25 December 2012

Timeline December 25 & 26

December 25
800   Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
1066  William the Conqueror was crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
1635  Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, died. (b. 1567)
1642  Isaac Newton, English scientist and mathematician, was born. (d. 1727)
1766  Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton, N.J.
1904  Gerhard Herzberg, physicist, physical chemist and Nobel laureate, was born. (d. 1999)
1990  The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
1878  Louis Chevrolet, French born American automobile designer, was born.
1899  Humphrey Bogart, American actor, was born.
1995  Singer Dean Martin died at age 78.

December 26
1791  Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor, was born.
1909  Frederic Remington, American artist, died. (b. 1861)
1931  Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal classification, died. (b. 1851)
1941  Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress.
1974  Comedian Jack Benny died at age 80.

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