05 October 2012

Timeline October 4 to 6

October 4
1861  Frederic Remington, American artist (western themes), was born.
1895  The first US Open golf tournament was held, at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island.
1957  The Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite into orbit.
1957  Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
1958  The first trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service was begun by British Overseas Airways Corp. with flights between London and New York.

October 5
1902  Ray A Kroc, the American businessman who built the McDonald's fast food empire, was born.
1905  Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
1962  The Beatles' first hit, Love Me Do, was released in the UK.
1975  Kate Winslet, English actress, was born.
1984  Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.

October 6
1683  Thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in present day Philadelphia to begin Germantown.
1744  James McGill, Scottish born Canadian fur trader, merchant and politician, was born.
1769  Sir Isaac Brock, British politician and soldier, Canadian hero of the War of 1812, was born. Died Oct. 13, 1812.
1846  George Westinghouse, American industrial engineer, was born.
1889  American inventor Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
1927  The era of Talking pictures arrived with the opening of The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson.

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