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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 1504 By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon.
In 1797 Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony), born.
In 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius.
In 1882 Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer, born.
In 1901 Chekhov's Three Sisters opens at the Moscow Art Theater.
In 1903 Tallulah Bankhead, Huntsville Ala, actress (Lifeboat, Die Die Darling), born.
In 1905 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A.G. MacDonald, Daytona Beach.
In 1921 Carol Channing, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born.
In 1926 Jean Simmons, London England, actress (Thorn Birds, Guys and Dolls), born.
In 1928 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company.
In 1929 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia.
In 1937 Philip Glass, composer (Einstein on the Beach), born.
In 1946 Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic.
In 1951 Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds), born.
In 1956 Johnny Rotten [John Lydon], rocker (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen), born.
In 1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt around Earth.
In 1958 US launches 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1.
In 1961 Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (and the Commotions-Rattlesnakes), born.
In 1968 Nauru gains independence from Australia (1982 pop 8,421).
In 1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges.
In 1990 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds.
In 1991 Battle for Khafji in Saudia Arabia (ends after 3 days).
Jan 13th, 2014