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587 Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy names cousin Childebert II as heir
1291 Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I of England, dies in Northamptonshire. Crosses are erected where her body rests on the way to London.
1340 Battle of Salado, Spain: last Moorish invasion driven back
1443 Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raise the Albanian flag.
1520 Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1569 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
1660 The Royal Society forms in London
1670 Pierre Corneille’s “Tite et Berenice” premieres in Paris
1717 Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called “La Concorde”, which he would capture and rename as the “Queen Anne’s Revenge”
1720 Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution
1729 Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
Pirate Anne BonnyPirate Anne Bonny 1745 -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
1757 Britain condemns Convention of Kloster-Zeven
1775 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
1785 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people
1795 US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis
1813 Cossacks occupy Utrecht
1814 The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1821 Panama declares independence from Spain
1833 Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1843 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day – The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
1847 Bologna: church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini’s Tantum ergo
1853 Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory
1854 Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
1861 Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy
1862 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
1862 – Battle of Hooly Spring, MS
1864 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones’s Plantation, Georgia
1864 – Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser’s Raid, Ft Kelly)
1871 Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina
1875 British explorer Verney Cameron reaches East Africa
1879 Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
1893 Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
1895 America’s 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH
1899 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
1901 Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony in G premieres
1904 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
1905 Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy BurnsBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns 1906 Tommy Burns & Jack O’Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title
1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
1908 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pa
1911 Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
1912 Ismail Qemali declares Albania independent from Turkey
1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris
1914 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1914 – 10th Australasian Championships: Arthur O’Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1)
1916 1st German air attack on London
1917 Sigmund Romberg’s revue “Over the Top” premieres in NYC
1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm IIGerman Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II 1918 – Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania
1919 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons
1920 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.
1921 Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i festival-Qawl 6, 78)
1922 6 ex-ministers executed in Greece
1922 – Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out “Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200.” 47,000 called
1924 Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves Dutch 2nd Chamber
1925 7th French government of Briand sworn-in
1925 – Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn
1925 – NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB
1927 J McHugh & D Fields’ musical “Delmar’s Revels” premieres in NYC
1929 Adm Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
NHL Goalie Georges VezinaNHL Goalie Georges Vezina 1929 – Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
1930 Howard Hanson‘s 2nd Symphony “Romantic” premieres
1931 Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v South Africa
1932 France & USSR sign not-aggression treaty
1932 – Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time
1933 A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis
1934 Winston Churchill tells British Premier Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power
1938 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O’Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
1939 Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, organizes Judenrat
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1939 – Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty
1940 Dutch law professor Rudolph Cleveringa arrested by nazis
1941 German troops vacate Rostov
1942 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
1943 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
1944 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
1944 – 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
1944 – Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
1944 – In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
1944 – US 121st Infantry regiment occupies Hurtgen
1945 Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
1946 French government of Bidault resigns
1946 – Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to death sentenced
1948 “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV
1949 “Texas, Li’l Darlin'” opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 perfs
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1950 Walter O’Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
1951 John Van Druten’s “I am a Camera” premieres in NYC
1951 – Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
1953 “Wish You Were Here” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 perfs
1953 – 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
1953 – 18th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-7 in Birmingham
1954 1st pro football game in Netherlands
1954 – Cleveland Browns’ Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
1954 – KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 – KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 – 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
1956 Photography begins on “… & God Created Women”
Actor Anthony PerkinsActor Anthony Perkins 1957 “Look Homeward, Angel” with Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC
1957 – Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
1958 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1958 – Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
1958 – Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1958 – George “Punch” Imlach becomes coach of NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs
1958 – KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 – Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
1958 – US reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
1959 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
1959 – KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook – Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
1959 – Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1959 – 24th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham, breaking a streak of five consecutive victories by Auburn in the series
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 1960 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
1960 – Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1961 General Meeting of UN debates New-Guinea
1961 – Martin Walser’s “Der Abstecher” premieres in Munich
1962 Telegraph between Netherlands & Indonesia restored
1963 1st million copy record prior to release “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
1963 – Beatles “She Loves You” returns to #1 in UK record chart
1963 – Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1963 – WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
1964 – France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 – Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1964 – 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from University of Auburn first pick by New York Giants
1965 Browns’ Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yds (109)
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1965 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
1966 – Dominican Republic adopts constitution
1967 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
1967 – 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected by postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish
1968 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession
1969 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
1970 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
1970 – 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
1971 “Me Nobody Knows” closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 perfs
1971 – 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
1972 “Via Galactica” opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
1972 – LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
1972 – 2 members of the IRA are killed in a premature bomb explosion in the Bogside area of Derry
1973 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1973 – Balt Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 1974 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1974 – John Lennon‘s last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
1975 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
1975 – Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
1975 – Wings release “Venus & Mars/Rock Show” medley
1975 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.
1975 – Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins
1976 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
1978 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
1978 – Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
1979 “King of Schnorrers” opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 perfs
MLB Player and Manager Sparky AndersonMLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson 1979 – Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
1979 – LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
1979 – Pope John Paul II‘s first papal visit to Turkey, almost 1 1/2 years before Turkish native Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to kill him
1981 “Merrily We Roll Along” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1981 – Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football’s winningest coach
1981 – 46th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Birmingham
1982 “Pirates of Penzance” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 perfs
1982 – 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
1982 – 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
1984 Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn 1985 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
1986 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
1986 – US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1986 – OPEC reaches oil production accord
1987 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1988 Picasso‘s “Acrobat & Harlequin” sells for $38.46 million
1989 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A’s contract
1989 – Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
1990 Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore’s longest-serving Prime Minister
1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain’s PM, replaced by John Major
1993 “Gray’s Anatomy” opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
1993 – “Mixed Emotions” closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1993 – 81st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23
1993 – Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1994 Norway votes against joining European Union
1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.
1995 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack
1997 Final episode of “Beavis & Butt-head” on MTV
1997 – First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
1998 The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
1999 87th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Calgary Stampeders, 32-21
2000 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.
2004 Male Poʻo-uli dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
Serial Killer Jeffrey DahmerSerial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer 2008 Canada remains the only OECD country out of the recession at this time
2008 – Sweden technically enters the recession after experiencing contraction of 0.1% in the second and third quarter
2010 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18
2010 – 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win
2012 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria
2012 – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington New Zealand

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