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FYI November 04, 2017

1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a Scottish physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform. Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (7 June 1811 – 6 May 1870) was a Scottish obstetrician and a significant figure in the history of medicine. Simpson was the first physician to demonstrate the anaesthetic properties of chloroform on humans …

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FYI October 11, 2017

1767 – Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed. The Mason–Dixon line, also called the Mason and Dixon line or Mason’s and Dixon’s line, was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute involving Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in Colonial America. …

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FYI October 10, 2017

1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell. Triton is the largest natural satellite of the planet Neptune, and the first Neptunian moon to be discovered. It was discovered on October 10, 1846, by English astronomer William Lassell. It is the only large moon in the …

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FYI October 09, 2017

1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land. Roger Williams (c. 21 December 1603 – between 27 January and 15 March 1683)[1] was a Puritan, an English Reformed theologian, …

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FYI October 08, 2017

1806 – Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve. The Congreve rocket was a British military weapon designed and developed by Sir William Congreve in 1804, based directly on Mysorean rockets. The Kingdom of Mysore in India …

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FYI October 07, 2017

1912 – The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction. The Helsinki Stock Exchange (Finnish: Helsingin Pörssi, Swedish: Helsingforsbörsen) is a stock exchange located in Helsinki, Finland. Since 3 September 2003, it has been part of Nasdaq Nordic (previously called OMX). After the OMX merger, it was referred to as OMX Helsinki (OMXH), then after …

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FYI October 06, 2017

1973 – Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War. The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (Hebrew: מלחמת יום הכיפורים‎‎, Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim, or מלחמת יום כיפור, Milẖemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: حرب أكتوبر‎‎, Ḥarb ʾUktōbar, or حرب تشرين, Ḥarb Tišrīn), also known as the 1973 …

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FYI October 05, 2017

1789 – French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI of France about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris. The Women’s March on Versailles, also known as The October …

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FYI October 04, 2017

1883 – First meeting of the Boys’ Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland. The Boys’ Brigade (BB) is an interdenominational Christian youth organisation, conceived by Sir William Alexander Smith to combine drill and fun activities with Christian values.[2] Following its inception in Glasgow in 1883, the BB quickly spread across the United Kingdom and became a worldwide …

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FYI October 03, 2017

1574 – The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen. The Siege of Leiden occurred during the Eighty Years’ War and the Anglo–Spanish War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish under Francisco de Valdez attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden, South Holland, the Netherlands. In the end the siege failed when …

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