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533 Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
1124 Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II)
1167 Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
1256 Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
1467 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
1488 Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round Cape of Good Hope
1569 Westmoreland flees to Scotland
1582 Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine
1582 – Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
1586 Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
1593 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu DiasPortuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias 1612 German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1640 Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal
1660 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
1664 English colonizing Connecticut
1667 Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War
1680 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal
1688 Lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]
1745 Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria
1791 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
1791 – US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval. Becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution
1792 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila)
1794 Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
1810 1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published
1815 Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia
1820 1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston
1836 Patent Office burns in Wash, DC
1854 1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia
1859 GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun
1863 Skirmish at Bean’s Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)
1863 – Romania is using for the first time a mountain railway (from Anina to Oravita).
1864 Battle of Nashville, TN
1864 – Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs, VA
1868 Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
1874 1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1877 Thomas Edison patents phonograph
1893 Dvoráks “From the New World” premieres at Carnegie Hall NYC
1894 Cricket day 2 1st T Aus v Eng Aus 586 (Gregory 201) England 3-130
1899 Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
1905 The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
1907 In Persia, the Shah leads a coup de’etat against the liberal Prime Minister Nasir ul-Mulk and imprisons him, but a popular uprising forces the Shah to restore Nasir ul-Mulk soon after
1909 Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball’s National League
1913 Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1914 Battle of Lodz ends; Russians retreat toward Moscow
1914 – British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea
1914 – Serbian troops retake Belgrade in Austria-Hungary
1916 French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun
1917 Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia
1917 – World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Russian Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
1918 American Jewish Congress holds its 1st meeting
1919 Edna St Vincent Millay’s “Aria da Capo” premieres in NYC
1919 – Fiume (Rijeka) declares it’s Independence
1922 IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
1925 1st hockey game at Madison Sq Garden, Mont Candiens 3, NY Americans 1
1925 – 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic
1926 Facist national symbol elevated in Italy
1927 Ed Hickman kidnaps child he later beheads
1929 Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1930 Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)
1933 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
1934 Fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies
1935 Detroit Lions win NFL championship
1935 – Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine
1936 KVL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KEEN (now KING)
1938 Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1938 – Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer “The Deputy Sheriff”, born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
1939 “Gone With the Wind” premieres in Atlanta
1939 – 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware
1939 – Snip departs for 1st flight to Paramaribo/Curacao
1941 Gas/electrical use restricted in Holland
1941 – German submarine U-127 sinks
1941 – Nazi’s transfers 100 Czech citizens/Heinrich Himmler falls faint
1941 – North Africa: allied assault up Italians Gazala-posing
1941 – USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship
1941 – The American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.
1942 Massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs
1944 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel
1944 – Hizbu’allah (Arm forces for Allah) forms
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1944 – US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star
1944 – US troops lands on Mindoro
1945 John J “Cardinal” O’Connor, ordained as a priest
1946 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
1946 – Giants Filchock & Hapes suspended by NFL, didn’t report bribe attempt
1948 Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury
1949 Albert Camus‘ “Les Justes” premieres in Paris
1950 NYC’s Port Authority opens
1952 “Two’s Company” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
1952 – Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
1952 – KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 – Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias
1953 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons
Author Albert CamusAuthor Albert Camus 1954 – Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
1956 Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes
1956 – KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 – WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Everly Brothers record “Let It Be Me”
1961 Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel
1961 – Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
1961 – JFK visits Puerto Rico
1961 – L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels
1962 Vaughn Meader’s “1st Family” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 wks
1964 1st time 4 people in space
1964 – Canada adopts maple leaf flag
1965 3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh
1965 – D Heneker & J Taylor’s musical “Charlie Girl” premieres in London
1965 – Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
1965 – Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
1965 – William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th commissioner of baseball
1966 “Joyful Noise” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
1966 – Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
1966 – John W Mecom Jr becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints
1967 Beatles release “Christmas Time is Here Again”
1967 – Joe Garagiola joins Today Show panel
1967 – Silver Bay bridge (Oh-WV) collapes during afternoon rush hr, 34 die
1967 – The Silver Bridge collapses, killing 46 people.
1969 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London’s Lyceum Ballroom
1969 – SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
1970 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
1970 – S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed
1970 – Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)
1970 – Illinois State Constitution is adopted at a special election.
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
1973 – Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
1973 – Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
1973 – Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
1973 – Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game
1974 A’s Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)
1976 Oil tanker Argo Merchant runs aground on the Nantucket Shoals, spilling 7.6 m million gallons of fuel oil – one of the largest oil spills at sea
1976 – Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
1976 – Samoa becomes a member of the UN.
1978 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James
1978 – Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore
1979 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
1979 – World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all US hostages
1980 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
1980 – Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N’djamena
1980 – ZBZ Sangha registered after 5 yrs of administrative hassles in Warsaw
1981 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 503
NFL Coaching Legend Bill ParcellsNFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells 1982 Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of NY Giants
1982 – Roy Williams, Teamsters pres, & 4 others convicted of bribery
1982 – Sao Tome & Principe constitution approved
1982 – Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
1983 3 KC Royals suspended due to cocaine usage
1983 – Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
1983 – Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
1983 – Wendy Wasserstein’s “Isn’t It Romantic” premieres in NYC
1984 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley’s Comet
1986 150 killed during race riot in Karachi
1986 – CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure
1986 – Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift
1987 First National US Tour of “Les Miserables” opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1988 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
1991 “Nick & Nora” closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
1991 – Deb Richard wins JBP Cup LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
1992 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year
1992 – WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
1993 C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
1993 – Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns
1993 – John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
1993 – Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense
1993 – Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed
1993 – British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination
1993 – “Schindler’s List”, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, is released (Best Picture 1994)
Industrialist Oskar SchindlerIndustrialist Oskar Schindler 1993 – Steven Spielberg‘s “Schindler’s List”, an epic historical drama based on the life of Oskar Schindler, is released
1994 “Tuna Christmas” opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances
1994 – John Bruton becomes Ireland’s premier
1994 – Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
1994 – Palau becomes a member of the UN.
1995 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
1995 – The European Communities Court of Justice hands down the “Bosman ruling”, giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.
1996 Dottie Pepper & Juli Inkster win LPGA Diner’s Club Golf Matches
1996 – Jim Colbert & Bob Murphy wins Diner’s Club Senior PGA Golf Matches
1996 – Tom Lehman & Duffy Waldoff wins Diner’s Club PGA Golf Matches
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana 1997 SF 49ers retire Joe Montana‘s #16
2001 The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
2002 68th Heisman Trophy Award: Carson Palmer, USC (QB)
2004 “Million Dollar Baby”, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman is released (Best Picture 2005)
2005 Latvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.
2005 – Argentina’s president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
2005 – Introduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
2005 – The 2005 Atlantic Power Outage began.
2006 First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.
Blues Musician B.B. KingBlues Musician B.B. King 2006 – B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush
2008 74th Heisman Trophy Award: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (QB)
2009 Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
2011 Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003
2012 18 Asylum seekers drown in the Aegean Sea on the way to Greece from Turkey
2013 Michelle Bachelet is re-elected President of Chile
2013 – China successfully lands its moon rover on the moon


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Historical Events for 14th December 2015

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Events 1 – 168 of 168

644 Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Muhammad, appointed 3rd Caliph of Islam
867 Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
872 John VIII elected as Catholic Pope
1124 Theobald Buccapecus elected Pope Coelestinus II (he refuses)
1287 During St. Lucia’s Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history
1542 Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old
1575 Polish Parliament selects Istvan Bathory as king of Poland
1582 Zealand/Brabant Neth adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25
1600 Olivier van Noort sinks Spanish galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die
1656 Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales
1702 The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
1708 Prosper Jolyot’s “Electre” premieres in Paris
Queen of Scotland Mary StuartQueen of Scotland Mary Stuart 1774 Portsmouth, New Hampshire militiamen successfully attacked arsenal of Ft William & Mary
1782 Charleston, SC evacuated by British
1793 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati
1798 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine
1819 Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
1836 The Toledo War unofficially ends.
1849 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston)
1863 Battle of Bean’s Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tennessee
1882 Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo
1889 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila
1894 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
1894 – Test Cricket debut of Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
1896 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio AguinaldoRevolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo 1897 Emilio Aguinaldo signs the Pact of Biak-na-Bato, to end hostilities and dissolve his government, in exchange for amnesty and “$800,000 (Mexican)” as an indemnity
1900 Birth of Quantum Physics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
1900 – France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France’s right to exploit Morocco in return for France’s conceding her the same right in Tripoli
1901 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)
1903 Reg Foster completes 287 England v Australia on Test Cricket debut
1907 The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather’s Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
1911 South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
1913 Greece formally takes possession of Crete
1914 Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.
1915 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
1916 America’s first board certified doctors are named by the American Board of Ophthalmology following an examination at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, TN
1917 UFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini 1918 Giacomo Puccini‘s opera “Il Trittico” premieres in NYC
1918 – David Loyd George’s coalition Government wins a clear majority in the UK general election
1918 – Sinn Fein candidates win 73 of 105 Irish seats in UK general election, though all will refuse to take seats in Westminster, instead meeting at a Dail Eireann in Dublin
1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
1923 Gerard K “Simon” van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings)
1924 Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou
1924 – Respighi’s symphony “Pini di Roma” premieres in Paris
1926 Danish Madsen government forms
1927 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1928 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1929 Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece
1930 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
1931 1st assembly of Anton Musserts NSB in Utrecht
1932 French government of Herriot falls
1933 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
1934 1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany NY)
1935 Test Cricket debut of “Chuck” Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
1937 Japanese troops conquer/plunder Nanjing
1938 AL permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games
1938 – Major leagues agrees on standard ball
1938 – Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25
1938 – Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president
1939 Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union
1941 1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1941 – Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York
1941 – U-557 torpedoes British cruiser Galatea
1944 Begin(ning) Liese-Aktion: werving of labor force for Germany
1944 – Congress establshes rank of General of Army (5-star General)
1944 – German occupiers forbid use of electricity in parts of Holland
1945 Elmer Rice’ “Dream Girl” premieres in NYC
1946 “Three to Make Ready” closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 perfs
1946 – Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN
1946 – UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in NYC
1947 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
1947 – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.
1950 “Bless You All” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 perfs
1950 – UN Gen Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)
1950 – Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
1952 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 – R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
1952 – Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
1954 WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar
1955 – Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic
1956 Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO
1957 “Most Happy Fella” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs
1957 – “Rumple” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat SummerallCBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall 1958 Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium
1959 Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
1959 – J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513m
1960 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
1960 – Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
1960 – Washington Senators joins American League
1961 Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John” is 1st country song to get a gold record
1962 Mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)
1962 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1964 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes “Walk Away Rene”
1965 “La Grusse Valise” opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
1967 DNA created in a test tube
Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. PearsonPrime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson 1967 – Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau
1968 Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)
1969 “La Strada” opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
1969 – Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
1969 – Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on “Ed Sullivan Show”
1971 Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure
1971 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 – U.S. premiere of “Nicholas and Alexandra”, film adaptation of Robert K. Massie’s best selling novel
1972 Eugene Cernan & Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
1972 – Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor
1974 Islander Glenn Resch’s 1st shut-out opponent-Kings 3-0
1974 – Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes
Ice Hockey Legend Bobby OrrIce Hockey Legend Bobby Orr 1975 “Treemonisha” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
1975 – 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
1975 – WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
1976 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social dem abortion laws
1977 “Saturday Night Fever” starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC
1977 – Egyptian & Israeli representatives gather in Cairo for first formal peace conference
1977 – Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers for John Poloni & cash
1977 – Test Cricket debut of Abdul Qadir, v England at Lahore
1977 – War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years
1978 “Ballroom” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
1978 – China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1978 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 “Onward Victoria” opens/closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance
1980 – Anders Kailur scores on 6th Islander penalty shot
1980 – At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon
1980 – Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1980 – Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 – New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20
1980 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 – Massacre at Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Los Angeles with 3 people killed and 6 injured
1981 Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
1982 Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals
1983 “Peg” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances
1984 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
1985 US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin
1986 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world
1987 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia’s top rungetter
NHL Star Marcel DionneNHL Star Marcel Dionne 1987 – Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new
1988 CBS’ $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
1988 – NBA’s Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
1988 – Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures
1988 – US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
1990 Louis Jordan‘s revue “Five Guys Named Moe” premieres in London
1990 – Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later
1991 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
1991 – Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed
1992 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him
1993 Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
1994 Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam, China
Boxer Riddick BoweBoxer Riddick Bowe 1995 “Les Miserables” opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
1995 – AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant
1995 – Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
1996 12th Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Lives wins
1996 – 62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB)
1997 “View From the Bridge” opens at Criterion Theater, NYC
1997 – Juli Inkster & Dottie Pepper win LPGA Diners Club Matches
1997 – Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals
1998 64th Heisman Trophy Award: Ricky Williams, Texas (RB)
2003 President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
2003 – President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 2004 The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.
2008 President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.
2009 75th Heisman Trophy Award: Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama (RB)
2012 28 people, including 20 children, are shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
2012 – Australian Joel Parkinson wins the 2012 ASP World Tour
2012 – Gene Wolfe wins the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
2014 Shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party


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Historical Events for 13th December 2015

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Events 1 – 173 of 173

1294 Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.
1545 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III
1570 Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin
1572 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey
1577 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
1621 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
1636 The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.
1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland
1643 English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
1668 Jean Racine’s “Britannicus” premieres in Paris
1734 Britain & Russia sign trade agreement
1742 Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes
1759 First music store in America opens (Phila)
Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis DrakeVice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake 1769 Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter
1774 First incident of American Revolution – 400 attack Ft William and Mary, New Hampshire
1816 Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
1823 Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
1833 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonia
1861 Battle of Alleghany Summit, WV
1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, VA (Marye’s Heights)
1864 Battle of Ft McAllister, GA
1879 First federal fish hatching steamer launched (Wilmington, Delaware)
1889 Belgium rules on women/child labor law
1895 First complete execution of Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony
1900 Battle of Nooitgedacht: Boer generals De La Reyand Smuts defeat a British brigade under the command of Major General R. Clements
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1901 Test debut of S F Barnes v Aust SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
1902 British and German ships begin to bombard the Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with an ultimatum demanding that he claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Roosevelt to arbitrate
1903 Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone mound (NJ)
1903 – Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk
1906 German chancellor Bernhard von Bulow disbands the Parliament
1907 George Gunn scores 119 on Test debut v Australia SCG
1907 – German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
1913 British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm IIGerman Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II 1916 Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian & Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol
1916 – Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin
1916 – French chief of staff Joffre replaced by Nivelle
1918 US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany
1919 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
1920 Francis G. Pease’s interferometer at Mount Wilson Observatory is the first to measure the diameter of a star (Betelgeuse)
1920 – League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague
1920 – Netherland breaks contact with kingdom of Serbia, Croatia & Slavia
1922 Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players’ sleeves or caps
1924 KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
1928 Clip-on tie designed
1928 – George Gershwin’s “An American In Paris” premieres (NYC)
1930 French government of André Tardieu falls for the second time
1930 – George Sisler’s career ends when Boston Braves release him
1930 – Theodore Steeg forms French government
1934 Mark Hellinger Theater (Warner Bros) opens at 237 W 51st St NYC
1936 Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Wash DC
1936 – Green Bay Packers win NFL championship ith a 10–1–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau
1938 Los Angeles freezes at 28°F
1939 Battle of the River Plate – 3 British cruisers vs German pocket battleship Graf Spee
1941 German occupiers forbid National Front & Netherland Union
1941 – Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die
1941 – U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal
1942 Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader
1942 – Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears 14-6, to win NFL title
1943 150 US Marauders bomb Schiphol
1944 Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138
1944 – Norman Krasna’s “Dear Ruth” premieres in NYC
1946 Leon Blum elected French premier
1947 “Caribbean Carnival” closes at International NYC after 11 perfs
1947 – Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
1949 AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
1949 – Knesset votes to transfer Israel’s capital to Jerusalem
1950 “Let’s Make an Opera” opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 perfs
Actor James DeanActor James Dean 1950 – James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial
1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.
1956 – “Anastasia” comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.
1959 Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus
1960 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
1960 – Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane
1961 Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
1961 – Gideon Hausner in Jerusalem demands death penalty for Adolf Eichmann
1961 – Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller
1962 Relay 1 communication satellite launched
Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman 1963 Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
1964 Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf
1964 – In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border
1965 Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
1966 1st US bombing of Hanoi
1966 – 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
1966 – Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78
1966 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 United Soccer Association & Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL
1967 – Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
1967 – San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1968 Playland at Beach reopens
1968 – Pres Da Costa e Silva disbands parliament/grabs power
1969 Arlo Guthrie releases “Alice’s Restaurant”
1969 – Billy Martin fired as Twins’ manager
1970 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
1970 – Neil Simon‘s “Gingerbread Lady” premieres in NYC
1971 John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed
1973 MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya
1973 – World Football League grants 1st franchise (Detroit)
1974 Jim “Catfish” Hunter wins free agent claim against A’s owner Finley
1974 – Malta becomes a republic
1975 1st time “Saturday Night Live” uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
1975 – Australian Federal Election – Liberals with coalition under Malcolm Fraser win largest ever parliamentary majority
Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm FraserPrime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser 1975 – Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
1975 – Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
1975 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur
1976 – Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to SF 13h14m)
1977 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
1978 CBS’ premiere of “Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II”, sequel to “A Circle of Children”, which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken
1979 “Oklahoma!” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances
1979 – Strikes against price increases in Gdansk Poland
1979 – Saudi Arabia raises marker crude price to $24 per barrel
1980 “Perfectly Frank” closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1981 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
1981 – Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
1982 Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
1982 – 71st Men’s Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-3, 6-3, 6-2)
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 1982 – 71st Women’s Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 2-6, 6-3)
1983 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
1983 – Islander’s Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
1983 – KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
1983 – Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky’s 1st female governor
1984 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
1985 David Boon’s 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
1985 – Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh & Bruce Reid (v India)
1987 Belgium Christian Democrats (CVP) loses parliamentary election
1987 – Browns set club record for most points scored in a quarter, 28
1987 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC
1988 – Arafat addresses UN in Geneva
1989 Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1989 – The last issue of Gnistan (The Spark), the organ of the Solidaritetspartiet, is published in Sweden.
Actor Morgan FreemanActor Morgan Freeman 1989 – “Driving Miss Daisy” directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (Best Picture 1990)
1990 “Peter Pan” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
1990 – Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die
1990 – South African President De Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid
1990 – US Secretary of State Baker questions Iraq’s seriousness about Middle East peace
1991 Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconcilliation
1991 – NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud
1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
1992 “Show Off” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 – Dawn Coe-Jone wins Pizza-La LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1992 – FCC fines Infinity Broadcasting $600,000
1993 Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don’t
1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
1993 – Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
1993 – Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
1994 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
1995 Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center
1995 – US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
1996 Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays
1996 – Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1997 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
1999 65th Heisman Trophy Award: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (RB)
2000 The “Texas 7” escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins
2000 – American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
US Vice President Al GoreUS Vice President Al Gore 2001 the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.
2001 – “A Beautiful Mind” based on the bio by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)
2002 Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
2003 Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).
2003 – 69th Heisman Trophy Award: Jason White, Oklahoma (QB)
2004 Former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet is put under house arrest, after being sued under accusations over 9 kidnapping actions and manslaughter. The house arrest is lifted the same day on appeal.
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 2006 The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.
2007 The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.
2010 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
2012 A car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12
2012 – Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute
2014 Divisions emerge between rich and poor nations at the UN climate change talks in Peru
2014 – Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 2014 – A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C. takes place, against the police killing of unarmed black men
2014 – The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State
2014 – Two US soldiers killed in a Taliban bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul
2014 – 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)


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