1/13/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - January 13
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1559 Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey; in 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.; and in 1982 Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1559 - Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1610 - Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
1695 - Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
1785 - John Walter publishes first issue of London Times
1830 - Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
1842 - Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
1863 - Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC
1888 - National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
1928 - RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square
1942 - Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
1942 - World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1943 - Hitler declares "Total War"
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
1982 - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
2000 - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position
1832 - Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
1919 - Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
1919 - Robert Stack, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane), born in Los Angeles, California