Start date: Jun 18, 1812
End date: Feb 18, 1815
Date: Jun 18, 1815
Start date: Jun 16, 1960
End date: Jun 18, 1960
Lived: May 26, 1951 – Jul 23, 2012 (age 61)
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Partner: Tam O’Shaughnessy (1985 – 2012)
Spouse: Steven Hawley (m. 1982 – 1987)
Founded: Sally Ride Science
Education: Stanford University · Swarthmore College · Gaspar De Portola Middle School · Harvard-Westlake SchoolHighlights
- 1982: In 1982, she married fellow NASA astronaut Steve Hawley.
- 1983: On June 18, 1983, she became the first American woman in space as a crew member on space shuttle Challenger for STS-7.
- 1987: In 1987, Ride left her position in Washington, D.C., to work at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control.
- 1989: In 1989, she became a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego, and director of the California Space Institute.
- 2012: After Sally Ride’s death in 2012, General Donald Kutyna revealed that she had discreetly provided him with key information about O-rings (namely, that they become stiff at low temperatures) that eventually led to identification of the cause of the explosion.
- 2012: Ride died of pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012.
Lived: 1612 – Aug 1672
Spouse: Judith Bayard (m. 1645 – 1672)
Education: University of Franeker
Children: Nicolas William Stuyvesant (Son) · Balthazar Lazarus Stuyvesant (Son)
Parents: Margaretha Hardenstein (Mother) · Balthazar Johannes Stuyvesant, ds. (Father) · Styntie (Steintje) Pieters (Mother) · Rev. Balthazar Johannes Stuyvesant (Father) · Margarethe Stuyvesant (Mother)
Previous office: Director of New Netherland (1647 – 1664)Highlights
- 1645: In 1645, Stuyvesant married Judith Bayard (c. 1610–1687) of the Bayard family.
- 1645: A year later, in May 1645, Stuyvesant was selected by the Dutch West India Company to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of the New Netherland colony, in present-day New York.
- 1647: In September 1647, he appointed an advisory council of nine men as representatives of the colonists on New Netherland.
- 1648: In 1648, a conflict started between him and Brant Aertzsz van Slechtenhorst, the commissary of the patroonship Rensselaerwijck, which surrounded Fort Orange (present-day Albany).
- 1649: In 1649, Stuyvesant marched to Fort Orange with a military escort and ordered bordering settlement houses to be razed to permit a better defense of the fort in case of an attack from the Native Americans.
- 1672: He died in August 1672 and his body was entombed in the east wall of St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, which sits on the site of Stuyvesant’s family chapel.
Lived: Nov 01, 1762 – May 11, 1812 (age 49)
Romance: Jane Perceval
Children: John Thomas Perceval (Son) · Spencer Perceval (Son)
Successor: Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (Prime Minister)
Previous offices: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1809 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1809 – 1812) · First Lord of the Treasury (1809 – 1812) · Leader of the House of Commons (1809 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Exchequer (1807 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Exchequer (1807 – 1812) · Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1807 – 1812) · Attorney General for England and WalesHighlights
- 1782: After five years at Harrow he followed his older brother Charles to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won the declamation prize in English and graduated in 1782.
- 1783: Perceval’s mother had died in 1783, and Perceval and his brother Charles, now Lord Arden, rented a house in Charlton, where they fell in love with two sisters who were living in the Percevals’ old childhood home.
- 1790: When Jane reached 21, in 1790, Perceval’s career was still not prospering, and Sir Thomas still opposed the marriage, so the couple eloped and married by special licence in East Grinstead.
- 1796: He studied law at Lincoln’s Inn, practised as a barrister on the Midland circuit and in 1796 became a King’s Counsel before entering politics at the age of 33 as a Member of Parliament for Northampton.
- 1801: He was appointed solicitor general in 1801 and attorney general the following year.
- 1804: He kept the position of attorney general when Addington resigned and Pitt formed his second ministry in 1804.
Author: Andrew Lloyd Webber
First performed: 1980
Adaptations: Cats (1998)
Start date: Dec 16, 1811
End date: Feb 07, 1812
Lead singers: John Lennon (1960 – 1969) · Paul McCartney (1960 – 1970)
Founded: Apple Records · Northern Songs · Apple Boutique
Tours: The Beatles’ 1966 US tour · The Beatles’ 1964 world tour · The Beatles’ 1965 US tour · The Beatles’ 1965 European tour
Awards: Grammy Award for Album of the Year (1968) · Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) · Grammy Award for Best New Artist (1965) · Grammy Hall of Fame (2011, 2008, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1993)
Nominations: Grammy Award for Record of the Year (1971, 1969, 1966, 1965) · MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects (1996) · American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (1997) · NME Award for British Instrumental Unit
|(1716) Colonies’ first lighthouse shines over Boston Harbor|
|Rising 75 feet over Little Brewster Island, the new Boston Light goes into service guiding vessels in and out of Boston Harbor. The Massachusetts lighthouse, the first lit in the American colonies, will be twice set on fire, and then demolished completely, in the coming revolution. .|
Boston Light is a lighthouse located on Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The first lighthouse to be built on the site dates back to 1716, and was the first lighthouse to be built in what is now the United States. The current lighthouse dates from 1783, is the second oldest working lighthouse in the United States, and is the only lighthouse to still be actively staffed by the United States Coast Guard, being automated in 1998 though there is still a keeper acting as tour guide. The structure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
|(1812) Retreating Russians lead Napoleon to his downfall|
|Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops enter Moscow as conquerors only to find the huge Russian city virtually abandoned. Almost all have fled ahead of the French forces, and fires begin to break out that will burn almost the entire city, dooming Napoleon to a disastrous retreat from Russia..|
The 1812 Fire of Moscow broke out on September 14, 1812 in Moscow on the day when Russian troops and most residents abandoned the city and Napoleon’s vanguard troops entered the city following the Battle of Borodino. The fire raged until September 18, destroying an estimated three-quarters of Moscow.
|(1901) Roosevelt becomes US president after McKinley’s assassination|
|President William McKinley dies eight days after being shot by an assassin, and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the 26th president of the United States. At 42, Teddy is the youngest US president, and will go on to be reelected in 1904 in a landslide victory. .|
The first inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as the 26th President of the United States, took place at the Ansley Wilcox House in Buffalo, New York on September 14, 1901, following the death of President William McKinley. McKinley had been shot by Leon Czolgosz eight days earlier, at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.
|(1959) Spacecraft lands on the moon|
|Two days after launching, the Soviet Union’s space probe ‘Luna 2’ crash-lands on the moon’s surface near Mare Imbrium in the Palus Putredinis region. The spherical spacecraft becomes the first man-made object to reach another celestial body, and the first of many future moon visitors..|
Luna 2 or Lunik 2 was the second of the Soviet Union’s Luna programme spacecraft launched to the Moon. It was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon, and the first man-made object to land on another celestial body. On September 14, 1959, it successfully impacted east of Mare Imbrium near the craters Aristides, Archimedes, and Autolycus.