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655 Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
1315 Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria
1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1491 Anne of Brittany becomes devoted to end “la guerre folle”
1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 – In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
1515 Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
1527 Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
1532 Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1577 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
1583 Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
1620 Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod
1660 First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New Amsterdam (now New York City)

Military LeaMilitary Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standishder of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish

1679 English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
1688 Prince Willem III’s army lands at Torbay, England; the ‘Glorious Revolution’ commences
1715 Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands
1720 Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial
1727 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase “upon the faith of a Christian” from abjuration oath
1763 Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1777 Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
1791 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
1806 – Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
Pirate Anne BonnyPirate Anne Bonny

1813 Allied troops occupies Groningen
1813 – Tax revolt in Amsterdam
1824 Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
1826 Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
1827 Creek-indians lose all their property in US
1832 Felix Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” premieres
1835 Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle
1837 Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system
1845 Opera “Maritana” is produced (London)
1849 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
1854 In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
1864 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman

1864 – Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the “March to the Sea”
1869 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1870 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
1882 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
1884 Colonization of Africa orgainized at international conference in Berlin
1887 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
1889 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal
1901 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco
1901 – 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
1902 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
1903 Eugen d’Albert’s opera “Tiefland” premieres in Prague
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries

1911 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
1913 9th Australasian Championships: Ernie Parker beats Harry Parker (2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
1914 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d’Italia
1916 William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross
1919 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
1920 Ernst Toller’s “Massen und Menschen” premieres in Nuremberg
1920 – Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
1920 – League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva
1921 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
First World War Flying Ace William George BarkerFirst World War Flying Ace William George Barker

1922 British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
1924 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
1926 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
1926 – AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
1932 Walt Disney Art School created
1934 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
1935 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
1936 Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
1937 First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
1938 First telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
1938 – Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
1939 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
1939 – FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1939 – Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1939 – US Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1940 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1940 – 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
1940 – NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
1941 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
1941 – Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
1942 World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
1944 Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
1945 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
1946 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
1946 – Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
1947 – Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King

1948 Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada
1948 – Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada
1949 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 – WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
1951 – NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
1953 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 – WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1955 Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
1956 “Li’l Abner” opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley

1956 – Elvis Presley‘s 1st film “Love Me Tender” premieres in NYC
1957 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
1959 Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood).
1959 – Cleveland Browns’ halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks
1960 – USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
1961 Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
1961 – Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
1961 – UN bans nuclear arms
1962 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris

1964 – KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1964 – Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1964 – Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1965 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1966 Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth
1967 Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
1967 – Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1967 – WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 – The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary “Ball Four”
1969 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
MLB Outfielder Carl YastrzemskiMLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski

1969 – 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
1969 – 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
1969 – Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla
1969 – Wendy’s Hamburgers opens
1971 Intel advertises 4004-processor
1972 Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
1972 – Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1972 – White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
1973 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
1974 Ringo Starr releases “Goodnight Vienna” & “Only You” in UK
1974 – International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis
1975 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1976 Syrian army conquerors Beirut
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter

1977 Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1978 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
1978 – Harold Pinter’s play “Betrayal” premieres in London
1978 – Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
1979 Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies
1979 – ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 – British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
1980 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany
1980 – 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
1981 “Camelot” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
Soviet General Secretary Leonid BrezhnevSoviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev

1982 Funeral service held in Moscow’s Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
1982 – 4th ACE Cable Awards: “Bernstein/Beethoven” by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut
1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1983 – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1985 A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
1986 2nd time “Saturday Night Live” uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)
1987 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
1987 – Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
1987 – Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
1987 – NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
1987 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy

1987 – 38th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by 12 points
1988 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
1988 – Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
1988 – PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
1988 – Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
1989 “Batman” is released on video tape
1989 – “Few Good Men” opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
1989 – Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
1989 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 – Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
1989 – Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1990 US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush

1990 – Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn’t sing on their album
1990 – US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
1991 Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
1992 Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die
1992 – Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
1992 – 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins
1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
1993 – Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
1993 – 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.
1994 “Glass Menagerie” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
1994 – 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
1994 – Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)
1994 – Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
1995 “Master Class” opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
1995 – Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
1996 “Into the Whirlwind” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs
1997 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for “The Big Help”
1999 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America
2000 A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
2000 – New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India
2002 Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
2003 The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.
2005 Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
2005 – 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins
2007 A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
2012 At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
2012 – Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion
2012 – The Eurozone economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.1% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.2% in the previous quarter
2013 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
2013 – Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day
Russian President Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin

2014 Vladimir Putin‘s press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense

Source: Today in History