24 September 2012

Timeline September 23 to 25

September 23
There are now 99 days remaining until the end of the year!
63 BC  Augustus Caesar, 1st Roman Emperor,  was born in Rome. Died Aug. 19, 14 AD.
1780  American Revolution: British Major John AndrĂ© is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold's change of sides.
1806  The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
1846  Astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate on the discovery of Neptune.
1908  University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
1920  Mickey Rooney, actor, was born.

September 24
1664  The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
1869  Financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market, sending Wall Street into a panic and leaving thousands of investors in financial ruin. Black Friday.
1950  Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A blue moon is seen as far away as Europe.  [I remember this!]
1960  The USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, VA.

September 25
1066  The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England.
1493  Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz, Spain, with a flotilla of 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere.
1513  Spanish explorer Vacso Nunez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama to reach the Pacific Ocean.
1843  Melville Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, was born.
1929  Barbara Walters, TV personality, was born.
1932  Glen Gould, Canadian pianist, was born. Died Oct. 4, 1982.
1956  TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, was inaugurated.
1969  Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress, was born.

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