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536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.
656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz.
1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
1425 Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1570 The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
1625 Netherlands & England sign military treaty
1640 Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1658 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1688 King James II’s wife & son flee England for France
1724 Colley Cibber’s “Caesar in Aegypt” premieres in London
1738 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1747 Great Britain & Netherlands sign military treaty
1762 British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris
1783 First execution at Newgate Jail in London, relocated from Tyburn (now the site of Marble Arch)
Lexicographer Noah WebsterLexicographer Noah Webster 1793 Noah Webster establishes NY’s 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
1824 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1842 Mikhail Glinka’s opera “Russlan and Ludmilla” premieres in Petersburg
1851 1st Young Men’s Christian Association in North America (Montreal)
1854 Alfred Tennyson‘s poem “Charge of the Light Brigade” published
1856 The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
1861 Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
1861 – American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
1868 1st British government of Gladstone forms
1869 Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
1878 Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
Poet Alfred TennysonPoet Alfred Tennyson 1883 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
1884 Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
1889 President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
1894 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
1897 Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
1899 Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King’s Post and Caesar’s Camp – driven back
1900 State President Paul Kruger of South Africa & Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
1902 AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
1903 Norwegian parliament votes unanimiously for female suffrage
1905 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
1905 – Richard Strauss’ opera “Salome” premieres in Dresden
1906 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
1907 First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, Delaware, post office)
1907 – Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
1908 The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
1909 1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY)
1910 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
1913 – John K Tener becomes president of baseball’s National League
1917 British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1918 French troops occupies Mainz
1922 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
1922 – 15th Women’s Australasian Championships (1st for women): Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-3, 10-8)
1922 – 15th Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)
1924 Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
1924 – Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
1925 AL extends Ban Johnson’s contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
1925 – Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000
1926 USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1931 Benn W Levy’s “Springtime for Henry” premieres in NYC
1931 – Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
1931 – Spain becomes a republic
1931 – Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
1933 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
1933 – Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard
1934 NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
1935 Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
1935 – 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
1936 AL OKs night baseball for St Louis
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1936 – Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck
1938 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
1939 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1939 – Russian air raid on Helsinki
1939 – 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
1940 British assault on Banghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
1940 – Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
1940 – South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O’Reilly 5-11
1941 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
1941 – 300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ
1941 – 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
1941 – China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
1941 – Citizen Register reports “Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester”
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1941 – Hitler orders US ships are to be torpedoed
1948 UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
1949 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty
1949 – NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF ’49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
1951 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1953 – Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
1954 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
1957 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
1958 Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1960 1st broadcast of “Coronation Street” on British ITV
1961 “From the Second City” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs
1961 – “Let It Ride” closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs
1961 – SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1961 – Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania
1962 “I Can Get It For You Wholesale” closes on Broadway
1962 – Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1963 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
Jazz Musician John ColtraneJazz Musician John Coltrane 1964 John Coltrane‘s Quartet records their greatest work “A Love Supreme” at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
1965 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres
1965 – Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
1965 – Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Soviet Praesidium
1967 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1967 – Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania; overthrown in 1989
1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 – NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
1968 – Terence O’Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the ‘Ulster stands at the Crossroads’ speech
Dictator of Romania Nicolae CeausescuDictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu 1968 – The Derry Citizen’s Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month
1970 Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
1970 – OPEC meeting in Caracas establishes 55 percent as minimum tax rate and demands that posted prices be changed to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates
1971 Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to US Supreme Court
1973 “Pajama Game” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
1973 – Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
1973 – St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
1973 – Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
1973 – Arab oil ministers announce a further production cut of 5 percent for January for non-friendly countries
1974 Dow Jones index hits 570.01
1974 – Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
1974 – Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail in Indiana
1975 Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov’s Nobel Prize
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1975 – US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC
1975 – Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company
1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 – 1st game of Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1979 Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 61°F in Boston at 1 AM
1981 Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders
1983 US Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens “…because food is free & that’s easier than paying for it”
1983 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 – Iranian commandos end day hijack of Kuwaiti plane
1984 – LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
1984 – Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats WilanderTennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander 1984 – 73rd Men’s Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Kevin Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)
1984 – 73rd Women’s Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Sukova (6-7, 6-1, 6-3)
1985 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception
1985 – Phoenix, Arizona, gets 3″ of snow
1987 Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
1987 – Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1988 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1988 – The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
1988 – Premiere of fact based crime drama film “Mississippi Burning”
1989 “Les Miserables” opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
1990 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship
1990 – Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
1990 – Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 1990 – Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
1990 – NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
1990 – 23rd NAACP Image Awards: “Coming to America” wins Outstanding Motion Picture
1991 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win
1992 3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin’ The Wind win
1992 – Cin Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1992 – Operation Restore Hope – US Marines land in Somalia
1992 – Sri Lanka’s third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
1992 – NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
1993 “My Fair Lady” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
1993 – Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 1994 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
1994 – US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
1995 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
1997 “Tomorrow Never Dies”, 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London
2003 A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
2005 “Brokeback Mountain”, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
2006 Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.
2006 – 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
2008 The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama‘s election to the Presidency
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 2012 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
2012 – 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
2012 – Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud
2012 – The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections
2012 – Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title
2013 Mike Ditka‘s #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears
2014 CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA’s use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006


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Historical Events for 8th December 2015

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1326 Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi
1609 Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe.
1659 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
1710 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
1776 George Washington‘s retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
1777 Captain Cook leaves Society Islands
1792 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
1794 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published
1813 Ludwig von Beethoven‘s 7th Symphony in A, premieres
1846 Hector Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust” premieres
1849 Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera “Luisa Miller” premieres in Naples
1852 Gustav Freytag’s “Die Journalisten” premieres in Breslau
1854 Pope Pius IX proclaims Immaculate Conception, makes Mary, free of Original Sin
1857 1st production of Dion Boucicault’s “Poor of New York”
Composer Giuseppe VerdiComposer Giuseppe Verdi 1863 2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, Chile
1863 – Abraham Lincoln‘s Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South
1864 Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura (“Syllabus errorum”)
1869 20th Roman Catholic ecumenical council, Vatican I, opens in Rome
1869 – Timothy Eaton founds T. Eaton Co. Limited in Toronto, Canada.
1874 Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas
1875 Aleksandr Ostrovsky’s “Volki i Ovsty” premieres in St Petersburg
1876 Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years
1880 5,000 armed Boers gather in Paardekraal, South Africa
1881 Vienna’s Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850
1886 American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president
Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel GompersFounder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers 1895 Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri’s out
1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter” (BG)
1902 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on US Supreme Court
1907 King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
1909 Bird banding society found
1913 Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF
1914 Battle of the Falkland Island: British Royal Navy destroys a German battle squadron
1914 – Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox
1914 – Irving Berlin‘s musical “Watch your Step” premieres in NYC
1914 – Boers rebelling against the British have recently suffered several defeats; today, one of their leaders, General Beyers, accidently drowns
1915 Jean Sibelius’ 5th Symphony in E premieres
1915 – John McCrae‘s poem “In Flanders Fields” appears anonymously in “Punch” magazine
World War I Soldier & Poet John McCraeWorld War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae 1921 Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty
1923 German-US friendship treaty signed
1923 – Labour/Liberals win British parliament
1923 – Salary & price freeze in Germany
1930 Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC
1930 – Cole Porter’s musical “NYCers” premieres in NYC
1931 Coaxial cable patented
1934 Friedrich Wolf’s “Professor Mamlock” premieres in Zurich
1935 The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect’s operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
1936 Anastasio Somoza elected pres of Nicaragua
1936 – NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black & white teachers
1938 Highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif
1938 – LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police
1940 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
1941 Chełmno extermination camp opens, 50 kilometres from Łódź, Poland
1941 – London: Dutch government-in-exile declares war on Japan
1941 – Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
1941 – San Francisco 1st blackout, at 6:15 PM
1941 – US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
1941 – President Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbour
1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
1943 John Van Druten’s “Voice of the Turtle” premieres in NYC
1946 US Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight
Fashion Designer Christian DiorFashion Designer Christian Dior 1946 – French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior
1947 “Caribbean Carnival” opens at International Theater NYC for 11 perfs
1948 “Marinka” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
1948 – 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
1948 – Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
1949 Jule Styne’s “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 perfs
1949 – Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
1949 – “On the Town”, the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released
1951 “Tree Grows in Brooklyn” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 perfs
1951 – AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL’s suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games
Actress Vera-EllenActress Vera-Ellen 1952 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)
1952 – French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
1952 – Isaak Ben-Zwi elected president of Israel
1953 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
1953 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “Atoms for Peace” speech at the UN in New York.
1954 Maxwell Anderson’s “Bad Seed” premieres in NYC
1954 – WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)
1955 – Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award
1955 – Turkish government of Menderes forms
1955 – Black Ealing comedy “The Ladykillers”, directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Alec Guinness is released in the UK
Actor Alec GuinnessActor Alec Guinness 1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia
1956 – 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite program, TV-0
1956 – Guy Mitchell’s “Singing the Blues” single goes #1 for 10 weeks
1959 Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta
1959 – President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi
1960 Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
1961 Antwerp Belgium diocese forms
1961 – Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)
1961 – South Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow & Peter Pollock
1961 – Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA – 78
1962 “I Can Get It For You Wholesale” closes at Shubert NYC after 300 perfs
1962 – 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
1962 – Failed coup in Brunei
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1962 – Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
1963 “Girl Who Came to Supper” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs
1963 – Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf
1963 – Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash
1965 Abe Burrows’ “Cactus Flower” premieres in NYC
1965 – Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of USSR
1965 – Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council
1966 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card’s Charlie Smith
1966 – US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
1967 The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album is released in UK
1967 – NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
1969 Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1969 – Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
1970 Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland
1972 United Airlines crashes at Chicago’s Midway Airport killing 45
1973 “Seesaw” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
1973 – 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
1974 Greek monarchy rejected by referendum
1974 – Irish Republican Socialist Party forms
1974 – Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1974 – Soyuz 16 returns to Earth
1975 “Raisin” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances
1976 UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim secretary-General
1976 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)
1977 – Portugal’s premier Soares resigns
1978 Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park
Actor Robert De NiroActor Robert De Niro 1978 – “The Deer Hunter”, directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1979)
1980 “Bravo” network premieres on cable TV
1980 – Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death
1981 France performs nuclear test
1982 “Herman Van Veen: All of Him” opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 perfs
1982 – Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot
1982 – Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents
1982 – Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)
1982 – Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature
Colombian Writer Gabriel García MárquezColombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez 1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission, Columbia 6, lands at Edwards AFB
1983 – Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of SF Zen Center
1984 Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty
1984 – Ringo Starr appears on “Saturday Night Live”
1985 Ken O’Brien’s 96 yard TD pass (NY Jet record) to Wesley Walker
1985 – Laurie Rinker/Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1985 – 74th Men’s Australian Open: Stefan Edberg beats Mats Wilander (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
1985 – 74th Women’s Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-2, 4-6, 6-2)
1985 – NBC premiere of thriller “Final Jeopardy”, starring Richard Thomas and Mary Crosby
1986 House Dems select majority leader Jim Wright as 48th speaker
1986 – NBC premiere of miniseries “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna” (Part 2)
NHL Goalie Ron HextallNHL Goalie Ron Hextall 1987 Flyers’ Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal
1987 – Occupied Palestinians start “intefadeh” (uprising) against Israel
1987 – US President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
1987 – The Alianza Lima air disaster.
1988 Knick’s set NBA record of 11 3-pointers & sink Bucks, 113-109
1989 Great Britain performs nuclear test
1990 Galileo Earth-1 Flyby
1990 – Indians agree to a lease new ballpark in Gateway (Jacobs Field)
1991 “Homecoming” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
1991 – “Nick & Nora” opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances
1991 – Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1991 – Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1991 – The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
1992 Galileo’s nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)
1992 – NBC announces that “Cheers” will go off the air in May 1993
1993 30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria
1993 – 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win
1993 – Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
1993 – Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England
1994 “What’s Wrong With this Picture?” opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per
1994 – Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges
1994 – Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
1996 “God Said, Ha!” closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 22 performances
1996 – Donna Andrews & Mike Hulbert win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1997 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes & Spice Girls win
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1998 Tadjena massacre: 81 people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
2001 10th SEC Championship Game: #21 LSU beats #2 Tennessee, 31-20
2002 The Caribbean Community Heads of Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be “CARICOM-Cuba Day” – To celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
2004 The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
2005 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
2007 73rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Tebow, Florida (QB)
2008 Kirsty Williams elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The first female leader of a political party in Wales.
2009 Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.
2010 With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
2012 UN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020


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Historical Events for 7th December 2015

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Events 1 – 163 of 163

43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106 BC), Roman orator and politician assassinated.
185 Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)
1354 Margaretha van Bavarian’s son earl Willem V signs peace treaty
1696 Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
1724 Tumult of Thorn – religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.
1732 The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
1741 Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
1783 Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London
1783 – William Pitt the Younger (24) becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister
1787 Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution
1804 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth’s magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute
1808 James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President
4th US President James Madison4th US President James Madison 1835 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens – first German steam railway
1836 Martin Van Buren elected 8th president
1842 New York Philharmonic’s 1st concert
1862 Battle of Hartsville, TN
1862 – Battle of Prairie Grove, AR
1864 Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia
1868 Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1
1872 HMS Challenger sets sail on 3½ year world oceanographic cruise
1875 Natives Sons of the West organized
1876 NY Mutuals & Phila A’s expelled from NL for not completing sked
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of “Scientific American”
1885 49th Congress (1885-87) convenes
1889 Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Gondoliers” premieres in London
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1891 52nd US Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session
1895 Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies
1900 Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body radiation.
1902 Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899
1907 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
1907 – The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha
1909 Belgian-born Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, NY, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
1911 Leslie J Stuart’s musical “Betsy” premieres in NYC
1911 – Natl Hockey Association forms with New Westminster, Vancouver & Victoria
1912 Bust of Queen Nefertete found in El-Amarna, Egypt
1916 David Lloyd George replaces resigning H. H. Asquith as British PM
1917 US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1917 – The USA’s 42nd ‘Rainbow’ Division arrives in France (with Colonel Douglass MacArthur among its ranks)
1920 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
1920 – USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany
1921 KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions
1924 German election (Social Democrats win, Nazis & Communists lose)
1925 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC
1925 – Noel Coward’s “Easy Virtue” premieres in NYC
1926 Gas refrigerator patented
1929 Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull’s XI against Ryder’s XI 166 mins
1929 – Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
1930 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
1931 Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
1932 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1934 Wiley Post discovers jet stream
1935 CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
1937 Dutch Minister Romme proclaims married women are forbidden to work
1937 – Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
1937 – Russian chess player Alekhine recaptures world title from Max Euwe
1938 Philip Barry’s “Here Come the Clowns” premieres in NYC
1938 – W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio
1939 Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
1939 – William Walton’s violinist concert premieres in Cleveland
1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5
1940 – North Africa: British counter offensive under general O’Connor
1940 – The first prototype Fairey Barracuda flew
1941 Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon
1941 – Futshida’s air fleet passes coastline of Oahu
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1941 – German siege of Tobruk ends after 8 months
1941 – Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2403 people
1941 – Nacht & Nebel Erlass, resistance fighter sent to concentration camps
1941 – 1st Japanese midget submarine (No. 20) attacked by a US ship (USS Ward)
1943 Cairo: president Roosevelt travels back to the US
1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago
1944 – General Radescu forms Romanian government
1945 Microwave oven patented
1946 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
1949 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)
1949 – Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
1952 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek 1953 Israel’s PM Ben-Gurion retires
1953 – WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Japanese government of Joshida resigns
1954 – KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Helen O’Connell joins Today Show panel
1957 Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
1958 Romulo Betancourt elected pres of Venezuela
1959 “Saratoga” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
1960 Ivory Coast claims independence from France
1962 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
1963 – Instant replay is used for the first time in a Army-Navy game.
1964 George Harrison changes his company’s name from Mornyork to Harrisongs
1965 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1966 A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.
1967 “How Now, Dow Jones” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 perfs
1967 – Otis Redding records “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”
1968 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
1968 – Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati
1970 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
1970 – West Germany & Poland normalize relations
1971 “Wild & Wonderful” opens/closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
1971 – Wings release their 1st album “Wild Life”
1971 – An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
1972 Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission, launched
1972 – Philippine’s first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed & wounded by an assailant
First Lady and Politican Imelda MarcosFirst Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos 1973 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
1973 – Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
1973 – Wings release “Band on the Run”
1975 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
1975 – Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
1975 – Indonesian army occupies East Timor
1975 – Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
1976 UN Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, sec-gen for 2nd 5 yr term
1977 Islander Billy Smith’s 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0
1978 Islander’s Mike Bossy‘s 1st career hat trick
1980 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
1981 Spain becomes a member of the NATO
1982 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
1982 – In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 1983 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
1983 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 Allan Border’s 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
1985 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
1985 – Atlantis (61-B) returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1986 Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1986 – Pres Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti
1986 – NBC premiere of miniseries “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna” (Part 1)
1987 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)
1987 – Gorbachev arrives in US for a summit meeting
1987 – Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
1988 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia (25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
President of Haiti Jean-Claude DuvalierPresident of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier 1988 – Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
1988 – Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC
1988 – NY Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach
1988 – Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
1989 C Coleman & D Zippel’s musical “City of Angels” premieres in NYC
1990 Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam Hussein‘s decision to free hostages
1990 – Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement
1991 A J Kitt, US, wins World Skiing Cup
1992 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
1993 Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast
1993 – Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery
1993 – The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
1994 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1994 – Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide
1995 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
1995 – US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
1996 1st Big 12 Championship Game: Texas beats #3 Nebraska, 37-27
1996 – Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands
1996 – 5th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #11 Alabama, 45-30
1997 Amy Fruhwirth & Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic
1999 The RIAA files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client, on charges of copyright infringement.
2002 11th SEC Championship Game: #4 Georgia beats #22 Arkansas, 30-3
2003 The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
2005 Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2005 – U.S. debut of the second part of two-part TV biopic miniseries “Pope John Paul II” on CBS
2006 A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
2007 The Hebei Spirit oil spill began in South Korea after a crane barge being towed by tug collided with the very large crude carrier, Hebei Spirit.
2010 Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter
2013 9th ACC Championship Game: #1 Florida State beats #20 Duke, 45-7
2013 – 22nd SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #5 Missouri, 59-42
2014 The Syrian military accuse Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria
2014 – Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter
2014 – Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution
2014 – The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain’s hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps
2014 – Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters


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