John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: April 16

Ten events that occured on this date in history:

  1. 1780: The University of Münster in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded
  2. 1949: Melody Patterson, actress who portrayed Wrangler Jane on F Troop, born
  3. 1689: Aphra Behn, pioneering female novelist and playwright, dies
  4. 1922: The Treaty of Rapallo, in which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations between Berlin and Moscow, is signed.
  5. 1905: Frits Philips, former chairman of Philips Electronics, born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  6. 1958: Rosalind Franklin, contributor to the discovery of the DNA double helix, dies of ovarian cancer in London
  7. 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
  8. 1730: Henry Clinton, Commander-in-Chief of British troops in America during the Revolutionary War, born in Newfoundland
  9. 1994: Maximilian Kronberger, National Book Award winner and author of Invisible Man, dies of pancreatic cancer in New York
  10. 1968: Nothing of note

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