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Historical Events for 4th November 2016

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1645 – Prince Frederick Henry conquers Holly
1846 – Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg
1922 – Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1954 – “Fanny” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
1954 – Philadelphia A’s move to Kansas City
1962 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1973 – The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.
1990 – 41st Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by seven points
1991 – Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain
2015 – Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and woman

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Historical Events for 3rd November 2016

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1820 – Cuenca Ecuador declares independence
1868 – First black US Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)
1903 – Colombia grants independence to Panama
1943 – Dmitri Sjostakovitch’s 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1968 – 19th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
1978 – USSR and Vietnam sign peace and friendship treaty
1984 – Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated
1994 – Dutch and British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
1996 – 26th NYC Women’s Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
1996 – 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54

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Historical Events for 2nd November 2016

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676 – Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
1749 – English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post
1813 – Treaty of Fulda signed in Germany after Battle of Leipzig
1917 – Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
1934 – Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
1954 – Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan’s 1st black congressman
1957 – 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
1959 – The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway
1977 – Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years
1983 – US President Ronald Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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