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461 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
615 Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV
1302 Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree “Unam sanctam”
1367 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1521 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V’s/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
1523 Giulio de’ Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
1530 Augsburg] Emperor Karel I enables Edict of Worms
1544 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1620 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
1621 Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
1644 First protestant ministry society in New England
1700 Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
1794 Jakobin Club forms in Paris
1794 – Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
1805 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1816 Warsaw University is established.
1824 Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
1835 A ship carrying 500 armed Maori from Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga arrives on the Chatham Islands; those Moriori (indigenous people of the Chatham Islands) that are not killed are enslaved
1837 Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens
1850 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth
1861 Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper
1861 – The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts
1863 US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; “Four score & seven years ago…”
1872 E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first ‘calculator’, an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
Politician Boss TweedPolitician Boss Tweed 1873 William Marcy “Boss” Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment
1873 – James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation
1879 Natl Association of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what “is” a trotter
1881 A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
1885 Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivinitza
1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Dying Detective” (BG)
1893 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
1894 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
1894 – Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
1895 Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Sussex Vampire” (BG)
1903 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate
1905 The steamer “Hilda” sinks in the English Channel (100 people drown)
1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
1909 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
1910 Ferenc Molnàr’s “Tester” premieres in Budapest
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi 1911 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).
1919 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
1922 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
1923 Béla Bartòk’s “Tancsuite” premieres
1923 – The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures
1926 British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
1926 – Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union
1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
1932 – Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor
1933 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1940 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler
1940 – First major German air raid on Birmingham – about 440 bombers kill 450
1942 Joseph Goebbels visits “German Theatre in the Niederlanden”
1942 – Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
1943 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1944 World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1946 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
1947 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
1948 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1949 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
1950 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
MLB Catcher Roy CampanellaMLB Catcher Roy Campanella 1951 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
1952 – Spain joins UNESCO
1952 – Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
1953 – US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi
1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.
1957 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
1958 First 2 F-27 Fokker’s Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
1959 “Rocky & His Friends” debuts on ABC
1959 – Ford cancels Edsel
1960 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1961 Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13)
1962 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
1962 – KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 – SN Behrman’s “Lord Pengo” premieres in NYC
1962 – Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
1965 ABC radio begins weekly “Vietnam Update” report
1965 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created
1966 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies’ Golf Invitational
1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
1968 Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees
1968 – Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
1969 Apollo 12’s Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1969 – WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
1970 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Disney World’s Fort Wilderness opens
1972 “Ambassador” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
1972 – “Dear Oscar” closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances
1972 – Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
1972 – KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
1972 – Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election
1972 – Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin
1973 Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney’s PNP doesn’t win a chair
1973 – New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years
1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
Actress Louise FletcherActress Louise Fletcher 1975 – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Best Picture 1976)
1976 George Harrison releases “This Song”
1976 – Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail
1976 – Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
1977 -21] Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
1977 – Canuck’s Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1977 – Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1978 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
1978 – “The Miracle at the Meadowlands”, Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1978 – 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
1979 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract
1979 – Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion
1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein’s jean ad featuring Brooke Shields
1981 U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil
1983 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils “a Mickey Mouse organization”
1983 – Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game
1984 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
1984 – NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
1985 Herb Gardner’s “I’m Not Rappaport” premieres in NYC
1985 – US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 1985 – In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco
1986 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
1986 – Tina Howe’s “Coastal Disturbances” premieres in NYC
1987 France performs nuclear test
1989 US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US’ 1st qualification since 1950
1989 – 39th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rusty Wallace wins
1990 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically
1990 – Pittsburgh’s Barry Bonds wins NL MVP
1990 – Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning “Girl You Know Its True” album
1991 Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
1992 “3 From Brooklyn” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances
1993 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
MLB Legend Cal Ripken JrMLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr 1993 – Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
1994 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
1994 – Sam’s Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1994 – 59th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
1995 “Beatle Anthology” premieres on ABC-TV
1995 – “Sacrilege” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
1995 – “School for Scandal” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
1995 – 83rd CFL Grey Cup: Balt Stallions defeats Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
1995 – CNET lauches www.shareware.com
1995 – Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
1995 – Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
1996 “God Said, Ha!,” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
1996 – “Sex & Longing” closes at Cort Theater NYC
1996 – Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
1996 – Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
1996 – The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
1996 – Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
1996 – The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
1997 “Eugene Onegin” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1997 – “Old Neighborhood” opens at Booth Theater NYC
1997 – STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
1997 – In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
Painter Vincent van GoghPainter Vincent van Gogh 1998 Vincent van Gogh‘s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1999 Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
1999 – In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
2005 70th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-18 in Auburn
2006 94th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 25-14
2010 “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.
Novelist J. K. RowlingNovelist J. K. Rowling 2010 – New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed
2011 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend
2013 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon


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Historical Events for 18th November 2015

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326 Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
794 Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto
1105 Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
1210 Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV
1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head
1421 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
1424 Storm flood ravages Dutch coast
1477 First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton
1494 French King Charles VIII occupies Florence
1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
1626 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica
1667 Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC
1686 Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France’s anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.
French Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireFrench Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1718 Voltaire‘s “Oedipe” premieres in Paris
1738 France & Austria sign peace
1742 Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops occupy Carlisle
1755 Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
1776 Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ
1787 First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
1803 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
1804 Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
1805 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America
1820 Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer
1833 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
1835 -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1852 State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul’s Cathedral, London)
1852 – Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
1861 The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in Richmond, Virginia
1865 Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”
1872 American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY
1872 – Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting
1874 National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
1883 Antonin Dvorák’s “Husitska” premieres
1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada
Suffragette Susan Brownell AnthonySuffragette Susan Brownell Anthony 1889 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
1893 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
1894 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
1894 – 1st comic strip “Origin of a New Species” by Richard Outcault
1899 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
1901 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
1902 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
1903 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
1904 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
1905 George Bernard Shaw‘s “Major Barbara” premieres in London
1905 – Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1905 – 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
1906 Langdon Mitchells “New York Idea” premieres in NYC
1906 – Anarchists bomb St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
1909 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
1911 Britain’s first seaplane flies
1911 – Opera “Lobetanz” first American performance
1912 Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire
1913 Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
1916 General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) – over 1 million killed or wounded
1917 Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1918 Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
1918 – Latvia declares independence from Russia
1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy’s musical “Irene” premieres in NYC
1920 Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC
1922 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
1926 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1928 Walt Disney‘s Mickey Mouse appears in NY in “Steamboat Willie”
1929 Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates “kinescope”
1929 – Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
1929 – Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
1930 Musical “Smiles” with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC
1930 – Sjostakovitch’ opera “The Nose” premieres in Lenningrad
1930 – Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.
1932 “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
1932 – 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March
1932 – 5th Academy Awards – “Grand Hotel”, Fredric March, Wallace Beery & Helen Hayes win
1936 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1936 – Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
1938 Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
1939 Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
1939 – The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus
1940 George Matesky, New York City’s Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.
1941 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
1941 – Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields’ “Junior Miss” premieres in NYC
1941 – Mussolini‘s forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia
1942 Thornton Wilders “Skin of our Teeth,” premieres in NYC
1943 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
1943 – 444 British bombers attack Berlin
1943 – U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg 1945 Arnold Schoenberg‘s Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres
1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
1949 – The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days
1950 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
1951 “See it Now” premieres on TV
1951 – British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
1951 – Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
1953 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
1954 Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
1955 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
1956 Morocco gains independence
First President of South Korea Syngman RheeFirst President of South Korea Syngman Rhee 1957 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
1958 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
1958 – Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
1959 Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year
1959 – “Ben-Hur” directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Best Picture 1960)
1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
1960 – Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
1961 “Gay Life” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
1961 – “Kwamina” closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances
1961 – JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961 – US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1963 Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
1963 – Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1963 – King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco
1964 Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
1964 – J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as “most notorious liar”
1965 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow
1966 – US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
1966 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
1968 Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon
1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 – Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
1970 – Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
1970 – Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
1970 – Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
Chemist & Peace Activist Linus PaulingChemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling 1971 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1971 – A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast
1973 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
1973 – Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
1975 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
1975 – Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1976 Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
1976 – Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett
1978 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 – In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones
1979 Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini 1979 – 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
1980 “Heaven’s Gate” premieres
1980 – Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
1980 – Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after “soccer war” 1969)
1981 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1982 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
1982 – Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
1983 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons
1984 “3 Musketeers” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
1984 – 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
1984 – Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1984 – Flyers’ Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 – NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
1984 – NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery “Fatal Vision”, based on Joe McGinnis’ novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children
1984 – 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
1984 – The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
1985 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
1985 – Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
1985 – Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
1985 – Paul McCartney releases “Spies Like Us”
1986 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
1987 31 people die in a fire at King’s Cross, London’s busiest tube station
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 1987 – Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
1987 – Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP
1989 Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
1990 “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 perfs
1990 – 1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11½-4½ at Lake Nona CC FLA
1990 – NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
1990 – 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
1991 France deports Marlon’s daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
1991 – Muslim Shi’ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
1991 – Auburn men’s basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
1991 – The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to Yugoslav People’s Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege
Actor Denzel WashingtonActor Denzel Washington 1992 “Malcolm X” with Denzel Washington premieres in US
1992 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM
1993 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
1993 – Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
1993 – NAFTA passes House
1993 – North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
1993 – Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
1993 – WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
1994 “Star Trek VII – Generations” premieres
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
1995 – Sam’s Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen
1995 – 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
1996 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she’s charged with murder
1997 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
1997 – FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
1997 – 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
1997 – Mavericks’ A C Green ties Randy Smith’s NBA record of 906 cons games
1997 – Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
1997 – Willem de Kooning painting “Two Standing Women” sold for $4,182,500
1999 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.
2000 65th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 9-0 in Tuscaloosa
2001 Phillips Petroleum and Conoco merge into a new company as ‘ConocoPhillips’, the third-largest oil and natural gas company in the US
2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
2003 The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal’s CPI(ML).
2003 – In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective
2003 – Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional; the legislature fails to act within the mandated 180 days, and on May 17, 2004, Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage
2004 Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
2006 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa
Singer-songwriter Justin TimberlakeSinger-songwriter Justin Timberlake 2007 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win
2007 – 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
2011 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage
2012 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix
2012 – Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets


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Historical Events for 17th November 2015

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Events 1 – 184 of 184

473 The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.
1183 Battle of Mizushima.
1278 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
1292 (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scots.
1511 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
1555 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
1558 Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister “Bloody” Mary
1603 English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
1659 Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
1734 John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
1785 Church of England organizes in New England
1796 Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I’s French forces beat Austrians in Italy
1798 -21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die
1800 Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1812 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon‘s retreat from Moscow
1827 The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
1831 Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.
1839 Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera “Oberte Conti Di” premieres in Milan
1842 Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston
1842 – Opera “Linda di Chamounix” is produced (London)
1853 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.
1856 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
1858 Origin of Modified Julian Period
Physician and Explorer David LivingstonePhysician and Explorer David Livingstone 1862 Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
1863 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN
1863 – Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
1866 Opera “Mignon” is produced (Paris)
1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
1869 – Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1874 Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ
1875 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.
1877 Gilbert and Sullivan’s operette “Sorcerer” premieres in London
1878 First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
1883 23rd British Golf Open: Willie Fernie shoots a 158 at Musselburgh Links
1884 Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being “cruel”
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1888 Tchaikovsky‘s 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg
1889 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF
1894 Daily Racing Form founded
1894 – Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons
1900 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery
1903 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
1903 – In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
1904 George Cohan’s musical “Little Johnny Jones” premieres in NYC
1905 The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
1906 11th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham
1913 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct
1914 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1917 Lenin defends “temporary” removal of freedom of the press
1918 Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
1922 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
1926 NHL’s Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
1927 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
1928 Boston Garden officially opens
1928 – Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
1929 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
1929 – Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo
1930 Musical “Sweet & Low” with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
1931 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
1932 German government of von Papen resigns
1933 United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade
1933 – Marx brothers film “Duck Soup” directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1936 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
1937 Britain’s Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
1938 Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
1939 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
1939 – Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II’s “Very Warm for May” premieres in NYC
1939 – The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.
1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
1941 Virgil Thomson’s 2nd Symphony, premieres
1944 -Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder
1945 “Girl from Nantucket” closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 perfs
1945 – New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1947 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
1948 Britain’s House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1953 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
1953 – The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.
1953 – The United States join the UN in condemning Israel’s raid on Jordon on October 4, 1953
NFL Legend Jim BrownNFL Legend Jim Brown 1956 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
1956 – USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1959 – Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
1959 – William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
1960 New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
1962 “Nowhere to Go, But Up” closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs
1962 – President Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC
1962 – Simon/Coleman/Leigh’s musical “Little Me” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
1965 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR
1965 – William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
1966 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
1967 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
1967 – French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
1967 – Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
1967 – Davey Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, NY
1968 John Kander/Fred Ebbs’ musical “Zorba” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
1968 – KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies’ Golf Invitational
1968 – “Heidi Game”, NBC cuts to show “Heidi” and misses Raider’s rally to beat Jets, 43-32
1968 – Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
1969 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
1970 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
1970 – Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
1972 Juan Peron returns to Argentina
1973 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
1973 – Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on “The Nurse”
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1973 – US President Richard Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”
1974 Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
1974 – Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
1974 – Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1977 Bernard Pomerance’s “Elephant Man” premieres in London
1977 – Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
1977 – Miss World Contest – Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
1979 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX
1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages
1979 – NY Stars (WBL) home opener at Madison Square Garden in NYC
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 1980 John Lennon releases “Double Fantasy” album in UK
1981 “1st” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
1981 – NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
1982 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
1983 “La Tragedie de Carmen” opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 perfs
1983 – Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
1983 – Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
1984 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
1984 – Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
1985 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
1985 – NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
1985 – NBC’s premiere of controversial TV thriller “Hostage Flight”
1985 – 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
1986 “Oh Coward!” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
1987 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 1987 – The Madonna compilation album “You Can Dance” is released
1988 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
1988 – Neil Simon‘s “Rumors” premieres in NYC
1989 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
1990 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA
1991 “Brigadoon” closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
1991 – 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
1991 – Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
1991 – 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
1992 “Gypsy Passion” opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
1992 – Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
1992 – Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1992 – Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
1993 “Grand Night For Singing” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 perfs
1993 – Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
1993 – US House of Representatives approve Nafta
1994 “Sunset Boulevard” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
1994 – 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
1994 – Irish government of Reynolds resigns
1996 “Present Laughter” opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
1996 – Sam’s Town Bowling Invitational
1996 – Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
1997 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
1997 – In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
NHL Legend and Owner Mario LemieuxNHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux 1997 – Metallica release the album “ReLoad”
1998 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, “Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998”
1998 – Whitney Houston releases “My Love is Your Love”
1998 – Mariah Carey releases “#1’s”
2000 A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
2000 – Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
2001 66th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Auburn
2002 54th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins
2003 Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2004 Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
Pop Star Britney SpearsPop Star Britney Spears 2005 Italy’s choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
2006 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
2008 “Twilight”, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles
2008 – Japan, the world’s second-biggest economy, slides into its first recession in seven years
2012 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
2013 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
2013 – Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix
Actress Kristen StewartActress Kristen Stewart 2013 – 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
2013 – Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
2013 – Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia
2013 – Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
2014 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops


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