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63 BC Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.
663 Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
771 Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
1082 Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
1301 Pope Boniface VIII’s degree Ausculta fili (only nominee)
1349 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots
1360 The French Franc is created.
1408 Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
1448 Bishop Jona of Moscow chosen as metropolitan of Kiev/Intoxication
1456 Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die
1492 Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)
1496 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I
1590 Niccolo Sfondrati chosen as Pope Gregory XIV
1602 Giulio Caccini’s “Euridice” premieres in Florence
1717 Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop “Margaret” and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard’s appearance, with specific reference to his “very black beard”, providing the source for his name
Pirate BlackbeardPirate Blackbeard 1741 -6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
1746 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
1757 Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians
1766 London auctioneers Christie’s hold their first sale
1775 At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1776 First US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms
1792 George Washington re-elected as US president
1798 Dutch troops occupy Hasselt
1804 Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President
1813 Lübeck surrenders to allied armies
1815 Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
1830 Hector Berlioz’ “Symphonique Fantastique” premieres in Paris
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson3rd US President Thomas Jefferson 1831 Former US President John Q Adams takes his seat as a member of House of Representatives
1832 Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US
1835 – 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
1837 Hector Berlioz’ “Requiem” premieres
1837 – Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada
1840 Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death
1846 C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive
1847 Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
1848 President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California
1854 Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair
1859 Dion Boucicault’s “Octaroon” premieres in NYC
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1862 Battle of Coffeeville, MS
1865 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
1868 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)
1876 Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench
1876 – Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented
1881 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes
1887 Stanley’s expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo
1890 Berlioz’ opera “Les Troyens” premieres in Karlsruhe
1892 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany’s Reichstag
1892 – Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
1893 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges
1894 Georges Feydeaus’ “L’hôtel du libre échange” premieres in Paris
1896 Henrik Ibsen’s “Kejsor og Galileer” premieres in Leipzig
1905 Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM
4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson 1908 1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)
1912 The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
1914 6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2
1914 – The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
1917 Austro-German Forces launch an offensive against the Italians on the western end of their line, around Asiago
1918 Oil refinery on Curacao opens
1920 Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided
1920 – Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
1924 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
1925 13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
1925 – Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government
1926 Sergei Eisenstein’s “Battleship Potemkin” debuts
1928 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
1928 – MW Miklas elected president of Austria
1929 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
1931 CFL Grey Cup: Mtl AAA beats Regina, 22-0 at Montreal
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 1932 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America
1933 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition of alcohol) repealed (5:32 PM EST)
1935 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
1936 24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20
1936 – Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
1941 Football Writers Association of America organized
1941 – Patrick Hamilton’s “Angel Street” premieres in NYC
1941 – Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army
1941 – Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved
1941 – US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor
1942 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
1942 – Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work
1942 – West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland
1943 NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves
1944 German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht
1945 “Lost Squadron” crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)
1945 – Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1946 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1948 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 – Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
1952 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president
1955 – Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
1955 – The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
1956 Thornton Wilder’s “Matchmaker” premieres in NYC
Civil Rights Activist Rosa ParksCivil Rights Activist Rosa Parks 1957 William Inge’s “Dark at the Top of the Stairs” premieres in NYC
1957 – NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
1957 – President Sukarno of Indonesia expels all Dutch people.
1958 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Phila
1958 – WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
1958 – The Preston bypass, the UK’s first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
1959 Intikhab Alam bowls Colin McDonald with 1st ball in Tests
1960 Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium
1964 Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1966 “I Do! I Do!” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances
1967 The Beatles’ clothing store “Apple” opens at 94 Baker Street, London
1967 – Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war
1968 Rolling Stones release “Beggar’s Banquet” LP
1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
1970 – Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
1970 – Premiere of Dario Fo’s Morte accidentale di un anarchico.
1971 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
1971 – Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession
1972 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
1972 – Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
1972 – Joseph A Walker’s “River Niger” premieres in NYC
Pediatrician Benjamin SpockPediatrician Benjamin Spock 1973 Cubs’ Ron Santo became 1st baseball player to veto his trade
1973 – Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings release album “Band on the Run”
1974 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
1974 – 1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
1974 – Airport terminal roof in Teheran collapses killing 17
1974 – Final episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC TV
1974 – NFL’s Seattle Seahawks forms
1974 – Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
1974 – Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
1974 – Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL’s World Bowl
1975 “Me & Bessie” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1975 – NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
1976 Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards
1977 Egypt breaks off diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & South Yemen
1978 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player
1978 – Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
1978 – Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” premieres in NYC
1978 – Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins’ Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns
1980 Bank of Canada’s Canadian Currency Museum opens
1981 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB)
1981 – 56th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75)
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 1981 – France performs nuclear test
1982 Cleveland Browns’ Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
1982 – Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo’s world championship
1982 – Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
1982 – Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
1982 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 – 15th NAACP Image Awards: “An Officer and a Gentleman” wins Outstanding Motion Picture
1983 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
1983 – LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
1983 – ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
1984 A’s trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1984 – French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
1984 – Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
1985 Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
1985 – Great Britain performs nuclear test
1985 – Sam Shepard’s “Lie of the Mind” premieres in NYC
1987 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
1987 – David Boon’s 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
1987 – Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
1988 NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy
1988 – Shuttle Atlantis launches world’s 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
1989 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
1990 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
1990 – Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
1990 – Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years
1990 – Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
1991 “Catskills on Broadway” opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 perfs
1991 – Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty
1991 – NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11
1992 1st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #12 Florida, 28-21
1993 “Timon of Athens” closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
1993 – 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
1993 – Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
1993 – Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1993 – Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela
1993 – The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
1995 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
1996 “Dreams & Nightmares” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1996 – Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement
1996 – Portland’s Jermaine O’Neal, 18, becomes youngest NBA player
1997 1st Game at Wash Capitals’ MCI Center vs Fla Panthers
1997 – STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
1998 3rd Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Texas A&M beats #2 Kansas State, 36-33 (2 OT)
1998 – 7th SEC Championship Game: #1 Tennessee beats #23 Mississippi State, 24-14
1999 88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)
Film Director Peter JacksonFilm Director Peter Jackson 2002 “The Two Towers” 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York
2004 93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)
2005 The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2005 – The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
2006 Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
2006 – Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million
2007 Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
2008 Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 2008 – OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery
2009 5th ACC Championship Game: #12 Georgia Tech beats #25 Clemson, 39-34


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Historical Events for 4th December 2015

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1110 Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
1154 Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
1197 Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
1259 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX
1489 Battle of Baza – Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
1534 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1563 Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years
1619 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
1644 First European peace congress opens in Munster
1655 Middelburg Neth forbids building of synagogue
1665 Jean Racine’s “Alexandre le Grand” premieres in Paris
1674 Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago
1676 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
1680 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
1682 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)
1688 General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changes allegiance from James II to William of Orange
1691 Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
1691 – Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
1783 Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce’s Tavern, NYC
1791 Britain’s Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
1798 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
1812 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa, patents a horse-drawn mower
5th US President James Monroe5th US President James Monroe 1816 James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
1829 Britain outlaws “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)
1832 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
1833 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
1836 Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa
1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass
1843 – Robert Schumann’s “Das Paradies und die Peri” premieres in Leipzig
1844 James Knox Polk elected 11th US President
1851 Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte’s forces crush an attempted coup d’etat in France
1863 Storm flood ravages Netherlands coastal provinces
1864 Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA
1864 – Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
11th US President James Knox Polk11th US President James Knox Polk 1867 Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
1872 The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean
1875 William Marcy “Boss” Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail
1881 The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1889 Stanley’s expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
1899 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
1899 – Webb Hayes, son of US President Rutherford Hayes, receives medal of honor
1901 Anne Russell’s ‘Girl and the judge’ premieres in NYC
1905 British government of Balfour resigns
1906 Alpha Phi Alpha, first Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
1908 Haiti’s president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
Politician Boss TweedPolitician Boss Tweed 1908 – The world’s ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
1909 1st CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6
1914 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court
1915 F F Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
1915 – Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Ga
1915 – Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco
1915 – Henry Ford‘s peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe ‘to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas’
1918 US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st President to travel outside US while in office
1920 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson 1920 – 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3
1921 The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
1922 Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service
1923 Cecil B. DeMille‘s first version of “Ten Commandments” premieres
1923 – WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)
1926 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow
1927 – Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
1927 – Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
1928 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn’s musical “Whoopee” premieres in NYC
1930 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
1931 “Frankenstein” opens at Mayfair
1933 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 – Jack Kirkland’s “Tobacco Road” premieres in NYC
1935 1,200 at St Joseph’s College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
1941 Nazi ordinance places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
1942 First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
1942 – FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
1942 – US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II
1942 – Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
1943 -Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inonu
1943 – Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
1943 – Yugoslavian resistance forms provisionary government under Dr Ribar
1944 Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
1945 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
1945 – Senate approves US participation in United Nations
1947 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
1948 “Magdalena” closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
1948 – SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
1948 – 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
1949 Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run
1949 – Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak is fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by Malay student Rosli Dhoby with help from Morshidi Sidek with the goal of helping neighbouring Indonesia to take over British Sarawak
Composer Aaron CoplandComposer Aaron Copland 1951 Aaron Copland‘s/Robbins’ “Pied Piper” premieres in NYC
1951 – Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
1951 – Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government.
1952 Killer fogs begin in London, England; “Smog” becomes a word
1952 – Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
1954 “Hit the Trail” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1954 – “On Your Toes” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
1955 Mgr Alfrink installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
1957 First edition of “Chase’s Annual Events” published
1957 – 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John’s, England)
1958 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
1958 – Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd PattersonBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson 1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1961 – Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse‘s Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
1961 – Smallest NY Knick, 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
1961 – Tanganyika becomes 104th member of UN
1961 – WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 – The female contraceptive ‘pill’ becomes available on the National Health Service in Britain
1961 – 1962 NFL Draft: Ernie Davis from University of Syracuse first pick by Washington Redskins
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)
1963 – Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
1964 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
1964 – Beatles release “Beatles For Sale” album
1964 – Commissioner’s office given full powers in baseball disputes
Italian Prime Minister Aldo MoroItalian Prime Minister Aldo Moro 1964 – Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
1965 “Roar of the Greasepaint” closes at Shubert NYC after 232 perfs
1965 – 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die
1965 – 2nd NY Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers’ owner)
1965 – Gemini 7 (Borman & Lovell) launched
1965 – SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 – Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march
1970 Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
1971 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
1971 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
1971 – McGurk’s Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’
1973 Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Muslim pilgrims
Writer Jean-Paul SartreWriter Jean-Paul Sartre 1974 – Jean-Paul Sartre visits Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in prison
1975 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
1977 Hollis Stacy/Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
1977 – Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowns himself ruler of Central African Empire
1977 – NFL’s 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7
1977 – Neil Simon‘s “Chapter Two” premieres in NYC
1977 – 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)
1978 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco’s 1st female & Jewish mayor
1978 – Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed
1978 – Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1979 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
1980 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
1980 – Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1981 “Falcon Crest” premieres on CBS-TV
1981 – Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
1981 – According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1982 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
1982 – China adopts its constitution
1982 – Police & racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
1983 “Amen Corner” closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
1983 – “Baby” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
1983 – David Shire & R Maltby Jr’s musical “Baby” premieres in NYC
1983 – NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
1983 – US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
1984 Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1984 – 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO
1985 “Les Miserables” opens at Palace Theatre, London
1985 – French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski
1985 – President Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser
1986 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7
1986 – Neil Simon‘s “Broadway Bound” premieres in NYC
1987 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
1988 – Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1988 – Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
1988 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1989 NBC’s premiere of “Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder”, based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 1990 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
1990 – Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
1990 – An Iraqi official reports that Iraq will withdraw if it can retain control of the Rumailah field and keep Bubiyan and Werbah islands; also says that demands that the Palestinian issue be treated separately would not be surmountable
1991 Judds final concert (Nashville)
1991 – Muslim Shi’ites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
1991 – Pan American World Airways ceased operations
1991 – Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her
1992 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
1993 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
1993 – Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 1993 – A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
1993 – 2nd SEC Championship Game: #9 Florida beats #16 Alabama, 28-13
1994 “Angels in America-Perestroika” closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 perfs
1994 – “Angels in America-Millennium Approach” closes at Kerr after 367 perfs
1994 – 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
1994 – Marta Figueras-Dottie/Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
1996 7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win
1996 – NASA’s 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
1996 – Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57
1997 “Diary of Anne Frank” opens at Music Box Theater NYC
1997 – NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach
1997 – Nizar Hamdoon warns that Iraq will not allow oil to flow during a third six-month phase of the UN’s oil-for-food sale until the UN approves an aid distribution plan
Singer-Songwriter Alanis MorissetteSinger-Songwriter Alanis Morissette 1998 The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
1999 8th SEC Championship Game: #7 Alabama beats #5 Florida, 34-7
2004 13th SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #15 Tennessee, 38-28
2005 Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
2005 – 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
2005 – U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries “Pope John Paul II” on CBS
2006 An adult giant squid is caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo.
2010 19th SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn beats #18 South Carolina, 56-17
2010 – 6th ACC Championship Game: #12 Virginia Tech beats #20 Florida State, 44-33
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2010 – 15th Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Oklahoma beats #13 Nebraska, 23-20
2011 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)


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741 St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
1347 Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics
1557 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
1639 1st annulment by court decree passes
1676 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
1678 Edmund Halley receives MA from The Queen’s College, Oxford
1685 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
1694 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
1699 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague
1736 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton’s theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere
1775 First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred
1818 Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)
1828 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President
1833 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
US President & General Andrew JacksonUS President & General Andrew Jackson 1834 First US dental society organized (NY)
1835 First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
1844 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms
1847 Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper “North Star”
1854 Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.
1863 Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN
1864 Skirmish at Thomas’ Station, Georgia
1866 Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies
1868 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial
1878 Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel
1881 Henry Morton Stanley founds Leopoldville (now Kinshasa)
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1883 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes
1901 Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
1903 Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
1907 George Cohan’s musical “Talk of the Town” premieres in NYC
1908 Edward Elgar’s 1st Symphony in A premieres
1910 Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)
1911 Willis Carrier presents his influencial “Rational Psychrometric Formulae” on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1912 Gerrit Brinkman becomes 1st Dutch traffic officer
1912 – Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
1912 – First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
1914 Dutch army opens fire on interned Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
1915 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
1917 The Supreme Allied War Council, meeting at Versailles to define war aim, fails to reach an agreement
Engineer Willis CarrierEngineer Willis Carrier 1917 – After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
1920 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
1921 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
1922 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
1923 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC)
1926 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
1926 – Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days
1929 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
1930 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
1930 – Otto Ender forms Austrian government
1930 – Richard Rodgers/L Hart’s musical “Evergreen” premieres in London
1931 Alka Seltzer goes on sale
Novelist Agatha ChristieNovelist Agatha Christie 1932 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
1932 – Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
1933 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000
1933 – Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
1934 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
1934 – KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Phila Penn
1938 AAUs decides to continue linear measuring system over metric
1939 Dmitri Shostakovich’s 6th Symphony premieres
1941 Hitler views Poltava, Ukraine
1943 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
1943 – Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
1943 – Howard Hanson‘s 4th Symphony premieres
1944 British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
Composer and Conductor Howard HansonComposer and Conductor Howard Hanson 1944 – Hungarian death march of Jews ends
1944 – Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe
1944 – NFL Cardinals-Pitts merger disolves
1944 – US 5th Armoured division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald
1944 – The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
1944 – Britain’s Home Guard (‘Dad’s Army’) is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London.
1946 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
1946 – US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
1947 Tennessee Williams‘ “Streetcar Named Desire” premieres in NYC
1948 “Pumpkin Papers” come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
1948 – 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in
1948 – Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1948 – Chinese refugee ship “Kiangya” explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100
1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
1949 – 14th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-13 in Birmingham
1950 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)
1950 – Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
1950 – Cleveland Browns’ Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts
1952 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
1952 – Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
1953 “Kismet” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances
1953 – Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party
1953 – Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch’ 5th String Quartet
1954 Samuel Barber‘s “Prayers of Kierkegaard” premieres
1954 – William Walton’s opera “Troilus & Cressida” premieres in London
Composer Samuel BarberComposer Samuel Barber 1955 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
1956 – KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast
1956 – Wilt Chamberlain‘s 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
1958 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
1959 State of emergency in Cyprus ends
1960 “Camelot” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
1960 – Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner’s “Camelot” premieres in NYC
1961 Anton Geesink becomes 1st non-Japanese judo world champion
1961 – The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein
1961 – George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal
1961 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1962 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
1962 – Pravda criticizes western art
1962 – 1963 NFL Draft: Terry Baker from Oregon State first pick by Los Angeles Rams
1964 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 – Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
1965 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
1965 – USSR launches Luna 8; it crashes on the Moon
1966 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
1966 – 31st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-0 in Birmingham
1967 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)
1967 – Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno1st President of Indonesia Sukarno 1967 – Fomrer Indonesian president Sukarno placed under house arrest
1967 – Final run of “20th Century Limited” famed NY-Chicago luxury train
1967 – Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica
1968 NBC Elvis comeback special airs
1968 – Pitcher’s mound drops from 15″ to 10″ & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
1969 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 US President Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa’s jail term
1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
1972 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1975 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People’s Democratic Rep proclaimed
1976 Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland
1978 “King of Hearts” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
1978 – Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1979 11 trampled to death at Who concert in Cincinnati
1979 – 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)
1979 – Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
1979 – Iran accepts constitution
1979 – Shadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.
1980 NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty
1981 Beth Daniel/Tom Kite win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1981 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 1st NJ Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1982 – 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
1982 – 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
1982 – NJ Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
1982 – Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
1982 – “Frances” film depicting life of actress Frances Frances and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US
1983 “Marilyn: An American Fable” closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 perfs
1983 – 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
1983 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 – 48th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-20 in Birmingham
1984 Union Carbide pesticide plant leak of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) – other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
1985 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-lands at Edwards AFB
Actress Shelley DuvallActress Shelley Duvall 1985 – 7th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for “Faerie Tale Theatre”
1986 Sri Lanka all out 55 v WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs
1988 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
1988 – NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)
1989 Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1989 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over
1990 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
1991 Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
1991 – Muslim Shi’ites release US hostage Alan Steen
1991 – White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns
1992 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1992 – The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
1994 3rd SEC Championship Game: #6 Florida beats #3 Alabama, 24-23
1995 “Company” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
1995 – “Holiday” opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
1995 – 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
1995 – Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 – Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket v South Africa, a record
1995 – Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
1995 – Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
1997 “1776” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
1997 – Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo
1999 NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
2005 XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
2005 – 14th SEC Championship Game: #13 Georgia beats #3 LSU, 34-14
2005 – 1st ACC Championship Game: #22 Florida State beats #5 Virginia Tech, 27-22
2005 – 10th Big 12 Championship Game: #2 Texas beats Colorado, 70-3
2006 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
2007 Devastating winter storms caused the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damaged are blamed on the floods.
2011 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10
2011 – 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
2014 Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns
2014 – Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest
2014 – Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the NY police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold


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