27 November 2012

Timeline November 27 & 28

November 27
1095  Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
1701  Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer and inventor of the Celsius thermometer scale, was born.
1910  New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.

November 28
1520  Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.
1582  In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond for their marriage license.
1660  At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decided to found what would later be known as the Royal Society.
1757  William Blake, English poet and painter, was born.
1794  Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer, died. (b. 1730)
1949  Paul Shaffer, Bandleader, Late Show with David Letterman, was born.
1968  Enid Blyton, British children's author, died. (b. 1897)

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