14 January 2013

Timeline January 13 & 14

January 13
858   Ethelwulf, king of Wessex, died. (b. 795)
1691  George Fox, English founder of Quakerism, died.(b. 1624)
1885  Alfred Fuller, Canadian businessman, The "Fuller Brush Man", was born.
1910  The first public radio broadcast took place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana was sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York.
1964  Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was appointed archbishop of Kraków, Poland.
1968  Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom State Prison
2012  The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Italy.

January 14
1741  Benedict Arnold, American patriot/traitor, was born.
1742  Edmond Halley, English scientist, died. (b. 1656)
1784  The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.
1875  Albert Schweitzer, the Alsatian-German doctor who received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize , was born.
1999  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city. [We were on a VIA train that passed very slowly through Toronto and Eastern Ontario that day.]

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