18 September 2012

Timeline September 16 to 19

September 16
1893  Hundreds of thousands of settlers took part in a land run in Oklahoma`s "Cherokee Strip."
1908  General Motors was formed in Flint, Mich., by William Durant.
1959  The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, was introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
1966  The Metropolitan Opera opened its new home at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
1987  Two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the Earth's ozone layer by calling on nations to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals.

September 17
1730  Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, German officer, who helped the cause of US independence, was born.
1775  American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada began with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
1787  The US Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia.
1972  The comedy series M*A*S*H* premiered on CBS.
1976  NASA unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise.

September 18
53      Trajan, Roman Emperor was born. (d. 117)
1502  Christopher Columbus landed at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final voyage.
1709  Samuel Johnson, English critic, biographer, essayist and poet, was born.
1809  The Royal Opera House opened in London, England.
1819  Jean-Bernard Leon Foucault, French physicist and inventor of the Foucault pendulum, was born.
1895  John Diefenbaker, Canadian attorney, statesman and 13 th Prime Minister of Canada, was born.

September 19
1777  American soldiers won the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War.
1839  George Cadbury, English social reformer and chocolate manufacturer, was born.
1851  William Hesketh Lever, English entrepreneur, who built the Lever Brothers firm, was born.
1957  The US conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.

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