Kiwanis Club of San Marcos

10.. timelines..10/15/18

Week of October 12th to October 18, 2018
October 12, 1960 - - During a debate over colonialism in the United Nations, Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev took off his shoe and pounded his desk repeatedly.
October 13, 1792 - - The cornerstone of the White House was laid by George Washington.  The building, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is three stories tall with over 100 rooms, and was designed by James Hoban.  In November of 1800, President John Adams and his family moved in.  The building was first known as the 'Presidential Palace.' but acquired  the name 'White House' about 10 years after its completion.  It was burned by British troops in 1814, then reconstructed, refurbished and reoccupied in 1817.
October 14, 1066 - - The Norman Conquest began with the Battle of Hastings in which King Harold II of England, the last of the Saxon kings, was defeated and killed by William of Normandy's troops.
October 15, 1946 - - Nazi leader Hermann Goering committed suicide by swallowing poison in his Nuremberg prison cell just hours before his scheduled hanging for war crimes.  
October 16, 1701 - - Yale University was founded in Killingworth, Connecticut (as the Collegiate School of Connecticut).  The school moved to New Haven in 1716.  Two years later, the name was changed to Yale College to honor Elihu Yale, a philanthropist.  In 1886, it became Yale University.
October 17-25, 1944 - - The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, took place off the Phillipine Islands, during World War II in the Pacific.  The battle involved 216 U.S. warships and 64 Japanese ships and resulted in the destruction of the Japanese Navy including the Japanese Battleship Musashi, one of the largest ever built.
October 18, 1685 - - The Edict of Nantes was revoked by King Louis XIV of France thus depriving Protestant Huguenots of all religious and civil liberties previously granted to them bh Henry IV in 1598.