This Day In History

HISTORICAL DAY

  • 1600 - Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for 1st time outside of Prague
  • 1847 - 1st US Telegraph Company established in Maryland
  • 1865 - Hawaiian Board of Education is formed
  • 1887 - Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads
  • 1899 - Revolt against US occupation of Philippines
  • 1932 - 1st Winter Olympics held at Lake Placid - NY
  • 1936 - 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically - radium E
  • 1945 - Roosevelt - Stalin & Churchill meet in Yalta - USSR
  • 1948 - Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)
  • 1957 - 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale - Syracuse NY
  • 1964 - Amendment 24 banning poll tax
  • 1973 - Islanders & Sabres had a penality free game
  • 1973 - Reshef - Israel's missile boat - is unveiled
  • 1974 - Patricia Hearst kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1984 - Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore
  • 1985 - 20 countries (not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture


HISTORICAL BIRTHDAY

  • 1875 - Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist & father of aerodynamics
  • 1902 - Charles A. Lindbergh, (Lucky Lindy) 1st to fly solo across Atlantic
  • 1906 - Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto
  • 1912 - Erich Leinsdorf, musical conductor (or 0203)
  • 1918 - Ida Lupino, actress
  • 1921 - Betty Friedan, feminist & writer (The Feminine Mystique)
  • 1923 - Conrad Bain, actor
  • 1931 - Isabel Peron, Argentine president
  • 1935 - Martti Talvela, Finnish operatic basso
  • 1943 - Cheryl Miller, in Sherman Oaks
  • 1944 - Florence LaRue, in Gordon Pennsylvania & one of 5th Dimension
  • 1948 - Alice Cooper, singer
  • 1950 - Pamela Franklin,
  • 1952 - Lisa Eichhorn,
  • 1959 - Lawrence Taylor, NY Giants linebacker
  • 1960 - Pamela Ferdin,

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