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963 Leo VIII elected Pope
1060 Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary
1160 Jean Bodels “Jeu de St Nicholas” premieres in Arras
1196 Northern Dutch coast flooded, “Saint-Nicolas Flood”
1240 Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev
1424 Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews
1527 Pope Clemens VII flees to Orvieto
1534 Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish
1631 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
1641 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
1648 Pride’s Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament
1723 Emperor Karel VI’s Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution
1732 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army retreats to Scotland
1756 British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India
1768 1st edition of “Encyclopedia Brittanica” published (Scotland)
King Alfonso V of AragonKing Alfonso V of Aragon 1787 Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor
1790 The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1822 Veterinary school in Utrecht opens
1825 Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory
1833 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata
1841 Robert Schumann’s 4th Symphony in D premieres
1843 Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens
1845 Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity is founded at Yale College.
1846 Opera “La Damnation de Faust” is produced (Paris)
1849 Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time
1862 US President Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians
Abolitionist Harriet TubmanAbolitionist Harriet Tubman 1864 Battle of Deveaux’s Neck, SC
1865 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery
1866 Chicago water supply tunnel 3,227 m into Lake Michigan completed
1870 Joseph H Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC)
1873 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1
1875 44th Congress (1875-77) convenes
1876 1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington, Penn
1876 – City of Anaheim incorporated for 2nd time
1876 – US Electorial College picks Rep Hayes as pres (although Tilden won)
1877 First recording made of the human voce – Thomas Edison reciting “Mary had a little lamb”
1877 – Washington Post publishes 1st edition
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1882 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
1884 Aluminum capstone set atop Washington Monument, Wash, DC
1896 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura
1897 London becomes the world’s first city to host licenced taxicabs.
1903 Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders
1904 Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)
1906 The British grant Transvaal self-government
1907 Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361
1912 China votes for universal human rights
1913 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
1914 German troops over run Lodz
1916 German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest
1916 – World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1917 French munition ship “Mont Blanc” explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700
1917 – Taking advantage of the temporary relaxation of authority in Russia, Finland declares itself a republic, following the Ukraine on 20 November
1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland
1921 – Mackenzie King, leader of the Labor Party and architect of a liberal coalition, becomes Prime Minister of Canada
1922 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
1922 – 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY
1923 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge
1925 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
1925 – Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
1929 Turkey introduces female suffrage
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge 1930 18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
1933 Ban on James Joyce‘ “Ulysses” in US lifted
1938 117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands
1938 – French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)
1939 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)
1939 – Cole Porter’s musical “Du Barry was a Lady” premieres in NYC
1940 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
1940 – Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia
1941 Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore
1941 – NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens
1942 Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
1942 – RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)
1944 US 95th Infantry division reaches Westwall
1947 The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von RibbentropForeign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
1952 Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he’s persona non grata
1953 Brown’s Lou “Toe” Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14
1954 Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt
1955 NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won “$64,000 Question” on boxing
1956 “Happy Hunting” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances
1956 – Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa
1957 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
1957 – AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
1957 – Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
1958 US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back
1960 AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels
1961 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB) (1st African American to win)
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1962 US abandons Skybolt balistic missile program
1963 Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
1963 – Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
1964 “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st airs on TV
1964 – KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 – President Segni of Italy resigns
1965 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
1965 – Pakistan’s Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
1966 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1968 Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
1968 – PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
1968 – WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 “Buck White” closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
1969 – 300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
1969 – USSR performs nuclear test
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
1971 Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1971 – A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building
1973 Bahrain’s constitution goes into effect
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1973 – Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew
1973 – NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn’t happen)
1974 George Harrison releases “Ding Dong, Ding Dong”
1975 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
1975 – Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
1976 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
1977 South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence
1978 Spain adopts constitution
1980 Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn
1980 – NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 502
1981 Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18
1982 Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin’ Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1983 A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis
1984 France performs nuclear test
1984 – Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
1986 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Fla (QB)
1986 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for “fun”
1987 – Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
1987 – Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1988 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
1988 – Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
1988 – Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose
1988 – Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
1988 – Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown
1988 – STS-27 Atlantis lands in California after secret mission
1988 – Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles
1989 Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52
1989 – Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal
1990 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
1990 – Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages
1990 – Shoeless Joe Jackson’s signature is sold for $23,100
1991 “Les Miserables” opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
1991 – “Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country” premieres
1992 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
1992 – 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
1992 – Dottie Mochrie/Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
NFL Wide Receiver Jerry RiceNFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice 1992 – San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown
1992 – SF Giants renege on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds
1993 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29
1994 Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
1994 – Orange County California files for bankruptcy
1994 – Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995
1995 6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win
1995 – Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special
1996 Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match
1997 6th SEC Championship Game: #3 Tennessee beats #11 Auburn, 30-29
1998 Hugo Chávez is elected President of Venezuela
1998 – 87th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Italy in Milan (4-1)
2001 The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
President of Venezuela Hugo ChávezPresident of Venezuela Hugo Chávez 2003 8th Big 12 Championship Game: #13 Kansas State beats #1 Oklahoma, 35-7
2003 – 12th SEC Championship Game: #3 LSU beats #5 Georgia, 34-13
2005 Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
2006 NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
2008 13th Big 12 Championship Game: #4 Oklahoma beats #19 Missouri, 62-21
2008 – American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack
2008 – 17th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #1 Alabama, 31-20
2008 – 4th ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech beats #18 Boston College, 30-12
2009 98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)
2009 – Final Broadway performance of “A Steady Rain”, starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig
2012 7 people are killed and 770 injured during Egyptian protests
Actor Hugh JackmanActor Hugh Jackman 2012 – Typhoon Bopha’s death toll rise to 418 with 318 missing and 179,000 displaced
2012 – A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania
2013 Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors
2013 – A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea
2014 10th ACC Championship Game: #2 Florida State beats #12 Georgia Tech, 37-35
2014 – 23rd SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama beats #14 Missouri, 42-13


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Historical Events for 5th December 2015

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63 BC Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.
663 Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
771 Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
1082 Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
1301 Pope Boniface VIII’s degree Ausculta fili (only nominee)
1349 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots
1360 The French Franc is created.
1408 Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
1448 Bishop Jona of Moscow chosen as metropolitan of Kiev/Intoxication
1456 Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die
1492 Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)
1496 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I
1590 Niccolo Sfondrati chosen as Pope Gregory XIV
1602 Giulio Caccini’s “Euridice” premieres in Florence
1717 Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop “Margaret” and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard’s appearance, with specific reference to his “very black beard”, providing the source for his name
Pirate BlackbeardPirate Blackbeard 1741 -6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
1746 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
1757 Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians
1766 London auctioneers Christie’s hold their first sale
1775 At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1776 First US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms
1792 George Washington re-elected as US president
1798 Dutch troops occupy Hasselt
1804 Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President
1813 Lübeck surrenders to allied armies
1815 Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
1830 Hector Berlioz’ “Symphonique Fantastique” premieres in Paris
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson3rd US President Thomas Jefferson 1831 Former US President John Q Adams takes his seat as a member of House of Representatives
1832 Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US
1835 – 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
1837 Hector Berlioz’ “Requiem” premieres
1837 – Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada
1840 Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death
1846 C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive
1847 Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
1848 President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California
1854 Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair
1859 Dion Boucicault’s “Octaroon” premieres in NYC
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1862 Battle of Coffeeville, MS
1865 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
1868 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)
1876 Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench
1876 – Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented
1881 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes
1887 Stanley’s expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo
1890 Berlioz’ opera “Les Troyens” premieres in Karlsruhe
1892 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany’s Reichstag
1892 – Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
1893 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges
1894 Georges Feydeaus’ “L’hôtel du libre échange” premieres in Paris
1896 Henrik Ibsen’s “Kejsor og Galileer” premieres in Leipzig
1905 Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM
4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson 1908 1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)
1912 The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
1914 6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2
1914 – The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
1917 Austro-German Forces launch an offensive against the Italians on the western end of their line, around Asiago
1918 Oil refinery on Curacao opens
1920 Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided
1920 – Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
1924 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
1925 13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
1925 – Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government
1926 Sergei Eisenstein’s “Battleship Potemkin” debuts
1928 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
1928 – MW Miklas elected president of Austria
1929 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
1931 CFL Grey Cup: Mtl AAA beats Regina, 22-0 at Montreal
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 1932 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America
1933 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition of alcohol) repealed (5:32 PM EST)
1935 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
1936 24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20
1936 – Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
1941 Football Writers Association of America organized
1941 – Patrick Hamilton’s “Angel Street” premieres in NYC
1941 – Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army
1941 – Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved
1941 – US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor
1942 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
1942 – Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work
1942 – West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland
1943 NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves
1944 German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht
1945 “Lost Squadron” crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)
1945 – Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1946 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1948 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 – Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
1952 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president
1955 – Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
1955 – The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
1956 Thornton Wilder’s “Matchmaker” premieres in NYC
Civil Rights Activist Rosa ParksCivil Rights Activist Rosa Parks 1957 William Inge’s “Dark at the Top of the Stairs” premieres in NYC
1957 – NYC is first US city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
1957 – President Sukarno of Indonesia expels all Dutch people.
1958 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Phila
1958 – WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
1958 – The Preston bypass, the UK’s first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
1959 Intikhab Alam bowls Colin McDonald with 1st ball in Tests
1960 Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium
1964 Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1966 “I Do! I Do!” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances
1967 The Beatles’ clothing store “Apple” opens at 94 Baker Street, London
1967 – Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war
1968 Rolling Stones release “Beggar’s Banquet” LP
1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
1970 – Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
1970 – Premiere of Dario Fo’s Morte accidentale di un anarchico.
1971 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
1971 – Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession
1972 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
1972 – Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
1972 – Joseph A Walker’s “River Niger” premieres in NYC
Pediatrician Benjamin SpockPediatrician Benjamin Spock 1973 Cubs’ Ron Santo became 1st baseball player to veto his trade
1973 – Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings release album “Band on the Run”
1974 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
1974 – 1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
1974 – Airport terminal roof in Teheran collapses killing 17
1974 – Final episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC TV
1974 – NFL’s Seattle Seahawks forms
1974 – Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
1974 – Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
1974 – Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL’s World Bowl
1975 “Me & Bessie” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1975 – NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
1976 Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards
1977 Egypt breaks off diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & South Yemen
1978 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player
1978 – Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
1978 – Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” premieres in NYC
1978 – Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins’ Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns
1980 Bank of Canada’s Canadian Currency Museum opens
1981 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB)
1981 – 56th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75)
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 1981 – France performs nuclear test
1982 Cleveland Browns’ Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
1982 – Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo’s world championship
1982 – Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
1982 – Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
1982 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 – 15th NAACP Image Awards: “An Officer and a Gentleman” wins Outstanding Motion Picture
1983 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
1983 – LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
1983 – ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
1984 A’s trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1984 – French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
1984 – Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
1985 Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
1985 – Great Britain performs nuclear test
1985 – Sam Shepard’s “Lie of the Mind” premieres in NYC
1987 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
1987 – David Boon’s 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
1987 – Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
1988 NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy
1988 – Shuttle Atlantis launches world’s 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
1989 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
1990 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
1990 – Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
1990 – Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years
1990 – Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
1991 “Catskills on Broadway” opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 perfs
1991 – Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty
1991 – NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11
1992 1st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #12 Florida, 28-21
1993 “Timon of Athens” closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
1993 – 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
1993 – Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
1993 – Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1993 – Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela
1993 – The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
1995 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
1996 “Dreams & Nightmares” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1996 – Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement
1996 – Portland’s Jermaine O’Neal, 18, becomes youngest NBA player
1997 1st Game at Wash Capitals’ MCI Center vs Fla Panthers
1997 – STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
1998 3rd Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Texas A&M beats #2 Kansas State, 36-33 (2 OT)
1998 – 7th SEC Championship Game: #1 Tennessee beats #23 Mississippi State, 24-14
1999 88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)
Film Director Peter JacksonFilm Director Peter Jackson 2002 “The Two Towers” 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York
2004 93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)
2005 The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2005 – The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
2006 Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
2006 – Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million
2007 Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
2008 Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 2008 – OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery
2009 5th ACC Championship Game: #12 Georgia Tech beats #25 Clemson, 39-34


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Historical Events for 4th December 2015

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1110 Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
1154 Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
1197 Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
1259 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX
1489 Battle of Baza – Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
1534 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1563 Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years
1619 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
1644 First European peace congress opens in Munster
1655 Middelburg Neth forbids building of synagogue
1665 Jean Racine’s “Alexandre le Grand” premieres in Paris
1674 Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago
1676 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
1680 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
1682 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)
1688 General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changes allegiance from James II to William of Orange
1691 Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
1691 – Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
1783 Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce’s Tavern, NYC
1791 Britain’s Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
1798 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
1812 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa, patents a horse-drawn mower
5th US President James Monroe5th US President James Monroe 1816 James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
1829 Britain outlaws “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)
1832 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
1833 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
1836 Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa
1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass
1843 – Robert Schumann’s “Das Paradies und die Peri” premieres in Leipzig
1844 James Knox Polk elected 11th US President
1851 Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte’s forces crush an attempted coup d’etat in France
1863 Storm flood ravages Netherlands coastal provinces
1864 Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA
1864 – Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
11th US President James Knox Polk11th US President James Knox Polk 1867 Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
1872 The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean
1875 William Marcy “Boss” Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail
1881 The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1889 Stanley’s expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
1899 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
1899 – Webb Hayes, son of US President Rutherford Hayes, receives medal of honor
1901 Anne Russell’s ‘Girl and the judge’ premieres in NYC
1905 British government of Balfour resigns
1906 Alpha Phi Alpha, first Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
1908 Haiti’s president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
Politician Boss TweedPolitician Boss Tweed 1908 – The world’s ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
1909 1st CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6
1914 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court
1915 F F Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
1915 – Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Ga
1915 – Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco
1915 – Henry Ford‘s peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe ‘to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas’
1918 US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st President to travel outside US while in office
1920 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson 1920 – 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3
1921 The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
1922 Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service
1923 Cecil B. DeMille‘s first version of “Ten Commandments” premieres
1923 – WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)
1926 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow
1927 – Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
1927 – Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
1928 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn’s musical “Whoopee” premieres in NYC
1930 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
1931 “Frankenstein” opens at Mayfair
1933 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 – Jack Kirkland’s “Tobacco Road” premieres in NYC
1935 1,200 at St Joseph’s College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
1941 Nazi ordinance places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
1942 First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
1942 – FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
1942 – US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II
1942 – Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
1943 -Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inonu
1943 – Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
1943 – Yugoslavian resistance forms provisionary government under Dr Ribar
1944 Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
1945 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
1945 – Senate approves US participation in United Nations
1947 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
1948 “Magdalena” closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
1948 – SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
1948 – 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
1949 Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run
1949 – Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak is fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by Malay student Rosli Dhoby with help from Morshidi Sidek with the goal of helping neighbouring Indonesia to take over British Sarawak
Composer Aaron CoplandComposer Aaron Copland 1951 Aaron Copland‘s/Robbins’ “Pied Piper” premieres in NYC
1951 – Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
1951 – Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government.
1952 Killer fogs begin in London, England; “Smog” becomes a word
1952 – Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
1954 “Hit the Trail” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1954 – “On Your Toes” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
1955 Mgr Alfrink installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
1957 First edition of “Chase’s Annual Events” published
1957 – 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John’s, England)
1958 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
1958 – Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd PattersonBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson 1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1961 – Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse‘s Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
1961 – Smallest NY Knick, 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
1961 – Tanganyika becomes 104th member of UN
1961 – WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 – The female contraceptive ‘pill’ becomes available on the National Health Service in Britain
1961 – 1962 NFL Draft: Ernie Davis from University of Syracuse first pick by Washington Redskins
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)
1963 – Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
1964 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
1964 – Beatles release “Beatles For Sale” album
1964 – Commissioner’s office given full powers in baseball disputes
Italian Prime Minister Aldo MoroItalian Prime Minister Aldo Moro 1964 – Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
1965 “Roar of the Greasepaint” closes at Shubert NYC after 232 perfs
1965 – 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die
1965 – 2nd NY Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers’ owner)
1965 – Gemini 7 (Borman & Lovell) launched
1965 – SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 – Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march
1970 Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
1971 The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
1971 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
1971 – McGurk’s Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’
1973 Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Muslim pilgrims
Writer Jean-Paul SartreWriter Jean-Paul Sartre 1974 – Jean-Paul Sartre visits Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in prison
1975 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
1977 Hollis Stacy/Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
1977 – Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowns himself ruler of Central African Empire
1977 – NFL’s 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7
1977 – Neil Simon‘s “Chapter Two” premieres in NYC
1977 – 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)
1978 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco’s 1st female & Jewish mayor
1978 – Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed
1978 – Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1979 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
1980 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
1980 – Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1981 “Falcon Crest” premieres on CBS-TV
1981 – Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
1981 – According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1982 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
1982 – China adopts its constitution
1982 – Police & racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
1983 “Amen Corner” closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
1983 – “Baby” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
1983 – David Shire & R Maltby Jr’s musical “Baby” premieres in NYC
1983 – NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
1983 – US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
1984 Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1984 – 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO
1985 “Les Miserables” opens at Palace Theatre, London
1985 – French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski
1985 – President Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser
1986 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7
1986 – Neil Simon‘s “Broadway Bound” premieres in NYC
1987 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
1988 – Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1988 – Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
1988 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1989 NBC’s premiere of “Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder”, based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 1990 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
1990 – Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
1990 – An Iraqi official reports that Iraq will withdraw if it can retain control of the Rumailah field and keep Bubiyan and Werbah islands; also says that demands that the Palestinian issue be treated separately would not be surmountable
1991 Judds final concert (Nashville)
1991 – Muslim Shi’ites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
1991 – Pan American World Airways ceased operations
1991 – Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her
1992 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
1993 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
1993 – Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 1993 – A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
1993 – 2nd SEC Championship Game: #9 Florida beats #16 Alabama, 28-13
1994 “Angels in America-Perestroika” closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 perfs
1994 – “Angels in America-Millennium Approach” closes at Kerr after 367 perfs
1994 – 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
1994 – Marta Figueras-Dottie/Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
1996 7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win
1996 – NASA’s 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
1996 – Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57
1997 “Diary of Anne Frank” opens at Music Box Theater NYC
1997 – NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach
1997 – Nizar Hamdoon warns that Iraq will not allow oil to flow during a third six-month phase of the UN’s oil-for-food sale until the UN approves an aid distribution plan
Singer-Songwriter Alanis MorissetteSinger-Songwriter Alanis Morissette 1998 The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
1999 8th SEC Championship Game: #7 Alabama beats #5 Florida, 34-7
2004 13th SEC Championship Game: #3 Auburn beats #15 Tennessee, 38-28
2005 Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
2005 – 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
2005 – U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries “Pope John Paul II” on CBS
2006 An adult giant squid is caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo.
2010 19th SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn beats #18 South Carolina, 56-17
2010 – 6th ACC Championship Game: #12 Virginia Tech beats #20 Florida State, 44-33
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2010 – 15th Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Oklahoma beats #13 Nebraska, 23-20
2011 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)


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