09 October 2012

Timeline October 9 & 10

October 9
1604  Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
1635  Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
1940  John Lennon, British musician and song writer, Beatles, was born in Liverpool, England.
2008  A series of bank and insurance company failures triggered a financial crisis that effectively halted global credit markets and required unprecedented government intervention.

October 10
1731  Henry Cavendish, American chemist, was born.
1738  Benjamin West, American painter, was born.
1813  Giuseppe Verdi, composer, was born in Le Roncole, Italy.
1886  The tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, NY.
1970  In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
1971  Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
1979  Wayne Gretsky made his National Hockey League debut as the visiting Edmonton Oilers took on the Chicago Blackhawks.

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