16 October 2012

Timeline October 16 & 17

October 16
1555  Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley, English Protestants, were martyred in Oxford, England.
1758  Noah Webster, American lexicographer, was born.
1793  Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the French Revolution.
1923  The Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
1925  Angela Lansbury, actress, was born.
1995  The Skye Bridge, connecting the Isle of Skye with the mainland Highland of Scotland, was opened.
2002  President George W Bush signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq.

October 17
1777  British forces under Gen John Burgoyne surrendered to American forces in Saratoga, NY, in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
1888  Thomas Edison filed a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
1931  Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.
1933  Physicist Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1989  An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck northern California killing about 63 people and causing $7 billion in damage.

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