20 January 2013

Timeline January 20 & 21

January 20
1775  André-Marie Ampère, French physicist, was born.
1841  Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain.
1885  L.A. Thompson patented the roller coaster.
1896  Comedian George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City.
1936  Britain's King George V died.
2009  Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first black President of the United States.

January 21
1610  Elizabeth Fones, English-born colonial American pioneer, was born. (d. 1673) [My 9th Great-Grandmother. Read about her on Wikipedia.]
1721  James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec, was born.
1738  Ethan Allen, American soldier/frontiersman, was born.
1793  France's King Louis XVI, was executed on the guillotine.
1891  Calixa Lavallée, Canadian composer, died.
1924  Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died at age 54.
1940  Jack Nicklaus, American golf legend, was born.
1941  Placido Domingo, Opera singer, was born.
1948  The Flag of Quebec was adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec.
1950  Author George Orwell died in London.

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