03 May 2016

On This Day in History

1374 BC - Solar eclipse (2m07s) seen at Ugarit by Mesopotamian astronomers "On the day of the new moon, in the month of Hiyar, the Sun was put to shame, and went down in the daytime, with Mars in attendance."

1382 - Battle of Beverhoutsveldn near Bruges - Ghent town army beats drunken Bruges militia

1662 - Royal charter granted to Connecticut

1765 - 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia

1802 - Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city

1830 - 1st regular steam train passenger service starts

1901 - Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida

1923 - 1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed

1948 - 1st broadcast of "CBS Evening News" - longest running network news show in the US

1955 - your humble correspondent was born.


Guffaw in AZ said...

You young whippersnapper!



Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, kind sir. (I was always taught to be respectful of my elders.) Tee hee hee!

OldAFSarge said...

Happy Birthday Rev!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Sarge!

ProudHillbilly said...

Happy birthday!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, ma'am!

DoninSacto1 said...

Ah, I see you saved the best for last. Congratulations, youngster.

drjim said...

Happy Birthday!

Rev. Paul said...

DS1 & drjim - thank you very much.

Chickenmom said...

1830 and 1955 were VERY good years! Happy, Happy Birthday Rev. Paul! 'Hope your day was filled with wonderful surprises!

Rev. Paul said...

I'll have to take your word for the events of 1830, Chickenmom (not that I'd accuse you of first-hand knowledge, mind), but the second one did have a few things going for it. :)

Chickenmom said...

"1830 - 1st regular steam train passenger service starts" - I'm a BIG fan of steam engines! Glad you had a great birthday celebration! :o)