Sunday, April 01, 2007

On this Date in History - April Fool's Day

1578 William Harvey England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
1873 Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov Novgorod Provine Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)
1905 Winfried P I Zillig German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)

1917 Scott Joplin ragtime composer (Sting), dies at 48
1930 Cosima Liszt wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
1976 Max Ernst German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
1991 Martha Graham US, choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96

1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1748 Ruins of Pompeii found
1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol
1789 House of Representatives 1st full meeting, New York NY, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
1792 Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
1826 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
1853 Cincinnati becomes 1st US city to pay firefighters a regular salary
1866 US Congress rejects presidential veto gives all equal rights in US
1876 1st official National League baseball game (Boston-6, Philadelphia-5)
1889 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
1891 Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
1927 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice
1929 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
1952 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
1973 John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
1986 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel

There's alot more here and here.

me in historEE

No comments: