06 November 2012

Timeline November 6 & 7

November 6
1814  Adolph Sax, Belgian-born French maker of musical instruments; inventor of the saxophone, was born.
1832  Joseph Smith III, American religious leader, president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints 1860-1914, was born. He was the eldest surviving son of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.
1854  John Philip Sousa, the king of American march music, was born in Washington, D.C.

November 7
1665  The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, was first published.
1728  Captain James Cook, British naval officer, explorer, and cartographer was born. (d. 1779)
1811  The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
1867  Marie Sklodowska-Curie, the Polish-born French physicist twice awarded the Nobel Prize for her work on radioactivity, was born.
1885  In Craigellachie, British Columbia, construction ended on the Canadian Pacific Railway extending across Canada.
1888  Sir Chandrasekhara Raman, Indian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
1918  Billy Graham, evangelist, was born.
1929  The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened.

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