Thursday, 7 April 2016

On This Day 7th April

Hello everyone,

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!

Regards,

Richard Mills

HISTORY

1118- Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV

1348- Prague University opens, formed by Charles IV, and is the first university in Central Europe.

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.

BIRTHS

1652- Pope Clement XII (Image left)

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.

MARRIAGES

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.


DEATHS

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.