24 January 2013

Timeline Janaury 24 to 26

January 24
    76  Hadrian, Roman Emperor, was born.
1848  James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, sparking the gold rush of '49.
1908  The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
1965  Sir Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel laureate died.
1984  The first Apple Macintosh went on sale.

January 25
1627  Robert Boyle, Anglo-Irish chemist, was born.
1759  Robert Burns, Scottish national poet, was born in Alloway.
1791  The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.
1858  The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn became a popular wedding recessional after it was played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.
1915  The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service.
1919  The League of Nations was founded.
1947  Al Capone, American crime figure, died at age 48.

January 26
1788  The first European settlers in Australia landed in present-day Sydney.
1911  Glenn H. Curtiss, aviation pioneer, flew the first successful seaplane.
1924  Saint Petersburg, Russia, was renamed Leningrad.

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