15 January 2013

Timeline January 15 & 16

January 15
1559  England's Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1870  Pierre Samuel du Pont, American businessman, was born.
1908  Nuclear physicist Edward Teller was born in Budapest.
1919  Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
2009  US Airways Capt Chelsey Sullenberger guided a jetliner disabled by a bird strike just after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport to a safe landing in the Hudson River.

January 16
1547  Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia.
1707  The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
1874  Robert Service, Canadian verse writer, was born.
1920  Prohibition began as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect.
2003  The space shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven blasted off from Cape Canaveral. (The shuttle broke up during its return descent on Feb. 1, killing everyone on board.)

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