1381 English peasant uprising begins in Essex
50 years later.........
1431 Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.
on to some happier news.......
1498 Christopher Columbus departs with six ships for his third trip to America
1527 the University of Marburg in Marburg, Germany is founded
1574 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
1783 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes the first daily newspaper in the U.S.of A.
1814 Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor
1842 John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria
1848 William G Young patents ice cream freezer
1848 Mexico ratifies treaty giving the US; New Mexico, California and parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado in return for $15 million
1854 Territories of Kansas & Nebraska created
1868 'Decoration Day', later called Memorial Day, is first observed in Northern US states
1883 Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12
1894 Bobby Lowe is the first to hit four homeruns. Who did he play for? you ask...not making this up...the Boston Beaneaters. Yep.
and another first......
1896 the first car accident occurs when Henry Wells hits a cyclist in New York City
1914 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
1917 Jazz standard "Dark Town Strutters Ball" by Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded
1922 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft
1925 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
82 years ago today....
1935 Babe Ruth played his final game with no hits. The Phillies won against the Boston Braves, 11-6. Five days before, on May 25th, Ruth hit his last home run bringing the total home runs made in his career to 714.
1959 the world's first hovercraft (SR-N1) is tested at Cowes, England.
1964 the Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1
1967 Robert “Evel” Knieval, riding his motorcycle, jumps 16 cars.
Maybe it's my imagination, but I think the way Knievel is posed resembles that portrait of N. Bonaparte. Chest hair excluded....
1971 US Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars is launched AND Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, setting the National League record of 1,950 runs scored
1979 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate trek from Los Angeles, CA to New York City
1982 Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO
1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc
A year later: first birthday cake messy yummyness.
Sitting in a high chair was never Tess's preferred method of dining.
2003 the film “Finding Nemo” is released in the US and Canada.
2015 Alistair Cook becomes the leading run scorer of all time in test cricket for England
Last one, promise. Birthday #2. Graduated from high chair to a real person's chair, which she also liked to stand in. Hard to do while opening presents though. The Cookie Monster "cake" at the beginning of this post was the star feature of this birthday. No standard birthday cake for my girl. She only liked the frosting, not the cake. So I made a giant chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake which I must admit was a nice change from the traditional.
Tess will be so thrilled that I've shared all of this with you today. :-]