15 January 2012

Timeline Jan 15 to 16

Jan 15
1879  Mazo de la Roche, author of The Whiteoaks of Jalna, was born in Toronto.
1892  James Naismith, published the rules of basketball for the first time, in Springfield, Mass.
1908  Nuclear physicist Edward Teller was born in Budapest.
1961  Bruce Kidd of Toronto, at age 17, won the two mile indoor race in Boston in world record time.
1973  Richard Nixon, U.S. President, announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam.
1996  The Corel Centre, the new home of the Ottawa Senators, was opened in Ottawa.
2004  The NASA Spirit rover rolled onto the surface of Mars.
2009  US Airways Capt Chelsey Sullenberger guided a jetliner disabled by a bird strike just after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport to a safe landing in the Hudson River.

Jan 16
1859  Henry Mill Pellatt, the builder of Casa Loma in Toronto, was born in Kingston.
1874  Robert Service, Canadian verse writer, was born.
1920  U.S. Prohibition began as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect.
1965  The Auto Pact was signed by Prime Minister Lester Pearson and US President Lyndon Johnson.
1973  Ottawa born actor Lorne Greene stars in the last episode of TV western Bonanza.
1991  The US White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

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