"Juego de la Oca"

by Pyromancy @, discovering fire every week, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 02:47 (3463 days ago)

Some highlights (5000 character limit):

"February 17, 0197 "Battle of Lugdunum - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats and kills his rival Clodius Albinus, securing full control over the Empire."

February 17, 0763 "Shi Chaoyi's head is delivered to Chang'an, ending the An Shi Rebellion."

February 17, 1568 Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay annual tribute to Sultan for peace

February 17, 1600 "Philosopher Giordano Bruno was burnt alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy."

February 17, 1621 Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of Plymouth colony.

February 17, 1634 "William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing ""Histriomastix"""

February 17, 1670 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty

February 17, 1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty

February 17, 1714 "Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's ""Unigenitus"" degree"

February 17, 1753 February 17 is followed by March 1 as Sweden moves to the Gregorian from the Julian calendar.

February 17, 1776 "The first volume of Gibbon's ""Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire"" published"

February 17, 1791 Messier catalogs M83 (spiral galaxy in Hydra)

February 17, 1864 "American Civil War: H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic."

February 17, 1867 The first ship passes through Suez Canal

February 17, 1878 First telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones

February 17, 1904 The Giacomo Puccini opera Madam Butterfly premieres at La Scala.

February 17, 1911 "First filght over water to & from a ship, by Glenn Curtiss, San Diego"

February 17, 1913 "The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century."

February 17, 1915 "Edward Stone, first US combatant to die in WWI, is mortally wounded"

February 17, 1936 """The Phantom"" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts"

February 17, 1938 The first public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)

February 17, 1943 General-Major Bradley flies to Washington DC

February 17, 1943 Hitler visits field marshal von Mansteins headquarters in Zaporozje

February 17, 1944 Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; US victory on Feb 22

February 17, 1944 US begins night bombing of Truk

February 17, 1947 "Dutch Roman Catholic bishops publish manifest against ""godless communism"""

February 17, 1947 The Voice of America radio station begins broadcasting their signal to the USSR.

February 17, 1949 Chaim Weizman elected first President of Israel

February 17, 1957 Suez Canal reopens after British and French intervention in 1956

February 17, 1958 "Comic strip ""BC"" first appears"

February 17, 1959 "First weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg"

February 17, 1959 Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 - The first weather satellite launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.

February 17, 1962 "A storm kills more than 300 people in Hamburg, West Germany."

February 17, 1962 "Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit ""Surfin"""

February 17, 1965 "US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures"

February 17, 1966 French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit

February 17, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking

February 17, 1967 "Beatles release ""Penny Lane"" & ""Strawberry Fields"""

February 17, 1967 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz test) launches into Earth orbit

February 17, 1972 Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model-T.

February 17, 1979 China invades Vietnam

February 17, 1979 The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.

February 17, 1985 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)

February 17, 1989 "6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone ""hole"""

February 17, 1990 "Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan gives videotaped testimony for a second day about the Iran-Contra affair, for the trial of former national security adviser, John Poindexter"

February 17, 1996 "In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match."

February 17, 1997 Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena CA

February 17, 2000 Microsoft releases Windows 2000

February 17, 2006 "Over 1,000 people perished and buried alive in the town of St. Bernard in Southern Leyte, Philippines mudslide."

February 17, 2008 "2008 Kosovo declaration of independence. It was the second declaration of independence by Kosovo's Albanian-majority political institutions, the first having been proclaimed on 7 September 1990.""

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