segunda-feira, abril 09, 2012

on this day 9 april

Os dias servem para nos orientarmos e recordarmos. Por isso, hoje é Remembrance Day. Ora vejamos algumas coisas que aconteceram a 9 de Abril (do que se sabe desde que a contagem começou a ser feita desta forma):

9 de Abril é o 99º dia do ano no calendário gregoriano (100º em anos bissextos). Faltam 266 para acabar o ano.
  • 715 Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
  • 1241 - Batalha de Legnica, vitória mongol sobre os exércitos poloneses e alemães.
  •  1667 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris) 
  • 1721 - Um terramoto causa 250 mil mortos na Pérsia. 
  • 1770 Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia) - the portuguese were the first being there, but not claimed the discovery
  • 1831 Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain and Spain
  • 1860 – On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1867Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska.
  • 1903 - Gregory Pincus, American endocrinologist; helped develop the birth control pill.
  • 1912 Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York  
  • 1912 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs. Harvard)
  • 1918 – World War I: The Battle of the Lys – the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.
  • 1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II, Denmark surrenders 
  • 1950 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance  
  • 1957 NASA the National Aeronautics and Space Administration introduces America's first 7 astronauts to the world
  • 1963 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary U.S. citizen
  • 1967 1st Boeing 737 rolls out  
  • 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., buried in Atlanta 
  • 1969 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)  
  • 1970 Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles 
  • 1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match of 101 hours, begins  
  • 1979 51st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter," Jon Voight and Jane Fonda win 
  • 1991 Date of Microsoft MS DOS 5.0 
  •  20032003 invasion of Iraq: Baghdad falls to American forces;Saddam Hussein statue topples as Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, pulling down the statue and tearing it to pieces.


rei Eduardo IV de Inglaterra (1483), François Rabelais, escritor francês (1553), Francis Bacon, filósofo, ensaísta e estadista inglês (1626), Sigfrid Karg-Elert, compositor alemão (1933), Frank Lloyd Wright, arquiteto norte-americano (1959) e Sindney Lumet, realizador norte-americano (2011).

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