05 September 2012

Timeline September 4 & 5

September 4
1781  Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.
1888  George Eastman registered the trademark Kodak and received a patent for his camera that used roll film.
1957  Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel line.
1998  Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

September 5
1698  In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposed a tax on beards
for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
1774  The first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia, PA.
1793  The Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution.
1916  Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian, was born.
1916  Frank Yerby, American novelist, was born.
1929  Bob Newhart, actor & comedian, was born.

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