29 November 2012

Timeline November 29 to December 1

November 29
1803  Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and discoverer of the Doppler effect, was born.
1818  George Brown, Scottish-born Canadian journalist and politician, one of the Fathers of Confederation, was born. (d. 1880)
1849  Sir John Ambrose Fleming, British physicist, was born. (d. 1945)
1898  C. S. Lewis, Irish writer, was born. (d. 1963)
1929  US Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd radioed that he'd made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.

November 30
1667  Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish author and satirist, was born.
1782  The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1803  In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
1810  Olive Winchester, American gun and ammunition manufacturer; developed the Winchester rifle, was born.
1824  First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
1835  Author Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, MO.
1874  Sir Winston Churchill, the British statesman, orator and author who served as prime minister during World War II, was born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
1929  Dick Clark, TV personality, American Bandstand, was born.
1933  Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general, died. (b. 1875)

December 1
1743  Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist and discoverer of uranium, was born.
1955  Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, defied the law by refusing to give up her seat to a white man aboard a Montgomery, Ala., city bus. Parks was arrested, sparking a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.
1963  The Beatles' first single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," was released in the United States.

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