26 March 2013

Timeline March 26 & 27

March 26
1649  John Winthrop, English lawyer and second governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, died. [My 10th Great-Granduncle.]
1753  Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, American physicist and inventor, was born.
1827  Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna, Austria, at age 56.
1830  The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York.
1874  Robert Frost, the American writer who received three Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry , was born in San Francisco.
1879  Othmar Ammann, Swiss born American engineer and designer of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, was born.
1885  The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co. of Rochester, N.Y., manufactured the first commercial motion picture film.
1917  The Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens.
1931  Leonard Nimoy, actor Star Trek & director, was born.

March 27
1813  Nathaniel Currier, American illustrator, was born.
1836  The first Mormon temple was dedicated, in Kirtland, Ohio.
1863  Sir Henry Royce, English industrialist; a founder of Rolls-Royce Ltd, was born.
2002  Comedian Milton Berle died at age 93.

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