This Day In History (04. 02. 2018)

  • 1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida.
  • 1745 Austria & Bavaria sign peace.
  • 1783 William Cavendish-Bentinck becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain after an opposition coalition of Henry Fox and Frederick North forces William Petty to resign.
  • 1800 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 1st Symphony in C.
  • 1860 1st Italian Parliament meets at Turin.
  • 1866 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Alalama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia.
  • 1912 Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power.
  • 1917 US President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany.
  • 1930 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda.
  • 1932 Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for his kidnapped son.
  • 1971 Libya concludes 5 weeks of negotiations with Western oil companies in Tripoli.
  • 1972 Tennessee Williams’ “Small Craft Warnings” premieres in NYC.
  • 1973 CBS radio begins on the hour news, 24 hours a day.
  • 1978 TV soap show “Dallas” starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series).
  • 1992 Edith Cresson, France’s 1st female premier, resigns.
  • 2013 Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%.
  • 2017 American golfer Lexi Thompson loses ANA Inspiration in Racho Mirage because of TV viewer emailing earlier infringement.

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