Passage Events in History



2012 Event - U.S. Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, emboldened by the passage of a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution last month, declared marijuana legal for recreational use

2012 Event - Hackers replace the homepage of the Euromillions lottery website with a passage from the Quran condemning gambling

1997 Death - Peter Blos, psychoanalyst/writer, The Adolescent Passage, dies at 93

1995 Event - U.S. space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun

1995 Event - Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun

1994 Event - Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun

1991 Death - Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83

1983 Death - Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73

1970 Death - Edward M Forster, British writer (Maurice, passage to India), dies at 91

1959 Birthday - Julian Clary, born in Teddington, England, comedian, novelist, employs campy delivery style, emphasizing use of double entendre, innuendo, videos of stage acts include 'My Glittering Passage', 'The Mincing Machine Tour'

1957 Death - Frederick Burton, actor (One Way Passage), dies at 86

1954 Event - 1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed

1949 Event - British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

1946 Birthday - Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor, A Passage to India

1944 Event - Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners

1944 Death - John Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight), executed

1941 Birthday - Krzysztof Kieslowski, born in Poland, director/actor, Underground Passage

1937 Birthday - Robert Moran, born in Denver, Colorado, composer, operas include 'The Juniper Tree' co-composed with Philip Glass 'Night Passage'

1936 Birthday - Clive Swift, Liverpool, actor, Frenzy, Passage to India

1932 Birthday - Vidiadhar S Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, Middle Passage

1924 Birthday - Lauren Bacall, born in New York City, actress, Dark Passage, Key Largo

1910 Event - Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic

1908 Birthday - Maria E Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter, Infinite Passage

1906 Birthday - Johannes Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter, passage fight

1900 Event - Perihelion Passage

1892 Birthday - Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario, Crazy Passage Show

1879 Birthday - Edward M Forster, England, novelist, Howards End, Passage to India

1871 Birthday - Frederick Burton, Indiana, actor, One Way Passage

1866 Birthday - Butch Cassidy, U.S. desperado, Wild Bunch Passage

1850 Event - Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England

1807 Event - British squadron under Admiral Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle

1759 Event - 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1499 Death - Neithart Fox, Jonker Fox, German passage leader, slain in battle

1456 Event - 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1145 Event - 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1066 Event - 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

837 Event - 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

760 Event - 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

607 Event - 12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

451 Event - 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

374 Event - 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

295 Event - 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

218 Event - 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

141 Event - 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

66 Event - 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet













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