15 March 2013

Tmeline March 14 to 16

March 14
1794  Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin.
1863  Casey Jones, American railroad engineer, was born.
1879  Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and one of the great thinkers of the ages, was born.
1899  K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist, was born.

March 15
44 BC Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.
1493  Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere.
1918  Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and manager, was born.
1964  Actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton were married.
2003  The World Health Organization issued a worldwide health alert for the respiratory illness SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).

March 16
1521  Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
1750  Caroline Herschel, German born English astronomer, was born.
1926  Jerry Lewis, actor and comedian, was born.

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