14 November 2012

Timeline November 14 & 15

November 14
1765  Robert Fulton, American inventor, was born.
1891  Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, was born.
1922  The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
1940  German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry during World War II.
1948  Prince Charles of England was born.
1995  The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.

November 15
1630  Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician, died. (b. 1571)
1738  William Herschell, German born English astronomer, was born.
1777  The Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, a precursor to the Constitution of the United States.
1806  Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.
1969  A quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War.

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