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563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
1476 400 Burgundian soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed Lord Chancellor of England
1565 Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition
1568 Uprising of Moriscos in Granada
1593 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway
1777 Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook
1798 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition
1799 Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered
1814 Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain War of 1812) signed
1818 Christmas carol “Silent Night” composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1832 1st US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Georgia
1832 – HMS Beagle anchors in Wigwam Bay at Cape Receiver
1851 Fire devastates US Library of Congress in Washington, destroys 35,000 volumes
1860 Joseph Jefferson’s “Rip Van Winkle” premieres in NYC
1864 Battle of Gordonsville, VA
1865 Several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn
1871 Giusseppi Verdi’s “Aida” premieres in Cairo, at the opening of the Suez canal
1874 Pope Pius IX proclaims a jubilee for 1875
1884 Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II’s Congo Free State
1889 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake
1893 Henry Ford completes his first useful petrolm fuelled engine
1894 Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 1894 – Soccer team Achilles ’94 forms in Axes
1898 Herman Heijermans’ “Ghetto” premieres in Amsterdam
1900 Herman Heijermans’ “Hope of Blessing” premieres in Amsterdam
1900 – The French Chamber of Deputies and Senate pass a bill calling for an end to agitation or prosecutions against those involved in the Dreyfus affair, which has divided France since 1894
1900 – Foreign powers present the Chinese Empress with their list of ‘irrevocable conditions’ before their nations will withdraw troops from China
1904 German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children
1906 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)
1910 Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta’s Fountain
1912 Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards
1914 German plane drops bombs on Dover England
1920 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)
1922 BBC broadcasts first British radio play “The Truth about Father Christmas”
1922 – London Coloseum opens
1924 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
1924 – Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe’s coup)
1924 – Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin’s) opens at 226 W 46th NYC
1924 – School in Babb’s Switch, Oklahoma, catches fire, 36 die
1927 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af
1928 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno1st President of Indonesia Sukarno 1930 Sukarno sentenced to four years in prison by Indonesian authorities in Bandung, Dutch East Indies
1930 – F Garcia Lorca’s “La Zapatera Prodigiosa” premieres in Madrid
1932 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
1933 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
1934 Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
1935 Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms
1936 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, Ca
1937 Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia
1939 World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
1941 First ships of admiral Nagumo’s Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan
1942 First powered flight of V-1 ‘buzz bomb’, Peenemunde, Germany
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1942 – Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja & Morozowsk
1943 FDR appoints Gen Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces
1943 – Terence Rattigan’s “While the Sun Shines” premieres in London
1946 4th French republic established
1946 – US General MacNarney gives 800,000 “minor nazis” amnesty
1946 – France’s Fourth Republic is founded.
1948 First US completely solar heated house is occupied (Dover, Mass)
1948 – Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship
1950 Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
1951 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)
1951 – United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
1953 Two fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 in Czechoslovakia
1953 – KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 – KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 – René Coty elected president of France
1953 – Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166
1954 Council for the Protection of Children forms in Netherlands
1954 – Laos gains its independence
1955 Author Aldous Huxley takes LSD for the first time
1956 “I Love Lucy” Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
1956 – Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said Egypt
1960 Dutch bishops question papacy values
1961 Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
1964 Shooting begins on “The Cage” the pilot for Star Trek
1966 “Joyful Noise” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 perfs
1966 – Luna 13 lands on Moon
Author Aldous HuxleyAuthor Aldous Huxley 1966 – USAF C144 military charter aircraft crashes near Binh Thai, Vietnam, killing 129
1967 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1967 – Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand
1968 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
1968 – WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1970 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
1970 – Walt Disney’s “Aristocats” is released
1971 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
1973 Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
1973 – District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
1974 Cardinals’ Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
1977 “Ghost to the Post”, Raiders tight end Dave Casper (“The Ghost”) catches a 42-yard reception to set up the Raiders’ tying field goal near the end of regulation (Raiders win in OT)
1979 1st Ariane rocket launched
1980 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic
1984 Palace coup in Mauritania
1986 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
1986 – Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab
1989 Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe
1989 – Panama’s dictator, Manual Noriega, seeks asylum at Vatican embassy
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines 1990 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones
1990 – Saddam Hussein says Israel will be Iraq’s 1st target
1992 US President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for Iran-contra affair
1994 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
1997 1st time a Channukah candle is officially lit in Vatican City
1997 – The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
1997 – The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1999 Opening of St Peter’s Holy Door by Pope John Paul II in approach of 3rd millennium
2000 The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2003 Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid’s busy Chamartín Station.
2012 11 kindergarten children are killed after a minivan plunges into a roadside pond in Jiangxi, China


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Historical Events for 23rd December 2015

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Events 1 – 147 of 147

619 Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
962 Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist.
1482 The Peace of Atrecht (now Arras) concluded between Louis XI of France and Maximilian of Austria, ending the War of the Burgundian Succession
1493 Georg Alt’s German translation of Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle is published.
1620 French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
1672 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
1688 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange
1690 English astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it’s undiscovered
1715 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
1724 Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth
1728 Prussian Emperor Karel VI signs Treaty of Berlin
1751 France sets plan to tax clergymen
1776 Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France
Voice of the American Revolution Thomas PaineVoice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine 1776 – Thomas Paine writes “These are the times that try men’s souls”
1779 Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct
1783 General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress
1788 Maryland votes to cede a 10 sqaure mile area for District of Columbia
1793 Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies
1815 “Emma” By Jane Austen by published by John Murray in London
1823 “Visit from St Nicholas” by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel
1832 Dutch troops in Antwerp surrender
1834 Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs
1852 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
1862 Union General Ben “Beast” Butler is proclaimed a “felon, outlaw & common enemy of mankind” by Jefferson Davis
1876 Turkey’s 1st constitution proclaimed
Painter Vincent van GoghPainter Vincent van Gogh 1888 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear with a razor, and sends it to a prostitute for safe keeping
1893 Opera “Hansel und Gretel” is produced (Weimar)
1899 British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
1899 – Tentative Turkish & German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
1900 As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty
1907 1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa
1909 Albert I becomes the third King of the Belgians
1911 Frank Wedekind’s “Oaha, die Satire der Satire” premieres in Munich
1911 – Opera “I Gioielli Della Madonna” is produced (Berlin)
1912 1st “Keystone Kops” film, entitled “Hoffmeyer’s Legacy”
1912 – Aswan Dam in Nile begins operation
1912 – In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson 1913 President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law
1914 World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
1915 J Kern/S Greene’s musical “Very Good Eddie” premieres in NYC
1916 World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
1917 3 British warships come close to Holland
1919 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
1919 – Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace
1920 Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland
1921 Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
1921 – Gangster Carlo Gambino enters the United States as an illegal immigrant on the SS Vincenzo Florio
1922 BBC Radio began daily newscasts
1922 – Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano
Gangster Carlo GambinoGangster Carlo Gambino 1923 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
1925 Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah
1926 KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
1928 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
1930 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios
1930 – Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in NYC
1933 Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251
1933 – Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death
1933 – Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
1936 Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
1937 First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
1938 Margaret Hamilton‘s costume catches fire in filming of “Wizard of Oz”
1938 – Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
Actress Margaret HamiltonActress Margaret Hamilton 1939 Finnish counter offensive at Summa
1939 – South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland
1940 John Van Druten’s “Old Acquaintance” premieres in NYC
1941 American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese
1941 – British troops overrun Benghazi, Libya
1941 – Japan begins assault on Rangoon, Burma
1942 Allies air attack on Den Helder
1943 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY
1943 – Gen Montgomery told he is appointed commandant for D-day
1944 Beginning of harsh winter
1945 Frederick Astons “Cinderella” premieres in London
1945 – Pope Pius XII encyclical Orientals omnes, about Rutheense church
1946 Belgian Council of State forms
1946 – Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
1946 – U of Tenn refuses to play Duquesne U, because they may use a black player in their basketball game
1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley in Bell Labs
1951 Last Belgian communities get electricity
1951 – 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
1952 Alain Bombard arrives in Barbados after 65 days at sea proving his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive with almost no provisions, despite having lost 25 kg (65 lbs)in weight
1953 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim “Junior” Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
1954 The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
1957 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
1958 “Party with Comden & Green” opens at John Golden NYC for 38 perfs
1958 – Abdallah Ibrahim forms government of Morocco
1960 De Quay’s Dutch government falls
1960 – King Saudi of Saudi Arabia takes power
1961 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1961 – Train accident in Italy, 70 die
Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel CastroCuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro 1961 – Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies
1962 Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
1962 – Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game
1963 Beach Boys 1st appearance on “Shindig”
1963 – Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
1964 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
1966 Britain’s rock TV show “Ready Steady Go” last program
1967 Brussels: NATO Council accept “Flexible Response” strategy
1968 1st US case of space motion sickness
1968 – 82 members of US intelligence ship Pueblo released by North Korea
1968 – Borman, Lovell & Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon
1970 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie‘s play “The Mousetrap” (record)
1970 – French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
Novelist Agatha ChristieNovelist Agatha Christie 1970 – NY World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
1970 – USSR performs nuclear test
1970 – A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
1971 British Prime Minister Edward Heath visits Northern Ireland and expresses his determination to end the violence
1972 16 plane crash survivors rescued after 70d, survived by cannabalism
1972 – 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die
1972 – Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
1972 – Islanders end 15 games winless streak
1972 – “Immaculate Reception” Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
1972 – 2nd Fiesta Bowl: #15 Arizona State beats Missouri, 49-35
1973 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
1973 – French Caravelle crashes in Morocco, 106 killed
1974 “Good News” opens at St James Theater NYC for 16 performances
1974 – Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjotakovitsj’ Michelangelo-liederen
1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1975 – Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith & Dave McNally free agents
1978 Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
1979 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
1979 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Sam Shepard’s “True West” premieres in NYC
1981 Geoff Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Cricket with 8033
1982 The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
1983 Journal Science publishes 1st report on nuclear winter
1984 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
1986 Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1987 Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of Pres Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison
1990 “Lettice & Lovage” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 perfs
1990 – Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia
1991 NY Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns
1994 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players
1994 – Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years
1996 4 women ordained priests in Jamaica, 1st in 330-year Anglican history
1997 Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)
1997 – Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals
1997 – Terry Nichols found guilty of manslaughter in Oklahoma bombing
1997 – US Agriculture Dept estimates it costs $149,820 to raise a child to 18
NHL Star Jari KurriNHL Star Jari Kurri 2000 Cricket Women’s World Cup: New Zealand defeats Australia by 4 runs
2002 A MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25, making it the first time in history that an aircraft and an unmanned drone had engaged in combat.
2003 PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
2004 Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean is hit by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake.
2005 Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashes shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
2005 – Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
2012 200 civilians are killed by Syrian government warplanes in Helfaya, Syria
2012 – The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic


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Historical Events for 22nd December 2015

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Events 1 – 168 of 168

401 St Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
795 Leo III succeeds pope Adrianus I
1135 Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king
1216 Pope Honorius III delegates degree “Religiosam vitam eligentibus”
1465 Peace of St Truiden: Louis van Bourbon becomes bishop of Luik
1536 English scholar Reginald Pole appointed cardinal
1596 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die
1642 Pope Urbanus VIII publishes degree In eminente
1688 Pro-James II, Earl of Danby occupies York
1689 Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck
1715 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
1731 Dutch people revolt against meat tax
1772 Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny
1775 Continental navy organized with 7 ships
1790 The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792)
1807 US Congress passes Embargo Act, prohibiting American ships from trading in all foreign ports, as a result of involvement in hostilities between France and Britain.
1810 British frigate HMS Minotaur sinks killing 480
1814 Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society arrives in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to establish the country’s first mission station; Sheep, cattle, horses and poultry are introduced
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1832 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Barnevelts Islands
1849 The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second.
1851 The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
1862 -Jan 2nd) Raid on Morgan’s: Bardstown to Elizabethtown, KY
1870 Jules Janssen, flys in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse
1877 “American Bicycling Journal” begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
1882 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison
1883 August Strindberg’s “Lycko-Pers Reja” premieres
1885 Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee
1885 – Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan.
1886 1st national accountants’ society in US formed (NYC)
1888 Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain
1890 Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1894 -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane
1894 – Claude Debussy‘s “Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune” premieres in Paris
1894 – United States Golf Association forms (NYC)
1894 – French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
1905 Arrest of St Petersburg Soviet members leads to an uprising of Moscow workers and fighting in the street
1907 Saint-Saëns/Fokines ballet “Le Cygne” premieres in St Petersburg
1910 US postal savings stamps 1st issued
1915 Federal Baseball League disolved
1915 – Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati
1917 Flanders declares it’s independence, under Pieter Tack
Composer Claude DebussyComposer Claude Debussy 1919 US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
1922 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
1923 Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict
1924 Babe Dye of NHL’s Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
1924 – Philip Barry’s “Youngest” premieres in NYC
1930 Convention of Economic Rapprochement/Oslo Agreesments signed between some European countries in response to the Great Depression
1932 “The Mummy” directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US – 1st Mummy horror film
1934 1st flight from Netherland to Curacao (Christmas flight 1934)
1934 – Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games
1935 Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
1936 1st common carrier license issued by ICC, Scranton, Pa
1937 Lincoln Tunnel (NYC) opens to traffic
1939 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1939 – Bradman scores 138 in South Australia’s 7-821 v Queensland
1939 – Finnish counter offensive at Petsamo
1939 – 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
1940 World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
1941 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
1941 – Tito establishes 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia
1941 – Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C. for a wartime conference
1941 – 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
1942 World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
1943 Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core
1944 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium
1944 – Sub Swordfish departs Pearl Harbor for Japan
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1945 Utrecht: Catholic People’s party (KVP) established
1946 “Bal Negre” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
1946 – Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
1947 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
1948 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
1951 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
1952 French government of Pinay, resigns
1952 – WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1953 Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
1956 “New Faces of 1956” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs
1956 – Last British/French troops leave Egypt
1956 – Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus Ohio
1957 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
1958 “Chipmunk Song” reaches #1
1958 – “Whoop-Up” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
1958 – 2nd Dutch Beel government forms
1959 Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Fort Worth
1959 – NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
1961 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 1,000,000th NBA point scored
1962 – Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s
1962 – Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
1963 – Official 30-day mourning period for President John F Kennedy ends
1963 – Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1964 – Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity.
1964 – First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird).
1965 Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines
Film Director David LeanFilm Director David Lean 1965 – “Doctor Zhivago” based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC
1965 – Great Britain sets national maximum road speed at 70 miles per hour
1965 – Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
1966 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
1970 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
1971 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 – UN General Assembly ratifies former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim as secretary-General
1971 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1972 6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
1973 OPEC Gulf Six decides to raise the posted price of marker crude from $5.12 to $11.65 per barrel effective January 1, 1974
1974 2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975
NHL Star Phil EspositoNHL Star Phil Esposito 1974 – Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals
1974 – Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
1974 – Ted Heath’s house is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
1974 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath
1974 – Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity
1975 US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)
1976 “Your Arm’s Too Short…” opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 perfs
1976 – 35 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1976 – German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
1977 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1978 Kenney Jones becomes The Who’s new drummer
1978 – Thailand adopts constitution
1980 Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
1980 – US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)
1981 Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
1981 – Belgium’s 5th government of Martens forms
1982 William Mastrosimones “Extremities” premieres in NYC
1983 Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
1983 – Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
1984 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
1984 – Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin” single goes #1 for 6 weeks
1984 – Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
1985 “Wind in the Willows” closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 perfs
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 1985 – 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
1985 – STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B
1986 India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
1987 Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin
1988 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
1988 – South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
1988 – Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast
1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu
1989 – Chad adopts its Constitution
1989 – Cold wave: -4°F in Oklahoma City, -6°F in Tulsa, -12°F in Pitts
1989 – -18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota
1990 Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
Dictator of Romania Nicolae CeausescuDictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu 1990 – Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen
1990 – Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland’s 1st popularly elected president
1990 – Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games
1992 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
1994 “Christmas Carol” opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 perfs
1994 – Italian government of Berlusconi resigns
1995 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
1996 Steelers’ Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD
1996 – Wendy’s Three Tour Golf Challenge
1996 – Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with Eng need 1 to win
1997 Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
1997 – Merck baldness pill for men approved by FDA
1997 – Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding pre-record a show to air on FOX on Feb 5
NHL Star Paul CoffeyNHL Star Paul Coffey 1997 – Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
1999 The Spanish Civil Guard finds near Calatayud (Zaragoza) another van loaded by ETA with 750 kg of explosives (see related event on December 21, 1999).
2001 Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
2003 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits near San Simeon, California.
2003 – The New York Knicks hire Isiah Thomas as President of Basketball Operations
NBA Point Guard and Head Coach Isiah ThomasNBA Point Guard and Head Coach Isiah Thomas 2006 Australian archaeologist Sue O’Connor finds first evidence of modern humans in Jerimalai cave, near Lene Hara cave in East Timor
2010 The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
2012 6 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus
2012 – 8 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Peshawar, Pakistan
2012 – Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


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