Friday, May 31, 2013

31 May - History and Importance of The Day

World No Tobacco Day

1279 BC – Rameses II became pharaoh of  Egypt.
455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome.

1223 – Mongol invasion of the Cumans

1564 - Battle on Gotland: Lubeck & Denmark beat Sweden
1659 - Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague
1727 - France, England & Netherlands sign accord of Paris

1790 – The United States enacted its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
1795 – French Revolution: the Revolutionary Tribunal is suppressed.

1900 - US troops arrived in Beijing to help put down Boxer Rebellion

31 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Friday, May 24, 2013

24 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Schizophrenia Day

Eritrea National Day

1086 - Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
1738 - Methodist Church forms
1738 - John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.
1815 - George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
1822 - Battle of Pichincha  - Ecuador liberation important battle
1844 - Telegraph inventor Samuel Morse sent the first official telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., to Baltimore.
1854 - Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in US founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson

1954 - IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1991 - Eritrean People's Liberation Front forces moved into the capitol Asmara, re-instating independence, following a severe 30 years battle against Ethiopian army regime.(Eritrea National Day)

2002 - Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.

24 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Thursday, May 23, 2013

23 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Turtle Day

1568 - The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
1706 - Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed
1926 - Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
2008 - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.

23 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

22 May - History and Importance of The Day

International Day of Biological Diversity

Yemen National Day

334 BC - The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
1570 - 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
1761 - 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Philadelphia
1849 - Abraham Lincoln patented a buoying device
1892 - Dr Washington Sheffield invented toothpaste tube
1900 - Associated Press organized in NYC as non-profit news cooperative
1906 - Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
1942 - Mexico declared war on nazi-Germany & Japan
1947 - 1st US ballistic missile fired
1990 - Yemeni unification took place (Yemen National Day)
1992 - India launched its Agni rocket

Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

 Laurence Olivier (1907-1989).  Considered one of the most influential actors of the 20th Century, he was honored with nine Academy Award nominations, three Oscars, five Emmy awards, and a host of other awards.

22 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Monday, May 20, 2013

20 May - History and Importance of The Day

History events video


325 A.D. - The Council of Nicaea, the first ecumenical council of Catholic Church was called by Constantine I, first Christian Emperor of the Roman Empire. With nearly 300 bishops in attendance at Nicaea in Asia Minor, the council condemned Arianism which denied Christ's divinity, formulated the Nicene Creed and fixed the date of Easter.
1293 - Earthquake at  Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 - Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1498 - Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived at Calicut, India
1830 - 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
1835 - Otto was named the first modern king of Greece.
1891 - History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.
1927 - Saudi Arabia became independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)
1927 - Charles Lindbergh, a 25-year-old aviator, took off at 7:52 a.m. from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, in the Spirit of St. Louis  for the first solo nonstop flight between New York City and Paris. Thirty-three hours later, after a 3,600 mile journey, he landed at Le Bourget, Paris,
1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She departed Newfoundland, Canada, at 7 p.m. and landed near Londonderry, Ireland, completing a 2,026-mile flight in about 13 hours.
1944 - US Communist Party dissolved

1972 - Cameroon adopted its constitution

2002 - The independence of East Timor was recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).

20 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, May 19, 2013

19 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Day

Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was born in the central Vietnamese village of Kim Lien (as Nguyen That Thanh). In 1930, he organized the Indo-Chinese Communist party and later adopted the name Ho Chi Minh, meaning "he who enlightens."

History events video


715 - St Gregory II began his reign as Catholic Pope
1571 - Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founded Manilla in the Phillipines
1848 - Mexico gaves Texas to US, ending the war
1885 - German chancellor Bismarck took possession of Cameroon & Togoland
1891 - Rice Institute, which later became Rice University, was chartered

19 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management