

image

1791 – James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61)

image

1954 – Michael Moore, Flint, Michigan, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko)

image

1977 – Kal Penn, Montclair, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant

image

1982 – Taio Cruz, London/English R&B, Pop, Hip Hop singer

image

1988 – Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer

image

FAMOUS DEATHS

1616 – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

image

1616 – William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

image

1781 – James Abercrombie, British general (b. 1706)

2007 – Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

image

Adejokeiyabadan’s blog

THIS DAY IN HISTORY 02/04


This Day In History 02/04

APRIL 2ND

image

1453 – Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (İstanbul), which would fall on May 29.

1513 – Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon

1827 – Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils

1917 – Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) begins her term as 1st woman member of US House of Reps

1935 – Sir Robert Watson-Watt patents RADAR

1958 – National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA

1966 – Soviet Union’s Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon

1970 – Qatar gains independence from Britain

1987 – IBM introduces PS/2 & OS/2

2005 – James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.

2013 – The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty

2013 – Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1725 – Giacomo Casanova, Venice, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover

1939 – Marvin Gaye (Jr), Wash DC, singer (Sexual Healing)

image

1975 – Adam Rodriguez, American actor

image

FAMOUS DEATHS

1754 – Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686)

1872 – Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80

image

1902 – Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (b. 1814)

1974 – Georges Pompidou, French president, dies in Paris at 62

1997 – Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86

FAMOUS WEDDING

1836 – English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

Adejokeiyabadan’s blog