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RIDER
22-09-2010, 11:55
Today in Rotten History Sep 22 1327The deposed King Edward II of England is murdered with a red-hot poker shoved up his rectum -- a gruesome punishment reserved strictly for homosexuals. Edward's wife Isabella had the King's lover, Hugh le Despenser Younger, executed the previous year.
Sep 22 1975
In front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/san-francisco/), Sara Jane Moore pulls out a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver and points it at Gerald Ford (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/gerald-ford/). Before she can assassinate (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) the President, a bystander named Oliver "Bill" Sipple grabs Moore's arm. Sipple, a closeted gay man, is later outed by the press. The spotlight on his personal life causes him to complain: "My sexual orientation has nothing to do with saving the President's life."
Sep 22 1979
A two-to-three kiloton nuclear bomb (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/atomic-bomb/) explodes in the waters off remote Bouvet Island, near Antarctica. No government ever claims responsibility for the secret test.
Sep 22 1980
In a stunning blow to America's feminine hygiene, consumer products manufacturer Procter & Gamble initiates the largest tampon recall in history, pulling Rely Tampons from store shelves. The action results from the ongoing Toxic Shock Syndrome controversy.


Yesterday in Rotten History Sep 21 1597The Dean of Guild, William Dun, receives a bonus of 47 pounds, 3 shillings, and 4 pence for "the great number of witches burnt this year."
Sep 21 1915
With a winning bid of £6,600, Mr. Cecil Chubb purchases Stonehenge and 30 acres of land at auction. He donates the monument to the British state three years later.
Sep 21 1947
Horror author Stephen King born in Portland, Maine.
Sep 21 1983
Ronald Reagan (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/ronald-reagan/)'s Secretary of the Interior, James Watt, describes his staff's racial diversity to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: "We have every mixture you can have. I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple. And we have talent." Watt is forced to resign 18 days later over these comments.
Sep 21 1989
The Saudi government beheads 16 Kuwaiti terrorists in public after convicting them of a deadly bombing at the Great Mosque in Mecca two months earlier. The perpetrators claimed they had been trained by Iran, but Iran denied any involvement.


Wait there's more Sep 20 1970A jury in Miami (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/miami/), Florida finds vocalist Jim Morrison (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/jim-morrison/) guilty of profanity and indecent exposure for whipping out his cock at a Doors concert in Coconut Grove the previous year.
Sep 20 1973
A Beechcraft D-18 charter plane crashes into a tree near Natchitoches, Louisiana, killing singer/songwriter Jim Croce, his lead guitarist, and the entire flight crew.
Sep 20 1979
With the aid of 700 French paratroopers, David Dacko mounts a successful coup against the regime of Jean-Bedel Bokassa in the Central African Republic. For years, Bokassa was dogged by rumors of cannibalism (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/cannibalism/), and his stewardship was known for its incredible barbarity.
Sep 20 1984
An Islamic Jihad suicide bomber drives a truck loaded with half a ton of high explosive up to the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The blast kills 20 and injures dozens more. The embassy had only reopened just six weeks before after the last bombing, which killed 61.
Sep 20 1986
Officials in Latvia test the structural integrity of a 40-year-old bridge by driving 14 heavy vehicles containing gravel on top of it. A 250-foot span of the bridge collapses, killing ten people.
Sep 20 1989
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A jury finds Richard Ramirez (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/richard-ramirez/) ("The Night Stalker") guilty of 43 counts, including 13 murders and assorted incidents of burglary, rape, and sodomy (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/sodomy/). Ramirez terrorized Southern California during a string of murders, sexual attacks and burglaries. He would scrawl a pentacle in his victim's blood on the wall of each crime scene.
Sep 20 1992
Nine months prior to the infamous Bobbitt incident, a Los Angeleno named Aurelia Macias castrates (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/castration/) her husband with a pair of scissors. Macias is found innocent by reason of insanity, and the case never generates much publicity.


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20-Sep-2010 · Other jail inmates are less than charmed (http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2010/09/inmates-furious-george-michaels-special-treatment-jail.html) over George Michael (http://www.nndb.com/people/922/000025847/)’s special treatment in jail ... Former US Secretary of State (http://www.nndb.com/gov/664/000042538/) Colin Powell (http://www.nndb.com/people/649/000022583/) says illegal immigrants (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j74PX-ND_qkPj0_GySWyp6oH8vZwD9IB4LD00) do his home repairs ... Teamsters (http://www.nndb.com/org/106/000086845/) organize (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129986413) medical marijuana (http://www.nndb.com/crime/302/000043173/) workers in California ... Holocaust denier David Irving (http://www.nndb.com/people/650/000061467/) will lead tours of Auschwitz (http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/holocaust-denier-david-irving-to-begin-leading-tours-of-auschwitz-next-week-1.314014) (for $2650) ... Sacha Baron Cohen (http://www.nndb.com/people/258/000028174/) will play (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11340336) Freddie Mercury (http://www.nndb.com/people/521/000044389/) in a film about Queen (http://www.nndb.com/music/175/000036067/) ... Blackwater (http://www.nndb.com/company/462/000105147/) (a/k/a Xe Services) provided "security services (http://www.thenation.com/article/154739/blackwaters-black-ops)" for Monsanto (http://www.nndb.com/company/163/000049016/) ... Feds won't let journalist (http://www.nndb.com/lists/180/000068973/) dig down six inches to see if BP (http://www.nndb.com/company/026/000051870/)'s oil lingers under Florida beach sand ... Randy Quaid (http://www.nndb.com/people/623/000022557/) is arrested for burglarizing (http://www.nndb.com/crime/314/000047173/) and, apparently, living in (http://www.tmz.com/2010/09/19/randy-quaid-arrested-evi-felony-burglary/) a home he once owned ... Craigslist (http://www.nndb.com/people/727/000057556/) says politicians will be sorry they drove it out of the sex-ad (http://www.slate.com/id/2267810/) business ... Arkansas McDonald's (http://www.nndb.com/company/744/000044612/) sells used hamburgers (http://www.lovelycitizen.com/story/1662838.html) at full price ... New General Motors (http://www.nndb.com/company/018/000046877/) CEO Daniel F. Akerson (http://www.nndb.com/people/365/000124990/) doesn't stand behind previous CEO Ed Whitacre, Jr. (http://www.nndb.com/people/075/000117721/)'s rather ludicrous (http://consumerist.com/2010/09/wait----so-gm-didnt-pay-back-all-the-bailout-money.html) claim that GM has paid back its federal bailout ... Contractor accused of intentionally and systematically overbilling (http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/09/19/100690/us-contractor-accused-of-fraud.html) American taxpayers still gets US Agency for International Development (http://www.nndb.com/gov/439/000119082/) contracts ...
19-Sep-2010 · Russell Brand (http://www.nndb.com/people/692/000164200/) is arrested (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100918/ap_en_mu/us_people_russell_brand;_ylt=AlHMlXKk3MTCOZuen2L7iYRxFb8C;_y lu=X3oDMTJvdWw1cmtxBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwOTE4L3VzX3Blb3BsZV9yd XNzZWxsX2JyYW5kBGNwb3MDMwRwb3MDOQRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsa wNydXNzZWxsYnJhbmQ-) after altercation at Los Angeles Int'l Airport ... His brother-in-law and co-hoaxer Casey Affleck (http://www.nndb.com/people/339/000026261/) says the whole "Joaquin Phoenix (http://www.nndb.com/people/898/000025823/) as a nutty rapper (http://www.nndb.com/lists/988/000096700/)" thing was a grand bamboozle (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/features/view/feature/Joaquin-Phoenix-Movie-Unshockingly-a-Hoax-2089) ... T-Mobile (http://www.nndb.com/company/388/000128004/) is sued for allegedly blocking (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20016908-38.html) pot (http://www.nndb.com/crime/302/000043173/)-related texting ... Pope Benedict XVI (http://www.nndb.com/people/365/000091092/)'s astronomer (http://www.nndb.com/lists/628/000096340/) says he would baptize (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/17/pope-astronomer-baptise-aliens) a space alien, "no matter how many tentacles it has" ... PG&E (http://www.nndb.com/company/479/000058305/)'s deadly exploding pipeline in California was scheduled to be replaced (http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/15/california.fire/) — two years ago ... Lady Gaga (http://www.nndb.com/people/339/000206718/) video asks fans to lobby Senate for repeal (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/09/lady-gaga-dadt-dont-ask-dont-tell-video-youtube.html) of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ... Ricki Lake (http://www.nndb.com/people/212/000026134/)'s rented home is damaged in fire (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1313344/Ricki-Lake-family-escape-death-burns-summer-beachside-home.html) ... Former Governor (http://www.nndb.com/gov/917/000051764/) and Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee (http://www.nndb.com/people/359/000044227/) (R-Arkansas) slams plan to ban insurers from denying coverage to sick people (http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/119547-huckabee-slams-plan-to-ban-insurers-from-denying-coverage-to-sick-people?tmpl=component&print=1&page=) ... Mel Gibson (http://www.nndb.com/people/583/000022517/) case turns even uglier as two potential witnesses say they've been threatened (http://www.movieline.com/2010/09/mel-gibson-case-turns-even-uglier-as-two-potential-witnesses-threatened.php) ... Lindsay Lohan (http://www.nndb.com/people/909/000044777/) tweets that she is "a work in progress" after flunking (http://www.okmagazine.com/2010/09/lindsay-lohan-admits-i-did-in-fact-fail-my-most-recent-drug-test/) court-ordered drug test ... Paris Hilton (http://www.nndb.com/people/479/000023410/), of course, won't (http://tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/paris-hilton-avoids-jail-plea-bargain-3785512) be jailed on cocaine (http://www.nndb.com/crime/299/000043170/) bust ...

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RIDER
26-09-2010, 09:59
Today in Rotten History Sep 26 1687Troops laying siege to Athens led by Venetian general Francesco Morosini rain cannonfire down on the Acropolis and the Turkish soldiers garrisoned inside. One cannonball penetrates the Parthenon, which happened to serve as the Turks' gunpowder magazine. The roof, walls, and 16 columns are blown off by the resulting explosion.
Sep 26 1937
The Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith, sustains grave injuries in a traffic accident on US Highway 61. She is taken to a colored hospital in Clarksdale, Mississippi and her arm amputated. Smith dies later that day from blood loss. According to legend, Bessie had been refused treatment by a closer, whites-only hospital.
Sep 26 1960
Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/jfk/) and Nixon (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/richard-m-nixon/) face off in the first televised presidential debate. Nixon had been recuperating from illness yet refused to wear makeup for the camera, looking haggard and gray. Radio viewers gave positive opinions for Nixon's performance but so many people saw the debate televised that Kennedy gained the lead in the polls, ultimately winning the election.
Sep 26 1964
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Gilligan's Island premieres on CBS television with the pilot episode "Two on a Raft." This is the one where they almost get off the island.
Sep 26 1988
Jeffrey Dahmer (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/jeffrey-dahmer/) offers a cute Laotian boy $50 to pose for nude photos in his Milwaukee apartment. The parents of the 13-year-old later rat Dahmer out, resulting in a 10-month prison stay.


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On the NBC talk show Tomorrow, SNL (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/snl/) alumnus Chevy Chase calls actor Cary Grant a "homo." Grant sues, but rumors of his homosexuality follow him for years. The one thing known for certain: Grant is the first person to use the word "gay" in its modern context on film: In Bringing Up Baby, while in a pink fluffy silk rope he exclaimed "I've just gone gay all of a sudden!" Look at the portrait -- judge for yourself.
Sep 25 1980
After spending the whole day drinking, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/overdose-deaths/) from alcohol poisoning. His corpse is discovered having choked on its own vomit.
Sep 25 1988
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President Carter's brother Billy dies of pancreatic cancer. The "First Brother" distinguished himself by whoring out to the Libyan government, and marketing "Billy Beer" -- considered one of the most abominable pilsner-style lagers ever to hit the American market.
Sep 25 1991
Doogie Howser loses his virginity on ABC television.
Sep 25 1997
In exchange for dropping the forcible sodomy (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/sodomy/) charge against him, former NBC sportscaster Marv Albert (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/sports/marv-albert/) pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery. Albert's rape trial brought to light embarrassing allegations that he wears women's underwear, and asked women to procure men for group sex. The sheep issue was never raised. His defense accepted the plea bargain after the judge ruled he would admit information that Albert was involved in a sex fight resulting in the loss of his magnificent toupee.

RIDER
01-10-2010, 10:32
Today in Rotten History Oct 1 1938Germany (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/) annexes the Sudetenland!
Oct 1 1946
The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/nuremberg/) announces verdicts against its Nazi (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/) defendants: 3 acquittals, 4 prison terms between 10 and 20 years, 3 life terms, and 11 executions by hanging.
Oct 1 1968
Horror film Night of the Living Dead is released in theaters. The low-budget movie, directed by George Romero, centers around a farmhouse surrounded by the walking dead. Romero's early zombies lurch uncomfortably across the countryside, stopping occasionally to snack on humans unlucky enough to escape, otherwise banging on boarded windows demanding snacks. Many sequels follow as well as new generations of zombie movie madness. Haven't seen it? Watch it here (http://www.archive.org/details/night_of_the_living_dead).
Oct 1 1971
Walt Disney World (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/walt-disney-world/) opens near Orlando, Florida.
Oct 1 1985
Youths go on the rampage in Toxteth, Liverpool; widespread damage results.
Oct 1 1987
The Whittier Narrows earthquake hits Los Angeles, killing 7 and causing hundreds of millions in damage.
Oct 1 1993
Richard Allen Davis kidnaps Polly Klaas during a slumber party in her Petaluma, California home and later murders the 12-year-old. The horrific ordeal transforms her father, Mark Klaas, into a major media whore.


Yesterday in Rotten History Sep 30 1630Pilgrim John Billington, who arrived on the Mayflower, is hanged at Plymouth for killing John Newcomen with a musket. Billington is the first Englishman executed in New England.
Sep 30 1888
Jack the Ripper (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/unsolved-crimes/jack-the-ripper/) slaughters his third and fourth victims, two hookers named Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
Sep 30 1955
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Heading westbound on Highway 466 just outside Cholame, California, movie star James Dean (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/james-dean/) is killed in a head-on collision with another driver. University student Donald Turnupseed was driving home in his Ford when he swerved into the oncoming lane, smashing into Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder. The actor gave us an oeuvre of just three films, but at least he left a damn good looking corpse.
Sep 30 1970
The Presidential Commission on Obscenity and Pornography releases its 646-page report concluding that all sexually-explicit films, books, and magazines aimed at adults should be legalized. One publisher, William Hamling, sells 100,000 copies of the report with 546 additional "illustrations," for which he receives four years in prison.
Sep 30 2005
Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten dares to publish editorial cartoons containing Islamic prophet Muhammad including a bomb in turban image. These toons spark Muslim protests, violence, riots and death across the globe. Mobs burn down the 10-story Danish Consulate in Beirut.

RIDER
10-10-2010, 10:31
Today in Rotten History Oct 10 1780Over 48 hours, a slow-moving hurricane decimates Barbados, killing 4,326 (however according to the island's governor, "fortunately few people of consequence were among the number"). Over the next week, the catastrophic storm system moves on to Martinique (9,000 dead) and St. Eustatius (4-5,000). The unprecedented Great Hurricane of 1780 remains the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record.
Oct 10 1962
The British Broadcasting Company bans "Monster Mash" -- the Halloween-themed novelty tune by Bobby "Boris" Pickett -- for being "offensive." The BBC never specifies precisely what it is about the song that's problematic.
Oct 10 1973
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Bribe-happy Vice President Spiro T. Agnew (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/spiro-t-agnew/) finally resigns, after pleading guilty to federal income tax evasion. In addition to his venality, Agnew is chiefly remembered for this offhand remark during the 1968 campaign: "What's the matter with the fat Jap?"
Oct 10 1991
Disgruntled postal worker Joseph Harris kills four people in Ridgewood, New Jersey. First he brings an Uzi, pipe bomb, and a samurai sword to his supervisor's home, where he kills her and her fiance. Then Harris visits the post office, shooting two coworkers. When he finally surrenders to police, the gunman is wearing a ninja costume and a gas mask.
Oct 10 1994
Evel Knievel (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/daredevils/evel-knievel/) is arrested in a Sunnyvale, California topless bar for beating 22-year-old girlfriend Krystal Kennedy back at the Comfort Inn motel.


Yesterday in Rotten History Oct 9 1919The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, but only because key Chicago (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/chicago/) White Sox ballplayers agreed to throw the series for $100,000 in bribes.
Oct 9 1951
RKO Pictures asks Marilyn Monroe (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/marilyn-monroe/) to wear panties while working.
Oct 9 1967
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After being debriefed by CIA (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/cia/) field agent Felix Rodriguez, Che Guevara (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/che-guevara/) is executed in a schoolhouse in La Higuera, Bolivia. Guevara had been captured by the Bolivian 2nd Ranger Battalion, which was specifically trained by U.S. Army Special Forces to catch him.
Oct 9 1987
24 boats equipped with Lowrance X-16 sonar units detect a "large object" at a depth of 606 feet beneath Loch Ness.
Oct 9 1989
Three aliens and their UFO visit Voronezh, USSR, according to the TASS news agency.
Oct 9 1989
The Hebrew edition of Penthouse magazine is released. Kosher pornography!
Oct 9 1995
A 12-car Amtrak train derails near Hyder, Arizona. Letters claiming responsibility are found, signed by the "Sons of the Gestapo."

RIDER
16-10-2010, 18:22
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr align="center" bgcolor="#999999"><td nowrap="nowrap"> Today in Rotten History</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <center> Oct 16 1793Deposed French queen Joséphe Jeanne Marie Antoinette sits in an open cart, enduring three hours of public ridicule as she is slowly driven around the streets of Paris. Finally, she is taken to the guillotine (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/execution/guillotine/). Before she loses her head, Antoinette tells the crowd: "Farewell, my children, forever. I go to your Father."
Oct 16 1968
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American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform a raised-fist Black Power salute during the 200-meter dash medals ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics. Despite being two of the fastest men on Earth (Smith won the gold and Carlos the bronze), the pair are promptly kicked off the U.S. team for their political statement.
Oct 16 1977
In a very special episode of All in the Family, a rapist holds Edith at knifepoint and pays a compliment on her perfume (Lemon Fresh Pledge). Luckily, Edith manages to fend off the home invader before he can rape her.
Oct 16 1991
George Hennard crashes his pickup truck through the window of Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. Then he hops out and begins shooting the patrons with a Glock 17 semiauto and a Ruger P89. Before ultimately killing himself next to the restaurant's bathrooms, Hennard manages to kill 23 people and wound 19 others.
Oct 16 1992
The Dutchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, files a $1.4M suit against French tabloids for running topless photos of her taken on the French Riviera, including some of Texas millionaire John Bryan sucking her toes. Fergie went on to appear in advertisements for Weight Watchers.
Oct 16 1996
84 are killed and more than 180 injured in Guatemala City when 47,000 soccer fans attempt to squeeze into 36,000 seats at Mateo Flores Stadium.

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Dutch spy H21, also known as Mata Hari (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/mata-hari/), is executed in Paris by a 12-man firing squad. The dancer, born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, had slept with a number of high-ranking military officers from around the world and passed secrets along to the German high command. After death, her body is given to the University of Paris medical school for dissection.
Oct 15 1981
Mork & Mindy's baby finally hatches, who they name Mearth.
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RIDER
22-10-2010, 13:21
Today in Rotten History Oct 22 1844Jesus Christ (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/jesus-christ/) fails to appear to the Seventh Day Adventists, led by Bible scientist William Miller (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/william-miller/). The Millerites were expecting the End Times to accompany the appearance of the Savior, so that didn't happen either.
Oct 22 1934
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Notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/pretty-boy-floyd/) dies of multiple gunshot wounds in the back, after a shootout with the FBI (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/fbi/) at the Conkle Farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
Oct 22 1956
A 200-ton concrete girder smushes 48 people in Karachi, Pakistan.
Oct 22 1976
Red dye #4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration, because it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/canada/). The ban wreaks havoc with the M&M supply.


Yesterday in Rotten History Oct 21 1947Twenty-one lunatics die as a fire destroys an insane asylum in Hoff, Germany.
Oct 21 1973
J. Paul Getty III's ear is removed by kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome, along with a photo. It doesn't arrive until November 8.
Oct 21 1987
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Former Miss America Bess Myerson arrested on charges of bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud, all involving an alimony-fixing scandal. She was found not guilty, however.
Oct 21 1995
Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the pop band Blind Melon, dies of a heroin overdose (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/overdose-deaths/) in New Orleans, inside the band's tour bus.
Oct 21 1997
Hotel owners in the Detroit area meet to discuss suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/mad-science/jack-kevorkian/)'s practice of leaving corpses in their hotel rooms.
Oct 21 1997
The Government of Singapore announces in a widely publicized "toilet alert" that the drive for toilet cleanliness is a great success. Five toilets were selected by citizens as toilet role models.

RIDER
27-10-2010, 11:10
Today in Rotten History



Oct 27 1964In a private ceremony, Sonny and Cher (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/cher/) marry each other by exchanging
rings in a Tijuana motel bathroom. Five years later, with a baby on the
way, they get married for real.

Oct 27 1993
Santa Ana winds drive 14 fires across five Southern California counties,
which destroy more than 500 homes and cause perhaps $1B in damage within
a week's time.


Oct 27 1997
The California Medical Board announces it is investigating Hollywood
plastic surgeon Steven Hoefflin (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/steven-hoefflin/), after former employees accused him
of "fondling, disrobing, photographing and ridiculing his anesthetized
patients." Hoefflin - whose former patients include Liz Taylor, Phyllis
Diller, and Joan Rivers - denies all charges. The probe is eventually
dropped, but not before Dr. Hoefflin agrees to pay his former workers
an undisclosed cash settlement.

Oct 27 1999
Five gunmen storm the Armenian Parliament with machine guns,
killing the prime minister, Vazgen Sarkisian, and seven other
high officials on live television. The gunmen surrender the
following day, after holding a large number of parliament
members hostage. The motive behind the attack seems to have been
protesting government corruption.




















Yesterday in Rotten History



Oct 26 1440http://www.rotten.com/today/images/oct/rh-gilles-de-rais.jpg


Gilles de Rais (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/gilles-de-rais/), one of the wealthiest noblemen in France, is executed (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/execution/) for heresy after he is found to have engaged in the kidnap, sodomization (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/anal-sex/), and murder of 200 young boys from the lower classes. Rais enjoyed masturbating (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/masturbation/) on the stomachs of the boys as they suffered excruciating deaths, sometimes also enjoying necrophilia (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/necrophilia/) with their corpses.

Oct 26 1944
Vice President Harry S Truman publicly denies ever having been a member of the Ku Klux Klan (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/racism/kkk/).


Oct 26 1970
Political comic strip Doonesbury
appears in newspapers for the first time. Garry Trudeau's creation
confused newspaper editors: Does it belong in the funny pages or the
editorial section?

Oct 26 1979
Kim Jae Kyu, director of South Korea's central intelligence agency,
"accidentally" shoots President Park Chung Hee to death, also killing
Park's bodyguard. Park had been president (dictator, effectively) since
1961. Kim is executed the following May for his attempted coup d'etat.



Oct 26 1984
The newborn "Baby Fae" is given the heart of a baboon, in an operation
performed by Dr. Leonard Bailey in Loma Linda, California. She lasts 21 days.



Oct 26 1984
19-year-old John D. McCollum kills himself with a .22 caliber handgun
after spending the day listening to Ozzy Osbourne (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/ozzy-osbourne/) records. One
year later, McCollum's parents file suit against Ozzy and CBS Records,
alleging that the song "Suicide Solution" from the album Blizzard of
Ozz contributed to their son's death. Except that the song's
subject was quite plainly alcohol addiction. The case is
eventually thrown out of court.


Oct 26 1991
33-year-old insurance agent Lori Keevil-Matthews visits an outdoor art
project installed by Christo. 1,760 yellow umbrellas were scattered
along the ridge line of the Tejon Pass, near Interstate 5 in Southern
California. Then a freak 40 mph gust suddenly picks up a 485-pound
umbrella, slamming the spectator against a boulder. She dies on the
scene.


Oct 26 1997
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During a 1,500-person tug-of-war contest in Taipei the rope snaps,
suddenly amputating the left arms of Chen Ming-kuo and Yang Chung-ming.
The two men had wrapped the rope around their left biceps [big mistake]
Both arms are successfully reattached.


Oct 26 1997
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Basketball great Charles Barkley (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/sports/charles-barkley/) is charged with aggravated battery
and resisting arrest after throwing 20-year-old man Jorge Lugo through a
plate glass window in an Orlando, Florida dance club. Barkley later
tells reporters: "I regret we weren't on a higher floor."

Oct 26 2002
After
pumping an aerosol form of the fast-acting anesthetic Fentanyl
Citrate into the air, Russian special forces raid the Palace of Culture
of the Podshipnikov Zavod. Three days prior, Chechen terrorists captured
750 audience members inside the Moscow theater. The gas kills 116
captives. About fifty terrorists are slain as well, primarily from
summary execution (close-range pistol shots to the head).

RIDER
04-11-2010, 19:55
Today in Rotten History Nov 4 1963At a Beatles (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/beatles/) command performance (present: Queen Elizabeth; the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret), John Lennon utters the remark: "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap their hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."
Nov 4 1966
The Arno and Po rivers in Italy (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/italy/) flood, submerging 2/3 of Florence. Irreplaceable renaissance art treasures and books were destroyed. 113 people died and 30,000 were rendered homeless.
Nov 4 1979
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The US Embassy in Tehran is stormed by "students", holding 52 hostages for 444 days. The incident propels Ted Koppel and his magnificent hair onto the national scene with a long series of repetitive Nightline: America Held Hostage specials.
Nov 4 1986
The Iran-Contra (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/political-scandal/iran-contra/) Scandal is first reported in "Al Shiraa", an obscure Lebanese magazine. The public would come to learn that millions had been paid for US weapons and equipment for Iran in exchange for the release of American hostages in Lebanon. Profits were illegally channeled to the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.
Nov 4 1993
A series of fires rage in Southern California, destroying 300 very expensive homes in Malibu and 700 homes scattered elsewhere. Damage totals $500M to $1B. Half of the large fires were arson.


Yesterday in Rotten History Nov 3 1755The colony of Massachusetts offers a 20 pound bounty for scalps of Indian boys or girls under the age of 12. Warrior scalps fetch a slightly higher price, 30 pounds.
Nov 3 1913
Income tax law signed.
Nov 3 1957
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Laika the dog becomes the first living creature in space. She asphyxiated when oxygen in the Soviet Sputnik 2 ran out. However, some western researchers speculate that Laika roasted when the satellite's heat shields were detached.
Nov 3 1979
Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC. The cast's child actors have gone on to bigger and better things: Todd Bridges (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/todd-bridges/) (arrests: drug possession, 1983; attempted murder, 1989; knife stabbing in self defense, no arrest, 1993; assault with a deadly weapon, 1997); Dana Plato (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/dana-plato/) (armed robbery, 1992, then a porno centerfold; dead of a drug overdose (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/overdose-deaths/) in 1999); Gary Coleman (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/gary-coleman/) (a short, pudgy gun nut who plays Nintendo games; 2003 gubernatorial candidate).


Wait there's more Nov 2 1974The Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns, killing 78. Six of the victims jumped six floors to their deaths. After the fire started, club officials barred the doors, suspecting a ruse by customers to avoid paying.
Nov 2 1984
Velma Barfield, convicted of killing her mother, her boyfriend and two others with rat poison in their food was put to death by lethal injection in Raleigh, N.C. Barfield was the first female executed in the US since 1962.
Nov 2 1988
The Internet Worm is released by Cornell grad student Robert Morris (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/hackers/robert-morris/). His ingenious program was meant to explore the Internet harmlessly, but due to a bug, it crashed some 6,000 computers. Spaf parlays the incident into a career.
Nov 2 1995
The image of Jesus Christ appears (http://www.rotten.com/library/religion/marian-apparitions/) to many people in a photo taken by the Hubble space telescope, depicting a gigantic gas plume 7000 light years from Earth. Some CNN viewers pointed out the image resembles Gene Shalit more than the Lord Saviour.
Nov 2 2003
Arrested Development debuts on the Fox network. The half-hour sitcom was a brilliant yet short-lived show (lasted three seasons) whose cast included Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross and Ron Howard.

RIDER
19-12-2010, 10:16
Today in Rotten History Dec 19 1941Twelve days after Pearl Harbor, Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/franklin-d-roosevelt/) under authority of Congress, created the Office of Censorship. The bureau had discretion over communications with foreign countries. Participation by domestic publishers was "voluntary".
Dec 19 1971
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A Clockwork Orange opens, originally given an X rating. Censors objected more to the sex scenes than the orgies of ultraviolence, which is rather odd. Director Stanley Kubrik later earns an R by removing some of the smuttier footage.
Dec 19 1991
Yankee's pitcher Steve Howe arrested for criminal possession of cocaine. It's merely one of NINE TIMES this has happened (and seven suspensions, plus one drunk driving arrest.)
Dec 19 1997
Disgruntled postal worker Anthony Deculit enters a Milwaukee post office at 12:45 A.M., shoots his supervisor in the right eye, and kills a fellow coworker. The supervisor had written Deculit up for sleeping on the job. After the shootings he rendered himself dead with the 9mm solution, a shot through the mouth.
Dec 19 1997
The pilot of a SilkAir plane deliberately flies into a mangrove swamp in Indonesia, committing suicide (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) and killing all 104 people aboard. The pilot, Captain Tsu Way Ming, was in debt and had personal problems, had taken a $3M insurance policy prior to the crash. To cover his tracks, he disconnected the flight recorder prior to downing the aircraft.


Yesterday in Rotten History Dec 18 1843http://www.rotten.com/today/images/dec/rh-keith-richards-th.jpg
According to our usually sketchy sources, Keith Richards, guitarist for the Rolling Stones (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/rolling-stones/) and arguably the oldest man on earth, is 160 years old today.
Dec 18 1879
Stalin (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/josef-stalin/)'s birthday!
Dec 18 1916
Bloodiest and longest battle of World War I (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwi/) ends, with the French defeating Germans at the Battle of Verdun. There were over 1 million casualties, and the Verdun ossuary contains bones of 100,000 unidentified soldiers.
Dec 18 1940
Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) formulates plans, issued today as Directive 21, for the invasion of Russia. The intent of Operation Barbarossa was to destroy the Red Army. Fighting on two fronts eventually caused Germany's defeat.
Dec 18 1997
The incredibly fat Chris Farley (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/comic/chris-farley/) is found dead, wearing only pajama bottoms, and surrounded by empty food containers and pornography. Farley's act often consisted of imitating other very fat celebrities, including Newt Gingrich, Mama Cass, and Tom Arnold. He joins John Candy at the big fat farm in the sky.

RIDER
11-01-2011, 13:23
Today in Rotten History Jan 11 1892After sampling the services of many adolescent women in the tropics, the fifty year old painter Paul Gauguin marries Tehura, an awfully cute 13 year old Tahitian girl.
Jan 11 1960
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Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/henry-lee-lucas/) kills his 74 year old mother. He tells Toledo police that he raped her corpse, but later recants this. The murder ends his career as a serial killer; he is variously attributed to having killed between 100 and 600 people. The truth is probably below 100.
Jan 11 1962
In the Peruvian Andes, an avalanche buries 3,000 people alive as the volcano Huascaran erupts.
Jan 11 1964
The US Surgeon General warns against smoking for the first time. It's amazing how many dumbshits need to be told that inhaling smoke is harmful.
Jan 11 1966
Numerous people, including the mayor of Wanaque and their police chief, observe a UFO over Wanaque Reservoir, burning holes in the ice. The Air Force explained it as a weather balloon, but later withdrew that claim and called it a helicopter.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jan 10 1645Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud is beheaded with an axe on Tower Hill despite his trial ending without a verdict and having been granted a royal pardon years earlier.
Jan 10 1883
A fire at the six-story Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee kills 71 people. Two famous midgets residing there, General Tom Thumb and Commodore Nut, are rescued by firefighters.
Jan 10 1939
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Linda Lovelace (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/linda-lovelace/)'s birthday. She starred in Deep Throat, the most profitable adult movie in history, and certainly one of the most groundbreaking. Linda's other credits include her first film Dog Fucker, a 1969 film where she gets it on with a German shepherd.
Jan 10 1982
The gayest Hollywood Square, Paul Lynde (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/paul-lynde/), dead naked in his West Hollywood home with a bottle of poppers (amyl nitrate, to relax muscles used during anal intercourse) next to the bed. By the next morning, Lynde's mysterious male companion had fled.
Jan 10 1998
German psychologist Heidi Fittkau-Garthe was charged in the Canary Islands with a plot of murder-suicide in which 31 cult followers, including five children, were to ingest poison. After the suicides they were to be picked up by spaceship for an unspecified destination

RIDER
31-01-2011, 19:49
Today in Rotten History Jan 31 1945Private Eddie Slovik executed by firing squad in France during World War II. He is the first U.S. soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War. The order for execution, signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, is not applied to other deserters. It is not known why Private Slovik was singled out.
Jan 31 1950
President Truman gives the go-ahead for the development of Edward Teller (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/mad-science/edward-teller/)'s hydrogen bomb.
Jan 31 1961
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The United States sends its first monkey into space, Ham the chimpanzee. His Mercury/Redstone 2 achieves an altitude of 158 miles, a 19-minute ride that subjects Ham to a force of 16 times gravity. The space ape splashes down safely, his capsule is plucked from the ocean by the USS Donner.
Jan 31 1974
Ted Bundy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/ted-bundy/) commits what is sometimes regarded as his first murder, Lynda Ann Healy, a 21 year old senior at the University of Washington. Her skull is not found until a year later. By the time he was executed, Bundy had committed nearly 30 murders, mostly women with dark long hair. It is believed that he may have murdered as early as 1961, when he was 15, but proof is at best circumstantial.
Jan 31 1989
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Copies of the March Playboy with LaToya Jackson posing with... snakes! hit the newsstands. She also has a snake tattoo. Face it, the lady really really likes snakes.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jan 30 1649http://www.rotten.com/today/images/nov/rh-charles-i.jpg
Oliver Cromwell beheads the British monarch King Charles I, at Whitehall.
Jan 30 1835
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Andrew Jackson is the subject of the first recorded assassination attempt on a U.S. president. After a man fires shots at him, Jackson beat the shit out of his would-be assassin.
Jan 30 1945
The largest maritime disaster in history leaves 7700 dead after a Soviet submarine torpedoes the Nazi ship Wilhelm Gustoff.
Jan 30 1948
Mohandas K. Gandhi assassinated (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse.
Jan 30 1962
Two of the Flying Wallendas die when their human pyramid of seven people collapses in Detroit.
Jan 30 1968
North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive, in which they suffer a defeat and 46,000 dead, but shocks the complacent American television viewer who had been led to believe the war (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/vietnam/) was won.
Jan 30 1972
British troops kill 13 unarmed marchers in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This incident becomes known as "Bloody Sunday" and marks the beginning of a new extended round of violence.
Jan 30 1973
G. Gordon Liddy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/g-gordon-liddy/) found guilty of Watergate (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/political-scandal/watergate/) charges.
Jan 30 1976
George HW Bush (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/george-hw-bush/) becomes director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a position which he holds until 1977. Perhaps he knows who killed Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/jfk/).

RIDER
14-02-2011, 19:15
Today in Rotten History Feb 14 The eve of the Roman feast of Lupercalia. Naked youths would run through Rome, anointed with the blood of sacrificed dogs and goats, waving thongs cut from the goats. If a young woman was struck by the thong, fertility was assured. Pope Gelasius I decided this was a bit too much, and co-opted the Roman holiday to be the Feast of St. Valentine in 484 A.D.
Feb 14 1779
English explorer Captain James Cook and some of his crew are slaughtered by angry Hawaiian islanders, after he tried to take a Hawaiian chief hostage over a dispute regarding a stolen boat.
Feb 14 1929
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The Capone (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/mafia/al-capone/) gang kills six members of the "Bugs" Moran gang and one other person at the S.M.C. Cartage company in Chicago (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/chicago/), in an event known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Bogus police officers were used so that it appeared to be a routine police bust. Except for all the bodies.
Feb 14 1979
Walter Carlos, the musician who created "Switched on Bach" and the score of "A Clockwork Orange", reveals to the world that he has had a sex change operation and is henceforth to be referred to as Wendy.
Feb 14 1989
Ayatollah Khomeini (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/ayatollah-khomeni/) issues a takfir against Salman Rushdie (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/authors/salmon-rushdie/), for his writings in the Satanic Verses. The act propels the otherwise uninteresting book into a bestseller.


Yesterday in Rotten History Feb 13 1917Mata Hari (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/mata-hari/) is arrested for spying.
Feb 13 1945
An estimated 135,000 people, mostly women and children, die in the firebombing (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war-crimes/dresden/) of the 13th-century city of Dresden, a revenge bombing that had no real military justification.
Feb 13 1953
Transsexual Christine (formerly George) Jorgenson arrives in New York with much fanfare. She had had sex change operations performed in Denmark by Dr. Christian Hamburger, becoming the first successful surgical transgender. Upon return, she becomes a cabaret actress.
Feb 13 1959
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The first Barbie Doll is introduced by Mattel in California.
Feb 13 1985
Japan's New Amusement Business Control and Improvement Act comes into effect. The law brings an end to Japan's innovative sex businesses (i.e., glory holes, strip bars, and public bondage), while protecting the traditional brothel industry. That's an improvement?
Feb 13 1990
Male prostitute Kevin Lee Kite accuses Rev. Bruce Ritter, founder of Covenant House (a place for wayward boys) and a respected member of the Meese commission on Pornography, of paying for homosexual sex. An internal investigation by Covenant House reveals a pattern of sexual misconduct with underage boys going back 20 years, and revealed a relationship with a 15 year old boy going back 14 months. Superiors at the Franciscan Order had been aware of Ritter's behavior patterns for some years, but did nothing.

RIDER
04-03-2011, 07:08
Today in Rotten History Mar 3 1863The National Conscription Act is signed, forcing all men between 20 and 45 years of age into the draft lotteries. Except for rich bastards, who could buy their way out for $300, or hire another man to serve in his place. The inevitable result is the week-long New York Draft Riots.
Mar 3 1931
An English beer drinking song becomes the National Anthem of the United States.
Mar 3 1934
John Dillinger (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/john-dillinger/) escapes from an escape-proof jail in Crown Point Indiana, using a wooden pistol he carved himself. It's his second escape.
Mar 3 1967
The Berkeley Barb reports that banana peels can make you high. Apparently lots of people can be fooled into thinking that the resulting "bananadine" extract is a hallucinogenic Mellow Yellow.
Mar 3 1991
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Los Angles Police officers are filmed beating black motorist Rodney King (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/rodney-king/) with nightsticks. Television news stations repeatedly air the film nationwide. Four whites are charged with the beating on March 15, and when they are found not guilty, Los Angeles erupts in riot.
Mar 3 2006
British glam rocker Gary Glitter is sentenced to three years in a Vietnamese prison for molesting two girls, 10 and 11. His sentence also includes mandatory deportation and payment of 5m Vietnamese dong (about $315.00) to the girls' families. 61-year-old Glitter denies all wrongdoing and claims to be the victim of a tabloid newspaper conspiracy.


Yesterday in Rotten History Mar 2 1939Howard Carter dies of King Tut's curse.
Mar 2 1944
A train of mixed military/civilian passengers stalls inside a tunnel outside Salerno, Italy, asphyxiating 426 from fumes.
Mar 2 1968
Syd Barrett (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/syd-barrett/) leaves Pink Floyd, after melting his mind with various extremely dangerous drugs. He spends the following years mumbling about pork chops and refrigerators.
Mar 2 1982
Science fiction author Philip K Dick (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/authors/philip-k-dick/) dies of a stroke in Santa Ana, California. Since 1974 the author had been possessed by a superalien who arrived in his head via a beam of pink light.
Mar 2 1997
1st Monkey successfully cloned


Wait there's more Mar 1 1815Jesse Sharpless is convicted in Pennsylvania of exhibiting a "certain lewd, wicked, scandalous, infamous and obscene painting, representing a man in an obscene, impudent and indecent posture with a woman" in his own house. It is the first obscenity trial in the United States.
Mar 1 1932
A man climbs a makeshift ladder to the 2nd floor of Charles Lindbergh's (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/lindbergh/) New Jersey home and snatches his twenty-month-old son, Charles Jr. Whoever took the baby left behind a poorly-written ransom note demanding $50,000 in small bills.
Mar 1 1954
Four Puerto Rican nationalists open fire on House of Representatives from visitors' gallery, wounding five representatives. All four captured by security guards.
Mar 1 1954
The first hydrogen bomb is detonated at Bikini. Even though the bomb was hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb exploded there in 1946, no islanders were evacuated this time. Almost 300 people suffered radiation exposure.
Mar 1 1969
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While performing with the Doors, Jim Morrison (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/jim-morrison/) asks the audience "Do you wanna see my cock?" then exposes himself briefly on a Miami stage. For thus showing his peepee Morrison received a sentence of six months hard labor.
Mar 1 1971
The radical group Weather Underground explodes a bomb in a restroom of the U.S. Capitol building, causing significant damage. The bomb exploded after an intensive search of the building yielded no results. Nobody is ever convicted of the attack.
Mar 1 1978
The body of Charlie Chaplin is stolen for ransom by Galtcho Ganav (Bulgaria) and Romnan Wardas (Poland) from a cemetery in Corsier, Switzerland. The actor's corpse is recovered two months later.
Mar 1 1999
Eight tourists at the Buhoma Homestead (including two Intel executives), in Uganda to visit wild mountain gorillas, are kidnapped and hacked to death with machetes by Rwantan Hutus.

RIDER
10-03-2011, 16:58
Today in Rotten History Mar 10 1948Czech foreign minister Jan Masaryk thrown from a window at his apartment in Prague under mysterious circumstances. His death was ruled "suicide" and later by the communists, to have "fallen accidentally while sitting in a yoga position on a window sill to combat insomnia". But most likely he was suffocated first, judging from the fact that he had lost control of his bowels.
Mar 10 1974
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Second Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Imperial Japanese Army surrenders to Philippine authorities. He believed World War II (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwii/) was still underway and continued a 30 year guerrilla battle with other islanders. His final capitulation came when his senior officer, Maj. Taniguchi, ordered his surrender. Upon return to the Japanese homeland, Onoda was treated as a hero, but had difficulty coping with his "postwar" life.
Mar 10 1977
Roman Polanski (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/artists/roman-polanski/) gives a thirteen-year old girl Quaaludes and has sex with her during a photo shoot at Jack Nicholson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/jack-nicholson/)'s home. He later flees the country to avoid statutory rape charges.
Mar 10 1987
Jeffrey Dahmer (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/jeffrey-dahmer/) is convicted of lewd and lascivious behavior for urinating in front of several children. He was sentenced to one year's probation for the incident. Jeffrey would go on to kill eighteen young men in Milwaukee.
Mar 10 1988
Highly insipid rock vocalist Andy Gibb dies of heart trouble at age 30. He put a lot of drugs into his body, primarily cocaine.
Mar 10 1994
Tupac Shakur gets a 15-day jail sentence for assaulting director Allen Hughes.
Mar 10 1997
The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, is stabbed in both eyes during an altercation with another inmate at Broadmoor Hospital. Peter is serving a sentence for killing 13 women.


Yesterday in Rotten History Mar 9 1170In Essex, a UFO is spotted over St. Ostwyth, manifesting itself as a "wonderfully large dragon ... borne up from the Earth through the air". The craft kindled the air and destroyed a house.
Mar 9 1556
David Rizzio, the secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, stabbed 56 times by a gaggle of Scottish nobles. Her husband Henry Lord Darnley had orchestrated the murder with Mary witnessing, hoping to precipitate a miscarriage.
Mar 9 1967
Josef Stalin (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/josef-stalin/)'s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, walks into the U.S. Embassy at New Delhi and asks to defect.
Mar 9 1989
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Photographer/homosexual Robert Mapplethorpe dead from AIDS. His bullwhip will be missed.
Mar 9 1995
Jon Schmitz (straight) kills Scott Amedure (gay) three days after an appearance on the trashy Jenny Jones TV talk show, where Amedure admitted having a crush on Schmitz. Allegedly the two men had an affair that evening after the show, but the backlash from their rural community was going to be so severe that Schmitz panicked to defend his manlihood, filling his admirer with buckshot. Amedure's famly later sued the Jenny Jones show for $50M.
Mar 9 1997
Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) killed in a drive-by outside the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. The murder has never been officially solved, though an ongoing feud with Death Row Records may have had something to do with it.

RIDER
17-03-2011, 06:37
Today in Rotten History Mar 16 St. Urho's Day, Patron saint of Finnish vineyard workers. Attributed to him is the miracle of banishing grasshoppers from Finland which he accomplished with a few choice Finnish phrases, thereby saving the season's grape crop. But in reality a bunch of very drunk people made this up in 1956.
Mar 16 1190
More than 150 and perhaps as many as 500 Jews, secured in Clifford's Tower at York, die from suicide and massacre after they are sieged by townspeople under Richard Malebys. Malebys was a nobleman who owed money to the Jews; after their siege all records relating to moneylending were destroyed. It is the largest massacre of Jews in the history of the United Kingdom.
Mar 16 1792
At a masquerade ball, a disgruntled Captain Jacob Johan Ankarstroem shoots Swedish King Gustav III near the heart with a bullet composed of lead and carpet tacks. The king dies twelve days later, and as punishment the Captain is decapitated, drawn, and quartered.
Mar 16 1949
Erik Estrada's birthday.
Mar 16 1968
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Soldiers of Charlie Company, 11th Brigade Americal Division massacre (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war-crimes/my-lai-massacre/) over 300 civilian men, women, and children in the village of My Lai in South Vietnam.
Mar 16 1978
Italian Red Brigades kidnap former Italian Premier Aldo Moro for release of imprisoned comrades. Moro was murdered and his body found on 9 May 1978.
Mar 16 1984
The CIA (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/cia/)'s station chief in Beirut, William Buckley, is kidnapped by the Islamic Jihad and later murdered.
Mar 16 1994
Figure skater Tonya Harding (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/sports/tonya-harding/) arrested for obstruction of prosecution during the fallout from the Nancy Kerrigan figure skate clubbing.


Yesterday in Rotten History Mar 15 Today is the International Day Against Police Brutality, first observed in 1997 after Swiss police beat two children age 11 and 12 to death.
Mar 15
Beware the Ides of March.
Mar 15 44
Julius Caesar, already warned to be wary on this the Ides of March by the astrologer Spurinna, assassinated with pointy knives by a group of Senators at the Pompey theater.
Mar 15 1812
Luddites attack Frank Vickerman's wool processing factory at Taylor Hill in West Yorkshire, resulting in general destruction and attempted arson. The rampaging Luddites were incensed because his machines replaced workers, but Vickerman was primarily targeted because of involvement in an Anti-Luddite committee.
Mar 15 1894
Jean Pauwels is killed walking into the Madeline church in Paris, when a bomb in his pocket suddenly goes off. The Belgian anarchist is later determined to have been responsible for two other explosions in February, one of which killed a pedestrian.
Mar 15 1937
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H P Lovecraft dies from cancer and Bright's disease in Rhode Island.
Mar 15 1998
White House aide Kathleen Willey claims on the trashy TV tabloid program 60 Minutes that President Bill Clinton (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/bill-clinton/) kissed her, touched her breasts and made her touch his "no-no place." Clinton of course denies this version of events.


Wait there's more Mar 14 1883Karl Marx dies of bronchitis in London (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/london/).
Mar 14 1932
George Eastman, the founder of Kodak Corporation, kills himself after a long illness. His suicide note states "To my friends: My work is done. Why wait?"
Mar 14 1945
"I am going to jump into my grave laughing because the knowledge that I have the deaths of millions of people on my conscience is a source of extraordinary satisfaction to me." Adolf Eichmann (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-eichmann/).
Mar 14 1967
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Nine German executives of the manufacturer of thalidomide, Grunethal, are charged with breaking their country's drug laws. Thalidomide, a sedative, caused over 12,000 babies in late 1950's Europe to be born with flippers instead of limbs.
Mar 14 1968
Nerve gas leaks from the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, near Skull Valley Utah. The gas killed 1600 sheep on the Goshute indian reservation and made hundreds more sick. Dugway is a test center for chemical and biological agents.
Mar 14 1997
A tank illegally stored at the federal government's Hanford nuclear facility in Washington state explodes, causing the release of 30,000 gallons of plutonium into the environment. The government tried to cover up the incident, going so far as having the Department of Energy deny the release of any contamination.


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17-Mar-2011 · A few dozen heroic workers at nuclear power plant risk (and shorten) their lives to try to avert nuclear disaster (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/world/asia/16workers.html) in Japan (http://www.nndb.com/geo/416/000080176/) ... Jason Patric (http://www.nndb.com/people/911/000022845/) offers blunt (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2011/03/the-world-according-jason-patric/35848/) answers to ordinary show-biz questions, and says Ashley Judd (http://www.nndb.com/people/761/000025686/) is "lazy, selfish, arrogant" ... Scott Adams (http://www.nndb.com/people/588/000023519/) ponders (http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/noprivacyville/) life in a city with no privacy ... Garrison Keillor (http://www.nndb.com/people/409/000024337/) tells AARP (http://www.nndb.com/org/835/000133436/) he's retiring (http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20110306/ENT/303069861/1007/ENT), but envisions Prairie Home Companion continuing ... Rihanna (http://www.nndb.com/people/670/000118316/) opens up about her father's betrayal (http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2011/03/rihanna-opens-fathers-betrayal.html) ... You can hear alleged Wikileaks (http://www.nndb.com/media/075/000233373/) leaker Bradley Manning (http://www.nndb.com/people/681/000262892/) coming because of the chains (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/mar/16/hear-bradley-manning-because-chains) ... Pepsi (http://www.nndb.com/company/816/000049669/) outdoes Coca-Cola (http://www.nndb.com/company/371/000058197/) by planning bottles made entirely of plants (http://consumerist.com/2011/03/pepsi-outdoes-coke-by-planning-bottles-made-entirely-of-plants.html) ... Netflix (http://www.nndb.com/company/078/000124703/) to enter original programming with mega deal (http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/netflix-to-enter-original-programming-with-mega-deal-for-david-fincher-kevin-spacey-drama-series-house-of-cards/) ...
16-Mar-2011 · Meltdown (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/world/asia/16workers.html?_r=2&src=tptw) worries continue in Japan (http://www.nndb.com/geo/416/000080176/), and straight answers are hard to find ... Mariah Carey (http://www.nndb.com/people/115/000023046/) hires animal (http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2011/03/mariah-carey-hires-dog-shrink-ready-dogs-twin-babies-arrival.html) psychologist to ready dogs for twin babies' arrival ... Donald Trump (http://www.nndb.com/people/363/000022297/) admires Saddam Hussein (http://www.nndb.com/people/692/000022626/)'s terror (http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/03/donald_trump_wants_our_terrori.html) policies ... Glenn Beck (http://www.nndb.com/people/809/000049662/) explains that Japan earthquake could be a message (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/03/14/2011-03-14_glenn_beck_japan_earthquake_could_be_message_from_god_to_ follow_the_ten_commandm.html) from God to follow the Ten Commandments ... National Rifle Association (http://www.nndb.com/org/809/000041686/) refuses (http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheat-sheet/item/nra-passes-on-meeting-with-obama/shooting-range/) to meet with Obama (http://www.nndb.com/people/208/000055043/) administration ... NASA (http://www.nndb.com/gov/003/000162514/) considers shooting space junk with lasers (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/lasering-space-junk/) ... Gilbert Gottfried (http://www.nndb.com/people/491/000022425/), ex-Aflac (http://www.nndb.com/company/507/000062321/) duck, says he's sorry (http://www.yidio.com/show/the-comedy-central-roast/news/gilbert-gottfried-ex-aflac-duck-says-hes-sorry-1386) ... Governor (http://www.nndb.com/gov/953/000051800/) Rick Snyder (http://www.nndb.com/people/167/000258390/) (R-Michigan) proposes legislation to dissolve (http://blogs.forbes.com/erikkain/2011/03/11/michigan-governor-plays-fast-and-loose-with-democracy-invokes-radical-new-powers/) and replace troubled local governments ... Anderson Cooper (http://www.nndb.com/people/482/000047341/) is forced to abandon his live broadcast from Japan amid safety (http://www.digitalspy.com/ustv/news/a309111/anderson-cooper-evacuates-disaster-site.html) concerns ... Charlie Sheen (http://www.nndb.com/people/904/000022838/)'s pornstar (http://www.nndb.com/lists/237/000069030/) party friend attempts (http://www.popeater.com/2011/03/15/charlie-sheen-pornstar-suicide/) suicide (http://www.nndb.com/lists/287/000069080/) ... US Rep (http://www.nndb.com/gov/273/000052117/) John Conyers (http://www.nndb.com/people/236/000036128/) (D-Michigan) says he's growing weary (http://www.eurweb.com/?p=91325) of President Obama (http://www.nndb.com/people/208/000055043/) ...
15-Mar-2011 · Thousands of human corpses (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10712481) wash ashore in Japan (http://www.nndb.com/geo/416/000080176/), as explosions (http://www.wbir.com/news/article/161751/16/New-explosion-heard-at-Japan-nuclear-plant) and possible meltdowns continue at three nuclear facilities, and Japanese volcano (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-japan-quake-volcano-20110314,0,2486939.story) erupts ... Gilbert Gottfried (http://www.nndb.com/people/491/000022425/) loses Aflac (http://www.nndb.com/company/507/000062321/) gig after making a dozen wisecracks (http://www.avclub.com/articles/gilbert-gottfrieds-jokes-about-japan-just-cost-him,53153/) about Japan (http://www.nndb.com/geo/416/000080176/) disasters ... Larry King (http://www.nndb.com/people/429/000022363/) may become a contributor (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/larry-king-may-contribute-jon-167290) to Jon Stewart (http://www.nndb.com/people/222/000022156/)'s Daily Show (http://www.nndb.com/tv/714/000044582/) ... US Justice Department (http://www.nndb.com/gov/252/000127868/) wins access (http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20042277-281.html) to Wikileaks (http://www.nndb.com/media/075/000233373/)-related Twitter (http://www.nndb.com/media/231/000249481/) accounts ... Court orders blogger (http://www.nndb.com/lists/409/000107088/) to pay $60,000 fine (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/03/blogger_fined_6.php) for telling the truth ... Wisconsin (http://www.nndb.com/geo/836/000062650/) protests are larger (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/13/wisconsin-protests-larger-than-any-tea-party-rally/) than any Tea Party rally ... Fox News (http://www.nndb.com/tv/835/000054673/) is fooled (http://www.thejournal.ie/fox-news-falls-for-islamic-ban-on-padded-bras-hoax-2011-03/) by Islamic (http://www.nndb.com/lists/283/000069076/) ban on padded bras hoax ... Donald Trump (http://www.nndb.com/people/363/000022297/) is declared (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jp2XTpIL_BcWDSmx2TDxDobZFtLg) persona non grata in Panama (http://www.nndb.com/geo/363/000080123/) ... A grateful (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/03/09/notes030911.DTL&ao=all) nation thanks Charlie Sheen (http://www.nndb.com/people/904/000022838/) ... Michael Moore (http://www.nndb.com/people/554/000024482/) settles (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/michael-moore-settles-sicko-lawsuit-167314) lawsuit over Sicko (http://www.nndb.com/films/923/000140503/) documentary footage ...

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25-03-2011, 13:12
Today in Rotten History Mar 25 Jesus crucified (according to old beliefs)
Mar 25 1915
In 1915, first submarine disaster; US F-4 sinks off Hawaii, 21 lives lost.
Mar 25 1967
As part of Operation Green Mist, the U.S. Army detonates explosive warheads containing the deadly sarin nerve agent (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wmd/chemical-weapons/nerve-agents/) at Upper Waiakea Forest Reserve on the big island of Hawaii. The open-air tests are kept secret for more than thirty years.
Mar 25 1975
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was assassinated (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) by his nephew during a reception at Ri'Assa Palace. The errant nephew was executed by beheading.
Mar 25 1990
Intentionally set fire at the Happy Land Social Club in NYC kills 87 by smoke inhalation.


Yesterday in Rotten History Mar 24 1874Houdini (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/magicians/houdini/) born.
Mar 24 1973
Lou Reed's ass bitten onstage by rabid fan in Buffalo.
Mar 24 1989
Cold Fusion announced.
Mar 24 1989
Exxon tanker Valdez, piloted by a drunk captain, strikes a well-charted reef at Prince William sound, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil.


Wait there's more Mar 23 1989In 1989, a 1000-foot diameter asteroid misses the Earth by only 500,000 miles. (Astronomers did not see it until it passed.)
Mar 23 1990
Gerald Bull, the man assisting Iraq (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/iraq/) in the construction of a supergun, assassinated by Israeli (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/israel/) agents outside his flat in Brussels, Belgium (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/belgium/).
Mar 23 1997
Five dead bodies are found arranged in a cross formation at the burned Quebec home of Didier Queze. They were members of the Solar Temple cult who in 1994 to 1996 had totaled 69 suicides in Europe and North America.
Mar 23 1997
Heaven's gate (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/cult/marshall-applewhite/) suicides leave 39 dead, all wearing NIKE shoes.


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25-Mar-2011 · Hugh Laurie (http://www.nndb.com/people/283/000051130/) sings the blues (http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2011/03/hugh-laurie-speaks-on-his-upcoming-blues-album/) ... Japan (http://www.nndb.com/geo/416/000080176/)'s nuclear crisis is still "two weeks (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8404449/Japans-nuclear-plant-still-two-weeks-from-being-made-safe.html)" from a safe resolution, as global food (http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2011/03/25/2003499057) scare from leak widens ... US Homeland Security Department (http://www.nndb.com/gov/266/000128879/) claims authority to strip (http://blogs.ajc.com/bob-barr-blog/2011/03/18/authority-to-strip-search-passengers-at-will-claimed-by-feds/) search every airline passenger ... Nutball Arizona (http://www.nndb.com/geo/809/000062623/) sheriff Joe Arpaio (http://www.nndb.com/people/890/000046752/) sends a tank, the SWAT team, and Steven Seagal (http://www.nndb.com/people/497/000023428/) to bust an alleged cockfighting (http://blog.prospect.org/blog/adam_serwer/2011/03/sheriff_joe_content.html) ring ... Chris Brown (http://www.nndb.com/people/632/000129245/) apologizes for Good Morning America (http://www.nndb.com/tv/682/000049535/) tantrum, then blames (http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17693432?nclick_check=1) ABC (http://www.nndb.com/company/651/000061468/) ... Obama (http://www.nndb.com/people/208/000055043/) administration rolls back Miranda (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/03/24/obama_rolls_back_miranda) rights ... Soon you'll be able to dress (http://www.avclub.com/articles/soon-youll-be-able-to-dress-like-sylvester-stallon,53607/) like Sylvester Stallone (http://www.nndb.com/people/761/000023692/) for some reason ... Whoopi Goldberg (http://www.nndb.com/people/242/000025167/) was high (http://www.eurweb.com/?p=93718) during her 1991 Oscar (http://www.nndb.com/honors/230/000068026/) acceptance speech ... Oil companies paid (http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2011/03/24/oil-companies-paid-libyas-1-5-billion-fine-for-lockerbie-attack/) Libya (http://www.nndb.com/geo/404/000080164/)'s $1.5B fine for Lockerbie attack ... Governor (http://www.nndb.com/gov/927/000051774/) Paul LePage (http://www.nndb.com/people/266/000265468/) (R-Maine) orders state workers to remove (http://robertreich.org/post/4050985028) labor history murals from state Labor Department building ... For the love of God, somebody show Donald Trump (http://www.nndb.com/people/363/000022297/) how to use a search (http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/03/for_the_love_of_god_somebody_s.html) engine already ... Nancy Grace (http://www.nndb.com/people/122/000104807/) attacks (http://jonathanturley.org/2011/03/24/nancy-grace-attacks-the-weather/) the weather ...
24-Mar-2011 · Eddie Vedder (http://www.nndb.com/people/693/000025618/)'s next solo album will be performed entirely on the ukulele (http://www.avclub.com/articles/eddie-vedders-next-album-to-be-performed-entirely,53556/) ... Tokyo (http://www.nndb.com/geo/831/000069624/)'s tap water is radioactive (http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80462.html), and Japanese (http://www.nndb.com/geo/416/000080176/) nuclear firm admits skipping (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/22/japan-nuclear-power-plant-checks-missed) safety checks at disaster-hit plant ... Budget shortfalls and worries about the deficit are instantly forgotten as USA (http://www.nndb.com/geo/692/000080452/) spends (http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/22/news/economy/libya_cost/index.htm?hpt=C1) hundreds of millions of dollars to bombard Libya (http://www.nndb.com/geo/404/000080164/) ... Venezuelan President (http://www.nndb.com/gov/902/000060722/) Hugo Chavez (http://www.nndb.com/people/382/000025307/) says capitalism (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/us-venezuela-chavez-mars-idUSTRE72L61D20110322) may have ended life on Mars ... Pet Shop Boys (http://www.nndb.com/music/154/000036046/) go ballet (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12830469) ... Is Hugh Hefner (http://www.nndb.com/people/413/000022347/)'s 24-year-old fiancee cheating (http://www.popeater.com/2011/03/23/hugh-hefner-fiancee-cheating/) with the son of TV's Dr. Phil (http://www.nndb.com/people/471/000022405/)? ... Billy Graham (http://www.nndb.com/people/561/000022495/)'s mooonbat son Franklin Graham (http://www.nndb.com/people/445/000121082/) says President Obama (http://www.nndb.com/people/208/000055043/) has allowed the Muslim Brotherhood (http://www.nndb.com/org/644/000162158/) to infiltrate (http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/franklin-graham-obama-muslim-brotherhood-conspiracy-theory) the US (http://www.nndb.com/geo/692/000080452/) government ... New Jersey Governor (http://www.nndb.com/gov/912/000051759/) Chris Christie (http://www.nndb.com/people/316/000166815/)'s cuts to education violate constitution, Judge rules (http://njtoday.net/2011/03/23/christie%E2%80%99s-cuts-violate-constitution-judge-rules/) ... Zach Galifianakis (http://www.nndb.com/people/549/000162063/) inks deal (http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/zach-galifianakis-inks-deal-with-hbo-co-creates-comedy-starring-brody-stevens/) with HBO (http://www.nndb.com/company/763/000050613/) ...
23-Mar-2011 · Woman sues Starbucks (http://www.nndb.com/company/777/000059600/) after employee allegedly (http://consumerist.com/2011/03/woman-sues-starbucks-for-allegedly-throwing-tea-at-her-and-shouting-catch.html) throws tea at her and shouts "catch" ... Radiation (http://af.reuters.com/article/metalsNews/idAFL3E7EM3EM20110323) fears grow from stricken Japan (http://www.nndb.com/geo/416/000080176/) nuclear plant ... Tom Hanks (http://www.nndb.com/people/687/000022621/) and Rita Wilson (http://www.nndb.com/people/889/000108565/) sue (http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/22/tom-hanks-lawsuit-business-insurance-brokers-homeowners-embezzled-rita-wilson/) their former insurance broker ... Seven years in prison (http://www.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/israel-and-palestinians/Former-Israeli-President-Sentenced-to-7-Years-in-Prison-118418694.html) for former Israeli President (http://www.nndb.com/gov/613/000056445/) and convicted rapist (http://www.nndb.com/crime/308/000043179/) Moshe Katsav (http://www.nndb.com/people/066/000098769/) ... Apple (http://www.nndb.com/company/697/000042571/) sues (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/us-apple-amazon-lawsuit-idUSTRE72L07I20110322) Amazon (http://www.nndb.com/company/259/000058085/) ... FBI (http://www.nndb.com/gov/240/000043111/) probes (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/19/earlyshow/saturday/main20044966.shtml) theft of nude cyber-images from some 50 female stars ... Howard Stern (http://www.nndb.com/people/430/000022364/) sues (http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/howard-stern-sues-sirius-xm-over-stock-awards/) Sirius (http://www.nndb.com/company/174/000070961/) ... Chris Brown (http://www.nndb.com/people/632/000129245/) continues to be a douchbag (http://www.popeater.com/2011/03/22/chris-brown-gma-interview/), this time on Good Morning America (http://www.nndb.com/tv/682/000049535/) ... First Lady (http://www.nndb.com/lists/202/000068995/) Michelle Obama (http://www.nndb.com/people/591/000135186/) is your obese (http://www.nndb.com/lists/779/000064587/) child's cyberbully (http://wonkette.com/440945/michelle-obama-is-your-obese-childs-cyberbully) ... Wingnut father of Lindsay Lohan (http://www.nndb.com/people/909/000044777/) is arrested (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/03/22/michael.lohan.arrest/) ...

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31-03-2011, 17:51
Today in Rotten History Mar 31 1492Ferdinand and Isabel expel all of the Jews from Spain. Even with the infusions of gold and silver arriving during the 16th century from the Americas, this is an act from which Spain never recovers. By expelling their merchant and banking class, Jews and Muslims, the country is left ill-equipped to process the new wealth, which ultimately winds up in the coffers of other countries and squandered on disastrous military campaigns.
Mar 31 1889
Phallic symbol Eiffel Tower completed.
Mar 31 1959
The Dalai Lama is forced to leave Tibet, after the Red Communists make it very unpleasant for him to stay. He accuses the Chinese of making genocide against the Tibetan people, by systematic destruction of Tibetan culture and execution of thousands of prominent citizens.
Mar 31 1991
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Danny Bonaduce (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/danny-bonaduce/) arrested for assault after he fought with a transvestite prostitute. No contest, 750 hours community service.
Mar 31 1995
The president of the Selena Fan Club, Yolanda Saldivar, kills the Tejano music popstar Selena in Corpus Christi, TX. "It just went off, I didn't mean to do it. I didn't mean to kill anybody". That might be true, but the jury did not believe her.
Mar 31 1996
During a homebrew exorcism in Rhode Island, a man accidentally punctures the esophagus of his mother-in-law when he jams two pointy steel crucifixes down her throat, causing a large quantity of blood to gush out. Mario Garcia is later charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
Mar 31 2005
Long-time vegetable Terri Schiavo finally expires despite manufactured outrage from Tom DeLay, Bill Frist and Rick Santorum. An autopsy eventually reveals that Terri had checked out a long time ago, having suffered extensive brain damage, directly contradicting Dr. Frist's earlier diagnosis made from the floor of the Senate.


Yesterday in Rotten History Mar 30 315The Donation of Constantine grants to the See of Rome dominion over all earthly thrones of Europe, a document made by that Roman emperor after his conversion to Christianity in return for being cured from leprosy. But in 1440, anachronisms in the document prove that it was really a fraud written around 752 AD, during the reign of and under orders of Pope (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/popes/) Stephen II.
Mar 30 1282
After vespers on Easter Monday, a French soldier touches the breast of a young Sicilian bride, causing an outrage that precipitated the slaughter of perhaps 2,000 Frenchmen living and ruling over Sicily.
Mar 30 1968
Two children in the Bowery come across the body of a homeless drug addict later identified as Bobby Driscol, 31, the voice of Disney (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/corporate/disney/)'s "Peter Pan".
Mar 30 1981
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While President Reagan (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/ronald-reagan/) undergoes surgery for a life-threatening gunshot wound, Secretary of State Alexander Haig announces to the press: "As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending return of the Vice President."
Mar 30 1995
A police officer who was also a member of the Aum Supreme Truth (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/cult/shoko-asahara/) cult fires three shots into Takaji Kunimatsu, chief of Japan's National Police Agency. Takaji is seriously wounded but survives. Investigators try unsuccessfully to hide the fact that the gunman was a police officer.


Wait there's more Mar 29 1951http://www.rotten.com/today/images/mar/rh-rosenbergs.jpg
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/rosenbergs/) are both convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
Mar 29 1977
Lee Harvey Oswald (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/assassins/lee-harvey-oswald/)'s best friend, and coincidentally a friend of both Jackie Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/jackie-o/) and George HW Bush (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/george-hw-bush/), Dallas socialite George de Mohrenschildt (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/george-de-mohrenschildt/) dies from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the mouth, at 3:45 pm. It is likely he was going to be called to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations.
Mar 29 1979
A U.S. House of Representatives committee report finds that John F. Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/jfk/)'s assassination (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) was the result of a conspiracy.
Mar 29 1992
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Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Bill Clinton tells the New York Times: "When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/marijuana/) a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale, and never tried it again."
Mar 29 1997
Kazuo Konya, a former member of the Aum cult, tells Tokyo Municipal Court that he paid $8,100 for the privilege of drinking the guru's blood in a 1988 initiation ritual. Other former cult members also testify they paid for blood, strands of Shoko Asahara (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/cult/shoko-asahara/)'s hair, and his bath water. Some say they paid $2,400 for an intravenous injection of an unknown substance. Ironically, all throughout, Asahara preached to his followers that they should renounce materialism.
Mar 29 2006
Jack Abramoff, Washington D.C. lobbyist extraordinaire, is sentenced to almost six years in prison for defrauding Native American tribes, corruption of public officials and other various fraud charges. He is also ordered to pay $21M in fines. In exchange for a short sentence, Jack agrees to name names. This makes Ralph Reed and Tom DeLay very nervous.

RIDER
06-04-2011, 19:39
Today in Rotten History Apr 6 1868Mormon prophet Brigham Young (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/brigham-young/) marries 23-year-old Ann Eliza Webb. This is Young's 27th wife, 18 of which are still married to him.
Apr 6 1976
Howard Hughes (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/business/howard-hughes/) dies of health complications related to syphilis.
Apr 6 1990
Police trace a series of obscene phone calls to the president's private White House telephone. The caller turns out to be the president of American University in Washington, Richard E. Berendzen, who was apparently hung up over some personal ad. He is later forced to resign his position but is never charged with any crime.
Apr 6 1994
The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi are both killed in a mysterious plane crash near the Rwandan capital. Consequently, widespread violence erupts in Rwanda amidst rumors that the plane had been shot down.


Yesterday in Rotten History Apr 5 1815Mount Tambora erupts in what is now Indonesia, killing 12,000 and spewing eighty cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere at once. The blast is heard more than 900 miles away, and makes summer feel like winter in many parts of the world.
Apr 5 1944
The Nazis (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/) begin deporting jews from Hungary.
Apr 5 1949
Twenty newborn babies and 57 other people die as St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, IL is destroyed by fire.
Apr 5 1951
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/rosenbergs/) are sentenced to death for acts of treason, which in this case means giving atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/soviet-union/).
Apr 5 1990
London (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/london/) physician Raymond Crocket is removed from the medical register after it is shown that he paid for and removed kidneys from Turkish donors brought to England.
Apr 5 1994
Kurt Cobain (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/kurt-cobain/) blows his fucking head off.
Apr 5 1997
Allen Ginsberg dies. We are sure that Allen's work for NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) has touched us all.
Apr 5 1998
"Hollywood is run by Jews; it is owned by Jews, and they should have a greater sensitivity about the issue of -- of people who are suffering. Because they've exploited -- we have seen the -- we have seen the Nigger and Greaseball, we've seen the Chink, we've seen the slit-eyed dangerous Jap, we have seen the wily Filipino, we've seen everything but we never saw the Kike. Because they knew perfectly well, that that is where you draw the wagons around." --Marlon Brando (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/marlon-brando/), on Larry King Live (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/radio/larry-king/)
Apr 5 2005
Rapper C-Murder (AKA C Miller) is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a teenager in Harvey, Louisiana. C-Murder, brother of rapper/CEO Master P, goes on to release an entire album while behind bars, and even manages to film a music video. Quote the Sheriff: "Suffice it to say, I'm not pleased."


Wait there's more Apr 4 1561Over Nuremberg, Germany, a battle in the sky transpires between black and blood-red balls, disks, and crosses. It is never made clear who prevailed in this UFO incident.
Apr 4 1958
Lana Turner's 14 year old daughter stabs her mother's boyfriend. A coroner's jury finds she committed justifiable homicide.
Apr 4 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr. (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/martin-luther-king/) is shot dead by a sniper in Memphis, Tennessee.
Apr 4 1988
Arizona Governor Evan Mecham becomes the first U.S. governor to be impeached and removed from office in nearly 60 years. He was convicted for obstructing justice by discouraging a state official from investigating a death threat, and also misusing $80,000 in public money. Mecham was known for rescinding the state's observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, requesting lists of state employees who were gay, and using the word "pickaninnies."
Apr 4 2006
Brian J. Doyle, a Department of Homeland Security official, is arrested and charged with using a computer to seduce a child as well as 16 counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor. Doyle had arranged a meeting with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl but turned out to be police. In chat, he bragged about working for DHS and sent her pornographic movies.

RIDER
13-04-2011, 17:44
Today in Rotten History Apr 13 1883Convicted cannibal Alfred Packer (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/alfred-packer/) is sentenced to death in Colorado.
Apr 13 1919
British troops fire on a crowd of Indians peacefully protesting the occupation, leaving 379 dead and 1,200 wounded.
Apr 13 1970
56 hours and 205,000 miles from planet Earth, the crew aboard Apollo 13 hears "a pretty loud bang" when oxygen tank number two spontaneously explodes. Astronaut Jack Swigert informs Mission Control in Houston: "Hey, we've got a problem here." Miraculously, the crew manages to return home in their crippled spacecraft.
Apr 13 1981
Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke wins a Pulitzer Prize for her story about Jimmy, an 8 year old heroin addict. Strangely, police could find no trace of this boy. And this was one of those investigative journalism Pulitzers, not a fiction Pulitzer, so she was forced to return the award two days later. Cooke later clerked part-time at a department store cosmetics counter in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Apr 13 1982
David Crosby of CSNY arrested while freebasing cocaine and for illegal possession of a .45 handgun. Sentence: 5 years.
Apr 13 1984
Itinerant serial killer Henry Lee Lucas (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/henry-lee-lucas/) found guilty by a Texas jury for the murder of "Orange Socks", a hitchhiker whose name is not known. Lucas and his partner Ottis Toole are thought to have killed as many as 200 people. Ironically new evidence places Lucas in Florida at the supposed time of the Orange Socks murder.
Apr 13 1990
The Soviet Union (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/soviet-union/) admits to Katyn Massacre of 15,000 Polish army officers.
Apr 13 1992
Chicago's downtown business center is crippled by massive flooding, as 124 million gallons of water inundate 50 miles of underground freight tunnels and adjoining basements. City workers dump sandbags, rocks, and mattresses into the Chicago River in a vain attempt to slow the floodwaters. All told, it will take 12 days to seal the leak and drain the tunnels. The disaster causes $800 million in damage, and the IRS graciously grants one week of amnesty for Chicago-area residents to file their tax returns.
Apr 13 1994
The United Nations Human Rights Committee declares sodomy to be a basic human right. The committee determined that laws against assfucking (particularly in Tasmania) breach articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


Yesterday in Rotten History Apr 12 1945Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/franklin-d-roosevelt/), the only president ever elected to four terms of office, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, GA. The following day, Vice President Harry S. Truman assumes the post and is told for the first time about the Manhattan Project.
Apr 12 1960
Eric Peugeot, 4-year-old son of the auto manufacturer, is kidnapped in Paris. The child is later freed after a $300,000 ransom is paid. Ultimately, the perpetrators are caught and sent to prison.
Apr 12 1961
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexeyevich Gargarin is the first man in space, aboard Vostok I.
Apr 12 1988
U.S. patent 4,736,866 is granted to Harvard University for a genetically-modified mouse, engineered to be particularly susceptible to carcinogens. The cancer-prone "Harvard Oncomouse" is the world's first patented creature, and perhaps also the most screwed.
Apr 12 1989
1960s counterculture icon Abbie Hoffman kills himself (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) by overdosing on barbiturates.
Apr 12 1992
EuroDisney opens to the public, attracting a meager 50,000 visitors. Expectations had been about ten times as many. This underwhelming response by the European public will continue for more than a year. Finally, after 18 months of retooling, the resort is ultimately rechristened Disneyland Paris (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/disneyland/).
Apr 12 1994
The US Tax Court rules that Indiana exotic dancer Chesty Love can claim a $2,088 tax credit for depreciation on her 56FF breast implants. The judge found that Love's surgical augmentation did in fact increase her income, also that she was unable to derive any personal benefit from them, as the oversized mammaries "contorted her body into a grotesque appearance."
Apr 12 1995
To celebrate David Letterman (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/comic/david-letterman/)'s 49th birthday, actress Drew Barrymore climbs atop the Late Night desk and flashes her bosomy protuberances at the man.
Apr 12 1995
The Hong Kong Eastern Express reports that China sanctions the consumption of aborted human fetuses as a "health benefit." One practitioner willing to admit a taste for this is Dr. Zou Qin of the Luo Hu Clinic, who boasts having consumed more than 100 meals of human veal -- stew and soup, mostly.


Wait there's more Apr 11 34Jesus Christ resurrected?
Apr 11 1890
Death of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man (http://www.rotten.com/library/sideshow/elephant-man/).
Apr 11 1979
Kampala, the capital of Uganda, falls to the Tanzanians and dictator Idi Amin (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/idi-amin-dada/) is overthrown. Amin, an occasional cannibal who killed perhaps 300,000 during his reign, had made the mistake of invading Tanzania.
Apr 11 1991
Brian Huntley of Hull, England is convicted of raping a prostitute, aged 19. Because she demanded the rapist use a condom, Huntley is given a short 3 years imprisonment. The next day's headline of the Daily Mirror: "Judge praises rapist who wore condom".
Apr 11 1996
Jessica Dubroff, a 7-year-old pilot hoping to become the youngest American ever to fly coast-to-coast, is killed along with her father and flight instructor when their single-engine plane crashes on takeoff in Cheyenne, WY.
Apr 11 2006
Rapper Proof is shot to death at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan. He manages to kill Keith Bender Jr. before dying from a gunshot to the head. Proof was a founding member of D-12, a rap supergroup featuring Eminem (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/eminem/).

RIDER
23-04-2011, 06:26
Today in Rotten History Apr 22 1915The German Army opens 5,700 canisters of chlorine gas upwind of French soldiers at Ypres. It is the first use of poison gas for military purposes.
Apr 22 1923
Kinky centerfold model Bettie Mae Page born in Nashville, Tennessee. As she describes herself, "I was never the girl next door."
Apr 22 1934
John Dillinger (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/john-dillinger/)'s gang shoots their way out of an FBI ambush outside the Little Bohemia Hunting Lodge in northern Wisconsin. The FBI accidentally kills one innocent bystander and injures two others in the humiliating debacle.
Apr 22 1954
Porn star and onetime Ivory Snow model Marilyn Chambers (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/marilyn-chambers/) is born in Westport, Connecticut.
Apr 22 1992
215 people are killed and 1,500 injured when two miles of sewer lines explode in Gaudalajara, Mexico. 20 city blocks in the downtown area are leveled by the blast. A corroded petroleum pipeline had filled the sewer with explosive fuel.
Apr 22 1994
Richard M. Nixon (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/richard-m-nixon/) suffers a fatal stroke. His body is laid to rest on the grounds of his Presidential Library.
Apr 22 1997
After a four-month standoff, 140 government commandos storm the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru. Of the 72 hostages, one is killed in the ensuing firefight, along with all 14 of their captors.
Apr 22 2004
Army Ranger Pat Tillman is killed in action while kicking ass in Afghanistan. Tillman was a former NFL player who walked away from a $3.6M contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the U.S. Army in May 2002, shortly after the 9/11 attacks (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/terrorism/september_11/). Much was made of his heroic death by Army leadership, but in May it is revealed that Tillman was actually killed by friendly fire.


Yesterday in Rotten History Apr 21 1847Lewis Keseberg, the final member of the Donner Party still stranded in the mountains, is escorted to safety by a fourth rescue party. Later accounts hold that Keseberg was discovered "seated, like a ghoul, in the midst of dead bodies, with his face and hands smeared with blood, and a kettle of human flesh boiling over the fire."
Apr 21 1910
American original Mark Twain dies of heart failure in Redding, CT.
Apr 21 1918
The Red Baron, Germany's Baron Manfred von Richthofen, is killed when his biplane is shot down during WWI. He is credited for 80 kills.
Apr 21 1930
320 inmates are left to burn alive during a fire in the Ohio State Penitentiary. Locked into their cells, the men could not escape the smoke and flames.
Apr 21 1933
Nazi Germany outlaws shechita, the Jewish butchering ritual for kosher meat preparation. Things only get worse from here.
Apr 21 1947
Rocker Iggy Pop born.
Apr 21 1992
Convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/robert_alton-harris/) consumes two large pizzas, a bucket of fried chicken, and some ice cream on the eve of his execution. Later, before the gas chamber is activated, Harris propounds: "You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper."


Wait there's more Apr 20 It's 4/20. If your kid cuts school today, he just might have a chemical dependency. That's all we're gonna say.
Apr 20 1233
Pope Gregory IX places the Inquisition (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/inquisition/), in existence since 1227, under the aegis of the Dominican Order. Torture is apparently sometimes necessary to save souls, and the office continues to exist today as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Apr 20 1889
In Braunau, Austria, Klara Hitler gives birth to a bouncing baby boy named Adolf (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/).
Apr 20 1914
Attempting to put down a coal miner strike, the Colorado National Guard machine-guns its way into a tent city in Ludlow, Colorado, and sets it on fire. Twenty people are killed, among them twelve children trapped in an underground cellar. The massacre sparks ten days of open revolt, ended by the imposition of federal troops.
Apr 20 1979
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President Jimmy Carter is attacked by a Killer Swamp Rabbit, while on vacation in Plains GA. The rabbit swam menacingly towards him, and he had to repel the ferocious creature with a paddle. There were no injuries. Press Secretary Jody Powell leaked the story to the press, and the White House had a lot of explaining to do.
Apr 20 1992
Alone in his apartment watching TV, British comedic legend Benny Hill suffers a fatal heart attack. His body goes undiscovered for four days.
Apr 20 1993
Latoya Jackson's husband and manager, Jack Gordon, is arrested after allegedly beating her with a dining room chair in their New York apartment.
Apr 20 1999
After their homemade timebombs fail to detonate in the school cafeteria, the heavily-armed duo of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (http://www.rotten.com/today/apr/colombine.jpg) decide to prowl through Columbine High School, indiscriminately gunning down classmates. A total of 15 are killed in their shooting spree. Contrary to news reports, their selection of victims is apparently random; they aren't hunting for jocks or blacks. Nor do they execute that Christian girl -- Valeen Schnurr in fact manages to crawl away and live to tell her story. They are not goths, they aren't gay, nor were they ever members of that dorky clique calling themselves the "Trenchcoat Mafia." They don't even listen to Marilyn Manson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/marilyn-manson/). Harris and Klebold are just a couple of extremely pissed-off kids with an arsenal.
Apr 20 2010
Forty miles off the coast of Louisiana, officials from BP are celebrating the safety record of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. Unexpectedly, a fast-rising bubble of methane causes a massive explosion onboard, sinking the platform. A mile underwater, the blown-out well begins gushing 60,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico.

RIDER
28-04-2011, 03:44
Today in Rotten History
Apr 27 4977 BC

God creates the universe, according to calculations by mystic and part-time astronomer Johannes Kepler.

Apr 27 1509

The entire state of Venice is excommunicated by Pope Julius II for an entirely secular reason: the refusal to place parts of Romagna under the Pope's control.

Apr 27 1521

In an hourlong battle with Philippine islanders, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his men are repeatedly jabbed with sharpened bamboo spears. After Magellan finally succumbs to his wounds, the natives hack him to pieces with their swords.

Apr 27 1861

In a blatantly unconstitutional act, President Abraham Lincoln suspends habeas corpus inside a zone between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The government may now detain citizens indefinitely without ever filing charges. A year and a half later, Lincoln expands the scope of his order to the entire nation.

Apr 27 1865

At least 1,700 Union soldiers are killed when the boiler aboard the steamship Sultana suddenly explodes.

Apr 27 1940

Heinrich Himmler gives orders to construct a concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Only 14 months later, Auschwitz is open for business.

Apr 27 1963

Comedian Lenny Bruce is arrested in Miami for illegal possession of hypodermic needles. They were, however, for legally-prescribed prescription drugs.

Apr 27 1986

During a live TV special, journalist Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault beneath the Lexington Hotel in Chicago. He finds nothing inside, apart from a few empty bottles.

Apr 27 1986

Someone interrupts the HBO satellite feed during the movie The Falcon and The Snowman. For five minutes, two-thirds of their customer base receives the message: Good evening HBO from Captain Midnight. $12.95 a month? No way! (Showtime-Movie Channel Beware.) Three months later, the FCC arrests Florida satellite dish retailer John R. MacDougall for the crime.

Apr 27 1987

After determining that Kurt Waldheim had "assisted or otherwise participated in the persecution of persons" during his Nazi years, the Department of Justice places him on a watch list of undesirable aliens. As such, the sitting President of Austria is disallowed entry into the U.S. It is the first time that a foreign head of state is legally forbidden from visiting America.


Yesterday in Rotten History
Apr 26 1865

Discovered hiding in a farmer's tobacco shed, John Wilkes Booth is shot in the neck by a complete lunatic. Dying and paralyzed from the neck down, he whispers: "Tell my mother I did it for my country." As his hands are held up to his face, Booth mutters "useless... useless..." They are his last words.

Apr 26 1933

Hermann Goering founds the Geheime Staatspolizei, otherwise known as the Gestapo. The original purpose of this "Secret State Police" is to disrupt and harass opponents of National Socialism, but it will later come to adopt many additional responsibilities.

Apr 26 1969

Paul McCartney denies rumors of his recent death. Eventually, most people come to believe him.

Apr 26 1986

44 seconds into a late-night experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, reactor number four sustains two large explosions. A plume of dangerous radioactivity looms three kilometers high, making it the worst catastrophe in the history of nuclear power. The Soviet news agency TASS holds off reporting the incident for almost 48 hours.

Apr 26 1991

In a telephone interview, Michigan judge Francis Bourisseau explains that he would never grant an abortion to a minor, except perhaps for white girls raped by blacks. For some reason, this statement manages to attract wide attention.

Apr 26 2006

Snoop Dogg and his entourage arrested in London's Heathrow Airport for creating a disturbance when British Airways wouldn't allow the group into a first class lounge. After being escorted outside, there was a fight and seven police officers were injured. After a night in jail, the group is freed but Big Snoop Dogg has been banned from the U.K. and British Airways as a result of the melee.


Wait there's more
Apr 25 1599

Oliver Cromwell -- who will later become the Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland -- is born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Apr 25 1792

French highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier is beheaded by the guillotine, making him its first victim.

Apr 25 1974

Jim Morrison's widow Pamela dies of a heroin overdose.

Apr 25 1994

Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz (King Adrock) is sentenced to 200 hours of community service for battering a TV cameraman during the memorial service for actor River Phoenix.

RIDER
08-05-2011, 17:22
Today in Rotten History May 6 1527Mercenaries sack the city of Rome, an event considered by many to mark the end of the Renaissance.
May 6 1626
Manhattan purchased by Dutch governor Peter Minuet for the equivalent of $24 in goods, which compounded at 6% annually is approximately $78 billion. But some scholars feel the actual value of the goods transferred to be in excess of $500, which translates to $1.6 trillion for the island when compounded.
May 6 1853
Ignoring signals, a train travels through an open drawbridge and into the Norwalk river in Connecticut, killing 46 passengers. The engineer and crew jumped clear, not warning the others of their fate.
May 6 1862
Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden and the essay Civil Disobedience, dead at age 44. His last words (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/last-words/) were "Moose... Indian".
May 6 1937
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Zeppelin Hindenberg explodes at Lakehurst NJ, leaving 36 dead and others seriously burned. Official cause of the explosion is listed as "St. Elmo's Fire," although it probably also involved the flammable silver paint the Germans used to coat the thing.
May 6 1983
West German authorities announce that the recently discovered "Hitler Diaries (http://www.rotten.com/library/hoaxes/hitler-diaries/)" are counterfeits, made from paper not available until at least 1955. Parties unknown managed to swindle the German magazine Stern out of an undisclosed sum, and esteemed historian Hugh Trevor-Roper was so convinced of their authenticity that he proclaimed "I'm staking my reputation on it."
May 6 1987
Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/televangelists/jim-bakker/) is formally defrocked by the Assemblies of God.
May 6 1993
Disgruntled postal worker Mark Richard Hilburn (recently fired) enters the Dana Point, CA post office and shoots two former coworkers, killing one.
May 6 1993
Disgruntled 27-year veteran Lawrence Jasion enters the garage area of the Dearborn, Michigan post office and whips out a .38 revolver. He proceeds to kill mechanic Gary Montes and wound two other coworkers. Before anyone can react, Jasion then blows his brains out. The Dearborn office was infamous for its authoritarian policies.
May 6 2002
Dutch right-wing politician Pim Fortuyn is shot six times in the head as he leaves a recording studio in Hilversum, near Amsterdam. His party platform was based on repeal of the discrimination clause of the constitution, an odd position considering that Fortuyn was homosexual. It is not clear what assassin Volkert van der Graaf's motive was, speculations ranging from Fortuyn's public statements regarding fur farming (van der Graaf is a founder of that country's Animal Liberation Front) to his sympathies towards Dutch Muslims.


Yesterday in Rotten History May 5 2349 BCNoah's Ark lands on Mount Ararat, according to calculations by James Ussher, Archbishop of the Church of Ireland.
May 5 840
A son of Charlemagne, Emperor Louis of Bavaria, dies of fright during a total eclipse of the sun. His sons quarrel, causing the division of his Empire into France, Germany, and Italy.
May 5 1821
Napoleon (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/napoleon/) dies on the island of St. Helena, some suspect from arsenic poisoning. More likely, he died from stomach cancer as did his father.
May 5 1925
High school teacher John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution by authorities in Dayton, Tennessee, as part of a publicity stunt to make the town famous. Since Scopes admitted teaching the theory, he was found guilty, and the law remained on the books in the backward state until 1967.
May 5 1945
Elsie Mitchell and five children she is watching are killed by a Japanese balloon bomb which drifted over the Pacific into Oregon. They are the only people killed in action on the US mainland during World War II (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwii/).
May 5 1955
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An internal CIA (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/cia/) memo emphasizes the need for a drug that creates a state of "pure euphoria" and no letdown. From this springs Operation Midnight Climax, in which CIA brothels were set up in San Francisco (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/san-francisco/), and their customers surreptitiously dosed with LSD by prostitutes. Operative George Hunter White observed reactions behind a two way mirror, purely in the interest of science.
May 5 1961
Alan B. Shepard is the first American in space, with a fifteen minute suborbital flight. He was forced to piss himself in his suit prior to launch, as it lacked an evacuation system.
May 5 1982
Secretary Janet Smith in the computer science department at Vanderbilt University is injured when she opens a package from the Unabomber (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/unabomer/).
May 5 1993
Dude! After getting pulled over for erratic driving, Keanu Reeves (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/keanu-reeves/) is arrested for drunk driving in Los Angeles.
May 5 2000
"On May 5 of the year 2000, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be aligned with the earth for the first time in 6,000 years. On that day the ice buildup at the South Pole will upset the earth's axis, sending trillions of tons of ice in the water sweeping over the surface of our planet."
-- 5/5/2000: Ice -- the Ultimate Disaster by Richard W Noone

RIDER
15-05-2011, 07:34
Today in Rotten History May 14 964Pope John XII (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/popes/john-xii/) dies of injuries inflicted eight days prior by a jealous husband who caught him in flagrante delicto with his wife. The 26-year-old pontiff had received a blow to the temple, causing immediate paralysis. Critics had accused John of converting the Lateran Palace into a whorehouse.
May 14 1610
Fanatical monk François Ravaillac jumps aboard the coach of King Henry IV and stabs him twice through the open window. Then the French monarch bleeds to death before medical help can reach him.
May 14 1976
Keith Relf, former vocalist of the Yardbirds, is electrocuted in his London (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/london/) home while either tuning or playing a guitar belonging to either him or his son, in either the basement or the bathtub. Details are sort of sketchy, resulting from the family's reticence to describe the death scene.
May 14 1998
Mobbed-up international recording star and Academy Award winner Frank Sinatra (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/frank-sinatra/) dies of a heart attack shortly after the airing of the final Seinfeld episode. The Chairman of the Board of Show Business had an oddly appropriate personal motto: "You gotta love livin' baby, 'cause dyin's a pain in the ass."
May 14 2001
The Supreme Court rules that a federal law classifying marijuana as illegal has no exception for ill patients. The 8-0 decision is a major defeat for suffers of terminal diseases and groovy potheads alike.


Yesterday in Rotten History May 13 1913The latest brainchild of Russian aircraft design genius Igor Sikorsky embarks on its maiden flight. The Grand, easily the world's most luxurious passenger plane, includes such innovations as upholstered seats, a balcony, and even a lavatory.
May 13 1917
Three small children in Fatima, Portugal receive the first of six visitations from the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Over the next five months she lays some pretty heavy shit on the kids, including a three-part secret: a vision of Hell, a prophecy of war with godless Russia, and a third secret which remains classified until Y2K.
May 13 1972
Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and nonfunctional elevators cause 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their death.
May 13 1981
A delusional Turk guns down Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square. Mehmet Ali Agca (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/assassins/mehmet-ali-agca/) believes that the Vatican is an abomination before God and must be destroyed. 19 years later, the Church will disclose that the assassination attempt was foretold in 1917, as part of the third secret of Fatima.
May 13 1985
After attempting to serve arrest warrants at 6221 Osage Avenue, police in West Philadelphia are sucked into a 90-minute gunfight with members of the MOVE organization. Later, police drop a bomb on the house from a helicopter. The bomb misses its target and ignites a fire which consumes the entire city block. 61 houses are destroyed in the conflagration, killing 11 MOVE members -- including five children -- and leaving hundreds of neighbors homeless.


Wait there's more May 12 1797Following Napoleon (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/napoleon/)'s conquest of Venice, Ludovico Manin reluctantly steps down as its last Doge. Thus ends the Most Serene Republic's 820-year history of national sovereignty.
May 12 1932
When a truck driver stops in rural New Jersey to take a leak, he stumbles upon the badly decomposed body of the Lindbergh Baby (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/lindbergh/) lying in a shallow grave 45 feet from the highway.
May 12 1971
Tor Johnson dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 67 in San Fernando, California. The man who once wrestled under the name "The Super Swedish (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/sweden/) Angel" leaves behind a legacy of B-movie acting roles, most famously as the bald zombie in Ed Wood's masterpiece "Plan 9 from Outer Space."
May 12 1982
During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, decided that the Pope must be killed for being an "agent of Moscow."

RIDER
08-06-2011, 07:50
Today in Rotten History Jun 7 1692At 11:43am, a catastrophic earthquake strikes Port Royal, Jamaica (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/jamaica/), then known as "the richest and wickedest city in the world." Buildings are shaken apart and ships in harbor hurled onto busy streets. In just three minutes, the temblor takes out 70% of the population, killing 1,600 and seriously injuring 3,000 others.
Jun 7 1954
Despondent over court-ordered estrogen treatments to cure his homosexuality, Alan Turing (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/mad-science/alan-turing/) commits suicide (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) by consuming an apple laced with cyanide. Turing is considered the founder of modern computing, a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and a crucial member of the team that cracked Germany's Enigma cipher in World War II (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwii/).
Jun 7 1958
Prince Roger Nelson is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The boy is destined to one day be known as the artist formerly known as Prince.
Jun 7 1982
In an effort to defray its $500,000 annual upkeep costs, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public only five years after Elvis (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/elvis/) died in an upstairs bathroom. The bathroom is kept off-limits to tourists.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jun 6 1752A devastating fire destroys a third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes. Two other large-scale fires already struck the city in the previous 13 days.
Jun 6 1882
A cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into Bombay harbor, drowning 100,000 inhabitants.
Jun 6 1968
Senator Robert F. Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/kennedy/) dies at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/). The Democratic lawmaker had been campaigning for his party's Presidential nomination when he was shot three times by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/assassins/sirhan-sirhan/).
Jun 6 1976
American expatriate J. Paul Getty, named the richest man in the world in 1957, dies in London (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/london/) at age 83. According to the oil baron, "If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars."
Jun 6 1981
An Indian passenger train traveling between Mansi and Saharsa jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing, submerging 11 compartments beneath the Bagmati river. Although the government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing, the actual figure is more like 1,000 killed.
Jun 6 1984
Indira Gandhi dispatches the Indian Armed Forces to attack the Golden Temple in Amritsar, in an effort to flush out terrorists hiding inside Sikhism's most holy shrine. The government asserts that 576 combatants were killed and 335 wounded in the operation, although independent observers claim that this figure omits thousands of unarmed Sikh civilians who were killed in the crossfire.
Jun 6 1985
Authorities in Embu, Brazil exhume the grave of one Wolfgang Gerhard in order to determine its true identity. The remains are later proven to be those of Dr. Josef Mengele (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/mengele/), Auschwitz's notorious "Angel of Death." Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in the ocean in February 1979.
Jun 6 1989
During the Tehran funeral of the Ayatollah Khomeini (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/ayatollah-khomeni/), frenzied mourners accidentally tip his corpse out of its coffin and onto the ground. Three million horrified followers bear witness to the desecration.
Jun 6 1990
US district court judge Jose Gonzalez rules that the rap album As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew violates Florida's obscenity law. Gonzalez declares that the predominant subject matter of the record is "directed to the 'dirty' thoughts and the loins, not to the intellect and the mind."
Jun 6 1991
For robbing a Las Vegas video store five weeks earlier, a judge gives former Diff'rent Strokes child star Dana Plato (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/dana-plato/) a six-year suspended sentence. Plato's haul from the caper was $164, which she obtained by brandishing a pellet gun at the clerk.
Jun 6 1997
During her senior prom, New Jersey teenager Melissa Drexler gives birth to a healthy baby in a bathroom stall. She then strangles the child with a plastic bag and severs the umbilicus with the sharp edge on the tampon dispenser. After stashing the corpse in the trash, Drexler returns to prom and proceeds to eat a salad, request a Metallica song, and dance.
Jun 6 1999
In the largest jailbreak in Brazilian history, 345 prisoners run out of the main gate of Putim maximum security prison, without even the slightest response from the warden or guards. This makes the 10th escape for the 3-year-old detention center. Authorities will kill two of the fugitives and accidentally jail five innocent bystanders in the ensuing manhunt.


Wait there's more Jun 5 1956Elvis Presley (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/elvis/) appears on Milton Berle TV show. His undulating hip movements during the song "Hound Dog" cause quite a controversy.
Jun 5 1968
Seconds after Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot dead (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/kennedy/) by Sirhan Sirhan (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/assassins/sirhan-sirhan/) in a Los Angeles hotel, witnesses wrestle the Palestinian to the ground and grab his smoking .22-caliber revolver. Sirhan later claims to have been acting unconsciously, possibly the result of hypnotic brainwashing.
Jun 5 1975
During the Wish You Were Here recording sessions, Syd Barrett (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/syd-barrett/) just happens to wander into Abbey Road studio while Pink Floyd (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/pink-floyd/) are mixing "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," a song written about Barrett. At first, none of Syd's former bandmates recognizes the fat, bald lunatic who is compulsively brushing his teeth.
Jun 5 1986
A 52-year old man in Auburn, Washington dies after taking an Excedrin capsule laced (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/product-tampering/) with cyanide. This is the first of two Excedrin deaths.
Jun 5 1998
Reuters and ABC News both erroneously report the death of Bob Hope, after Arizona congressman Bob Stump announces the comedian's demise on the floor of the U.S. Congress. This is to the great surprise of Bob Hope himself, who was eating breakfast at the time.

RIDER
14-06-2011, 06:25
Today in Rotten History Jun 13 1886The bodies of Bavaria's mad King Ludwig II and his physician, Dr. Gudden, are discovered floating face-down in Lake Starnberg. The recently-deposed monarch had been under house arrest ever since his uncle, Prince Luitpold von Bayern, staged a coup a few days earlier.
Jun 13 1920
The United States Postal Service rules that children may not be sent via Parcel Post.
Jun 13 1934
Two months before becoming Fuhrer, Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) meets Mussolini (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/mussolini/) in Venice. Unfortunately, Mussolini refuses to have an interpreter and his German is not good, so neither man can understand the other. Unimpressed, Mussolini gathers a general impression of the German as "a silly little monkey."
Jun 13 1944
The Third Reich (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/) fires eleven V-1 flying bombs at England from France. Only four of the Buzzbombs actually strike London (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/london/), but the Germans will eventually follow that up with another 9,000.
Jun 13 1962
Three convicts -- Frank Lee Morris and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin -- escape from Alcatraz (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/prison/alcatraz/) island in a rowboat made out of raincoats. They are the only prisoners believed to have successfully escaped.
Jun 13 1971
Next to the White House wedding photo of President Nixon (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/richard-m-nixon/)'s daughter Tricia, the New York Times runs its first story on the "Pentagon Papers," a top secret DoD analysis authored by the RAND Corporation detailing every mistake and deception made during the 30-year history of the Vietnam War (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/vietnam/). Attorney General John Mitchell manages to block any further publication of the embarrassing documents, but the court order is countermanded two weeks later in a Supreme Court decision.
Jun 13 1981
During the Trooping the Colour ceremony, a 17-year-old fires six blanks from a revolver at Queen Elizabeth II, startling her horse. Marcus Sargeant is later sentenced to five years imprisonment for the offense.
Jun 13 1985
Mailroom workers discover a bomb inside a suspicious parcel at Boeing, Inc.'s Fabrication Division in Auburn, Washington. After the police bomb squad disarms it, investigators discover the initials "FC" stamped on both caps, making it the first explosive device recovered intact from the Unabomber (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/unabomer/).


Yesterday in Rotten History Jun 12 1963Civil rights lawyer Medgar Evers is shot dead in the driveway of his home in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The assassin, a Klansman (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/racism/kkk/) named Byron De La Beckwith, dodges prison when two all-white juries return hung verdicts, but is finally convicted of the crime in 1994.
Jun 12 1978
David Berkowitz (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/david-berkowitz/) is sentenced to 365 consecutive years in prison without the possibility of parole. Berkowitz killed six New Yorkers between 1976 and 1977, known collectively as the Son of Sam murders.
Jun 12 1991
After 500 years of silence, Mount Pinatubo erupts, making an estimated 100,000 homeless and killing 300. Two U.S. military bases, Clark Air Force Base and Subic Bay Naval Base, are abandoned. The blast is ten times larger than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Jun 12 1994
Nicole Brown Simpson and her male friend Ronald Goldman are savagely murdered in front of Simpson's condominium complex in Brentwood, California. The most plausible suspect turns out to be Nicole's estranged husband O.J. (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/sports/o-j-simpson/), who is arrested for the crime a month later.


Wait there's more Jun 11 1881A phantom vessel appears in the sky to the passengers and crew of the ship Bacchante, including Price Albert Victor and Prince George, both sons of the Prince of Wales.
Jun 11 1936
Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, suicides by blowing his brains out.
Jun 11 1955
An Austin-Healy and Mercedes-Benz collide at the Le Mans Grand Prix. The Mercedes drove into a dirt retaining wall, disintegrated, and the hood, chassis, and various auto parts sliced through the spectator crowd. Eighty-three were killed, and 100 others were missing various "parts".
Jun 11 1962
Frank Morris and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin escape from Alcatraz (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/prison/alcatraz/).
Jun 11 1963
Protesting the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection.
Jun 11 1963
Governor Wallace stands in the schoolhouse door, blocking admission of blacks to the University of Alabama.
Jun 11 1964
Just after 9am, deranged World War II (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwii/) veteran Walter Seifert barges into a busy Cologne, Germany elementary school with a homemade flamethrower. He then proceeds to burn 8 children to death and seriously injure 21 others. In the process, he also stabs 2 teachers to death with a lance. Before police are finally able to apprehend him with a gunshot to the leg, Seifert swallows insecticide and proceeds to die in the hospital the next day.
Jun 11 1979
John Wayne dead of lung cancer.
Jun 11 1993
Actor Ray Sharkey dead from AIDS. Ray was a cocaine/heroin addict who appeared as mobster Sonny Steelgrave on the TV show Wiseguy.
Jun 11 1999
I ' M D E A D J I M
DeForest Kelley, "Bones" from the original Star Trek television series, dead of a "lingering illness".

RIDER
23-06-2011, 05:53
Today in Rotten History Jun 22 1633The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe: "I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith these errors and heresies, and I curse and detest them as well as any other error, heresy or sect contrary to the Holy Catholic Church."
Jun 22 1940
France surrenders; hilarity ensues. Adolf Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) forces the instrument of surrender to be signed in the very railcar in which the French inflicted the humiliating World War I (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwi/) Treaty of Versailles upon the Germans.
Jun 22 1941
The German Army invades Russia, quickly destroying five Russian armies and one fourth of the Red air force. At completion of the war in 1945, nearly 27 million Soviets were dead. Thus ended the German-Soviet "Peace and Friendship" Treaty.
Jun 22 1969
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Judy Garland (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/judy-garland/) dies of a barbiturate overdose in her London apartment, either by accident or suicide. Quote from Judy: "When I die I have visions of fags singing 'Over the Rainbow' and the flag at Fire Island being flown at half mast."
Jun 22 1993
Dr. Charles Epstein of Tiburon, CA is injured when he opens a padded manilla package containing a surprise gift from the Unabomber (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/unabomer/).
Jun 22 2004
In a chance meeting between Vice President Dick Cheney (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/dick-cheney/) and Senator Patrick Leahy, the pair argue about Halliburton (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/corporate/halliburton/)'s no-bid Iraq contracts. The "frank exchange of views" ends, Cheney says this to Leahy: Fuck yourself! Cheney's spokesman does not deny the VP dropped the f-bomb.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jun 21 1877The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants who were labor activists, are hanged at Carbon County Prison in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. Author and Judge John P. Lavelle of Carbon County said of this, "The Molly Maguire trials were a surrender of state sovereignty. A private corporation initiated the investigation through a private detective agency. A private police force arrested the alleged defenders, and private attorneys for the coal companies prosecuted them. The state provided only the courtroom and the gallows."
Jun 21 1942
A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, and fires 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens. Nobody is injured. It is one of a handful of attacks by the Japanese during World War II (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwii/) against the U.S. mainland.
Jun 21 1982
Using an innovative Jodie Foster defense, John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/ronald-reagan/). Nobody is impressed by this verdict.
Jun 21 1989
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The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Texas v. Johnson that flag burning is indeed protected speech under the Constitution, prompting Congress to put forth an endless series of amendments to ban the activity.
Jun 21 2001
At the beginning of Enron (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/corporate/enron/) CEO Jeffrey Skilling (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/business/jeffrey-skilling/)'s speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, Francine Cavanaugh throws a pie at him. She is arrested by San Francisco police as Skilling begins his lecture entitled "The Roles and Responsibilities of the Energy Industry".


Wait there's more Jun 20 1756In Calcutta, 146 British prisoners are placed in a 18 foot by 14 foot cell known as The Black Hole (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/black-hole-calcutta/) by a Bengali, Siraj-ud-daula, and held there until the following morning. Of those imprisoned, only 23 survive.
Jun 20 1782
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Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States. Although several early American politicians were Masons (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/freemasonry/), the Masonic institutions themselves deny that the Seal is Masonic; therefore, any resemblance is purely coincidental. Of course.
Jun 20 1893
Lizzie Borden (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/lizzie-borden/) is found innocent of giving her stepmother and father forty and forty-one whacks, respectively.
Jun 20 1947
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Bugsy Siegel (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/mafia/bugsy-siegel/) is shot to death at Virginia Hill's mansion, on orders from Meyer Lansky (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/mafia/meyer-lansky/). Siegel gets it twice in the face, and his right eyeball ends up on the dining room floor. [We don't have a picture of the eyeball, but we do have his toe tag.]
Jun 20 1993
Vince Foster (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/vince-foster/), Deputy White House Counsel for President Clinton (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/bill-clinton/), apparently commits suicide with an unnumbered pistol at Fort Marcy Park in Virginia. Foster's empty briefcase later turns up at the White House. But after it is searched again, it is miraculously found to contain his suicide note.
Jun 20 2001
Houston mommy Andrea Yates drowns her five children, one after another, in the bathtub then notifies the authorities. Yates is later sentenced to life in prison which is overturned. She was on medication for post-partum depression and had recently attempted suicide.

RIDER
26-06-2011, 10:29
Today in Rotten History Jun 26 1945The United Nations Charter is signed at San Francisco (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/san-francisco/)'s War Memorial Opera House, paving the way for the New World Order. Aim for the blue helmets, everyone!
Jun 26 1961
John F. Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/jfk/) tells the German nation and pastry lovers everywhere "Ich bin ein Berliner"; whether or not he is, in fact, a jelly donut remains a matter of speculation to this day.
Jun 26 1968
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Pope Paul VI declares that the bones of Apostle and first Pope, Saint Peter, were found underneath St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The bones are now housed in plexiglass containers near where they were found, but some of them are clearly those of domesticated animals.
Jun 26 1990
Irish Republican Army bombs the Carlton Club, an exclusive conservative gentleman's cabal in London (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/london/). (It is a well known fact that Margaret Thatcher was denoted an "honorary man" in order to become a member. It is not clear what surgical modifications, if any, were necessary.)
Jun 26 1992
G O N A V Y
Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett resigns over the handling of the Tailhook Scandal, in which 26 women were sexually abused. Some of the women, including 14 Navy officers, had been forced to run through a "gauntlet" where they were groped by Navy personnel.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jun 25 1876http://www.rotten.com/today/images/jun/rh-custer.jpg
During the Battle of Little Big Horn, General George Armstrong Custer (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/george-armstrong-custer/) witnesses a large group of Indians fleeing their village, and decides to press his advantage. The cavalry officer shouts, "We've caught them napping, boys!" Then he splits his force of 210 men into three groups, in order to slaughter as many of the retreating noncombatants as possible. Which is right about the time Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse sweep in and kill the white men. Two days later, Custer's body is found amidst a cluster of 42 other corpses, the general entirely naked except for one boot, one sock, and an arrow stuck in his penis.
Jun 25 1910
The Mann Act, sometimes known as the White Slave Traffic Act of 1910, makes it a federal crime to convey or assist in transporting women across state lines for prostitution, debauchery, or "any other immoral purpose." Men convicted of this heinous (if vague) statute face up to five years and a $5,000 fine for each count. Penalties are doubled if the female is underage, but men and boys are apparently not covered. This is, by far, the biggest party pooper in legislative history. Unless you're into guys.
Jun 25 1949
Jimmy Walker's dy-no-mite birthday.
Jun 25 2009
Controversial pop singer Michael Jackson suffers a heart attack at a rented mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, completely upstaging Farrah Fawcett who had died earlier in the day. Dead within the same week are Ed McMahon, Mollie Sugden, Karl Malden, and infomercial pitchman Billy Mays.


Wait there's more Jun 24 1374In a sudden outbreak of Dancing Mania (aka "St. John's Dance"), people in the streets of Aix-la-Chapelle experience terrible hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. Many of the sufferers are afflicted with frothing at the mouth, diabolical screaming, and sexual frenzy. The phenomenon lasts well into the month of July. Nowadays, ergot madness is suspected as being the ultimate cause of the disorder.
Jun 24 1947
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Businessman pilot Kenneth Arnold encounters a formation of nine flying saucers near Mt. Ranier, Washington, exhibiting unusual movements and velocities of 1,700 mph. No explanation is found for this first report of flying saucers in the recent era, but it does earn Mr. Arnold legions of skeptics and an eventual IRS tax audit.
Jun 24 1948
East Germany blockades the city of West Berlin.
Jun 24 1957
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment, though a dissenting opinion included with the ruling notes the issue of prior restraint renders this a terrible decision.
Jun 24 1993
Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter opens a padded envelope in his office when it suddenly explodes. Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand. In this condition he manages to walk down five flights of stairs and over to the university hospital a block away. It is the handiwork of the Unabomber (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/unabomer/).
Jun 24 2004
Rapper DMX is arrested at New York's JFK Airport after he and a partner were trying to steal a car. While attempting to flee, DMX plows his SUV into a security gate while claiming to be an undercover federal agent. He later pleads guilty, blames Valium and receives jail time.

RIDER
20-07-2011, 18:41
Today in Rotten History Jul 20 1923While driving his 1919 Dodge, retired revolutionary Pancho Villa is ambushed and assassinated. But even with 16 gunshot wounds he still manages to kill one of his attackers. Curiously, Villa's head is stolen from his grave three years later and never recovered. Despite persistent rumors, Yale's secret society Skull and Bones (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/skull-and-bones/) denies they possess the artifact.
Jul 20 1944
In an attempt on Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/)'s life, a timebomb explodes in the situation room of the Wolf's Lair, killing four Nazi (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/) officers but only wounding the Fuhrer. After his close call, Hitler becomes even more paranoid. A massive purge is to follow, resulting in the execution of thousands of officers.
Jul 20 1951
In Jerusalem at the al-Aqsa Mosque, King Abdullah of Jordan is shot three times in the head and chest by Mustapha Shukri Usho, a Palestinian opposed to peace with Israel. Abdullah dies on the spot.
Jul 20 1969
On live television, the world watches as Neil Armstrong steps foot on the Moon. That is, unless it was faked (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/nasa/fake-moon-landing/).
Jul 20 1973
In Hong Kong, martial artist Bruce Lee drops into a coma and dies of cerebral edema. He had been experiencing brain problems beginning in May, which included sporadic loss of consciousness. Lee's death transpires shortly before the release of Enter the Dragon, his most successful film.
Jul 20 1994
O.J. Simpson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/sports/o-j-simpson/) offers a $500,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the Real Killers. To this day progress remains elusive, although Simpson's golf score has improved somewhat.
Jul 20 2005
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) changes the rating of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from mature to adults only forcing a recall. The game had been distributed with a hidden sex game made unlockable by a clever hacker's modification titled Hot Coffee. The recall cost Rockstar Games millions of dollars although the incident generated lots of free publicity.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jul 19 1692Five Salem witches (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/witch-trials/salem/) are hanged for the crime of witchcraft (http://www.rotten.com/library/occult/witchcraft/), based primarily on the accusations of little girls who were bewitched. Eventually, the village executes a total of 20 witches.
Jul 19 1937
The Nazis (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/) open "Entartete Kunst," the Degenerate Art show, in Munich. The traveling exhibition offers up Expressionism for ridicule, carefully arranged by (offensive) subject. The German youth are not admitted, lest they become tainted.
Jul 19 1952
During a series of UFO sightings in Washington, D.C. occurring over July 13-29, unidentified objects are picked up on D.C.'s National Airport radar system. Sightings in the region are so extensive the Air Force is prompted to hold a press conference. Conveniently, these are all "radar mirages" resulting from "temperature inversions."
Jul 19 1957
Michael Landon stars in his first film, I Was a Teenage Werewolf. He must have been so proud.
Jul 19 1966
Frank Sinatra (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/frank-sinatra/) marries Mia Farrow in Las Vegas (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/las-vegas/). Ava Gardner's famous comment on the union: "Hah! I always knew Frank would end up in bed with a little boy!"
Jul 19 1991
Heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/sports/mike-tyson/) rapes Desiree Washington, one of the Miss Black America contestants, after a pageant rehearsal. The illicit nookie lands Tyson in prison for three years.
Jul 19 1993
President Clinton (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/bill-clinton/) unveils the universally-unpopular "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" rule. One person summarizes the policy: "the military now permits gays (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/homosexuality/) to remain in the military, provided they don't act like fairies."

RIDER
10-08-2011, 06:36
Today in Rotten History Aug 9 1945Because of the dense cloud cover over Kokura, USAF Maj. Charles Sweeney diverts his B-29 Bock's Car to the designated secondary target, 95 miles to the south. There he drops "Fat Man" -- a 22 kiloton Atomic Bomb (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/atomic-bomb/) -- over the city of Nagasaki, population 270,000. The blast kills 24,000 immediately, but another 46,000 perish from radiation-related illnesses over the next four months.
Aug 9 1960
Harvard professor Timothy Leary (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/mad-science/timothy-leary/) consumes seven Psilocybe caerulescens mushrooms in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Five hours later, the self-described atheist experiences a "fullblown conversion experience" next to a swimming pool. It is Leary's first drug trip.
Aug 9 1969
Tate Murders by Charles Manson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/charles-manson/)'s followers: Frykowski - shot twice, bludgeoned 13 times, stabbed 51 times; Pregnant Sharon Tate (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/sharon-tate/) stabbed in the neck, breast, back, womb.
Aug 9 1974
Finally bowing to pressure from Senator Barry Goldwater (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/barry-goldwater/) and RNC chairman George Bush (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/george-hw-bush/), President Richard M. Nixon (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/richard-m-nixon/) resigns from office. His successor, Gerald Ford (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/gerald-ford/), assures the American people that their "long national nightmare is over."
Aug 9 1995
Jerry Garcia dies of a heart attack at Serenity Knolls near Novato, California. He had checked himself into the drug rehab center a few days prior, in hopes of kicking his longstanding heroin habit.
Aug 9 1997
Officers of Brooklyn's 70th precinct sodomize 30 year old Haitian immigrant Abner Louima with a toilet plunger, then insert the feces-contaminated plunger into Louima's mouth. Later, NYPD officials try feebly to dismiss the suspect's injuries as having resulted from ordinary homosexual activity, but a medical examination proves that to be inconsistent with the evidence.
Aug 9 1999
The U.S. Government closes the Mustang Ranch, a 104 room bordello near Reno, Nevada. U.S. Customs seized the house of ill repute for tax violations, which it believed to be operated by a front corporation controlled by Joe Conforte, original owner of the property when it first opened in 1955.


Yesterday in Rotten History Aug 8 192540,000 robed Klansmen (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/racism/kkk/) march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. -- a bit less than 1% of total Klan membership.
Aug 8 1960
Brian Hyland's song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" reaches number one on the pop charts.
Aug 8 1963
By tampering with railway signals, a 15 man team halts the Glasgow-to-Euston Royal Mail train in Buckinghamshire. The criminals make off with 120 sacks containing £2.6 million in cash. The incident goes down in history as "The Great Train Robbery."
Aug 8 1973
Elmer Wayne Henley (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/elmer-wayne-henley/) confesses to killing his partner and to the the sadistic murders of 27 teenage boys beginning in 1970. Following Henley's instructions, police dig up 27 bodies before calling off the search. This beat Juan Corona's record of 25 victims.


Wait there's more Aug 7 1882Ellison Hatfield is stabbed 26 times and shot in the back by Tolbert McCoy and two of his brothers. Two days later, the Hatfield clan captures the three McCoys and executes them by firing squad. Thus begins generations of bloodshed between the families, ultimately causing about 100 casualties.
Aug 7 1953
Eisenhower signs legislation retroactively granting Ohio official statehood for the previous 150 years. In 1803, apparently everyone just assumed that Ohio was a state, even though Congress had never passed legislation to that effect. The nation remained blissfully unaware of this fact until nosy historians began snooping around in preparation for Ohio's sesquicentennial.
Aug 7 1956
A convoy of seven army trucks loaded with dynamite explodes in front of the railway terminal in Cali, Colombia. The downtown district is instantly leveled, killing 1,200 people and injuring thousands more in the process.
Aug 7 1960
Film and television actor David Duchovny is born in New York City. Two of his most popular TV roles include Special Agent Fox Mulder from The X-Files, and transvestite DEA agent Dennis Bryson in three episodes of Twin Peaks (second season, though).
Aug 7 1998
224 are killed and 2,200 injured when the U.S. Embassies in Kenya, Nairobi and Tanzania are simultaneously struck by powerful car bombs. Nairobi is hit particularly hard, with a multitude of charred corpses littering the streets. Three months later, the United States indicts Osama bin Laden (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/terrorists/osama-bin-laden/) and Muhammad Atef in absentia for the attacks.

RIDER
14-08-2011, 09:27
Today in Rotten History Aug 14 410Visigoths under King Alaric sack Rome after slave co-conspirators open the city gates for them. Looting lasts for six days.
Aug 14 1908
Thousands of angry whites begin rampaging through the negro neighborhood of Springfield, Illinois. At least two blacks are lynched and one baby killed before the state militia finally quells the race riot (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/racism/race-riots/) two days later.
Aug 14 1941
Corporal Josef Jakobs, a German spy, is the final prisoner executed at the Tower of London (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/prison/tower-of-london/). Having a broken ankle, he is seated in a fine wooden Windsor chair and executed by an eight man firing squad of Scots Guards.
Aug 14 1945
Over the radio, Hirohito (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/hirohito/) announces his unconditional surrender to Allied forces, thus bringing an end to World War II (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwii/). This broadcast is the first chance the Japanese people have had to hear their god-emperor's speaking voice.
Aug 14 1951
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/business/william-randolph-hearst/) dies at home in Beverly Hills, California.
Aug 14 1965
Salvatore Bono and Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre capture #1 on the American pop charts with their song "I Got You Babe," launching the careers of Sonny & Cher (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/cher/).
Aug 14 2126
The next scheduled perihelion for the "Doomsday Rock," also known as the Swift-Tuttle Comet. The six-mile-diameter mass is thought to be roughly the same size as the asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs and will probably come within 15 million miles of planet Earth.


Yesterday in Rotten History Aug 13 1521After an 80-day siege, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés captures Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire. When the Spaniards fail to discover Montezuma's treasure, they torture Cuauhtemoc by pouring hot oil over his feet. The emperor responds by asking, "Am I on a bed of roses?" They hang him three years later.
Aug 13 1926
Fidel Castro (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/fidel-castro/) is born on his father's 23,000-acre sugar cane plantation near Biran, Cuba.
Aug 13 1942
Walt Disney (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/business/walt-disney/)'s Bambi premieres in New York City.
Aug 13 1986
11 Mexican peace officers abduct DEA special agent Victor Cortez, Jr. along with an informant. The two are taken to a Guadalajara police station, where the men are beaten and tortured for four hours in an attempt to extract the names of other American drug enforcement agents operating in Mexico. The pair are freed only after Cortez's superior somehow arrives at the station and demands their immediate release.

RIDER
21-08-2011, 10:20
Today in Rotten History Aug 20 1191Crusaders massacre 3,000 bound Muslim prisoners at Acre, after a breakdown in negotiations over payment of their ransom. The killings take place in full view of the army from which they were taken.
Aug 20 1940
Leon Trotsky (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/leon-trotsky/) dies while in exile in Mexico after the Stalinist (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/josef-stalin/) assassin Jacques Mornard stabs him in the head with a pickaxe. Mornard receives the Order of Lenin (Orden Lenina) upon his release from a Mexican prison.
Aug 20 1968
The Soviet Union (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/soviet-union/) invades Czechoslovakia.
Aug 20 1979
Social studies teacher Albert Fentress of Poughkeepsie New York lures an 18-year-old boy into his basement, ties him up, murders him, and then cooks and devours the boy's genitals. Fentress is found totally nuts and is sentenced to psychiatric care.
Aug 20 1986
Rather than submit to being fired, part-time letter carrier Pat Sherrill shoots 14 coworkers at his Edmond, Oklahoma post office.
Aug 20 1989
Born Free conservationist George Adamson and two assistants are gunned down by Somali poachers at Kampi Ya Simba, Kenya.
Aug 20 1998
President Clinton (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/bill-clinton/) orders cruise missile attacks against terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan suspected of making chemical weapons.


Yesterday in Rotten History Aug 19 1934Adolf Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) wins absolute power when 89.9% of the German electorate consolidates the positions of President and Chancellor into a single office, occupied by him.
Aug 19 1960
The Soviet Union (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/soviet-union/) convicts U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage, sentencing him to 3 years in prison and 7 years of hard labor.
Aug 19 1960
The Soviet Union (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/soviet-union/) launches Sputnik V into orbit. On board are two dogs (Belka and Strelka), along with 2 unnamed rats and 40 mice. The menagerie is recovered safely the next day from the landing capsule.
Aug 19 1978
More than 400 people are killed when arsonists lock the exits and set fire to the Rex Cinema in Abadan, Iran. Although the blaze was probably the work of students of fundamentalist Islam, most Iranians immediately assume that it was started by government agents on order of the Shah (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/shah-of-iran/).
Aug 19 1983
Heisman trophy winner Billy Cannon (from LSU) is sentenced to five years in prison for counterfeiting.
Aug 19 1996
After Miss Universe Alicia Machado gains 40 pounds in just 3 months, she is ordered to lose 27 pounds in two weeks or forfeit the crown.

RIDER
06-10-2011, 18:00
Today in Rotten History Oct 6 1014Czar Samuil of Bulgaria dies after an army of 15,000 of his men is returned, blinded by his enemy Emperor Basil of the Byzantine Empire. One out of every hundred of his men was permitted to keep one eye, such that they were able to return home. For this victory Basil earned the title Bulgaroctonus, slayer of Bulgars.
Oct 6 1536
The man to translate the Holy Bible into English, William Tyndale, is strangled and burnt at the stake in Brussels, Belgium (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/belgium/). Translations of the Bible into vernacular had been long suppressed, but oddly most of the work in the KJV's New Testament is Tyndale's.
Oct 6 1815
Mayfield, New York resident Barent Becker is hanged for serving his wife Ann a dish of stewed tomatoes and arsenic.
Oct 6 1976
During a televised debate, President and candidate Gerald Ford (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/gerald-ford/) asserts that there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. Ford loses the election. [He and Dan Quayle (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/dan-quayle/) should do lunch.]
Oct 6 1977
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Kenneth Bianchi (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/kenneth-bianchi/) and Angelo Buono, Jr., Los Angeles' infamous "Hillside Stranglers," rape and murder their first victim, 21-year-old waitress Elissa Kastin. They dump her naked corpse on Chevy Chase Drive.
Oct 6 1980
John Lydon (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/john-lydon/), of band PiL and formerly the Sex Pistols (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/sex-pistols/), arrested for disorderly conduct in a Dublin bar.
Oct 6 1981
During a commemoration of the Yom Kippur War, armed gunmen leap from a truck and begin shooting into the reviewing stand at Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Along with Sadat, the assassins (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) kill eight others.
Oct 6 1997
Six boys watch as a female classmate is held down and raped in a locker room at Paramount High School in Boligee, Alabama. In all, about twelve boys are present at the incident; only six are ever charged.


Yesterday in Rotten History Oct 5 1858An arsonist sets fire to New York City's iron and glass Crystal Palace. America's most prestigious museum is reduced to 1,200 tons of molten slag, causing $2 million in damage and destroying thousands of priceless artworks belonging to the American Institute.
Oct 5 1864
60,000 are killed when a tropical cyclone hits Calcutta. On the same day, a 200-foot tsunami kills thousands in Kamaishi, Japan.
Oct 5 1942
German engineer Herman Graebe witnesses a Nazi mass execution in the Ukraine. After the war, he writes a famous and terrifying testimony (http://www.dailyrotten.com/oct/einsatz.html).
Oct 5 1990
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After a ten-day trial, a jury acquits the Cincinnati (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/cincinnati/) Contemporary Arts Center of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibition of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/artists/robert-mapplethorpe/). So, bullwhips up the ass (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/anal-sex/) are now officially A-OK.
Oct 5 1994
Predicting that the world would soon end in an environmental disaster, homeopath (http://www.rotten.com/library/medicine/homeopathy/) Luc Jouret and 52 others belonging to his Order of the Solar Temple commit mass suicide (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/) near Cheiry, Switzerland and Montreal, Canada (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/canada/).
Oct 5 1996
Less than a year after Thomas Hamilton gunned down a teacher and 16 preschoolers in Dunblane, Scotland, British authorities ban the sale of Slaughter in the Playground, a CD-ROM game based on hunting and killing children on a school playground.
Oct 5 1999
In a move reminiscent of both Nazi (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/) crimes committed against Gypsies (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/gypsies/) and the postwar construction of the Berlin Wall, the town of Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic begins construction of a barrier to separate a portion of its Gypsy population away from more respectable folks.

RIDER
14-10-2011, 03:58
Today in Rotten History Oct 13 54Roman Emperor Claudius I consumes a favorite mushroom dish prepared by his fourth wife, Agrippina. What he does not know is that the meal is laced with the toxin of the Amanita phalloides mushroom. Feeling ill the next morning, Claudius summons his personal physician. Unfortunately, the doctor happens to be a co-conspirator in the scheme, administering a colocynth enema which kills Claudius instantly.
Oct 13 1972
Due to poor visibility, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying the Montevideo Old Christians Rugby Club crashes high in the Chilean Andes. Of the 45 people aboard the flight, only 27 survive the crash, and just 16 make it to their rescue 72 days later. Their secret? Cannibalism (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/cannibalism/). According to one survivor, "the slight browning of the flesh gave it an immeasurably better flavor, softer than beef but with much the same taste."
Oct 13 1988
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A report published in the journal Nature declares the Turin shroud (http://www.rotten.com/library/religion/relics/shroud-of-turin/) to be a 13th century fake. Although carbon-14 testing places the shroud's fabrication somewhere between 1260 and 1390 AD, true believers spend much of the next several years attempting to explain away the radiocarbon test results.
Oct 13 1997
Nike, Inc. fines one of its shoe factories in Vietnam $5,000 after it becomes known that plant management ordered workers to create 51 rubber penises (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/dildos/). Although the schlongs were produced strictly as gag gifts for a company official's birthday, Nike sees no humor in the matter.


Yesterday in Rotten History Oct 12 1285Accused of the ritual murder of Catholic boys, 180 Jews are burned alive in Munich when an angry mob sets fire to their synagogue.
Oct 12 1960
In response to a speech by the Philippine delegation denouncing the USSR (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/soviet-union/)'s domination of Eastern Europe, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev brandishes one of his sandals at the man during a general assembly of the United Nations.
Oct 12 1966
Sammy Davis, Jr. (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/sammy-davis-jr/) makes a cameo appearance on the ABC television series Batman (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/batman/), during one of their legendary Batclimbs.
Oct 12 1969
According to rumor, Paul is dead. However, the Beatle (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/beatles/) somehow persists in making several public appearances for years.
Oct 12 1969
Police capture Charles Manson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/charles-manson/) at Barker Ranch, inside Death Valley National Park. Charlie is arrested for arson, after burning a maintenance vehicle blocking his favorite dune buggy route. One of his followers, Susan Atkins, is arrested the following day and spills the beans about the Tate (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/sharon-tate/)/LaBianca murderers. Manson has not left prison since.
Oct 12 1970
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During his court martial for the My Lai Massacre (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war-crimes/my-lai-massacre/), Lt. William Calley testifies that Cpt. Ernest Medina had ordered that anybody they couldn't move would be "wasted." Which is why Calley said he and his men killed 350 Vietnamese, including more than 100 civilian men, women, and children.
Oct 12 1978
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Former Sex Pistols (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/sex-pistols/) bassist Sid Vicious (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/sid-vicious/) stabs girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in room 100 of New York's Chelsea Hotel. Because Sid remembers nothing about the crime, theories include robbery and an abortive suicide pact. Vicious dies of an ugly heroin overdose (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/overdose-deaths/) shortly before his trial.
Oct 12 1997
Folk singer John Denver (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/john-denver/) dies when his newest toy, a homebuilt Long-EZ single-seat airplane, crashes into the ocean near Monterey, California. Unfortunately, the person who constructed the plane opted to locate the fuel tank selector valve behind the pilot's left shoulder. In order for Denver to reach back and switch tanks, he had to let go of the flight controls. At which point, the aircraft plunged 500 feet into the Pacific Ocean. Divers later recover most of the body, but not the head. Denver is ultimately identified by his fingerprints.
Oct 12 2000
Two al Qaeda (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/terrorist-organizations/al-qaeda/) agents pull alongside the USS Cole in a fiberglass boat disguised as a tender at the harbor in Aden, Yemen. Then the boat explodes, ripping a 40-foot hole along the port side of the destroyer's hull, killing 17 sailors and wounding 39 others.
Oct 12 2003
30 lunatics are killed in Randilovshchina, Belarus when a fire sweeps through their sanitarium, many of whom die locked in their rooms. It is believed that the blaze was an act of arson by one of the patients.

RIDER
10-11-2011, 20:39
Today in Rotten History Nov 10 4004 BCAdam and Eve are driven from Paradise.
Nov 10 1928
Emperor Hirohito (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/hirohito/) enthroned at Kyoto.
Nov 10 1938
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Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass, in Germany (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/). Members of the SA, SS, and Hitler Youth round up some 30,000 jews. Jewish homes and shops are targeted for vandalism, 177 synagogues are destroyed by fire and 91 jews are killed.
Nov 10 1940
Walt Disney (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/business/walt-disney/) begins serving as a secret informer for the Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/) office of the FBI (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/fbi/), to report back information on Hollywood subversives. He was made a "Full Special Agent in Charge Contact" in 1954. We should note that Disney was atheist and thus subversive in his own little way.
Nov 10 1972
Two men hijack Southern Airways Flight 49 out of Birmingham, and hopscotch it variously in the U.S., Canada, and Cuba (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/cuba/) while demanding $7M. At one point they circle Oak Ridge National Laboratory and threaten to crash the plane into that top secret nuclear installation. After two days, and exhausting most of the aircraft's supply of mini liquor bottles, the plane lands for good in Havana where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/fidel-castro/). Said one of the two hijackers later, "I wanted to fly over the Statue of Liberty and urinate (http://www.rotten.com/library/medicine/bodily-functions/pissing/) on it."
Nov 10 1997
Seymore Hersh's book "The Dark Side of Camelot" published, includes allegations that explicit photos were taken of John F. Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/jfk/) with various sex partners and brought by a Secret Service agent to a Washington gallery for framing. The gallery owner, Sidney Mickelson, stated that the participants included a naked Kennedy and assorted lady friends wearing masks. [photo of an FOIA memo (http://www.dailyrotten.com/today/nov/jfk-nude.html)]


Yesterday in Rotten History Nov 9 1888http://www.rotten.com/today/images/nov/rh-mary-jane-kelly-closeup-scene.jpg
Mary Jane Kelly, a 25 year old hooker, falls victim to Jack the Ripper (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/unsolved-crimes/jack-the-ripper/). Mary's face had been mutilated; her breasts had been removed and she had been disemboweled. Her various internal organs were scattered about.
Nov 9 1953
Dylan Thomas drinks (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/overdose-deaths/) himself to death.
Nov 9 1971
John Emil List, a "deeply religious" Lutheran, kills his mother, wife, and three teenage children. He is not found until 1988, living with a new improved family as Robert P. Clark in Richmond Virginia.
Nov 9 1997
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Michael Paul Lookinland (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/michael-lookinland/), aka "Bobby" from the Brady Bunch, charged with drunk driving in St. George, Utah. With a BAL of 0.258, the 36 year old former child star was very drunk.
Nov 9 2005
After being shuffled around the weekly schedule, Fox television executives give up on Arrested Development and release the last four episodes in a two-hour block. The show does not go on despite interest from rival networks ABC and Showtime.
Nov 9 2346
Romulans commit an atrocity now known as the Khitomer Massacre, slaughtering over 4,000 Klingons on an agricultural colony. Worf and Kahlest are the only two to survive.


Wait there's more Nov 8 1879Leon Trotsky (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/leon-trotsky/)'s birthday!
Nov 8 1923
Adolf Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) attempts to seize the government in Munich. The event is now known as the "Beer Hall Putsch" and lands his ass in jail.
Nov 8 1937
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The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew) opens in Munich, which ran until the 16th. Later, a film is released by the same name. "Wherever rats appear they bring ruin, by destroying mankind's goods and foodstuffs."
Nov 8 1973
The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper along with a ransom note. It takes two weeks to arrive. Previously, the kidnapping was thought to be a ruse by the son to obtain money, but the ear convinces his father to pay the $2.9M ransom.
Nov 8 1991
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Convicted crack smoker Marion Barry (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/marion-barry/), who served six months in prison in 1990, is re-elected mayor of Washington D.C. Astonishing. And even more astonishing, on the same day Sonny Bono is elected to the United States Congress.
Nov 8 1997
President Bill Clinton (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/bill-clinton/) speaks at a dinner sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay rights organization. It is the first time an American president has so addressed a gathering of sodomites.
Nov 8 1997
A newborn baby is abandoned at a toilet in Walt Disney World (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/walt-disney-world/)'s Magic Kingdom. While the baby was found within five minutes of birth, police are still searching for the mother.

RIDER
17-11-2011, 19:56
Today in Rotten History Nov 17 1796Empress Catherine the Great dies of a stroke while sitting on the commode.
Nov 17 1968
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NBC preempts the final 1:05 from a very close Jets-Raiders NFL football game with "Heidi". Two touchdowns were scored during this missing time. Sports fans everywhere applaud and understand the network's decision.
Nov 17 1973
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"People have got to know whether or not their president (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/richard-m-nixon/) is a crook. Well, I am not a crook."
Nov 17 1992
Scaremongering "journalists" at Dateline NBC falsify a demonstration involving a GM truck exploding on impact. In reality the trucks do not explode on impact, and smarmy reporters do not always tell the truth.
Nov 17 1997
In a three hour gun battle, Islamic militants in the ancient pharaonic city of Luxor indiscriminately slaughter 60 tourists. Six gunmen and two Egyptian policemen are also killed.


Yesterday in Rotten History Nov 16 1906Opera star Enrico Caruso is charged with an indecent act committed in the monkey house of New York's Central Park Zoo. He pinched the bottom of a woman described as "pretty and plump", causing outrage amongst New York high society. Caruso claimed a monkey pinched the lady's bottom.
Nov 16 1957
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Serial killer Ed Gein (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/ed-gein/) kills his final victim, Bernice Worden, a store clerk in her 50's. Her decapitated body is later found outdoors hanging from a block and tackle, gutted. Some parts were unaccounted for.
Nov 16 1981
Actor William Holden dies after a fall, hitting his head on a table. He is too fucking drunk to telephone for assistance; instead he bleeds to death while dabbing his serious wound with Kleenex.
Nov 16 1989
A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops slaughters six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.


Wait there's more Nov 15 1864The sack and burning of Atlanta by General William Tecumseh Sherman, making Georgia howl. That act and the subsequent March to the Sea makes Sherman the most hated and despised man in Georgia history.
Nov 15 1940
Nazis quarantine the Warsaw Ghetto, population 400,000 Juden.
Nov 15 1941
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SS chief Himmler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/heinrich-himmler/) orders the arrest and concentration of all homosexuals in Germany. Excluded were certain top Nazi officials (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/gay/) who happened to be fags, including Himmler.
Nov 15 1978
A chartered Icelandic Airlines DC-8 with 249 pilgrims returning from Mecca, crashes on approach to Sri Lanka's international airport in Colombo, killing 183 believers.
Nov 15 1979
A package from the Unabomber (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/unabomer/) in the mail carried aboard American flight 444 explodes on the way to Washington. Several people suffer smoke inhalation.
Nov 15 1985
A research assistant is injured when he opens a present from the Unabomber (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/unabomer/) addressed to a University of Michigan professor.
Nov 15 1990
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Producers acknowledge that Milli Vanilli (the 1990 "Best Artist" Grammy Award winners) did not sing on their album. One of the duo, Robert Pilatus, later attempts suicide (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) in 1991 but he couldn't even get that performance right. He does succeed 7 years later, though.

RIDER
18-11-2011, 18:11
Today in Rotten History
Nov 18 1421

On Saint Elizabeth's Day, heavy storms combine with the high tide to cause a series of dikes to fail in southern Holland. Massive flooding destroys 72 villages, killing somewhere between 4,000 and 10,000 people.

Nov 18 1686

King of France Louis XIV's anal fistula is operated on by surgeon Charles Francois Felix, with great success. To prepare for the operation Felix practiced his surgery on anuses of the peasantry, with some fatalities at first but improving his technique in time for the royal bung.

Nov 18 1969

Joseph P Kennedy dies at age 81. Achievements: Bootlegger; ambassador to England; his mob ties helped get John F. Kennedy elected. When Jackie wanted a divorce from the philandering president, he offered her $1 million.

Nov 18 1970

Singer/polygamist Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his third wife Myra Gail, after 12 years of marriage. Not only was she jailbait when they got married (being 13 at the time), but Lewis was married to Jane Mitcham at the time.

Nov 18 1978

Congressman Leo Ryan is slain at the People's Temple compound in Guyana, after which over 900 members of the cult led by the Reverend Jim Jones drank cyanide laced Flavor Aid (a Kool Aid knockoff), their bodies bloated by the sun when they are discovered several days later.

Nov 18 1997

Gary Glitter arrested in Britain on a child porn charge. Glitter had brought his computer in for repair, where contraband images were discovered.

Nov 18 1998

Geeky comic strip Penny Arcade debuts. We thank them for the Fruit Fucker 2000.

plachta
18-11-2011, 18:24
On 23 September 2011
The OPERA experiment announced an unexpected measurement of the speed of neutrinos between CERN and Gran Sasso. This led to an impressive media coverage.
The Einstein theory is shaken ???

RIDER
26-11-2011, 11:57
Today in Rotten History Nov 26 1865http://www.rotten.com/today/images/nov/rh-alice-liddel-th.jpg
Lewis Carroll (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/authors/lewis-carroll/) sends the manuscript for the psychedelic novel "Alice in Wonderland" to his 12 year old special friend Alice Liddell. (Incidentally Carroll, born Charles Dodgson, had a thing for very young girls, frequently photographing them nude.)
Nov 26 1973
The Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/albert-desalvo/), stabbed to death in prison by a fellow inmate in Massachusetts. DeSalvo had killed 13 women.
Nov 26 1975
Manson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/charles-manson/) family member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/assassins/lynette-fromme/) found guilty of attempting to assassinate President Ford (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/gerald-ford/). It is unclear why anyone would want to assassinate (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) such an uninteresting president.
Nov 26 1976
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Sex Pistols (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/sex-pistols/) single Anarchy in the UK released. The song later appeared on Never Mind the Bollocks. Sadly, it has yet to be equalled.
Nov 26 2008
Mumbai is rocked by a series of terror attacks, coordinated by Pakistani militants who were high on cocaine and LSD. 173 people die in the attacks.


Yesterday in Rotten History Nov 25 1867Patent granted to Alfred Nobel for dynamite.
Nov 25 1957
Mexican painter Diego Rivera dies of heart failure. Earlier as a student, Rivera claimed to have purchased cadavers and experimented with Cannibalism (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/cannibalism/). Human dining preferences included breasts and brains. Also in his autobiography he wrote that he had cancer of the penis, doctors recommending amputation. Both stories are considered somewhat suspect.
Nov 25 1970
Japanese playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima commits seppuku (self disembowelment) after an aborted coup attempt in Japan. He had authored over 100 works and was deemed by Life magazine the "Japanese Hemmingway"; certainly he is one of the best writers Japan has ever produced. But Mishima believed that "true manhood" required you to face your own death (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) willingly.
Nov 25 1987
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Secretarial bimbo Fawn Hall, Oliver North (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/oliver-north/)'s assistant, removes documents from sealed National Security Council offices inside the White House by hiding them inside her skirt. Go girl!
Nov 25 1997
The Weekly World News reports that the Japanese have a fetishistic attraction to US Attorney General Janet Reno (http://www.dailyrotten.com/today/nov/butch.html), whom many Americans believe is actually a man. If these reports are true, at the very least we should impose trade sanctions.

RIDER
30-11-2011, 19:01
Today in Rotten History
Nov 30 1731100,000 dead when a massive quake strikes Peking, China.
Nov 30 1900
Celebrated Irish author/sodomite (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/homosexuality/) Oscar Wilde (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/authors/oscar-wilde/), dies in Paris of meningitis. Wilde had been charged three times with indecency, specifically "the seduction and corruption of young men." Evidence admitted against him included testimony about fecal stains on his sheets.
Nov 30 1929
Dick Clark, the American Bandstander, born. We heard a rumor about extensive facial plasticizing treatments in the early 1970's. While this rumor remains unverified we must note that the man no longer ages and may not even be human.
Nov 30 1954
At 1 pm, an 8.5 pound stone meteorite falls from the sky and strikes Elizabeth Hulitt Hodge from Sylacauga, Alabama. The housewife was seriously bruised but survived, although the meteorite destroyed her radio.
Nov 30 1985
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Frankenchrist released by the Dead Kennedys. More controversial than the album itself was the packaging: The Shriners filed suit regarding the cover (pictured were some of the ridiculous little cars they drive); and a poster by H.R. Giger (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/artists/h-r-giger/) included in the album sparked an obscenity trial in Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/).
Nov 30 1991
In Costa Mesa, California, battered wife Omaima Nelson kills her abusive husband and then proceeds to cook (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/cannibalism/) him. "I did his ribs just like in a restaurant. It's so sweet, it's so tender and delicious. I like mine tender."
Nov 30 1994
Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot five times in the chest in what may or may not have been an attempted robbery. He lives but is shot dead in Las Vegas, Nevada later.


Yesterday in Rotten History Nov 29 1864The Sand Creek Massacre, in which the US Army sent soldiers into an Indian encampment, slaughtering 300 Indian. The Cheyenne and Arapaho had been given an American flag to prevent such an event from occurring, but an army colonel chose to disregard it.
Nov 29 1944
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Malcolm X (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/malcolm-x/), then known as small-time criminal Malcolm Little, was arrested for larceny. He received a three months suspended sentence and one year probation.
Nov 29 1961
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The US sends the chimpanzee Enos into space, on the Mercury Atlas 5 capsule from Cape Canaveral.
Nov 29 1986
Death of 82 year old Archibald Leach, better known as Cary Grant. While rumors of Grant's sexuality have been around for years, consider in perspective the words of US congressman Bob Dornan, spoken on the House floor: "I do not think Cary Grant was a homosexual or bisexual. He just got carried away at those orgies."
Nov 29 1987
The KAL flight from Abu Dhabi to Bankgok explodes due to a bomb planted by North Korean agents, off Burma. All 115 aboard were killed. The two agents responsible take suicide pills in Bahrain while they were being questioned.
Nov 29 2001
The "quiet" Beatle (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/beatles/) George Harrison silenced by cancer.


Wait there's more Nov 28 1942A fire at the sleazy Cocoanut Grove nightclub, Boston, kills 491 people. Flammable artificial palm trees aided the spread of the fire. The numerous dead were crushed, burnt, and asphyxiated, all within minutes.
Nov 28 1953
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Frank Olson, government scientist, jumps to his death from the Statler Hotel in New York City. In 1975 it is revealed that Olson had been administered LSD by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb in a CIA (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/cia/) experiment.
Nov 28 1981
A drunk Natalie Wood topples off her yacht near Catalina Island and drowns. Her husband Robert Wagner, and melodramatic friend Christopher Walken, were onboard and unaware of her predicament, apparently having some sort of argument in the cabin.
Nov 28 1994
Homosexual cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/jeffrey-dahmer/) beaten to death with a broomstick by inmate Christopher Scarver while cleaning the prison bathroom. Dahmer's brain was to be preserved in formaldehyde at the request of Mom, but a court ordered its destruction in late 1995.

RIDER
04-12-2011, 20:51
Today in Rotten History Dec 4 1930Rhythm method accepted by the Vatican as an approved method of birth control. Does the pope wear a condom?
Dec 4 1978
Dianne Feinstein named mayor of San Francisco (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/san-francisco/) after the assassination (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) of Mayor Moscone, jump-starting her otherwise pathetic political career. The pro-censorship bitch is now a US Senator, and carries a handgun for protection while campaigning to prohibit others from doing so.
Dec 4 1988
Actor Gary Busey seriously injured in a near-fatal motorcycle crash, which he states also caused an out-of-body experience. Busey was not wearing his helmet, but after the accident told the press he would continue pursuing his out-of-helmet experiences. [Update 1997: Busey had a nose tumor, found God, and now wears a helmet.]
Dec 4 1993
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Frank Zappa dead of prostate cancer (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/maladies/cancer/prostate/) in Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/) at age 52.


Yesterday in Rotten History Dec 3 1890Isaac Jordan, the U.S. Congressional Representative from the great state of Ohio, dies after an interesting elevator accident in Cincinnati (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/cincinnati/).
Dec 3 1948
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Ozzy Osbourne (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/ozzy-osbourne/)'s birthday. "I never set out to be a businessman. I just wanted to have fun, fuck chicks and do drugs."
Dec 3 1968
Elvis (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/elvis/) makes a comeback! Only slightly chunkier than in the old days, everyone thought he was a has-been. Elvis sure showed them.
Dec 3 1974
Civil aviation authorities in England issue a warning to pilots to avoid a 40 foot long inflated pig. The aeropork had escaped its tether during a Pink Floyd (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/pink-floyd/) photo shoot. Radar contact was lost at 18,000 feet. [At this time, the sex of the pig was indeterminate. Later, oversized male genitalia are attached.]
Dec 3 1979
At Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/cincinnati/), eleven concertgoers variously aged 15 to 27 years are trampled and suffocated trying to get in to see The Who (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/the-who/). Insufficient exits were available, and a request by police to open more was ignored.
Dec 3 1984
Methyl isocyanate leaks from a Union Carbide (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/corporate/union-carbide/) pesticide plant located at a slum in Bhopal, India. The gas kills 4,000 people and injures 200,000 others, many of whom were permanently blinded or disabled. The event set a standard for industrial accidents that has yet to be equalled.
Dec 3 1997
Former Mouseketeer (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/mickey-mouse-club/) Darlene Gillespie is arrested in Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/) for obstructing justice and lying about a securities fraud scam. The fifty-six-year-old former child star (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/) had tried to make stock transactions at a public company without paying.


Wait there's more Dec 2 1814Death of the Marquis de Sade (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/pornographers/marquis-de-sade/), in a lunatic asylum at Charenton. The good Marquis wrote, "There is a kind of pleasure which comes from sacrilege or the profanation of the objects (http://www.dailyrotten.com/today/dec/barbie.html) offered us for worship."
Dec 2 1938
Albert Kessel and Robert Lee Cannon put down in California's new gas chamber. The executions are a smashing success.
Dec 2 1956
The Mad Bomber strikes! At Brooklyn's Paramount Theater, injuring 7. The bomber terrorized New York City between 1940 and 1956.
Dec 2 1964
Beatle (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/beatles/) Ringo Starr has his tonsils removed at University College Hospital in London (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/london/), causing him to miss part of the Scandinavian and Far East tour.
Dec 2 1980
Four American churchwomen -- three nuns and a lay worker -- are raped, murdered, and buried outside El Salvador's capital, San Salvador. Five national guardsmen are convicted in the killings, and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Dec 2 1994
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Heidi Fleiss (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/heidi-fleiss/), the "Hollywood Madam," is convicted of three counts of felony pandering. She provided prostitutes (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/prostitution/) to Hollywood celebrities.
Dec 2 1997
David Afuta, the hairdresser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is found dead with two bullets in his chest at in his apartment after a murder/suicide. The other victim, Anat Elimelech, had one bullet in her. It is not clear which person pulled the trigger. The incident sends the Israeli media into a tizzy.
Dec 2 1997
The bodies of three children who were victims of a human sacrifice performed by their parents are dug up in Caratal village, Trinidad. The three children, the offspring of Kenrick and Chandrowtie London variously aged 17 months to 3 years, had been sacrificed in a religious ceremony that was intended to bring prosperity.

RIDER
14-12-2011, 17:57
Today in Rotten History Dec 14 1503http://www.rotten.com/today/images/dec/rh-nostradamus-th.jpg
Nostradamus (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/nostradamus/) born. If you write vague enough prophecies, they will fool almost anyone.
Dec 14 1944
Lupe Velez, Hollywood's "Mexican Spitfire" of the 1940's, commits suicide (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) with an overdose (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/overdose-deaths/) of sleeping pills. Contrary to her plans of being found laid out on the bed in a silk nightgown, she is instead discovered in the bathroom with her head in the toilet. Her ex-husband, Tarzan star Johnny Weismuller, frequently used to beat her.
Dec 14 1991
A ferry near Safaga, Egypt on the Red Sea strikes a coral reef, drowning more than 460 passengers.


Yesterday in Rotten History Dec 13 303The feast of St. Lucy. Because her extreme beauty attracted too many admirers, Lucy gouged her own eyes out. Miraculously they grew back. After refusing to marry, the Romans forced her to become a whore. Early depictions show Lucy offering her eyes on a platter; she is now the patron saint of Sicily and of opticians.
Dec 13 1937
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The Japanese Army occupies Nanking, China. For the next three weeks, with the unspoken permission of the army, soldiers literally rape the city, committing untold individual acts of atrocity and killing 350,000 civilians. The Rape of Nanking (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war-crimes/rape-of-nanking/) remains an event unacknowledged and unapologized by the Japanese government.
Dec 13 1942
A fire at a Knights of Columbus men's dance in St. Johns, Newfoundland cooks approximately 100 people. The exits were locked.
Dec 13 1973
The Reverend Jim Jones (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/cult/reverend-jim-jones/) is arrested in a cruisy (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/homosexuality/cruisy-restrooms/) movie theater bathroom in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, Jones had the bad luck to hit on an undercover LAPD vice officer while masturbating (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/masturbation/) in the Westlake Theatre men's room.
Dec 13 1990
Twelve people die in a religious sacrifice in Tijuana. Industrial alcohol is introduced into fruit punch of ceremony recipients. It is unknown whether the incident constituted suicide or murder.


Wait there's more Dec 12 1915Francis Albert Sinatra (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/frank-sinatra/)'s birthday. We've been asked not to bring up his mafia connections, so today we will not be resorting to that cheap gimmick to slander the Chairman of the Board.
Dec 12 1917
The worst train wreck in history, leaving 543 Frenchmen dead.
Dec 12 1937
US gunboat Panay is sunk by the Japanese military on the Yangtze River by a combined action of bombing, dive bombing, and strafing. Japan apologized, disciplining those involved and paying $2.2M reparations.
Dec 12 1980
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"Whip It" earns Devo a gold record. It is the first distinction of its kind for any song about masturbation (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/masturbation/). Whip it good.
Dec 12 1989
Leona Helmsley fined $7 million and sentenced to jail for 21 months for tax evasion. They made the bitch serve 900 hours of community service.
Dec 12 1991
Richard Gere (claims he is not gay (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/heterosexuality/famous/)) marries supermodel Cindy Crawford (ditto). Widespread rumors that Gere was intimate with a gerbil have yet to be verified.

RIDER
23-12-2011, 14:32
Today in Rotten History Dec 23 1888After an argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/artists/vincent-van-gogh/) takes a razor and removes a portion of his left ear. Their quarrel regarded the prostitutes in Arles who seemed to prefer Gauguin over Van Gogh; the painter delivered his ear to one Rachel, who preferred Van Gogh. She fainted.
Dec 23 1948
Japanese Premier Tojo and 6 others hanged by the War Crimes (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war-crimes/) Commission at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, for the crime of starting an aggressive war. As he drops from the gallows, he screams "Banzai!"
Dec 23 1968
The first US incident of motion sickness in orbit. Was it Borman, Lovell, or Anders?
Dec 23 1972
Magnitude 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die.
Dec 23 1975
Leftist members of November 17 faction murder Athens CIA (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/cia/) station chief Richard Welch.
Dec 23 1985
In a school playground, James Vance presses a shotgun to his chin and pulls the trigger. He and cohort Raymond Belknap had forged a suicide pact while listening to Stained Class by Judas Priest. But where Belknap succeeded, Vance fails. The dumbshit survives, destroying his face. He later uses his disfigurement to his advantage, terrorizing small children on his bicycle. Both kids' parents file suit against the band, but a judge ultimately rejects their subliminal message theory. Vance dies from painkillers on Thanksgiving three years later.
Dec 23 1994
Actor/dumbass Christian Slater (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/christian-slater/) arrested while trying to board a plane with a semiautomatic firearm. Community service, boy.
Dec 23 1995
Bodies of 16 members of the Solar Temple cult who had committed suicide are found on a plateau in the French Alps. Their bodies are charred and arranged in a star formation. Causes of death included stabbing, asphyxiation, gunshot, and poisoning. In 1994, 53 other members had suicided in similar fashion.
Dec 23 1997
Mayor Craig Johnson of Snow Hill, MD is arrested on two counts of misconduct in office, after he allows the squad car issued to him to be photographed for a pornographic Internet website "Wetlands". One of the pictures shows Cherie Messner, wife of the Wetlands operator, apparently urinating on the squad car in question.


Yesterday in Rotten History Dec 22 1955The corpse of Evita Peron (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/evita-peron/) is stolen by anti-Peronistas.
Dec 22 1972
An earthquake destroys the city of Managua, Nicaragua, leaving 6,000 dead.
Dec 22 1984
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Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 teenage boys on the NYC subway after one of them asks him for money.
Dec 22 1996
An alien cadaver of height 5 centimeters is found at the Kibbutz Achihod, Ahyud Israel. Scientists at Israel's Technion Institute in Hafnia determine that not enough material is present to conduct "proper tests" but the alien's composition is chiefly cow manure.
Dec 22 2001
Richard Reid attempts to blow up an American Airlines transatlantic flight by igniting a plastic explosive concealed in his shoe. Other passengers beat the living daylights out of him.

RIDER
03-01-2012, 12:21
Today in Rotten History Jan 3 1946William Joyce, the "Lord Haw-Haw (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/radio/lord-haw-haw/)" who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to Britain during World War II (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/wwii/), is hanged for treason in London.
Jan 3 1958
The editor of the scandal magazine Confidential, Howard Rushmore, murders his wife and then suicides in the back of a taxicab in NYC.
Jan 3 1961
Three technicians -- John Byrnes, Richard McKinley, and Richard Legg -- are killed when the SL-1 experimental nuclear reactor explodes in Idaho Falls, Idaho. McKinley's corpse is found stuck to the containment dome ceiling, impaled on a control rod. The crewmen's radioactive bodies are so hot they have to be buried in lead-lined caskets.
Jan 3 1962
Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/fidel-castro/).
Jan 3 1967
Jack Ruby (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/assassins/jack-ruby/) dead of natural causes.
Jan 3 1987
Four non-cancerous polyps are removed from President Ronald Reagan (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/ronald-reagan/)'s colon.
Jan 3 1990
Manuel Noriega (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/manuel-noriega/) surrenders at the Papal Nunciature. He is brought to Miami and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jan 2 1611Elizabeth Bathory (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/elizabeth-bathory/) is charged with the murder of 610 people, which she apparently committed as Countess of Csejthe Castle. Bathory had the theory that the blood of youth would give her everlasting youth. An eviscerated victim would have blood drained into a vat for her bathing.
Jan 2 1878
While hunting, farmer John Martin spies a rapidly moving flying disk high in the sky near Denison, Texas. He is the first to use the word "saucer" to describe a UFO phenomenon.
Jan 2 1935
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Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the infant son of aviator Charles A. and Anne Lindbergh. He would later be found guilty and executed for that crime.
Jan 2 1939
Time magazine named chancellor Adolf Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) its "Man of the Year."
Jan 2 1971
Sixty-six soccer fans are trampled or fall to their deaths during a panic in Ibrox Park Stadium, Glasgow.
Jan 2 1995
Marion Barry (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/marion-barry/) inaugurated as mayor of Washington, D.C., four years after leaving the office in disgrace to serve a six-month sentence for smoking crack.


Wait there's more Jan 1 Annual Catholic Feast of the Circumcision, to celebrate the removal of the Holy Foreskin.
Jan 1 1943
Josef Stalin (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/josef-stalin/) appears as Time's 1942 "Man of the Year".
Jan 1 1946
Emperor Hirohito (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/hirohito/) descends from being a divine being to mere mortal man. General MacArthur insisted on it.
Jan 1 1959
Fidel Castro (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/fidel-castro/) takes control of Cuba (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/cuba/) from Fulgencio Batista. "Don't worry, Castro's regime can't last."
Jan 1 1966
The Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1965 goes into effect. Cigarette companies are forced to label their product like so: "Caution: Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health"
Jan 1 1976
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Potheads alter the "HOLLYWOOD" sign to read "HOLLYWEED". Way to go!
Jan 1 1993
During Hong Kong's new year's festivities, a stampede kills 20 and injures many more.
Jan 1 1995
Fred West, accused of committing England's "House of Horrors" killings, suicides by hanging himself in his prison cell.
Jan 1 1998
Michael Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, dies in Aspen of traumatic neck and head wounds resulting from an accident while playing "ski football".

RIDER
09-01-2012, 20:46
Today in Rotten History Jan 9 1349All the jews of Basel Switzerland are rounded up and incinerated, because they caused the bubonic plague.
Jan 9 1570
Ivan The Terrible (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/royalty/russia/ivan-the-terrible/), thinking that the town of Novgorod on the verge of defecting to Poland, commences a massacre on its citizens that lasts five long weeks. Every day men, women, and children are brutally murdered by flame or thrown in the Volkhov river. Estimates vary between 15,000 and 60,000 killed.
Jan 9 1913
Richard Nixon born.
Jan 9 1914
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Birthday of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/strippers/gypsy-rose-lee/).
Jan 9 1972
The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth is destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbor.
Jan 9 2002
The DOJ confirms reports that a criminal investigation of mega-corporation Enron has begun. The Texas energy profiteers gave loads of cash to the Republican party before accounting fraud and insider trading caused thousands of Enron employees to lose their savings and pensions.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jan 8 1880Norton I (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/royalty/america/emperor-norton/), Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, dead in San Francisco (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/san-francisco/). Born Joshua A. Norton, he was adopted by the citizens of the city and issued frequent imperial proclamations.
Jan 8 1935
Elvis (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/elvis/) born, Tupelo Mississippi.
Jan 8 1973
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Ed Kemper, Santa Cruz, California's own serial killer, shoots a hitchhiking co-ed. Her body is hidden at the home of Ed's mother to be molested and dismembered the next day.
Jan 8 1991
Guitarist Steve Clark from Def Leppard found dead from a drug and alcohol overdose (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/overdose-deaths/). He was 31.
Jan 8 1992
George Bush (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/george-hw-bush/), sick with the stomach flu, decides not to excuse himself at a Tokyo state dinner. He vomits in the lap of the Japanese (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/japan/) Prime Minister while cameras are rolling, to the great amusement of everyone except the Prime Minister.
Jan 8 1998
Unabomber (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/unabomer/) suspect Ted Kaczynski attempts to hang himself in his jail cell with his underwear. Let's hope for his mother's sake that the underwear he chose was clean.


Wait there's more Jan 7 1943Nikola Tesla (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/mad-science/nikola-tesla/) dead. The inventor of alternating current, Tesla was driven mad by Edison and spent his final days trying to invent a death ray.
Jan 7 1948
Residents of Maysville and nearby towns report UFO sightings, and at 2:45 PM, the US Air National Guard investigates. Capt. Thomas Mantell radios that the craft is "metallic and tremendous in size". It may have been a weather balloon. At 3:18 PM Mantell's P-51 goes down, the first UFO related fatality.
Jan 7 1950
Thirty-nine lunatics and one normal person die in the Mercy Hospital fire, Davenport IA.
Jan 7 1961
Young hoodlum Al Pacino (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/al-pacino/) arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. He and his compatriots were driving around a suburb of Providence RI, in the middle of the night, wearing masks and gloves. Not suspicious at all.
Jan 7 1989
Marine biologist Emperor Hirohito (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/hirohito/) dead from cancer. Prior to his scientific career, Hirohito was the highest profile unindicted war criminal, presiding over such events as the Rape of Nanking (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war-crimes/rape-of-nanking/) and the unnecessary deaths of over 1 million Japanese in 1945 after it became quite clear the war was lost.

RIDER
13-01-2012, 18:40
Today in Rotten History Jan 13 1943Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) declares "Total War".
Jan 13 1959
Raul Castro, brother of Fidel (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/fidel-castro/), lines up 71 Batista supporters in front of a trench and machine guns them. They are then buried by a tractor without any verification that the prisoners were killed.
Jan 13 1962
Television comedy pioneer Ernie Kovacs (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/comic/ernie-kovaks/) drives his "unsafe at any speed" Corvair into a utility pole on Santa Monica Boulevard, killing him instantly and turning The Nairobi Trio into a Duo.
Jan 13 1979
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The Young Men's Christian Association files a libel suit against the Village People (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/village-people/) for their popular Y.M.C.A hit.
Jan 13 1987
New York mobsters Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Carmine "Junior" Persico sentenced to 100 years of prison for racketeering, along with six others. All were members of the Mafia (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/mafia/) "board of directors"
Jan 13 1991
Forty-two people are killed in a soccer stampede and melee at Johannesburg, South Africa (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/south-africa/).
Jan 13 1998
A woman taking a tour of the White House applies spray paint to two early 19th century marble busts modeled by Giuseppi Ceracchi. No clear motive exists for the vandalism, and it it not clear how spray paint was brought through White House security. Spokesman Mike McCurry stated, "it looks like a bad rouge job on the busts".


Yesterday in Rotten History Jan 12 1865General William T. Sherman issues Special Field Order No. 15, entitling the household of each freed slave "a plot of no more than forty acres of tillable ground" along the Carolina coastline between Charleston and Jacksonville. After the Confederate surrender, the Johnson administration makes a halfhearted attempt to follow through on the acreage, but all efforts to parcel out the land in question are abandoned just a few months later.
Jan 12 1914
Industrialist Henry Ford (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/business/henry-ford/) offers the incredible sum of a $5 per day wage for unskilled labor (previously $2.34), but only to married white Christian men willing to subject themselves to surveillance and random home inspections by the company's Sociology Department.
Jan 12 1928
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Murderer Ruth Snyder executed in the Electric Chair (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/execution/electric-chair/) at Ossining. Photographer Thomas Howard catches the moment of death with a camera secretly strapped to his ankle, and the photo runs on the front page of the New York Daily News.
Jan 12 1965
At 10:58 a.m. PST, scientists conduct what they called a "controlled excursion", burning up a nuclear rocket in Nevada and putting a radioactive cloud over Los Angeles.
Jan 12 1966
Premiere on television of the homoerotic comedy "Batman (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/batman/)" starring Adam West and Burt Ward.
Jan 12 1971
The first episode of "All in the Family" made television history by broadcasting the sound of a toilet flushing.
Jan 12 1979
One of the Hillside Stranglers, security guard Kenneth Bianchi (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/kenneth-bianchi/), is arrested in Bellingham, Washington for a pair of rape/strangulations. After he moved north from Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/) he made the mistake of continuing his high profile hobby.
Jan 12 1993
A transcript of the infamous 1989 intercepted phone call between Camilla and Prince Charles (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/royalty/britain/prince-charles/) is published by the Sun. "I'll just live inside your trousers or something". Good god. Advice Re: Camilla -- that tuna can't possibly taste good.

maumixio
17-01-2012, 01:49
Happy birthday Mr. Mohammad Alì forever number one!:thum: Rumble, young man, rumble
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RIDER
18-01-2012, 11:57
Today in Rotten History Jan 18 1945The Auschwitz Death March began.
Jan 18 1978
"Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read. -- Frank Zappa, Chicago Tribune
Jan 18 1983
During a broadcast of "The Magic Christian," Bruce Blackman shoots and kills his family. He claims that he acted on orders received while watching the movie.
Jan 18 1990
Rusty Hamer, the actor who played Danny Thomas's son on Make Room For Daddy, shoots himself (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) in the head with a .357 Magnum in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rusty was 42 years old.
Jan 18 1990
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Washington DC mayor Marion Barry (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/marion-barry/) is arrested on cocaine possession charges at the Vista International Hotel, as he tokes on a glass crack pipe while being videotaped with his mistress Rasheeda.
Jan 18 1991
The United States admits that the CIA (http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/cia/) paid Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/manuel-noriega/) over $300,000 during his career as undercover narc.
Jan 18 1998
An advertisement in Norway's primary daily newspaper Verdens Gang today depicted a used tampon made to resemble the Japanese flag, with the caption "We wish the female participants luck in Nagano" (the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics). The Japanese Embassy in Oslo has filed a protest.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jan 17 1893White people, businessmen and sugar planters helped by U.S. troops, overthrow Queen Liliʻuokalani of Hawaiʻi. The islands become the Republic of Hawaiʻi before being annexed by the U.S. in 1898.
Jan 17 1899
Al Capone (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/mafia/al-capone/)'s birthday.
Jan 17 1950
Seven men wearing Halloween masks rob the Brink's office in Boston (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/boston/) of $1.2M cash, and $1.5M securities. One of the robbers confesses to the job in 1953, eleven days before the statute of limitations was to expire.
Jan 17 1961
President Eisenhower warns us of the evils of the "military industrial complex". Did we listen carefully enough?
Jan 17 1966
An American B-52 collides with its tanker aircraft during refueling over the town of Palomares, Spain (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/countries/spain/). Seven crew members are killed in the resulting jet fuel explosion. Also, three 10-megaton hydrogen bombs (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/atomic-bomb/) crash near the town. Although none of them detonates, two rupture, scattering powdered plutonium over 558 acres of farmland. The USA hauls away 1,600 tons of soil and tomato plants and disposes of them in Aiken, South Carolina.
Jan 17 1977
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After refusing appeals and demanding his death sentence, double murderer Gary Gilmore (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/gary-gilmore/) is given a hood and shot by a Utah Firing Squad (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/execution/firing-squad/) in the first U.S. execution in ten years.
Jan 17 1994
The massive "Northridge Earthquake" strikes Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/), producing a ground pulse far greater than its 6.7 magnitude would indicate. It causes 61 deaths and damages reaching $20 billion. The quake is by far the most expensive cataclysm in U.S. history.
Jan 17 1995
One year after the Northridge quake in California, a large 7.2 quake strikes Kobe Japan, killing 5,090, leaving 1.5 million homeless, and causing damage of approximately $200 billion dollars. It is the most destructive quake in Japan since the 1923 Kanto disaster.


Wait there's more Jan 16 1936Serial killer cannibal Albert Fish (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/albert-fish/) executed at Sing Sing. God wanted him to castrate boys, and who was he to disagree. At his electrocution, the twenty-nine needles he had inserted into his crotch meant he needed a second jolt.
Jan 16 1942
Raising money for the war, actress Carol Lombard and her mother are killed along with a score of others in a Las Vegas airplane crash.
Jan 16 1969
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Jan Palach self-immolates in Wenceslas Square, Prague, to protest the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. His gasoline powered sacrifice starts a wave of copycat suicides, seven of which are successful.
Jan 16 1987
President Leon Cordero of Ecuador is kidnapped by followers of Gen. Frank Vargas, held in a Quito prison for a 1986 coup attempt. Vargas is free and so was the President. Lesson: crime pays.
Jan 16 1989
Three days of race riots begin in Overtown, Miami (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/miami/) when a black man fleeing on motorcycle is killed by a Hispanic police officer. 125 blocks are sealed off during the riots.
Jan 16 1991
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Operation Desert Storm (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/gulf-war/) commences as Baghdad is pummeled live on CNN. Targeted with smartbombs are "command and control facilities" and Saddam Hussein (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/saddam-hussein/) himself. We seem to miss both, but do manage to kill about 100,000 Iraqi soldiers in the surreal bombardments that follow.
Jan 16 1997
Bill Cosby's 27 year old son Ennis William Cosby is shot to death at Skirball Center in Sepulveda Pass, near Los Angeles CA. It was a robbery attempt while he was attempting to change a flat tire.

RIDER
31-01-2012, 13:39
Today in Rotten History Jan 31 1945Private Eddie Slovik executed by firing squad in France during World War II. He is the first U.S. soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War. The order for execution, signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, is not applied to other deserters. It is not known why Private Slovik was singled out.
Jan 31 1950
President Truman gives the go-ahead for the development of Edward Teller (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/mad-science/edward-teller/)'s hydrogen bomb.
Jan 31 1961
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The United States sends its first monkey into space, Ham the chimpanzee. His Mercury/Redstone 2 achieves an altitude of 158 miles, a 19-minute ride that subjects Ham to a force of 16 times gravity. The space ape splashes down safely, his capsule is plucked from the ocean by the USS Donner.
Jan 31 1974
Ted Bundy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/ted-bundy/) commits what is sometimes regarded as his first murder, Lynda Ann Healy, a 21 year old senior at the University of Washington. Her skull is not found until a year later. By the time he was executed, Bundy had committed nearly 30 murders, mostly women with dark long hair. It is believed that he may have murdered as early as 1961, when he was 15, but proof is at best circumstantial.
Jan 31 1989
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Copies of the March Playboy with LaToya Jackson posing with... snakes! hit the newsstands. She also has a snake tattoo. Face it, the lady really really likes snakes.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jan 30 1649http://www.rotten.com/today/images/nov/rh-charles-i.jpg
Oliver Cromwell beheads the British monarch King Charles I, at Whitehall.
Jan 30 1835
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Andrew Jackson is the subject of the first recorded assassination attempt on a U.S. president. After a man fires shots at him, Jackson beat the shit out of his would-be assassin.
Jan 30 1945
The largest maritime disaster in history leaves 7700 dead after a Soviet submarine torpedoes the Nazi ship Wilhelm Gustoff.
Jan 30 1948
Mohandas K. Gandhi assassinated (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse.
Jan 30 1962
Two of the Flying Wallendas die when their human pyramid of seven people collapses in Detroit.
Jan 30 1968
North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive, in which they suffer a defeat and 46,000 dead, but shocks the complacent American television viewer who had been led to believe the war (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/vietnam/) was won.
Jan 30 1972
British troops kill 13 unarmed marchers in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This incident becomes known as "Bloody Sunday" and marks the beginning of a new extended round of violence.
Jan 30 1973
G. Gordon Liddy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/g-gordon-liddy/) found guilty of Watergate (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/political-scandal/watergate/) charges.
Jan 30 1976
George HW Bush (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/george-hw-bush/) becomes director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a position which he holds until 1977. Perhaps he knows who killed Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/jfk/).


Wait there's more Jan 29 1919Prohibition begins, and with it the rise of organized crime.
Jan 29 1943
Nazi police discover necrophiliac Bruno Ludke committing a crime against nature on the fresh corpse of a young female victim. He confesses that he has murdered no fewer than 85 and committed indecencies with most of their corpses. Ludke is committed to a hospital in Vienna for experiments, where he is killed in April of 1944.
Jan 29 1964
Premiere of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Jan 29 1975
The men's room in a U.S. State Department office in Washington, D.C. explodes causing extensive damage to four floors. A group calling themselves the "Weather Underground Organization" takes responsibility for the blast by giving advance warning of the bomb to major news organizations earlier in the day.
Jan 29 1979
"I don't like Mondays" killing -- Brenda Spencer fires repeatedly at the school across from her residence in San Diego, killing 2 and wounding 8 children. The reason she gave inspired the Boomtown Rats song.

RIDER
27-02-2012, 19:36
Today in Rotten History Feb 27 1859Congressman Dan Sickles of New York shoots and kills Philip Barton Key, the son of Francis Scott Key (who wrote the Star Spangled Banner). The younger Key was having an affair with the congressman's wife. Sickles later pleads insanity and is acquitted.
Feb 27 1937
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The Reichstag conveniently burns. A mad Dutchman who was arrested at the scene, Marinus van der Lubb, may have been partially responsible but if this is so, he is likely someone's patsy. The Nazi Party benefited greatly from the subsequent crackdown, and it's suspected that SA stormtroopers set things up for van der Lubb.
Feb 27 1977
Rolling Stone Keith Richards arrested in Toronto with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg for possession of heroin. Found guilty at trial over one year later, he manages to get off with a suspended sentence plus benefit concerts for the blind.
Feb 27 1982
Freelance photographer Wayne B. Williams found guilty of two counts of murder, though he is suspected of killing 22 other Atlanta area black boys. Williams was caught dumping a suspicious load from atop a bridge in the middle of the night.
Feb 27 1991
Mitchell brother (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/pornographers/mitchell-brothers/) Jim shoots and kills Mitchell brother Artie for reasons that aren't exactly clear. The brothers had built up a San Francisco (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/san-francisco/) porn empire centered around the O'Farrell Theater, and were responsible for one of the best-selling porno films of all time: Behind the Green Door, starring Marilyn Chambers (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/marilyn-chambers/) and John Holmes (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/john-holmes/).
Feb 27 1992
Trying to get the lid off her McDonald's (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/corporate/mcdonalds/) coffee to add cream and sugar, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck accidentally splashes the 180-degree liquid on herself, causing third-degree burns to the thighs, genitals, and buttocks. After skin graft surgery and weeks of recuperation, Liebeck asks McDonald's to turn down the temperature of their coffee and pay $20,000 to defray her hospital bills. McDonald's tells the old lady to fuck off, as they had done for a decade of similar burn claims. Ultimately, a jury awards Liebeck $2.9 million in the resulting lawsuit, which immediately triggers a renewed call for legislative tort reform.


Yesterday in Rotten History Feb 26 1815Napoleon Bonaparte (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/napoleon/) slips past guards and escapes from his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France meeting very little resistance. One Hundred Days of rule follow, culminating in his defeat at Waterloo.
Feb 26 1918
Grandstands at the Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse and burn, killing 604 spectators. It is the worst disaster in sports history.
Feb 26 1974
A U.S. Senate report reveals Ford Motor's involvement in Nazi Germany's war efforts, for which CEO Henry Ford (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/business/henry-ford/) received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Adolf Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) himself. After the war, the car company was paid nearly $1M reparation by the U.S. government to compensate for one of its plants that was bombed within the Reich (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/nazi/).
Feb 26 1985
A federal grand jury brings a fifteen count racketeering indictment upon members of "The Commission", a body consisting of all of the major Mafia (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/mafia/) families in New York City. The indictments were largely made possible by a bug planted in the dashboard of Tony "Ducks" Corallo's black Jaguar.
Feb 26 1991
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Iraqi forces fleeing Kuwait (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/war/gulf-war/) on the "Highway of Death" are caught in a turkey shoot of falling explosives and aerial strafing. It is impossible to say how many people in this column of over 1000 vehicles were killed, but in all as many as 450,000 Iraqis were buried in Kuwait after the war.
Feb 26 1993
A bomb explodes on level B2 of the World Trade Center, creating a five story crater and leaving six dead and over 1,042 injured. According to the New York Times, the FBI knew in advance this was going to happen.


Wait there's more Feb 25 1922http://www.rotten.com/today/images/feb/rh-henri-landru-th.jpg
Henri Landru (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/criminals/henri-landru/), the notorious French serial killer known as "Bluebeard", guillotined for murdering ten women, and one boy. His motive was purely financial; by placing classified ads Landru lured selected women into his clutches, married them, and disposed of their bodies without a trace. While denying guilt to the end, a drawing given to his attorney had written on the reverse, "I did it. I burned their bodies in my kitchen oven".
Feb 25 1932
Austrian Adolf Hitler (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/nazi/adolf-hitler/) granted German citizenship, to meet a "minor" technical requirement in order to run for president.
Feb 25 1983
Playwright Tennessee Williams found dead in his New York hotel room after he choked on a bottle cap during the night.
Feb 25 1986
Egyptian Military Police enter four luxury hotels near the Pyramids, setting fires and looting. Hotel guests were terrorized. The police were upset over tours of duty that were being extended.
Feb 25 1994
Baruch Goldstein fires on Palestinians at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, slaughtering 29 of them. Goldstein, born and raised in Brooklyn New York, was a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane and had been plotting acts of violence for two years.
Feb 25 1996
Dr. Haing S. Ngor, the Cambodian who won the 1984 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Killing Fields, shot during a robbery attempt in the carport of his Los Angeles apartment.

RIDER
31-03-2012, 07:01
Today in Rotten History Mar 30 315The Donation of Constantine grants to the See of Rome dominion over all earthly thrones of Europe, a document made by that Roman emperor after his conversion to Christianity in return for being cured from leprosy. But in 1440, anachronisms in the document prove that it was really a fraud written around 752 AD, during the reign of and under orders of Pope (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/popes/) Stephen II.
Mar 30 1282
After vespers on Easter Monday, a French soldier touches the breast of a young Sicilian bride, causing an outrage that precipitated the slaughter of perhaps 2,000 Frenchmen living and ruling over Sicily.
Mar 30 1968
Two children in the Bowery come across the body of a homeless drug addict later identified as Bobby Driscol, 31, the voice of Disney (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/corporate/disney/)'s "Peter Pan".
Mar 30 1981
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While President Reagan (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/ronald-reagan/) undergoes surgery for a life-threatening gunshot wound, Secretary of State Alexander Haig announces to the press: "As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending return of the Vice President."
Mar 30 1995
A police officer who was also a member of the Aum Supreme Truth (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/cult/shoko-asahara/) cult fires three shots into Takaji Kunimatsu, chief of Japan's National Police Agency. Takaji is seriously wounded but survives. Investigators try unsuccessfully to hide the fact that the gunman was a police officer.


Yesterday in Rotten History Mar 29 1951http://www.rotten.com/today/images/mar/rh-rosenbergs.jpg
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/historical/rosenbergs/) are both convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
Mar 29 1977
Lee Harvey Oswald (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/assassins/lee-harvey-oswald/)'s best friend, and coincidentally a friend of both Jackie Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/jackie-o/) and George HW Bush (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/george-hw-bush/), Dallas socialite George de Mohrenschildt (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/misc/george-de-mohrenschildt/) dies from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the mouth, at 3:45 pm. It is likely he was going to be called to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations.
Mar 29 1979
A U.S. House of Representatives committee report finds that John F. Kennedy (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/jfk/)'s assassination (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/assassination/) was the result of a conspiracy.
Mar 29 1992
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Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Bill Clinton tells the New York Times: "When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/marijuana/) a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale, and never tried it again."
Mar 29 1997
Kazuo Konya, a former member of the Aum cult, tells Tokyo Municipal Court that he paid $8,100 for the privilege of drinking the guru's blood in a 1988 initiation ritual. Other former cult members also testify they paid for blood, strands of Shoko Asahara (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/cult/shoko-asahara/)'s hair, and his bath water. Some say they paid $2,400 for an intravenous injection of an unknown substance. Ironically, all throughout, Asahara preached to his followers that they should renounce materialism.
Mar 29 2006
Jack Abramoff, Washington D.C. lobbyist extraordinaire, is sentenced to almost six years in prison for defrauding Native American tribes, corruption of public officials and other various fraud charges. He is also ordered to pay $21M in fines. In exchange for a short sentence, Jack agrees to name names. This makes Ralph Reed and Tom DeLay very nervous.

RIDER
19-05-2012, 07:04
Today in Rotten History May 18 1843"I prophesy in the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the state of Missouri and punish the crimes committed by her officers that in a few years the government will be utterly overthrown and wasted, and there will not be so much as a potsherd left." -- Joseph Smith (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/joseph-smith/), prophet of God and founder of the Mormon church
May 18 1904
In Paris, 12 nations ratify the International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Trade. Another 48 countries and territories follow suit over the next six years. Conspicuously absent from the list of signatories is the United States of America.
May 18 1936
Tokyo (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/tokyo/) gangster Kichizo Ishida is accidentally strangled by his mistress during a session of rough sex. Ishida had been a "gasper," someone who enjoys the sexual effects of asphyxiation (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/autoerotic-asphyxiation/). The woman, Sada Abe, indulged him by wrapping her pink kimono belt around his neck. After her lover's death, Abe cuts off (http://www.rotten.com/library/sex/castration/) Ishida's penis and scrotum with a meat cleaver and carries them around until she is finally arrested, three days later.
May 18 1980
The body of Ian Curtis, lead singer of dirge band Joy Division, is discovered hanging in the kitchen by his wife. Curtis killed himself (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) on the eve of Joy Division's U.S. tour. His surviving bandmates go on to form New Order.
May 18 1980
After a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Washington state, 57 people are killed in an avalanche of volcanic mud in the eruption of Mount St. Helens (http://www.dailyrotten.com/may/st-helens.html). The volcano spews out 200 million cubic yards of of pumice, ash, and debris which covers 24 square miles of the valley below.


Yesterday in Rotten History May 17 1924Two youths discover a human skull on the banks of the Leine in Hanover, Germany. And although two more skulls are found a month later, police ignore it until a sackful of bones turn up on the riverbank. Dragging the Leine yields another 500 bones, belonging to about 27 victims. Eventually, police arrest Fritz Haarmann (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/crime/serial-killers/fritz-haarmann/) for the crimes. He would lure runaway boys back to his apartment, where they would be raped, killed, and cut into steaks. Then the unlicensed butcher would sell the meat as beef on the black market. All told, he killed between 40 and 50 boys.
May 17 1965
Magazine The Nation publishes Hunter S. Thompson's first-hand experiences with the Hell's Angels motorcycle club. The bikers would eventually stomp Thompson when they demanded payment for his time spent. A year later, Random House published his book Hells Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
May 17 1974
During a gun battle with members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the LAPD fires tear gas into their Watts hideout. The canisters ignite a fire which soon consumes the house. Three other SLA members, including kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, watch the events unfold on TV in their motel room down the street from Disneyland (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/disneyland/).
May 17 1980
A three-day race riot breaks out after an all-white jury acquits four white Miami (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/miami/) police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance salesman. The cops had beaten him with their flashlights and billyclubs, and he died in the hospital. 18 fatalities and more than $100 million in property damage are the final result.
May 17 1992
Bandleader, accordion player, and soap bubble aficionado Lawrence Welk dies of pneumonia in his beachfront condo in Santa Monica, California.


Wait there's more May 16 1984Intergender wrestling champion and conceptual comic Andy Kaufman (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/comic/andy-kaufman/) pretends to die of lung cancer. In order to make it really convincing, Andy underwent months of radiation therapy and six weeks of psychic surgery in the Philippines. And he never made any more public appearances.
May 16 1986
In the most notorious retcon in the history of television, Pam Ewing wakes up to find her husband Bobby in the shower -- no small feat, considering he's been dead for a whole season. In order to revivify Bobby's character, the Dallas (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/dallas/) writers resorted to dismissing the entire preceding year as nothing more than Pam's protracted dream.
May 16 1990
Sammy Davis, Jr. (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/music/sammy-davis-jr/) dies of throat cancer in Beverly Hills. After the legendary Rat pack singer/entertainer is buried with $70,000 in jewelry, the family discovers that Mr. Bojangles was broke and left millions of dollars in unpaid back taxes. His widow then orders the body exhumed so they can repo the jewelry.
May 16 1990
Attached to a ventilator and swimming in antibiotics, Muppet creator Jim Henson dies of a severe case of pneumonia in a New York hospital. In keeping with his express wishes, no one is permitted to wear black at Henson's funeral service, which features 5,000 fans waving painted butterflies and a live band playing "When the Saints Go Marching In."
May 16 1995
After receiving an anonymous tip that a runaway teen was hiding there, police in Coral Gables, Florida search Jennifer Capriati's motel room and uncover 20 grams of marijuana. The 18-year-old professional tennis player winds up diverted to a drug treatment program, avoiding a court trial.

RIDER
21-05-2012, 13:15
Today in Rotten History
May 21 1871

Government troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting. By the close of "Bloody Week" some 20,000 communards have been massascred and 38,000 arrested.

May 21 1944

A mortar round explodes while being loaded onto ammunition ship LST-353 at Pearl Harbor. The resulting fire destroys six ships, kills 163 servicemen, and injures another 396.

May 21 1952

Mr. T is born in the ghetto.

May 21 1956

The Cherokee test of Operation Redwing commences over Bikini Atoll, consisting of a 3.8 megaton nuclear bomb dropped from a B-52 bomber. The bomb is successfully detonated at an altitude of 4,350 feet, but the flight crew missed their assigned target by four miles. Although it is a complete failure from a scientific standpoint, it demonstrates America's ability to deliver hydrogen bombs over long distances.

May 21 1972

A deranged Australian geologist takes a hammer to Michelangelo's Pieta, shouting "I am Jesus Christ -- risen from the dead!" Laszlo Toth is never charged with any crime, instead receiving a free trip to an Italian insane asylum. Toth's name is later adopted by comedian and SNL regular Don Novello (Father Guido Sarducci) for a long series of pranks by mail.

May 21 1979

A judge gives Dan White only seven years for the premeditated murders of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone, prompting thousands to march on San Francisco's City Hall. In what will come to be known as the White Night Riots, the demonstration takes a violent turn, resulting in significant property damage and the torching of twelve SFPD cruisers. Police respond with brutal beatdowns at gay bars in the Castro district.

May 21 1991

At an outdoor political rally, former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and 16 bystanders are blown to bits by a pregnant woman bearing a basket of flowers. The suicide bomber is believed to have been a member of a Hindu terrorist group called the Tamil Tigers. (The assassin, Dhanu, is pictured above center.)

May 21 1996

At least 500 -- possibly as many as 1,000 -- people are killed when the Bukoba ferry suddenly capsizes on Lake Victoria. The manifest lists 443 people on board, but this doesn't count the hundreds of third-class passengers.

May 21 1997

Mattel introduces Barbie's new friend, Becky The School Photographer, a "differently-abled" doll in a bright purple wheelchair.


Yesterday in Rotten History
May 20 1960

Music DJ Alan Freed, originator of the term "Rock and Roll," is indicted in New York in the Payola scandal. Freed had accepted $30,650 from five record companies to play their records, although to be fair "pay for play" was the accepted practice up to that point.

May 20 1971

The bassist and lead singer for the band Chicago undergoes five hours of emergency surgery after getting jumped at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game. Peter Cetera winds up losing four teeth because some guys decided that his hair was too long.

May 20 1987

Conservative British MP Harvey Proctor pleads guilty to committing acts of gross indecency against minors -- paying rent boys to spank them in his London flat.

May 20 1989

Attempting to clear Tiananmen Square of student activists and quell 100 million others protesting throughout the country, China declares martial law in Beijing. Two weeks later, after they continue to loiter in the Square, thousands of students are massacred by government troops.

May 20 1999

The dissolving body parts of eight people are discovered inside six plastic barrels sitting in an abandoned bank vault in Snowtown, Australia.


Wait there's more
May 19 1536

In the first public execution of an English queen, Anne Boleyn is beheaded. In her speech, Boleyn has nothing but good things to say about her husband, Henry VIII: "I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord."

May 19 1890

Nguyen Tat Thanh is born in central Vietnam. After World War I he devotes his life to the Communist cause, adopting a series of pseudonyms along the way. Finally he settles on "The Enlightener," that being the English translation of Ho Chi Minh.

May 19 1928

Saloth Sar, one of the world's most successful mass murderers, is born in French Indochina. He later adopts the name Pol Pot in 1976, a year after the Khmer Rouge seizes control of Cambodia.

May 19 1987

Chet Fleming files for a patent on his method for keeping a severed head alive. The mechanism includes blood filtering, pumping equipment, and nutrient supply. Ultimately, US Patent 4,666,425 is granted.

May 19 1992

17-year-old Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face. Amy had been having an affair with Mary Jo's 38-year-old husband Joey. Fisher winds up spending seven years in prison, and Mary Jo winds up with a plate in her head.

May 19 1993

Four servicemen are killed on an inspection flight when their Blackhawk helicopter crashes in the woods near Quantico, Virginia. Maj. William Barcley, SSgt. Brian Haney, Capt. Scott Reynolds, and Marine Sgt. Timothy Sabel had flown President Bill Clinton to the USS Theodore Roosevelt during his visit to the aircraft carrier two months prior. Hence, the men qualify as former "Clinton bodyguards" and their untimely deaths should be interpreted as evidence that they were killed simply because they knew too much.

May 19 1994

Jackie O., one the many women John F. Kennedy had sex with, dies of lymphatic cancer in her 15-room Manhattan apartment. In accordance with her 36-page will, most of her personal possessions are to be publicly auctioned by Sotheby's two years later. At which, one bidder observes that people are paying "100 times the value for objects that are amazingly mediocre." In fact, the average price for individual pieces of costume jewelry is $18,750.

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20-11-2012, 18:25
Today in History


November 20 269 Diocletian is proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor by his soldiers. He had been the commander of the emperor's bodyguard. 1695 Zumbi dos Palmares, the Brazilian leader of a 100-year-old rebel slave group, is killed in an ambush. 1700 Sweden's 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva. 1903 In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell. 1914 Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War. 1928 Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole). 1931 Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva. 1943 U.S. Army and Marine soldiers attack the Japanese-held islands of Makin and Tarawa, respectively, in the Central Pacific. 1945 The Nazi war crime trials begin at Nuremberg. 1947 Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey. 1950 U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria. 1955 The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated. 1962 President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing. 1967 U.S. census reports the population at 200 million. 1971 The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies. 1974 The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT. 1978 In Jonestown, Guyana, American Rev. Jim Jones leads his followers in a mass suicide. 1982 South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia. Born on November 20 1858 Selma Lagerdorf, Swedish novelist (The Story of Gosta Berling). 1889 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer who proved that there are other galaxies far from our own. 1908 Alistair Cooke, English journalist, television host. 1916 Thomas McGrath, poet and novelist. 1923 Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning South African novelist. 1925 Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General, New York senator and brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated while running for president. 1936 Don DeLillo, author (White Noise, Libra).

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23-12-2012, 19:47
Today in Rotten History Jun 3 1791The French Assembly passes a resolution bringing decapitation to the common criminal: "Every person condemned to the death penalty shall have his head severed (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/execution/guillotine/)."
Jun 3 1943
Three days after a sailor had been badly injured in a brawl with a group of Hispanics, a mob of 60 servicemen leaves the Los Angeles (http://www.rotten.com/library/travel/cities/los-angeles/) Naval Reserve Armory and bludgeons anybody wearing a zoot suit. The first two victims are a couple of boys, aged 12 and 13, who were just sitting in the Carmen Theater watching a movie. Thus begins a week-long race riot (http://www.rotten.com/library/history/racism/race-riots/).
Jun 3 1968
Valerie Solanas, author of the SCUM Manifesto, arrives at the art studio of Andy Warhol (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/artists/andy-warhol/) and shoots him three times in the torso. Warhol barely survives the attempt on his life. Solanas is later jailed and institutionalized.
Jun 3 1989
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/religion/ayatollah-khomeni/) dies after 11 days in a hospital, recovering from surgery to stop internal hemorrhaging.
Jun 3 1991
Students throw eggs at South Korean Prime Minister Chung Won Shik. Nobody is injured in the incident at Hankuk University in Seoul.
Jun 3 1998
15-year-old teen idol Brad Renfro is arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee and charged with possession of marijuana (http://www.rotten.com/library/crime/drugs/marijuana/) and cocaine.
Jun 3 1998
The world's first fatal high-speed rail accident occurs when a train near Eschede, Germany derails and 101 people are killed.


Yesterday in Rotten History Jun 2 1740Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/pornographers/marquis-de-sade/) is born at Condé palace in Paris.
Jun 2 1793
Jean-Paul Marat recites names of 29 people to the French Assembly, virtually all of whom will be guillotined (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/execution/guillotine/). Over the next year 17,000 will be executed in the Reign of Terror.
Jun 2 1996
Ray Combs, host of television's Family Feud, hangs himself (http://www.rotten.com/library/death/suicide/famous/) with his bedsheets at Glendale Adventist Hospital. Combs was on a 72 hour suicide watch.
Jun 2 1999
Pope John Paul II blesses the Vatican's new underground parking garage. A miracle of modern technology!
Jun 2 2003
Thousands of defeated Iraqi troops marched on U.S. occupation headquarters in Baghdad, demanding to be paid. It is perhaps the first time in history a defeated army has demanded payroll from the victors.
Jun 2 2006
Right-wing nutjob Ann Coulter hires a White House-connected law firm to defend herself against charges of knowing voting in the wrong precinct (a felony).


Wait there's more Jun 1 1571The "Triple Tree" gallows is installed at Tyburn, England in time for the execution of John Storey, who is hanged, drawn, and quartered for committing treason. The Triple Tree consists of an equilateral triangle nine feet long on each side, 18 feet off the ground. It can hang as many as 24 prisoners at once, and will remain in place for almost 200 years.
Jun 1 1660
After having received a last-minute reprieve seven months earlier, Mary Dyer is hanged for heresy after returning to Boston. Dyer was a member of the Quakers, a subversive religious sect which had been banned by the Puritan colony under "pain of death."
Jun 1 1926
Gladys Baker gives birth to Norma Jeane Mortenson (http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/marilyn-monroe/) in Los Angeles.
Jun 1 1967
The Beatles (http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/beatles/) officially release their new album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, in both mono and stereo versions.
Jun 1 1968
Helen Keller -- America's all-time favorite deaf, dumb, and blind Socialist -- finally dies in Westport, Connecticut at the age of 87.
Jun 1 2001
In just two minutes, Nepal's royal family is nearly exterminated by one of its own. With a selection of machine guns, Crown Prince Dipendra massacres eight relatives, including King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya. He then turns the gun on himself. Even though Dipendra winds up comatose in a hospital bed, a government council crowns him king anyway. The new monarch dies three days later.
Jun 1 2006
The Department of Homeland Security decides that New York has "no national monuments or icons" and anti-terrorism funding is reduced by $83 million. Instead, the money is distributed to fly-over states like Nebraska and Kentucky.
Jun 1 2009
Airbus Flight 447 from Rio de Janiero to Paris crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people on board. Robot submersibles are later dispatched to recover bodies from the sunken wreck, more than two miles underwater.

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17-09-2013, 18:52
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Events 1 - 15 of 223
335 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/335/) - Church of Holy Sepulchre initiated in Jerusalem
642 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/642/) - Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed
1156 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1156/) - Emperor Frederick Barbarossa issues the 'Privilegium Minus' decree,which elevated Austria to a duchy.
1176 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1176/) - At the Battle of Myriokephalon the Byzantines fail to recover Anatolia from Turkish rule.
1394 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1394/) - Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
1462 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1462/) - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years' War.
1562 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1562/) - Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
1584 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1584/) - Gent surrenders to Duke of Parma
1595 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1595/) - Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henri IV as king of France
1598 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1598/) - Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
1630 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1630/) - The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
1631 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1631/) - Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf of Sweden defeats Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly.
1644 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1644/) - French troops occupy Mainz
1678 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1678/) - France & Spain sign Treaties of Nijmegen
1683 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1683/) - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria
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64 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/64/) - Julia Flavia, daughter of Roman Emperor Titus; lover of Domitian.
879 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/879/) - Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)
1192 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1192/) - Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
1271 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1271/) - Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)
1550 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1550/) - Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
1552 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1552/) - Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], Italy, Pope (1605-21)
1580 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1580/) - Charlotte Brabantia, countess of Nassau/daughter of Willem of Orange
1605 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1605/) - Francesco Sacrati, composer
1619 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1619/) - John Lambert, English general-major/parliament leader
1630 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1630/) - Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1694)
1639 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1639/) - Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)
1643 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1643/) - Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury/author
1677 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1677/) - Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
1687 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1687/) - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (d. 1772)
1688 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1688/) - Maria Luisa of Savoy, first queen of Philip V of Spain (d. 1714)
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1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1918/) - Abbott and Costello's Bud Abbott (22) weds Betty Smith
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1954/) - Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1957/) - Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1973/) - "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1994/) - "L.A. Law" actor Blair Underwood (30) weds freelance talent coordinator Desiree DaCosta (29) at his outdoor Southern California
1994 - "Stone Temple Pilots" lead singer Scott Weiland 26) weds Janina Castenada
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2005/) - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
2005 - Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada
2011 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2011/) - Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress/dancer Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
2011 - Actress Sally Pressman (30) weds actor David Clayton Rogers (33) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
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1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1994/) - Princess Christina separates
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1179 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1179/) - Hildegard van Bingen, mystic/composer (Ordo Virtutum), dies at 81
1312 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1312/) - Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26
1322 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1322/) - Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)
1422 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1422/) - Constantine II of Bulgaria
1563 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1563/) - Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier
1574 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1574/) - Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies
1575 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1575/) - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504)
1604 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1604/) - Lucas Osiander, composer, dies at 69
1621 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1621/) - Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), dies at 78
1630 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1630/) - Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
1652 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1652/) - Bonaventura Elsevier, book publisher/merchant, dies at about 69
1665 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1665/) - Philip IV, King of Spain (1621-55), dies
1676 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1676/) - Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
1679 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1679/) - Juan Jose of Austrian, Spanish general/govenor of Netherlands, dies at 50
1702 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1702/) - Olof Rudbeck, composer, dies at 71

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18-09-2013, 06:29
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Events 1 - 15 of 199
96 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/96/) - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
324 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/324/) - Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius
1180 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1180/) - Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
1437 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1437/) - Peasant uprising in Transsylvania
1454 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1454/) - In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War.
1502 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1502/) - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
1544 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1544/) - English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
1544 - Peace of Crépy: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I
1573 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1573/) - Spain attacks Alkmaar
1635 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1635/) - Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1679 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1679/) - New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony
1739 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1739/) - Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1755 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1755/) - Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
1759 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1759/) - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
1769 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1769/) - John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (US)
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53 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/53/) - Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan's Forum), (d. 117)
1344 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1344/) - Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)
1434 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1434/) - Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
1574 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1574/) - Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet
1587 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1587/) - Francesca Caccini, Italian composer (d. circa 1640)
1636 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1636/) - Pietro Sanmartini, composer
1676 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1676/) - Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
1684 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1684/) - Johann Gottfried Walther, Erfurt Germany, composer/Musicographer
1709 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1709/) - Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)
1713 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1713/) - Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher
1733 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1733/) - George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1750 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1750/) - Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)
1752 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1752/) - Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals
1752 - Johann Anton Sulzer, composer
1765 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1765/) - Oliver Holden, composer
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1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1955/) - Actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds singer Eddie Fisher (27)
1955 - Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1964/) - Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1985/) - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2004/) - Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2006/) - Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2009/) - Grammy-winning rock-folk singer Lucinda Williams (56) weds manager Tom Overby at First Avenue in Minneapolis
2010 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2010/) - Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (45) weds model Jill McCormick (32) in Hawaii
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31 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/31/) - Sejanus, Roman head of praetorian guard, executed
96 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/96/) - Domitian, Roman emperor, dies
887 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/887/) - Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
993 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/993/) - Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle
1137 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1137/) - Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered
1180 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1180/) - Louis VII, King of France, dies
1261 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1261/) - Koenraad van Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1426 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1426/) - Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies
1598 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1598/) - Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
1630 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1630/) - Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
1663 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1663/) - St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
1675 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1675/) - Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
1684 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1684/) - Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
1721 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1721/) - Matthew Prior, poet/diplomat, dies
1722 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1722/) - André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
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19-09-2013, 15:21
335 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/335/) - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.
1356 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1356/) - English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers
1523 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1523/) - Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
1559 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1559/) - 5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
1580 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1580/) - Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
1602 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1602/) - Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius
1642 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1642/) - Perpignan surrenders to French troops
1656 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1656/) - Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
1657 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1657/) - Brandenburg & Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
1668 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1668/) - Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France
1676 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1676/) - Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire
1755 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1755/) - Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
1778 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1778/) - The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
1795 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/) - Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
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http://i.historyorb.com/jean-baptiste-joseph-delambre.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jean-baptiste-joseph-delambre)Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jean-baptiste-joseph-delambre) (1749) Birthdays 1 - 15 of 224
86 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/86/) - Antoninus Pius, 15th Roman emperor (138-161)
866 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/866/) - Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912)/writer (Problematica)
1377 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1377/) - Albert IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1404)
1551 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1551/) - Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France (1573/4-89)
1655 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1655/) - Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer
1705 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1705/) - Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/band master
1714 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1714/) - Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1786)
1737 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1737/) - Charles Carroll, signed Decl of Ind
1749 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1749/) - Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)
1754 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1754/) - John Ross Key, commissioned officer in the Continental Army, judge, lawyer and the father of Francis Scott Key (d. 1821)
1759 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1759/) - William Kirby, English entomologist (d. 1850)
1769 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1769/) - Joseph Comb, missionary to Molukkas
1770 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1770/) - Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker
1778 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1778/) - Henry Peter Brougham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1868)
1796 (http://www.historyorb.com/birthdays/date/1796/) - Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849)
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1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1945/) - Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1964/) - Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1998/) - "Full House" actor John Stamos (35) weds supermodel Rebecca Romijn (25) at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/1999/) - Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2008/) - NBC's The Biggest Loser contestant Matt Hoover (30) weds Suzy Preston (30) at the Grand Lido Negril resort in Jamaica
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/weddings/date/2009/) - "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington
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http://i.historyorb.com/james-garfield.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-garfield)US President James Garfield (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-garfield) (1881) Deaths 1 - 15 of 105
690 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/690/) - Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 602)
1180 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1180/) - Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies at 59
1339 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1339/) - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (b. 1288)
1356 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1356/) - Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
1356 - Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
1356 - Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
1356 - Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)
1668 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1668/) - William Waller, English soldier
1693 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1693/) - Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (b. 1641)
1710 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1710/) - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (b. 1644)
1719 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1719/) - Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/lord of the manor, executed at 59
1719 - Jan Weenix, Dutch painter, buried
1756 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1756/) - Josef Antonin Sehling, composer, dies at 46
1761 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1761/) - Peter Musschenbroek, physician/physicist (Leidse Bottle), dies at 69
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/deaths/date/1830/) - Stanislas Champein, composer, dies at 76
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368 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/368/) - Emperor Valentinianus visits Nijmegen
451 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/451/) - General Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne
622 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/622/) - Prophet Mohammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)
1066 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1066/) - Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar
1187 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1187/) - Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
1258 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1258/) - Salisbury Cathedral inaugurated
1378 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1378/) - Robert de Geneve, "butcher of Cesena" crowned anti-pope Clemens VII
1519 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1519/) - Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of world
1530 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1530/) - Luther advises protestant monarch compromise
1565 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1565/) - Spaniards capture Fort Caroline Fla & massacre the French
1596 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1596/) - Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
1604 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1604/) - Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende
1620 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1620/) - Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland
1643 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1643/) - First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton
1664 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1664/) - Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men
1674 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1674/) - 2nd West Indies Company forms
1688 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1688/) - French troops occupies Palts
1697 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1697/) - Peace of Saki (ends 9 years war)
1737 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1737/) - Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-i.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/king-charles-i)King of England King Charles I (http://www.historyorb.com/people/king-charles-i) 1746 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1746/) - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the "Paoli Massacre."
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - Prince Willem V returns to Hague
1792 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/) - French defeat Prussians at Valmy
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti
1797 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1797/) - US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/) - 1st Negro Convention of Free Men agree to boycott slave-produced goods
1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - Farroupilha's Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
1839 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1839/) - 1st railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)
1848 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/) - The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
1850 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/) - Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians
1859 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/) - George Simpson patents electric range
1860 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/) - First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle of Shepardstown VA
1863 - Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends
1870 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/) - Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II seizes Rome from the French
1870 - Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury
1870 - Pope Pius IX surrenders to King Victor Emmanuel
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Bishop John Coleridge Patteson martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. He was the first bishop of Melanesia.
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - Ottawa Football Club forms
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - Chase National Bank opens in NYC (later merges into Chase Manhattan)
1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - US Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - Chester A Arthur sworn in as 21st president
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria
1884 - Equal Rights Party nominates female candidates for Pres & VP
1891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/) - The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.
http://i.historyorb.com/victor-emmanuel-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/victor-emmanuel-ii)King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/victor-emmanuel-ii) 1902 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/) - Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - George Ade's "College Widow," premieres in NYC
1904 - Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Cleveland makes AL record 7 errors in an inning
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Pitts Nick Maddox no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-1
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Phila 1-0
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - 19th US Golf Open: Francis Ouimet shoots a 304 at The Country Club MA
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - British assault on Polygon Forest, France
1917 - Paraguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Royal Dutch Blast furnace & Steel factory opens in Hague
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - 2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY
1919 - Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
1919 - Booth Tarkington's "Clarence," premieres in NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
1922 - Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games
1922 - Franco Ventriglia, Fairfield, Connecticut,opera singer, (d. 2012)
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
1924 - Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits record 60th HR of season off Tom Zachry
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
1932 - Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer
1932 - Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Pitts Crawfords beat NY Cubans to win Negro NL Championship, 3-0
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Dmitri Shostakovitch's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres
http://i.historyorb.com/mohandas-karamchand-gandhi.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mahatma-gandhi)Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mahatma-gandhi) 1938 - Emlyn Williams' "Corn is Green," premieres in London
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - British navy captures German U-27 boat
1939 - Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Liberator bomber sinks U-338
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Nijmegen is liberated from German occupation
1944 - Polish forces free Terneuzen Neth
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - German rocket engineers begin work in US
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival is held.
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 48 performances
1948 - Mexican Baseball league disbanded
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
1949 - Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - 1st North Pole jet crossing
1951 - NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
1951 - Swiss males votes against female suffrage
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
http://i.historyorb.com/ernie-banks.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernie-banks)Hall of Fame MLB shortstop Ernie Banks (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernie-banks) 1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - 1st FORTRAN computer program run
1954 - 1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution
1954 - KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Los Stravinsky's "In Memoriam Dylan Thomas," premieres in Angeles
1954 - Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy
1954 - New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH
1955 - Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRS in a season
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Baltimore Oriole knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
1958 - Ferhat Abbas forms Algerian government in exile (Cairo)
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Links Golf Invitation Open
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
1960 - WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls
1961 - James Meredith refused access as a student in Mississippi
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
http://i.historyorb.com/roger-maris.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris)American Baseball Player Roger Maris (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris) 1961 - Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
1962 - Gov R Barnett refuses to admit a black to Miss Univ (James Meredith)
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Gunter Grass' "Die Plebejern proben den Aufstand," premieres in Berlin
1964 - Paramount Theater (NYC) presented the Beatles with Steve & Eydie
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Benin separates from Nigeria
1967 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland
1967 - Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38
1967 - WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
http://i.historyorb.com/john-f-kennedy.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy)US President John F. Kennedy (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy) 1969 - Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
1969 - Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior
1970 - Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match
1973 - Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US)
1975 - David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks
1975 - Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Metroliner official opens in Brussels
1976 - Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women
1976 - Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - "Estrada" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
1977 - Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - "Eubie!" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 439 performances
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 - Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Coup in Central African Rep: David Dacko overthrows emperor Bokassa I
1979 - Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola
1979 - NASA launches HEAO
1979 - Lee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.
1979 - The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).
1979 - Assassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
1980 - George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good
1980 - Plaque dedicated in Thurman Munson's memory at Yankee Stadium
1980 - Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - 24th Ryder Cup: US, 18½-9½ at Walton Heath Golf Club (Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, England)
1981 - Joe Danelo kicks then NY Giant record 55 yard field goal
1981 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia
1982 - NFL players begin a 57 day strike
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1983 - Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) patented
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
1984 - Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
1984 - Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
1985 - Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 perfs
http://i.historyorb.com/bruce-willis.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bruce-willis)Actor Bruce Willis (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bruce-willis) 1987 - 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless wins
1987 - Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
1987 - Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
1987 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1987 - Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run
1988 - Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving
1988 - Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - FW De Klerk sworn in as president of South Africa
1989 - Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London
1989 - USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Both Germanys ratify reunification
1990 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 - South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
http://i.historyorb.com/walter-payton.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walter-payton)NFL Running Back Walter Payton (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walter-payton) 1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Colleen Walker wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1992 - France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
1992 - Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
1992 - Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
1992 - Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), lands
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Solheim Cup
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
2000 - The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide started.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
2003 - A referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country's accession to the European Union.
http://i.historyorb.com/george-walker-bush-jr.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-w-bush)43rd US President George W. Bush (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-w-bush) 2011 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/) - The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
2012 - 14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bominbg in Somalia
2012 - AU Optronics fined $500 million for a LCD screen price-fixing
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951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/951/) - Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy
1122 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1122/) - Concord of Worms
1408 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1408/) - Battle of Othée; victory of John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy over Liège.
1459 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1459/) - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.
1513 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1513/) - King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
1561 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1561/) - King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
1642 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1642/) - Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
1739 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1739/) - Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade
1746 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1746/) - Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
1779 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1779/) - John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis
1780 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1780/) - Brit Maj John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt
1795 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/) - Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
1803 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1803/) - Battle of Assaye-British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1806 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1806/) - Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
1818 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/) - Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed.
1821 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/) - Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks.
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/) - Dutch troops occupy Brussels
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
1845 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/) - 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
http://i.historyorb.com/benedict-arnold.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benedict-arnold)US Defector General Benedict Arnold (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benedict-arnold) 1845 - Hunger strike in Hague
1846 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/) - Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
1857 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/) - Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm in the Gulf of Finland; 826 die
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Battle of Athens VA
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - Hurricane strikes Curacao & Bonaire kills 200
1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
1879 - Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - Jules Ferry forms French government
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
1897 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/) - 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa Tibet
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
1908 - University of Alberta opens
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
1912 - Mark Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt)
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
1913 - Serbian troops march into Albania
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Alexander Millerand elected president of France
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - B Brechts "Drum in the Night," premieres in Germany
1922 - Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man," premieres in NYC
1925 - Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
http://i.historyorb.com/jack-dempsey.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jack-dempsey)Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jack-dempsey) 1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Yanks commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
1938 - Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees
1940 - Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
1941 - German air raid on Russ naval base Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
1941 - The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz.
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
1942 - Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1942 - Transport nr 36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Braves clinch NL pennant
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
1949 - Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
1950 - Phila A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1950 - US Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
1952 - Dodgers clinch NL pennant
1952 - Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
1952 - Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1955 - Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1
http://i.historyorb.com/buddy-holly.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/buddy-holly)Singer Buddy Holly (http://www.historyorb.com/people/buddy-holly) 1957 - Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
1957 - WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
1957 - White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 - Stravinsky's "Thieni," premieres in Venetië
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - 1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
1961 - Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons
1962 - LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
1962 - Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora," premieres in Berlin
1962 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1962 - NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
http://i.historyorb.com/ernie-banks.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernie-banks)Hall of Fame MLB shortstop Ernie Banks (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernie-banks) 1963 - WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
1967 - Radio Malta stops testing
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
1969 - Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
1970 - Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - John Vermeers painting "The liefdesbrief" stolen
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
1972 - President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
1973 - Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances
1974 - BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Ford-Carter TV debate
1976 - South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
1976 - Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1977 - Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
http://i.historyorb.com/jane-fonda.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jane-fonda)Actress Jane Fonda (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jane-fonda) 1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
1979 - Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
1979 - Somali constitution approved by president
1979 - St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
1982 - Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins
1983 - Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
1983 - Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 - Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
1983 - Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly
1984 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 - SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
1984 - Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
1986 - Congress selects the rose as US national flower
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Fiji's new constitution is proposed
1988 - Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
1988 - Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1990 - PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
1990 - Saddam says he will destroy Israel
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
1992 - Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC
1992 - Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
1992 - Mud storm kills 30 in South France
1992 - 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - "Les Miserables," opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
1993 - Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM)
1996 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
1999 - Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - At least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - FBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
2012 - 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
2012 - Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer
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303 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/303/) - On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/953/) - Ratherius becomes bishop of Luik
955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/955/) - Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees
1066 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1066/) - The Battle of Stamford Bridge; an English army under King Harold Godwinson beat the invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed. Three weeks later Harold died fighting the Normans at Hastings.
1212 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1212/) - Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
1340 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1340/) - England & France sign disarmament treaty
1396 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1396/) - Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
1493 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1493/) - Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas
1513 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1513/) - Vasco Nunez de Balboa is first European to see Pacific Ocean
1555 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1555/) - Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
1560 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1560/) - Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg, 1st archbishop of Utrecht
1597 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1597/) - Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
1639 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1639/) - First printing press in America
1639 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
1654 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1654/) - England & Denmark sign trade agreement
1663 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1663/) - Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to invading Turkish army
1690 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1690/) - Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
http://i.historyorb.com/christopher-columbus.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus)Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus) 1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
1780 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1780/) - Benedict Arnold joins the British
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - US Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1804 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1804/) - 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
1829 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1829/) - Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar
1836 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/) - HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
1844 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1844/) - Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
1846 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/) - US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
1857 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/) - Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram begins
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
1866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/) - (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Neuski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
http://i.historyorb.com/simon-bolivar.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/simon-bolivar)Military and Political Leader Simon Bolivar (http://www.historyorb.com/people/simon-bolivar) 1882 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/) - 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London
1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles" (BG)
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
1890 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
1897 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/) - 1st British bus service opens
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - John Galsworthy's "Silver Box," premieres in London
1906 - In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control.
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
1911 - Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - -26] Battle at Loos: 8,246 British & 0 German casualties
1915 - The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
http://i.historyorb.com/woodrow-wilson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/woodrow-wilson)US President Woodrow Wilson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/woodrow-wilson) 1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - 34th US Womens Tennis: M B Mallory beats M Zinderstein (63 61)
1920 - Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury GC Westbury NY
1926 - Canadian government of MacKenzie King forms
1926 - Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
1926 - International slavery convention signed by 20 states
1926 - NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
1926 - Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
1926 - Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
1930 - Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
http://i.historyorb.com/henry-ford.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henry-ford)Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henry-ford) 1930 - Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it," premieres in NYC
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
1933 - 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - John Van Druten's "Distaff Side," premieres in NYC
1934 - Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1934 - Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset," premieres in NYC
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
1937 - Battle of of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
1939 - Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
1940 - Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Russian troops liberate Smolensk
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
1949 - Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
1954 - Indians win AL record 111 games
1954 - WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
1955 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1955 - The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Newfoundland-Oban)
1956 - Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
1957 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 - Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley (37) & David Brown (43) wed
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - First nuclear powered aircraft carrier (Enterprise) launched (US)
1960 - Chubby Checker's "Twist," hits #1
1960 - For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
1960 - NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
1960 - Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
1962 - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
1962 - Yankees clinch AL pennant
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 perfs
1965 - 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
1965 - Beatle cartoon show begins in US
1965 - Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
1966 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
1966 - Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
1972 - KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - Norway votes to join European common market
1972 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1973 - Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Jackie Wilson, suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
1976 - Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances
1979 - California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
1980 - The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
1981 - Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
1982 - Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long
1983 - Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
1984 - 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
1984 - Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations
1984 - NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1985 - Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
1985 - Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
1986 - Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
1988 - Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1988 - Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
1989 - Ronald Harwood's "Another Time," premieres in London
1989 - Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
1990 - 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
1990 - Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
http://i.historyorb.com/saddam-hussein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein)Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein) 1990 - Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
1990 - UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
1991 - Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC
1992 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1992 - Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
1992 - Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager
1992 - US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
1992 - Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - "ER" is performed live on TV
1997 - Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
1997 - Marv Albert plea bargains in assault case
http://i.historyorb.com/lennox-lewis.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lennox-lewis)Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lennox-lewis) 1997 - STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
1997 - WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Wash DC franchises
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaidō, Japan.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - E1 Train Disaster
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/) - China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
2012 - Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
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46 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/46bc/) - Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
715 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/715/) - Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
1212 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1212/) - Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Přemyslid dynasty.
1371 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1371/) - Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey
1396 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1396/) - Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders
1404 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1404/) - Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
1580 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1580/) - Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind
1629 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1629/) - Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark
1655 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1655/) - Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
1680 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1680/) - Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
1687 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1687/) - Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon damaged in war between Turks & Venetians
1687 - The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
1733 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1733/) - France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant
1771 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1771/) - Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel," premieres in Paris
1772 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1772/) - New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
1783 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/) - Fayette County, Pennsylvania created
1786 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1786/) - England & France sign trade agreement
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - 4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office
1789 - Jefferson appointed 1st US Sec of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice;
http://i.historyorb.com/john-jay.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-jay)Ist US Chief Justice John Jay (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-jay) 1789 - Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General
1792 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/) - Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
1810 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1810/) - A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
1815 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/) - Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance
1824 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/) - Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
1831 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1831/) - Robert Montgomery Bird's "Gladiator," premieres in NYC
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor," premieres in Naples
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
1872 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/) - The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
1874 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/) - 1st Grand International Rifle match held
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)
http://i.historyorb.com/john-phillip-sousa.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-philip-sousa)Composer John Philip Sousa (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-philip-sousa) 1892 - Diamond Match Co patented book matches
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - Victor Herbert/Harry Smith' musical premieres in NYC
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
1901 - Great Britain annexes Gold Coast (Ghana)
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - Charles Kleins "Music Master," premieres in NYC
1904 - Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
1904 - GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband," premieres in NYC
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - NZ declares independence from UK
1907 - New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
1914 - Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - British assault on Menin-street, France
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I
1918 - World War I: Battle of Meuse.
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - US President Wilson hit by a heart attack
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill
1925 - Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - JB Fagan's "And So to Bed," premieres in London
1926 - Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White," premieres in NYC
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - British liner Queen Mary is launched
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed
1940 - Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Nazi's slaughter about 34,000 Jews of Kiev
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
1944 - Soviet forces occupy Estonia
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
1950 - Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
1950 - Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
1950 - UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game
1953 - KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
1953 - US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
1954 - KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
1954 - Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
1954 - WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Phila
1954 - Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 734 perfs
1957 - Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in NYC
1957 - Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN
1957 - Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway
1957 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
1959 - SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0
1959 - Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)
http://i.historyorb.com/fidel-castro.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/fidel-castro)Cuban President Fidel Castro (http://www.historyorb.com/people/fidel-castro) 1960 - Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
1961 - Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
1962 - TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
1962 - Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - 1st edition of NYC Review of Books
1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1965 - Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
1965 - Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - "Staten Island," 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Violin concert, premieres in Moscow
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
http://i.historyorb.com/lee-harvey-oswald.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lee-harvey-oswald)Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lee-harvey-oswald) 1968 - Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
1968 - St Louis Cards' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout, ends with 1.12 ERA
1968 - Theatre censorship ends in Britain
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
1969 - Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
1969 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1970 - The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
1971 - Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1971 - WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - American Museum of Immigration dedicated
1972 - Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Concorde flies from Washington DC to Paris in 3h33m
1973 - Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2½ years)
1973 - Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
1973 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 - Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
1976 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
1976 - Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
1977 - Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
1978 - NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
1980 - Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
1980 - Soyuz 38 returns to Earth
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Houston Astro Nolan Ryan 5th no-hitter beats LA Dodgers, 5-0
1981 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 - Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)
1983 - Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
1983 - Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
1983 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1983 - St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
1983 - Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1984 - Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
1984 - Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 - Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
1984 - Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd
http://i.historyorb.com/ronald-reagan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan)US President & Actor Ronald Reagan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan) 1984 - President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Antonin Scalia, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1986 - RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
1986 - William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1986 - Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Canada`s Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
1988 - NYC's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
1988 - Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
1988 - US space shuttle STS-26 launched
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia
1989 - MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
1989 - Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins
http://i.historyorb.com/martina-navratilova.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martina-navratilova)Tennis Player Martina Navratilova (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martina-navratilova) 1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
1992 - Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die
1992 - Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 - Tsuruhiko Kiuchi discovers comet Swift-Tuttle
1992 - 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - 30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
1993 - Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
1993 - Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
1993 - Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1993 - Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Estonia government of Laar flees
1994 - Switzerland bans racist propaganda
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr
1995 - Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
1995 - Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
http://i.historyorb.com/john-f-kennedy-jr.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy-jr)Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr. (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy-jr) 1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - SF Giant Bobby Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
1997 - An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
2000 - M/S Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - Shinzo Abe formally ends his term as Prime Minister of Japan.
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/) - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/) - Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus
2012 - Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures
2012 - Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
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70 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/70/) - Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans
489 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/489/) - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again.
1066 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1066/) - William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England
1290 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1290/) - Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
1312 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1312/) - Duke John II of Brabant ends Charter of Kortenberg
1331 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1331/) - The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
1509 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1509/) - Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed
1540 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1540/) - Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola
1590 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1590/) - Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
1605 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1605/) - The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
1694 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1694/) - Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 Brit ships sink & 3,000 die
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - English General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution
1779 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1779/) - John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - Constitution submitted to states for ratification
1794 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/) - French troops conquer Crèvecoeur
1821 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/) - Mexican Empire declares its independence
1821 - Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
1822 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/) - Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
1825 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1825/) - Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/) - Dutch army leaves Brussels, after 100s killed
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe
1834 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/) - Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso
1852 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1852/) - George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," premieres in Troy, NY
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board
1855 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/) - George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle," 2nd American opera, opens in NYC
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
1864 - Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank
1864 - Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
http://i.historyorb.com/jesse-james.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jesse-james)Outlaw Jesse James (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jesse-james) 1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - 1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues
1905 - Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
1905 - The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - 29th US Mens Tennis: W A Larned beats W J Clothier (61 62 57 16 61)
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - W C Handy publishes "Memphis Blues" 1st Blues Song, 1912
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
1916 - Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees
1916 - Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC
1917 - EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - British troops withdraw from Archangelsk
1919 - Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members
http://i.historyorb.com/albert-einstein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein)Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein) 1919 - Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs
1919 - Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Italian troops leave occupied Korfu
1923 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - US recognizes Nationalist Chinese government
1928 - The Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
1930 - Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
1930 - White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
1931 - Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
1936 - Franco troops conquer Toledo
1936 - Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
1937 - Balinese Tiger declared extinct.
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth," launches at Clydebank Scotland
1938 - Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany
1938 - League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
1939 - White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 - Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces
1940 - Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
1940 - Nazi-Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
1940 - Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935
http://i.historyorb.com/francisco-franco.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/francisco-franco)Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco (http://www.historyorb.com/people/francisco-franco) 1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
1942 - NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
1942 - Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general
1942 - St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
1943 - Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Helmond & Oss Neth liberated
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - King George II of Greece returns from exile
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1950 - Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 - Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
http://i.historyorb.com/ralph-j-bunche.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ralph-bunche)Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ralph-bunche) 1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
1953 - KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
1953 - KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
1953 - Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan
1953 - WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
1954 - School integration begins in Wash DC & Baltimore Md public schools
1954 - Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
http://i.historyorb.com/steve-allen.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/steve-allen)TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen (http://www.historyorb.com/people/steve-allen) 1959 - Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1959 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
1961 - Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
1962 - US sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000
1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
1964 - Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
1964 - Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
http://i.historyorb.com/lee-harvey-oswald.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lee-harvey-oswald)Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lee-harvey-oswald) 1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - "Hair" opens in London
1968 - Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
1968 - France refuses UK entry into common market
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
1973 - Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
1974 - Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Congress' final approval to create Dept of Education
http://i.historyorb.com/elton-john.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elton-john)Singer Elton John (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elton-john) 1979 - Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM
1980 - Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden NY after 588 perf
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Cards clinching NL East title
1982 - Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
1982 - Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
1982 - John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
1983 - Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
1985 - Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)
1987 - Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987 - NFL players' strike
1987 - Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story
1988 - Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
1988 - The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded.
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title
1989 - Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
1990 - Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly
1990 - Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley Calif
1990 - Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
1990 - Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
1990 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
http://i.historyorb.com/george-h-w-bush.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush)US President George H. W. Bush (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush) 1991 - President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert
1991 - 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
1992 - LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
1992 - Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163
1992 - Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic
1992 - Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
1992 - Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
1993 - The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
1996 - In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
1996 - The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Core States Betsy King Golf Classic
1998 - Google is launched.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet
2003 - Smart 1 satellite is launched.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/) - CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
2012 - The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars
2012 - The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
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48 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/48bc/) - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
235 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/235/) - Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down
351 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/351/) - Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Magnentius
365 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/365/) - Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/935/) - Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/995/) - Members of Slavník's dynasty - Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
1066 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1066/) - William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex
1106 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1106/) - Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert
1322 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1322/) - Battle of Muhldorf
1362 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1362/) - Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V
1394 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1394/) - Cardinal Pedro de Luna of Aragon chosen (anti)pope Benedictus XIII
1448 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1448/) - Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
1521 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1521/) - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
1528 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1528/) - Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die
1538 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1538/) - Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish
1542 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1542/) - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
1621 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1621/) - Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks
1652 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1652/) - English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
1687 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1687/) - Venetians take Athens from the Turks
http://i.historyorb.com/pompey-the-great.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/pompey-the-great)Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great (http://www.historyorb.com/people/pompey-the-great) 1701 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1701/) - Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA
1704 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1704/) - Maryland allows divorce if wife mispleases clergyman/preacher
1708 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1708/) - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1745 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1745/) - Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes king of Scotland
1760 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1760/) - Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin
1767 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1767/) - Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
1779 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1779/) - American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - 9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown
1785 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1785/) - Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
1815 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/) - Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
1829 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1829/) - Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
1844 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1844/) - Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
1850 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/) - US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment
1858 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/) - Donati's comet becomes 1st to be photographed
http://i.historyorb.com/napoleon-bonaparte.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/napoleon-bonaparte)French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (http://www.historyorb.com/people/napoleon-bonaparte) 1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - -30) Battle of Fort Harrison VA (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
1867 - The United States takes control of Midway Island.
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
1868 - Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Transvaal mobilizes
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - "Kiche Maru" sinks off Japan, killing 1,000
1912 - SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Battle of Kut-el-Amara: Brits defeat Turks in Mesopotamia
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
1920 - Dirk Fock appointed as gov-gen of Neth Indies
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY
http://i.historyorb.com/benito-mussolini.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini)Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini) 1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Benito Mussolini marches on Rome
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
1923 - Radio Times 1st published
1923 - Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
1924 - French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria
1924 - Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers)
1928 - Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
1928 - NY Yanks clinch pennant #6
1928 - Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler
1928 - US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek
1928 - Valentin Katayev's "Kvadratura Kruga," premieres in Moscow
1928 - UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Greer Garson wed Edward Snelson
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)
1936 - Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)
1937 - Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye," premieres in NYC
1938 - Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Estonia accepts Soviet military bases
1939 - Final broadcast of The Fleischmann Hour was heard on radio
1939 - Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) & gives Lithuania to USSR, last Polish troops surrender
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns
http://i.historyorb.com/franklin-delano-roosevelt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt)32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt) 1940 - Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German
1940 - Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands & attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Phillies lose club record 111th game
1941 - Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
1942 - NY Americans NHL team folded
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
1944 - Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
1944 - Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder)
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - "Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand
1945 - Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
1945 - Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci"
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Greek king George II back in Athens
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
http://i.historyorb.com/jerry-lewis.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jerry-lewis)Comedian Jerry Lewis (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jerry-lewis) 1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18
1951 - Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton
1951 - Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - "Bob & Ray Show," TV Variety; last air on NBC
1953 - "Juvenile Jury," TV Childrens, last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
1953 - "Racket Squad," TV Crime Drama, last airs on CBS
1953 - Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954
1953 - KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
1955 - WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, NC (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - "Johnny Carson Show," TV Variety; last airs on CBS-TV
1956 - RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - "Dollar A Second," last airs on NBC-TV
1957 - "Gisele MacKenzie Show," debuts on NBC-TV
http://i.historyorb.com/elvis-presley.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elvis-presley)Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elvis-presley) 1957 - "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
1957 - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - France adopts constitution
1958 - Guinea votes for independence from France
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - "Hennesey," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 - Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story," premieres in Berlin
1959 - Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - "Millionaire," last airs on CBS-TV
1960 - "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," by Connie Francis hits #1
1960 - "Queen For A Day," moves to ABC-TV
1960 - "Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater
1960 - Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "Doctor Kildare," debuts on NBC-TV
1961 - "Hazel," starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV
1961 - "Purlie Victorious," a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
1961 - Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
1961 - USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
1961 - Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - "Brighter Day," last airs on CBS-TV daytime
1962 - "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 - "Jan Murray Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 - "Tonight Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 - "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
1962 - Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
1962 - Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "King Leonardo," cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
1963 - "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
1963 - "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
1963 - "New Phil Silvers Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 - "Nick Teen & Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
1963 - "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
1963 - "Shari Lewis Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1963 - "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
1963 - "Tennessee Tuxedo," cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
1963 - Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds
1963 - Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
1964 - Suriname governor A Currie resigns
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
1965 - Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines)
1965 - Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, DC
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances
1968 - "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 perfs
1968 - Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
1968 - Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
1968 - Beatles "Hey Jude," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 - Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes
1968 - Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"
1968 - Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
1969 - Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
1969 - SPD wins West German Parliament elections
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - "Words & Music," debuts on NBC-TV
1970 - Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
1970 - Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in US Embassy in
1971 - NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
1971 - Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile & flies to Rome
1971 - UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall
1972 - Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1972 - Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series.
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
1973 - ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
1974 - "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
1974 - "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
http://i.historyorb.com/james-brown.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-brown)Godfather of Soul James Brown (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-brown) 1974 - "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31
1974 - "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
1974 - "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36
1974 - 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
1974 - California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
1974 - John Lennon appears as guest dj on WNEW-FM (NYC)
1974 - Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
1975 - 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
1975 - Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
1975 - Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
1975 - The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
1976 - Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
http://i.historyorb.com/betty-ford.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/betty-ford)US First Lady Betty Ford (http://www.historyorb.com/people/betty-ford) 1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
1978 - Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
1978 - Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - "Charlie & Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 perfs
1980 - Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
1980 - Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
1980 - Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
1982 - NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
1984 - Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
1985 - "Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25
1985 - "Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3
1985 - "Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87
1985 - NASA launches Intelsat VA
1985 - Race riot in London area of Brixton
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
1986 - Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
1986 - Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
1987 - Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Bronx Museum for Arts opens
1988 - Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
1988 - LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House
http://i.historyorb.com/marvin-gaye.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/marvin-gaye)Singer Marvin Gaye (http://www.historyorb.com/people/marvin-gaye) 1990 - Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - "Commish," debuts on ABC-TV
1991 - "Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85
1991 - "Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5
1991 - "Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10
1991 - NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
1991 - UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
1992 - "Dog City," cartoon debuts on Fox-TV
1992 - Oakland A's win AL West title
1992 - Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Dennis Martinez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL
1993 - Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
1993 - Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
1994 - "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)
1994 - "Ed Wood" premieres
1994 - 909 people died when an Estonian ferry capsized & sank in Baltic sea
1994 - Ferry boat Estonia capsize & sinks in East Sea, 909 killed
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "Batman Forever" released Czech Republic
1995 - Dennis Martinez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
http://i.historyorb.com/mary-tyler-moore.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mary-tyler-moore)Actress Mary Tyler Moore (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mary-tyler-moore) 1995 - Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News," on CBS
1995 - Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle
1995 - Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
1995 - Yitzhak Rabin & Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank
1995 - Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka
1996 - Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
1996 - NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
1996 - Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
1996 - Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
1996 - Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - 32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain
1997 - Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting
1997 - St Louis Card Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
1997 - Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/) - SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/) - The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
2012 - Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
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1199 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1199/) - Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
1399 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1399/) - King Richard II of England abdicates throne
1452 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1452/) - 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible
1520 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1520/) - Suleiman I succeeds his father Selam I as sultan of Turkey
1544 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1544/) - King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
1555 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1555/) - Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
1619 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1619/) - Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
1626 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1626/) - Battle between king Bethlen Gabor & earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
1649 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1649/) - Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
1659 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1659/) - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
1659 - Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
1681 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1681/) - Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty
1730 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1730/) - Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
1744 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1744/) - France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
1791 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1791/) - Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna
1791 - The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.
1805 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1805/) - Napoleons army draws into the Rhine
http://i.historyorb.com/robinson-crusoe.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/robinson-crusoe)Fictional Character Robinson Crusoe (http://www.historyorb.com/people/robinson-crusoe) 1808 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/) - Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla
1818 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/) - Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England
1841 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/) - Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
1846 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/) - Anesthetic ether used for 1st time (Dr Wm Morton extracts a tooth)
1857 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/) - US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church)
1864 - Black Soldiers given Medal of Honor
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)
1878 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1878/) - 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
http://i.historyorb.com/simon-bolivar.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/simon-bolivar)Military and Political Leader Simon Bolivar (http://www.historyorb.com/people/simon-bolivar) 1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Five Orange Pips" (BG)
1887 - Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - "Jack the Ripper" butchers 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - City of NY established
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue," premieres in Moscow
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers," premieres in NYC
1919 - Race riot at Elaine Arkansas
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/maurice-maeterlinck.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/maurice-maeterlinck)Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck (http://www.historyorb.com/people/maurice-maeterlinck) 1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
1922 - Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Allies stop checking on German navy
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
1928 - Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in NYC
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
1934 - FDR dedicates Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1934 - St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year
http://i.historyorb.com/franklin-delano-roosevelt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt)32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt) 1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston
1935 - The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Intl Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
1936 - Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - British premier Chamberlain arrives in Munich
1938 - Munich Agreement-forced Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
1939 - 41 U-boats sunk this month (153,000 ton)
1939 - Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
1939 - White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
1939 - Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - 47 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 - 59 U-boats sunk this month (295,000 tons)
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
1941 - 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
1941 - German assault on Moscow: operation-Taifun, begins
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)
http://i.historyorb.com/chester-nimitz.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/chester-nimitz)US Admiral Chester Nimitz (http://www.historyorb.com/people/chester-nimitz) 1942 - Admiral Nimitz B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
1942 - SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - -Oct 1] Failed attack on German officers near Putten Neth
1944 - Calais reoccupied by Allies
1944 - Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers
1945 - Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
1946 - Von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights
1949 - Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
1950 - Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
http://i.historyorb.com/hermann-goering.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hermann-goering)Nazi Politician Hermann Goering (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hermann-goering) 1950 - WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)
1953 - Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1953 - Robert Anderson's "Tea & Sympathy," premieres in NYC
1953 - WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances
1954 - Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the Navy
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
1956 - White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
1957 - WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)

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1960 - On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
1960 - West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consec innings pitched without a walk
http://i.historyorb.com/john-f-kennedy.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy)US President John F. Kennedy (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy) 1962 - JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
1962 - James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
1962 - KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
1962 - KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1962 - NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1
1962 - Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
1963 - 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 perfs
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
1965 - LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - BBC starts their own popular music radio station
http://i.historyorb.com/cesar-chavez.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/cesar-chavez)Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez (http://www.historyorb.com/people/cesar-chavez) 1967 - Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
1967 - USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete 1st automatic docking
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
1968 - AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
1968 - Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
1968 - Supremes release "Love Child"
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - New American Bible published
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - -11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod
1971 - Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
1972 - Roberto Clemente, is 11th to get 3,000 hits
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
1973 - 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
1973 - Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
http://i.historyorb.com/roberto-clemente.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roberto-clemente)Baseball Player Roberto Clemente (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roberto-clemente) 1973 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
1973 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 - Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk
1973 - resigns as manager
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Gen Francesco da Costa Gomez succeeds Gen Spinola as pres of Portugal
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
1975 - The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
1977 - Ringo releases "Ringo the 4th" album
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1977 - Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
1977 - Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
1978 - Phillies clinch NL East title
1978 - Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
1980 - A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100
http://i.historyorb.com/saddam-hussein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein)Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein) 1980 - Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to KC 5-2
1981 - Seoul, South Korea is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - National railroad strike in Belgium
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
1984 - Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
1984 - Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6
1984 - California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
1984 - NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
1986 - Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
http://i.historyorb.com/howard-stern.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/howard-stern)Radio shock jock Howard Stern (http://www.historyorb.com/people/howard-stern) 1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Suriname constitution ratified
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Andrei A Gromyko retires
1988 - Dave Stieb, loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
1988 - IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
1988 - Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
1988 - Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show
1988 - LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension
1989 - Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
1989 - Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
1989 - Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
1989 - Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
1990 - Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title
1990 - The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins
1992 - KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits
1992 - Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
http://i.historyorb.com/colin-powell.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/colin-powell)US General & Secretary of State Colin Powell (http://www.historyorb.com/people/colin-powell) 1993 - General Colin Powell retires at 56
1993 - MS Dos 6.2 released
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - NHL goes on strike
1994 - Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit
1994 - Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi
1994 - Vladimir Meciars HZDDS wins Slovakia parliamentary election
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Cleve Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)
1997 - Hooters agrees to pay $2 million in discrimination suits
1997 - Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997 - Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
2004 - The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
http://i.historyorb.com/derek-jeter.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/derek-jeter)Baseball Player Derek Jeter (http://www.historyorb.com/people/derek-jeter) 2005 - The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
2012 - Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
2012 - Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
2012 - Europe defeat the US 14.5-13.5 in the 39th Ryder Cup
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331 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/331bc/) - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
366 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/366/) - St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
704 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/704/) - Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre
911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/911/) - During a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople.
959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/959/) - Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/965/) - John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII
1189 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1189/) - Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
1273 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1273/) - Earl Rudolf van Habsburg becomes Roman Catholics-German king
1529 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1529/) - -3] Meeting between Maarten Luther & Huldrych Zwingli
1569 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1569/) - Duke of Norfolk arrested
1574 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1574/) - -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
1606 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1606/) - Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch
1632 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1632/) - Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses
1653 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1653/) - Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
1657 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1657/) - Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
1661 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1661/) - Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James
1670 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1670/) - -4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers
1688 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1688/) - Prince Willem III accept invitation of English crown to occupy
1705 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1705/) - Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
http://i.historyorb.com/alexander-the-great.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/alexander-the-great)Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia Alexander the Great (http://www.historyorb.com/people/alexander-the-great) 1746 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1746/) - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
1768 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1768/) - English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
1791 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1791/) - 1st session of new French legislative assembly
1795 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/) - France annexes Southern Netherlands
1795 - Belgium is conquered by France.
1800 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1800/) - Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
1801 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1801/) - England & France signs Preliminary of London
1814 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1814/) - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
1827 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1827/) - The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
1829 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1829/) - South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/) - General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam
1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina
1837 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1837/) - "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
1837 - Treaty with Winnebago Indians
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1838 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1838/) - Civil Code enforced (- Jan 1, 1992)
1843 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/) - News of the World began publication in London.
1847 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/) - Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
1847 - German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
1851 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/) - 1st Hawaiian stamps issued
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - 5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC
1863 - Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
1864 - John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln
1866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/) - Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Karl Marx' "Das Kapital," published
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - 1st edition of Maasbode published
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - 1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria)
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht
http://i.historyorb.com/karl-marx.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/karl-marx)Communist Philosopher Karl Marx (http://www.historyorb.com/people/karl-marx) 1874 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/) - Rotterdam opens drink water pipes
1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Special delivery mail service begins in US
1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - US mint at Carson City, Nevada closes
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
1889 - Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Congress creates Weather Bureau
1890 - Yosemite National Park forms
1891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/) - In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - University of Chicago opens
1893 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/) - 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
http://i.historyorb.com/john-phillip-sousa.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-philip-sousa)Composer John Philip Sousa (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-philip-sousa) 1894 - First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - Romanians in Costantinople massacred
1896 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/) - Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
1898 - Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
1898 - Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia
1898 - Czar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
1898 - The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - JB van Heutsz becomes gov-general of Netherland Indies
1904 - Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Hugh Jennings resigns as Balt manager to take over at Detroit in 1907
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)
http://i.historyorb.com/henry-ford.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henry-ford)Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henry-ford) 1908 - Henry Ford introduces Model T car (costs $825)
1908 - Jack Chesbro's final Yankee victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
1910 - Explosion at LA Times kills 21
1910 - Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Yanks lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day
1920 - Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
1922 - Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
1924 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)
1924 - Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
1928 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)
1928 - USSR launches its 1st 5 year plan
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Soccer team WHC forms
1930 - World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
1931 - World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards
1931 - The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh
1932 - Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1932 - World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Antwerp Sports arena opens
1933 - Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7
1933 - Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Cubs clinch NL pennant
1938 - Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
1939 - After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city.
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
1941 - H Martin/R Blanes musical "Best Foot Forward," premieres in NYC
1941 - Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series
http://i.historyorb.com/francisco-franco.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/francisco-franco)Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco (http://www.historyorb.com/people/francisco-franco) 1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
1942 - Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
1943 - Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow
1943 - Germans attack Jews in Denmark
1943 - King's Dragon Guards liberates suburbs of Naples
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Newspaper editor Alejandro Córdova assassinated in Guatemala
1944 - St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army
1945 - US Office of Strategic Serbia (OSS) disbands
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 12 war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
1946 - 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
1946 - Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
1947 - NHL Pension Society founded
1947 - US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
1947 - William Wister Haines' "Command Decision," premieres in NYC
1947 - The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - California Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages
1948 - Radio Denmark begins transmitting
http://i.historyorb.com/mao-tse-tung.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mao-tse-tung)Chinese Communist Revolutionary and Politician Mao Tse-Tung (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mao-tse-tung) 1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - People's Rep of China proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung (National Day)
1949 - Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
1950 - South Korean troops exceed 38° latitude during Korean War
1950 - Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), NY 6, Cleveland 0
1950 - South Korean troops cross 38th parallel into North Korea
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
1951 - 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson
1951 - 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
1952 - Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
1952 - Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
1953 - KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - "Honeymooners" premieres
1955 - Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank)
1955 - WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
1956 - Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
1957 - First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
1958 - Inauguration of NASA
1958 - Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
1958 - NASA created to replace NACA.
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal
1960 - KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 - Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
1961 - East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
1961 - KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open
1961 - Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch' 12nd Symphony
http://i.historyorb.com/roger-maris.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris)American Baseball Player Roger Maris (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris) 1961 - Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)
1961 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 - WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 - WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
1962 - Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
1962 - James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi
1962 - Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
1962 - Lucy Show premieres
1962 - SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
1962 - UN gives Netherlands control of New-Guinea
1962 - US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
1962 - WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
1963 - Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
http://i.historyorb.com/barbra-streisand.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barbra-streisand)Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barbra-streisand) 1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1964 - 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
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1964 - SF cable cars declared a national landmark
1964 - WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
1964 - WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
1964 - WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
1965 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
1966 - WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
1966 - West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins
1967 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
1967 - Pink FLoyd's 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
1968 - The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
1969 - Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
1969 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy
1970 - Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO
1971 - Simplified echtscheidingsrecht of force
1971 - Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 perfs
1972 - 1st games of World Hockey Association
1972 - 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
1972 - 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
1972 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
http://i.historyorb.com/leo-durocher.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/leo-durocher)Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher (http://www.historyorb.com/people/leo-durocher) 1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
1973 - USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
1975 - Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
1975 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"
1975 - Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - 1st Dutch casino opens
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
1977 - Department Of Energy established
1977 - Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame
1977 - Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Comoros adopts constitution
1978 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 - Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
http://i.historyorb.com/elton-john.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elton-john)Singer Elton John (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elton-john) 1978 - Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
1978 - The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
1979 - Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
1979 - RKO radio network begins operation
1979 - US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Iranian plane crash
1981 - J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder," premieres in London
1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1982 - West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl
1982 - The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
1984 - Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
1987 - 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
1987 - Fiji's constitution is suspended
1987 - The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
1988 - Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
http://i.historyorb.com/mikhail-gorbachev.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mikhail-gorbachev)General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mikhail-gorbachev) 1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev became president of Soviet Union
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1989 - Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
1989 - Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
1989 - US issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
1989 - Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
1990 - Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean
1990 - US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
1990 - Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
1991 - New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances
1992 - Cartoon Cable Network premieres
1992 - Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
http://i.historyorb.com/george-h-w-bush.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush)US President George H. W. Bush (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush) 1992 - Ross Perot re-enters presidental race
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Boon completes his 19th Test century (114 v Pak, Karachi)
1994 - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
1994 - South African President Nelson Mandela visits US
1994 - Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Bermuda begins using new area code 441
1995 - Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
1995 - Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team
1995 - Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers
1995 - NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
1995 - Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
1997 - Spice Hot premieres on cable
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
http://i.historyorb.com/vladimir-putin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/vladimir-putin)Russian President Vladimir Putin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/vladimir-putin) 2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
2000 - Closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia
2000 - United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
2000 - United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - California becomes the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors
2012 - 36 people are killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong
2012 - 3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan
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939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/939/) - Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans
976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/976/) - Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba
1134 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1134/) - Storm flood ravages Zeeland county
1187 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1187/) - Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1263 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1263/) - The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - King Henry VII of England invades France
1518 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1518/) - English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan
1535 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1535/) - Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
1540 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1540/) - Venice/Turkey signs peace
1552 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1552/) - Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
1572 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1572/) - Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen
1586 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1586/) - Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
1608 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1608/) - Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
1614 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1614/) - French king Louis XIII (13) declared an adult
1656 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1656/) - US colony Connecticut passes law against Quakers
1700 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1700/) - Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
1760 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1760/) - Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
http://i.historyorb.com/george-washington.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-washington)First US President George Washington (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-washington) 1792 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/) - Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
1795 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/) - Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
1799 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/) - Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
1804 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1804/) - England mobilizes to protect against French invasion
1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina
1833 - NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
1836 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/) - Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
1851 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/) - The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.
1853 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/) - Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Former VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Battle of Saltville, VA
1866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/) - J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
1870 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/) - Italy annexes Rome & Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrest for bigamy
1872 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/) - Morgan State University founded
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual" (BG)
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - 1st Pan American conference (Washington DC)
1889 - In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Orange Free state mobilizes
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - 1st Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
1910 - Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
1916 - San Diego Zoo founded
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth
http://i.historyorb.com/woodrow-wilson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/woodrow-wilson)US President Woodrow Wilson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/woodrow-wilson) 1919 - Pres Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - British occuping army leaves Constantinople
1923 - Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
1932 - Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness," premieres in NYC
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Mussolini's Italian armys attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1935 - NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
http://i.historyorb.com/benito-mussolini.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini)Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini) 1936 - Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
1936 - French franc devalued
1936 - NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
1936 - Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 - British Council receives British Charter
1940 - British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
1941 - Germans launch attack on Moscow
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338
1942 - 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
http://i.historyorb.com/franklin-delano-roosevelt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt)32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt) 1943 - Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 & 7-6
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
1944 - US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
1947 - Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
1947 - Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 perfs
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
1949 - USSR recognizes People's Republic of China
1949 - Yanks & Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 & clinch pennant #16
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks," later "Peanuts" in 9 papers
1950 - Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
1950 - Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
1950 - Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
http://i.historyorb.com/joseph-stalin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/joseph-stalin)Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/joseph-stalin) 1950 - Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13)
1950 - Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz first published
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
1951 - Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 perf
1953 - Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
1954 - Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
1954 - NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres
1955 - 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
1955 - Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
1955 - WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-m-schulz.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-m-schulz)Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-m-schulz) 1957 - New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
1958 - Musical show "Valmouth," 1st produced in London
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "Ben Casey" premieres on NBC-TV
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1961 - WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, DC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
1963 - W German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to USSR
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
1965 - Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
1965 - Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 NY Mets
1965 - Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 - LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
1967 - Groundbreaking begins on Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia
1967 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
http://i.historyorb.com/thurgood-marshall.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thurgood-marshall)First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thurgood-marshall) 1967 - Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - 1st London performance of "Promises Promises" presented
1968 - Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
1968 - Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
1968 - Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
1968 - 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473
1969 - US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers
1970 - Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
1972 - Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105
1972 - Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0
1972 - Danish population votes for European Common Market membership
1972 - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0
1972 - Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Phila)
http://i.historyorb.com/hank-aaron.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-aaron)Baseball Player Hank Aaron (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-aaron) 1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 perfs
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
1977 - Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1977 - Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
1978 - Yanks win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer & Pinella's fielding
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 - Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
1983 - Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
1983 - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
http://i.historyorb.com/muhammad-ali.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/muhammad-ali)Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali (http://www.historyorb.com/people/muhammad-ali) 1984 - In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
1984 - Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
1985 - Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 HR seasons in both leagues
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi
1986 - Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
1986 - NY Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
1986 - Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
1988 - Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
1988 - Minnesota Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
1988 - Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
1988 - Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson & Robin Givens
1988 - Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville NJ Mansion
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Michael Feinstein in Concert -" opens at Golden NYC for 30 perfs
1990 - Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
1990 - Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
1990 - US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court
1990 - Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Eric Lindros, refused to sign with Quebec Nordiques
http://i.historyorb.com/steffi-graf.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/steffi-graf)Tennis Player Steffi Graf (http://www.historyorb.com/people/steffi-graf) 1991 - Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches
1991 - Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - VP Itamar Franco becomes pres of Brazil
1992 - The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - "Show Boat," opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
1994 - Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 perfs
1995 - Seattle Mariners beat Cal Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - The NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
2005 - NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/) - Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 20 students are gunned down in Mubi, Nigeria
2012 - 10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines
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1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
1967 - King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
1967 - William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope," premieres in NYC
1968 - Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
1970 - Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1970 - WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
1972 - Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
1972 - Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test
1972 - Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
http://i.historyorb.com/pele.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/pele)Brazilian Football Legend Pele (http://www.historyorb.com/people/pele) 1974 - Pele retires as soccer player
1974 - Watergate trial begins
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK
1975 - Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run
1976 - Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs
1977 - Indira Gandhi arrested
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
1981 - Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike
1981 - Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1982 - Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
http://i.historyorb.com/hank-aaron.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-aaron)Baseball Player Hank Aaron (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-aaron) 1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1982 - Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
1982 - Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
1985 - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
1985 - Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine
1985 - South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
1986 - Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
1986 - TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
1987 - Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
1987 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
http://i.historyorb.com/john-paul-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii)264th Pope John Paul II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii) 1988 - Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
1988 - Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1988 - WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - East Germany & West Germany merge to become Germany
1990 - George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
1990 - Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
1990 - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - 25th Country Music Association Award:
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
1992 - Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
1992 - Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live
1992 - Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs
1993 - Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
http://i.historyorb.com/boris-yeltsin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/boris-yeltsin)Russian President Boris Yeltsin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/boris-yeltsin) 1993 - Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
1993 - Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
1993 - Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
1993 - Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
1993 - Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
1993 - Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
1994 - Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov)
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
1997 - Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
1997 - Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
1997 - Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
http://i.historyorb.com/oj-simpson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/oj-simpson)NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/oj-simpson) 2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good.
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/) - The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria
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2333 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2333bc/) - The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.
52 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/52bc/) - Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.
42 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/42bc/) - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.
1143 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1143/) - Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II
1247 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1247/) - Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
1264 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1264/) - Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
1283 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1283/) - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
1430 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1430/) - Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
1569 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1569/) - Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
1574 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1574/) - The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
1605 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1605/) - Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
1657 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1657/) - French troops occupy Mardyke
1683 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1683/) - The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
1691 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1691/) - English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
1712 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1712/) - The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
1735 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1735/) - France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
1739 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1739/) - The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.
1778 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1778/) - Capt Cook anchors at Alaska
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
http://i.historyorb.com/augustus-caesar.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/augustus-caesar)Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar (http://www.historyorb.com/people/augustus-caesar) 1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.
1849 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/) - American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - -10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
1862 - Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1872 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/) - Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
1904 - Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
1904 - Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1906 - US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
http://i.historyorb.com/edgar-allan-poe.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/edgar-allan-poe)Author Edgar Allan Poe (http://www.historyorb.com/people/edgar-allan-poe) 1906 - William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide," premieres in NYC
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
1918 - Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria does distance of throne
1918 - Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
1919 - Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
1920 - NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC
1922 - Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Germany's Stresemann resigns
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
http://i.historyorb.com/leon-davidovitsj-trotsky.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/leon-trotsky)Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky (http://www.historyorb.com/people/leon-trotsky) 1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - 1st congress of Paneuropabeweging opens in Vienna
1926 - Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - French sun "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
1929 - Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
1929 - Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Italy invades Ethiopia
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Lemmer-Urk Dike closes
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status
1940 - Reds beat Tigers ending NL's 10-game World Series losing streak
1940 - US forms parachute troops
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1941 - All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
1941 - Nazi's blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
1942 - Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
1942 - NY Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 & suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
1943 - Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
1944 - RAF bombs West Kapelse
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance, he is 10
1945 - Tigers & Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
1945 - World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
1947 - 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
http://i.historyorb.com/elvis-presley.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elvis-presley)Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elvis-presley) 1947 - WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, DC (ABC) begins
1947 - With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Columbia U reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
1948 - NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
1950 - Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
1950 - Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1952 - 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
1952 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
1953 - 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
1953 - KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - "Father Knows Best" premieres
1954 - KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 - "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1955 - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes pres of Brazil
1955 - Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
1955 - WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
http://i.historyorb.com/allen-ginsberg.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/allen-ginsberg)Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/allen-ginsberg) 1957 - Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
1960 - Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
1960 - SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
1960 - Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1961 - "Mr Ed" premieres
1961 - "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
1961 - KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs
1962 - Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
1962 - Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
1963 - Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1965 - Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president

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1209 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1209/) - Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach
1227 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1227/) - Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
1363 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1363/) - End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
1537 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1537/) - The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
1571 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1571/) - -13] Synod of Emden
1582 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1582/) - Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states
1636 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1636/) - Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1636 - In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
1648 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1648/) - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
1675 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1675/) - Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
1693 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1693/) - Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
1712 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1712/) - Utrecht banishes poor Jews
1725 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1725/) - Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania
1779 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1779/) - The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
1824 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/) - Mexico becomes a republic
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/) - Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
1834 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/) - Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben," premieres in Vienna
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
http://i.historyorb.com/abraham-lincoln.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/abraham-lincoln)US President Abraham Lincoln (http://www.historyorb.com/people/abraham-lincoln) 1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Battle of Corinth ends
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - National black convention meets (Syracuse NY)
1864 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - University of California founded in Los Angeles
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
1883 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/) - Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
1883 - First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
1897 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/) - George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in NYC
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge" (BG)
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
http://i.historyorb.com/george-bernard-shaw.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-bernard-shaw)Playwright George Bernard Shaw (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-bernard-shaw) 1910 - Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Bkln Dodger Jake Daubert earns a new Chalmers auto as NL MVP
1913 - Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Dardanellen (French & English) fleet bombs Turkish forts
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - British assault on Broodseinde, France
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
1921 - Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume.
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
1922 - Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
http://i.historyorb.com/mae-west4.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mae-west)Actress Mae West (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mae-west) 1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore.
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals
1928 - KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts
1931 - Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
1932 - Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Esquire magazine is 1st published
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Italian lire devalued
1936 - Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Last Polish troops surrender
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1940 - Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps
1940 - French Vichy-regime proclaims end of "Statut of the Juifs"
1940 - Wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Corsica freed by Free French
1943 - German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - British troops land on Greek continent
1944 - 1st All St Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
1944 - St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
1948 - World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft)
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out
1949 - United Nations' permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
1953 - Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
1955 - Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
1957 - USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
1957 - Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
1958 - 5th French republic forms
1958 - Transatlantic coml jet passenger service began (BOAC)
1958 - Fifth Republic of France is established.
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - 1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA)
1959 - Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts
1959 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
1959 - LA Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
1959 - Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
1959 - USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit

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1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 - Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
1962 - Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
1963 - Gambia achieves full internal self-government
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga
1964 - 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1964 - 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
1964 - Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
1964 - Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
1964 - Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances
1965 - Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 - USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
1966 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1966 - Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers
1967 - Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Bkln Myrtle Beach el
1969 - UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
1969 - Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
1970 - Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
1970 - WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
1971 - KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
http://i.historyorb.com/ted-williams.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ted-williams)Baseball Player Ted Williams (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ted-williams) 1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
1976 - Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
1976 - Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Pier 39 opens in SF
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1981 - Meadowlands Arena opens in NJ
1981 - Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest intl gymnastics participant
http://i.historyorb.com/john-lennon.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-lennon)Musician and Beatle John Lennon (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-lennon) 1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - US government closes down due to budget problems
1984 - Detroit Tigers clinch AL East
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
1985 - Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
1985 - Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
1986 - Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
1986 - Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
1987 - Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
1987 - James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
1990 - Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
1991 - NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier
1991 - San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
1991 - Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
1991 - The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs
1992 - "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 perfs
1992 - 1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak
1992 - 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
1992 - El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
1992 - Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
1992 - The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
1994 - Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting
1994 - Soyuz TM-20 launches
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
1995 - Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
1996 - BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
1996 - Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales
1997 - The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/) - George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Turkey’s parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria
2012 - 19 people are killed after being buried by a landslide in Yunnan, China
2012 - Jordan’s King Abdullah dissolves parliament in preparation for new elections
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610 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/610/) - Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople
869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/869/) - 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens
1143 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1143/) - The king Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
1349 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1349/) - Paris' theologist Jean de Fayt warns against the Flagellants at Avignon
1430 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1430/) - Duke Philip the Good of Bourgondy visits Brussels
1450 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1450/) - Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
1465 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1465/) - French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout
1511 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1511/) - Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
1511 - Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss
1550 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1550/) - Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.
1568 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1568/) - Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
1568 - William of Oranges army occupies Brabant
1572 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1572/) - Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen
1582 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1582/) - Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
1632 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1632/) - Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
1665 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1665/) - The University of Kiel is founded.
1693 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1693/) - Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
1750 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1750/) - Carlo Goldoni's "Il teatro comica," premieres in Venice
1762 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1762/) - Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
http://i.historyorb.com/mary-stuart.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mary-stuart)Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mary-stuart) 1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
1796 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1796/) - Spain declares war on England
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
1823 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1823/) - Weber visits Beethoven
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/) - King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army
1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina
1857 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/) - The City of Anaheim was founded.
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Battle of Big Hatchie River, MS
1862 - Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
1864 - Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1875 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/) - Palace Hotel on Market Street, SF opens
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
1896 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/) - William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in NYC
1897 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/) - Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
1900 - Harry Vardon wins US Open golf tournament
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
1907 - Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
1908 - White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Italian troops occupy Tripoli
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1912 - Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
1912 - Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
1921 - Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)
1931 - Paul Green's "House of Connelly," premieres in NYC
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - The Jarrow March sets off for London.
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yanks score 4 & win 7-4
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - 5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred
http://i.historyorb.com/edwin-hubble.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/edwin-hubble)Astronomer Edwin Hubble (http://www.historyorb.com/people/edwin-hubble) 1942 - St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - US air raid on Wake
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
1944 - Kerkrade (Neth) liberated
1944 - Suffrage is extended to women in France.
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
1945 - Indonesian army forms
1945 - Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam
1945 - Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 perfs
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman
1947 - Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000.
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 - WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
http://i.historyorb.com/christopher-columbus.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus)Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus) 1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 perfs
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
1952 - 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

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1953 - 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consec WS
1953 - The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
1957 - 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
1957 - Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
1960 - Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)
1960 - KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - China & Nepal sign treaty
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
1963 - Hyde St Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
1963 - Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - SF Fire Department Museum is dedicated
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups
1965 - Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Battles between Catholic demonstrators & police in Londonderry
1968 - KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
1969 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
1970 - PBS becomes a network
1970 - Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
1970 - PBS became a television network.
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Herbert Mullin 1st kills, to prevent earthquakes
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Signature of the European Patent Convention.
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Seattle & Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) & Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature
1978 - Sweden's Fälldin government falls
1978 - Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Formal opening of meditation hall of Zenshin Temple in Riverdale Bronx
1980 - Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1980 - Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
1981 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
1982 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1982 - Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
1982 - Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Brazil adopts its Constitution
1988 - Chilean population agrees at referendum against Pinochet regime
1988 - Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies
1991 - NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
1991 - USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
1991 - Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
1991 - Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
1991 - The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
http://i.historyorb.com/george-h-w-bush.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush)US President George H. W. Bush (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush) 1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)
1992 - NY senator Alphonse D'Mato fillerbusters for 15 hours 20 mins
1992 - US Air goes on strike
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1993 - Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum
1993 - Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - 28th Country Music Association Award
1994 - 52 members of Zonnetempel, murdered
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1996 - Cleve Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
1996 - NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
1997 - Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
http://i.historyorb.com/john-paul-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii)264th Pope John Paul II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii) 1997 - STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands
1997 - Vantage Senior Golf Championship
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
2001 - Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush's Homeland Security Advisor.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa
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105 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/105bc/) - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
68 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/68bc/) - Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/891/) - Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1111 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1111/) - Boudouin VII becomes earl of Flanders
1499 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1499/) - French king Louis XII occupies Milan
1567 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1567/) - Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
1683 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1683/) - 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)
1689 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1689/) - Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
1762 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1762/) - British troops occupy Manila Philippines
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War
1783 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/) - Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
1799 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/) - Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army
1811 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1811/) - French emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
1849 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/) - The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
1857 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/) - American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert
1861 - Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas
1863 - Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
1866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/) - 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)

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1683 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1683/) - 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)
1689 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1689/) - Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
1762 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1762/) - British troops occupy Manila Philippines
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War
1783 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/) - Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
1799 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/) - Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army
1811 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1811/) - French emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
1849 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/) - The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
1857 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/) - American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert
1861 - Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas
1863 - Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
1866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/) - 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - John Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer," premieres
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
1882 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/) - 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - Naval War College forms in Newport RI
1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Moulin Rogue opens in Paris
http://i.historyorb.com/thomas-edison.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thomas-edison)Inventor Thomas Edison (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thomas-edison) 1889 - Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
1893 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/) - Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
1898 - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina
1908 - Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
1908 - Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - Braves beat Phillies 20-7
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
1911 - Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
1919 - White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
1921 - Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
1921 - International PEN is founded in London.
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia
1922 - The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
1923 - 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
1923 - US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
1923 - USSR adopts experimental calendar
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - "Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC)
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore
1928 - Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China
1928 - Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Js Van Severen forms Verdinaso (Union of Flemish Natl Solidarists)
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
1935 - Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain
1939 - Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
1939 - Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - German army occupies Briansk, USSR
1941 - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island
1943 - Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Allied aircrafts bombard per accident Fishing, Overijssel
1944 - Canadians free Austria
1944 - HM Zwaardvis sinks U168 at Java
1944 - Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)
1945 - Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
1945 - Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series & is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1946 - Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
1948 - KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine
http://i.historyorb.com/harry-s-truman.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman)33rd US President Harry Truman (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman) 1949 - Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - LSD made illegal in US
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
1956 - Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1957 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
1959 - Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961 - USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
http://i.historyorb.com/john-f-kennedy.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy)US President John F. Kennedy (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy) 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"
1963 - LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
1965 - William Goodhart's "Generation," premieres in NYC
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
1966 - Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
1966 - LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is declared illegal in the United States.
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - "Mack & Mabel," opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
http://i.historyorb.com/barbra-streisand.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barbra-streisand)Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barbra-streisand) 1974 - Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
1976 - Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack
1976 - John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
1976 - Pres Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
1976 - Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - DL Coburns "Gin Game," premieres in NYC
1977 - Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
1977 - In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of US university (Chic)
1978 - Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1978 - Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"
1978 - Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"
1979 - Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House
http://i.historyorb.com/john-paul-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii)264th Pope John Paul II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii) 1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Guyana adopts constitution
1980 - John Lydon (Johnny Rotten, Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months on assault charges
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
1982 - Fokker's Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
1983 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1983 - Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
1983 - NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Marita Koch of Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
1985 - Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
1985 - PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Milt coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun
1990 - US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
1990 - Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship
1991 - NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
1991 - Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
1994 - Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg South Africa
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
1995 - Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
1995 - 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
http://i.historyorb.com/bill-clinton.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bill-clinton)42nd US President Bill Clinton (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bill-clinton) 1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
1996 - Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1996 - Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed
1996 - NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
2002 - Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
2010 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2010/) - Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment
2012 - The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League

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314 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/314/) - Battle at Cibalae: emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius
451 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/451/) - Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens
876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/876/) - Battle at Andernach: Louis the Young beats Charles the Bare
1075 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1075/) - Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia.
1085 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1085/) - San Marcos minstery in Venice initiated
1480 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1480/) - Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico
1600 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1600/) - San Marino adopts constitution
1604 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1604/) - Supernova "Kepler's nova" 1st sighted
1625 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1625/) - Admiral George Villiers' fleet sails from Plymouth to Cadiz
1633 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1633/) - Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government
1690 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1690/) - Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
1712 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1712/) - French hijacker Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
1740 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1740/) - Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
1769 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1769/) - Captain James Cook is the first European to land in New Zealand (Poverty bay)
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - Officers decide to bar slaves & free blacks from Continental Army
1806 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1806/) - British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Treaty of Ried between Bayern & Austria
1815 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/) - Joachim Murats forces lands at Pizzo Italy
http://i.historyorb.com/james-cook.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-cook)Captain/Explorer James Cook (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-cook) 1818 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/) - 2 English boxers are 1st to use padded gloves
1821 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/) - The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
1822 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/) - 1st eruption of Galunggung (Java) sends boiling sludge into valley
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle
1840 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1840/) - 1st Hawaiian constitution proclaimed
1856 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1856/) - The Second Opium War or 2nd Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
1860 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/) - Telegraph line between LA & SF opens
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Battle of Perryville, KY-Confederate invasion halted
1862 - Otto von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire
1865 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/) - Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin
1871 - Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - 1st women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)
http://i.historyorb.com/otto-von-bismarck.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/otto-von-bismarck)Politician Otto Von Bismarck (http://www.historyorb.com/people/otto-von-bismarck) 1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - Sergei Rachmaninoff 1st performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms
1896 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/) - Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
1897 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/) - Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - 1st Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - J M Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen," premieres in Dublin
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st 'permanent wave' for hair, in London
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Battle of Loos, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
1915 - Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating
1915 - Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - Trotski named chairman of Petrograd Soviet
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
1927 - Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Cole Porter & E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris," premieres in NYC
1928 - Eastern Soccer League forms in US
1928 - Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
1929 - Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Phila A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - The Indian Air Force is established.
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Coit Tower dedicated in SF, a monument to firefighters
1933 - Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Lindbergh's son
http://i.historyorb.com/moss-hart.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/moss-hart)Playwright Moss Hart (http://www.historyorb.com/people/moss-hart) 1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid," premieres in NYC
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Germany annexes Western Poland
1939 - NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
1940 - German troops occupies Romania
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Concentration camp Birkenau begins being built
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Great Britain establishes bases on Azores
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - "Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" debut on CBS radio
1944 - Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto," premieres
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as president of China
1946 - Milt plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
1950 - Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17
http://i.historyorb.com/harry-s-truman.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman)33rd US President Harry Truman (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman) 1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances
1951 - Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Chinese offensive in Korea
1952 - Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group
1953 - WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - World's most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, launched
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Don Larsen, NY, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
1957 - Procter & Gamble-director N McElroy becomes US Min of Defense
1957 - Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
1957 - Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
1958 - Dr Ake Senning installs 1st pacemaker (Stockholm)
1958 - KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
http://i.historyorb.com/jackie-robinson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jackie-robinson)Baseball Player Jackie Robinson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jackie-robinson) 1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 perfs
1959 - Conservatives win British general election
1959 - LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1961 - US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 - Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
1962 - N Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers' Party
1962 - Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.

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1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Gilroy Roberts becomes 1st US chief engraver to retire (than die)
1964 - Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test
http://i.historyorb.com/ringo-starr.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ringo-starr)Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ringo-starr) 1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Djakarta Moslems set fire to PKI-headquarter
1965 - Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England
1965 - Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52)
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Dutch aircraft carrier Karel Doorman (formerly Britsh HMS Venerable) sold to Argentina
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"
1971 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1972 - Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
1972 - In Game 2 of ALCS, A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
1972 - Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined & suspended
http://i.historyorb.com/john-lennon.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-lennon)Musician and Beatle John Lennon (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-lennon) 1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson
1973 - Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Sex Pistols sign with EMI
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Ken Warby set world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph)
1978 - Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 perfs
1979 - 13th Country Music Association Award:[Approx]
1979 - J McHugh & A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies," premieres in NYC
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital
1980 - British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro
1980 - USSR & Syria sign peace treaty
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" on ABC-TV
http://i.historyorb.com/bob-marley.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bob-marley)Reggae Musician Bob Marley (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bob-marley) 1981 - USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Bobby Unser
1981 - President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
1982 - Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
1983 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - "Rembrandt & Hitler or Me" premieres in Amsterdam
1985 - Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables," premieres in London
1985 - Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Mike Scott ties playoff record of 14 strikeouts, beats Mets 1-0
1986 - RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage
1988 - Jay Howell ejected in NLCS game 3 for having pine tar on his glove
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
http://i.historyorb.com/gerald-r-ford.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/gerald-r-ford)38th US President Gerald Ford (http://www.historyorb.com/people/gerald-r-ford) 1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
1990 - Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
1990 - US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott
1992 - Ottawa Sentors 1st NHL game
1992 - Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"
1993 - UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Aleta Sill
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record
1995 - Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Oslo Gardermoen airport opening after the close down of Fornebu.
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
http://i.historyorb.com/george-walker-bush-jr.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-w-bush)43rd US President George W. Bush (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-w-bush) 2001 - A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri
2012 - Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term
2012 - Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament
2012 - John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent
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680 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/680/) - Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'i religious leader, enters martyrdom
768 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/768/) - Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks.
869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/869/) - Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen
1000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1000/) - Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
1003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1003/) - Leif Erikson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, becoming the first European to reach America.
1192 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1192/) - Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise
1238 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1238/) - James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
1290 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1290/) - Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves
1446 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1446/) - The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
1558 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1558/) - Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
1573 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1573/) - Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
1595 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1595/) - The Spanish army captures Cambrai.
1597 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1597/) - Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
1617 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1617/) - Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)
1621 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1621/) - Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin
1635 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1635/) - Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1651 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1651/) - English parliament proclaims Navigation Act off
1655 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1655/) - Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
1668 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1668/) - Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish gov Jose de Paternina
http://i.historyorb.com/charlemagne.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charlemagne)Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charlemagne) 1701 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1701/) - Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
1708 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1708/) - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1716 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1716/) - England & France sign treaty
1740 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1740/) - Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
1760 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1760/) - 7 Year's War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28].
1771 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1771/) - The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
1776 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/) - Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
1794 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/) - French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
1799 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/) - Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.
1804 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1804/) - Hobart Tasmania founded
1806 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1806/) - Prussia declares war on France.
1817 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1817/) - University of Gent officially opens
1818 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/) - Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
1820 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1820/) - Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
1824 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/) - Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
1831 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1831/) - Ioannis Kapodistrias, Ist Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion.
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - The Royal College, Colombo established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka.
1837 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1837/) - Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100
1837 - Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
1845 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/) - The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - The siege of Sebastopol begins (Crime war)
1855 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/) - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
1855 - Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle of Brady Station, VA (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)
http://i.historyorb.com/george-armstrong-custer.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-armstrong-custer)US Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-armstrong-custer) 1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions
1865 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/) - 1st US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1870 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/) - Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
1872 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/) - Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
1874 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/) - World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)
1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - Washington Monument opens for public admittance
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
1899 - South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Phila A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - German troops take Antwerp in World War I
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
1915 - Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY
1915 - Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman," premieres in NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/woodrow-wilson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/woodrow-wilson)US President Woodrow Wilson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/woodrow-wilson) 1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes 1st pres to attend a World Series game
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
1916 - Babe Ruth pitches & wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
1926 - NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz," premieres in Paris
1928 - NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 HR in game
1928 - NY Yankees become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon," premieres in NYC
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
1934 - Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - A Copland & E Lorings ballet "Billy the Kid," premieres in Chicago
1938 - Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
1938 - NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
1944 - Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
1944 - German occupier turn off electricity in Amsterdam
1944 - St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1946 - Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh," premieres in NYC
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - 1st telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
1947 - Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes," premieres in NYC for 727 performances
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
http://i.historyorb.com/winston-churchill.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill)Soldier, author, journalist, politician Winston Churchill (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill) 1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 - Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 - Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Israeli navy inaugrates its 1st submarine
1958 - NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 - NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
http://i.historyorb.com/lee-harvey-oswald.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lee-harvey-oswald)Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lee-harvey-oswald) 1961 - Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 - US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to Police
1961 - Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 - Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 - World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1962 - Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
1963 - British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
1963 - Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
1963 - French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
1963 - Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 - Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 - Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 - WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 - Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1973 - Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 - Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
1974 - Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF
1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
1976 - Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut NZ v Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 - Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
1976 - Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 - Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 - Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - 12th Country Music Association Award
1978 - John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom," premieres in NYC
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - 1st consumer use of home banking by computer (Knoxville Tn)
1980 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1980 - Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Abolition of capital punishment in France.
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 perfs
1985 - Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
1986 - Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 - Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 - Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 - 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 - Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newstands
1989 - 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1990 - Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
1990 - Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 perfs
1991 - Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
1991 - San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1991 - Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
1992 - A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
1994 - Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
1997 - Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
1997 - NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
1997 - NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - The last flight of the SR-71.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/) - First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel
2012 - Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics
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732 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/732/) - Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors
1138 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1138/) - A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria.
1521 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1521/) - Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
1531 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1531/) - Battle at Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic kantons beat protestant forces of Zurich
1531 - Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed at the Battle at Kappel
1540 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1540/) - Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan
1573 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1573/) - Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
1614 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1614/) - Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
1634 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1634/) - the Burchardi flood — "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
1643 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1643/) - Battle at Wincebt: English New Model-army beats royalists
1674 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1674/) - Pierre Corneille's "Surena," premieres in Paris
1687 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1687/) - Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty
1689 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1689/) - Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia
1698 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1698/) - France, England & Netherlands signs 1st Extermination treaty
1726 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1726/) - Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England
1737 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1737/) - Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
1746 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1746/) - Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
1776 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/) - Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British
1797 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1797/) - Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet
http://i.historyorb.com/meriwether-lewis.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/meriwether-lewis)Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis (http://www.historyorb.com/people/meriwether-lewis) 1809 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1809/) - Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
1811 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1811/) - The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
1852 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1852/) - The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Battle of Dumfries, VA (Quantico Creek)
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson's Mill, Tennessee
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Slavery abolished in Maryland
1864 - Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city.
1865 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/) - Pres Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
1865 - Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to U of Toronto
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - David Houston patents roll film for cameras
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - A Miles patents elevator
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - 1st 100 yard dash under 10 seconds (John Owens 9-4/5 secs, Wash DC)
http://i.historyorb.com/thomas-edison.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thomas-edison)Inventor Thomas Edison (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thomas-edison) 1890 - Daughters of American Revolution founded
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - Emperor Menelik II of Addis Ababa draws against Italians
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
1902 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/) - 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City NY
1902 - Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
1902 - Lawrence Auchterlonie wins US Open golf tournament
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - SF begins school for "Asians"
1906 - White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
1906 - San Francisco public school board sparks United States diplomatic crisis with Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - German troops occupy Gent
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Major Tsumani shakes Caribbean
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - 1st transcontinental air race ends
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - 1st woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
1922 - Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game
1923 - German mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism
1925 - NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle," premieres in London
1929 - JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - 100,000 extreme-right Germans form "Harzburger Front"
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC
1932 - Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - "Professor Quiz," 1st radio quiz show premieres
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb
1939 - Bucky Harris signs to manage Washington again
1939 - Gertrude Lawrence's "Skylark," premieres in NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/albert-einstein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein)Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein) 1939 - NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Allies bomb sea wall at Veere
1944 - Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Tse-Tung
1945 - JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere)
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 252 performances
1948 - "Where's Chartev?" opens at St James Theater NYC for 792 performances
1948 - Cleve Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
1954 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam
http://i.historyorb.com/mao-tse-tung.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mao-tse-tung)Chinese Communist Revolutionary and Politician Mao Tse-Tung (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mao-tse-tung) 1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
1955 - Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - 1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 - AL Pres Will Harridge bars Wash Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
1958 - 2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
1960 - Radio-TV exec John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Det Tigers
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
1962 - 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
http://i.historyorb.com/john-xxiii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-xxiii)262nd Pope John XXIII (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-xxiii) 1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
1967 - Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
1968 - Billy Martin named manager of Twins
1968 - Panama revolts
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - -28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod
1969 - Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
1969 - Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
1971 - Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
1971 - Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
1971 - Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Panama adopts constitution
1972 - Prison uprising at Washington DC jail
1972 - Reads beat Pirates in NLCS
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - "Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin
1975 - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick
1975 - Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
1976 - Mao Tse-Tung's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four," arrested & charged with plotting a coup
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Aristides Royo elected president of Panama
1978 - Belgium government of Tindemans resigns
1978 - Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
1979 - German DR frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro & Nico Hubner
1979 - Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
1980 - Dallas Mavericks 1st game at Reunion Arena beat San Antonio 103-92
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Expos beat Phillies, 3 games to 2, in NLCS
1981 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1981 - LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yds)
1981 - Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
1981 - Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
http://i.historyorb.com/willie-nelson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/willie-nelson)Country Singer Willie Nelson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/willie-nelson) 1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg
1982 - English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
1982 - Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)
1984 - August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," premieres in NYC
1984 - NASA launches space vehicle S-208
1984 - VP candidate debate-Graldine Ferraro (D) & George H W Bush (R)
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1985 - President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands
1985 - US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
1990 - Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
http://i.historyorb.com/ronald-reagan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan)US President & Actor Ronald Reagan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan) 1990 - Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
1990 - Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harrased her
1991 - Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59
1991 - Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 1st 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)
1992 - Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)
1992 - Toronto down 6-1 in 7th beats A's 7-6 in 11th in AL playoff
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
1993 - US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
1994 - Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
1995 - O J Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
http://i.historyorb.com/dennis-rodman.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/dennis-rodman)Basketball Player Dennis Rodman (http://www.historyorb.com/people/dennis-rodman) 1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - A further 83 people are killed throughout Syria by the Syrian army
2012 - A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung
2012 - Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature
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539 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/539bc/) - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.
638 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/638/) - Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected
642 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/642/) - John IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1165 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1165/) - Rambam reaches Jerusalem
1216 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1216/) - King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
1279 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1279/) - Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon
1285 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1285/) - 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany, they are set on fire
1366 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1366/) - King Frederick III of Siciliy forbids decorations on synagogues
1398 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1398/) - the Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.
1459 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1459/) - Battle at Ludford Bridge: Richard of York defeated
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders
1492 - Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall on Caribbean island he names San Salvador (likely Watling Island, Bahamas). The explorer believes he has reached East Asia (OS 21 Oct)
1504 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1504/) - Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament
1509 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1509/) - Emperor Maximilian leaves Italy
1518 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1518/) - Pontifical ambassador interrogates Martin Luther
1549 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1549/) - John Dudley earl of Warwick becomes English premier
1576 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1576/) - Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as Holy Roman Emperor
1609 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1609/) - Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice," published in London
1654 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1654/) - The Delft Explosion (gunpowder) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100.
http://i.historyorb.com/martin-luther.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martin-luther)Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martin-luther) 1659 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1659/) - English Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals
1692 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1692/) - Massachusetts Bay discontinues witch trials
1702 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1702/) - Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
1711 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1711/) - Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor
1729 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1729/) - Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland
1730 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1730/) - Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark
1773 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1773/) - America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - US Navy forms
1776 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/) - British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx
1792 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/) - First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
1798 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1798/) - Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
1798 - Friedrich von Schillers "Wallensteins Lager," premieres in Weimar
1815 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/) - Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death
1822 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/) - 2nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain
1823 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1823/) - Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
1836 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/) - 18" of snow falls in Bridgewater NY
1850 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/) - 1st women's medical school (Women's Medical College of Penns), opens
1853 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/) - John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - Lincoln University founded as Ashmun Institute
1860 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/) - British & French troops capture Beijing
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - JEB Stuart completes his "2nd ride around McClellan"
1862 - Maj Gen Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Conf troops in Missisippi
1862 - Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Pres Grant condemns Ku Klux Klan
1872 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/) - Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie
1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - British troops occupy Kabul Afghanistan
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - Henry M Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch
1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
1886 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain" (BG)
1891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/) - Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - US Pledge of Allegiance 1st recited in public schools during Columbus Day
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - Establishment of the first town council in Mateur.
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - South Africa Boer Republic declares war on England
http://i.historyorb.com/theodore-roosevelt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/theodore-roosevelt)26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/theodore-roosevelt) 1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Theodore Roosevelt renames "Executive Mansion," "The White House"
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Lyric Theater opens at 213 W 42nd St NYC
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robertson blames McGraw & is fired
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - 1st battle at Ypres, begins
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Ford Motor Company manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile
1915 - Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves, with dual nationalities
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - The First Battle of Passchendaele, now Passendale
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Cloquet fire kills 453 and injures or displaces 52,000 people
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Cleve Indians beat Bkln Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series
1920 - Construction begins on Holland Tunnel connecting NJ & NYC
1920 - Man O'War's last race & win
1920 - Soccer team Quick '20 forms
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
1925 - German-Russian trade agreement signed
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Hermann Goerner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - 1st International Conference on Calendar Reform
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)
1933 - John Dillinger escapes from Allen County, OH, jail
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Cole Porters musical "Jubilee," premieres in NYC
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division
1942 - US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - US bombs Rabaul, New Britain
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - German army retreats from Athens
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
1952 - KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - US & Greece signs peace treaty (US bases)
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - -13] Hurricane Hazel, kills 68 in Haiti
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Marga Klompe becomes 1st Dutch women elected minister
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
1957 - "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 perfs
1957 - 1st coml flight between California & Antartica
1957 - Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1958 - WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
http://i.historyorb.com/richard-nixon.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/richard-nixon)37th US President Richard Nixon (http://www.historyorb.com/people/richard-nixon) 1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - JFK & Richard Nixon's 3rd presidential debate
1960 - Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session
1960 - Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The camera was rolling at that time.
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 - US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology
1962 - Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
1963 - Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
1963 - At 4 AM, traffic on Bay Bridge is 1-way on each deck
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - 1st time 3 people in space
1964 - KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins
1964 - Launch of Voskhod 1, 1st 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
1964 - Voskhod 1 launched: 1st flight with 3 cosmonauts
http://i.historyorb.com/nikita-khrushchev.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev)First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev) 1964 - WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
1964 - WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Jimi Henrix Experience fors with Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 perfs
1968 - 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
1968 - Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
1968 - Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - 1st time 5 people in space
1969 - KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN
1969 - KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
1969 - Soyuz 7 is launched
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 perfs
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
1972 - 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk
1972 - Billy Harris failed in 1st Islander penalty shot
1972 - Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
1973 - Juan Peron elected president of Argentina
http://i.historyorb.com/gerald-r-ford.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/gerald-r-ford)38th US President Gerald Ford (http://www.historyorb.com/people/gerald-r-ford) 1973 - Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - 1st time Wash Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
1975 - Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
1975 - NASA launches space vehicle S-195
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach & land test (ALT) flight
1976 - Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
1977 - 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 - Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van
1977 - US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of
1977 - Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Representatives of Israel & Egypt open talks in Washington
1978 - Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa
http://i.historyorb.com/sid-vicious.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/sid-vicious)Musician Sid Vicious (http://www.historyorb.com/people/sid-vicious) 1979 - The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - "Your Arm's Too Short to Box" closes at Ambassador NYC after 149 perfs
1980 - 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in LA
1980 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances
1981 - 15th Country Music Association Award:
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)
1982 - Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor getrs world sereis record 5 hits
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 5225 Loral & 5424 Covington
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - IRA bombs hotel where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission
1985 - Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
1986 - Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China
http://i.historyorb.com/elizabeth-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elizabeth-ii)Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elizabeth-ii) 1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins
1987 - George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"
1987 - Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant
1987 - Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - George W H Bush & Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate
1988 - Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
1989 - Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
1991 - Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
1991 - Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN
1991 - Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
1991 - Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
1992 - Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets
1992 - Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title
1992 - Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
1992 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)
1992 - Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)
1992 - Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken
1994 - Iranian Fokker's F28 explode between Isfahan & Teheran: 66 killed
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 perfs
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
1997 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
1997 - Transamerica Senior Golf
1997 - Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
1999 - The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - Terrorists explode two bombs in Bali's nightclub district killing 202 and injuring 209 mostly foreign tourists
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali
2012 - The European Union wins the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, sparking a series of critical commentary
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54 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/54/) - Nero ascends to the Roman throne
409 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/409/) - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appeared in Hispania.
1213 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1213/) - Battle at Steppes-Bishop Pierrepont & Louis II beat Henry I of Brabant
1282 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1282/) - Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.
1307 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1307/) - French king Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy
1483 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1483/) - Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - English admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock
1501 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1501/) - Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente
1534 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1534/) - Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III
1629 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1629/) - Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies
1652 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1652/) - Prince of Condé flees Paris
1659 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1659/) - Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-government
1660 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1660/) - Denmark king Frederik III makes coup
1702 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1702/) - Dutch/English troops occupy Luik
1710 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1710/) - English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
1716 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1716/) - Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar
1724 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1724/) - Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters
1760 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1760/) - Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
1773 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1773/) - The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier
http://i.historyorb.com/jonathan-swift.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jonathan-swift)Satirist Jonathan Swift (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jonathan-swift) 1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet
1792 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1792/) - "Old Farmer's Almanac" is 1st published
1792 - Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)
1812 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1812/) - Battle of Queenstown Heights, Brit beats US attempt to invade Canada
1843 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/) - B'nai B'rith founded (NY)
1845 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/) - Texas ratifies a state constitution
1860 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/) - 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Bismarck's "Blood & Iron" speech
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties)
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)
1864 - Battle of Dalton, GA - surrendered
1864 - Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (Mosby's Raid)
1864 - Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery
1870 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/) - Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
http://i.historyorb.com/john-singleton-mosby.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-singleton-mosby)The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-singleton-mosby) 1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - Revival of Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
1893 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/) - Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (England) in 9th America's Cup
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - 7000 lay-offs black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Pilgrims beat Pirates 5 games to 3 in 1st World Series
1903 - Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland," premieres in NYC
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Explosion & fire in Universal Coal Mine, South Wales
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Belgian regime forms at St Adresse at Le Havre
1914 - Boston Braves sweep Phila A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
1914 - Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask
1914 - Pro-German Boers begin opposition of British authority in South Africa
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - Soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - New German Reichstag opens with 107 NSDAP'ers in uniform
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC
1931 - Noel Cowards "Cavalcade," premieres in London
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich," premieres in Paris
1933 - Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - A recorded trace of snow in Central Park NYC
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Nazi's kill 11,000 Jewish children/old people
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Riga Latvia freed
1944 - US 1st army begins battle of Aachen
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres
1947 - 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - RP Smith/M Shulman's "Tender Trap," premieres in NYC
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - 1st edition of L'express publishes in Paris
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - German Dem Rep recalls East Mark & issues new currency
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Burial of Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun".
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY
http://i.historyorb.com/nikita-khrushchev.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev)First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev) 1960 - Nikita Khrushchev (PM USSR) bangs his shoe on table at UN
1960 - Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
1960 - Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
1963 - 15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)
1963 - 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
1964 - Voskhod 1 crew returns
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - 173 US airplanes bomb North-Vietnam
1966 - Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - CBS radio cancels "House Party"
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - 1st time 7 people in space
1969 - Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
http://i.historyorb.com/fidel-castro.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/fidel-castro)Cuban President Fidel Castro (http://www.historyorb.com/people/fidel-castro) 1969 - Soyuz 8 is launched
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Angela Davis arrested in NYC
1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
1971 - WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
1972 - Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
1972 - Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
1972 - Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12 of 23 rescue)
1972 - Argentine Fairchild crashes in Andesgebergte (rugby team eats crash victims to survive)
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
1973 - Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Emily in for Carol"
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
1975 - Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
1976 - The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C..
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Pres Carter answers caller questions on National Public Radio
1978 - Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
1978 - Tiros N, US's 1st 3rd generation weather satellite, is launched
1978 - Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - 14th Country Music Association Award:[approx]
1980 - Unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks in Buffalo, NY
http://i.historyorb.com/hosni-mubarak.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hosni-mubarak)Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hosni-mubarak) 1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's s gold medals from the 1912 Olympics
1982 - NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 - John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
1984 - STS 41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 perfs
1985 - Belgium premier Martens CVP wins parliamentary election
1985 - During NLCS, Cards rookie Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium's automated tarpaulin
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - 20th Country Music Association Award:
1986 - 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
1986 - IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)
1987 - Costa Rican Pres Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
http://i.historyorb.com/jim-thorpe.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jim-thorpe)Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jim-thorpe) 1987 - West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary fest
1988 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
1988 - Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
1989 - Dow Jones down 190.58 points
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - 1st Russian Orthodox service in 70 yrs held in St Basil's Cathedral
1990 - Target Center in Minneapolis opens
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
1991 - Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Greek government of Papandreou forms
1993 - Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
1993 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith
1993 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor
1993 - Phillies beat Atlanta in NLCS
1993 - Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
1994 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo Oe
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1995 - Pamela Anderson Lee, rush to hospital with flu like symptoms
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - "Big," closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances
1996 - Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic
1996 - NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
1996 - Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Andy Green's Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/) - HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.
2010 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2010/) - The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan
2012 - Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild sells for $34 million, the highest sold artwork by a living artist
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530 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/530/) - Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
1066 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1066/) - Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror and Nornan-French army defeat English forces of Harold II
1322 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1322/) - Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
1468 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1468/) - Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French king Louis XI
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)
1529 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1529/) - Sultan Suleiman II ceases Vienna
1586 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1586/) - Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
1700 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1700/) - Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem
1745 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1745/) - French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
1758 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1758/) - Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
1773 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1773/) - The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
1773 - American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
1774 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1774/) - 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
1805 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1805/) - Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria
1806 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1806/) - Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
1812 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1812/) - Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.
1834 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/) - 1st black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
1834 - In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
1840 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1840/) - Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.
http://i.historyorb.com/christopher-columbus.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus)Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus) 1843 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/) - British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
1862 - Excelsiors defeat Unions of Morrisania 13-9
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle at Bristoe Station Virginia (about 2000 casualties)
1863 - Skirmish at Catlett's Station, Virginia (Bristoe Campaign)
1865 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/) - Cheyennes & Arapaho's sign "peaces treaty" then chased out Colorado
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan
1882 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/) - University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
1893 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/) - George Edwardes "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
1893 - Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King," premieres in NYC
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - NY Giants beats Phila A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
1905 - Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
http://i.historyorb.com/winston-churchill.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill)Soldier, author, journalist, politician Winston Churchill (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill) 1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Baseball Writers Association of America, forms
1908 - Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
1908 - Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Explosion in coal mine at Cardiff kills 439
1913 - Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, which claimed 439 lives.
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - German troops occupy Brug
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
1916 - The Perm State University was founded in Russia.
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue NYC
1922 - 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Arnold Schoebergs opera "Die Gluckliche Hand," premieres in Vienna
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Alan Alexander Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" released
1926 - Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
1929 - Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"
1930 - George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - 1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University
1931 - Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
1939 - German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
1939 - Sugar rationed in Netherlands
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Balham tube disaster during the Blitz.
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
1942 - German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
1942 - Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland
1943 - Japan declares Philippine Independence (premier/pres Jose Laurel)
1943 - Outbreak attempt in Sobibor Concentration Camp
1943 - US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17 during assault on Schweinfurt
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Allied troops land in Corfu
1944 - British troops march into Athens
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Bears
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
1947 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Batavia lt-governor-general Of Mook dismissed
1948 - Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
1949 - Chinese Red army occupies Canton
1949 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
1951 - Organization of Central American States forms
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
1953 - Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
1953 - Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
1953 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1953 - Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
1953 - WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning," premieres in NYC
1956 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
http://i.historyorb.com/elizabeth-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elizabeth-ii)Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elizabeth-ii) 1957 - Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Brendan Behan's "Hostage," premieres in London
1958 - Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
1958 - Paul Osborn's "World of Suzie Wong," premieres in NYC
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Belgian sen Victor Leemans reveals huge gas field in Groningen
1960 - Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 perfs
1961 - 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17
1962 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
1962 - US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
http://i.historyorb.com/john-f-kennedy.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy)US President John F. Kennedy (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy) 1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Algeria & Morocco border conflict
1963 - WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Martin Luther King Jr wins Nobel Peace Prize
1964 - Martin Walser's "Der Schwarze Schwan," premieres in Stuttgart
1964 - Philips begins experimenting with color TV
1964 - Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
1964 - Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km
1965 - Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
1966 - Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
1968 - Beatles "White Album" completed
1968 - Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
1968 - In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
http://i.historyorb.com/nikita-khrushchev.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev)First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev) 1968 - J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
1968 - A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.
1968 - The rebuilt Euston railway station in London is opened.
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Palme government forms in Sweden
1969 - Race riots in Springfield Mass
1969 - T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0
1969 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1969 - The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalisation of the currency in 1971.
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
1970 - Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
1971 - John & Yoko appear on "Dick Cavett Show"
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
1973 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
1973 - Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30
http://i.historyorb.com/milton-friedman.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/milton-friedman)Economist Milton Friedman (http://www.historyorb.com/people/milton-friedman) 1976 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman
1976 - Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
1977 - Princess Beatrice opens Amsterdam metro
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
1978 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1978 - NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away
1978 - Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
1979 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1979 - Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3
1979 - NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Bob Marley's last concert
1980 - Phils rally from 4-0 deficit to beat the Royals, 7-6 to take WS opener
1980 - Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court
http://i.historyorb.com/ronald-reagan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan)US President & Actor Ronald Reagan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan) 1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
1981 - Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1982 - Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
1982 - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1982 - President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
1983 - US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
1984 - Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds
1984 - Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
1984 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins
1985 - On Mon Night football, Jets retire Joe Namath's #12, beat Miami 23-7
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
http://i.historyorb.com/elie-wiesel.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elie-wiesel)Author Elie Wiesel (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elie-wiesel) 1986 - IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
1986 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Elie Wiesel (against violence/racism)
1986 - Tim Kides of West NY, NJ performs 25,000 leg raises in 11:57:15
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22' (7m) down a well
1987 - St Louis Cards beat SF Giants, 4 games to 3 in NLCS
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce & annulment
1988 - NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant (Patrick Div Playoff Champs)
1988 - Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consec World Series openers
1989 - Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
1990 - Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce
1990 - SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 - NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal
http://i.historyorb.com/aung-san-suu-kyi.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/aung-san-suu-kyi)Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (http://www.historyorb.com/people/aung-san-suu-kyi) 1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games for NL pennant
1992 - Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres
1994 - Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
1996 - Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
1996 - Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds)
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1 in NLCS
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - NY Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
1998 - Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria
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533 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/533/) - Byzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.
1520 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1520/) - King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1522 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1522/) - Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico
1552 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1552/) - Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
1581 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1581/) - Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris
1582 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1582/) - Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
1598 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1598/) - Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
1641 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1641/) - Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
1654 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1654/) - Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1655 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1655/) - Jews of Lublin are massacred
1660 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1660/) - Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam
1705 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1705/) - English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
1724 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1724/) - Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church
1756 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1756/) - Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
1764 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1764/) - Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - Mjr James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers (Penn)
1783 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/) - Jean Pilstre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent
1786 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1786/) - Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temp in NYC
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - 1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England
http://i.historyorb.com/napoleon-bonaparte.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/napoleon-bonaparte)French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (http://www.historyorb.com/people/napoleon-bonaparte) 1815 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/) - Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St Helena at 51
1827 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1827/) - Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge
1842 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1842/) - Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung
1846 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/) - Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether
1860 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/) - 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Cliff House opens in SF (1st of many on site)
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Confederate troops occupy Glasgow, Missouri
1866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/) - Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses
1874 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/) - Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - 45th Congress (1877-79) convenes
1878 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1878/) - Edison Electric Light Company incorporated
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - Koln cathedral completed, 633 years after it begun
1880 - Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published
1883 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/) - Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
http://i.historyorb.com/karl-marx.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/karl-marx)Communist Philosopher Karl Marx (http://www.historyorb.com/people/karl-marx) 1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Hoss Radbourne pitches his 60th win of season
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - Capt Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage in France
1897 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1897/) - Aaron/Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch
1897 - King Leopold II takes Belgian crown
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 & 19-3 victories over Cleve Spiders
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Claude Debussy's "La Mer," premieres
1905 - Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded
1914 - Battle of Warsaw, begins (ends Oct 21)
1914 - Clayton Anti-trust Act passed (union & strike rights)
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
http://i.historyorb.com/mata-hari.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mata-hari)Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mata-hari) 1917 - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Pittsburgh Pirates beat Wash Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
1925 - Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premiers in The Hague
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Austria government of Seipel, forms
1926 - Philip Barry's "White Wings!," premieres in NYC
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin" lands in Lakehurst, NJ
1928 - Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published
http://i.historyorb.com/ernest-hemmingway.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernest-hemingway)Nobel Laureate Author Ernest Hemingway (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernest-hemingway) 1937 - Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," premieres in NYC
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC
1939 - Yeshiva of Mir closes after 124 years
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
1940 - London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans
1940 - "The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
1941 - Japan Tojo regime forms
1941 - Jews caught outside Polish Ghetto walls could be put to death
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 German's die
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
1946 - St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1946 - Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - China's Red army occupies Chinchov
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
1949 - Billy Graham begins his ministry
1949 - Tripura accedes to Indian union
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV
1951 - Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
1951 - Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in NYC
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - John Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in NYC
1953 - KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, PA (IND) begins
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die
1954 - KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 - William J Brennan Jr appointed to Supreme Court
1956 - Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - "Untouchables" premieres
1959 - KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - "Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
1962 - WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
http://i.historyorb.com/martin-luther-king-jr.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr)Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr) 1964 - Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1964 - St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
1964 - NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
1965 - WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself," as "terribly obscene"
1966 - LBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation (DOT)
1966 - Black Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - AL expansion draft, KC pick Roger Nelson & Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
1969 - Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
1969 - NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
1969 - Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
1969 - Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt
http://i.historyorb.com/lyndon-b-johnson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lyndon-b-johnson)36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lyndon-b-johnson) 1970 - Baltimore Orioles beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
1970 - Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
1970 - Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
1972 - Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
1973 - Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1974 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
1976 - Ringo Starr releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
http://i.historyorb.com/ringo-starr.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ringo-starr)Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ringo-starr) 1977 - Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
1977 - Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
1979 - Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
1979 - Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees
1979 - NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids
1980 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - NY Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's
1981 - Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
1983 - Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
1983 - US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut Intl Airport
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Central Intelligence Agency Information Act passes
1984 - Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
1985 - Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
1985 - Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
1987 - 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
1987 - Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
1987 - Lanford Wilson's "Burn This," premieres in NYC
1987 - NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
1987 - The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
1988 - NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
1988 - With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
1989 - South Africa president FW de Klerk frees Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
1989 - South african ANC-founder/leader Walter Sisulu freed
http://i.historyorb.com/wayne-gretzky.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/wayne-gretzky)NHL all-time top scorer Wayne Gretzky (http://www.historyorb.com/people/wayne-gretzky) 1989 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
1992 - Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
1992 - NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle
1993 - Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa
1993 - Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Botswana Pres Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
1994 - Pres Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1995 - Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
1997 - Cleve Indians beat Balt Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
http://i.historyorb.com/nelson-mandela.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nelson-mandela)Anti-apartheid activist/South African President Nelson Mandela (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nelson-mandela) 1997 - Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
1997 - NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988
1997 - US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
2003 - The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Iraqi constitution ratification vote
2005 - Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
2011 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/) - Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
2011 - Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies
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456 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/456/) - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.
1311 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1311/) - Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens
1384 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1384/) - Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although a woman.
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
1502 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1502/) - Storm ravages Friese coast
1551 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1551/) - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested
1600 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1600/) - Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
1674 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1674/) - Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz
1710 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1710/) - British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
1757 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1757/) - Austrian troops occupy Berlin
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - Portland, Maine burned by British
1780 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1780/) - Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - Washington takes Yorktown
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - Battle of Wattignies.
1795 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/) - M von Böhms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Battle at Leipzig (Napoleon vs Prussia, Austria & Russia)
1829 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1829/) - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
1834 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/) - Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down.
1841 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/) - Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered
http://i.historyorb.com/christopher-columbus.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus)Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus) 1843 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/) - Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
1846 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/) - Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether
1847 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/) - Charlotte Bronte's book "Jane Eyre" published
1848 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/) - 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
1849 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/) - Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
1849 - British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras
1852 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1852/) - Dutch government recognize Catholics right to organize
1859 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/) - John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Confederacy starts selling postage stamps
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Grant is given command of Union forces in West
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - Hotel in Boston becomes 1st to have indoor plumbing
1875 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/) - 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins
1875 - Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)
http://i.historyorb.com/john-brown.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-brown)Abolitionist John Brown (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-brown) 1882 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/) - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - Queen Wilhelmina leaves duke Heinrich "Henry" von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Belasco Theater opens at 111 W 44th St NYC
1907 - David Belasco's "Grand Army Man," premieres in NYC
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1909 - Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," premieres
1912 - Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Booth Theater opens at 222 W 44th St NYC
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
http://i.historyorb.com/margaret-sanger.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/margaret-sanger)Nurse Margaret Sanger (http://www.historyorb.com/people/margaret-sanger) 1916 - Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)
1916 - T E Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
1921 - Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
1923 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
1925 - Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed
1926 - Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd chops 1st
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Mao Tse-tung & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands
http://i.historyorb.com/mao-tse-tung.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mao-tse-tung)Chinese Communist Revolutionary and Politician Mao Tse-Tung (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mao-tse-tung) 1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army
1940 - Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st
1940 - Warsaw Ghetto forms
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - "Gordo" comic strip (by Gus Arriola) 1st appears in newspapers
1941 - Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
1941 - Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC
1942 - Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
1942 - Natl Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Anti Jewish riot in Rome
1943 - Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
1943 - Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz
1943 - US 1st Army establishes headquarter in Bristol
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - UN's Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 831 performances
1948 - Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi
1952 - Woolworth's at Powell & Market (SF) opens
http://i.historyorb.com/fidel-castro.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/fidel-castro)Cuban President Fidel Castro (http://www.historyorb.com/people/fidel-castro) 1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
1956 - William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia
1957 - USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Benjamin Britten's "Nocturne," premieres
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1962 - Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962 - KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
1962 - NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral
1963 - NY newspaper "Mirror" last edition
http://i.historyorb.com/john-f-kennedy.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy)US President John F. Kennedy (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-f-kennedy) 1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
1964 - Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
1964 - Indians' directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Joean Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
1968 - Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
1968 - During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
1968 - Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
1968 - Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
1969 - Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
1969 - Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
1973 - Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
1973 - Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta
1973 - Monks Heng Yo & Heng Ju, start 1000 mile SF to Seattle pilgrimage
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - As' Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Soyuz 23 returns to Earth
1976 - Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon
http://i.historyorb.com/john-paul-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii)264th Pope John Paul II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii) 1978 - Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II
1978 - Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
1980 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
1981 - Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in NYC
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
1982 - Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
1982 - Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
1983 - 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
1983 - Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl
1984 - Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission
1985 - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
1985 - KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
1985 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - "Raggedy Ann" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 5 performances
1986 - Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
1986 - US government closes down due to budget problems
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
1987 - 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
1987 - Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
1987 - Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft
http://i.historyorb.com/mike-tyson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mike-tyson)Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mike-tyson) 1987 - Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 - Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
1988 - Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
1989 - Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 perfs
1990 - Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
1990 - Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak
1990 - US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
1991 - US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
1991 - Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
1991 - Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
http://i.historyorb.com/david-letterman.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/david-letterman)Comedian David Letterman (http://www.historyorb.com/people/david-letterman) 1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 1,700th David Letterman Show
1992 - 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
1993 - IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
1993 - Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
1995 - Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
1995 - Million Man March held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)
1995 - ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze
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539 BC (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/539bc/) - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration.
532 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/532/) - Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
733 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/733/) - Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1346 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1346/) - Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.
1387 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1387/) - Swells convent Windesheim initiated
1404 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1404/) - Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1415 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1415/) - Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
1448 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1448/) - Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
1456 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1456/) - The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
1483 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1483/) - Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1556 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1556/) - Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
1651 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1651/) - Future King Charles II flees from England
1660 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1660/) - Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.
1691 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1691/) - New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1720 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1720/) - Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris
1740 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1740/) - Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities
http://i.historyorb.com/edward-iii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/edward-iii)King of England Edward III (http://www.historyorb.com/people/edward-iii) 1797 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1797/) - Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions & France
1800 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1800/) - Dutch colony Curacao transfered to England
1806 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1806/) - Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.
1808 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/) - Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
1814 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1814/) - London Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine.
1815 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1815/) - Napoleon arrives in St Helena
1825 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1825/) - 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
1829 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1829/) - Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
1829 - 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser
1831 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1831/) - Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres
1850 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850/) - Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
1855 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/) - Bessemer steelmaking process patented
1860 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/) - 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Battle of Leetown & Thoroughfare Gap, VA
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - Constitution of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg comes into effect
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Great Britain annexes Griqualand South Africa
1871 - President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season
http://i.historyorb.com/thomas-edison.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thomas-edison)Inventor Thomas Edison (http://www.historyorb.com/people/thomas-edison) 1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man
1896 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/) - Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka," premieres in St Petersburg
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - 1st British bombing of Germany
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens
1918 - Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Belgium's public library law goes into force
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
http://i.historyorb.com/guglielmo-marconi.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/guglielmo-marconi)Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi (http://www.historyorb.com/people/guglielmo-marconi) 1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL president
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from Nazi Germany
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - German occupiers issue identity cards
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WW II, off Iceland
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Liberators sink U-540 & U-631
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Egyptian army fires on British troops
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Phila Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
1956 - Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt
http://i.historyorb.com/albert-einstein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein)Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein) 1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
1957 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House
1957 - Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed
1957 - French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
1957 - II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 perfs
1959 - Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
1959 - Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances
1960 - US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
1961 - Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians
1961 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m
1961 - NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
http://i.historyorb.com/henri-matisse.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henri-matisse)Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henri-matisse) 1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 perfs
1965 - WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - "Hair" premieres on Broadway
1967 - Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
1967 - Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue
1967 - Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
1969 - Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
1969 - Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Nature Center opens
1971 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
http://i.historyorb.com/barbra-streisand.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barbra-streisand)Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barbra-streisand) 1971 - Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
1972 - Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in NYC
1972 - Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against US & Netherlands begins
1973 - Arabs decrease oil production
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
1974 - NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
1974 - Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss
1975 - UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 - Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament
1977 - West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
1978 - NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
1978 - Pres Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship
1978 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1978 - Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 perfs
1979 - D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8
http://i.historyorb.com/mother-teresa.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mother-teresa)Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mother-teresa) 1979 - Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1979 - Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
1979 - Pres Carter signs legislation creating Dept of Education
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW v Qld (2-52 & 1-39)
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - 1st live orch on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
1982 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1982 - Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
1982 - Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in NYC
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
1983 - STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature
1985 - Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982
1986 - Yitzak Rabin forms Israeli government
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
1987 - 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
1987 - 1st Lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
1988 - Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
1988 - Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment
1988 - Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
1988 - Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
1988 - Traveling Wilbury's 1st release "Handle With Care"
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 perfs
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
1991 - Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates for NL pennant in 7 games
1991 - News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
1991 - Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf
http://i.historyorb.com/billy-joel.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/billy-joel)The Pianoman Billy Joel (http://www.historyorb.com/people/billy-joel) 1994 - Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena
1994 - Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - "Taking Sides," opens at Atkinson Theater NYC
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - The pinnacle was fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 50 meters (165 feet) and become the World's tallest highrise.
2003 - Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - The Colbert Report first airs.
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - The United States population reaches 300 million.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - The exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri
2012 - Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal
2012 - Tens of thousands protest austerity measures in Greece
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707 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/707/) - John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1009/) - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock.
1016 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1016/) - Danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)
1081 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1081/) - Battle at Durazzo/Durres: Normans under Robert Guiscard beat Byzantine
1267 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1267/) - Battle at Marienholz: Henry III, Otto II van Gelre beat Keuls archbishop Engelbert III
1356 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1356/) - Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.
1386 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1386/) - Opening of the University of Heidelberg
1534 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1534/) - New pursuit of French protestants
1561 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1561/) - Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
1564 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1564/) - John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America
1572 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1572/) - Spanish troops attack Maastricht
1622 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1622/) - French King Louis XIII & Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier
1648 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1648/) - 1st labor organization forms in North American colonies (Boston Shoemakers)
1667 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1667/) - English fleet plunders Suriname plantations
1672 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1672/) - Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz
1685 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1685/) - French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
1685 - Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes, outlaws Protestantism
1748 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1748/) - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession
1752 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1752/) - Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"
http://i.historyorb.com/louis-xiv.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/louis-xiv)The Sun King Louis XIV (http://www.historyorb.com/people/louis-xiv) 1767 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1767/) - Boundary between MD & PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
1776 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/) - In a NY bar decorated with bird tail, customer orders "cock tail"
1776 - Battle of Pelham: Col John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx
1855 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1855/) - Franz Liszt's "Prometheus," premieres
1860 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1860/) - The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle of Charlestown, WV
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - Henrik Ibsen's "De Unges Forbund," premieres in Christiania (Oslo)
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - 1st football game between Toronto Argonauts & Hamilton Tigers
1873 - Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football
1878 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1878/) - Edison makes electricity available for household use
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "A Case of Identity" (BG)
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
http://i.historyorb.com/franz-liszt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franz-liszt)Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franz-liszt) 1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds
1891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/) - 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - American flag raised in Puerto Rico
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Belgium's Louise of den Plas begins activities towards women rights
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - Belgium annexes Congo Free State
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - Edward Forster publishes "Howards End"
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Beginning of 1st Balkan War - Balkan League vs. Ottoman Empire
1912 - Italo-Turkish war ends
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Austrian-Hungary demands that Serbia & Albania leave
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - 3rd Italians offensive at Isonzo
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Czechoslovakia declares Independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire
1918 - NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P J Quinn
1918 - Russian 10th Army drives out White armies of Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad)
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation - 'Auntie' BBC) incorporated
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)
1924 - Notre Dame beats Army 13-7, NY Hearld Tribune dubs them (4 Horsemen)
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
1925 - Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
http://i.historyorb.com/vladimir-lenin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/vladimir-lenin)Marxist Revolutionary Vladimir Lenin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/vladimir-lenin) 1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law.
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Belgium government of Renkin falls
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Chinese Red leader under Mao Tse Tung begins Long March
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - R Rodgers & Lorenz Harts "Too Many Girls," premieres in NYC
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here," premieres in NYC
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - US bombing of Bougainville, Solomon Island
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussels
1944 - Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Nazi war crime trial opens in Nuremberg
1945 - Paul Robeson wins Spingarn Medal for singing & acting achievements
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Connie Mack retires as manager of A's after 50 years
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - USSR performs nuclear test
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 perfs
1952 - Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - WLJT TV channel 11 in Lexington, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Hurricane Hazel (3rd of 1954) becomes most severe to hit US
1954 - WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)
1954 - Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete
1955 - University of California discovers anti-proton
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
http://i.historyorb.com/connie-mack.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/connie-mack)Baseball Legend Connie Mack (http://www.historyorb.com/people/connie-mack) 1960 - In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge, & London Evening Star merges with Evening News
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to communist attack
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko
1962 - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"
1962 - US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 - Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe
1967 - Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus
1967 - Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released
1967 - AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
http://i.historyorb.com/tony-sheridan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/tony-sheridan)Singer-songwriter Tony Sheridan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/tony-sheridan) 1968 - Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
1968 - John Lennon & Yoko One fined £150 for marijuana possession
1968 - Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 meter dash
1968 - Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John & Yoko's apt
1968 - US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
1969 - Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter arrested for marijuana possession
1969 - Rod Stewart joins Small Faces
1969 - Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1970 - Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - "Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances
1973 - Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin
1973 - Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC
1973 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief
http://i.historyorb.com/rod-stewart.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/rod-stewart)Singer Rod Stewart (http://www.historyorb.com/people/rod-stewart) 1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
1974 - Andre van de Louw appointed mayor of Rotterdam
1974 - Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise"
1974 - Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Simon & Garfunkel reunite on Saturday Night Live, sing "My Little Town"
1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th
1977 - NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
1977 - W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu
1977 - Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record
1977 - Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - 1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance
1978 - NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - "Beatlemania" opens in London
1979 - Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
1980 - Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Andreas Papandreous' PASOK wins Greek elections
1981 - NY Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
1981 - Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51A mission
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Israel's supreme court uphold's ban on Kahane`s Kach Party as racist
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
1989 - Hungary revises constitution
1989 - US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC
1991 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
1992 - 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
1992 - 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
1992 - Phila Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683
1992 - Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
http://i.historyorb.com/benazir-bhutto.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benazir-bhutto)Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benazir-bhutto) 2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured.
2011 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/) - Gilad Shalit is released.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan
2012 - Google stock trading is suspended after a premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price
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1097 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1097/) - 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch
1528 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1528/) - Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor & church)
1536 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1536/) - Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions
1576 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1576/) - Spanish troops occupies & plunder Maastricht
1587 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1587/) - Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
1600 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1600/) - Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
1603 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1603/) - Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
1634 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1634/) - English King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax
1714 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1714/) - Georg Ludwig von Hannover crowned as English King George I
1740 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1740/) - Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
1751 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1751/) - Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort
1774 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1774/) - Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
1786 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1786/) - Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US
1803 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1803/) - US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished
1817 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1817/) - 1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
1818 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1818/) - 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
1818 - US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country
http://i.historyorb.com/george-i.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-i)King George I (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-i) 1820 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1820/) - Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million
1822 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/) - 1st edition of London Sunday Times
1827 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1827/) - Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti
1843 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/) - 1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname
1847 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/) - Little William Nelman poisons his grandpa
1856 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1856/) - Arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - Amsterdam Free University opens
1883 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/) - Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1883 - Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
http://i.historyorb.com/franz-schubert.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franz-schubert)Composer Franz Schubert (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franz-schubert) 1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/) - 1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) begins
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 - Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days
1905 - Russian Tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
1910 - Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
1910 - The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/gerhart-hauptmann.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/gerhart-hauptmann)Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann (http://www.historyorb.com/people/gerhart-hauptmann) 1911 - Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St NYC
1912 - Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Germans, aimed at an armistice, Germans agree to further concessions
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - "1st Year" with Frank Craven premieres in NYC
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Bayshore Highway opens (SF)
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premiers on NBC radio
1930 - British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Frankie Frisch of the Cards named MVP
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Journalist, Robert Trout, joins CBS
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
1934 - Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - 400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
1935 - Anti-fascist People front forms in Brussels
1935 - Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up
1935 - Mao Tse Tung & his Communist forces ended their "Long March" at Yan'an, in Shaanxi China
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in NL
1936 - Spanish government moves to Barcelona
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - "All the Things You Are" recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orch
1939 - Pope Pius XII publishes his 1st encyclical Summi pontificatus
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Cheese rationed in Netherlands
1940 - Greenhouse rationing begins in Netherlands
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
1944 - Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
1944 - Russian/Yugoslavian troops free Belgrade
http://i.historyorb.com/hank-greenberg.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-greenberg)Baseball Player Hank Greenberg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-greenberg) 1944 - US 1st army wins battle of Aachen
1944 - US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines
1944 - US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens trial of Neurenberg
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
1947 - Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
1947 - Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in NYC
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - The "Johnny Bright Incident" occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
1955 - Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)
http://i.historyorb.com/douglas-macarthur.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/douglas-macarthur)WW2 General Douglas MacArthur (http://www.historyorb.com/people/douglas-macarthur) 1955 - Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
1955 - Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings.
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - 58°F (15°C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)
1956 - Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt
1957 - Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Clark Griffith of Senators says team will not move the franchise
1959 - WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - 1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI
1960 - Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances
1962 - Chinese army lands in India
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
1963 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
http://i.historyorb.com/walter-cronkite.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walter-cronkite)Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walter-cronkite) 1963 - Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds
1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open
1963 - South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy
1963 - WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
1964 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1964 - Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
1965 - Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
1965 - Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi
1967 - Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
1967 - KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - "Her 1st Roman" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 perfs
http://i.historyorb.com/nelson-mandela.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nelson-mandela)Anti-apartheid activist/South African President Nelson Mandela (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nelson-mandela) 1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1968 - Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1970 - Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per
1971 - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1971 - The Nepal stock exchange collapses.
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"
1973 - OPEC oil embargo begins
1973 - President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century
1973 - Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
1973 - US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox
1973 - Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned
http://i.historyorb.com/elizabeth-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elizabeth-ii)Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elizabeth-ii) 1973 - The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - 1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF
1974 - Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
1976 - NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Phila 76ers
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - David Mamet's "Life in the Theater," premieres in NYC
1977 - Hamilton Deane & John Balderstons "Dracula," premieres in NYC
1977 - Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Vanzant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines and Dean kilpatrick
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government
1978 - Police's 1st US concert (NY's CBGBs)
1978 - US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Bob Dylan appears on Saturday Night Live
1979 - John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
1979 - John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
http://i.historyorb.com/bob-dylan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bob-dylan)Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bob-dylan) 1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
1981 - 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
1981 - Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
1982 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
1982 - Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
1982 - St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
1982 - During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed
1984 - Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals
1984 - The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 10 die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
1987 - Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
1987 - Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
1988 - Britain ends suspects' right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
1988 - Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
1988 - LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
1988 - Man armed with explosives blows himself up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
1988 - Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
1989 - US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
1990 - Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
1990 - Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 perfs
1991 - 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
1991 - Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
1992 - David Houghton scores Zimbabwe's 1st Test hundred (121 v India, debut)
1992 - Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - STS 73 (Columbia 18), launches into orbit
1995 - Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1996 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
1996 - Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
1996 - Wasim Akram & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt
1996 - Wasim Akram scores cricket 257 v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, 12 sixes
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
1997 - US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball's American League
2011 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/) - The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
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740 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/740/) - An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.
1366 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1366/) - Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
1387 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1387/) - Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1407 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1407/) - Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 - Lead pencils 1st used
1524 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1524/) - Spanish troops give Milan to France
1529 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1529/) - Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1534 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1534/) - Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1662 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1662/) - Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1667 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1667/) - Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1674 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1674/) - Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1682 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1682/) - William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
1749 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1749/) - Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
1774 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1774/) - 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 - Minute Men organized in colonies
1776 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/) - Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
1787 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1787/) - "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
1795 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1795/) - Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
http://i.historyorb.com/benjamin-franklin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benjamin-franklin)United States founding father Benjamin Franklin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benjamin-franklin) 1795 - The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
1810 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1810/) - US annexes western Florida
1822 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1822/) - King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
1825 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1825/) - Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1830 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1830/) - Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1858 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/) - Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1859 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/) - The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Pony Express ends
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
1876 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1876/) - President sends federal troops to SC
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az
http://i.historyorb.com/wyatt-earp.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/wyatt-earp)OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp (http://www.historyorb.com/people/wyatt-earp) 1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - German emperor Wilhelm II fires Chancellor Leo von Caprivi & premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1896 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/) - Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross SF Bay
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
1905 - Union of Sweden & Norway ends
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912 - Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Huerta elected president of Mexico
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
http://i.historyorb.com/margaret-sanger.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/margaret-sanger)Nurse Margaret Sanger (http://www.historyorb.com/people/margaret-sanger) 1917 - World War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - B C Hilliams musical "Buddies," premieres in NYC
1919 - Elgars "Cello concerto on 85" premieres in Queen's Hall London
1919 - President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 - Government-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi," premieres in NYC
1926 - Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek," premieres in Leningrad
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra," premieres in NYC
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - French government of Serraut forms
http://i.historyorb.com/duke-ellington.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/duke-ellington)Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington (http://www.historyorb.com/people/duke-ellington) 1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - 2nd meeting partisans Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 - US savings bonds go on sale
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1942 - 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942 - Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
1947 - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 - Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 - Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
http://i.historyorb.com/mother-teresa.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mother-teresa)Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa (http://www.historyorb.com/people/mother-teresa) 1950 - South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles
1951 - Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 - Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 - Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
1954 - Trieste return to Italy.
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - 1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published
1955 - British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 - Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 - Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
http://i.historyorb.com/winston-churchill.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill)Soldier, author, journalist, politician Winston Churchill (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill) 1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
1962 - JFK warns Russia US will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962 - Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1964 - Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 - Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 - US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
http://i.historyorb.com/nikita-khrushchev.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev)First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev) 1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
1968 - KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 - Soyuz 3 launched
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 - WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 - Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 - Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
1973 - President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - Wings release "Helen Wheels"
http://i.historyorb.com/henry-kissinger.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henry-kissinger)Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger (http://www.historyorb.com/people/henry-kissinger) 1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
1975 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1975 - Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 - Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 - Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 - Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 - Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
http://i.historyorb.com/menachem-begin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/menachem-begin)Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/menachem-begin) 1980 - 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 - St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 - US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - -Nov 6] Hurricane Juan, kills 97 in US
1985 - On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 - Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 - US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
http://i.historyorb.com/donald-trump.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/donald-trump)Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump (http://www.historyorb.com/people/donald-trump) 1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - The command and control system of the London Ambulance Service fails catastrophically.
1992 - The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
1992 - The London Ambulance Service was thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new CAD, or Computer Aided Despatch, system which failed.
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1993 - NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1997 - Nichirei LPGA International
1997 - Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
1997 - World Series: Fla Marlins beat Cleve Indians, 4 games to 3
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees
2000 - Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
http://i.historyorb.com/derek-jeter.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/derek-jeter)Baseball Player Derek Jeter (http://www.historyorb.com/people/derek-jeter) 2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - 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 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 64 people are killed in West Burma after continued sectarian clashes
2012 - 41 people are killed and 50 injured by a suicide bombing of a mosque in Maymana, Afghanistan
2012 - China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao
2012 - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in the Bahamas killing 2 people and causing over $300 million in damage
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306 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/306/) - Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome
312 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/312/) - Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius
969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/969/) - Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria
1061 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1061/) - Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II
1422 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1422/) - Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
1467 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1467/) - Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
1516 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1516/) - Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
1531 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1531/) - Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.
1538 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1538/) - The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
1574 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1574/) - Prince Willem van Orange installs university
1595 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1595/) - Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks
1612 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1612/) - Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1628 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1628/) - Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
1636 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1636/) - Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) founded
1646 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1646/) - 1st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)
1664 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1664/) - The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
1740 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1740/) - Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
1746 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1746/) - Peruvian cities of Lima & Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
http://i.historyorb.com/christopher-columbus.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus)Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus (http://www.historyorb.com/people/christopher-columbus) 1776 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1776/) - Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
1790 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1790/) - NY gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
1834 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/) - The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
1846 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1846/) - Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
1848 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/) - The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and Mataró - is opened.
1858 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/) - Macy's Dept store opens in NYC
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia: 865 killed or injured
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
1864 - 2nd Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties
1864 - Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
1882 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/) - Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
http://i.historyorb.com/grover-cleveland.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/grover-cleveland)US President Grover Cleveland (http://www.historyorb.com/people/grover-cleveland) 1891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/) - Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300
1893 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/) - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted 1st performance of "Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - German emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - St Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
1914 - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson's veto
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - 1st US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
1922 - Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
http://i.historyorb.com/benito-mussolini.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini)Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini) 1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - French-Russian trade agreement signed
1924 - White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
1927 - KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Neth-Indies after 1st regular flight
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours
1928 - Indonesian child laws enfoced in Bahasa Indonesia
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End," premieres in NYC
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
1939 - Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Greece successfully resists Italy's attack
1940 - Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Florence
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
1942 - Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - U-220 sinks
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Flag of Israel is adopted
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Georges Bidault elected president of France
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
1953 - Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Phila syndicate
1954 - N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker," premieres in NYC
1954 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Egypt & Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty
http://i.historyorb.com/ernest-hemmingway.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernest-hemingway)Nobel Laureate Author Ernest Hemingway (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ernest-hemingway) 1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
1958 - Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Buffalo Bills enter AFL
1959 - Jean Genet's "Les Negres," premieres in Paris
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances
1961 - Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Nikita Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
1962 - NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
1962 - Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 - Cuban missile crisis ends after JFK and Khrushchev make a public and secret agreement
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
1965 - Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
http://i.historyorb.com/nikita-khrushchev.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev)First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nikita-khrushchev) 1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
1970 - US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Great Britain becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
1971 - John & Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
1973 - Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
1974 - Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
1974 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1975 - Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)
1976 - Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
1981 - NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - NASA launches RCA-E
1982 - Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
1984 - 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
1984 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka v Pakistan
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM changes call letters to KKOB
1986 - KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
1986 - The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
1988 - Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Oakland A's sweep SF Giants in earthquake/BART series
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
1993 - Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians in 6 games in World Series
1995 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney's chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/) - The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
2009 - NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence
2012 - 15 people are killed and 33 injured by a series of Baghdad car bombings
2012 - Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix
2012 - San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers in game four to take the 2012 MLB World Series
2012 - Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
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676 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/676/) - Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
1327 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1327/) - King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned
1355 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1355/) - English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais
1418 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1418/) - Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein
1642 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1642/) - 2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1648 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1648/) - 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
1675 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1675/) - A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War.
1712 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1712/) - Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800
1722 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1722/) - Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
1749 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1749/) - English Ohio Trade Company forms 1st trade post
1772 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1772/) - Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
1783 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/) - General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Treaty of Fulda
1824 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/) - Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
1841 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/) - Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
1851 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/) - Louis Napoleon takes power in France
1852 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1852/) - Franklin Pierce elected as president of US
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - Cobblestone paving of Washington St between Dupont & Kearny starts
http://i.historyorb.com/andrew-jackson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/andrew-jackson)US President & General Andrew Jackson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/andrew-jackson) 1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
1875 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/) - Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast
1879 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1879/) - In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - James A Garfield (R) elected 20th American President
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - French government-Dupuy forms
1898 - Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem
1898 - Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
1903 - New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/james-garfield.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-garfield)US President James Garfield (http://www.historyorb.com/people/james-garfield) 1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - British newspaper, "Daily Mirror," begins publishing
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914 - Russia declares war on Turkey
1914 - V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl," premieres in NYC
1914 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - 1st US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - 1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I
1917 - Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
1917 - Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - KDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station
1920 - Warren G Harding elected 29th president
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie," premieres in NYC
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Allies deliberate over German mark
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Bloody street fights in Aken (pro-French separatists driven)
1923 - Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Phila
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Warren, Dixon & Young's musical "Laugh Parade," premieres in NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/babe-ruth.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth)Baseball Great Babe Ruth (http://www.historyorb.com/people/babe-ruth) 1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - 1st high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
1936 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager
1938 - Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - German troops occupy Rostov
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
1942 - Britian under Montgomery defeats German forces under Rommel in battle of Alamein Egypt (WW II)
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
1944 - Canadian troops occupy Knokke
1944 - US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)
1947 - Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
http://i.historyorb.com/harry-s-truman.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman)33rd US President Harry Truman (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman) 1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
1948 - WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
1949 - NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
1950 - Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Pakistan becomes islamic republic
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
1954 - JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
1954 - Taiwan & US sign military pact
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus
1955 - David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
1956 - Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio
http://i.historyorb.com/david-ben-gurion.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/david-ben-gurion)First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (http://www.historyorb.com/people/david-ben-gurion) 1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 perfs
1959 - Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21," was fixed
1959 - The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1960 - George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees
1960 - Penguin Books publishes "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
1961 - Max Frisch' "Andorra," premieres in Zurich
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
1963 - Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
1964 - Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
http://i.historyorb.com/roger-maris.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris)American Baseball Player Roger Maris (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris) 1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 perfs
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
1969 - NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kramer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Phila 141-87)
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
1971 - Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle
1972 - Phillies' Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV
1973 - OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Art Modell gets snowed in & misses his 1st Cleve Brown game in 33 yrs
1974 - Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May
1974 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
http://i.historyorb.com/hank-aaron.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-aaron)Baseball Player Hank Aaron (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hank-aaron) 1974 - 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4
1975 - Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for president
1976 - NJ voters approve gambling for Atlantic City
1976 - SD Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31
1978 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus," premieres in London
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
1982 - Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr holiday
1983 - Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
http://i.historyorb.com/martin-luther-king-jr.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr)Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr) 1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 - Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
1986 - 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
1986 - Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
1987 - George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
1988 - Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
1988 - Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
1988 - The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - "Meet Me in St Louis" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 253 perfs
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
1991 - Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
1991 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
1991 - Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - 1st test flight of Airbus A330
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - 1st commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
1993 - Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarge prostate removed
1993 - Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ
1993 - Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
1993 - Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem
1993 - Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of NYC
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "Busker Alley," premieres at St James Theatre, NY
1995 - "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
1995 - Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - "Hughie," closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - "Barrymore," closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
1997 - 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43
1997 - 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
1997 - Ralphs Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Toray Japan Queens LPGA Cup
1997 - Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
1997 - USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
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644 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/644/) - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina.
1394 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1394/) - Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
1468 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1468/) - Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.
1493 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1493/) - Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
1527 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1527/) - Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
1529 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1529/) - London - 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament
1534 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1534/) - English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII church leader
1620 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1620/) - Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
1629 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1629/) - Prince Frederik Hendrik festival in The Hague
1640 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1640/) - English Long Parliament forms
1655 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1655/) - England & France sign miltary & economic treaties
1656 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1656/) - Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]
1676 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1676/) - Kara Mustafa succeeds Ahmed Kiprulu as Turkish grand vizier
1679 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1679/) - Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet
1716 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1716/) - Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Czar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom
1752 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1752/) - Georg Friedrich Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation
1760 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1760/) - Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
1762 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1762/) - Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
1762 - Spain acquires Louisiana
http://i.historyorb.com/george-friedrich-handel.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-friedrich-handel)Composer George Friedrich Handel (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-friedrich-handel) 1783 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1783/) - Washington orders Continental Army disbanded
1783 - John Austin, a highwayman, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows.
1791 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1791/) - Battle at Wabash: indians assault general St Clair/killed 637 soldiers
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
1794 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/) - French troops conquer Maastricht
1796 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1796/) - John Adams elected president of the United States of America
1812 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1812/) - Napoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - US troops under General Coffee destroy Indian village at Talladega Ala
1820 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1820/) - Cuenca Ecuador declares independence
1838 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1838/) - The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1839 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1839/) - 1st opium war - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
1839 - Palace of Gulhane Turkey, freedom of religion proclaimed
1848 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/) - Johan Thorbeckes revises Great Force
1856 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1856/) - A British fleet bombards Canton.
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana
1863 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1863/) - Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War
1867 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1867/) - Battle at Mentana: French/pontifical troops beat Garibaldi
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - 1st black Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)
http://i.historyorb.com/ulysses-s-grant.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ulysses-s-grant)US President Ulysses S. Grant (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ulysses-s-grant) 1868 - Ulysses Grant (R) wins presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
1874 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1874/) - James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti
1883 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/) - Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
1883 - US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans
1883 - American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses
1886 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1886/) - Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Chaplain Ariëns founds 1st roman catholic workers group
1896 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/) - J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales
1896 - Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator
1896 - William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - James J Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - 1st US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
http://i.historyorb.com/william-mckinley.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/william-mckinley)25th US President William McKinley (http://www.historyorb.com/people/william-mckinley) 1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Colombia grants independence to Panama
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th pres over William Jennings Bryan
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - The USA introduces an income tax.
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - 1st class US mail now costs 3 cents per ounce
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves
1918 - Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Greek parliament bans prince Andreas for life
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - 15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins
1926 - Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
1927 - Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee," premieres in NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/nicolas-ii-aleksandrovitch.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nicholas-ii-aleksandrovitch)Absolute monarch Nicholas II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/nicholas-ii-aleksandrovitch) 1927 - Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - 1st vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens
1930 - Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America
1930 - Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - 1st commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP
1934 - Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - George II returns to Greece & regains monarchy
1935 - Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42)
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Maurice Archambaud bicycles world record for distance in one hour (45.796 km)
1937 - NHL Howie Morenz Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 6-5 in Mont
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Clare Booth's "Margin for Error," premieres in NYC
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails
http://i.historyorb.com/franklin-delano-roosevelt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt)32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt) 1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault
1942 - Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
1942 - Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
1942 - William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1943 - P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North-Holland
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Allied commandos lands at Westkapelle Walcheren
1944 - German troops in Vlissingen surrenders
1944 - Pro-German government of Hungary flees
1944 - US 28th Infantry division occupies Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
1952 - Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
http://i.historyorb.com/ted-williams.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ted-williams)Baseball Player Ted Williams (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ted-williams) 1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - 1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly
1953 - 1st live color coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - 1st virus crystallized (announced)
1955 - Alabama woman bruised by a meteor
1955 - Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua
1955 - Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
1955 - Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - "Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - USSR performs nuclear test
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election)
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 perfs
1960 - Ivory Coast adopts constitution
1960 - Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award
1960 - Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" premieres in NYC
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
http://i.historyorb.com/lyndon-b-johnson.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lyndon-b-johnson)36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson (http://www.historyorb.com/people/lyndon-b-johnson) 1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for pres
1964 - Phila voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young
1967 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
1968 - Ex-premier Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
1968 - NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 perfs
1970 - Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award
1970 - Pres Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam
1970 - Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - "Play Misty For Me" premieres
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
1974 - Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - 1st broadcast of "Diff'rent strokes" on NBC TV
1978 - Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution
1978 - Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
1978 - USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - 5 mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC
1979 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
1979 - Marocco offensive against Polisario
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Ianford Wilsons "5th of July," premieres in NYC
1980 - Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Detroit blocks 20 Cleve Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
1982 - Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)
1983 - Nashville Network begins on cable TV
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
1984 - Body of assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi cremated
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Argentine pres Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
1985 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
1986 - Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
1986 - John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously
1986 - Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
1986 - Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year
1987 - On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane
http://i.historyorb.com/ronald-reagan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan)US President & Actor Ronald Reagan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan) 1988 - President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill
1988 - Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
1988 - Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
1989 - Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose
1989 - Minn Timberwolves' 1st NBA game, loses to Seattle, 106-94
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as premier of Norway
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
1991 - 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
1991 - Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R)
1992 - Carol Moseley Brown elected 1st black female in US Senate
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Ken Daneyko sets NJ Devil 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd cons game
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1
1994 - Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
http://i.historyorb.com/bill-clinton.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bill-clinton)42nd US President Bill Clinton (http://www.historyorb.com/people/bill-clinton) 1994 - Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
1994 - Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - 1st NBA game at FleetCenter, Boston Celtics lose to Mil Bucks, 101-100
1995 - 1st NBA game at Rose Garden, Port Trailblazers lose to Grizzlies 92-80
1995 - 1st NBA game at Skydome, Toronto Raptors beat NJ Nets 94-79
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - "It's a Slippery Slope," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1996 - 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
1996 - 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
1996 - Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
1996 - Toray Japan Queens Cup
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
1997 - California law ends affirmative-action
1997 - David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club
1997 - Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
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Historical Events on this Day in History

Events in History for Friday 8th November 2013
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Events 1 - 150 of 150
392 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/392/) - Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion
911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/911/) - Duke Koenraad I chosen German king
1322 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1322/) - Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht
1494 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1494/) - Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy
1519 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1519/) - 1st meeting of Montezuma & Hernán Cortés in Mexico
1520 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1520/) - Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1575 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1575/) - French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
1576 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1576/) - Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant
1598 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1598/) - Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
1602 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1602/) - The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened
1620 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1620/) - Battle of White Mountain, Prague
1627 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1627/) - English fleet under George Villiers leaves Île de Ré
1638 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1638/) - Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts
1658 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1658/) - Battle of Sont: Swedish fleet beats Dutch
1701 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1701/) - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
1731 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1731/) - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
1734 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1734/) - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - Louvre in Paris opens
http://i.historyorb.com/benjamin-franklin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benjamin-franklin)United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benjamin-franklin) 1833 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1833/) - Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
1837 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1837/) - Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women
1838 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1838/) - Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris
1842 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1842/) - Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - Battle of Mount Ivy, KY
1861 - US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President
1870 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/) - Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
1883 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/) - English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - Grover Cleveland (D) elected president
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
http://i.historyorb.com/wilhelm-rontgen.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/wilhelm-rontgen)Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen (http://www.historyorb.com/people/wilhelm-rontgen) 1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin
1917 - Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn
1920 - Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
1924 - Fortune Theatre opens in London
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
1929 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1929/) - Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
1929 - NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - "Make Mine Music" debuts
1932 - Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - FDR creates Civil Works Administration
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
1938 - A pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris.
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich
1939 - H Lindsay & R Crouse' "Life with Father" premieres in NYC
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - RAF bombs Munich
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - The Albanian Communist Party is founded.
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
1942 - Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
1942 - Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
http://i.historyorb.com/franklin-delano-roosevelt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt)32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt) 1942 - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
1944 - Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
1945 - Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
1950 - Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
1950 - Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - UN demands USSR leave Hungary
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
http://i.historyorb.com/jean-paul-sartre.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jean-paul-sartre)Writer Jean-Paul Sartre (http://www.historyorb.com/people/jean-paul-sartre) 1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1959 - Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every seat
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
1964 - KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1964 - Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
1965 - British Indian Ocean Territory formed
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
1966 - Frank Robinson selected AL MVP
1966 - Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California
http://i.historyorb.com/ronald-reagan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan)US President & Actor Ronald Reagan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan) 1966 - Pres Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - 1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)
1967 - Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - British Lord ('Lucky') Lucan disappears
1974 - Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy" premieres in NYC
1979 - ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
http://i.historyorb.com/tom-stoppard.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/tom-stoppard)Playwright Tom Stoppard (http://www.historyorb.com/people/tom-stoppard) 1979 - The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
1981 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
1983 - STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
1983 - W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
1984 - Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
1984 - STS 51-A mission launches
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
1987 - IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed
1987 - Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - 900 die as earthquake hits China
1988 - Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
1988 - George W H Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency
1988 - Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
1989 - David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of NYC
1989 - Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)
1989 - Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 perfs
1990 - 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
http://i.historyorb.com/darryl-strawberry.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/darryl-strawberry)Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry (http://www.historyorb.com/people/darryl-strawberry) 1990 - Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers
1990 - Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
1990 - Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV
1991 - Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - "Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 perfs
1992 - 300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin
1992 - Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
1994 - Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
1997 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Japan Golf Classic
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
http://i.historyorb.com/saddam-hussein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein)Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein) 2011 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/) - The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
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694 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/694/) - Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery
1282 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1282/) - Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragonorth
1313 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1313/) - Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.
1330 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1330/) - Battle of Posada, Wallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Peace of Etaples (Henry VII of England & Charles VIII of France)
1494 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1494/) - Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
1520 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1520/) - Swedish King Christian II executes 600 nobles
1526 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1526/) - Jews are expelled from Pressburg (Bratislava), Hungary, by Maria of Hapsburg
1541 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1541/) - Queen Catharine Howard confined in Tower of London
1569 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1569/) - Catholic uprising under Northumberland & Westmoreland
1580 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1580/) - Spanish troops lands in Ireland
1673 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1673/) - British king Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury
1681 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1681/) - Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion
1697 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1697/) - Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
1720 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1720/) - Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire
1729 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1729/) - Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
1764 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1764/) - Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
1794 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1794/) - Russian troops occupy Warsaw
1799 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1799/) - Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
1821 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1821/) - 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia
1848 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1848/) - Post office at Clay & Pike opens
1848 - Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.
1851 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/) - Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
1853 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1853/) - Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of Sun
http://i.historyorb.com/franz-liszt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franz-liszt)Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franz-liszt) 1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - Franz Liszt's "Fest-Long," premieres
1857 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1857/) - Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published
1858 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1858/) - 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra
1861 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1861/) - 1st documented Canadian football game (at U of Toronto)
1861 - Battle of Piketon, Ky
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - US Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country
1864 - Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
1872 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1872/) - The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed
1877 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1877/) - American Chemical Society chartered in NY
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Opera "Ermine," premieres in London
1888 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1888/) - Jack Ripper's 5th and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit other countries (P Rico and Panama)
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
1907 - The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Ferenc Molnàrs "Farkas," premieres in Budapest
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Italian liner Ancona sinks by German torpedos, killing 272
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Bavaria proclaims itself a republic
1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I
1918 - Republic Germany proclaimed
http://i.historyorb.com/benito-mussolini.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini)Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini (http://www.historyorb.com/people/benito-mussolini) 1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Partito Nazionalista Fascista, forms in Italy by Mussolini
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die/Hitler flees
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - German NSDAP form Schutzstaffel (SS)
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - Giant Panda discovered, China
1927 - Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
1932 - Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
1935 - Japan invades Shanghai, China
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Albanian government of Frasheri falls
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Japanese army conquers Shanghai
1937 - St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day
http://i.historyorb.com/adolph-hitler.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler)Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler (http://www.historyorb.com/people/adolf-hitler) 1938 - Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany's first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins.
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - "Ninotchka," with Greta Garbo premieres
1939 - Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)
1939 - Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 English agents
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Hitler threatens Clemens August, Graf von Galen, Bishop of Münster
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - German occupiers put Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
1942 - Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize
1944 - Walcheren purged of nazi troops
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Pres Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - Costa Rica adopts Constitution
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
1950 - Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
1950 - White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from Fance, within the French Union
http://i.historyorb.com/harry-s-truman.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman)33rd US President Harry Truman (http://www.historyorb.com/people/harry-truman) 1953 - KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain," premieres in NYC
1955 - NZ all out for 70 v Pakistan at Dacca
1955 - UN disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA champ
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
1961 - Paddy Chayefsky's "Gideon," premieres in NYC
1961 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
1963 - 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 perfs
1964 - Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
1965 - Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
1965 - Willie Mays named NL MVP
1965 - Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
http://i.historyorb.com/yoko-ono.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/yoko-ono)Artist & Musician Yoko Ono (http://www.historyorb.com/people/yoko-ono) 1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London
1966 - "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 perfs
1966 - Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
1967 - Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - David Storey's "Changing Room," premieres in London
1971 - John List kills family & moves to Colorado
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
1973 - Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
1973 - Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
1976 - UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - NASL realligns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
http://i.historyorb.com/saddam-hussein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein)Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/saddam-hussein) 1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
1980 - Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP, unanimously
1982 - Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
1983 - Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B
1984 - Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 - Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43
1984 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
1985 - Gary Kasparov becomes world chess champion
1985 - Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba
1985 - Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1986 - Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 perfs
1988 - MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - East Berlin opens its borders
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Tanzania government of Malecela forms
1990 - New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)
1992 - Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for "Texaco"
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 14 performances
1993 - Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
1993 - Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
1994 - The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - "Cherry Orchard," closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1997 - "Scarlet Pimpernel," opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
1997 - Energizer Senior Golf Tour Championship
1997 - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
1997 - Toray Japan Queens Cup
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
1998 - Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - A suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - Video game Halo 2 a first person shooter first released on Xbox by Bungie Studios
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
2005 - The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
2009 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2009/) - Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker's main event.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
2012 - 25 people are killed and 62 injured after a train carrying liquid fuel bursts into flames in Burma
2012 - An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people
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911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/911/) - Conrad I elecect German King
1444 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1444/) - Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders
1526 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1526/) - John I Zapolyai of Transsylvania chosen as king of Hungary
1544 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1544/) - Antwerps painter John Matsys banished
1567 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1567/) - Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs Huguenots
1584 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1584/) - Willem Louis of Nassau appointed viceroy of Friesland
1619 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1619/) - René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
1630 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1630/) - Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu
1674 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1674/) - Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English
1687 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1687/) - Pope Innocent XI publishes decree Coelestis pastor
1697 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1697/) - English parliament accept army reduction
1766 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1766/) - The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - Congress forms US Marine Corps
1785 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1785/) - Netherlands & France sign treaty
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - France ends forced worship of God
1801 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1801/) - Kentucky outlaws dueling
1808 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1808/) - Osage Treaty signed
1834 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1834/) - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from Valparaiso
1836 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/) - Louis Napoleon banished to America
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1847 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/) - The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Kingston, GA burned during Sherman's March to the Sea
1866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1866/) - Gold coins from the Sydney Mint become legal tender in Canada
1871 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1871/) - Henry Morton Stanley in Ujiji, Central Africa, encounters David Livingstone with the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'
1878 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1878/) - Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bespridannitsa," premieres in Moscow
1883 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1883/) - Toronto Argonauts defeat Ottawa FC 9-7, for 1st ORFU Championship
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Gottlieb Daimler's motorcycle, world's 1st, unveiled
1891 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1891/) - 1st Women's Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston)
1891 - Granville T Woods patents electric railway
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - 1st CRU championship game: Osgoode Hall defeats Montreal, 45-5
1894 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1894/) - Fred Lugard signs accord with king Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki
1898 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1898/) - Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed)
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
1908 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1908/) - 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corp (for scholarly & charitable works)
1911 - Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)
1917 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1917/) - 41 suffragists are arrested in front of White House
1917 - Faure's 2nd Violo Sonate, premieres
1917 - New soviet government suspends freedom of press (temporary)
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - German emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherland
1918 - Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski
1918 - The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, NS received a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC) that said on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - 1st observance of National Book Week
1919 - American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
http://i.historyorb.com/george-bernard-shaw.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-bernard-shaw)Playwright George Bernard Shaw (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-bernard-shaw) 1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," premieres in NYC
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - German ex-crown prince flees Netherlands for Germany
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37
1926 - Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)
1926 - Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Hirohito ascended throne as Emperor of Japan
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Brazilian dictator Getulio Vargas proclaims "Estado novo"
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - 8.3 earthquake shakes East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska
1938 - Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game
1940 - Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Philip Barry's "Without Love," premieres in NYC
1942 - US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco
http://i.historyorb.com/walter-elias-disney.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walt-disney)Animator Walt Disney (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walt-disney) 1942 - US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany
1944 - US 9th Army takes Margraten cemetery
1944 - Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
1945 - College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0
1945 - General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania
1945 - Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald liberated by US
1945 - Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - After 9 years, Cleve Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
1950 - Clifford Odet's "Country Girl," premieres in NYC
1950 - Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala
1950 - Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
http://i.historyorb.com/william-faulkner.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/william-faulkner)Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner (http://www.historyorb.com/people/william-faulkner) 1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary-genraal of UN
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
1954 - Lt Col John Strapp travels 632 mph in a rocket sled
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Gene de Paul/John Meyer's musical "Li'l Abner," premieres in NYC
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
1957 - Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Bertolt Brecht's "Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo o Ui," premieres
1958 - WUFT TV channel 5 in Gainesville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Corinne Rottschaeffer of the Netherlands elected Miss World
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - US Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - "Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 perfs
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - "Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 15 perfs
1964 - Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Manneke Piss statue stolen in Brussels
1965 - Willie Mays wins NL MVP
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier (Taoiseach)
1966 - Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1968 - Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight
1968 - Portuguese socialist Mario Soares freed
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - "2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances
1970 - Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
1970 - R Rodgers/M Charnins musical "Two by Two" premieres in NYC
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
1971 - US table tennis team arrived in China
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
1974 - Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior
http://i.historyorb.com/yasser-arafat.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/yasser-arafat)Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat (http://www.historyorb.com/people/yasser-arafat) 1975 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC
1975 - Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career
1975 - UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
1977 - Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Israel's top negotiators broke away from Middle East peace talks
1978 - Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 - Yanks trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath & Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison & Griffin
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
1980 - Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 3 performances
1981 - Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz," premieres in NYC
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
1982 - Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyns "Foxfire," premieres in NYC
1982 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances
1983 - Federal government shut down
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
1984 - Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
1984 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Bangladeshi Constitution restored
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
1988 - MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
1988 - NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
1988 - Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov resigns
1989 - Germans begin demolishing Berlin Wall
1989 - Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
1991 - Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Phila 32-30
1991 - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
http://i.historyorb.com/martina-navratilova.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martina-navratilova)Tennis Player Martina Navratilova (http://www.historyorb.com/people/martina-navratilova) 1991 - Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert, 157 pro tennis tournament wins
1991 - Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game
1991 - South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - "Joseph & the Amazing" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 perfs
1993 - Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - "Jackie - An American Life," opens at Belasco Theater NYC
1997 - Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served
1997 - Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - ¿Por qué no te callas? incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 20 Syrian troops are killed by suicide bombings in Daara
2012 - 27 people are killed and dozens injured in a prison conflict in Colombo, Sri Lanka
2012 - Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30
2012 - 17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey
http://i.historyorb.com/barack-obama.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barack-obama)44th US President Barack Obama (http://www.historyorb.com/people/barack-obama) 2012 - The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeate Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
2084 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2084/) - Transit of Earth as seen from Mars
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308 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/308/) - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/887/) - Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns
1158 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1158/) - Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
1208 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1208/) - Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
1215 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1215/) - 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1417 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1417/) - Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V
1493 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1493/) - Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba
1500 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1500/) - Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide Naples
1503 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1503/) - Pope Julius II elected
1572 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1572/) - Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege for Haarlem
1606 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1606/) - Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
1634 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1634/) - Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".
1640 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1640/) - Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed.
1647 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1647/) - Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law
1648 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1648/) - Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
1671 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1671/) - Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine
1673 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1673/) - Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.
1675 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1675/) - Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.
1688 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1688/) - Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
http://i.historyorb.com/pope-julius-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/julius-ii)The Warrior Pope Julius II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/julius-ii) 1714 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1714/) - A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
1724 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1724/) - Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
1725 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1725/) - Georg F Handel's opera "Tamerlano," premieres in London
1745 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1745/) - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
1750 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1750/) - The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.
1752 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1752/) - Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna
1778 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1778/) - Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
1790 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1790/) - Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
1805 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1805/) - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
1811 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1811/) - Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Dresden surrenders to allied armies
1836 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1836/) - Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
1839 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1839/) - The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
1851 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/) - Alvan Clark patents telescope
1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
http://i.historyorb.com/george-friedrich-handel.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-friedrich-handel)Composer George Friedrich Handel (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-friedrich-handel) 1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
1864 - Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
1865 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/) - Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
1865 - Thomas Robertsons "Society," premieres in London
1865 - Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
1880 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1880/) - Australian Bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies (b. 1855), Albert Parsons (b. 1848), Adolph Fischer (b. 1858) and George Engel (b. 1836) are executed.
1887 - Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA
1890 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1890/) - D McCree patents portable fire escape
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
1896 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1896/) - Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora," premieres in London
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins
1909 - J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding," premieres in London
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
1918 - Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
1918 - Poland declares independence
1918 - Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
1924 - Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD
http://i.historyorb.com/louis-armstrong.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/louis-armstrong)Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong (http://www.historyorb.com/people/louis-armstrong) 1925 - Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings
1925 - Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
1925 - Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established.
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
1928 - KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
1928 - WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
1928 - WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
1928 - WOL-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
1934 - WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
http://i.historyorb.com/albert-einstein.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein)Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (http://www.historyorb.com/people/albert-einstein) 1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
1937 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
1938 - Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Kate Smith 1st sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
1940 - Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
1940 - British air attack destroys half of Italian fleet
1940 - Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Czech premier general Eliasjarrested by nazis
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
1942 - 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
1942 - During WW II Germany completes their occupation of France
1942 - Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
http://i.historyorb.com/irving-berlin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/irving-berlin)Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/irving-berlin) 1942 - Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
1942 - Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
1943 - US air raid on Rabaul
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF)
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 perfs
1958 - AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs
1959 - Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - Adulterous couple up mestkar through Staphorst riding
1961 - Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots
1961 - Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party
1961 - Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for Beatles
1963 - Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Murray Schisgal's "Luv," premieres in NYC
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
1965 - Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
1965 - William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat," premieres in NYC
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
1966 - Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)
1966 - NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.
http://i.historyorb.com/john-lennon.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-lennon)Musician and Beatle John Lennon (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-lennon) 1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
1968 - Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
1968 - Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
1969 - Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
1971 - Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
1972 - US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1975 - Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
1980 - Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
1981 - Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
1982 - 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight
1982 - Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60
1982 - Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
http://i.historyorb.com/ronald-reagan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan)US President & Actor Ronald Reagan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan) 1983 - President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature
1983 - Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost"
1985 - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1985 - Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
1986 - Suriname government proclaims gold purification
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
1987 - Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
1987 - Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
1987 - Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards
1987 - Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1989 - Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 perfs
1990 - Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Anglican Church & Church of England OK female priests
http://i.historyorb.com/john-paul-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii)264th Pope John Paul II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii) 1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000
1994 - Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
1997 - Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
1997 - WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington DC
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.
2004 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2004/) - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
2004 - Yasser Arafat is confirmed dead by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
2008 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2008/) - The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
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295 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/295/) - Origin of Era of Ascension
764 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/764/) - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.
954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/954/) - Lotharius becomes king of France
1439 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1439/) - Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
1555 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1555/) - The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
1591 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1591/) - Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza
1614 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1614/) - Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends
1673 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1673/) - Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn
1682 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1682/) - Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy
1727 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1727/) - France & Bavaria renew secret treaty
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks
1793 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1793/) - Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Allied troops occupy Zwolle Neth
1823 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1823/) - Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
1847 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1847/) - Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.
1859 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1859/) - Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
1873 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1873/) - Bay District Race Track opens
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game
1892 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1892/) - Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player
1892 - Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football
1893 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1893/) - The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan - the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - British troops reach Durban Natal
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - World's Fair in Paris opens (50 million visitors)
1905 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1905/) - (November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
1910 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1910/) - 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon
http://i.historyorb.com/robert-scott.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/robert-scott)Naval Officer and Explorer Robert Scott (http://www.historyorb.com/people/robert-scott) 1912 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1912/) - Robert Scott's diary & dead body found in Antarctica
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war
1915 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1915/) - Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago
1915 - Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic
1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1923 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1923/) - In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
1925 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1925/) - US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens
1927 - Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green
1927 - Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator
http://i.historyorb.com/leon-davidovitsj-trotsky.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/leon-trotsky)Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky (http://www.historyorb.com/people/leon-trotsky) 1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1
1931 - Sibelius/Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott," premieres in London
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - 1st Sunday football game in Philadelphia (previously illegal)
1933 - 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Bkln Dodgers 32-0
1933 - 1st known photo of Loch Ness monster (or whatever) is taken
1933 - Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - 1st TV Gardening show
1936 - Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill
1936 - Oakland Bay Bridge opens
1936 - St Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes & William O DeWitt
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)
http://i.historyorb.com/hermann-goering.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hermann-goering)Nazi Politician Hermann Goering (http://www.historyorb.com/people/hermann-goering) 1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
1941 - WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
1943 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1943/) - Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - RAF sink German battleship "Tirpitz" at Tromso Fjord Norway
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago)
1946 - Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
1946 - A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
1947 - Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - Phila A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
1952 - White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
http://i.historyorb.com/david-ben-gurion.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/david-ben-gurion)First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (http://www.historyorb.com/people/david-ben-gurion) 1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
1953 - US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - 1st West German officers sworn in
1955 - E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails
1960 - Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude
1963 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1963/) - Train crash in Japan, kills 164
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
1964 - Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines
1965 - General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka
1965 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ
1965 - Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1966 - Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
1966 - High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1967 - Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 - Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
1969 - Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
1969 - US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
1969 - WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
1970 - Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
1970 - Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 14th String Quartet premieres
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
1975 - Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 - New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - "Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - Pres Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil
1979 - Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
1979 - US halts Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
1980 - NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
1980 - US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
1981 - 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
1981 - Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal," premieres in NYC
1981 - Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)
1981 - Great Britain performs nuclear test
1981 - Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader
1982 - Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
1983 - NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
http://i.historyorb.com/paul-mccartney.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/paul-mccartney)Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney (http://www.historyorb.com/people/paul-mccartney) 1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"
1984 - Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane
1985 - STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 - Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb
1985 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - France performs nuclear test
1986 - Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
1987 - Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine
1987 - Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances
1989 - Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
1989 - George Forest's musical "Grand Hotel," premieres in NYC
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
http://i.historyorb.com/tim-berners-lee.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/tim-berners-lee)Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee (http://www.historyorb.com/people/tim-berners-lee) 1990 - Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - "Full House" 100th episode-twins are born
1991 - Atlanta Brave Tom Glavine wins NL Cy Young Award
1991 - Indonesian army shoots on funeral possession: 270-520 die
1991 - Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
1995 - 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
1995 - Last day of Test cricket for Martin Crowe
1995 - Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
1995 - NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
1995 - STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
1997 - Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
1998 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1998/) - NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
1998 - Then Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - The Düzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - 2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
2001 - In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - With 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems.
2003 - Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
2006 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2006/) - The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
2011 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2011/) - Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - Into the Silence by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize
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866 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/866/) - Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)
1002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1002/) - English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers
1553 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1553/) - English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
1565 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1565/) - King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
1565 - Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei
1642 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1642/) - Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
1673 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1673/) - Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
1715 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1715/) - Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
1775 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1775/) - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1781 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1781/) - British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1789 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1789/) - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
1839 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1839/) - 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
1841 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1841/) - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
1843 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1843/) - Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts
1849 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/) - Peter Burnett elected 1st governor of California
1851 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1851/) - 1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands & Orange"
1851 - Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
1851 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington.
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - "New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-i.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/king-charles-i)King of England King Charles I (http://www.historyorb.com/people/king-charles-i) 1862 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1862/) - Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
1865 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1865/) - PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
1865 - US issues 1st gold certificates
1868 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1868/) - American Philological Association organized in NY
1875 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1875/) - Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
1875 - National Bowling Association organized in NYC
1885 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1885/) - Serbian army occupies Bulgaria
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
1895 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1895/) - 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
1900 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1900/) - Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
1906 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1906/) - C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
1907 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1907/) - French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
1909 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1909/) - 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
1909 - Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1909 - Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields.
1913 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1913/) - 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1916 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1916/) - British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
1916 - Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
1918 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1918/) - Prince Friedrich, last reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, abdicates
1918 - Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
1918 - Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Hudson River frozen at Albany
http://i.historyorb.com/rudolph-valentino.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/rudolph-valentino)Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino (http://www.historyorb.com/people/rudolph-valentino) 1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - "Sheik," silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released
1921 - US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
1922 - George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
1922 - Marc Connelly/George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
1927 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1927/) - NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
1928 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1928/) - Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
1930 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1930/) - WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
1931 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1931/) - Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed 1st US woman senator
1933 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1933/) - 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Anti-British riots in Egypt
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - America's 1st saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released
http://i.historyorb.com/walter-elias-disney.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walt-disney)Animator Walt Disney (http://www.historyorb.com/people/walt-disney) 1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
1942 - Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - 1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
1946 - Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC
1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 perfs
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - US win 1st world championship bridge contest
1950 - General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
1952 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1952/) - False fingernails 1st sold
1952 - KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 4th String Quartet premieres
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
1955 - Argentine gen Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses in Alabama
1958 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1958/) - NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
1964 - Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
1965 - "Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
1965 - Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh)
1967 - NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
1970 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1970/) - Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh
1970 - Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed
1970 - Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
1970 - VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
1973 - Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
1977 - Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)
1977 - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - NASA launches HEAO
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - British newspaper "The Times" resumes publishing after 1 year
http://i.historyorb.com/ronald-reagan.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan)US President & Actor Ronald Reagan (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ronald-reagan) 1979 - Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for US President
1979 - Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - US spacecraft Voyager 1 sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
1980 - Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC
1982 - A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1984 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1984/) - David Levy finds his 1st comet
1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
1985 - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
1986 - NASA launches space vehicle S-199
1986 - US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 1st condom commercial on BBC TV
http://i.historyorb.com/paul-mccartney.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/paul-mccartney)Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney (http://www.historyorb.com/people/paul-mccartney) 1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"
1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
1990 - The World Wide Web first began.
1990 - In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shot dead 13 people, in what became known as the Aramoana Massacre.
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state
1991 - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
1993 - Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
1993 - Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - Sweden agrees to join European Union
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - "Three Sisters," closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
1996 - Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
1996 - Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
http://i.historyorb.com/evander-holyfield.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/evander-holyfield)Champion Boxer Evander Holyfield (http://www.historyorb.com/people/evander-holyfield) 1997 - Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
1997 - UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
2001 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2001/) - Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar.
2001 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
2002 - Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.
2010 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2010/) - Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
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655 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/655/) - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
1315 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1315/) - Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria
1348 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1348/) - Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1491 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1491/) - Anne of Brittany becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"
1492 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1492/) - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 - In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
1515 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1515/) - Thomas Cardinal Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
1527 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1527/) - Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
1532 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1532/) - Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
1533 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1533/) - Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1577 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1577/) - Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
1583 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1583/) - Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
1660 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1660/) - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
1679 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1679/) - English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
1688 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1688/) - Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
1715 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1715/) - Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
1727 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1727/) - NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
1763 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1763/) - Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1777 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1777/) - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
http://i.historyorb.com/francisco-pizarro.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/francisco-pizarro)Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro (http://www.historyorb.com/people/francisco-pizarro) 1791 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1791/) - 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1806/) - 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
1813 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1813/) - Allied troops occupies Groningen
1813 - Tax revolt in Amsterdam
1824 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1824/) - Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
1826 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1826/) - Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
1827 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1827/) - Creek-indians lose all their property in US
1832 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1832/) - Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation," premieres
1835 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1835/) - Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle
1837 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1837/) - Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system
1845 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1845/) - Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
1849 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1849/) - 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
1854 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1854/) - In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
1864 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1864/) - 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY
http://i.historyorb.com/charles-darwin.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin)Naturalist Charles Darwin (http://www.historyorb.com/people/charles-darwin) 1864 - Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea"
1869 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1869/) - Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1870 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1870/) - Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
1881 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1881/) - American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
1882 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1882/) - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
1884 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1884/) - Colonization of Africa orgainized at Intl conference in Berlin
1887 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1887/) - British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
1889 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1889/) - Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
1899 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1899/) - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal
1901 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1901/) - James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco
1902 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1902/) - Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
1903 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1903/) - Eugen d'Alberts opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
1904 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1904/) - King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
1911 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911/) - Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
1914 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1914/) - Ital socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d'italia
http://i.historyorb.com/winston-churchill.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill)Soldier, author, journalist, politician Winston Churchill (http://www.historyorb.com/people/winston-churchill) 1919 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1919/) - Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
1920 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1920/) - Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen" premieres in Neurenberg
1920 - Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
1920 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1921 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1921/) - KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
1922 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1922/) - British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
1924 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1924/) - Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
1926 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1926/) - 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
1926 - AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
1932 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1932/) - Walt Disney Art School created
1934 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1934/) - Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
1935 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1935/) - Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
1936 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1936/) - Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
1937 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1937/) - 1st congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
1938 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1938/) - 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
1938 - Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1939 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1939/) - Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
http://i.historyorb.com/franklin-delano-roosevelt.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt)32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (http://www.historyorb.com/people/franklin-roosevelt) 1939 - FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1939 - Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
1939 - Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1940 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1940/) - 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1940 - 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
1940 - NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
1941 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1941/) - Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
1941 - Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
1942 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1942/) - World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
1944 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1944/) - Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
1945 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1945/) - The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
1946 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1946/) - House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
1946 - Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
1947 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1947/) - Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
1947 - Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
http://i.historyorb.com/ted-williams.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ted-williams)Baseball Player Ted Williams (http://www.historyorb.com/people/ted-williams) 1948 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1948/) - William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as PM of Canada
1949 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1949/) - KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1950/) - Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
1951 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1951/) - Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
1951 - NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
1953 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1953/) - WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1954/) - 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1955 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1955/) - Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
1956 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1956/) - "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC
1957 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1957/) - US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
1959 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1959/) - Robert White & Perry Smith murder four members of the Herbert Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas.
1959 - Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
http://i.historyorb.com/elvis-presley.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elvis-presley)Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley (http://www.historyorb.com/people/elvis-presley) 1960 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1960/) - Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks
1960 - USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
1961 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1961/) - Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
1961 - Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
1961 - UN bans nuclear arms
1962 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1962/) - Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
1964 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1964/) - Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
1964 - KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 - Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1964 - Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1965 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1965/) - Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1966 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1966/) - Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth
1967 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1967/) - Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
1967 - Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
http://i.historyorb.com/roger-maris.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris)American Baseball Player Roger Maris (http://www.historyorb.com/people/roger-maris) 1967 - WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
1968 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1968/) - 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
1969 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1969/) - 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
1969 - 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
1969 - 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
1969 - Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla
1969 - Wendy's Hamburgers opens
1971 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1971/) - Intel advertises 4004-processor
1972 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1972/) - Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
1972 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1972 - White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
1973 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1973/) - Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
1974 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1974/) - Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK
1975 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1975/) - Miss Teenage America Pageant
1976 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1976/) - Syrian army conquerors Beirut
1977 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1977/) - Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1978 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1978/) - 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1978 - Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," premieres in London
1978 - Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
1979 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1979/) - ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 - British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1979 - A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
http://i.historyorb.com/john-paul-ii.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii)264th Pope John Paul II (http://www.historyorb.com/people/john-paul-ii) 1980 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1980/) - Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany
1981 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1981/) - "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
1982 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1982/) - Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev
1983 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1983/) - 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1985 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1985/) - A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
1986 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1986/) - 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
1987 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1987/) - 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
1987 - Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
1987 - Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
1987 - NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1988/) - 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
1988 - Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
1988 - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988 - Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1988 - The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
1989 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1989/) - "Batman" is released on video tape
1989 - "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
1989 - Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 - Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1989 - Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
http://i.historyorb.com/george-h-w-bush.jpg (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush)US President George H. W. Bush (http://www.historyorb.com/people/george-h-w-bush) 1990 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1990/) - US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
1990 - Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
1990 - US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
1991 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1991/) - Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
1992 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1992/) - Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
1992 - Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
1993 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1993/) - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
1993 - Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
1993 - 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.
1994 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1994/) - "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
1994 - 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
1994 - Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
1994 - Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
1995 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1995/) - "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
1995 - Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
1996 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1996/) - "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs
1997 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1997/) - 19th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
1999 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1999/) - Next transit of Mercury visible in North America
2000 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2000/) - A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
2000 - New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India
2002 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2002/) - Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
2003 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2003/) - The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.
2005 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2005/) - Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
2007 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2007/) - A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
2012 (http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/2012/) - At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
2012 - Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion

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