28 September 2012

Timeline September 28 & 29

September 28
1066  William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, invaded England.
1781  American forces, backed by a French fleet, began the siege of Yorktown Heights, VA, during the Revolutionary War.
1901  Ed Sullivan, Sunday night TV variety show host, was born.
1924  Two US Army planes landed in Seattle, WA, having completed the first round the world flight in 175 days.
1928  Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
2000  Former Canadian Prime Minister (15th) Pierre Elliott Trudeau died at age 80

September 29
1758  Horatio Nelson, English naval commander, was born. Died Oct. 21, 1805.
1901  Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize wining physicist (helped develop the atomic bomb), was born in Rome.
1907  Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman was born.
1935  Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock singer and musician, was born.

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