This week in history.
1714: The Coronation of King George 1 took place.
1781: Lord Cornwallis surrended to General Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, marking the end of the American War of Independence.
1818: The 49th parallel boundary was established between Canada and the USA.
1822: The Sunday Times' was published for the first time.
1860: The first company to manufacture the internal combustion engine Internal combustion engine
A prime mover, the fuel for which is burned within the engine, as contrasted to a steam engine, for example, in which fuel is burned in a separate furnace. was formed in Florance, Italy.
1867: Russia sold Alaska to America for $7.2 million.
1870: Sandblasting was patented by Benjamin Chew Tilghman Benjamin Chew Tilghman (1821 - 1903) was an US soldier and inventor. He is best known as the inventor of the process of sandblasting. Early life
He was born in Philadelphia on October 26, 1821, the third child of Benjamin and Anne Marie (McMurtie). .
1872: The Holtermann nuggett was mined at Hill End, New South Wales Hill End is a former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia, in Bathurst Regional Council. It owes its existence to the New South Wales gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000 served by two newspapers, five banks, . It weighed 630lbs and was the largest gold-bearing nuggett ever found.
1922: The British Broadcasting Company This article is about the British Broadcasting Company from 1922 to 1926. See BBC for a history of the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1927.
The British Broadcasting Company Ltd (later Corporation and BBC) was officially formed.
1952: Hank Williams married Billie Jean Jones, his second wife. His first marriage had taken place at a filling station.
1957: Paul McCartney made his debut with The Quarrymen at the Norris Green Conservative Club.
1963: The Queen officially appointed Sir Alec Douglas-Home as Britain's new PM.
1967: A Russian spacecraft made the first soft landing on Venus.
1968: American athlete Bob Beamon, set a world long jump record which was to stand for over 20 years.
1972: Access credit cards were launched.
1973: The Sydney Opera House was opened to the public. It was designed by Danish architect, John Utzon.
1963: Do You Love Me, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.
1968: Those Were The Days, Mary Hopkin.
1973: Eye Level, Simon Park Orchestra.
1978: Summer Nights, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.