Kulcha Thursday : On this day

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. Oscar Wilde
In that spirit – here’s some more uninteresting events from today’s historical calendar….
1743 – Handel’s Messiah was performed for the first time in London.
1775 – American revolutionary Patrick Henry declared, “give me liberty, or give me death!”
1839 – The first recorded use of “OK” [oll korrect] was used in Boston’s Morning Post.1840 – The first successful photo of the Moon was taken.
1901 – Dame Nellie Melba, revealed the secret of her now famous toast.
1903 – The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent.
1909 – British Lt. Shackleton found the magnetic South Pole.
1918 – Lithuania proclaimed independence.
1919 – Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.
1961 – Elvis Presley recorded “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

1963 – The Beach Boys released “Surfin’ U.S.A.”

1965 – America’s first two-person space flight took off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard. The craft was the Gemini 3.

1972 – Evel Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.

1983 – U.S. President Reagan first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles. The proposal became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative and “Star Wars.”

1989 – A 1,000-foot diameter asteroid missed Earth by 500,000 miles.

1989 – Two electrochemists, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischman, announced that they had created nuclear fusion in a test tube at room temperature.

1998 – The German company Bertelsmann AG agreed to purchase the American publisher Random House for $1.4 billion. The merger created the largest English-language book-publishing company in the world.


About Miss J

Gen-x Australian female - out of my mind and my country. Cast adrift, as it were :) Enjoys: cat-cuddling, books, movies, music, theatre, travel, rpgs, cricket, F1 racing and all things to do with the sea..
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