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Today in History (05 November 2008)

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  1. istanbul

    istanbul New Member Webmaster

    1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.
    1530 - St. Felix's Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands
    1605 - Gunpowder Plot: A plot led by Robert Catesby to blow up the English Houses of Parliament is thwarted when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the Parliament building.
    1688 - Glorious Revolution begins: William of Orange lands at Brixham.
    1743 - Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
    1757 - Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire in the Battle of Rossbach.
    1768 - Treaty of Fort Stanwix - The purpose of the conference was to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
    1780 - French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
    1831 - Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
    1838 - The Federal Republic of Central America begins to disintegrate when Nicaragua separated from the federation.
    1854 - The Battle of Inkerman is fought during the Crimean War.
    1862 - American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.
    1862 - Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang.
    1872 - Women's suffrage: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
    1895 - George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
    1911 - After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
    1913 - The insane king Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
    1916 - The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
    1916 - The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.
    1917 - October Revolution: In Tallinn, Esthonia, Communist leader Jaan Anwelt leads revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Estonia and Russia are still using the Julian Calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).
    1917 - St. Tikhon of Moscow is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
    1937 - World War II: Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring "living space" for the German people.
    1940 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected to a third term as President of The United States of America.
    1942 - The Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.
    1945 - Colombia joins the United Nations.
    1967 - The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.
    1968 - USA Presidential Election: Republican Richard M. Nixon wins the American presidency, in what turned out to be a decades-long realignment election.
    1970 - Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
    1983 - Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
    1986 - USS Rentz (FFG-46), USS Reeves (DLG-24) and USS Oldendorf (DD-972) visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China — the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
    1987 - Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years in prison. He had been sentenced to life for terrorism and treason.
    1990 - Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
    1995 - André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door.
    1996 - President of Pakistan Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.
    2000 - Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church
    2006 - Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.
    2007 - China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.

    1970 - Javy López, baseball player
    1970 - Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress
    1971 - Dana Jacobson, ESPN's First Take hostess
    1971 - Rob Jones, English footballer
    1971 - Corin Nemec, American actor
    1971 - Jonny Greenwood, guitarist (Radiohead)
    1971 - Sergei Berezin, National Hockey League player
    1971 - Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer
    1973 - Johnny Damon, American baseball player
    1973 - Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player
    1973 - Daniella Westbrook, English actress
    1974 - Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy)
    1974 - Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
    1974 - Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player
    1974 - Ryan Adams, American musician
    1977 - Brittney Skye, American porn star
    1977 - Richard Wright, English footballer
    1979 - Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer
    1980 - Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
    1980 - Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
    1980 - Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen
    1983 - Mike Hanke, German footballer
    1983 - Andrew Hayden-Smith, TV presenter and actor
    1984 - Nick Folk, American football player
    1984 - Tobias Enstrom, Swedish hockey player
    1985 - Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005
    1985 - Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
    1986 - BoA, Korean singer
    1986 - Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
    1987 - Kevin Jonas, American guitarist, member of the Jonas Brothers

    1977 - René Goscinny, French comic book writer (b. 1926)
    1977 - Guy Lombardo, Canadian conductor (b. 1902)
    1979 - Al Capp, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
    1982 - Edward Hallett Carr, historian
    1982 - Jacques Tati, French actor and director (b. 1908)
    1985 - Spencer W. Kimball, twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1895)
    1985 - Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
    1986 - Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
    1986 - Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1925)
    1987 - Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
    1989 - Vladimir Horowitz, Russian pianist (b. 1903)
    1990 - Meir Kahane, Israeli rabbi and activist (b. 1932)
    1991 - Fred MacMurray, American actor (b. 1908)
    1991 - Robert Maxwell, Slovakian-born media entrepreneur (b. 1923)
    1992 - Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
    1996 - Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
    1997 - James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
    1997 - Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-born historian of ideas (b. 1909)
    1997 - Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (b. 1959)
    2000 - Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
    2000 - Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b.1926)
    2000 - Jimmie Davis, singer and politician (b. 1899)
    2001 - Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
    2001 - Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
    2002 - Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1936)
    2003 - Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
    2005 - Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)
    2005 - John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
    2005 - Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
    2006 - Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister and poet(b. 1925)
    2007 - Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  2. Handsome

    Handsome New Member Webmaster

    What about 2008: Black President in History of USA?
  3. istanbul

    istanbul New Member Webmaster

    Coming soon :)
    Barack Hussein Obama
  4. Handsome

    Handsome New Member Webmaster

    yeah it is hisoty first time an Black Become President of USA (it was dream of a person i dont rememebr his name)

    and other is that an Muslim's Son Become President of USA

    Obama's Father was an Muslim

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