06 September 2012

Timeline September 6 to 8

September 6
1492  Christopher Columbus sailed from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
1620  The Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)
1757  Marie-Joseph Lafayette, French soldier and statesman, who aided colonists in the American Revolution, was born.
1888  Joseph P Kennedy, American businessman and ambassador to Great Britain, was born.
1895  Walter Robert Dornberger, German engineer, who directed construction of V-2 rocket, was born.
1952  Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opened in Montreal.
2007  Luciano Pavarotti, Opera singer, died at age 71.

September 7
1533  Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) was born at Greenwich.
1901  The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ended with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.
1912  David Packard, American engineer & cofounder of Hewlett-Packard Co., was born.
1927  TV pioneer Philo T Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an image dissector.
1936  Rock musician Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas.
2008  The US Government took control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

September 8
1504  Michelangelo's David was unveiled in Florence.
1664  The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.
1761  Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
1841  Antonin Dvorak, Czech composer, was born.
1930  3M began marketing Scotch transparent tape.
1930  The comic strip "Blondie" by Chic Young was first published.
1941  The siege of Leningrad by German forces began during WW II.
1966  The TV series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC.

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