Search the FAQ Archives

3 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
faqs.org - Internet FAQ Archives

Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- April 14


[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index | Zip codes ]
Interesting things that happened April 14th:

See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge
Birthdays on this date:
  In 1629 Christian Huygens, astronomer, physicist, mathematician
  In 1889 Arnold Toynbee, historian
  In 1904 Sir John Gielgud, actor, singer
  In 1918 Mary Healy (in New Orleans, LA)
  In 1925 Rod Steiger, actor
  In 1935 Loretta Lynn (in Kentucky), Ms. Country Music, coal miner's daughter
  In 1941 Julie Christie (in Assam, India)
        + Pete Rose, manager for Cincinnati baseball team, gambler
  In 1968 Anthony Michael Hall (in Boston, Massachusetts), actor (SNL)

Events worth noting:
  In 1817 First American school for the deaf (Hartford, Connecticut)
  In 1828 First edition of Noah Webster's dictionary is published.
  In 1861 Formal Union surrender of Ft. Sumpter.
  In 1865 Mobile, Alabama is captured.
        + President Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theatre by J.W. Booth.
  In 1890 Pan American Day.
  In 1894 First motion picture shown in NY City (Edison's kinetoscope).
  In 1900 Veteran's Hospital at Fort Miley established.
  In 1912 The RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg at 11:40 p.m.
  In 1928 Regular air passenger flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles
          started, by Maddux Air Lines.
  In 1945 Tokyo incendiary raids, using B-29's, damage Imperial Palace.
  In 1956 Ampex Corporation demonstrates first commercial videotape recorder.
          It's a unit the size of a deep-freeze, with an additional 5 6-foot
          racks of circuitry.
  In 1961 First live television broadcast from the Soviet Union.
  In 1971 Fort Point dedicated as first National Park in Bay Area.
  In 1981 First Space Shuttle - Columbia 1 returns to Earth.

And remember ...
  America's Heartland Development Month
  Cancer Control Month
  Math Education Month
  National Poetry Month

                                 =  =  =

To get back issues, send "get pga pga.MMDD" (where MMDD is something like
0317) in a message to majordomo@ml.mystery.com.

--
------- ------ ----- ---- --- -- - -  -   -    -     -      -       -         -
Although efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information,
several errors have been found in the past.  Don't place any bets on the basis
of what you find here.  -- Gabe

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA


[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index ]

Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer:
poorgabriel@mystery.com





Last Update March 27 2014 @ 02:12 PM