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When the Earth Was at This Point in its Orbit
When the Earth Was at This Point in its Orbit

When the Earth Was at This Point in its Orbit

I.e., on this day in history. Excuse the small font size; I wanted the post to look good, to have each event stay on one line, not scroll down into two lines: supreme ugliness and bad taste. A.  Births on this day
1338   Charles V (the Wise) king of France (1364-80) 1813   John C Frémont [Pathfinder], map maker/explorer (western US)/Governor (AZ) 1815   Horace Wells dentist (pioneered use of medical anesthesia) 1824   Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson Lieutenant-General 2nd Corps (ANV, Confederacy) 1855   John M Browning US, weapons manufacturer 1912   Konrad Bloch Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964) 1933   William Wrigley III chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys) 1941   Placido Domingo Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Madame Butterfly) 1941   Richie Havens Brooklyn NY, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun) 1950   George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair] author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies from tuberculosis in London at 46 1959   Cecil B[lount] de Mille producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77
B.  Deaths on this day
0879   Boudouin with the Iron Arm Earl of Flanders, dies 1118   Paschalis II [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies 1665   Pierre de Fermat French mathematician (Fermat theorem), dies at 63 1793   Louis XVI French king (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38 1892   John Couch Adams English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies 1924   Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin Russian leader, dies of a stroke at 54 1926   Camillo Golgi Italian medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 81
C.  Events on this day
1077   German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness 1189   Philip II, Henry II & Richard Lion-Hearted initiate 3rd Crusade 1276   Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocent V 1522   Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope 1542   Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard 1604   Tsar Ivan IV defeats the False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar 1677   1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston 1789   1st American novel, WH Brown’s “The Power of Sympathy”, is published 1799   Edward Jenner’s smallpox vaccination is introduced 1824   Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa 1827   Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing 1846   1st edition of Charles Dickens’ “Daily News” 1853   Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester MA 1879   Henrik Ibsen’s “Et Dukkehjem” premieres in Copenhagen 1954  1st atomic submarine, USS Nautilus, launched on Thames River, christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower
See Scope Systems‘s site for more history on this date.

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