Category Archives: Time Machine

 

 

 

February 18th

 

 

 

February 18, 1564

Michelangelo dies. He was one of the most famous and influential Italian Renaissance  painters. He was also a sculptor, engineer and architect. His most famous works of art are The Statue of David and Creation of Adam.

 

 

February 18, 1883

Nikos Kazantzakis is born. He is considered to be the most important Greek writer as well as a great  thinker of the 20th c. His works include Zorba the Greek, The Passion, Freedom or Death, The Last  Temptation and many more.

 

 

 

February 18,1896

Dimitris Mitropoulos is born. He was an important Greek composer,conductor and pianist.

 

 

 

February 18,1929

The first Academy Awards are announced in Hollywood.

 

 

 

February 18, 1930

Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.

 

 

February 18, 1930

Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed – wing aircraft and  the first cow to be  milked in an aircraft.

 

 

February 18, 1954

The first church of Scientology is created in Los Angeles, California.

 

February 18, 1979

Snow falls in Sahara desert, perhaps it is the only time in  recorded history.


 

 

 

 

February 17th

 

 

 

February, 1673

Jean – Baptiste Poquelin, mainly known as Moliere dies.  Moliere was a French playwright and is  considered to be one of the greatest of the Western literature.Some of his best works are The  Misanthrope,  Tartuffe or the Hypocrite, The Imaginary Invalid and more.

 

February 17, 1901

600 people died from tuberculosis in Athens, Greece.

 

 

February 17, 1933

Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.

 

 

February 17, 1963

Micheal Jordan, the American basketball layer is born

 

 

 

February 17, 1978

The Troubles. The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, closed to  Belfast. 12 people are killed and 30 are seriously injured.

 

February 17, 2008

Kosovo declares independence.


 

 

 

 

February 16th

 

 

February 16, 1646

The battle of Torrington , Devon. The last great battle of the first English Civil War.

 

 

 

February 16, 1907

Angelos Terzakis is born. Terzakis was a significant figure of the greek literature. He wrote short  stories, novels and plays. Some of his best known works are Princes Izambo, The Purple City, Without God, The Novel of  the Four.

 

 

February 16, 1923

Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

 

 

February 16, 1959

Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba after the dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown,  January 1st.


 

 

 

 

 

February 15th

 

 

 

February 15, 399

Socrates is sentenced to drink the conium.

 

 

 

February 15,1564

Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer and physicist, is born.

 

 

 

February 15, 1965

Nat King Cole (Nathaniel Adams Cole) dies. He was an American musician and a leading figure  of the jazz music.

 

 

February 15, 1982

The Ocean Ranger, drilling rig, sinks due to a storm off the coast of  Newfoundland and 84 rig  workers are killed.

 

February 15, 2005

YouTube is launched in the United States.


 

 

 

February 13th

 

 

 

 

February 13, 1883

Wilhelm Richard Wagner dies. He was a German composer and famous for his operas.Perhaps  his most well-known works is  the magnificent Die Walkure” (The  Ride of Valkyries).

 

 

February 13, 1894

The Lumiere brothers patent the cinematographe, a machine that combines movie camera  and projector.

 

 

February 13, 1931

New Delhi becomes the capital of India.

 

 

February 13, 1950

Peter Gabriel is born.  He is an English musician, former member of the Genesis band.

 

 

 

 

February 13, 1970

Black Sabbath release one of their most successful album Black Sabbath.

 

 

February 13, 2000

The last “Peanuts ” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.


 

 

 

 

February 12th

 

 

 

February 12, 1804

Immanuel Kant dies. Kant was a German philosopher with an interest in the theory of knowledge. He  was into the structure of reason and one of his most known work is the Critique of Pure Reason.

 

 

 

February 12, 1809

Abraham Lincoln is born. He served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

 

 

February 12, 1809

Charles Darwin is born. Darwin was an English naturalist claiming that all species of life come  from a common ancestry. In his most famous work in 1859 On the Origin of Species Darwin  developes his theory of natural selection.

 

February 12, 1934

The Austrian Civil War begins.

 

 

February 12, 1947

A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote- Alin, Soviet Union.

 

 

 

 

February 12, 1956

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins records the song I put a spell on you.


 

 

 

 

February 10th

 

 

February 10, 1634

Galileo says the famous statement ” and yet it moves” after facing the Roman Inquisition.

 

 

 

February 10. 1755

Charles de Montesquieu dies.He was a French political thinker at the Enlightenment period.

 

 

 

 

February 10, 1898

Bertolt Brecht is born. One of the most important and influential play writers of the 20th c.

 

 

 

February 10, 1975

Nikos Kavvadias dies. He was one of the most famous and important poets of Greece.