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Venus - Notable Historical Events

Julius CaesarSep 26, -46

Paul McCartneyMay 27, 1975

Martina HingisSep 7, 1997

Venus WilliamsJul 9, 2000

Serena WilliamsJul 7, 2002

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Venus - Historical Events
Date Event
293

The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica.

215

A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.

46

Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

BC
AD
2-08-20

Venus and Jupiter in conjunction - possible astrological explanation for Star of Bethlehem

3-08-12

Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem

1362-04-06

Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France

1631-12-06

1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed

1639-11-24

1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System

1686-08-18

Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus

1717-03-02

The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.

1769-06-04

A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history.

1820-04-08

The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.

1882-12-06

Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit

1894-02-14

Venus is both a morning star & evening star

1914-03-10

Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez

1943-10-07

Weill/Perelman/Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC

1950-01-18

Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London

1956-05-02

US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus

1959-03-09

1st known radar contact is made with Venus

1960-03-11

Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus

1961-02-04

Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure

1961-02-12

USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus

1961-02-13

Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus

1962-02-05

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16 degrees

1962-07-22

1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off

1962-07-27

Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission

1962-08-27

Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus

1962-12-14

Mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)

1964-04-02

USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned

1965-11-12

Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus

1965-11-16

Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)

1966-03-01

Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)

1967-06-12

USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus

1967-06-14

Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)

1967-10-18

Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus

1967-10-19

Mariner 5 makes fly-by of Venus

1969-01-05

USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)

1969-01-10

USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus

1969-05-16

Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere

1969-05-17

Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus

1969-07-30

Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos)

1970-08-17

Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched

1970-12-15

Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)

1970-12-16

1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)

1972-03-27

Venera 8 launched to Venus

1972-07-22

Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus

1973-11-03

Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury

1974-02-05

US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure

1975-05-27

Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

1975-05-30

Wings release "Venus & Mars" album

1975-06-08

USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing

1975-06-14

USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing

1975-10-21

Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched

1975-10-22

Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus

1975-10-25

USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing

1975-11-28

Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley

1978-05-20

US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces 1st global radar map of Venus

1978-07-08

Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus

1978-08-08

Pioneer-Venus 2 with 5 atmospheric probes launched toward Venus

1978-12-04

Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus

1978-12-05

Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus

1978-12-09

Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus

1982-03-01

Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data

1982-03-05

Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data

1985-06-09

USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus

1985-06-11

Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus

1985-06-15

En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus

1985-06-15

Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus

1989-05-04

US launches Magellan to Venus

1989-08-15

US Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle

1989-11-22

Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon

1990-02-09

Galileo flies by Venus

1990-08-10

US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus

1992-10-08

Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

1994-10-12

Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken

1994-10-14

Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus

1995-10-21

Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear

1995-11-19

Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA

1996-09-28

Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear

1997-01-27

"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin NYC

1997-02-02

"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC

1997-09-07

111th US Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (60 64)

2000-05-05

Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon

2000-07-09

107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6)

2001-07-08

108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)

2002-07-07

109th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-3)

2002-07-10

10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win

2003-07-06

110th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (4-6 6-4 6-2)

2004-06-08

Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs

2005-07-03

112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)

2005-11-09

The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

2007-01-13

Two thirds of the Venus's southern hemisphere suddenly brightened as something triggered aerosols to form at a furious rate.

2007-07-08

114th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli (6-4 6-1)

2008-07-06

115th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Serena Williams (7-5 6-4)

2009-07-05

116th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6 6-2)

2012-06-06

Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs

2016-07-10

Wimbledon 2016: Venus and Serena Williams win doubles

2016-08-07

Venus Williams Loses in 1st Round of Singles at Rio Olympics

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Venus - Notable Birthdays

Grace BumbryJan 4, 1937

Venus WilliamsJun 17, 1980

Venus - Birthdays
Date Event
1445-03-01

Sandro Botticelli, Florentine Renaissance painter (Birth of Venus), probable date of birth

1649-02-23

John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)

1824-02-22

P.J.C. Janssen, Passage de Venus

1836-01-27

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Fur

1838-06-10

Meyer E van Beem, actor (Black Venus)

1848-04-02

Robert V. Ferguson, Venus and Adonis

1858-10-12

Alice Charbonnet Kellerman, Venus of the South Seas

1860-02-11

Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)

1862-9-23

James W. Blake, Blonde Venus

1877-08-08

Henry Otto, The Temple of Venus

1885-9-04

James R. Sullivan, Venus of the South Seas

1886-12-05

Maud Cressall, The Tinted Venus

1892-07-01

William Knoblauch, Venus fra Vestø

1893-02-01

S.K. Lauren, Blonde Venus

1902-04-06

Gertrude Short, Cincinnati OH, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus)

1902-09-17

Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)

1902-09-24

Cheryl Crawford, producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)

1903-02-26

Jan Fethke, First Spaceship on Venus

1905-08-13

Jesús Pampín, Venus perseguida

1906-01-18

Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)

1906-11-14

Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)

1909-02-17

Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)

1909-02-18

Oldrich Lukes, First Spaceship on Venus

1910-04-21

Kurt Rackelmann, First Spaceship on Venus

1911-01-25

Kurt Maetzig, First Spaceship on Venus

1911-11-29

Camille Maurane, Venus Beauty Institute

1911-12-10

Anatol Radzinowicz, First Spaceship on Venus

1913-10-14

Max Strassberg, Venus im Licht

1915-05-24

Barry Learoyd, The Venus of Bainville

1918-02-20

Vera Valdor, Venus perseguida

1918-03-15

Jan Olejniczak, First Spaceship on Venus

1920-07-05

Ignacy Machowski, First Spaceship on Venus

1921-9-09

Jeanette Leahy, Living Venus

1922-9-27

Edward Zajicek, First Spaceship on Venus

1923-9-21

Paul Lehmann, First Spaceship on Venus

1924-02-02

Günther Rücker, First Spaceship on Venus

1924-08-22

Andrzej Markowski, First Spaceship on Venus

1924-9-26

Venus Ramey, Episode dated 2 May 2007

1925-04-26

Laurel Shelby, One Touch of Venus

1927-03-16

Olga San Juan, NYC, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus)

1928-08-02

Yôko Tani, First Spaceship on Venus

1930-02-23

Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)

1931-01-30

Shirley Hazzard, Australian author (Transit of Venus)

1931-03-19

Alfred Hirschmeier, First Spaceship on Venus

1932-03-27

Ivana Kislinger, La noche de Venus

1932-12-02

Paul Robert, Venus im Licht

1934-01-10

Joseph Marzano, Venus in Furs

1935-10-13

Philippine J Aeckerlin, Dutch actress (Oh Venus, Daddy Longlegs)

1935-11-30

Herbert Prikopa, Entführte Venus

1936-06-08

James Darren, Phila, actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs)

1936-06-14

Sophie Grimaldi, Venus Beauty Institute

1937-01-04

Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser)

1940-09-18

Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)

1941-01-01

Antal Fodor, Meeting Venus

1941-06-21

Chavit Singson, Chavit Singson/Venus Raj/Andrei Felix

1942-04-17

Daisy Boschán, Meeting Venus

1942-12-13

Elke Herrmann, Entführte Venus

1943-05-21

Jürgen Pooch, Die Venus von Müggensack

1944-01-16

Marvin Jones, Venus Flytrap

1944-01-29

Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)

1944-11-13

Victor Nieuwenhuijs, Venus in Furs

1944-12-19

Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)

1946-04-18

Robin Leggate, Meeting Venus

1946-06-28

Margrethe Koytu, Venus

1947-10-10

Ferenc Gerdesits, Meeting Venus

1947-11-10

Brenda Venus, The Eiger Sanction

1948-03-20

Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)

1950-03-08

Pentti Valkeasuo, FC Venus

1950-07-11

David Ives, Venus in Fur

1951-05-03

Katarzyna Lengren, The Dark Side of Venus

1951-11-29

Tonie Marshall, Venus Beauty Institute

1952-01-29

Roderick Earle, Meeting Venus

1952-06-23

Kim Begley, Meeting Venus

1953-04-16

Jay O Sanders, Austin TX, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski)

1955-02-02

Alan R. Goulder, Martians from Venus

1956-01-09

Waltraud Meier, Meeting Venus

1956-06-11

Dieter Rita Scholl, Meeting Venus

1956-06-15

Kow Yokoyama, Venus Wars

1957-04-03

Jay Borg, Venus

1957-04-08

Ute Wieland, FC Venus

1957-09-10

Siobhan Fahey, Dublin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister)

1957-9-06

Lori A. Depp, Venus Rising

1960-05-26

Tom Eddie Brudvik, Mars & Venus

1960-07-03

Tia Gunn, Merchants of Venus

1960-08-07

Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)

1961-04-02

Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)

1961-12-17

Sarah Dallin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)

1962-05-08

Kristian Wahlberg, FC Venus

1963-01-28

Volker Ippig, FC Venus

1963-10-04

Leslie Glass, Vampire Vixens from Venus

1964-02-09

André Arend van de Noord, Venus in Furs

1965-02-10

Joona Tena, FC Venus

1965-05-22

Venus Xtravaganza, Paris Is Burning

1965-11-15

Paul Hayeland, Venus Conspiracy

1966-04-04

Sylvain Latendresse, Venus de Milo

1966-07-24

Katsuhide Uekusa, Venus Wars

1967-07-12

Audie England, Delta of Venus

1967-10-17

Venus Terzo, Ranma ½

1967-10-17

Nathalie Tauziat, Venus and Serena Williams

1968-04-03

Dru Freeman, The Rite of Venus: A Rock Opera

1968-10-07

Venus DeLight, Bondagette in Training

1969-06-01

Lolita Chakrabarti, Venus

1969-07-11

Bill Beckenstein, Vampire Vixens from Venus

1969-10-05

Margret R.R. Echeverria, Jigsaw Venus

1970-07-12

Jeff Landry, Venus de Milo

1972-01-20

Venus Ramos, Episode #1.7

1972-04-01

Anil Jagdewsing, Venus

1972-05-08

Keelin Curnuck, Miss New York USA (1996)/Ms Venus Swimwear (1994)

1972-12-12

Blaine Morris, Venus Rising

1973-01-11

Ann Kok, Venus

1973-03-05

Nicole Pratt, Venus and Serena Williams

1973-06-06

Adrian Tridel, Jigsaw Venus

1975-01-09

Katri Manninen, FC Venus

1975-04-11

Olli Halonen, FC Venus

1977-12-03

Gabrielle Tuite, Bikini Pregos, Lingerie Perverts, and the Venus Model Search

1977-12-12

Sanna Valkonen, FC Venus

1977-12-13

Katrin Wrobel, FC Venus

1977-9-05

Rachel R. Miller, From Venus

1979-10-13

Patrick Kalupa, Steinzeit - Die gefälschte Venus

1980-06-17

Venus Williams, Lynwood California, tennis star

1980-06-17

Venus Williams, Episode dated 22 August 2008

1981-03-15

Mikael Forssell, FC Venus

1981-07-11

Kellie Shirley, Venus

1982-04-21

Bree Ryan, Venus Wet N' Wild!

1982-08-02

Julian Sengelmann, FC Venus

1984-05-18

Diana Anttila, FC Venus

1984-06-01

Michele Martín, Assisting Venus

1984-08-09

Brian Fawcett, Venus

1984-08-25

Andrea Wenclova, All Venus No Penis 3

1987-05-20

Katerina Ulmanova, All Venus No Penis 3

1995-08-08

Carlota Hansen, FC Venus

Venus - Weddings
Date Event
1923-03-23

Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba

Venus - Deaths
Date Event
1510-05-17

Sandro Botticelli, Florentine Renaissance painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65

1708-10-01

John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59

1777-07-13

Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61

1815-12-29

Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris

1895-03-09

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Fur

1907-12-23

P.J.C. Janssen, Passage de Venus

1913-04-21

Robert V. Ferguson, Venus and Adonis

1914-07-14

Alice Charbonnet Kellerman, Venus of the South Seas

1935-05-24

James W. Blake, Blonde Venus

1940-08-15

Gene Morgan, Blonde Venus

1941-01-18

Catherine Carr, The Temple of Venus

1951-06-02

John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71

1952-08-03

Henry Otto, The Temple of Venus

1959-02-08

John J. Wildberg, One Touch of Venus

1968-07-31

Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66

1980-02-11

Oldrich Lukes, First Spaceship on Venus

1980-03-25

William Knoblauch, Venus fra Vestø

1980-12-16

Jan Fethke, First Spaceship on Venus

1986-10-30

Andrzej Markowski, First Spaceship on Venus

1988-12-21

Venus Xtravaganza, Paris Is Burning

1993-02-17

Rita La Roy, Blonde Venus

1994-03-12

Anatol Radzinowicz, First Spaceship on Venus

1996-03-27

Alfred Hirschmeier, First Spaceship on Venus

1998-08-18

Jürgen Pooch, Die Venus von Müggensack

1999-07-03

Yôko Tani, First Spaceship on Venus

2000-07-05

Joseph Marzano, Venus in Furs

2000-08-04

Leslie Glass, Vampire Vixens from Venus

2001-01-11

Ignacy Machowski, First Spaceship on Venus

2003-09-14

Yetunde Price, half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams (b. 1972)

2005-12-15

Ivana Kislinger, La noche de Venus

2008-02-24

Günther Rücker, First Spaceship on Venus

2008-12-29

Marvin Jones, Venus Flytrap

2009-02-26

Elke Herrmann, Entführte Venus

2010-01-05

Laurel Shelby, One Touch of Venus

2010-01-21

Camille Maurane, Venus Beauty Institute

2012-08-08

Kurt Maetzig, First Spaceship on Venus

2012-08-19

Jeanette Leahy, Living Venus


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