03 February 2013

Timeline February 3 & 4

February 3
1468  Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, died.
1809  Felix Mendelssohn, German composer/pianist/teacher, was born.
1843  Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, American born Canadian railway official, was born.
1894  Norman Rockwell, American illustrator, was born.
1862  Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, died.
1916  The Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burned down.
1959  Rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

February 4
1783  Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War.
1846  The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
1902  Charles A. Lindbergh, American aviator who became the first man to fly the Atlantic solo nonstop from the United States to Europe, was born.
1906  Clyde W Tombaugh, American astronomer who discovered Pluto, was born.
1987  Pianist Liberace died at age 67.
2004  Facebook was launched as a social networking Web site limited to Harvard University students.

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