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43 BC The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus“), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
579 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
783 Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
1476 vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
1527 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
1580 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
1648 Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia
1688 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
1688 – French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
1688 – King James II escapes back to London
1702 Premiere of Colley Cibber’s “King Imposter”
1703 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) – thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1716 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1741 French & Beiers army occupies Prague
1764 France bans Jesuit enorde
1778 Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
1784 Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
1789 1st national Thanksgiving in USA
1793 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1805 Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee
1825 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
1832 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
1835 HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ
1841 1st date in James Clavell’s novel Tai-Pan
1842 The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1847 Alfred de Mussets “Un Caprice” premieres in Paris
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens 1859 Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens‘ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is published in literary periodical All the Year Round
1861 West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia
1863 -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
1864 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
1864 – Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
1865 “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll published in USA
1865 – Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
1867 Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
1868 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom
1885 1st meteor photograph
1894 King Lafia “Absalamu” of Nikki signs accord with France
Author and Mathematician Lewis CarrollAuthor and Mathematician Lewis Carroll 1895 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
1896 1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6
1896 – A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle
1898 -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
1898 – SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed
1901 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa
1905 1st Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
1909 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
1910 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
1913 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
1913 – Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
1914 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
1916 Greece declares war on Germany
1916 – Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that ‘The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched’
1917 The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
1918 The Podgorica Assembly votes for “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard CarterArchaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter 1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun’s virtually intact tomb in Egypt
1924 Mongolian People’s Republic proclaimed
1925 Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement
1927 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
1928 Paul Claudel’s “Lepdrehumily” premieres in Dresden
1928 – Philip Barry’s “Holiday” premieres in NYC
1932 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
1933 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
1934 German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis
1934 – Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
1939 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
1940 Leidse students strike
1940 – Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby RiggsTennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs 1941 – General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
1941 – British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
1941 – Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
1941 – Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
1942 “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
1942 – Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
1944 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor
1944 – Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoria
1945 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)
1945 – Charlie “Bird” Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the “greatest Jazz session ever”
1945 – “Brief Encounter”, based on Noël Coward’s one-act play “Still Life”, directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released
Scientist and Inventor Edwin LandScientist and Inventor Edwin Land 1948 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.
1949 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
1949 – India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
1952 1st modern 3-D movie “Bwana Devil” premieres in Hollywood
1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 – WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 – Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
1955 “Boy Friend” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
1955 – 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
1955 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
1955 – 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
1956 “The Price Is Right” debuts on NBC
1956 – USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
1957 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
1960 – Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
1960 – 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham
1961 For 2nd time in his career, St Louis’ Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
1961 – Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
1962 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
1962 – Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles
1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1963 – Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
1963 – Explorer 18 launched
1964 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
1965 – France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
1966 “Walking Happy” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 perfs
1966 – 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1966 – 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
1967 Browns’ Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
1967 – Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
1968 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
1969 – Cream’s final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1969 – Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
1970 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
1972 Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
1972 – Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin
1973 Nixon’s personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1974 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal
1974 – Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1974 – Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
1975 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1975 – France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1975 – Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
1975 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
1976 – Ringo releases “Hey Baby” single
1976 – Sex Pistols release their debut single “Anarchy In The UK”
1976 – Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International
1977 ‘Vrillon’, claiming to be the representative of the ‘Ashtar Galactic Command’, takes over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
1977 – 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
1978 – 1st lesbian theme TV movie – “A Question of Love”
1978 – 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
1978 – Christina Crawford autobiography “Mommie Dearest” reaches best-seller status
1979 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
1979 – Twins John Castino & Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
1980 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1980 – Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
1982 Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 – Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 – Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1983 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1984 After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires
1984 – John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
1984 – Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
1984 – US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations
1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
1985 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 – Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
1988 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1988 – Pioneer 6’s closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
1989 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
1989 – Comores coup under Bob Benard
1989 – Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes pres of Uruguay
1989 – Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
1990 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win
1990 – Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
1990 – Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
1990 – Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
1990 – US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1
1991 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
1992 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 1995 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
1995 – Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
1995 – New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
1996 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
1996 – Colbert, Floyd & Irwin win Wendy’s Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1996 – Couples, Davies, Sheehan & Sorenstam win Wendy’s Lady’s 3 Tour Golf
1996 – Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy’s Men’s 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1997 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway’s #5
1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.
1999 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal
2000 88th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 28-26
2003 Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
2004 Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
NHL Legend Steve YzermanNHL Legend Steve Yzerman 2008 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
2010 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
2011 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
2011 – 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
2012 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
2012 – The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
2013 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin‘s show “Up Late with Alec Baldwin” is cancelled after only five episodes


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Historical Events for 25th November 2015

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1034 Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
1165 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht
1177 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1185 Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)
1277 Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
1357 Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
1491 The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
1500 Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
1598 Jacob Cornelius van Neck’s merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
1659 Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
1667 A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
1715 First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1744 Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1755 King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
1758 Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
1766 Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
1783 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
1792 Farmer’s Almanac first published
1805 Opera “Thaïs” first American performance
1817 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
1826 The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
1834 Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents
1839 A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
1841 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
1847 Opera “Marta” is produced (Vienna)
1863 Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
1864 Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
1864 – Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred NobelChemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel 1867 Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
1867 – US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President Andrew Johnson
1874 The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
1876 Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
1884 John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk
1894 Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
1897 Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
1899 Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
1902 Franz Lehar’s opera “Wiener Frauen” premieres in Vienna
1908 Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson 1911 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
1911 – 7th Australasian Championships: Norman Brookes beats Horace Rice (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
1912 American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
1912 – Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
1913 The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to “secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland”
1920 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)
1920 – WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
1922 Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent
1925 KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
1930 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
1930 – Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
1933 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261′ (80m)
1935 International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
1936 Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
1937 World’s Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
1940 SS Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
1940 – U of Mich retires Tom Harmon’s #98
1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock”
1940 – First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
1941 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
1941 – Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager
1941 – Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.
1942 National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
1943 U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1944 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6
1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
1947 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
1948 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
1948 – KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on music charts
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1949 – Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
1950 “Tickets, Please” closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
1950 – 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
1950 – UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1951 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
1951 – 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
1951 – Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
1951 – Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
1952 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
1952 – Only win ever for NFL’s Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1953 “Guys & Dolls” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
1953 – Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
1953 – Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1955 Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
1955 – Walter Piston’s 6th Symphony premieres
British Prime Minister Clement AttleeBritish Prime Minister Clement Attlee 1955 – Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party
1957 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1958 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1959 “Once Upon a Mattress” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances
1960 “Amos ‘n’ Andy” made its last broadcast on CBS radio
1960 – First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
1960 – CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
1960 – Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.
1961 NBA’s Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
1963 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1965 Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown
1966 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O’ Nails Club
1966 – Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
1967 “Apple Tree” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
1967 – Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
1968 15th National Film Awards (India): “Hatey Bazarey” wins the Golden Lotus
1969 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK’s support for Vietnam War
1969 – KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
1970 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
1970 – In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
1971 “Dan Cooper” jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
1971 – 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 1971 – Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth
1972 “Ambassador” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
1973 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
1973 – 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
1973 – Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos
1973 – Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
1974 Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
1974 – Rangers’ Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
1975 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
1975 – Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
1975 – A loyalist gang nicknamed the “Shankill Butchers” undertakes its first “cut-throat killing”; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1976 OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit
1976 – The Band’s farewell concert at SF’s Winterland Ballroom
1976 – Viking 1 radio signals from Mars help prove the general theory of relativity
1976 – NYPD officer Robert Torsney shoots unarmed youth Randolph Evans while answering response at youth’s Brooklyn home
1977 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins
1977 – Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1979 “Most Happy Fella” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 perfs
1979 – 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9
1979 – Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
1979 – Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
1979 – Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history
Football Coach and Sportscaster John MaddenFootball Coach and Sportscaster John Madden 1980 Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
1980 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 – Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
1980 – Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
1980 – Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
1981 Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
1981 – Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
1981 – Pope John Paul II names Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger “Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith”
1982 The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson’s Department Store.
1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 – Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry HolmesWBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes 1983 – Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1983 – World’s greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
1984 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
1984 – William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
1985 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
1986 A’s Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal
1986 – Oliver North’s secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office
1987 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
1987 – India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
1987 – Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1988 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
1988 – Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1988 – US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
1988 – Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
1988 – German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
1988 – 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
1989 David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
1990 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
1990 – Lech Walesa wins in Poland’s first popular election
1990 – NFL’s NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
1990 – Sri Lanka all out 82, Venkatapathy Raju (I) 6-12 off 17 lose, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17
1993 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
1993 – Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
1994 Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.
1995 “Patti LuPone on Broadway” closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 perfs
1996 After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
1997 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
2000 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
2000 – Earthquake in Baku.
2001 89th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19
2005 Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.
2007 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
2007 – 95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
2008 A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one
2009 Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.
2011 Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
2012 11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria
2012 – 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
2012 – 100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22
Singer Beyoncé KnowlesSinger Beyoncé Knowles 2012 – 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win
2012 – 63rd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by three points
2013 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2014 US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon’s top job
2014 – Switzerland’s Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis
2014 – Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager
2014 – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting
2014 – Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer


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Historical Events for 24th November 2015

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Events 1 – 167 of 167

380 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
1434 River Thames in London freezes over
1542 Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
1628 John Ford’s “Lover’s Melancholy” premieres in London
1639 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree – helped establish size of the Solar System
1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
1643 Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France
1655 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans
1688 General strategist John Churchill meets William III
1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila
English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell 1715 London’s Thames River freezes over
1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1800 Weber’s opera “Das Waldmadchen” premieres in Freiburg
1800 – Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser
1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government
1859 Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”
1861 Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
1862 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert’s “Salammbo”
1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
1869 American Woman’s Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
1871 National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1874 Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
1880 Southern University forms
1887 Victorien Sardou’s “La Tosca” premieres in Paris
1896 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
1898 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
1903 – George Ade’s “County Chairman” premieres in NYC
1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
1912 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia
1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy’s socialist party
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1914 – Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
1916 Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing’s troops will withdraw and each nation’s army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it
1917 Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
1918 Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
1922 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers “for 1 year”
1923 Radio Belgium’s 1st transmission
1924 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker’s F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
1924 – General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
1925 – Eugene O’Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC
1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
1930 Ruth Nichols sets women’s transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
1934 – SN Behrman’s “Rain from Heaven” premieres in NYC
1935 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
1935 – The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
1936 Noel Coward’s “Tonight at 8:30” premieres in NYC
1936 – Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
1938 Clifford Odets’ “Rocket to the Moon” premieres in NYC
1938 – National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
1941 “Life Certificates” issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
1941 – Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
1941 – US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
1942 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
1942 – French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes “African Falanx”
1944 US bombers based on Saipan begin 1st attack on Tokyo
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck 1947 John Steinbeck‘s novel “Pearl” published
1947 – The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds “Hollywood 10” in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 British steel & iron industry nationalised
1949 – Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
1950 “Guys & Dolls” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
1950 – UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
1950 – US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
1951 “17” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
1951 – “Music in the Air” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1951 – 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
1951 – British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
1954 – France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1955 1st test flight of Fokker’s F-27 Friendship
1956 “Pajama Game” closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
1956 – 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
NFL Legend Jim BrownNFL Legend Jim Brown 1957 Cleveland Browns’ fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing
1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
1962 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
1964 – Cards’ 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
1964 – For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washngton DC permitted to vote
1964 – Rebellion ends in Zaire
1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire
1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
1966 – 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
1966 – The Beatles began recording sessions for “Sergeant Pepper”
1966 – A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
President of Zaire Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko 1966 – New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city’s history.
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1969 – West German president Heinemann visits Netherlands
1969 – Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
1971 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
1971 – Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
1971 – Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
1971 – A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone
1971 – A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1972 – Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee’s paper that said new arrangements should be ‘acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland’
1974 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)
1974 – 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
1974 – Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
1974 – Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1974 – 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
1975 “Boccaccio” opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
1976 – Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Soviet General Secretary Leonid BrezhnevSoviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev 1977 – Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
1979 Kings’ Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 – US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
1982 – Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
1983 – Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay
1985 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
1985 – Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
1986 “Smile” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
1986 – Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
1986 – Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
MLB Legend Cal Ripken JrMLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr 1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
1989 – Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1989 – Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record
1991 1st intl flight from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
1991 – 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
1991 – After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
1991 – Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
1991 – Rachmon Nabijev elected president of Tadzjikistan
1991 – US 75th manned space mission “STS 44” Atlantis 10 launched
1992 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
1993 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
1993 – End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
1993 – In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 1995 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
1996 “Juan Darien – A Carnival Mass” opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1996 – 84th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton
1996 – Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1996 – Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
1996 – Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
1996 – Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship
1997 “Street Corner Symphony” opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 perfs
2002 90th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16
2005 Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.
2006 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.
2007 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen HarperPrime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper 2007 – 72nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-10 in Auburn
2012 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed youtube video surpassing 808 million views
2012 – Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
2012 – The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
2012 – 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
2013 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win
2013 – 101st CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23
2013 – 64th Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 155 points
2014 A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground


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