Today in Sexy Awesome History 5/02/13
Dudes! Guess what! It's today!
Ever wonder what happened a long time ago? Here it is!
But hold on! Ever wonder what the New York Times looked like 100 years ago? Because here it is:
(Thanks to Kate85 for that)
Anyway, I hope you are sitting down! Here are some highlights:
1497 - John Cabot departs to North-America
John Abbot is *actually* considered to be the first European to get to the North America since the vikings were in Newfoundland around 1000 A.D. Check it out: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1633 ... t=Abstract
1536 - King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery & incest
I don't know, if you haven't heard about this, I guess you should go read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn
Or I don't know, watch a movie or something.
1668 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle/1st peace of Aken: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
This treaty caught my eye, but I am not gonna tell you why:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_ ... elle_(1668)
1670 - King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company
1776 - France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
This probably wasnt all that important but you can read about it if you want:
1780 - William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris
This guy did tons of SPPPPPPPAAAAACCE stuff. Check it out!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_He ... uble_Stars
1808 - Dos de Mayo, the spanish insurrection against Napoleon's troops which lead to the Peninsular War.
1863 - South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va
1863 - Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men
1865 - Pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
I don't know if you have ever heard of the American Civil War, but if not, go here:
1878 - US stops minting 20 cent coin
20 cents? That was a dumb idea anyway.
1879 - Clandestine creation of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español, the socialist party of the spaniard people. It was created by workers (mostly typographers), and was one of the first socialist parties in Europe. It still exists today.
1885 - "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published
1887 - Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
Unfortunately, he died in a road accident: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_Goodwin
1889 - Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale
1890 - Territory of Oklahoma created
1905 - French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work
1906 - 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
1907 - Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
1908 - 1908 "Take me out to the Ball Game registered for copyright.
1909 - Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs
1911 - French troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco
1915 - Old Fordham Road in Bronx renamed Landing Road
1916 - US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act
Like drugs? Too bad. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_N ... Act#Effect
1918 - General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1919 - 1st US air passenger service starts (I looked around for specifics, but there doesn't seem to be any)
1920 - 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
"On May 2, 1920, the Indianapolis ABCs beat the Chicago American Giants (4–2) in the first game played in the inaugural season of the Negro National League, played at Washington Park in Indianapolis."
1945 - End of the Battle of Berlin
1945 - The official surrender order for the WehrMacht's troops in Italy is signed by General Heinrich von Vietinghoff
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
This one was called "Arkansas".
1968 - Israeli television begins transmitting
1968 - Start of the events of "Mai 68" in France. It was a period of violent protests, with the spontaneous revolt of the cultural, social and political circles against traditionalism, capitalism and imperialism, and more directly against Charles De Gaulle's government.
1969 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
1970 - 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1974 - Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
1980 - Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
1980 - Pope John Paul II begins African tour
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1994 - Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
1994 - Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"
1997 - Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/s/at ... seiuli.htm
2012 - Edvard Munch's famous painting 'The Scream' sells at auction for $119,922,500
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/arts/ ... .html?_r=0
I don't know, guys. Did I miss anything? You tell me.
Yes you did, but don't worry I've got your back. -- LaChaise
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