11 October 2012

Timeline October 11 to 13

October 11
1776  American Revolutionary War: Battle of Valcour Island – On Lake Champlain a fleet of American boats is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.
1890  The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, DC.
1968  Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R Walter Cunningham aboard.
2002  Former US President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize.

October 12
1860  Elmer Sperry, American inventor, best known for perfecting the use of gyroscopes, was born.
1935 Luciano Pavarotti, Opera singer, was born in Modena, Italy.
1960  Nikita Khruschev, Soviet Premier, disrupted a UN General Assembly session by pounding on his desk with a shoe.
2007  Former US VP Al Gore and the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize for sounding the alarm over global warming.

October 13
1307  Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a "confession" of heresy.
1812  Battle of Queenston Heights. As part of the Niagara campaign in Ontario, Canada, United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer are repulsed from invading Canada by British and native troops led by Sir Isaac Brock.
1884  Greenwich, in London, England, is established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude.
1974  Ed Sullivan, TV host, died at age 72.

1 comment:

  1. I shot an HD video of the activities on October 13th at Queenston Heights. You are welcome to share it from: https://vimeo.com/51749843