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2739This Day in History, 12/23/2013, 12:00 am

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  • 2nd_Sight@yahoogroups.com
    Dec 22, 2013
      Reminder from: 2nd_Sight Yahoo Group
       
      Title: This Day in History
       
      Date: Monday December 23, 2013
      Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
      Notes: 1834 - Hansom cabs are patented by Joseph Hansom. He also designs Birmingham Town Hall and Plymouth Roman Catholic Cathedral.

      1922 - The BBC begin regular daily news broadcasts.

      1953 - In the USSR, Lavrenty Beria and six others are executed for treason.

      1972 - Managua, capital of Nicaragua, is destroyed by an earthquake which killed 12,000 people.

      1986 - The US plane Voyager completes the first non-stop flight round the world without refuelling.
       
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