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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 - The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
1675 - Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
1883 - Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
1957 - USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
Today's Historical Events


Events 1 - 199 of 199
1209 - Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach
1227 - Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
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 - The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
1571 - -13] Synod of Emden
1582 - Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states
1636 - Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1636 - In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
1675 - Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
1693 - Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
1712 - Utrecht banishes poor Jews
1725 - Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
First US President George Washington 1777 - Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania
1779 - The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
1824 - Mexico becomes a republic
1830 - Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
1834 - Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben," premieres in Vienna
1854 - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
1862 - Battle of Corinth ends
1864 - National black convention meets (Syracuse NY)
1864 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
US President Abraham Lincoln 1873 - Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
1880 - University of California founded in Los Angeles
1881 - Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
1883 - Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
1883 - First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
1895 - Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
1895 - 1st US Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport GC RI
1897 - George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in NYC
Playwright George Bernard Shaw 1900 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge" (BG)
1900 - In a final confrontation, some 4000 rebellious Ashantis are defeated by the British, Ashanti, Gold Coast, Africa
1901 - Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
1904 - 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
1906 - Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
1910 - Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
1910 - Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
1911 - 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)
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 - Dardanellen (French & English) fleet bombs Turkish forts
1915 - Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
1916 - Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time
1917 - British assault on Broodseinde, France
Actress Mae West 1918 - Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC
1921 - League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
1921 - Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume.
1922 - For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
1922 - Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
1923 - Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision
1924 - NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
1925 - Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
MLB Legend Ty Cobb 1926 - Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower
1927 - Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore.
1928 - 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals
1928 - KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet
1930 - A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
1931 - Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts
1931 - Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile
1932 - Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
1932 - Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 1933 - Esquire magazine is 1st published
1936 - Italian lire devalued
1936 - Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
1939 - Last Polish troops surrender
1940 - 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
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 - German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1943 - Corsica freed by Free French
1943 - German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
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 - Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
1948 - Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
1948 - World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft)
1949 - American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out
1949 - United Nations' permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated
1950 - French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
1951 - In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
1952 - "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs
1953 - Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1953 - Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
1955 - Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
1955 - Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
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 - 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 - 1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA)
NFL Legend Jim Brown 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 - Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1961 - Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout
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
MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 1963 - -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
1963 - Gambia achieves full internal self-government
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 - "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances
LPGA Golfer Mary Mills 1965 - Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 - USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
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 - 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.
1968 - A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march.
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 - 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 - 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
Baseball Player Ted Williams 1972 - Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
1973 - Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
1974 - John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album
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 - Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
1976 - Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
Musician and Beatle John Lennon 1976 - Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
1977 - Pier 39 opens in SF
1978 - Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
1979 - Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test
1980 - Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies
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
1982 - Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 1983 - Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
1984 - US government closes down due to budget problems
1984 - Detroit Tigers clinch AL East
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 - NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
1986 - Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti 1986 - Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
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 - Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
1989 - Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1990 - "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
1990 - Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
1991 - Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
NHL Legend Mark Messier 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 - "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 - Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
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 - 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 - 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 - Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois
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.
2000 - 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins
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.
MLB Legend Barry Bonds 2001 - Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season
2003 - Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
2004 - SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
2009 - George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.
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
Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher 2012 - Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires
 

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1634 - the Burchardi flood — "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
1737 - Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
1797 - Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet
1945 - Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong
1962 - 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
1986 - Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland
Today's Historical Events


Events 1 - 173 of 173
732 - Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors
1138 - A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria.
1521 - Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
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 - Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan
King of England Henry VIII 1573 - Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
1614 - Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
1634 - the Burchardi flood — "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
1674 - Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris
1687 - Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty
1698 - France, England & Netherlands sign 1st Extermination treaty
1726 - Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England
1737 - Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1746 - Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
1776 - Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British
1797 - Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet
1809 - Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
1811 - The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
1852 - The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
1861 - Battle of Dumfries, VA (Quantico Creek)
Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis 1863 - Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson's Mill, Tennessee
1864 - Slavery abolished in Maryland
1864 - Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city.
1865 - President Andrew 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 - Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine
1871 - Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
1873 - Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to U of Toronto
1881 - David Houston patents roll film for cameras
Inventor Thomas Edison 1887 - A Miles patents elevator
1890 - 1st 100 yard dash under 10 seconds (John Owens 9-4/5 secs, Wash DC)
1890 - Daughters of American Revolution founded
1895 - Emperor Menelik II of Addis Ababa draws against Italians
1899 - South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
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 - White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
1906 - San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis
MLB Legend Ty Cobb 1911 - Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto
1913 - Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
1914 - German troops occupy Gent
1915 - Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins
1915 - Despite international protest, Edith Cavell, and English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners
1918 - Major Tsumani shakes Caribbean
1919 - First transcontinental air race ends
1922 - First woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
1922 - Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth 1923 - Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game
1923 - German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
1925 - Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism
1925 - NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
1927 - Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)
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 - Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
1931 - 100,000 extreme-right Germans form "Harzburger Front"
1932 - 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1932 - Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party
1936 - "Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres
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
1939 - NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund
1941 - 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
1942 - -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal
1943 - NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
1944 - Allies bomb sea wall at Veere
1944 - Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 1945 - Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong
1945 - JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere)
1947 - Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
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 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
1954 - "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
1954 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam
1955 - All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
1955 - Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
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 - "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
1958 - 2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
1959 - KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 - Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
1960 - Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
1961 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
1961 - USSR performs nuclear test
1962 - 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
Pope John XXIII 1962 - 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
1964 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
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 - Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
1968 - Billy Martin named manager of Twins
1968 - Panama revolts
1969 - -28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod
1969 - Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
Blues Musician Muddy Waters 1969 - Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days
1969 - Three people shot dead during street violence in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast
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 - Panama adopts constitution
1972 - Prison uprising at Washington DC jail
1972 - Reads beat Pirates in NLCS
1973 - Oakland beats Baltimore 3 games to 2 to win AL pennant
1974 - A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
1975 - "Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin
NHL Center Bryan Trottier 1975 - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick
1975 - Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host
1976 - 10th Country Music Association Award: Mel Tillis wins
1976 - Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four" arrested & charged with plotting a coup
1977 - Soyuz 25 returns to Earth
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 - "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 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 - Cosmonauts Popov & Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
1980 - Dallas Mavericks first game at Reunion Arena, beat San Antonio 103-92
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
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
Country Singer Willie Nelson 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 - Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
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 candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) & George H W Bush (R)
1985 - Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1985 - President Reagan bans importation of South African Krugerrands
1985 - US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
1986 - Reagan & Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland
1987 - 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington
1990 - "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
1990 - Center for Urban archaeology opens in NYC South Street Seaport Museum
1990 - Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature
1990 - Oil hits a record $40.42 per barrel
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 - 1First 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)
NFL Legend Deion Sanders 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 - Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
1993 - US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
1994 - Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
1994 - Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), lands
1995 - John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
1995 - O J Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
1996 - Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
Basketball Player Dennis Rodman 1997 - Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)
1998 - A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.
2000 - The 100th Space Shuttle mission (STS-92) is flown.
2001 - The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
2002 - A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
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
Novelist Mo Yan 2013 - 10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
2013 - 27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily
2013 - The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
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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.
1685 - French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
1867 - US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)
1878 - Edison makes electricity available for household use
1962 - Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA
Today's Historical Events


Events 1 - 163 of 163
707 - John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope
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 - Danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)
1081 - Battle at Durazzo/Durres: Normans under Robert Guiscard beat Byzantine
1267 - Battle at Marienholz: Henry III, Otto II van Gelre beat Keuls archbishop Engelbert III
1356 - Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.
1386 - Opening of the University of Heidelberg
1534 - New pursuit of French protestants
1561 - Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.
1564 - John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America
1572 - Spanish troops attack Maastricht
1622 - French King Louis XIII & Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier
1648 - 1st labor organization forms in North American colonies (Boston Shoemakers)
1667 - English fleet plunders Suriname plantations
1672 - Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz
The Sun King of France Louis XIV 1685 - French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
1748 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession
1752 - Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"
1767 - Boundary between MD & PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon
1775 - African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
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 - Franz Liszt's "Prometheus," premieres
1860 - The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt 1862 - Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY
1863 - Battle of Charlestown, WV
1867 - US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)
1869 - Henrik Ibsen's "De Unges Forbund," premieres in Christiania (Oslo)
1873 - 1st football game between Toronto Argonauts & Hamilton Tigers
1873 - Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football
1878 - Edison makes electricity available for household use
1887 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "A Case of Identity" (BG)
1889 - 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
1890 - John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds
1891 - 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins
1892 - 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)
1898 - American flag raised in Puerto Rico
1900 - Count Bernard von Bulow becomes Chancellor of Germany, famous for first referring to Germany's need for 'place in the sun' and global empire
1901 - Belgium's Louise of den Plas begins activities towards women rights
1904 - Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne
1908 - Belgium annexes Congo Free State
1909 - Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
1910 - E.M. (Edward) Forster publishes "Howards End"
1912 - The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey
1912 - The Treaty of Lausanne ends the Tripolitan War between Turkey and Italy
1913 - Austrian-Hungary demands that Serbia & Albania leave
1914 - The Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.
1915 - 3rd Italians offensive at Isonzo
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 - British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded (later called British Broadcasting Corporation)
NFL halfback Red Grange 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 - -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
1925 - Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
1926 - Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament
1929 - Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law.
1930 - Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
1932 - Belgium government of Renkin falls
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1939 - R Rodgers & Lorenz Harts "Too Many Girls," premieres in NYC
1940 - Kaufman & Harts "George Washington Slept Here," premieres in NYC
1941 - Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
1942 - Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed
1943 - US bombing of Bougainville, Solomon Island
1944 - Eisenhower, Bradley & Montgomery confer in Brussels
1944 - Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
1945 - Nazi war crime trial opens in Nuremberg
1945 - Paul Robeson wins Spingarn Medal for singing & acting achievements
1946 - Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres
1948 - Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army

Baseball Legend Connie Mack 1950 - Connie Mack retires as manager of A's after 50 years
1951 - USSR performs nuclear test
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 - 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 - 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 - Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete
1955 - University of California discovers anti-proton
1960 - Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
1960 - In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge, & London Evening Star merges with Evening News
1961 - Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to communist attack
35th US President John F. Kennedy 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 - IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
1964 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 - "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
1967 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe
1967 - Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan 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 - Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
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 - Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
1969 - Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter arrested for marijuana possession
Singer Rod Stewart 1969 - Rod Stewart joins Small Faces
1969 - Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
1970 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1970 - Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp
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
1974 - 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 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 - Simon & Garfunkel reunite on Saturday Night Live, sing "My Little Town"
1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1976 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr
1977 - 1st Islander 0-0 tie-Kings at Nassau-25th time shutout-Resch's 15th
NBA Forward Nate Thurmond 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 - 1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance
1978 - NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings
1979 - "Beatlemania" opens in London
1979 - Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop
MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - Brooke Alexander, 18, of Hawaii, crowned Miss World USA
1980 - Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
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 - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51A mission
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
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 - 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 - "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
1991 - "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC
1991 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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 - STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
1995 - NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
1998 - Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
2003 - Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto 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.
2009 - QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter
2011 - Gilad Shalit is released.
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
NFL Quarterback Tom Brady 2013 - Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria
 

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1795 - Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1861 - Pony Express ends
1863 - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
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.
Today's Historical Events


Events 1 - 179 of 179
740 - An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.
1366 - Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
1387 - Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1407 - Mobs attack Jewish community of Kraków
1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 - Lead pencils first used
1524 - Spanish troops give Milan to France
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1529 - Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1534 - Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1662 - Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1667 - Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1674 - Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1682 - William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
1749 - Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
1774 - First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 - Minute Men organized in colonies
1776 - Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
1787 - "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1795 - Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1795 - The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
1810 - US annexes western Florida
1822 - King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
1825 - Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1830 - Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1858 - Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1859 - The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
1861 - Pony Express ends
1863 - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
1864 - Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1868 - White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La
1869 - 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
1876 - President sends federal troops to SC
OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp 1881 - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az
1886 - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in Russia
1887 - Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1896 - Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
1900 - After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens
1901 - 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1903 - Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross SF Bay
1905 - 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
1905 - Union of Sweden & Norway ends
1909 - Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China
1911 - Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1912 - Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912 - Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1913 - Huerta elected president of Mexico
Nurse Margaret Sanger 1916 - Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1917 - Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
1917 - World War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
1918 - Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
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 - Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1922 - Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1923 - Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 - Government-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1926 - Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi" premieres in NYC
1926 - Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1927 - Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"
1930 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad
1931 - Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra" premieres in NYC
1933 - French government of Serraut forms
1934 - While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1939 - Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1940 - The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
1941 - 2nd meeting partisans Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 - US savings bonds go on sale
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 - World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
1947 - Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
1947 - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
33rd US President Harry Truman 1949 - President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
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
1950 - South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
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 - Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1953 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1954 - Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 - Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
1954 - Trieste return to Italy.
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 - UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 - Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1957 - USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1958 - PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
1961 - 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1962 - Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
35th US President John F. Kennedy 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 - US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1964 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1964 - Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
1965 - Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 - Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1966 - 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 1966 - US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1967 - Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
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
1968 - George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 - WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1970 - "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
Boxing Champ George Foreman 1970 - Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1971 - UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
1972 - Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 - Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1973 - Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
1973 - President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1974 - Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger 1975 - Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
1975 - China 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 - Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 - Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic
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.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1978 - Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 - Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.
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 - 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
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 - LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
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 - Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies" premieres in London
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
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
NHL Legend Doug Harvey 1985 - Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
1986 - "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
1987 - Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 - Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads
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
1992 - The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump 1992 - London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.
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 - Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
1995 - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
1996 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
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 - Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
Baseball Player Derek Jeter 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.
2001 - The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
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 - 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 - Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
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
2013 - St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1
 

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Today's Significant Events

1755 - Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1814 - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
1894 - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
1916 - Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
2012 - Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
Today's Historical Events


Events 1 - 253 of 253
835 - All Saints Day made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom
996 - First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the 'Ostarrîchi Document'
1210 - King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
1248 - Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
1349 - Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
1462 - Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
Painter Michelangelo 1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited
1570 - All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
1604 - William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented
1611 - Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented
1612 - (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
1623 - Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
1628 - French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
The Sun King of France Louis XIV 1671 - French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
1683 - The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1721 - Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
1755 - Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1765 - Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
1776 - Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
1784 - Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents
1787 - First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
1800 - John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House
1802 - Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention.
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1814 - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
1834 - First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1848 - First US women's medical school opens (Boston)
1849 - Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
1859 - The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.
1861 - General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
1863 - -8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
1863 - Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
1865 - Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
Union General George McClellan 1867 - "Harper's Bazaar" publishes
1869 - Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
1870 - US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
1876 - King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
1876 - New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.
1877 - Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
1878 - Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
1884 - The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)
1885 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
1886 - Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
1894 - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
Tsar Nicholas II 1894 - Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1896 - First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
1901 - Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
1902 - France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente
1904 - George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London
1910 - First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois 1913 - Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively
1913 - Less than a week after the US nonintervention promose, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns
1914 - Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby
1914 - German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
1914 - Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
1914 - Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front
1915 - Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
1916 - Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
Baseball Legend Connie Mack 1917 - In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
1918 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
1918 - Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
1920 - Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones" premieres in NYC
1920 - American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
1921 - National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
1922 - Ottoman Empire abolished
1922 - Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
1923 - Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
1924 - 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
1924 - Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
1925 - VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
1926 - US Air Commerce Act passes
1928 - 1st celebration of Authors' Day
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman 1928 - Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
1928 - Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
1929 - Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
1931 - Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
1932 - Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1935 - TS Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London
1936 - Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"
1936 - Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1937 - Stalinists executed by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women).
1938 - German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
1938 - NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
1938 - Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1939 - First animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
1939 - First jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
1939 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
1940 - 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
1940 - Dutch "Curfew" forms (12 AM - 4 AM)
1941 - Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
1941 - Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
1942 - 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1942 - John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
1943 - Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
1943 - US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
1944 - Mary Coyle Chase's "Harvey" premieres in NYC
1944 - Zeeuws & Flanders liberated
1944 - World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1945 - First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
1946 - Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
1946 - Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
1946 - Marken soccer team forms
1946 - NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
1946 - WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
1946 - WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
1946 - West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
1947 - "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 perfs
1947 - First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
1947 - Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane
1947 - UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
1948 - Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria
1950 - 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
1950 - 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov
33rd US President Harry Truman 1950 - Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Harry Truman at Blair House
1950 - Pope Pius XII witnesses "The Miracle of the Sun" while at the Vatican.
1950 - Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
1951 - Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances
1951 - First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico
1951 - Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP
1951 - Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins NL MVP
1951 - Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
MLB Catcher Roy Campanella 1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 - "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean
1953 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)
1953 - KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba
 

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Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista 1954 - India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
1954 - KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns
1954 - The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
1955 - Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado
1956 - Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
1956 - Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
1956 - Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection
US Senator Joseph McCarthy 1956 - Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact
1956 - Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen
1956 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur admodum
1956 - Formation of Kerala state in India.
1957 - KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 - KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 - WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test
Ice Hockey Goaltender Jacques Plante 1959 - Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a game
1959 - Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt
1959 - Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo
1959 - WOV-AM in NYC changes call letters to WADO
1960 - Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
1960 - Benelux treaty goes into effect
1962 - Greece enters European Common Market
1962 - KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 - USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
NFL Legend Jim Brown 1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 - WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts
1964 - KC Chief Len Dawson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Denver (49-39)
1964 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
1964 - Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
1965 - 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, SF
1965 - Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
1965 - Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
1966 - Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
1966 - NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
1966 - Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
1966 - William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
Actor Strother Martin 1967 - "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released
1968 - Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 perfs
1968 - Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
1968 - Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
1968 - US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
1968 - University of Suriname opens
1969 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1970 - 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
1970 - Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
1970 - Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
1970 - KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - Eisenhower dollar put into circulation
1972 - 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
1972 - Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
1973 - "Molly" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 68 performances
1973 - The Indian state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu .
1974 - Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
1974 - UN affirms independence of Cyprus
1976 - "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 perfs
1976 - Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule
1976 - W German Generals Krupinski and Franke admit to having been Nazis
1977 - Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals
1977 - US President Jimmy Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35 from Jan 1 1981
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
1979 - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Joseph &the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" premieres
1979 - Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees
1979 - Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
1979 - US Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler
1979 - Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test
1981 - 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
1981 - 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
1981 - Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1981 - Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
1982 - Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
1982 - Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
1982 - Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
1984 - 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105
1984 - Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC
1984 - Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000
NHL Right Winger Mike Bossy 1984 - Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4
1985 - Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
1985 - Nostalgia Television begins on cable
1986 - Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
1986 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
1987 - 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
1987 - 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
1987 - 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)
1987 - Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1987 - NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
1987 - New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
1988 - Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award
1988 - Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
1989 - "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, SF
1989 - Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup
1989 - Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
1990 - "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1990 - Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe
1990 - Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler
1990 - Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts
1991 - New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
1991 - Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
1992 - 22nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40
1992 - 23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1992 - NY Jet Al Toon becomes 10th NFL to catch a pass in 100 straight games
1992 - Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled)
1993 - Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
1993 - Last day in 1st-class cricket for Mike Whitney, NSW v NZ
1993 - STS-58 (Columbia) lands
1994 - Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
1995 - "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 71 performances
1998 - Nichirei Golf International
1998 - The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
2003 - Panajot Pano is selected as the Golden Player of Albania by the Football Association of Albania as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee
2005 - First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
2009 - The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit.
2012 - Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
2012 - 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2012 - Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan
2012 - Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
2012 - Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
2012 - 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
2012 - 46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins
 

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680 - 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
921 - Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other
1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
1512 - Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence
1519 - University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther
1558 - French King Henri II occupies Calais
1631 - Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
1637 - Anne Hutchinson tried in Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic
1651 - King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age
1659 - Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
The Sun King of France Louis XIV 1665 - 1st edition of "London Gazette"
1667 - Jean Racines "Andromaque," premieres in Paris
1722 - Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London
1733 - France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
1747 - Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
1775 - Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
1786 - The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
1794 - French troops conquer Nijmegen
1805 - Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean
9th US President William Henry Harrison 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation
1814 - 1st sitting of States-general in Hague
1820 - James Monroe re-elected US president
1824 - St Petersburg flood
1831 - State of Gran Colombia disbands
1837 - In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
1848 - General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US
1861 - Battle of Belmont, MO
1861 - Battle of Port Royal Bay, SC (Ft Walker, Ft Beauregard)
1863 - Battle of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, VA
1864 - 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
12th US President Zachary Taylor 1872 - Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later
1873 - Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald
1874 - 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast
1875 - Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
1876 - Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale)
1876 - Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College
1876 - Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)
19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes 1885 - Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
1893 - US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
1900 - Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
1900 - In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority
1901 - A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
1907 - Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
1907 - Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier 1907 - Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
1908 - Dutch capture Venezuelan navy
1909 - Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
1910 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
1912 - The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.
1914 - Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
1914 - The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
1914 - The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
1915 - Austrian submarine torpedoes Italian passenger ship (272 kill)
1915 - An Austrian submarine sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; 27 Americans are among the 272 who lose their lives
1916 - Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns czar of uprising
1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin 1916 - Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its 1st woman Representative
1916 - Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President
1917 - British capture Gaza Palestine from Turks
1917 - October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government
1918 - Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
1918 - United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
1918 - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff," premieres in Petrograd
1918 - The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard 1918 - Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
1919 - US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
1921 - Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool," premieres in NYC
1925 - Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
1929 - NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
1931 - Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong
1932 - 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
1932 - Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours
1933 - Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
1933 - Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman 1934 - Arthur L Mitchell, becomes 1st black Democratic congressman (Ill)
1935 - 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
1936 - Battle of Madrid begins
1940 - Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago
1940 - Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
1941 - British air attack on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied
1942 - 1st US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
1942 - Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1943 - Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
1944 - FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
1944 - Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
1946 - "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
1949 - King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
1950 - Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti," premieres in Milan
1950 - French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
1951 - Constitution of Jordan passes
1953 - WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - US spy plane shot down North of Japan
1954 - Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
1955 - Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
1957 - Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
1957 - WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
1957 - Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
1959 - 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)
1960 - KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting
1961 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1962 - Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California
NHL Goalie Glenn Hall 1962 - Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
1963 - Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
1963 - NY Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP
1963 - Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.
1964 - NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
1965 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1966 - Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah," premieres in NYC
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1966 - Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US
1967 - Carl B Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio
1967 - LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1967 - Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary Indiana
1967 - St Louis Cards Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP
1967 - Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1969 - John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
1970 - "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1970 - Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
1972 - Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
1973 - NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league
1973 - US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
1974 - 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
1975 - Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
1976 - "Gone With the Wind" televised
1978 - Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
1978 - CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past
1979 - Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1982 - "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 perfs
LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1982 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1982 - Turkey adopts constitution
1983 - Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 - Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
1984 - STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
1985 - Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
1987 - Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
1988 - MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
1988 - Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
1989 - Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
1989 - Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (D-Va)
1989 - NYC elects it's 1st black mayor (Dinkins) & female comp (Holtzman)
1990 - "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 perfs
1990 - "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
1990 - Cleve Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
1990 - Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
1991 - "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
1991 - "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
1991 - 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95
NBA Legend Magic Johnson 1991 - Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers
1992 - 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
1993 - Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
1995 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM
1995 - Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)
1996 - "3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
1996 - NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
Radio shock jock Howard Stern 1996 - Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
1997 - "Bean" opens in US
2000 - Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.
2000 - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
2000 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.
2001 - The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.
US First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton 2001 - 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins
2002 - Iran bans advertising of United States products.
2004 - War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
2007 - Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.
2007 - 41st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins
2012 - 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala
2012 - Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage
 

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Today's Significant Events

1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
1933 - 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
1956 - US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
1980 - US spacecraft Voyager 1 sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
1985 - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
Today's Historical Events


Events 1 - 151 of 151
866 - Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)
1002 - English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers
1553 - English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason
1565 - King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
1565 - Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei
1642 - Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
King Charles I 1673 - Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
1715 - Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1781 - British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
1839 - 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
1841 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.
1843 - Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts
1849 - Peter Burnett elected first governor of California
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 - "New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300
1862 - Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1864 - The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
1865 - PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
1865 - US issues 1st gold certificates
1868 - American Philological Association organized in NY
1875 - Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
1875 - National Bowling Association organized in NYC
1885 - Serbian army occupies Bulgaria
1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
1895 - First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
1900 - Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
1901 - The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
1906 - C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
1907 - French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
1907 - The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington DC to promote unification
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 - 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
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 - 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 - Hudson River frozen at Albany
Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino 1921 - "Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released
1921 - US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
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 - Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
1927 - NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
1928 - Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman 1930 - WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
1931 - Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed first US woman senator
1933 - 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
1935 - Anti-British riots in Egypt
1937 - NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
1938 - America's first saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified
1940 - Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released
1941 - German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
1942 - Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
Animator Walt Disney 1942 - Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
1945 - Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
1946 - First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
1946 - Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC
1948 - "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 perfs
1950 - US win 1st world championship bridge contest
1950 - General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
1951 - Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
1952 - False fingernails 1st sold
1952 - KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 4th String Quartet premieres
1955 - 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
1955 - Argentine general Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
1956 - US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
1958 - NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
1960 - Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
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 - Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
1964 - Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
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 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
1967 - Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh)
1967 - NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1968 - Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
1968 - William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not
1969 - VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
1970 - Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
1970 - VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
1971 - Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
1973 - "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
1973 - Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1974 - Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
1975 - "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances
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 - NASA launches HEAO
1979 - British newspaper "The Times" resumes publishing after 1 year
1979 - Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for US President
1979 - Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez 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 - Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"
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 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1984 - David Levy finds his first comet
1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
1985 - Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 1985 - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
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 - 1st condom commercial on British TV
1989 - Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"
1990 - Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
1990 - In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in the Aramoana Massacre.
1990 - Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 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 - Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
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 - Sweden agrees to join European Union
1995 - "GoldenEye", starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond for the first time, debuts
1996 - "Three Sisters" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
1996 - Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
Actor Pierce Brosnan 1996 - Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
1997 - "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
1997 - Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
1997 - UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
2000 - Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
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.
Singer Shakira 2001 - Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released
2001 - US President Bush orders that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to capacity over the next few years
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 - 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.
Rapper Eminem 2008 - Germany's economy, Europe's largest , contracted by 0.5% in the third quarter after GDP fell 0.4% in the second quarter, putting it in recession for the first time in five years
2008 - Equity research by Deutsche Bank states that Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines should not experience a recession, despite potential harm to economic growth from falling commodity prices and possible weaker exports
2009 - The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
2009 - Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
2010 - Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage
2012 - 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
 

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Today's Significant Events

1534 - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1619 - 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
1791 - Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
1829 - Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
1923 - Cecil B DeMille's first version of "Ten Commandments" premieres
Today's Historical Events


Events 1 - 194 of 194
1110 - Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
1154 - Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
1197 - Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
1259 - Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX
1489 - Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
1534 - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1563 - Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years
1619 - 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
1644 - First European peace congress opens in Munster
1655 - Middelburg Neth forbids building of synagogue
1665 - Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand" premieres in Paris
1674 - Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago
1676 - Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
1680 - Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
1682 - First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)
1688 - General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changes allegiance from James II to William of Orange
1691 - Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
1691 - Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
1783 - Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC
1791 - Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
1798 - Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
1812 - Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa, patents a horse-drawn mower
5th US President James Monroe 1816 - James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
1829 - Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
1832 - French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
1833 - American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
1836 - Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa
1843 - Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass
1843 - Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" premieres in Leipzig
11th US President James Knox Polk 1844 - James Knox Polk elected 11th US President
1851 - Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France
1863 - Storm flood ravages Netherlands coastal provinces
1864 - Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA
1864 - Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
1867 - Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
1872 - The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean
1875 - William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail
1881 - The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1889 - Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
1899 - 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
1899 - Webb Hayes, son of US President Rutherford Hayes, receives medal of honor
1901 - Anne Russell's 'Girl and the judge' premieres in NYC
1905 - British government of Balfour resigns
1906 - Alpha Phi Alpha, first Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
1908 - Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
1908 - The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
1909 - 1st CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6
MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 1914 - Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court
1915 - F F Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
1915 - Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Ga
1915 - Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco
1915 - Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'
1918 - US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st President to travel outside US while in office
1920 - 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds
28th US President Woodrow Wilson 1920 - 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3
1921 - The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
1922 - Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service
1923 - Cecil B DeMille's first version of "Ten Commandments" premieres
1923 - WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)
1926 - 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
1927 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow
1927 - Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1927 - Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
1928 - Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
1930 - French government of Tardieu falls
1930 - Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
1931 - "Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair
1933 - FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
1933 - Jack Kirkland's "Tobacco Road" premieres in NYC
1935 - 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
1941 - Nazi ordinance places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
1942 - First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1942 - FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
1942 - US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II
1942 - Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
1943 - -Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inonu
1943 - Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
1943 - Yugoslavian resistance forms provisionary government under Dr Ribar
1944 - Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
1945 - 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
1945 - Senate approves US participation in United Nations
1947 - USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
1948 - "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
1948 - SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
1949 - Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run
Composer Aaron Copland 1951 - Aaron Copland's/Robbins' "Pied Piper" premieres in NYC
1951 - Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
1951 - Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government.
1952 - Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
1952 - Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
1954 - "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1954 - "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
1954 - The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
1955 - Mgr Alfrink installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
1956 - 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
1957 - First edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
1957 - 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
1958 - Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
1958 - Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson 1961 - Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1961 - Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
1961 - Smallest NY Knick, 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
1961 - Tanganyika becomes 104th member of UN
1961 - WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - The female contraceptive 'pill' becomes available on the National Health Service in Britain
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)
1963 - Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro 1964 - Baseball approves a free-agent draft
1964 - Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
1964 - Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
1964 - Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
1965 - "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 perfs
1965 - 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die
1965 - 2nd NY Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)
1965 - Gemini 7 (Borman & Lovell) launched
1965 - SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
1966 - KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 - Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march
1970 - Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
1971 - The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
1971 - The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
1971 - McGurk's Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during 'the Troubles'
1973 - Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
1974 - Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims
Writer Jean-Paul Sartre 1974 - Jean-Paul Sartre visits Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in prison
1975 - 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
1977 - Hollis Stacy/Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
1977 - Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowns himself ruler of Central African Empire
1977 - NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7
1977 - Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC
1977 - 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)
1978 - Dianne Feinstein is named SF 1st female mayor
1978 - Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1978 - Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1979 - Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
1980 - 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
1980 - Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)
1981 - "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
1981 - Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
1981 - According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1982 - 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
1982 - China adopts its constitution
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1982 - Police & racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
1983 - "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
1983 - "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
1983 - David Shire & R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby" premieres in NYC
1983 - NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
1983 - US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
1984 - Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
1984 - 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO
1985 - "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
1985 - French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski
1985 - President Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser
1986 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-7
1986 - Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC
1987 - Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
1988 - Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
1988 - Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 1988 - Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1990 - Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
1990 - Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
1990 - An Iraqi official reports that Iraq will withdraw if it can retain control of the Rumailah field and keep Bubiyan and Werbah islands; also says that demands that the Palestinian issue be treated separately would not be surmountable
1991 - Judds final concert (Nashville)
1991 - Muslim Shi'ites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
1991 - Pan American World Airways ceased operations
1991 - Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her
US President George H. W. Bush 1992 - Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
1993 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
1993 - Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
1993 - A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
1994 - "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 perfs
1994 - "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 perfs
1994 - 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
1994 - Marta Figueras-Dottie/Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 - Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette 1996 - 7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win
1996 - NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
1996 - Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57
1997 - "Diary of Anne Frank" opens at Music Box Theater NYC
1997 - NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach
1997 - Nizar Hamdoon warns that Iraq will not allow oil to flow during a third six-month phase of the UN's oil-for-food sale until the UN approves an aid distribution plan
1998 - The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
2005 - Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
2005 - 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
2006 - An adult giant squid is caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo.
2011 - 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)
2012 - 29 people are killed by a mortar attack in Bteeha, Syria
2012 - Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people
2013 - Xavier Bettel becomes Luxenberg's first openly gay Prime Minister
2014 - The United Nations (UN) warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began
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1492 - 1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in New World founded, by Columbus
1620 - Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, MA
1792 - During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze
1825 - Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins [O.S. 14 December]
2004 - A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.

Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 169 of 169
268 - Pope St Dionysius dies
418 - Pope St Zosimus dies
795 - St Leo III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1198 - French bishop Odo van Sully condemns Zottenfeest
1481 - Battle at Westbroek: Dutch army beats Utrecht
1492 - 1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in New World founded, by Columbus
1568 - Uprising of Morisco's against suppression in Granada
Explorer of the New WorldChristopher Columbus
1620 - Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, MA
1620 - Elizabeth Báthory's crimes are uncovered.
1659 - Long Parliament reforms in Westminster
1748 - France & Austria sign treaty about Southern Netherlands
1773 - Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia
1776 - George Washington defeats Hessians at Battle of Trenton in American Revolutionary War
1792 - During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze
1793 - Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.
1799 - George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"
1805 - France & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg
1805 - Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia
First US President George Washington
1809 - British invasionary troop leaves Vlissingen
1811 - A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.
1813 - Zamose, Modlin, Torgau surrenders to allied armies
1825 - Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins [O.S. 14 December]
1830 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena" premieres in Milan
1831 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma" premieres in Milan
1848 - 1st gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to SF
1848 - William & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia
1848 - The Phi Delta Theta fraternity is founded at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
1854 - Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo
1860 - Maiden voyage of 1st steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt)
1860 - Major Robert Anderson, under cover of darkness, concentrated his small force at Ft Sumter
1860 - The first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.
1862 - -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, VA
1862 - 1st US navy hospital ship enters service
1862 - 38 Santee Sioux Indians hanged in Mankato Minnesota, due to their uprising
1865 - James H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator
1870 - The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
1871 - Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.
1872 - 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")
1877 - Socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st national convention
1878 - 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1879 - Johannes Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture" premieres
1883 - The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
1890 - King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company
1892 - Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
1899 - Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
1902 - Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
1908 - Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion
1914 - The US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, but this same day the German announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; this will weaken America's protest
1916 - Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France
1917 - 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
1917 - US Federal government took over operation of American railroads for duration of WW I
1918 - 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
1919 - Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees
Actress Judy Garland
1924 - Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut
1925 - 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
1925 - NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1
1925 - Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar
1925 - NY's Jake Forbes makes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters makes 70
1925 - The Communist Party of India is founded.
1928 - Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
1928 - World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic
1931 - George/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC
1931 - Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Bdwy
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
1933 - Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours
1933 - US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere
1933 - FM radio is patented.
1934 - Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms
1935 - Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"
1936 - Israel Philarmonic Orch forms
1938 - Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out
1938 - Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa
1939 - Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey
1939 - Mine strikes in Borinage Brussels
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
1940 - 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
1940 - JA Fields/J Chodorov's "My Sister Eileen," premieres in NYC
1941 - Winston Churchill becomes first British Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"
1943 - British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst
1943 - Chicago Bears win NFL championship
1943 - Earl Claus von Stauffenberg vain with bomb to Hitlers headquarter
1944 - Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 3rd Army repulse Germans
1944 - Budapest surrounded by Soviet army
1944 - Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago
Playwright Tennessee Williams
1945 - CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
1946 - "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances
1946 - "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 perfs
1946 - 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)
1946 - Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)
1947 - "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
1947 - British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
1947 - Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84°F
1948 - Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested
1950 - Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
1954 - "The Shadow" airs for last time on radio
1954 - Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10
1955 - Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Los Angeles Rams 38-14
1955 - RKO is 1st to announce sale of its film library to TV
1957 - Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
1960 - "Do Re Mi" opens at St James Theater NYC for 400 performances
1960 - Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres in NYC
1960 - Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
1963 - "Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
1963 - Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"I Saw Her Standing There"
1963 - US furnishes cereal to USSR
1964 - Beatles' "I Feel Fine" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
1964 - Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
1964 - Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley claim last victim
1965 - "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
1965 - Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
1965 - Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline
1966 - Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday
1966 - Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club
1967 - BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 - Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbands
1968 - Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1
1968 - Jay Allens "Forty Carats" premieres in NYC
1968 - Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Denver as opener for Vanilla Fudge
1968 - Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors & 2 game misconducts in a game against NY Rangers in NY's Madison Square Garden
Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
1973 - Horror film "The Exorcist" starring Linda Blair & rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture
1973 - 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
1973 - Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
1975 - 1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144)
1975 - A crowd of 85661 attends the 1st day of the Aust-WI MCG Test Cricket
1976 - "Music Is" closes at St James Theater NYC after 8 performances
1976 - The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 - India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail
1979 - Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
1980 - Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
1981 - One of the great day's Test Cricket at the MCG Aust v WI
1982 - TIME's Man of the Year is a computer
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 - Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, v Pakistan MCG
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG
1986 - Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
1986 - Doug Jarvis, 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games
1986 - TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run
NHL Legend Mark Messier
1986 - Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone
1987 - "Les Miserables" opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
1988 - "Legs Diamond" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
1988 - Anti African student rebellion in China PR
1989 - ODI debut for Mark Taylor & Sanath Jayasuriya at cricket MCG
1990 - Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
1990 - Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
1990 - Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
1991 - Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
Night Club Operator Jack Ruby
1991 - Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction
1991 - Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
1991 - NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left
1992 - NY Jet announcer Marty Glickman retires at 75
1993 - Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed
1993 - Floyd, Nicklaus & Rodriguez wins Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tourn
1994 - French commandos terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
1995 - Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL v Aust, MCG)
1995 - Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player, 18 yrs 340 days
1996 - Start of the largest strike in South Korean history.
1996 - The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.
1996 - Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado.
1997 - The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
1998 - Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
1998 - Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.
1999 - Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).
2001 - Crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) record one of their largest 1-day jumps of the year as traders become convinced that OPEC will follow through on production cuts
2003 - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.
2004 - A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.
2005 - Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.
2006 - The 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.
2012 - China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou
 

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1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1788 - US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1948 - Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy
1990 - 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
1993 - English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 193 of 193
524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
996 - Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas
1128 - Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik
1498 - Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1529 - Battle at Landriano: Leyva beats France
1547 - Great fire in Moscow
1572 - Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda
1582 - The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.
1607 - 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei 1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1661 - Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty
1667 - Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
1672 - Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
1672 - French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
1684 - King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter
1734 - In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
1749 - Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
1749 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
King Charles II 1768 - 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States 1788 - US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1788 - Vizille France population demands local parliament
1791 - Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
1792 - Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
1805 - Great Stoneface Mt found in NH
1813 - Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
1824 - Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1826 - Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick 1834 - American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine
1849 - Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
1854 - First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War)
1858 - Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1863 - Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities
1864 - New Zealand Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends
1868 - Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
1877 - The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
1879 - F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887 - Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1893 - 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
1894 - Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1895 - British Roseberry government falls
1898 - Guam becomes a territory of US
1900 - Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
1900 - In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
1903 - Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
1904 - Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1904 - The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'
1907 - 13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA
1907 - E W Scripps founded United Press
1913 - Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
1915 - Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
1915 - The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
1916 - Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
1916 - Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing
1916 - President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded
1917 - Hawaiian Red Cross forms
1919 - Bauer forms German government
1919 - The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain's Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands
1921 - HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
1921 - The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations
1923 - Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
1924 - NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
1930 - Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7
1932 - Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC)
1932 - Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1933 - 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1937 - French People's front government-Blum falls
1938 - Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman 1938 - Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire
1939 - NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1940 - German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
1940 - The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
1941 - 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
1941 - After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
1942 - 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)
1942 - President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
1942 - Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1942 - Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)
1943 - Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1944 - Very heavy bombing on Berlin
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1945 - US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
1946 - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
1946 - Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
1946 - Fed judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
1948 - 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 - 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
1948 - Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy
1948 - Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
1948 - WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 - Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
1951 - "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
1951 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1952 - Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
 

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Today's Significant Events

1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1788 - US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1948 - Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy
1990 - 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
1993 - English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 193 of 193
524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
996 - Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas
1128 - Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik
1498 - Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1529 - Battle at Landriano: Leyva beats France
1547 - Great fire in Moscow
1572 - Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda
1582 - The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.
1607 - 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei 1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1661 - Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty
1667 - Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
1672 - Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
1672 - French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
1684 - King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter
1734 - In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
1749 - Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
1749 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
King Charles II 1768 - 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States 1788 - US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1788 - Vizille France population demands local parliament
1791 - Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
1792 - Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
1805 - Great Stoneface Mt found in NH
1813 - Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
1824 - Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1826 - Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick 1834 - American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine
1849 - Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
1854 - First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War)
1858 - Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1863 - Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities
1864 - New Zealand Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends
1868 - Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
1877 - The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
1879 - F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887 - Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1893 - 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
1894 - Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1895 - British Roseberry government falls
1898 - Guam becomes a territory of US
1900 - Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
1900 - In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
1903 - Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
1904 - Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1904 - The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'
1907 - 13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA
1907 - E W Scripps founded United Press
1913 - Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
1915 - Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
1915 - The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
1916 - Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
1916 - Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing
1916 - President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded
1917 - Hawaiian Red Cross forms
1919 - Bauer forms German government
1919 - The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain's Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands
1921 - HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
1921 - The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations
1923 - Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
1924 - NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
1930 - Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7
1932 - Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC)
1932 - Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1933 - 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1937 - French People's front government-Blum falls
1938 - Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman 1938 - Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire
1939 - NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1940 - German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
1940 - The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
1941 - 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
1941 - After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
1942 - 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)
1942 - President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
1942 - Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1942 - Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)
1943 - Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1944 - Very heavy bombing on Berlin
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1945 - US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
1946 - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
1946 - Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
1946 - Fed judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
1948 - 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 - 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
1948 - Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy
1948 - Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
1948 - WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 - Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
1951 - "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
1951 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1952 - Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
 

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930 - World's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established
1295 - Pope Boniface VIII enters Rome
1298 - Duke Albrecht von Habsburg crowned King of Germany
1305 - French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge
1532 - Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V
1565 - Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
1585 - Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops
1658 - Dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort at Jafnapatnam in Ceylon
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1661 - Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal
1683 - William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
1713 - The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
1724 - Russia & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1757 - Robert Clive defeats army led by Suraja Dowlaat Plassey, wins control of Bengal
1758 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
1760 - Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
1775 - 1st regatta held on Thames, England
Facsimile of the engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of IndependenceFacsimile of the engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence 1776 - Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress
1780 - American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.
1784 - 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
Empress of Russia Catherine the GreatEmpress of Russia Catherine the Great 1794 - Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev
1810 - John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)
1821 - Dutch troops conquer Palembang
1848 - Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
1854 - Antwerp-Roosendaal railway goes into use
1860 - Congress establishes Government Printing Office
1863 - Tullahoma campaign, TN
1865 - At Fort Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable confederate army
1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
1888 - Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President
1890 - In an effort to solve the 'Uitlander' grievances regarding voting rights, President Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters.
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass 1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
1898 - Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree replacing his dictatorial government with a revolutionary government, with himself as President
1900 - British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April
1900 - The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan's rule
1902 - Gioacchino Rossini's unveils monument to Santa-Croce
1908 - The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro's government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899
1908 - Shah Mohammed Ali leads a successful counter-revolution in Persia, aided by the Russian legation and a Cossack brigade
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio AguinaldoRevolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo 1909 - Confessional parties win Dutch parliamentary elections
1915 - Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
1915 - Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
1915 - Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
1917 - 31st US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beat Marion Vanderhoef (4-6 6-0 6-2)
1917 - Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000
1917 - Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
1918 - Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0
1919 - Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) incorporates
1919 - Nitti government forms in Italy
1922 - 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1924 - 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
1925 - British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
1925 - Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
1926 - 8th government of Briand van France forms
1926 - Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's
1926 - The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA
1927 - Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1930 - Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
1931 - Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world
1932 - Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
1933 - Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC
1935 - Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1938 - Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
1938 - Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
1938 - NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway
1939 - Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ
1939 - France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey
1939 - US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard
1940 - Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp
1940 - RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands
1941 - Germany occupies Telz, Lithuana
1942 - World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
1943 - Dutch artsens protest against nazis
Rocket Scientist Werner von BraunRocket Scientist Werner von Braun 1943 - RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde
1944 - 4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
1944 - Russian offensive in central front sector
1944 - Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen
1945 - 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
1945 - Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)
1946 - In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
1947 - Compton & Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa
1947 - US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
1949 - First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School
1949 - Dutch Constellation plunge at Bari in sea, 33 die
1950 - Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1950 - Yanks & Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1950 - Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4
1951 - Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
1951 - Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
1952 - US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
1953 - Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament
1954 - 122°F (50°C), Overton, Nevada (state record until June 29, 1994)
1955 - Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
1956 - "Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1956 - "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1958 - Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
1958 - US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1958 - Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
1959 - Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).
1959 - A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.
1960 - "Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1960 - Japan signs security treaty with the US
1961 - The Antarctic Treaty, ensuring that Antarctica is used for peaceful purposes; for international cooperation in scientific research; and does not become the scene or object of international discord, comes into force
1961 - Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1961 - Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
1961 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to an altitude of 32,830 m
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 1962 - "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 perfs
1962 - Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos
1962 - Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan
1963 - 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1963 - NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
1963 - President Kennedy tours Western Europe
1964 - Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam
1967 - Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)
1967 - LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ
1967 - US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1968 - 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1969 - French government of Couve de Murville resigns
1969 - Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 - Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
1969 - Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province
1970 - "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
1970 - Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1970 - Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
1971 - Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
1971 - WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1972 - Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 1972 - Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1972 - 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
1973 - "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
1973 - "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
1973 - Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
1973 - World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
1974 - 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1974 - 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1975 - 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
1975 - Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1976 - CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
1976 - The U.S. vetoes Angola’s application for membership of the United Nations Security
Rocker Alice CooperRocker Alice Cooper 1977 - 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
1977 - Violence erupts in Soweto, South Africa, again and the police make at least 146 arrests
1978 - 33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1979 - Charlie Daniels Band releases "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
1979 - Rock group the Knack releases "My Sharona"
1979 - West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
1980 - "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime
1980 - 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
1980 - West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
1980 - South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 1981 - "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances
1981 - 33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
1981 - Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
1981 - French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
1981 - NYC Mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1981 - Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
1982 - "Cleavage" opens & closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
1982 - -117°F; All time low at South Pole
1982 - Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1982 - Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
1982 - Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
1983 - Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
1983 - US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1983 - Solidarity leader Lech Walesa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland
1985 - Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1985 - Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985 - Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
1986 - Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
1986 - Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
1988 - Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
1988 - Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
1989 - Movie "Batman" premieres
1990 - A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
1990 - Moldavia declares independence
1990 - Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1990 - TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year
1990 - Zimbabwe beat the Netherlands by 6 wickets to win ICC Trophy
1990 - African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston.
1991 - "Odd Couple" opens & closes at Belasco Theater NYC
1991 - "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
1991 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1991 - Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
1991 - A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa
1992 - "Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh
1992 - Emmy 19th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 13th time
1992 - Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1993 - Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis
1993 - UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
1993 - Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy
1994 - South Africa reclaims its seat in UN
1994 - Replay shows A's Bobby Witt beat KC's Gagne to 1st in 6th but ump Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, runing Witt's perfect game
1994 - South Africa is readmitted to the United Nations Organisations (UNO)
1994 - Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN
1996 - "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 perfs
1996 - Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1996 - Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
1996 - Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa
1997 - Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
1997 - In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May
2000 - The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
2000 - The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 2003 - Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals
2004 - Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university
2005 - San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio
2005 - 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
2011 - "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
2012 - Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
2012 - A bus carrying Czech tourists crashes in Croatia killing 8 and injuring 44
NBA Power Forward Tim DuncanNBA Power Forward Tim Duncan 2012 - 76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees
2013 - 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
2013 - 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro
2013 - India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
2014 - Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million
2014 - Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
 

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1497 - John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)
1509 - Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
1793 - 1st republican constitution in France adopted
1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River
1853 - Gadsden Purchase 29,670-square-mile (76,800 square km) from Mexico (now southern Arizona and New Mexico) for $10 million signed by President Franklin Pierce
1901 - 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
1930 - 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 213 of 213

451 - 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
843 - Vikings destroy Nantes
972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces; Mieszko I of Poland decisively defeated Odo I of Lusatia
1128 - Afonso I of Portugal defeats army of his mother Theresa
1298 - Rindfleisch Persecutions - Jews of Ifhauben, Austria massacred
1314 - Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
1322 - Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time
1340 - In the Hundred Years War, English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys
1374 - A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
1396 - Crusaders under Earl of Nevers reach Vienna
1397 - Sultan Bajezid I releases captured crusaders for ransom
1441 - Eton College founded by Henry VI
1472 - Zoe Paleologa departs Rome for Moscow
Explorer John CabotExplorer John Cabot 1497 - John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)
1497 - Cornish traitors Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London.
1509 - Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
1522 - Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas
1527 - Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions
1529 - Zurich & catholic kantons sign Peace of Kappel
1535 - Anabaptists Protestants conquered & disbanded
1535 - Hessische troops occupy Munster
1540 - English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court
1572 - 5 clergymen of Enkhuizen, hanged
Queen of England Anne of ClevesQueen of England Anne of Cleves 1597 - Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java
1610 - Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund II's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia & Sweden
1619 - Tsar Michail's father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
1648 - Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews & 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
1658 - French fleet recaptures Duinkerk
1662 - Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day)
1664 - The colony of New Jersey is founded.
1690 - King William III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland [OS=June 14]
1692 - Kingston, Jamaica, founded
1717 - 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
1731 - Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Evangelist John WesleyEvangelist John Wesley 1748 - The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath.
1778 - David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia
1793 - 1st republican constitution in France adopted
1794 - Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA
1795 - US & Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty
1806 - British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires
1812 - Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River
1813 - Battle of Beaver Dam - British & Indian forces defeat US forces
1817 - 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
1821 - Battle of Carabobo; Bolívar defeats royalists outside Caracas
1841 - Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx
1843 - Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside ghetto in Italy
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1846 - Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
1853 - Gadsden Purchase 29,670-square-mile (76,800 square km) from Mexico (now southern Arizona and New Mexico) for $10 million signed by President Franklin Pierce
1859 - Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I.
1861 - Battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries
1861 - Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from Union
1863 - Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac
1866 - Second Battle at Custozza: the Austrian Imperial army, joined by the Venetian Army decisively defeated the Italian army, despite the Italians' strong numerical advantage.
1880 - First performance of "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel IIKing of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II 1881 - 200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla, Mexico
1882 - NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
1884 - John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention
1885 - British government of Salisbury forms
1885 - Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop
1894 - Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
1894 - Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
1897 - Hail injures 26 in Topeka, Kansas
1898 - American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba
1900 - Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' party & Socialistenbond merge
1901 - 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
1901 - Jewish National Fund starts
1902 - King Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
1903 - Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
Artist Pablo PicassoArtist Pablo Picasso 1909 - 15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood GC NJ
1910 - 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot
1911 - 17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago GC in Ill
1913 - 53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake
1914 - King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent
1916 - Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.
1917 - Russian Black Sea fleet mutinies at Sebastopol
1920 - Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR
1922 - AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
1922 - Adolf Hitler begins a month long prison sentence for paramilitary operations; he rails against the 'Jewish sell-out' of Germany to the Bolsheviks
1923 - Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1924 - 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
1928 - 32nd US Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill
1928 - With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada.
1930 - 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
1930 - Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium
1931 - USSR & Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty
1932 - Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
1936 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4
1936 - Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs in Natl Youth Adm
1938 - 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
1939 - Pan Am's 1st US to England flight
1940 - France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio 1941 - Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy Lithuania, exterminated
1941 - Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas
1942 - US Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered
1942 - Africa Korps invades Egypt
1943 - Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg
1945 - Schermerhorn government forms
1945 - The Moscow Victory Parade takes place.
1946 - 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisc (state 24-hr record)
1946 - Georges Bidault elected premier of France
1947 - 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit
1947 - Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold
1947 - Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
1947 - Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament
1948 - Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey
Governor of New York Thomas DeweyGovernor of New York Thomas Dewey 1948 - Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade
1949 - "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
1949 - A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog, arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands
1949 - Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board
1950 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
1950 - French government of Bidault resigns
1950 - NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs & a triple
1951 - Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
1953 - KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 perf
1955 - Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)
1956 - "Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV
1956 - 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve AllenTV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen 1956 - WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - "I Love Lucy" last airs on CBS-TV
1957 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.
1960 - Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
1961 - "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 perfs
1961 - Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
1961 - Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
1962 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
1962 - Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history
1963 - 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
1963 - Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government
1963 - Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
1964 - FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1964 - In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days
1966 - Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die
1966 - Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I
1967 - Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus
1967 - Zaire adopts constitution
1968 - 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
1968 - Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
1968 - Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
1968 - Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3
1968 - Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 - Resurrection City in Wash DC closed permanently
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 1970 - "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
1970 - Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs
1970 - Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
1970 - US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1972 - "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
1972 - Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
1972 - Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention
1972 - Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
1972 - The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry
1973 - Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
1973 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
1974 - India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins
1974 - Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
1975 - Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
1975 - Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors)
1976 - 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
1976 - A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1977 - IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
1977 - Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1979 - Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base
1980 - Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
1981 - "For Your Eyes Only", 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London
1982 - Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
1982 - Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
1982 - Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
1982 - US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
1983 - 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
1983 - Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1984 - Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265
1984 - Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1985 - 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
1985 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F
1986 - Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
1986 - US Senate approves "tax reform"
1986 - In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence
1987 - CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
1987 - Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak
1988 - Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
1988 - Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
1989 - Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 1990 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1991 - NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute
1992 - Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43
1992 - Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
1992 - Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel
1992 - John Gotti begins life sentence in jail
1993 - Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
1993 - Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber.
1994 - 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting
1994 - Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 HRs in an inning
Gangster John GottiGangster John Gotti 1995 - Stanley Cup: NJ Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
1995 - Rugby World Cup: South Africa's Springboks beat New Zealand's All Blacks 15-12 to win in Johannesburg
1997 - Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom
1997 - USAF reports Roswell 'space aliens' were dummies
1997 - Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run
1997 - Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
2001 - 47th LPGA Championship won by Karrie Webb
2002 - The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
2004 - Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York
2006 - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion
Actor Johnny DeppActor Johnny Depp 2007 - The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.
2009 - Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)
2010 - John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history.
2010 - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles
2012 - Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
2012 - Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
2013 - The Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Boston Bruins to win the NHL Stanly Cup Finals
Actress Kristen StewartActress Kristen Stewart 2013 - Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2
2014 - Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
2014 - Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
 

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1776 - US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
1785 - James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
1803 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
1838 - Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: Mining pit floods during a rainstorm drowning 26 children, leads to the 1842 commission on the employment of children and women in mines which resulted in the banning of female and child labour underground
1934 - Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 265 of 265

836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples
993 - Saint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized.
1054 - Brightest known supernova SN 1054 (creates the Crab Nebula) 1st reported by Chinese astronomers
1120 - Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death.
1187 - Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillon
1301 - Battle at Breukelen: Holland vs Lichtenberg
1359 - Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.
First Sultan of Egypt and Syria SaladinFirst Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin 1415 - Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII
1453 - 41 Jewish martyrs burned at stake at Breslau
1534 - Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
1610 - Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russian & Sweden
1634 - The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec.
1636 - City of Providence, Rhode Island form
1652 - Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
1653 - British Barebones Parliament goes into session
1672 - States of Holland declares "Eternal Edict" void
1693 - Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
1708 - Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians
1754 - George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France
1774 - Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1776 - According to popular legend the Liberty Bell rings for the 2nd Continental Congress
Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of IndependenceEngrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence 1776 - US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
1779 - French fleet occupies Grenada
Geologist James HuttonGeologist James Hutton 1785 - James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
1789 - 1st US tariff act
1796 - 1st Independence Day celebration is held
1802 - US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
1803 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
1810 - French troops occupy Amsterdam
1817 - Construction on Erie Canal begins at Rome, NY
1817 - Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, one of the first great engineering works in North America
1819 - William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
1827 - Slavery abolished in NY
Astronomer William HerschelAstronomer William Herschel 1828 - Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
1829 - Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)
1829 - The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction
1831 - "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston
1836 - Wisconsin Territory forms
1837 - Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
1838 - Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: Mining pit floods during a rainstorm drowning 26 children, leads to the 1842 commission on the employment of children and women in mines which resulted in the banning of female and child labour underground
1840 - The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end.
Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David ThoreauNaturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau 1845 - Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
1845 - Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
1855 - In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.
1861 - In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops
1861 - Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, WV
1862 - Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice Liddell on a family boat trip on the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford
1862 - Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry)
1862 - R Morgan's: Tomkinsville, KY to Somerset, KY [->JUL 28]
1863 - Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
1863 - Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)
1863 - General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg
1863 - Skirmish at Smithburg, TN
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee 1863 - Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces
1864 - -9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia
1865 - First edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published
1866 - Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying half of Portland, Mainee, US
1868 - Battle at Ueno, Japan: last Tokugawa armies defeated
1868 - In New Zealand, Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman and sailed for New Zealand; the fugitives landed at Whareongaonga six days later
1873 - Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens
1874 - Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed
1875 - White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg
1876 - 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
1876 - Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
1879 - Africaner Union forms by Rev SJ du Toit at Cape colony
1879 - Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats Zulu King Cetshwayo
Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington 1881 - Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)
1882 - Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF
1883 - Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr
1884 - 1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)
1884 - Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
1886 - 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
1887 - The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
1888 - 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz
1889 - Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting
1892 - James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
1892 - Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
1894 - Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH
1894 - Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
1895 - Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"
1898 - French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
1898 - US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
1900 - 17th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats C Sterry (4-6 6-4 6-4)
1900 - 24th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats S Smith (6-8 6-3 6-1 6-2)
1900 - Williams Jennings Bryan nominated as Democratic Party presidential candidate, USA
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft 1901 - William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance
1902 - Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US president Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents
1903 - Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message
1905 - Phila A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game
1906 - Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land
1907 - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 - NY Giant George "Hooks" Witse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
1910 - Jack Johnson KOs james j jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1910 - The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries 1910 - In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
1911 - 105°F (41°C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)
1911 - 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
1911 - White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
1912 - Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
1912 - Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1913 - 37th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: A F Wilding beats McLoughlin (8-6 6-3 10-8)
1913 - 30th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats W McNair (6-0 6-4)
1914 - 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)
1914 - 31st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4)
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 1914 - 38th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5)
1918 - Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa
1918 - Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne.
1919 - ADGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms
1919 - Cincinnati Reds are 10½ games back in NL, & win World Series
1919 - Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship
1920 - The provisional government of Siberia's Maritime Province agrees to hand over parts of the strategic oil- and coal-rich Sakhalin Islands to Japan
1923 - Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1925 - 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
1925 - 45th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack DempseyHeavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey 1925 - A's Lefty Grove beats Yanks Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
1926 - Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth
1926 - NSDAP-party forms in Weimar
1927 - Sukarno and friends form the pro-Indonesian independence party, the PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia, Dutch East Indies
1927 - First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
1929 - AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
1930 - 43rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2)
1931 - 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium
1931 - 1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks
1932 - Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario
1933 - Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
1934 - Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1934 - Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
1936 - 49th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5)
1936 - League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia
1938 - 1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5
1938 - France-Turkish friendship treaty
1939 - Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
1939 - Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
1940 - British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
1940 - German occupiers forbids anti-Nazi speeches
1941 - Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
1941 - Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard FloreyPathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey 1941 - Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin
1942 - 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
1942 - US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins
1944 - 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo JimaUnited States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
1944 - 1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima
1944 - Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
1944 - Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber
1946 - Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
1946 - Philippines gains independence from US
5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas 1946 - President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila
1947 - 61st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2)
1947 - 76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1950 - Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
1950 - Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)
1950 - The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
1952 - 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2)
1952 - Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
1953 - 60th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (8-6 7-5)
1953 - Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas Rákosi as premier of Hungary
1954 - WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins
1954 - FIFA World Cup: West Germany defeats Hungary 3-2 for footballs 5th World Cup in Bern
1954 - Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)
1956 - Independence National Historical Park forms in Philadelphia
1956 - US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland
1957 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
1958 - 72nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: A Cooper beats N Fraser (3-6 6-3 6-4 13-11)
Tennis Player Darlene HardTennis Player Darlene Hard 1959 - 66th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (6-4 6-3)
1959 - America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
1959 - Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
1960 - 6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1960 - America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled
1960 - Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs
1961 - Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark
1962 - Island Records begins
1962 - KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast
1964 - 71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Margaret Court (64 79 63)
1964 - Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1965 - 20th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Carol Mann
1966 - Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos
1966 - LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act
1967 - Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
1967 - Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
1968 - Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
1968 - Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched
1969 - "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK
1969 - 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin
1969 - 76th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie J King (36 63 62)
1969 - Italian Rumor government resigns
1969 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 - The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
Singer Janis JoplinSinger Janis Joplin 1970 - 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ
1970 - 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)
1970 - Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio
1970 - Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
1970 - The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.
1971 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1972 - The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland
Disc jockey and actor Casey KasemDisc jockey and actor Casey Kasem 1973 - Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
1973 - CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms
1973 - In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
1974 - Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days
1975 - 82nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61)
1975 - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah
1976 - Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
1976 - Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
1976 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
1977 - Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
1977 - Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
Serial Killer Ted BundySerial Killer Ted Bundy 1977 - Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
1978 - Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
1979 - Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed
1980 - Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000
1981 - 95th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (4-6 7-6 7-6 6-4)
1981 - Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts v Hants at Bournemouth
1982 - 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
1982 - 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
1982 - 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)
1982 - Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Tennis Legend Jimmy ConnorsTennis Legend Jimmy Connors 1982 - Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning
1983 - NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
1984 - Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki
1984 - Kallicharran gets 206 & 6-32 in a NatWest Trophy game
1984 - NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
1984 - Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m
1985 - Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins
1987 - 94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-5 6-3)
1987 - Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
1987 - Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so
1987 - Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
1988 - 102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker 1988 - KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
1988 - US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
1989 - 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
1989 - Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
1989 - Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles
1990 - 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn
1990 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1990 - Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing
1990 - 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address
1992 - 99th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (6-2 6-1)
1992 - John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
Tennis Player Pete SamprasTennis Player Pete Sampras 1993 - 107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)
1993 - Brandie Burton wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1993 - Dave Winfield hits 442nd HR to move into 19th place
1993 - Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
1993 - Pizza Hut blimp deflates & lands safely on W 56th street in NYC
1994 - Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
1994 - Rwandese Patriotic Front occupies Kigali
1994 - FIFA World Cup: USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
1995 - Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg)
1996 - Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
1997 - US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
1998 - 105th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat (6-4 7-6)
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1999 - 106th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf (6-4 7-5)
1999 - 113th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-3 6-4 7-5)
2003 - Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault
2004 - The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (This was largely a symbolic event; actual construction would not start for several weeks)
2004 - 111th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams (6-1 6-4)
2004 - 118th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (4-6 7-5 7-6 6-4)
2005 - The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
Tennis Player Roger FedererTennis Player Roger Federer 2006 - Space Shuttle program: STS-121 Mission - Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC.
2006 - North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.
2009 - The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.
2010 - 117th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Vera Zvonareva (6-3 6-2)
2010 - 124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)
2013 - 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago
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Today's Significant Events

1485 - Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses
1639 - Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1642 - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
1864 - First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field"
1911 - Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)
1945 - Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 170 of 170
392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
476 - Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.
565 - St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
851 - Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
1138 - English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
1454 - Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
1485 - Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses
1543 - Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren
1559 - Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic
1572 - Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion
King of Great Britain James I and VI 1582 - King James VI of Scotland captured
1603 - 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
1614 - Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
1632 - Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht
1639 - Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1642 - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
1654 - Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one ot the first Jewish colonists
1707 - Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
1707 - Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
1717 - Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
1762 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
Captain/Explorer James Cook 1770 - James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
1775 - King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
1780 - Resolution, without Captain Cook, returns to England
1787 - John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1788 - Sierra Leone settled by British as a haven for former slaves
1791 - Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
1798 - French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
1826 - Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
1827 - José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
1848 - The United States annexes New Mexico
1849 - The first air raid in history; Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
1851 - Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 - Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
1862 - Battle of Catlett's Station, VA
1862 - Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
1864 - First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field"
1865 - William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap
1867 - Fisk University forms, 1867
1875 - The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1877 - Nez Perce-indians flee into Yellowstone National Park
1885 - 5th U.S. National Championship: Richard Sears beats Godfrey M. Brinley (6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1894 - Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal
1898 - 18th U.S. National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight F. Davis (3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1)
1901 - Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1902 - Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
1906 - 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1907 - Colin Buchanan, town planner
1907 - Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
1910 - Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
1911 - Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)
1912 - England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
1912 - Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
1913 - Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
1914 - Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
1914 - 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
1914 - Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
1914 - Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
1914 - General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg East Prussia
1914 - German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium
1914 - Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia
1917 - Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1921 - J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI
1923 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)
1926 - Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1926 - Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out
1927 - Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
1930 - Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
1932 - BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
1933 - Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
1933 - International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
1934 - Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
1934 - Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
1939 - Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
1939 - Premier De Geer recalls Dutch holidaymakers in Black Forest
1941 - Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth 1942 - Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1943 - Soviet troops free Karkov
1944 - Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
1944 - Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945 - Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
1945 - England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket
1945 - Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London
1945 - Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
1946 - Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
1946 - Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
1947 - 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
1950 - Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
1950 - Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in a US national tennis competition
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh 1950 - Rotterdam dock strike ends
1951 - Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
1952 - The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
1953 - John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
1953 - Shah of Iran returns to Teheran
1954 - WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
1956 - President Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF
1957 - Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 - Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1959 - Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
1960 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
1960 - Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges 1961 - Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
1962 - Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
1963 - NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
1963 - The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)
1964 - Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
1964 - Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
1965 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
1965 - San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1966 - Beatles arrive in NYC
French President Charles de Gaulle 1968 - 1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.
1968 - The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.
1969 - Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
1969 - Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
1971 - Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
1971 - Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1971 - J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
1971 - Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
1972 - Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.
1972 - IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion
1973 - Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger 1973 - Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs
1975 - McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
1976 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 - Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua
1979 - 200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young
1980 - Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
1980 - Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes
1982 - Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1984 - Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
1984 - Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1984 - Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
1984 - Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush
1984 - The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament
1985 - 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
1985 - Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
1986 - Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
1986 - NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1987 - Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1
1988 - Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
1988 - NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Pop Star Madonna 1989 - 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1990 - President Bush calls up military reserves
1991 - Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
1992 - Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
1992 - FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
1993 - "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs
1993 - Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1993 - 4th World Championships in Athletics close at Stuttgart, Germany
1994 - DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
1994 - Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
1995 - FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1996 - ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
2003 - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
2004 - "The Scream" (1910 painted version) and "Madonna", two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.
2007 - The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
2007 - The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
2012 - 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
2012 - 48 people are killed in Kenyan tribal wars between the Pokomo and Orma
2012 - Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization
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2333 BC - The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.
1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
1906 - SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1974 - Watergate trial begins
1990 - Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 215 of 215

2333 BC - The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.
52 BC - Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.
42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.
1143 - Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II
1247 - Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
1264 - Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen
Roman Emperor Augustus CaesarRoman Emperor Augustus Caesar 1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
1430 - Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
1569 - Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
1574 - The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
1605 - Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
1657 - French troops occupy Mardyke
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 - English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
1712 - The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob RoyFolk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy 1735 - France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
1739 - The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.
1778 - Captain Cook anchors at Alaska
1789 - Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
1835 - Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.
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 - -10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
1862 - Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
1863 - Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
1872 - Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
1873 - Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
Author Edgar Allan PoeAuthor Edgar Allan Poe 1884 - 24th British Golf Open: Jack Simpson shoots a 160 at Prestwick Golf Club
1885 - 25th British Golf Open: Bob Martin shoots a 171 at St Andrews
1888 - New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; the first national rugby team to wear the silver fern
1890 - Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
1899 - J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
1900 - Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
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 - SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1906 - US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
1906 - William Vaughan Moody's "Great Divide" premieres in NYC
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky 1908 - The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
1913 - Federal income tax signed into law (at 1%)
1915 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada
1918 - Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
1918 - Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son Tsar Boris III
1918 - Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC
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 - Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season
1920 - NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games
1922 - 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
1922 - Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
1923 - Germany's Stresemann resigns
1924 - King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
1926 - 1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna
1926 - Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)
1928 - French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
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 - Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1933 - Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia
1936 - Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
1939 - Lemmer-Urk Dike closes
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
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1941 - Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"
1941 - All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS
1941 - Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
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 - British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
1943 - Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland
1944 - 1st broadcast of Radio Herrijzend Netherland
1944 - RAF bombs West Kapelse
1945 - Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10
1945 - Tigers & Cubs meet in World Series for 4th time
1945 - World Federation of Trade Unions forms; CIO a member
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1946 - Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
1947 - "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
1947 - 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
1947 - WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (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 - Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo
1948 - NFL becomes 1st sport televised as sport of week
1949 - WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
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 - Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
1952 - 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
1952 - 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
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 - "Father Knows Best" premieres
1954 - KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
1955 - "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
1955 - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President 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 - Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
1957 - Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
Beat Poet Allen GinsbergBeat Poet Allen Ginsberg 1957 - Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
1959 - 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
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
1960 - US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)
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 - "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 - "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
1963 - Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
1964 - Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
1965 - Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1965 - Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1966 - Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
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 - Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
1968 - Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
1970 - "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
MLB Pitcher Whitey FordMLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 1970 - Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1970 - WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 - Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1971 - 22nd Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 29 points
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 - Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1974 - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1974 - Pele retires as soccer player
Brazilian Football Legend PeleBrazilian Football Legend Pele 1974 - Watergate trial begins
1975 - George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK
1975 - Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
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 - "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs
1977 - Indira Gandhi arrested
1978 - Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
1980 - 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
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 - Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1982 - Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 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 - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK
1985 - 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
1985 - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
1985 - Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma
1985 - South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
1985 - Walter Polovchak becomes a "free man" upon turning 18
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.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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 - 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
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 - Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1990 - Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
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
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 1991 - 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins
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 - "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs
1993 - Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
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
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 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 - Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
1994 - Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
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 in Los Angeles, California
1996 - Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
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
2003 - Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good.
43rd US President George W. Bush43rd US President George W. Bush 2008 - The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush
2008 - OJ Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery
2010 - 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
2012 - 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria
2013 - 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
2013 - 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria
2014 - 83 million accounts are compromised after a cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions
 

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1633 - Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1721 - Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
1879 - Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1884 - The International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C., USA adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian
1907 - Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
1962 - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
Today's Historical Events

Events 1 - 186 of 186

362 - The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.
794 - Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
1335 - Ex-emperor Hanazono (95th Emperor of Japan) became a Zen priest
1383 - The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.
1575 - Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)
1633 - Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1708 - Great Alliance occupies Rijsel
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 1721 - Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
1746 - Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute descent from a balloon (Paris)
1799 - Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
1812 - Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos, Spain
1819 - 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)
1836 - Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
1844 - Millerite Adventists wait for appearance of Jesus
1861 - 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed
1862 - Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
1862 - Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
1866 - Paraguay: Battle of Curupaytí against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
1867 - Foundation of the National University of Colombia.
Texan Revolutionary Sam HoustonTexan Revolutionary Sam Houston 1868 - Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC
1875 - Sons of American Revolution organizes
1875 - First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1877 - The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.
1878 - The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
1879 - Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1881 - Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert
1883 - 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden)
1883 - Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
1884 - General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi
1884 - Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1884 - The International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C., USA adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian
1885 - John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union
1895 - David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland" premieres in NYC
1895 - In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
1897 - World's first car dealer opens in London
1899 - British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
1904 - Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
1906 - 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Phila
1906 - Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 1907 - Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
1907 - Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
1910 - Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
1913 - Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
1922 - Lucerne Street in Bronx named
1922 - Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
1924 - Toastmasters International is founded.
1926 - J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
1928 - China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants
1928 - ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills" premieres in Dublin
1928 - Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1928 - Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
1929 - French government of Briand falls
1929 - James H Scullin forms Australia government
1930 - 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
1930 - Blake & Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930" premieres in NYC
1930 - SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
1932 - Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
1932 - George Kaufman & Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8" premieres in NYC
1933 - Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1934 - In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
1935 - 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
1935 - Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union.
1936 - 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
1938 - Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
1939 - 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers
1941 - Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind" premieres in NYC
1942 - 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
1942 - US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria
1944 - Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
1946 - 2 British ships sink near Albania
1948 - Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
1949 - 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
1949 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
1950 - LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
1951 - Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953 - Laos gains full independence from France
1954 - West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1955 - WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956 - A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
1957 - Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
1957 - KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
1959 - Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
1961 - 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan
1962 - JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
1962 - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1962 - JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
1962 - Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 - 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
1963 - BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.
1964 - EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who
1964 - French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize
1964 - US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
1966 - USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
1966 - Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)
Ice Hockey Legend Bobby OrrIce Hockey Legend Bobby Orr 1967 - 17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US)
1967 - Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
1967 - Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley
1967 - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
1967 - 18th Formula One WDC: Denny Hulme wins by five points
1968 - Apollo 7 returns to Earth
1969 - KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
1969 - Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test
1972 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
1972 - Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
1973 - Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1973 - Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War
1974 - Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
1975 - "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
1975 - Cin Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
1975 - Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
1975 - Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
1975 - World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season
1976 - Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
1976 - Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
1977 - International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit
1978 - "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
NBA Small Forward Rick BarryNBA Small Forward Rick Barry 1978 - 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
1978 - 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
1978 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs
1978 - Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
1978 - Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
1978 - Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope
1979 - "One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in NYC
1979 - Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NYC for medical treatment
1979 - Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
1980 - 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
1980 - New South Korean constitution comes into effect
1981 - Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
1981 - Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
1981 - US national debt tops $1 trillion
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1981 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1981 - The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
1981 - The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
1981 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame artificial sweetener for tabletop use following years of scrutiny
1982 - Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
1983 - Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.
1984 - NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
1984 - Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
1985 - Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1986 - "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances
1987 - "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
1987 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
1988 - Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time
1988 - Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
1989 - Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
1989 - Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
1991 - General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
1992 - Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
1992 - Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
1992 - Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
1993 - Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
1994 - "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 perfs
1994 - Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 1994 - Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
1995 - "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 perfs
1996 - NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
1997 - Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
1997 - Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
1997 - Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati
1997 - Yahoo completes purchase of Four11
1997 - NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
1997 - 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
1997 - Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
Magazine Publisher Larry FlyntMagazine Publisher Larry Flynt 1999 - Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
1999 - NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)
2000 - 51st Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 19 points
2001 - MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
2005 - Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
2006 - A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
2006 - 57th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 13 points
2008 - India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael SchumacherFormula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher 2010 - MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
2010 - 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus
2012 - 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
2012 - Hurricane Sandy forms in the Western Caribbean Sea
2012 - MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
2013 - 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
2013 - 22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq
2013 - "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London
 
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