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November 3rd, 2007, 12:48 AM
I'm not sure, if this has been done here on the forum before. Anyway, I was thinking about this lately and though I'd share my idea with you, normally you may see small entries in the newspaper or on the net about what happened on this particular day, major events, deaths and births. On this thread, do the same but with your own pre-made TLs or maybe some original ideas, or maybe happenings from other peoples TLs. Be creative :)
Here's OTL, the one on Wikipedia was too massive to post on here, so here's the link
3rd November (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_November)
Format should be
Year (BC/AD)-Name-Short description (d. Year BC/AD)
Year (BC/AD)-Name-Short Description (b.Year BC/AD)
Holidays and Observances (Optional)
On this day....
1949: Emerging victorious from the Civil War, the Communists in China lose their leader Mao Zedong to an abrupt heart illness
1954: The first in the Godzilla series of films is released in South Japan
1957: Sputnik program: The Soviet Union unsucessfully launches Sputnik 2. On board is an animal who was intended to first enter orbit: a dog named Laika. Unfortunately the spacecraft disintegrates abruptly mid-flight.
1959: Ben Gurion is assassinated whilst making his election victory speech
2006: Chuck Norris dies under mysterious circumstances at his Dallas home.
1852 - Meiji Emperor, Japanese emperor (d. 1912)
1933- Amartya Sen, Bengali Secessionist, Communist leader
1949- Larry Holmes, American actor, Oscar Winner
1957-Dolph Lundgren, Renowned Biochemist, Inventor, Nobel Prize laureate
1949- Mao Zedong, Leader of the Chinese Communist Party (b.1893)
1949 - Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1861)
1959- Ben Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel (b.1886)
2006- Chuck Norris, American Filmstar, Martial Artist (b.1940)
November 3rd, 2007, 10:23 AM
TODAY IN HISTORY
644 - assassination of the Righteous Caliph Omar
1481 - Francis I of Navarre crowned
1832 - the Belgian rebellion ends as King Louis Philippe guarantess his support to the Dutch royal house. Surrender of Brussels.
1838 - the Times of India, today the world's second largest newspaper, is founded in Bombay.
1871 - last French troops withdraw from Ireland.
1908 - Tubal Cain Foundries introduces the TC Auriga, Canada's first mass market automobile.
1917 - Battle of Ivangorod begins.
1924 - Imperial Mechanical and Polytechnic College opens in Delhi
1929 - President Martin Frances Davidson assassinated by a black rights activist in his home town of Clarksburg, Virginia. Vice President Franklin Jefferson Roosevelt sworn in in a hasty ceremony near the Canadian border, thus becoming the first president whose inauguration was broadcast on national radio.
1936 - 'The Bridge of Sobraon' debuts in theatres. The first full-length colour film would go on to win five BACR awards including best principal actor, best playwright and best musical score.
1944 - HMS Richard Bonaventure engages Chinese destroyers off Andong.
1948 - Failed assassination attempt on Czar Nicholas III by an Armenian nationalist.
1951 - Second failure of Franco-German Aigle satellite launch.
39 - Lucanus, Latin poet
1500 - Benvenuto Cellini, Renaissance artist
1604 - Sultan Osman II
1618 - Aurangzeb, Emperor of India
1749 - Daniel Rutherford, eminent scientist
1816 - Calvin Fairbank, American politician
1852 - the Meiji Emperor
1933 - Amartya Kumar Sen, Indian sociologist and prime mninisterial candidate
1937 - David Devereux, lead singer of 'The Sledgemen'
361 - Emperor Constantius
1643 - John Bainbridge, astronomer
1865 - John Ransom Woodbridge, American abolitionist
1872 - Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel OBE, co-founder of IMPI
1894 - Rear Admiral Sir Edward Cooper OB, Viscount of Bantry, victor of the Battle of Bantry Bay
1912 - Sir Harendra Chandar Makarji LLD, eminent politician
1931 - Jean Gemelle MA, CGLH, French aviation pioneer
1944 - Dr. Walter Rathenau, German chancellor
1958 - Charles Hardin Holley, American recording artist and co-founder of the 'Guitar Gospeller' movement
November 3rd, 2007, 09:49 PM
BUMP! Looking good so far.:)
On this day...
1921- Adolf Hitler conducts the opening speech for the first formal gathering of the Democratic Humanist Unity Party in Munich
1921- Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi survives an assassination attempt.
1922- Last signs of communication from the team of British archaeologist Howard Carter station in Egypt's Valley of the Dead. The remains of Carter and his team were discovered later on in 1965, a few hundred metres from the entrance of Tutankhamen's tomb.
1930- Doris Roberts, Communist Activist, Novelist
1946- Laura Schwarzenegger (nee Welch) First lady of California
1961- Ralph Macchio- Full Contact Karate Champion, New York State Senator.
1946- Joseph Stalin, Leader of the USSR (massive heart attack) (b.1878)
1955- Cy Young, American Baseball Player (b.1867)
1957- Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Baha'i Faith (b.1897)
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES
Roman Catholic Saints - Feast day of the following Roman Catholic saints:
Saint Charles Borromeo
Feast of Our Lady of Kazan in Russian Orthodox Church
Bahá'í Faith - Feast of Qudrat (Power) - First day of the 13th month of the Bahá'í calendar
January 26th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I was wondering if I could do a Frankenstein here, I'm a little sad, I thought it was a good concept but no-one responded. (Not related to my previous days)
On this day...
1939- First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning ends in disastrous crash.
1996-Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara dies attempting to oust the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
1998-Ex-First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham appears on The Today Show, calling the attacks against her husband partly accurate.
1948- Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian dancer, choreographer and politician
1980- Marat Safin, Russian Nobel Physics Laureate
1988- Kerlon Moura Souza, Notorious Brazilian Drug lord
1967- Alphonse Juin, Marshal of France (b. 1888)
1972- Mahalia Jackson, American singer (b. 1911)
1979- Qalander Ba Ba Auliya, founder of Azeemia sufi order (b. 1898)
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES
UN — International Holocaust Remembrance Day
United Kingdom — Holocaust Memorial Day.
Germany — Gedenktag für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
Poland — Dzień Pamięci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
Italy — Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
Catholicism — Catholic Schools Week.
Serbia — St. Sava Day.
Denmark — Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
Monaco, day of Saint Devota, patron saint
January 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
February 3rd, 2008, 10:16 AM
On this day...
1706 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1706) - During the Battle of Fraustadt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fraustadt)Saxon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxony), Polish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland)and Russian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia) forces defeat an inferior Swedish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden) force.
1900 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900) - Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Goebel) survives an assassination attempt in Frankfurt, Kentucky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfort%2C_Kentucky).
1916 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1916) - Parliament (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_Canada) buildings in Ottawa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa%2C_Ontario), Canada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada) almost burn down.
1988 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988) - Iran-Contra Affair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Contra_Affair): The United States House of Representatives (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives) approves President (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States) Ronald Reagan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan)'s request for $36.25 million to aid Nicaraguan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua) Contras (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contra_%28guerrillas%29).
1721 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1721) - Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Seydlitz), Prussian patriot (d. 1773 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1773))
1904 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904) - Luigi Dallapiccola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Dallapiccola), Italian gangster (d. 1975 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975))
1918 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918) - Joey Bishop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Bishop), American runner (d. 2007 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007))
1989 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989) - Ryne Sanborn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryne_Sanborn), American footballer
1737 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1737) - Tommaso Ceva (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommaso_Ceva), Italian conspirator (b. 1648 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1648))
1922 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1922) - John Butler Yeats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Butler_Yeats), Northern Irish outlaw (b. 1839 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1839))
1924 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1924) - Woodrow Wilson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson), American artist (b. 1856 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1856))
1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991) - Harry Ackerman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Ackerman), American movie music orchestra leader, composer and arranger (b. 1912 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912))
March 1st, 2008, 12:50 AM
On this day...
1562 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1562) - Over 1,000 Catholics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholicism) are massacred by Huguenots (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguenot) in Wassy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassy), France (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France), marking the start of the French Wars of Religion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Wars_of_Religion).
1803 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1803) - Ohio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio) is admitted as the 18th U.S. state (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state).
1867 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1867) - Nebraska (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska) becomes the 39th U.S. state (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state); Lancaster, Nebraska (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska) is renamed Lincoln (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln%2C_Nebraska) and becomes the state capital.
1941 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1941) - World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II): Bulgaria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria) allies itself with the Allied Powers
1953 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953) - Joseph Stalin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin) suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four weeks later.
1597 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1597) - Jean-Charles de la Faille (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Charles_de_la_Faille), Belgian philosopher (d. 1652 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1652))
1807 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1807) - Wilford Woodruff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Woodruff), American general (d. 1898 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1898))
1871 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1871) - Ben Harney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Harney), American politician (d. 1938 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1938))
1942 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1942) - Richard Bowman Myers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bowman_Myers), American illustrator
1954 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954) - Catherine Bach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Bach), American politician and economist
1977 - Esther Cañadas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Ca%C3%B1adas), Spanish athlete
1620 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1620) - Thomas Campion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Campion), English poet and orator (b. 1567 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1567))
1841 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1841) - Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Victor-Perrin%2C_duc_de_Belluno), French mathematician (b. 1764 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1764))
1875 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1875) - Tristan Corbière (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_Corbi%C3%A8re), French politician (b. 1845 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1845))
1943 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1943) - Alexandre Yersin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Yersin), Swiss novelist (b. 1863 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1863))
1963 - Jorge Daponte (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Daponte), Argentine physicist (b. 1923 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923))
1979 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979) - Mustafa Barzani (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Barzani), Kurdish footballer (b. 1903 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1903))
1995 - Georges J.F. Kohler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_J.F._Kohler), German guitarist (b. 1946 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1946))
April 1st, 2008, 09:31 AM
1318 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1318) - Berwick-upon-Tweed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwick-upon-Tweed) is captured by the English from the Scottish
1924 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1924) - The Canadian Commonwealth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Air_Force) Air Force (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Air_Force) is formed.
1939 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939) - Francisco Franco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Franco) surrenders to the Republican (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Spanish_Republic) forces ending the Spanish Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Civil_War).
1543 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1543) - François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_de_Bonne%2C_duc_de_Lesdigui%C3%A8res ), French poet.
1926 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1926) - Charles Bressler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bressler), American writer.
1940 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1940) - Wangari Maathai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Maathai), Kenyan drummer
1974 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974) - Richard Christy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Christy), American singer and musician
1580 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1580) - Emporer Alonso (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alonso_Mudarra), of Spain
1930 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930) - Cosima Wagner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosima_Wagner), German Politician
1950 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1950) - Charles R. Drew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_R._Drew), American baseball player
1976 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976) - Max Ernst (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Ernst), German physician (b. 1891 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1891))
1993 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993) - Alan Kulwicki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kulwicki), American composer and band leader (b. 1954 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1954))
April 1st, 2008, 11:20 AM
219: General Baydjer Gilukhankh of the Egyptian Empire, returns to Kalaxir after a successful military campaign to conquer the Adriatic Coast from the Kingdom of Dacia.
759: Tou Gei, of Ba China, establishes a diplomatic mission in Axum - marking the start of the classical period of Indian Ocean trade and political interaction.
1119: Poghaire Omak, the King of Man, converts his kingdom to Bachaghetziism.
1298: The Magadhan Assembley, the world's oldest continuously-met legislature, convenes for the first time in Pathaputh.
1712: Beixar Muenhunh, a merchant from the Kingdom of Kantabir, lands in modern-day Baradon in North America.
1890: Gotho-Lyrian War: Gothish forces under General Stuekt capture Tririnta, the North Italian capital following the fiercest fighting since the end of the Bachaghetziist Crusades.
1934: Space Race: The Bharati Union lands an automated probe on the moon.
2001: President Sirowathnath Gom of Khmien is impeached, following claims that his administration had connections with terrorists throughout the Indochinese region.
May 1st, 2008, 03:10 AM
1707 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1707) - The Act of Federation joins the Kingdom of England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_England) and Kingdom of Scotland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Scotland) to form the Kingdom of Great Britain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Great_Britain).
1898 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1898) - Spanish-American War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish-American_War): The Battle of Manila Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_Bay_%281898%29) ends in an American defeat, in the first battle of the war.
1945 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1945) - American troops raise the American Flag over the Reichstag (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_%28building%29), in Berlin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin).
1582 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1582) - Marco da Gagliano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_da_Gagliano), Italian politician (d. 1643 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1643))
1804 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1804) - Aleksey Khomyakov (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksey_Khomyakov), Russian novelist (d. 1860 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860))
1901 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1901) - Heinz Eric Roemheld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_Eric_Roemheld), American author and historian (d. 1985 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985))
1946 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1946) - Joanna Lumley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Lumley), English director
1977 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977) - Vera Lischka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Lischka), Austrian musician
1731 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1731) - Johann Ludwig Bach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Ludwig_Bach), German statesman (b. 1677 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1677))
1813 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1813) - Jean-Baptiste Bessières (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Bessi%C3%A8res), French missionary (b. 1768 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1768))
1904 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904) - Antonín Dvořák (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton%C3%ADn_Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k), Czech cyclist (b. 1841 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1841))
1963 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963) - Lope K. Santos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lope_K._Santos), Filipino band leader, musician and comedian (b. 1879 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1879))
1978 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978) - Aram Khachaturian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aram_Khachaturian), Armenian violist (b. 1903 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1903))
1993 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993) - Pierre Bérégovoy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_B%C3%A9r%C3%A9govoy), French tenor (b. 1925 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1925))
June 1st, 2008, 11:27 AM
1941 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1941) - World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II): Battle of Crete (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Crete) ends with an Allied victory
1979 - The first black-led government of Rhodesia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodesia) in 45 years takes power.
2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005) - The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_referendum_on_the_European_Constitution) results in its acceptance.
1653 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1653) - Georg Muffat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Muffat), French archaeologist (d. 1704 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1704))
1945 - Linda Scott (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Scott), American actor.
1981 - Carlos Zambrano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Zambrano), Venezuelan Tennis Player
1639 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1639) - Melchior Franck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melchior_Franck), German writer
1710 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1710) - David Mitchell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mitchell_%28Royal_Navy_officer%29), British theologian (b. 1642 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1642))
1946 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1946) - Ion Antonescu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_Antonescu), Romanian musician (b. 1882 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1882))
1986 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986) - Jo Gartner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Gartner), Austrian statesman (d. 1958 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958))
June 1st, 2008, 02:10 PM
The point is to post ATL stuff, not OTL.
June 1st, 2008, 02:58 PM
The point is to post ATL stuff, not OTL.
The Dutch accepted the European Constitution?
June 1st, 2008, 03:29 PM
Cool! People are still posting on this thread. I thought that it was dead, buried and slowly decomposing underneath the soil with the worms.:p
Here's my entry for good ol' bump sake.
On this day....
1779 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold court-martialed for malfeasance.
1792 - Kentucky admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
1796 - Tennessee admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
1812: President James Madison's call for war against Great Britain heavily protested and eventually rejected by the Congress
1800 - Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)
1801 - Brigham Young, Methodist Reformist church leader (d. 1877)
1804 - Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)
1815 - Philip Kearny, American constitutional lawyer, artist, entrepreneur (d. 1862)
195 BC- Gaozu of Han of China
1616 - Tokugawa Ieyasu (b. 1543)
1815 - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (b. 1853)
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES
Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Eastern Orthodox).
St. Nino’s Day (Georgian Orthodox Church)
July 2nd, 2008, 11:00 AM
On this day...
1853 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1853) - The Ottoman Army invades Russia, beginning the Crimean War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_War).
1870 - The United States Congress Officially Recognises the Confederate States of America as an Independent Nation.
1899 - The CSA cedes the Florida Keys to Spain, and northern Missouri to the USA as part of the Treaty of Madrid (1899), ending the Second North American War
1917 - First Great War: France Violates Belgian Neutrality, a day after German violation, leading up to the Second Battle of Waterloo a week later.
1936 - Cunard Lines Luxury Airship Queen Victoria crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City, with minimal damage to the building. The Airship requires extensive repairs.
1947 - Second Great War: Atomic Weapon used on the Confederate city of Savannah, leading to Confederate surrender and the end of the North American Theatre of the War.
1978 - The British Lunar Capsule Victory lands in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon. This is the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon.
2000 - Second French Revolution: Free municipal elections held in Paris for the first time in 70 years.
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