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Ashik Uzzaman
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Hi pals,
Let us find some historical events, be it incident or accident! So that it can become an archive for the knowledge seekers and we can start searching after finding the names here. Each of us may name one or more than one....any better suggestion to continue the topic is warmly accepted.....
I start with..........
The sinking of Titanic!
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1905 - Einstein publishing the Special Theory of Relativity
1922 - Banting and Best discover insulin
1975 - 1st PC, the Altair 8800 is packaged and marketed by Ed Roberts
 
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The crucifixion of Jesus.
 
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1614 John Napier - Discovered the logarithms which made the slide-rule possible.
 
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.Aryabhatta invents the concept of 0 (Zero) in India.
.Advent of Indian Number System ( 0 to 9) known as Arabic Number System in the west.
 
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1066 - The Norman Conquest of England.
 
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1854 - George Boole comes up with the concept of binary number system & develops boolean algebra ( An Investigation in The Laws of Thought) .
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1971 I was Born
 
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1995 - The first version of Java was released
1931 - Kurt G�del published the proofs of his Incompleteness Theorems

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Terrorist attack on World Trade Center at 11th September 2001.
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262 B.C. King Ashoka conquers Kalinga
??? B. C. King Ashoka converts to Buddhism and dictates the rocks edicts
232 B.C. King Ashoka dies
 
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Indian Independence - 15th August 1947
 
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1966
England win the World Cup
 
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The release of Nelson Mandela on Sunday 11 February 1990
 
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The day when Sir Issac Newton saw the famous apple fall to ground. Does anyone know the precise date.
 
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9th of November, 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall.
I was there for the new year (Dec 1989- Jan 1990) and it was a momentous party
 
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1992 Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series
1993 they did it again
 
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Gulf of Tonkin Incident July 31 1964
 
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Originally posted by Daniel Dunleavy:
Gulf of Tonkin Incident July 31 1964

Daniel
What was that? some url please.
thanks
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Shashank: www.google.com
 
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Shashank Redemption? I love that movie...
 
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December 17, 1903. At 10:35 a.m., Orville Wright made the first heavier-than-air, machine powered flight in the world. The flight lasted only 12 seconds and covered just 120 feet.
 
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Originally posted by Daniel Dunleavy:
Gulf of Tonkin Incident July 31 1964

It's what led the US into the Vietnam War.
 
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In 1889, Esposito of Pizzeria di Pietro (now called Pizzeria Brandi, Naples, Italy) baked pizza especially for the visit of Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita. So Pizza Margherita was born.
 
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16th December 1971 : The independence of BANGLADESH (my motherland)
29th September 2001 : My 500th post in JavaRanch... (this one )
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1498 - Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese navigator, discovered the sea route to India: eventually leading to the colonization of the Indian subcontinent by Britain.

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1969 Neil Armstrong landed on the moon
Am not sure if the year is correct???
 
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Year Infinity B.C.
BIG BANG!!

Ashok.
 
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Landings on the moon, are u sure this happened?
 
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14th.Ausgust 1947 PAKISTAN'S INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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January 1, 1970 -- the beginning of Unix time.
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Originally posted by J Ash:
Year Infinity B.C.
BIG BANG!!

Ashok.

That is a theory. Does it count??

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Jim Yingst
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Sure, why not? Of course, "infinity B.C." should be more like "-10-20 billion C.E." I think. And I suppose it's hard to justify calling it historic when it's well before pre-historic. But as for the "theory" part - be nice now. We nonbelievers did keep quiet for the "crucifixion of Jesus" post earlier, after all...
 
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Gregg,
No harm in believing that it happened, simply because no other theory really fits that smooth in to our limited reasoning abilities... Just, there was a BOOOOOOMMM, and then everything was in place.. See how easy
Jim,
Yup, that is not an historic event at all. Its very pre.pre.pre.pre.pre...historic. But that is also the very basic event which caused(? ) all the above posted historic events. So thats Ok..
No? Still not convinced? Ok forget it then .

Ashok.

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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
We nonbelievers did keep quiet for the "crucifixion of Jesus" post earlier, after all...

But the crucifixion of Jesus is a factual historical event that has had lasting ramifications on the development of western civilization. Whether or not you BELIEVE what he taught, it had (and still has) a profound effect on our lives.
 
Jim Yingst
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Sorry Cindy. I don't actually have any problem with your post - it was just a convenient counterexample for me. Cheers...
 
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