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250 St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)
820 Book of mother, published
1045 Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III
1156 According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of Lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland
1265 The first Parliament of England summoned other than by royal command (in this instance by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall
1320 Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland
1356 Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scots.
1502 The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
1503 Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
1513 Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish/Norwegian king
1523 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
1576 The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almansa.
1613 Peace of Knarodends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
1648 Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
1667 Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
1778 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass
1781 1st edition of Pieter It Hoens “Post of Neder-Rhijn” published
1785 Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Is), no takers
1788 Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John MarshallChief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall 1801 John Marshall appointed US chief justice
1807 Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris
1809 1st US geology book published by William Maclure
1839 In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
1840 Dumont D’Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica
1840 – Dutch King Willem II crowned
1841 China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
1850 Investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England
1860 Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
1866 Prim’s Insurrection in Spain ends
1868 Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee
1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before US Congress
1870 “City of Boston” vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard
1870 – Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis as US Senator for Mississippi
Minister and US Senator Hiram R. RevelsMinister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels 1872 California Stock Exchange Board organized
1879 British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana
1883 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG
1887 US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
1892 1st basketball game played (Mass)
1905 The US begins supervision of the Dominican Republic’s national and international debts, testing Roosevelt’s ‘Corollary’ to the Monroe Doctrine
1910 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
1914 The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment
1920 Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
1921 British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sank with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay
1921 – Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
1921 – Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
1921 – Republic of Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
1922 Arthur Honegger’s ballet “Skating Rink” premieres, Paris
1925 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
1926 2nd German government of Luther begins
1929 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, “In Old Arizona”
1930 1st radio broadcast of “Lone Ranger” (WXYZ-Detroit)
1934 Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria
King of Great Britain Edward VIIIKing of Great Britain Edward VIII 1936 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V
1937 -45°F (-43°C), Boca, California (state record)
1937 – 1st US Presidential Inauguration day held on Jan 20th, (previously March 4th)
1939 Charles Ives’ 1st Sonata “Concord” premieres
1941 Bela Bartok’s 6th string quartet, premieres in NYC
1942 Japanese invade Burma
1942 – Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin to organise the “final solution”, the extermination of Europe’s Jews
1943 Lead, South Dakota, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
1943 – Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito’s partisans
1944 RAF drops 2,300 ton bombs on Berlin
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented (and never to be repeated) 4th term as US President
1945 – The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany
1946 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
1947 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1949 J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
1949 – US President Harry Truman announces his four point program
1950 “Dance Me a Song” opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
1950 – Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
1950 – 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions
1952 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 1952 – Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1953 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
1953 – 1st live US coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
1954 -70°F (-57°C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)
1954 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’s’ “Concertino opus 94” premieres
1954 – The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
1955 The first nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton, Connecticut
1956 Buddy Holly records “Blue Days Black Night” in Nashville
1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1957 – Gomulka wins Poland’s parliamentary election
1957 – Morton Gould’s “Declaration” premieres in Washington, D.C.
1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1958 – KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – A group attempting the 1st surface crossing of Antarctic join up at the South Pole
1959 Dmitri Shostakovitch’s Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow
1960 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
1961 Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria” premieres in Boston
1961 – Robert Frost recites “Gift Outright” at JFK’s inauguration
1961 – Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
1961 – The Democrat J.F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of the United States, the youngest ever sworn in
1962 “Kean” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
1964 “Meet The Beatles” album released in US
1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost 1965 – The Byrds record “Mr Tambourine Man”
1965 – The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
1965 – Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
1968 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1968 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1968 – Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball’s Game of the Century and end UCLA’s 47 game winning streak
1969 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as US president
1969 – U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
1970 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
1970 – 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1970 – Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano; Marciano won.
1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
1971 – John Lennon meets Yoko Ono‘s parents in Japan
1972 Six oil exporting countries conclude meetings with Western oil companies; an agreement is reached to raise the price of crude
1972 – People out of work and claiming unemployment benifit in UK rises to over 1 million
1973 A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)
1974 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
1974 – 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
1974 – Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
1975 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
Artist & Musician Yoko OnoArtist & Musician Yoko Ono 1975 – Terrence McNally’s “Ritz” premieres in NYC
1976 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia
1977 George H W Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA
1977 – Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA
1978 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to “Annie”
1979 1 million Iranians march in Tehran in a show of support for the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, fundamentalist Muslim leader
1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
1980 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1980 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
1980 – Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena, MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
1981 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1981 – Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
1981 – Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1981 – Islander Glenn Resch’s 25th & last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0
1981 – Ronald Reagan inaugurated as 40th US President
1981 – The US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran begin their journey home
1982 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky
1982 – Honduras constitution goes into effect
1982 – Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
1982 – Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
1982 – Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa
1983 American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier
Gangster Roy DeMeoGangster Roy DeMeo 1984 US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
1985 Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago)
1985 – Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
1986 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr
1986 – Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
1986 – Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
1987 Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon by Islamic militia group
1987 – Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera & Beaters’ “At This Moment”
1987 – 8th ACE Cable Awards: Ted Turner wins the Golden CableACE
1987 – Bank robber Robert Alan Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe
1987 – UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums
Bank Robber Robert Alan LitchfieldBank Robber Robert Alan Litchfield 1988 Andre Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
1988 – Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham
1989 George H W Bush inaugurated as 41st US President & Dan Quayle becomes 44th Vice President
1989 – Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
1989 – Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a “0” year, since 1840, to leave office alive
1990 47th Golden Globes: Born on the Fouth of July, Tom Cruise, & Michelle Pfeiffer win
1990 – US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
1990 – Black January – crackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku.
1991 “Black & Blue” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
1991 – “Les Miserables” opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
Actor Tom CruiseActor Tom Cruise 1991 – “Peter Pan” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
1991 – “Shogun – The Musical” closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1991 – 13th UCP Telethon
1991 – Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
1991 – Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1991 – US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles
1991 – Sudan’s government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country’s Muslim north and Christian south.
1991 – AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
1991 – NFC Championship Game: New York Giants with a field goal by Matt Barr’s with no time left beat San Francisco 49ers 15-13
1992 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket’s World Series Cup
1992 – Score begins selling international soccer cards
LPGA Golfer Jane GeddesLPGA Golfer Jane Geddes 1993 Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA
1993 – Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President
1995 “Love! Valor! Compassion!” opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 perfs
1995 – 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
1995 – Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
1996 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
1996 – Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket’s World Series Cup
1996 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
1996 – WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars’ orbit
1997 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
1997 – Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series
1997 – 2nd Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Fargo wins Best Film
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 1998 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas & Eagles
1998 – Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming
1998 – 3rd Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: L.A. Confidential wins Best Film
1999 The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
2001 President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
2002 Photographs showing al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects shackled and masked are published by the United States military
2002 – 59th Golden Globes: A Beautiful Mind, Russell Crowe, & Sissy Spacek win
2002 – 18th Sundance Film Festival: “Personal Velocity: Three Portraits”, directed by Rebecca Miller, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
2007 12th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: The Departed wins Best Film
2008 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers 21-12
Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese 2008 – NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers 23-20 (OT)
2009 Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States’ first African-American president
2009 – Joe Biden assumes the office of the Vice President of the United States
2013 Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
2013 – AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
2013 – NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
2014 Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked


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Historical Events for 19th January 2016

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379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
973 Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1511 Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1520 Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed in the Tower of London for treason
1607 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 Richard Steele publishes “Crisis” defending Hanoverian success
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1785 First manned balloon flight in Ireland
1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1806 Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C)
1812 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 Johann von Goethe’s “Faust, Part 1” premieres
1833 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company
1853 Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres in Rome
1861 Misssissippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War)
1861 – Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1862 Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan’s Crossroads)
1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 NV Suriname Bank established
1865 – Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1871 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1883 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1884 Jules Massenet’s opera “Manon” premieres in Paris
1885 Battle of Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed
1886 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1893 Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
1898 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903 – New bicycle race “Tour de France” announced
1906 Gerhart Hauptmann‘s “Und Pippa Tanzt!” premieres in Berlin
1909 Eugene Walter’s “Easiest Way” premieres in NYC
1910 Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
1910 – US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
1915 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 – Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 The Silvertown explosion: 300 die when a munitions factory in Essex explodes.
1918 Soviets disallow a Constitution Assembly
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1918 – Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
1919 National elections held in Germany to form a National Constituent Assembly and draft a constitution
1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 – US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925 -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1927 British government decides to send troops to China
1929 Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 – Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1934 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson’s appeal for reinstatement
1935 KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first men’s briefs in Chicago, calls it the “Jockey”
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young 1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 – Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1941 British offensive in Eritrea
1941 – British troops occupies Kassalaf, Sudan
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 – Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1943 Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
1943 – Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1949 Cuba recognises Israel.
1950 Maiden flight by Canada’s Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 NFL takes control of NY Yanks
1952 – PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 “Millionaire” TV program premieres on CBS
1955 – “Scrabble” debuts on board game market
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1955 – 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 1st episode of “Dick Van Dyke Show” is filmed
1963 51st Women’s Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O’Neill (6-2, 6-2)
1963 – 51st Men’s Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)
1964 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 – KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India’s 4th Prime Minister
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1966 – Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields’ musical “Sweet Charity,” premieres
1966 – Tippett’s cantate “Vision of St Augustine” premieres in London
1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will “Vse Zene” (All to wife)
1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 – Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O’Neill calls for “a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations”
1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 – Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine’s Golf Invitational
1969 – NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1970 Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 – Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 – UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1971 “No, No Nanette” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
1971 – 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
Murderer Charles MansonMurderer Charles Manson 1971 – The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” is played at Charles Manson trial
1971 – NHL Writers’ Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls
1974 – Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1975 – Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977 – US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 – World’s largest crowd gathering – the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 – Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
1979 John N Mitchell (former US Attorney General) released on parole from federal prison
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 – US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982 – Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1984 – California Supreme Court rejects the request of quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia’s to starve herself to death in a public hospital
1985 “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1985 – 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $17 million
1986 – Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 – Spain recognizes Israel
1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama’s 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988 “48 Hours” premieres on CBS-TV
1988 – Disabled writer Christopher Nolan wins the Whitbread Book of the Year prize
1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
1990 – Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
1991 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
1991 – 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins
1991 – Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1991 – Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1991 – Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1992 “City of Angels” closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
1992 – Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 – IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 – Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 – Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates 1993 – Oakland A’s unveil new elephant logo
1993 – Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 – STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994 -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
1994 – -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win
1997 – Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 – Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 2002 “Tuck Rule Game”, with less than two minutes to play in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the New England Patriots trailed the Oakland Raiders, 13-10, in a game played mostly under a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble was instead ruled an incomplete pass because of the “tuck rule”. The Patriots would win 16-13 in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl
2003 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
2003 – NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles 27-10
2003 – 60th Golden Globes: The Hours, Jack Nicholson, & Nicole Kidman win
2006 A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
2006 – The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
2006 – Terrorist blows himself up in Tel Aviv, killing only himself but injuring 20 people, one of them seriously.
Actor Jack NicholsonActor Jack Nicholson 2007 Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper’s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.
2012 FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites
2013 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
2013 – Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
2013 – The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout
2013 – Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
2014 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
2014 – NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers 23-17
2016 China’s economic growth revealed as lowest for 25 years – 6.9% in 2015


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Historical Events for 18th January 2016

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Events 1 – 182 of 182

336 St Mark elected Catholic Pope
474 Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
532 Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
1126 Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
1307 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia
1478 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
1535 Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru
1591 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America’s 1st UFO sighting
1650 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panama
1691 English king Willem III travels to The Hague
1701 Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
Pirate Henry MorganPirate Henry Morgan 1733 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)
1776 James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph Habersham
1777 San Jose California, founded
1778 Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1779 John Dickinson is appointed to be a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress
1788 The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony
1795 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
1795 – governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
1817 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile
Revolutionary Leader José de San MartínRevolutionary Leader José de San Martín 1840 Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears
1850 British blockade Piraeus, Greece to enforce mercantile claims
1854 Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico
1862 Confederate Territory of Arizona forms
1865 Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC
1869 Elegant California Theater opens in SF
1871 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck
1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
1884 – Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
1886 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1895 Amsterdam’s AFC soccer team forms
German Statesman Otto Von BismarckGerman Statesman Otto Von Bismarck 1896 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
1896 – British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
1900 Jan Blockx’s “Tÿl Uilenspiegel” premieres in Brussels
1901 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
1902 Despite reports that favor the US building a route through Nicaragua for a canal, a ‘supplementary report’ recommends the route through Panama
1905 French government of Combes falls
1908 Frederick Delius’ “Brigg Fair,” premieres
1911 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
1913 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
1915 Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
1915 – Japan issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
1916 A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
1919 WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
1919 – Bentley Motors Limited is founded
1921 William Archer’s “Green Goddess,” premieres in NYC
1922 Irish author Liam O’Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
1923 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
1929 “NY Daily Mirror” columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1929 – Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
1930 -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
1930 – Shostakovitch’ opera “The Nose,” premieres in Leningrad
1933 White Sands National Monument, NM established
1934 Eugene O’Neill’s “Days Without End,” premieres in NYC
1938 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
1938 – Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
1939 SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
1942 Nazis arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman
1943 Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
1943 – US rations bread & metal – banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts
1944 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
Jazz Musician Louis ArmstrongJazz Musician Louis Armstrong 1945 Soviet troops capture Krakow, Poland
1945 – Soviet Armed Forces enter Krakow and push Germans out only to eventually occupy entire country
1947 “Red Mill” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
1947 – Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
1947 – Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
1948 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
1948 – Ted Mack’s “Original Amateur Hour” begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
1949 “They Stand Accused” courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
1949 – 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
1950 Christopher Fry’s “Venus Observed,” premieres in London
1950 – Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller’s own suggestion
1951 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg 1951 – Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to “hate campaign against GDR”
1951 – NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
1951 – NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
1951 – 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1954 Fanfani forms Italian government
1955 Battle of Yijiangshan Islands between Chinese National Revolutionary Army and the People’s Liberation Army
1955 – 5th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 100-91 at New York City
1956 German DR forms own army (National People’s Army)
1957 3 B-52’s set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
1958 1st black in NHL (William O’Ree, Boston Bruins)
1959 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 1961 Zanzibar’s Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat
1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations
1962 – US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
1962 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
1963 – Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders
1964 Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
1964 – Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
1965 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
1966 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
1967 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
1967 – Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
American Football Coach and Executive Al DavisAmerican Football Coach and Executive Al Davis 1967 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 “Happy Time” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
1968 – Hester & Appolinar’s musical “Your Own Thing,” premieres in NYC
1968 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
1970 Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
1970 – NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
1971 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
1971 – Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling
1972 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner bans all parades and marches in Northern Ireland until the end of the year
1972 – The former Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia and his daughter, supporters of black majority rule in the country, are arrested
1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
1973 – Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
Actor, Comedian John CleeseActor, Comedian John Cleese 1973 – John Cleese‘s final episode on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” on BBC
1974 “$6 Million Man” starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
1974 – Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
1975 “Jeffersons” spinoff from “All in the Family” premieres on CBS
1976 Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
1977 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
1977 – Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
1978 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pak Karachi
1978 – Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
1978 – Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle’s SRB
1979 Peter Jenkins finishes “A Walk Across America,” Florence Oregon
1980 Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce
1980 – Pink Floyd’s “Wall” hits #1
1980 – Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3½ years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000
1981 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
1981 – Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe 1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe‘s Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
1984 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
1985 US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
1986 – AIDS charity record “That’s What Friends are For,” hits #1
1986 – NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
1987 3rd Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Lives wins
1988 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
1989 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
1989 – IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
1989 – West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket’s World Series Cup Australian Tri-Series)
1990 South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
1990 – Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
1991 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
1991 – US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
1991 – WLAF’s NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker 1991 – Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy’s Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins
1991 – Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
1992 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Philadelphia
1992 – 49th Golden Globes: Bugsy, Nick Nolte, & Jodie Foster win
1992 – Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
1993 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
1993 – West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket’s World Series Cup
1994 The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
1995 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
1995 – Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1996 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
1997 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
1997 – In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
1997 – Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
1998 “Ragtime,” opens at Ford Theater NYC
1998 – 48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver
1998 – ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando
1998 – Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish’s #00
1998 – Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural
1998 – UCP Telethon
1998 – 55th Golden Globes: Titanic, Peter Fonda, & Judi Dench win
Actress Judi DenchActress Judi Dench 2000 The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
2002 Sierra Leone Civil War was finally declared over.
2003 A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
2004 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 24-14
2004 – NFC Championship Game: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-3
2007 The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.
2008 The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace
Actor George ClooneyActor George Clooney 2009 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens 23-14
2009 – NFC Championship Game: Arizona Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles 32-25
2012 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet
2014 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win
2015 AB de Villiers makes the fastest century in ODI cricket history from 31 balls against the West Indies
2015 – AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 45-7
2015 – NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Green Bay Packers 28-22 (OT)


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