What ten things happened on your birthday?

What ten things happened on your birthday? (Not the actual year you were born or when you were alive, but in history.)

[ul][li]Women in the four Australian states without female suffrage gain the right to vote in 1902[/li][li]Anne Frank born in 1929[/li][li]Medgar Evers murdered in 1963[/li][li]Laws agains interracial marriage declared unconstitutional in 1967[/li][li]Venera 4 launched in 1967[/li][li]Gossamer Albatross crossed the English Channel in 1979[/li][li]Ronald Reagan tells Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall’ in 1987[/li][li]Boris Yeltsin elected President of Russia in 1991[/li][li]Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman murdered in 1994[/li]Gregory Peck died in 2003[/ul]

Is there a “this day in history” link to help make this easier?

I do know one without looking.

Fellow Doper twickster and I share a complete birthday, being born in the same day and year.

You could enter the date in Wiki.

[li]Troy sacked in the Trojan war[/li][li]Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon[/li][li]Continental Congress appoints committee to draft a declaration of independence[/li][li]Sir Barton becomes first horse to win Triple Crown (wins Belmont Stakes)[/li][li]crash at Le Mans kills over 80 spectators and injures over 100[/li][li]only successful escape from Alcatraz[/li][li]George Wallace stands at door to block black students from entering U. Alabama[/li][li]Timothy McVeigh executed[/li][li]Ronald Reagan’s funeral[/li][li]Kamehameha Day in Hawaii (annual)[/li][/ul]

Okay, I found a site and will have to do some serious trimming to get it to 10. It will be a kind of eclectic mixture, that’s for sure.

1776 Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70¢ a day for carpenters, 42¢ for tailors
1783 Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states
1879 Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp
1890 Ellis Island (New York NY) opens as a US immigration depot
1907 For the 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal the new year
1938 Dr R N Harger’s “drunkometer”, 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana
1958 Cuban dictator Batista flees
1981 CNN Headline News debuts
1990 The Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1995 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his “Calvin & Hobbes” comic strip:(:(:frowning:

[li]Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.[/li][li]First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which would become The New York Times.[/li][li]Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter “H” in the Hollywood sign.[/li][li]Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.[/li][li]Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.[/li][li]Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.[/li][li]Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.[/li][li]Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.[/li][li]Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.[/li][li]Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.[/li][/ul]

The only one I know for certain: JFK was assassinated.

Okay, here’s 10 that I found via Wikipedia (well, 9 including the JFK one)

[li]1718 - Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as “Blackbeard”) is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard. [/li][li]1906 - “S-O-S” is adopted as the international distress signal. [/li][li]1917 - "The NHL was founded. [/li][li]1922 - Egyptology: Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opens the tomb of Tutankhamun. [/li][li]1963 - In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is killed and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded by an assassin, identified as Lee Harvey Oswald, who was later captured and charged with the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit. That same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States. [/li][li]1975 - Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco. [/li][li]1977 - First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet. [/li][li]1986 - Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Brubick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history. [/li][li]1987 - Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom. [/li][li]1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery. [/li][/ul]

1798 - Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

1830 - “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.

1844 - Samuel F. B. Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a Bible quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland.

1883 - The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.

1895 - Henry Irving becomes the first personage from the theatre to be knighted.

1930 - Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).

1940 - Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.

1962 - Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

1970 - The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.

1976 - In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world’s best wines.

1775 Revoloutionary War begins
1861 First blood of the Civil War
1861 Baltimore Riots
1865 Lincoln’s funeral
1897 First Boston Marathon
1902 Earthquake in Guatemala
1927 Mae West went to jail
1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising begins
1993 Branch Davidian compound burns
1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

I was born on November 6, 1984, the day that Reagan beat Mondale.

Other November 6 events:

[li]1528 - Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.[/li][li]1632 - Death of King Gustavus Adolphus the Great of Sweden in the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years War.[/li][li]1789 - Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.[/li][li]1844 - The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.[/li][li]1861 - American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.[/li][li]1869 - In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University defeats Princeton University, 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.[/li][li]1913 - Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.[/li][li]1918 - The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.[/li][li]1947 - Meet The Press makes its television debut[/li][/ul]

September 19th


1356 - English defeat the French in the Battle of Poitiers
1777 - First Battle of Saratoga
1863 - Battle of Chickamauga
1900 - Butch & Sundance’s first robbery
1991 - Otzi the Iceman discovered


1802 - Kossuth Lajos born
1905 - Leon Jaworski born

[li]55 - Simon Magus heals Britannicus [/li][li]505 - Cadorius crowned King of the Britons [/li][li]969 - Birthday of Udo von Thuringen[/li][li]1257 - Battle of Philadelphia [/li][li]1807 - State of Metropotamia admitted to Union [/li][li]1882 - Gigantopiths discovered on Lamuri[/li][li]1919 - First commercial televisor transmission[/li][li]1952 - Coopernagel assassinated [/li][li]1988 - Aeolia disaster [/li][li]2002 - Tomb of Zoroaster opened[/li][/ul]

At first I thought that said Areola disaster!

No, the areola disaster happened shortly after my birth. But Mom still won’t quit reminding me about it.

1588–Ole Worm, Danish physician born
1637–Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife
The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered
1913–“My Lady’s Boot” released
1931–Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft/Jim Jones, American cult leader born
1958–Richard Nixon’s car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators/Trade mark Velcro is registered.
1979 - Van Halen’s David Lee Roth collapsed on stage in Spokane, Washington.
1981–Pope shot in Rome

Here’s a source: http://www.datesinhistory.com/

October 13

0539 Persian Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon
1492 Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas
1775 Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet
1919 Race riot at Elaine Arkansas
1960 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in NY
1963 “Beatlemania” is coined after the Beatles appear at the Palladium
1970 Angela Davis arrested in NYC
1978 Tiros N, US’s First 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched
1983 Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
Herblock, Paul Simon, Margaret Thatcher, Yves, Montand, Lenny Bruce, Demond Wilson, Kelly Preston born; Ed Sullivan died.

January 23:

1533 - Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.

1556 - The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.

1719 - The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.

1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States’ first female doctor.

1897 - Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

1912 - The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.

1941 - Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

1960 - The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet)in the Pacific Ocean. * (would that be for 20 minutes in the Marianas Trench???)*

1968 - North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.

1996 - The first version of the Java programming language was released.

I didn’t bother inserting my own birth in 1954. :smiley:

1471: Le Morte d’Malory
1681: Georg Philipp Telemann born
1794: Cotton gin patented
1854: Paul Ehrlich born
1863: Casey Jones born
1871: Albert Einstein born
1889: Zeppelin patented
1910: Lakeview Gusher vented
1964: Jack Ruby convicted
1994: Linux kernel 1.0.0 released

March 14 is kinda dull. On the other hand, it’s Pi Day and that makes up for a lot.

  • 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
    • 1154 - Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
    • 1776 - Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.
    • 1777 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington’s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
    • 1828 - Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
    • 1924 - The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
    • 1948 - CLOTHAHUMP IS BORN!
    • 1972 - Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
    • 1997 - Titanic is released in theaters. This movie would become the most financially successful movie in U.S. history, grossing approximately $1.8 billion worldwide.
    • 1998 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.