28 October 2012

Timeline October 28 & 29

October 28
1466  Desiderius Erasmus, theologian and Catholic priest, was born.
1628  The Siege of La Rochelle, which had lasted for 14 months, ends with the surrender of the Huguenots.
1793  Eliphalet Remington, American firearms inventor and manufacturer, was born.
1875  Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and president of National Geographic Society, was born.
1886  The Statue of Liberty, a gift of the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbour by President Grover Cleveland.
1914  Dr. Jonas Salk, American medical researcher. Who developed the first polio vaccine, was born.
1955  Bill Gates was born.
1962  Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the US that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

October 29
1618  English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
1682  William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, landed at what is now Chester, PA
1929  Stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out.
1956  Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.
1969  The Internet had its beginnings when the first host-to-host connection was made on the Arpanet - an experimental military computer network - between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif.
1998  John Glenn, the first American to orbit the moon, returned to space 36 years later, at
age 77.
2004  European Union leaders signed the EU's first constitution.

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