Sunday, November 18, 2012
TODAY IN HISTORY
Today in History - November 18 (courtesy of www.historynet.com/today-in-history):
1477- William Claxton publishes the first dated book printed in England. It is a translation from the French of “The Dictes and Sayings of the Philosopers” by Earl Rivers.
1626- St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome is officially dedicated.
1861- The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in Richmond, Virginia.
1865- Mark Twain's first story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York Saturday Press.
190- The second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty is signed. The United States is given extensive rights by Britain for building and operating a canal through Central America.
1905- The Norwegian Parliament elects Prince Charles of Denmark to be the next King of Norway. Prince Charles takes the name Haakon VII.
1906- Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
1912- Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire.
1921- New York City considers varying work hours to avoid long traffic jams.
1928- Mickey mouse makes his film debut in Steamboat Willie, the first animated talking picture.
1936- The main span of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is joined.
1939- The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus.
1949- The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days.
1950- The Bureau of Mines discloses its first production of oil from coal in practical amounts.
1953- Robert D Flach, the internet’s “Wandering Tax Pro”, is born in Jersey City NJ.
1968- Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon.
1978- Congressman Leo Ryan is announced missing on a visit to Jonestown, Guyana.
1983- Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.
1984- The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine.
Posted by Robert D Flach