28 February 2013

Timeline March 1 to 4

March 1
1790  US Congress authorized the first U.S. census.
1810  Frederic Chopin, Polish French composer and pianist, was born.
1873  E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1893  Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
1896  Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity.
1904  Glenn Miller, American composer and band leader, was born.
1910  David Niven, English stage and screen actor, was born.
1915  Malak Karsh, Canadian photographer, was born.

March 2
1769  DeWitt Clinton, American who presided over construction of the Erie Canal, Was born.
1791  John Wesley, English founder of Methodism, died.
1904  Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote and illustrated the popular 'Dr. Seuss' children's books, was born.
1945  Emily Carr, Canadian artist, died.
1965  The movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" had its world premiere in New York.
1983  Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets.

March 3
1678  Madeleine de Verchères, Canadian heroine, was born.
1831  George Pullman, American industrialist and inventor, was born.
1847  Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1885  The American Telephone & Telegraph Company was incorporated in New York.
1890  Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor and humanitarian, was born.
1920  James Doohan, Canadian-born actor "Scotty", was born.
1931  The United States adopted The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.

March 4
1394  Henry the Navigator, Portuguese sponsor of voyages of exploration, was born.
1628  The Massachusetts Bay Colony was granted a Royal charter.
1675  John Flamsteed was appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
1678  Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer and violinist, was born.
1681  England's King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn for an area of land that later became Pennsylvania.
1814  Americans defeated the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville.

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