02 May 2012

Timeline May 1 & 2

May 1
1707  The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of  Great Britain.
1759  Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
1769  Arthur Wellesley, English general; Duke of Wellington; defeated Napoleon at Battle of  Waterloo 1815, was born.
1907  Kate Smith, the American singer who was considered the "first lady of radio," was born.
1930  The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.
1931  The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.

May 2
1519  Artist Leonardo da Vinci died.
1611  King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
1670  King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1837  Henry Martyn Robert, American army officer; author of Robert's Rules of Order, was born.

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