16 October 2011

Timeline Oct 16 to 18

Oct 16
1758  Noah Webster, American lexicographer, was born. Died May 28, 1843.
1962  The Cuban missile crisis began as President Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.
1978  Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected pope. He took the name John Paul II.

Oct 17
1777  British forces under Gen John Burgoyne surrendered to American forces in Saratoga, NY; Revolutionary War.
1919  The Radio Corporation of America was created.
1979  Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on behalf of the destitute of
Calcutta.

Oct 18
1595  Edward Winslow, English founder of the Plymouth Colony, was born. Died May 8, 1655.
1685  King Louis XIV of France revoked the Edict of Nantes, which had established the legal toleration of the Protestant Huguenots.
1919  Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and 1980-4, was born.
1931  Thomas Edison, inventor, died at age 84 in West Orange, NJ
1962  Dr. James Watson of the US and Dr. Francis Crick and Dr. Maurice Wilkins of Britain, were named winners of the Nobel Price for Medicine and Physiology for their work in determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA.

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