Was going through Wikipedia and just got curious about the day I was born. And this is what it said
- 1782 - American Revolutionary War: In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized in the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
- 1786 - Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day. (A great news)
- 1853 - Crimean War: The Russian navy destroys the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Sinop. (Interesting)
- 1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Franklin — The Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions around Franklin, Tennessee (Hood lost six generals and almost a third of his troops). (Suicide mission)
- 1872 - The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England. (Wow! now thats what I call good news)
- 1874 - Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace (the Duke of Marlborough's official seat). (Great man just like me)
- 1936 - In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire. (Pre Independent Indians must have celebrated)
- 1943 - World War II: Tehran Conference — U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin establish an agreement concerning a planned June 1944 invasion of Europe codenamed Operation Overlord.
- 1954 - In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, an 8.5 lb (3.4 kg) sulfide meteorite crashes through a roof and hits Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges in her living room after bouncing off her radio, giving her a bad bruise, in the only unequivocally known case of a human being hit by a space rock. (Thats 'spacy'!!)
- 1966 - Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- 1967 - The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- 1979 - Pink Floyd release the album The Wall. (Nice one)
- 1981 - Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
- 1998 - Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world. (Money mints green)
- 1999 - British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
- 2004 - Lion Air Flight 538 crashlands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
- 2005 - Rt Rev John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England as Archbishop of York.
- 1756 - Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)
- 1781 - Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)
- 1813 - Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer (d. 1888)
- 1817 - Theodor Mommsen, German author and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)
- 1835 - Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), American writer (d. 1910)
- 1858 - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)
- 1869 - Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
- 1874 - Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
- 1912 - Gordon Parks, American photographer, film director, composer and writer
- 1915 - Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
- 1960 - Gary Lineker, English international footballer
- 1965 - Aldair, Brazilian international footballer
- 1972 - Abel Xavier, Portuguese international footballer
- 1990 - Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian Chess player
- 1016 - Edmund II of England
- 1580 - Richard Farrant, English composer
- 1626 - Thomas Weelkes, English composer
- 1654 - John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)
- 1675 - Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)
- 1703 - Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)
- 1705 - Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
- 1718 - King Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
- 1761 - John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)
- 1765 - George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
- 1900 - Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (b. 1854)
- 1901 - Edward John Eyre, British explorer (b. 1815)
- 1920 - Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867)
- 1933 - Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
- 1935 - Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet (b. 1888)
- 1943 - Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist (executed) (b. 1914)
- 1953 - Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1857)
- 1954 - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
- 1955 - Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer (b. 1896)
- 1958 - Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)
- 1967 - Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (b. 1904)
- 1987 - Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and writer (b. 1913)
- 1989 - Paul Keegan, Irish footballer
- 1993 - Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
- 1994 - Guy Debord, French writer and filmmaker (b. 1931)
- 1996 - Tiny Tim, American entertainer (b. 1932)
- 1997 - Kathy Acker, American author (b. 1947)
- 1997 - Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
- 2003 - Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
- 2004 - Pierre Berton, Canadian author (b. 1920)
- 2005 - Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
posted by Hariharasudhan Cd at Tuesday, July 25, 2006