05 November 2012

Timeline November 4 & 5

November 4
1847  Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform.
1880  The first cash register was patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio.
1916  Walter Cronkite, American news broadcaster was born. (d. 2009)
1922  In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men found the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
1956  Soviet troops moved in to crush a revolt in Hungary.

November 5
1605  The Gunpowder Plot failed when Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.
1743  Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury are organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
1768  Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which was to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
1879  James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist died. (b. 1831).
1895  George B. Selden of Rochester, N.Y., received the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1956  Britain and France landed troops in Egypt during fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces around the Suez Canal.

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