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Events 1 – 187 of 187

627 Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine emperor Heraclius beats Perzen
1098 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria
1408 Order of the Dragon: The Order of the Dragon was first created on December 12, 1408 by Emperor Sigismund, then King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje following the battle for possession of Bosnia.
1474 Isabella crowns herself queen of Castile & Aragon
1479 Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
1524 Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
1527 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
1653 English “Barebones” Parliament ends
1677 Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin
1700 Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar
1715 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
1769 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
1787 Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution
1791 Bank of US opens
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United StatesPage one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States Composer Ludwig van BeethovenComposer Ludwig van Beethoven 1792 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
1800 Washington, D.C. established as capital of US
1812 French invasion of Russia comes to an end.
1822 Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US
1858 1st Canadian coins circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent & 20 cent)
1862 Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
1862 – Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)
1870 Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Reps
1871 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
1878 Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing “St Louis Dispatch”
1884 1st Test match played at the Adelaide Oval
1897 Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest, Romania
1897 – Rudolph Dirks’ 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal
1897 – Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded.
1898 1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania
1899 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
1899 – George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
1900 National Negro Anthem, “Lift Every Voice & Sing”, composed
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi 1901 Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland
1903 Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo
1904 CMS McClellan’s “Leah Kleschna” premieres in NYC
1906 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish US government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce
1908 4th Australasian Championships: Fred Alexander beats Alfred Dunlop (3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)
1911 Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
1912 R Friml/O Harbach’s musical “Firefly” premieres in NYC
1913 Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools
1914 The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.
1915 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau, Germany
1915 – Aristide Briand forms French war government
1915 – Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia
1917 French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
1917 – Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska
1920 Maurice Ravels ballet “La Valse” premieres in Paris
1924 Spanish troops leave Morocco
1925 Arthur Heinman coins term “motel”; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
1925 – Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over
1926 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1st Piano concert
1928 Nichols/Browne’s “Wings over Europe” premieres in NYC
1930 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book
1930 – Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double
1930 – Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
1931 Japanese government of Imukai forms
1932 S N Behrman’s “Biography” premieres in NYC
1932 – USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
NHL Star Eddie ShoreNHL Star Eddie Shore 1933 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career
1936 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
1936 – 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
1937 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY
1937 – Washington Redskins win NFL championship
1937 – Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
1937 – 1938 NFL Draft: Corbett Davis from University of Indiana first pick by Cleveland Rams
1939 Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die
1940 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek 1941 European reservists on Java mobilize
1941 – German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
1941 – Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk
1942 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
1942 – A fire in a hostel in St. John’s, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
1945 Special Court of justice convicts Dutch Nazi leader Mussert to death
1946 Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
1946 – Tide detergent introduced
1946 – UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr
1947 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
1948 Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre – 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
1949 AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller JrFinancier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr 1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
1950 – Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
1952 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
1953 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
1955 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell
1956 Commencement of the Irish Republican Army’s Border Campaign.
1957 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
1957 – US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
1957 – Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
1958 Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed
1958 – Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies v W Indies at Kanpur
1959 UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
1959 – 10th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by four points
1961 Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1961 – Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Juan Peron
1963 – Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
1963 – Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
1964 Cleveland Browns’ Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
1964 – Shooting starts for “Star Trek” pilot “The Cage” (Menagerie)
1965 The Beatles’ last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales)
1965 – Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
1965 – Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record
1965 – Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC
1966 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
1966 – “A Man for All Seasons” based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)
NFL Running Back Gale SayersNFL Running Back Gale Sayers 1967 US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
1968 – Rolling Stones film TV show “Rock ‘n Roll Circus”-never aired
1968 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 – Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O’Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont
1969 “Hello Dolly” with Barbra Striesand premieres
1969 – Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
1969 – Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
1969 – Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
1970 Polish government proclaims price rise
1970 – Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
1970 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 1973 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
1973 – San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
1975 Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
1975 – Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford
1976 QB Joe Namath last game as a NY Jet
1977 Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
1979 Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
1979 – President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
1980 US’s copyright law amended to include computer programs
1981 “1st” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
1981 – Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
1982 “Herman Van Veen: All of Him” closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 perf
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1982 – $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC
1982 – Joanne Carner/John Mahaffey wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1982 – “Snowplow Game”, after a snowstorm holds both New England and Miami scoreless, Mark Henderson, a convict on work release, on order of Patriots coach Ron Meyer, clears the path for John Smith’s attempt, which wins the game for the Patriots, 3-0 (the practice of using snow plows during games is later banned)
1983 A truck bomb explodes at US Embassy in Kuwait
1983 – 5th ACE Cable Awards: The VII International Tchaikovsky Competition by Robert Dalrymple and Ken Locker
1985 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
1985 – DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die
1985 – NASA launches space vehicle S-207
1986 David Boon’s fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
1986 – James “Bone Crusher” Smith TKO’s WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden
1986 – Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
1986 – South African journalist and activist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested at John Vorster Square
1987 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
1987 – Okla’s sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
1987 – Rollermania at Madison Square Garden, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers
1988 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
1988 – NYC Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
1988 – PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel’s right to exist
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1988 – Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
1988 – “Rainman” directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)
1990 US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks
1990 – US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell, leaves Kuwait
1991 Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community
1991 – NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
1991 – Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
1991 – Tampa Bay Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test
1992 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
1992 – 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
1992 – Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
1992 – Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
1992 – NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
Actor Dustin HoffmanActor Dustin Hoffman 1993 “Any Given Day” closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
1993 – “Kentucky Cycle” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances
1993 – WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
1995 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
1995 – Israeli PM Shimon Peres address both house of US congress
1995 – NBA referees return to work after striking
1995 – Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
1996 Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi’s heir to Sadam Hussain)
1996 – Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou
1997 Carlos the Jackal, “professional revolutionary”, goes on trial in Paris
1997 – Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin
1997 – Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH
MLB Outfielder Moises AlouMLB Outfielder Moises Alou 1997 – Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
1997 – SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Fla, freeing 2 young hostages
1997 – TWA 800 hearings end
1997 – Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby‘s daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him
2000 The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
2001 Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California
2003 Paul Martin becomes the Prime Minister of Canada
2003 – Jean Chretien formally resigns as the Prime Minister of Canada
2006 Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.
20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien 2008 Andrei Klepach, a deputy economics minister of Russia, states that Russia has entered the recession, with two quarters of contraction expected, meaning Russia will fall short of reaching the 6.8% growth forecast for 2008
2011 77th Heisman Trophy Award: Robert Griffin III, Baylor (QB)
2013 The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program
2014 UN climate change talks in Peru continue past scheduled time as negotiations continue to stall
2014 – Over 200 pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong


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Historical Events for 11th December 2015

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Events 1 – 185 of 185

359 Honoratus, first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office.
384 St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366
1282 Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259
1419 Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
1477 Duchess Maria of Burgundy ends the ‘Great Privilege’
1572 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1602 A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l’Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend.
1618 Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1620 – Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the “First Encounter”
1665 “Messiah” Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles StandishMilitary Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish 1688 King James II captured in Kent.
1710 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
1719 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)
1730 Voltaire‘s “Brutus” premieres in Paris
1792 France’s King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
1812 1st newspaper on Curacao (Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser)
1816 Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
1816 – Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union
1844 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
1866 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean
1872 1st black US govenor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)
1882 Boston’s Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”
Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireEnlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1882 – Victorien Sardous “Fedora” with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
1888 French Panama Canal Company fails
1893 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
1901 Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal
1902 The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products
1903 British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
1905 120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
1905 – British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
1905 – A workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev.
1906 US president Teddy Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
1907 New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
1908 Frederick Delius’ “In a Summer Garden” premieres
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi 1909 Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1909 – Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000
1913 “Mona Lisa”, stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
1914 Stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed
1916 David Lloyd George forms British war government
1917 13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot
1917 – German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1919 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
1925 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
1926 Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam
1926 – Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
1928 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover
1928 – NL Pres John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1930 Bank of the United States closes in New York City
1931 Japan leaves the Gold Standard
1931 – Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (which was not at that time part of Canada)
1932 San Francisco’s coldest day (27°F) – it snows
1934 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland
1934 – 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
1934 – Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball’s National League
1934 – NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
1936 Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1937 25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1937 – Italy withdraws from League of Nations
Duchess of Windsor Wallis SimpsonDuchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson 1938 NY Giants win NFL championship
1939 New anti-Jewish measures proclaimed in Poland
1940 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
1941 – Germany & Italy declare war on USA
1941 – Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000
1941 – Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
1941 – Japanese occupy Guam
1942 Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
1944 Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed
1945 Het Parool publishes 1st Captain Rob-strip
1946 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label
1946 – Spain suspended from UN
1946 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank WilliamsCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams 1947 Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman’s musical “Angel in the Wings” opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
1947 – Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
1948 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 – WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Chic Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29)
1949 – Cleveland Browns beat SF ’49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
1949 – WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler’s contract
1950 – Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball
1953 KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska’s 1st TV station
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1954 – USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio 1956 Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1958 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls
1958 – Archibald MacLeish’s “JB” premieres in NYC
1958 – Upper Volta (now Bourkina Faso) gains autonomy from France
1959 Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1959 – Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959
1960 Black Sunday – Riot in Algiers, 114 die
1960 – Coleman/Leigh’s musical “Wildcat” with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC
1960 – Cleveland’s Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run
1961 “Please, Mr. Postman” by Marvelettes released
1961 – Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1961 – Elvis Presley‘s “Blue Hawaii” album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks
1961 – JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1964 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.
1965 “Anya” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
1965 – “Yearling” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
1966 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
1967 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
1967 – Beatles’ Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
1967 – People’s front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
1967 – Supersonic airliner prototype “Concorde” 1st shown (France)
1968 KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1968 – US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband
Argentine Revolutionary Che GuevaraArgentine Revolutionary Che Guevara 1968 – Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O’Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig
1969 Libya adopts constitution
1970 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
1970 – Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
1971 The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
1971 – A bomb explodes outside a furniture showroom on the mainly-Protestant and loyalist Shankill Road, Belfast; four civilians (including two babies) were killed and nineteen wounded
1972 Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon
1972 – Jets’ Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
1973 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman
1973 – NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
1973 – Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet
1973 – West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czech
1975 US 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents
MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie RandolphMLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph 1975 – Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George “Doc” Medich
1977 Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, leaders of the group ‘Peace People’ (an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland) receive the Nobel Peace Prize
1978 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NYC Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
1978 – NBC premiere of “A Woman Called Moses”
1979 Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
1980 “Magnum P.I.” starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS
1980 – Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria
1980 – The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
1981 Argentine president/gen Roberto Viola flees
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1981 – Muhammad Ali‘s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
1981 – Peru’s Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
1981 – Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
1981 – UN Secrity Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl
1981 – Wash Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
1981 – El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country’s civil war.
1983 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983 – Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1983 – 72nd Men’s Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
1983 – 72nd Women’s Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Kathy Jordan (6-2, 7-6)
1984 “Doug Henning & His World…” opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 1984 – Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid’ahmed Taya
1985 Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb
1985 – Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)
1985 – General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC
1985 – NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals
1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball’s National League
1986 – South Africa censors press
1987 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
1989 “City of Angels” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances
1989 – Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract
1990 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog
1990 – US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
1991 William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
1992 Nor’easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage
1992 – WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
1993 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
1993 – Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle elected President of Chile
LPGA Golfer Kelly RobbinsLPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins 1994 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner’s Club Golf Matches
1994 – Russian troops enter Chechnya
1995 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
1997 “Sunshine Boys” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
1997 – Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows
1997 – Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a United Nations climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement on a protocol to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases; the protocol commita nations to roll back greenhouse gase emissions below 1990 levels
1998 Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101
2000 66th Heisman Trophy Award: Chris Weinke, Florida State (QB)
2001 The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.
NHL Legend Joe SakicNHL Legend Joe Sakic 2003 Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver
2004 70th Heisman Trophy Award: Matt Leinart, USC (QB)
2005 The Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England, is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire.
2005 – Cronulla riots: thousands of white Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence, resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
2006 The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
2007 Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.
2008 Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2009 Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
2010 Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.
2011 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suffers a minor heart attack in his home and is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
2012 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria
2012 – HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering
2012 – British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world
2013 Pope Francis is named Time magazine’s person of the year
Pope FrancisPope Francis 2013 – 20 people are killed by the bubonic plague in a small Madagascan village
2014 CIA Director John Brennan defends interrogation methods used after 9/11 but admits some methods were “abhorrent”
2014 – World’s 1st penis transplant procedure by a team from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa


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Historical Events for 10th December 2015

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Events 1 – 199 of 199

741 Zacharias becomes Pope
1041 Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1520 Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
1672 NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
1684 Isaac Newton‘s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
1688 King James II flees London
1690 Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial goverment to borrow money
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army reaches Manchester
1799 Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
1810 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton 1816 Dutch regain Sumatra
1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th state of the Union
1831 “Spirit of the Times” begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
1836 Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.
1864 General Sherman‘s armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins
1868 The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
1869 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
1869 – The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
1882 John Brahms’ “Gesang der Parzen” (Song of the Fates) premieres
1887 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
1896 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1896 – Alfred Jarry’s “Ubu Roi” premieres in Paris
1898 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
1898 – The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu’lláh Páshá
1899 -15] British “Black Week” due to defeats in South Africa
1899 – Battle at Storm Berge South Africa – Boers vs British army
1899 – Frank Wedekind’s “Der Kammersang” premieres in Berlin
1899 – The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
1901 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
1901 – First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays
1902 Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
Physicist Marie CuriePhysicist Marie Curie 1903 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie
1904 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
1904 – Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1907 Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1907 – The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
1910 Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
1911 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
1911 – Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
1913 Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
1914 French government returns to Paris
Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der WaalsPhysicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals 1918 John Heyder becomes president of baseball’s National League for the 2nd time
1919 NL votes to ban the spitball’s use by all new pitchers
1919 – NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
1919 – Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
1920 August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle
1922 Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen (Peace), Niels Bohr (Physics) and Francis William Aston (Chemistry)
1922 – Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
1923 Polish government of Grabski forms
1924 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 1924 – Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize
1926 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)
1926 – 2nd part of Hitler‘s Mein Kampf published
1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1929 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
1929 – Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins
1931 Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
1931 – Manuel Azaña becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
1932 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
1934 – NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
1934 – Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane AddamsSocial Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams 1935 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
1935 – White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
1935 – Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity
1936 Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1936 – Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
1936 – Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1938 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1938 – Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood
1938 – Italian scientist Enrico Fermi receives the Nobel Prize for Physics (work on reduced radioactivity)
1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico FermiFather of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi 1939 – KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
1940 – 1941 NFL Draft: Tom Harmon from University of Michigan first pick by Chicago Bears
1941 British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
1941 – Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
1941 – Japanese troops overrun Guam
1942 Hitler names Anton Mussert “leader of the Dutch people”
1942 – North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
1943 British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
1944 – German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1945 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
1945 – Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
1946 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style”
1947 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
1948 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1952 – WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 “John Murray Anderson’s Almanac” opens at Imperial NYC for 229 perfs
1953 – KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 – WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins
1954 Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Chemist & Peace Activist Linus PaulingChemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling 1954 – Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
1954 – Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
1958 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
1958 – U of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates
1960 Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).
1961 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
1961 – US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
1961 – USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations
1961 – Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon
1962 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
Physicist Robert HofstadterPhysicist Robert Hofstadter 1963 6-year old Donny Osmond’s singing debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 – Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain
1963 – Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers
1964 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo
1965 “Yearling” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
1965 – Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
1965 – Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
1966 – Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken
1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 – Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, occurs in Tokyo.
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe FrazierHeavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier 1970 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
1971 – William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (Stan Smith & Jimmy Connors)
1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1974 – Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
1974 – Space probe Helios 1 launched
1975 Andrei Sakharov‘s wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1975 – Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
1976 Wings release triple album “Wings Over America”
1977 Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1978 “Platinum” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
1978 – 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1978 – In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 – Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
1979 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
1980 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
1980 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1981 -13] El Salvador army kills 900
1981 – Jules Feiffer’s “Grownups” premieres in NYC
1981 – The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan’s proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.
1982 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
1982 – Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1982 – CDC report on a transfusion recipient who developed AIDS symptoms
1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1983 – Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike WeaverWBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver 1983 – Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina’s 1st civilian president
1984 1st “planet” outside our solar system discovered
1984 – South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize
1984 – WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
1985 Bill to balance the federal budget passed by US Congress
1985 – Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
1985 – “Out of Africa”, based on the book by Isak Dinesen, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1986)
1986 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
1986 – France performs nuclear test
1986 – Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1987 “Nightline” is seen in USSR for 1st time
Author Elie WieselAuthor Elie Wiesel 1988 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
1989 President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns
1990 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
1990 – Soyuz TM-10 lands
1990 – Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
1991 “Crucible” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
1991 – IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1991 – Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day
1991 – Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
1992 “My Favorite Year” opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 perfs
1992 – NHL awards franchises to Mimai & Anaheim (for 1994-95)
1992 – NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 1992 – Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
1993 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
1994 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
1994 – European Campaign against Racism “All different, All equal” begins
1994 – Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat
1995 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
1995 – Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner’s Club Golf Matches
1995 – Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
1995 – Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
1995 – Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
1995 – Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9″ in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3″ in 1982
1996 Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.
Economist/Nobel Laureate Amartya SenEconomist/Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen 1998 Indian Professor Amartya Sen is awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics
2000 89th Davis Cup: Spain beats Australia in Barcelona (3-1)
2001 “The Fellowship of the Ring” Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in London
2001 – 67th Heisman Trophy Award: Eric Crouch, Nebraska (QB)
2005 71st Heisman Trophy Award: Reggie Bush, USC (RB) (Bush would later forfeit the trophy)
2006 One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.
2012 Google begins selling US$99 laptops
2012 – 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
2012 – 9 people are killed and 32 are wounded after a bus falls of a 300 meter cliff in Columbia
Film Director Peter JacksonFilm Director Peter Jackson 2012 – Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov’s 13-year Elo rating record
2012 – Japan is again in recession as the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2012 are revised to show a contraction of 0.03% and the third quarter figures fall by a further 0.9%
2012 – 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)
2013 Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company
2013 – Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana


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