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Building - Notable Historical Events

HadrianSep 13, 122

George WashingtonSep 18, 1793

President TaftMay 23, 1911

HooverJun 25, 1929

HitlerFeb 15, 1936

Che GuevaraDec 11, 1964

George W. BushNov 20, 2001

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Building - Historical Events
Date Event
122-09-13

Building begins on Hadrian's Wall

1370-04-22

Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris

1631-06-17

Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.

1655-12-04

Middelburg Neth forbids building of synagogue

1718-01-17

Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53

1792-07-31

Cornerstone laid for 1st US government building: US Mint in Philaelphia

1793-09-18

US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1794-03-27

The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

1795-12-19

1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky

1800-11-17

Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building

1817-03-02

1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn

1824-11-30

First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.

1831-01-03

1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn

1835-06-25

1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)

1838-04-09

UK National Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square, London

1850-05-11

Work starts on 1st brick building in San Francisco

1864-06-15

Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James R Va

1867-03-29

Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial

1880-01-01

Building of Panama Canal, begins

1898-07-13

SF Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens

1899-07-01

SF City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building

1902-01-18

Despite reports that favor the US building a route through Nicaragua for a canal, a 'supplementary report' recommends the route through Panama

1902-08-01

Building begins on Dutch public housing

1904-08-16

NYC begins building Grand Central Station

1906-02-01

1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas

1908-06-14

Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.

1909-04-13

In Constantinople, the primarily Albanian First Army Corps seizes the parliament building and telegraphs offices, forcing the Ottoman statesman Hilmi Pasha to resign

1909-05-31

1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)

1911-05-23

NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft

1913-04-24

Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened

1914-09-07

NY Post Office Building opens to public

1917-11-24

Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1921-03-08

Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.

1922-03-31

Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam

1922-05-03

Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium

1926-02-10

Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins

1928-01-01

1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio

1928-10-04

KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet

1929-06-25

President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1929-11-07

NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building

1930-03-02

1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building

1930-05-27

The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.

1930-05-31

Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium

1931-05-01

Empire State Building opens in NYC

1931-09-16

Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)

1931-11-11

Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building

1932-04-05

Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.

1933-02-27

German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire

1934-12-10

Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp

1936-02-15

Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)

1936-06-29

Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines

1940-11-18

George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

1940-11-21

Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands

1941-02-22

IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp

1941-05-07

Cornerstone of B of A building at 300 Montgomery laid

1941-07-21

Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp

1941-10-08

Building at Concentration Camp Birkenau begins

1943-01-15

World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed

1945-04-30

Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin

1945-06-15

Dutch political party ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam

1946-12-12

Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38

1948-02-01

Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed

1949-02-14

Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses

1950-10-19

Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated

1952-01-24

Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base

1953-09-01

Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship

1955-05-15

Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins

1956-05-13

Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens

1956-05-23

World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF

1957-08-01

1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)

1959-08-17

USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

1959-10-31

USSR & Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam

1959-12-21

Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing

1960-01-09

Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins

1960-11-30

French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons

1961-02-02

Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam

1963-02-16

C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down

1964-02-06

France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel

1964-09-24

Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

1964-12-11

Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

1965-07-03

USSR & Persia sign dam building & economic aid pact

1965-10-08

Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England

1966-05-04

Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR

1967-05-03

African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University

1967-05-06

400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College

1968-03-19

Howard University students seize administration building

1968-03-29

Students seize building at Bowie State College

1968-04-26

Students seize administration building at Ohio State

1970-07-12

Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway

1970-07-13

Building begins of Amsterdam metro

1970-10-26

Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam

1970-11-12

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland

1971-12-06

A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building

1973-04-28

Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)

1973-05-03

Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out

1973-09-28

ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

1974-04-05

Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)

1978-01-11

Gov Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building

1978-07-12

Sun Bank Building opens

1978-09-21

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed

1979-02-22

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated

1980-05-05

Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British SAS & police storm the building

1980-11-26

Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building

1982-07-03

Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)

1982-11-25

The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.

1982-12-07

Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building

1983-12-05

12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut

1985-04-21

Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels

1988-04-11

Royal Concert building in Amsterdam reopens

1990-07-16

NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities

1992-01-12

Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished

1993-02-26

2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die

1993-07-07

Red Tom Browning decides to watch his team play at Wrigley Field from the roof of a building across Sheffield Ave, he is fined $500

1994-01-28

Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead

1995-04-19

Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168 & injures 500

1996-11-21

A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

1997-02-23

Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1

1997-12-30

An abandoned building collapses on NY's 42nd St, no one hurt

2000-09-20

The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

2001-08-01

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.

2001-11-20

In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.

2002-09-11

Through extreme and coordinated effort, The Pentagon is rededicated after repairs are completed, exactly one year after the attack on the building.

2002-10-26

Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.

2003-08-22

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

2003-11-22

In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.

2005-03-07

Mass protest outside the National Assembly of Kuwait building for women's voting rights in Kuwait.

2006-09-18

Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.

2007-12-11

Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.

2008-04-08

The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines completes, in Bahrain.

2009-03-03

The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.

2010-01-04

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, is officially opened.

2012-04-06

US F-18 Hornet crashes into side of apartment building in Virginia with no fatalities

2012-04-30

The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York

2012-07-05

The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)

2013-02-04

20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria

2013-03-29

36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2013-04-04

74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India

2013-04-24

256 people are killed and 1,000 are injured after a building collapses Savar Upazila, Bangladesh

2013-04-28

3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France

2013-09-27

60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India

2013-11-05

4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria

2013-11-11

4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India

2014-01-04

14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India

2015-11-04

At least 10 killed in Pakistan building collapse

2015-12-20

Man arrested after jumping fence, entering Treasury Building

2016-01-04

Armed protesters refuse to leave federal building in Oregon

2016-05-01

Building Collapses in Kenyan Capital, Killing at Least 10

2016-05-14

US sees China boosting military presence after island-building spree

2017-02-03

White House says Israeli settlement building may not help peace

2017-06-29

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

2018-04-01

Building collapse kills 10 in India; 10 pulled alive

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Building - Birthdays
Date Event
1660-08-21

Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building

1759-05-20

William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)

1808-08-01

Henry Darwin Rogers, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania)

1859-06-23

Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdams social alderman (building of houses)

1868-08-16

Bernarr Macfadden, Building Up the Health of a Nation #5

1870-12-10

Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)

1873-05-29

Will Evans, Building a Chicken House

1873-07-19

Louis Zimmermann, violinist/1st concert master of Concert building

1900-08-29

Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building/Centre Pompidou)

1902-11-10

Murk Ozinga, Dutch building historian (Monuments of Curacao)

1906-09-06

Alexander Bodon, Hungarian/Dutch architect (RAI building)

1908-05-23

Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)

1909-03-04

Harry B Helmsley, NYC, billionaire builder (Empire State Building)

1910-01-31

Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)

1910-08-20

Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)

1916-05-27

Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)

1918-04-27

Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)

1927-10-07

Mary Stopes-Roe, Dambusters: Building the Bouncing Bomb

1931-05-29

Mohamed El Dafrawy, The Yacoubian Building

1938-03-10

Youseff Daoud, The Yacoubian Building

1939-9-06

John Herald, Deep Water: The Building of the Catskill Water System

1940-05-17

Adel Imam, The Yacoubian Building

1943-04-03

Artie Traum, Deep Water: The Building of the Catskill Water System

1945-04-07

Yehia El-Fakharany, The Yacoubian Building

1946-04-28

Nour El-Sherif, The Yacoubian Building

1947-02-25

Kenneth Mandel, Building Alaska

1947-05-01

Ahmed Bedir, The Yacoubian Building

1949-01-23

Ahmed Rateb, The Yacoubian Building

1950-04-12

Essad Youniss, The Yacoubian Building

1950-12-01

Richard Keith, Building a Bar-B-Q

1955-03-10

Youssra, The Yacoubian Building

1959-11-28

Niles Ford, Another Building Dancing # 2 Savoneta

1964-10-30

Frank Hudec, Building Bombs

1966-11-30

John Bishop, John Bishop Live: The Elvis Has Left the Building Tour

1968-07-30

Miranda Hunnisett, Building Sites Bite

1970-02-23

Mike Baronas, Building a Better Zombi

1970-03-09

Martin Johnson, Building Jerusalem

1971-04-24

Khaled Hammad, The Yacoubian Building

1971-11-14

Vikas Khanna, Building a New You

1975-02-24

Gustavo Cardozo, Building 34

1975-10-20

Somaya El Khashab, The Yacoubian Building

1978-9-14

Viktor Gibárti, Team Building

1979-08-29

Sara Mitchell, Building the Coolest X-ray Satellite

1980-9-27

Adonis Stevens, Building a Thrill Ride: Expedition Everest

1984-01-02

Twilight A.K.A. Tha Futcha, Busta Rhymes in Da Building

1984-02-07

Mohamed Shama, The Yacoubian Building

1986-05-31

Lauren Jean Schwartz, Building 'Brick'

1987-02-12

Michael Sutherland, Debussy Has Left the Building

1987-02-14

Dirk M. Monson, Building Our Future

1991-11-15

Molly Molino, The Empty Building

1993-03-01

Gene Biscontini, The Empty Building

Building - Notable Weddings

Mary Baker EddyDec 10, 1843

Joseph E. StiglitzOct 28, 2004

Building - Weddings
Date Event
1843-12-10

Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

1993-11-27

Actress Teri Garr (44) weds building contractor John O'Neil (42) at the Twin Dolphins Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2004-10-28

Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York

2013-02-14

Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building

Building - Deaths
Date Event
1866-05-29

Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), dies at 57

1931-04-11

Will Evans, Building a Chicken House

1933-08-22

Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62

1935-09-08

Huey P Long, (Sen-La) assassinated at Baton Rouge Capitol building

1950-07-01

Eliel Saarinen, Fins/US architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76

1955-10-12

Bernarr Macfadden, Building Up the Health of a Nation #5

1991-02-11

Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building), dies at 90

1995-01-11

Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76

1997-01-04

Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87

2005-07-18

John Herald, Deep Water: The Building of the Catskill Water System

2008-07-20

Artie Traum, Deep Water: The Building of the Catskill Water System

2011-01-05

Mohamed El Dafrawy, The Yacoubian Building

2012-01-14

Niles Ford, Another Building Dancing # 2 Savoneta

2012-06-24

Youseff Daoud, The Yacoubian Building

2015-08-11

Nour El-Sherif, The Yacoubian Building


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