Better late than never! Sorry, I was making yesterday's edition today (the explanation for this is in my previous post) and I only started this one around half an hour ago!
1118- Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV
1509- France declares war on Venice.
1724- Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion, is premiered in Leipzig. You should go and have a listen to it on YouTube!
1739- Dick Turpin, a British Highwayman and butcher, was executed for horse theft. (Right image)
1788- The first settlement in Ohio is made.
1795- France adopts the metre as their basic form of measurement.
1805- Beethoven's ‘Eroica’ is premiered, and conducted by himself. As well as listening to St John Passion, I also listened to this, and it is a great piece of music, go have a listen! (Beethoven image right)
1888- The start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure Yellow Face, go read it. (Jeez, I’m saying a lot of ‘go’ aren’t I? But I do mean it they are really interesting!)
1939- Italy invades Albania.
1943- Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Salzburg for an Axis conference.
1978- Guttenberg bible is sold for $2,000, 000 in New York City.
1980- Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of America, breaks relations with Irdan during a hostage crisis.
1770- William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland. You may find in yesterday’s edition that he was appointed as the Queen’s poet by Queen Victoria.
1930- Andrew Sachs, an actor, who was Manuel in the British comedy, Fawlty Towers. I watch this series all the time, and it is so funny!
1954- Jackie Chan, famous martial arts actor was born in Hong Kong. I have a few friends that are into Jackie Chan, so subsequently, I have watched a few movies with him in them like ‘Karate Kid’, ‘The Karate Kid 2’, Project A’ and ‘Dragon Blade’, which came out last year.
1964- Russel Crowe, born in Wellington, New Zealand, and starred in the film I enjoyed, Gladiator.
2003- Russell Crowe marries Danielle Spencer at his cattle farm in New South Wales. This happens to be on his birthday! What a birthday present, but by the looks of things, things aren’t going too smoothly between the two of them.
30- Jesus Christ is crucified, according to astronomer Schaefer. In a earlier post, I also filed a date for Jesus’ crucifixion, and I will continue to file away, in this series, to show you how dates can be lost in history.
1307- Joan of Acre, an English Princess, not to be confused with Joan of Arc, was the daughter of English King, Edward I. She was 36 years old. (Image right)
1498- Charles VIII, king of France, dies at 27.
1739- Dick Turpin, British Highwayman and Butcher is hanged for Horse Theft (also in HISTORY section)
1947- Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor company, which I am sure you all know, died at the age of 83
2012- Mike Wallace, an American media personality and newscaster died at the age of 93.