10 May 2012

Timeline May 10 to 12

May 10
1503  Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
1534  Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland.
1773  The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
1775  Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York.
1775  American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
1838  John Wilks Booth, American actor who assassinated US Pres. Abraham Lincoln, was born.
1850  Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French chemist and physicist died. (b. 1778)
1850  Sir Thomas Lipton, Scottish born English merchant who built the Lipton tea empire, was born.
2005  Germany dedicated a national Holocaust memorial in Berlin.

May 11
1310  In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar were burned at the stake as heretics.
1502  Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies.
1647  Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor.
1820  Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
1947  The B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.

May 12
1588  French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
1820  Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in Florence, Italy.
1870  The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
1937  Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

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