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741 St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
1347 Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics
1557 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
1639 1st annulment by court decree passes
1676 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
1678 Edmund Halley receives MA from The Queen’s College, Oxford
1685 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
1694 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
1699 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague
1736 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton’s theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere
1775 First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred
1818 Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)
1828 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President
1833 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
US President & General Andrew JacksonUS President & General Andrew Jackson 1834 First US dental society organized (NY)
1835 First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
1844 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms
1847 Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper “North Star”
1854 Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.
1863 Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN
1864 Skirmish at Thomas’ Station, Georgia
1866 Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies
1868 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial
1878 Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel
1881 Henry Morton Stanley founds Leopoldville (now Kinshasa)
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1883 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes
1901 Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
1903 Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
1907 George Cohan’s musical “Talk of the Town” premieres in NYC
1908 Edward Elgar’s 1st Symphony in A premieres
1910 Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)
1911 Willis Carrier presents his influencial “Rational Psychrometric Formulae” on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1912 Gerrit Brinkman becomes 1st Dutch traffic officer
1912 – Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
1912 – First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
1914 Dutch army opens fire on interned Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
1915 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
1917 The Supreme Allied War Council, meeting at Versailles to define war aim, fails to reach an agreement
Engineer Willis CarrierEngineer Willis Carrier 1917 – After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
1920 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
1921 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
1922 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
1923 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC)
1926 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
1926 – Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days
1929 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
1930 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
1930 – Otto Ender forms Austrian government
1930 – Richard Rodgers/L Hart’s musical “Evergreen” premieres in London
1931 Alka Seltzer goes on sale
Novelist Agatha ChristieNovelist Agatha Christie 1932 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
1932 – Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
1933 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000
1933 – Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
1934 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
1934 – KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Phila Penn
1938 AAUs decides to continue linear measuring system over metric
1939 Dmitri Shostakovich’s 6th Symphony premieres
1941 Hitler views Poltava, Ukraine
1943 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
1943 – Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
1943 – Howard Hanson‘s 4th Symphony premieres
1944 British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
Composer and Conductor Howard HansonComposer and Conductor Howard Hanson 1944 – Hungarian death march of Jews ends
1944 – Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe
1944 – NFL Cardinals-Pitts merger disolves
1944 – US 5th Armoured division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald
1944 – The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
1944 – Britain’s Home Guard (‘Dad’s Army’) is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London.
1946 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
1946 – US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
1947 Tennessee Williams‘ “Streetcar Named Desire” premieres in NYC
1948 “Pumpkin Papers” come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
1948 – 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in
1948 – Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1948 – Chinese refugee ship “Kiangya” explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100
1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
1949 – 14th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-13 in Birmingham
1950 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)
1950 – Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
1950 – Cleveland Browns’ Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts
1952 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
1952 – Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
1953 “Kismet” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances
1953 – Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party
1953 – Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch’ 5th String Quartet
1954 Samuel Barber‘s “Prayers of Kierkegaard” premieres
1954 – William Walton’s opera “Troilus & Cressida” premieres in London
Composer Samuel BarberComposer Samuel Barber 1955 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
1956 – KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast
1956 – Wilt Chamberlain‘s 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
1958 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
1959 State of emergency in Cyprus ends
1960 “Camelot” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
1960 – Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner’s “Camelot” premieres in NYC
1961 Anton Geesink becomes 1st non-Japanese judo world champion
1961 – The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein
1961 – George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal
1961 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1962 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
1962 – Pravda criticizes western art
1962 – 1963 NFL Draft: Terry Baker from Oregon State first pick by Los Angeles Rams
1964 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 – Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
1965 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
1965 – USSR launches Luna 8; it crashes on the Moon
1966 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
1966 – 31st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-0 in Birmingham
1967 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)
1967 – Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno1st President of Indonesia Sukarno 1967 – Fomrer Indonesian president Sukarno placed under house arrest
1967 – Final run of “20th Century Limited” famed NY-Chicago luxury train
1967 – Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica
1968 NBC Elvis comeback special airs
1968 – Pitcher’s mound drops from 15″ to 10″ & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
1969 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 US President Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa’s jail term
1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
1972 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1975 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People’s Democratic Rep proclaimed
1976 Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland
1978 “King of Hearts” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
1978 – Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1979 11 trampled to death at Who concert in Cincinnati
1979 – 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)
1979 – Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
1979 – Iran accepts constitution
1979 – Shadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.
1980 NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty
1981 Beth Daniel/Tom Kite win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1981 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 1st NJ Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1982 – 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
1982 – 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
1982 – NJ Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
1982 – Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
1982 – “Frances” film depicting life of actress Frances Frances and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US
1983 “Marilyn: An American Fable” closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 perfs
1983 – 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
1983 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 – 48th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-20 in Birmingham
1984 Union Carbide pesticide plant leak of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) – other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
1985 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-lands at Edwards AFB
Actress Shelley DuvallActress Shelley Duvall 1985 – 7th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for “Faerie Tale Theatre”
1986 Sri Lanka all out 55 v WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs
1988 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
1988 – NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)
1989 Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1989 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over
1990 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
1991 Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
1991 – Muslim Shi’ites release US hostage Alan Steen
1991 – White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns
1992 UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1992 – The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
1994 3rd SEC Championship Game: #6 Florida beats #3 Alabama, 24-23
1995 “Company” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
1995 – “Holiday” opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
1995 – 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
1995 – Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 – Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket v South Africa, a record
1995 – Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
1995 – Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
1997 “1776” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
1997 – Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo
1999 NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
2005 XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
2005 – 14th SEC Championship Game: #13 Georgia beats #3 LSU, 34-14
2005 – 1st ACC Championship Game: #22 Florida State beats #5 Virginia Tech, 27-22
2005 – 10th Big 12 Championship Game: #2 Texas beats Colorado, 70-3
2006 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
2007 Devastating winter storms caused the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damaged are blamed on the floods.
2011 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10
2011 – 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
2014 Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, resigns
2014 – Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest
2014 – Protests erupt in cities across the US after a grand jury decides not to charge the NY police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke-hold


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Historical Events for 2nd December 2015

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1409 The University of Leipzig opens.
1620 English language newspaper “Namloos” begins publishing in Amsterdam
1682 English Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam
1697 St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren is consecrated for use (the previous building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London)
1755 The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.
1763 Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)
1777 British General Howe plots attack on Washington’s army for Dec 4
1790 Austrian army occupies Brussels
1802 Britain sells Suriname to the Netherlands
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
1812 James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres
1813 Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy
1816 First savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
1822 In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US
5th US President James Monroe5th US President James Monroe 1823 President James Monroe declares his “Monroe Doctrine”, a US foreign policy regarding Latin America
1840 Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “La Favorita” premieres in Paris
1840 – William Henry Harrison elected the 9th President of the United States of America
1845 Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
1848 Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria & King of Hungary
1851 French President Charles Louis Bonaparte in a Coup d’etat overthrows the Second Republic establishing himself as Emperor.
1864 Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia
1867 In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
1868 First British government of Disraeli resigns
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens 1877 Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Dalila” premieres in Weimar
1882 Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
1883 John Brahms’ 3rd Symphony in F premieres
1885 Opera “Regina di Saba” premieres in Vienna
1887 Amsterdam’s Oscar Carrés Circus Theater opens
1887 – French president Grevy (80) resigns
1891 52nd Congress (1891-93) convenes
1895 54th Congress (1895-97) convenes
1896 Gerhart Hauptmann‘s “Die versunkene Glocke” premieres in Berlin
1899 US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
1899 – Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed “The Filipino Thermopylae”, is fought.
1900 Exiled South African president Paul Kruger arrives in Germany, though the Kaiser refuses the meet him
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1901 King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades
1902 Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer
1907 English Professional Football Players’ Association forms
1907 – Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two
1913 Archdiocese of Managua created
1913 – French Government -Barthou falls due to overtime conscription
1914 Austria army occupies Belgrade Serbia
1916 Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract
1917 Han Yong-woon, found Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea
1922 10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen’s University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1
1924 British-German trade agreement signed
1927 First Model A Fords sold, for $385
1927 – Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named ‘Sinanthropus pekinensis’ (now known as ‘Homo erectus’)
Paleoanthropologist Davidson BlackPaleoanthropologist Davidson Black 1928 Cardinals’ 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP
1929 First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
1932 “Adventures of Charlie Chan” 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network
1933 Fred Astaire‘s 1st film, “Dancing Lady”, released
1934 5.08-m (200″) Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast
1939 British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC
1939 – NY’s La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight
1941 Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY
1941 – NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
1941 – US Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul
1941 – Japanese Admiral Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
1941 – American mobster Louis Buchalter is sentenced to death along with his lieutenants Emanuel Weiss and Louis Capone
Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico FermiFather of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi 1942 World’s 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction occurs in Chicagi Pile-1 (world’s 1st nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, overseen by Enrico Fermi
1943 First RSHA (Reichssicherheitshauptamt -Nazi Reich Security Head Office) transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp
1944 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)
1944 – General De Gaulle arrives in Moscow
1944 – German troops seize Betuwse dikes
1944 – US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar
1947 13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB)
1948 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP
1950 Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O’Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
1950 – 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
1951 “Borscht Capades” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial 1951 – Phila sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing
1951 – Don Hutson‘s #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise
1951 – 16th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-7 in Birmingham
1952 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
1952 – First human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)
1954 “Hit the Trail” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
1954 – Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
1954 – US Senate censures Joeseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for “conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute”
1956 Fidel Castro lands with “Granma” on coast of Cuba
1957 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
1957 – Sam Cooke’s single “You Send Me” reaches #1
Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel CastroCuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro 1957 – 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
1958 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
1958 – Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
1958 – KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 – 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan from University of Iowa first pick by Green Bay Packers
1959 Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus
1961 Fidel Castro declares he’s a Marxist & will lead Cuba to Communism
1961 – Wind Bell, journal of SF Zen Center, begins publishing
1961 – 26th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
1962 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
1963 First Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km
1963 – ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher’s mitts, effective in 1965
1963 – 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
Beatles Drummer Ringo StarrBeatles Drummer Ringo Starr 1964 Ringo Starr‘s tonsils are removed
1966 Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
1967 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
1967 – 32nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 7-3 in Birmingham
1968 US President Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
1969 “Buck White” opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
1969 – Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
1970 Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
1970 – Michael Tippett’s opera “The Knot Garden” premieres in London
1971 Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
1971 – United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 1971 – Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes pres of UAE
1972 “December Giant” largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
1972 – “Via Galactica” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
1972 – 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
1972 – In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen
1972 – 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
1973 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
1973 – Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington, D.C. opens
1973 – US Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96
1974 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
1974 – Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ
1974 – Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days
1975 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster, Drente (NL), 3 killed
1975 – G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI
1975 – Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Lao People’s Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
1976 Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
1978 Chanting “Allah is great”, anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
Singer-songwriter Neil DiamondSinger-songwriter Neil Diamond 1978 – Neil Diamond & Barbra Striesand’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” hits #1
1978 – 43rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-16 in Birmingham
1979 Crowds attack US embassy in Tripoli, Libya
1979 – Foots Walker becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score a triple-double
1979 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador
1981 Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year
1981 – Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, opens at 11:30 AM
1981 – Spanish government requests membership of NATO
1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
1984 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
1984 – Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
1984 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 Philipine Chief staff Gen Fabian speaks of Benigno Aquino’s murder
1985 – Rupert Holmes’ musical “Mystery of Edwin Drood” premieres in NYC at Imperial Theater NYC (608 perfs)
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan MarinoHall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino 1985 – NFL QB legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)
1985 – Chicago Bears’ head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to blows on the sideline in a loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago’s only loss of the season
1986 Dow-Jones index hits record 1,955.57
1987 Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
1987 – Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
1987 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 – “334” club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20″ of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
1988 “Naked Gun” (a movie based on TV’s “Police Squad”) premieres
1988 – 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
1988 – STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
NFL Head Coach Mike DitkaNFL Head Coach Mike Ditka 1988 – UN votes 151-2 (Isr & US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Brit abstains
1989 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB)
1989 – KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
1989 – Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of India
1989 – 54th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 30-20 in Auburn
1990 First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany
1990 – First time 12 people in space at the same time
1990 – 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)
1990 – Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1990 – US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
1991 Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets
1991 – Muslim Shi’ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
1992 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1993 A Webster’s musical “Sunset Promenade” premieres in LA
1993 – Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
1993 – Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start
1993 – Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches
1994 “Cobb” premieres
1994 – Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
1994 – Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment
1994 – Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
1995 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for “KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch”
1995 – After being left in the game to allow nine goals, Patrick Roy declares “It’s my last game in Montreal”, and is traded four days later
1995 – 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3
NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick RoyNHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy 1997 MCI Center opens in Wash DC, Wizards vs SuperSonics
1999 The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.
2000 5th Big 12 Championship Game: #1 Oklahoma beats #8 Kansas State, 27-24
2000 – 9th SEC Championship Game: #7 Florida beats #18 Auburn, 28-6
2001 Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York
2005 Van Tuong Nguyen is executed in Singapore for drug trafficking.
2006 15th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #8 Arkansas, 38-28
2006 – 2nd ACC Championship Game: #16 Wake Forest beats #23 Georgia Tech, 9-6
2006 – 11th Big 12 Championship Game: #8 Oklahoma beats #19 Nebraska, 21-7
2007 96th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Oregon (4-1)
2008 Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis
2012 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Sasago Tunnel, Japan
2012 – Borut Pahor is elected President of Slovenia
2012 – Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister
2013 China launches its first moon rover mission
Film Director Peter JacksonFilm Director Peter Jackson 2013 – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles
2014 Stephen Hawking claims that Artificial Intelligence could be a “threat to mankind” and spell the end of the human race
2014 – Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations
2014 – Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman resigns after her online criticism of President Barack Obama‘s teenage daughters
2014 – Vanuatu police arrest at least 20 people over the deaths by hanging of two men accused of sorcery
2014 – The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 2014 – Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clash with police as they try to surround the government’s headquarters in some of the worst violence since the protests began


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Events 1 – 200 of 236

772 Pope Adrian I elected
800 Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.
1167 Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League
1420 Henry V of England enters Paris.
1566 Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva
1626 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
1640 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
1641 Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
1653 An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes
1656 Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden
1708 Great Alliance occupies Brussels
1742 Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
1750 First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland
1768 The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
1783 Jacques Charles & Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
King of Spain Philip IIKing of Spain Philip II 1821 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
1822 Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil
1822 – Franz Liszt‘s (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran
1824 US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)
1831 Erie Canal closes for entire month due to cold weather
1835 Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales
1843 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens
1852 Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands
1864 Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
1864 – Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia
1868 John D. Rockefeller begins anti oil war
1878 1st White House telephone installed
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller 1884 American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.
1887 Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: “Study in Scarlet”
1887 – Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal’s control of Macao
1896 1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)
1900 Exiled South African president Paul Kruger visits Flanders and on the same day is declined a visit from the German Kaiser
1900 – Portifiro Diaz is inaugurated for his 6th consecutive term as President of Mexico
1903 “The Great Train Robbery”, the 1st Western film, released
1906 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world’s 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
1906 – Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 yrs
1909 1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pa
1909 – 1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef
1913 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)
1913 – Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)
1913 – Flag of Greece officially raised at Firka Fortress, Chania Crete symbolising the union of Crete and Greece.
1915 The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington
1916 There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Venizelist, and the Allies determine on a Venizelist victory
1917 Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb
1918 Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
1918 – Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade
1918 – Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established
1919 AA Milne’s “Mr Pim Passes By” premieres in Manchester
1919 – Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
1921 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight
1921 – US Post Office establishes philatelic agency
1922 1st skywriting over US-“Hello USA”-by Capt Turner, RAF
1922 – Polish state Chief Marshal Jozef Pilsudski resigns
1923 CFL Grey Cup: Queen’s U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto
1924 Calles becomes president of Mexico
1924 – George & Ira Gershwin’s musical “Lady Be Good” premieres in NYC
1925 Treaty of Locarno signed
1928 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
1928 – Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Neth
1929 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
1930 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
1931 Ottawa branch of Royal Mint begins operation as Royal Canadian Mint
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1933 Rudolf Hess & Earnest Rohm become a minister in Hitler government
1934 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.
1935 Austria has world’s 1st Day of Postage Stamp
1936 2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E)
1936 – Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use
1936 – EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants
1937 Japan recognizes Franco government
1938 School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah
1939 SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews
1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
1941 – Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
1941 – Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
1941 – US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1942 Gasoline rationed in US
1942 – The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state
1943 FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
1944 Béla Bartòk’s Concerto for orchestra, premieres
1944 – Mail routing resumes in free South Netherlands
1944 – Prokofjev’s 8th Piano sonata, premieres
1945 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto
1946 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)
1947 Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba
1947 – India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2
1948 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
1948 – Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
1949 WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1949 – WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
1951 – Benjamin Britten’s opera “Billy Budd” premieres in London
1951 – Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
1952 The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
1953 Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine’s 1st centerfold
1953 – Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash’s Jackie Jensen
1953 – WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
1953 – WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 – Walter Alston named Dodger manager
1954 Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement
1954 – Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
Civil Rights Activist Rosa ParksCivil Rights Activist Rosa Parks 1955 Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama
1956 “Candide” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances
1956 – Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)
1956 – Frank Robinson (NL) & Luis Aparicio (AL) voted Rookie of the Year
1956 – Indonesian VP Mohammed Hatta resigns
1956 – 21st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-7 in Birmingham
1957 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show
1958 “Flower Drum Song” opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances
1958 – Central African Rep made autonomous member of Fr Comm (Natl Day)
1958 – Our Lady of Angels School burns, killing 92 students & 3 nuns (Chic)
1959 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
1959 – 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
1959 – The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 1960 Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo
1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany for accusation of attempted arson.
1961 The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.
1962 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
1962 – KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 – 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
1962 – 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Perth, Australia
1963 NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0
1963 – Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union
1964 Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1964 – Martin Lurther King speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign
1965 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began
1965 – South Africa government says children of white fathers are white
1966 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
1966 – Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colo
1967 Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope
1967 – Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams
1967 – Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses
1968 “Promises Promises” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
1968 – Burt Bacharach/Hal David’s musical premieres in NYC
1968 – Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
1968 – Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
1968 – Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting
1969 US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1969 – LAPD Police Chief Edward Davis annouces warrants for the arrest of the Manson cult for murder
1970 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
1970 – NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
1970 – Independent People’s Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen
1971 Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach
1971 – Galt MacDermot/John Guare’s “2 gentlemen of Verona” opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 perfs
1971 – John & Yoko release “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” in US
1971 – Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 1972 Wings release “Hi, Hi, Hi” in UK
1972 – 2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland
1973 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
1973 – Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year
1973 – Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
1973 – Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
1973 – 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham
1974 Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
1974 – Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
1974 – LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8
1975 US President Gerald Ford visits China PR
1975 – Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1976 Angola admitted to UN
1976 – Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president
1976 – Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as “rotten punks”
1978 Pres Carter more than doubles national park system size
1978 – Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba
1978 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 44th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-18 in Birmingham
1980 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
1980 – Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in “Cementing Relationships”
1980 – US Justice Dept sues Yonkers siting racial discrimination
1981 Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed
1982 Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
1982 – Michael Jackson releases his album “Thriller”
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1982 – Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as pres of Mexico
1982 – “Tootsie” directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood
1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
1984 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
1984 – France performs nuclear test
1984 – Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
1984 – “Beverly Hills Cop” directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles
1984 – 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham
1985 Noraly Beyer becomes Neth’s 1st black TV newscaster
1985 – STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 – South Africa’s Cosatu union centre forms
Actor Eddie MurphyActor Eddie Murphy 1985 – TV mini series “Anne of Green Gables”, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada
1986 Muséed’orsay opens in Paris
1986 – Paul McCartney releases “Only Love Remains”
1987 Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel
1988 596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless
1988 – Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
1988 – Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
1988 – NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
1988 – NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues
1989 “Day Without Art”-Artists demonstrate against AIDS
1989 – East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
Pakistani Politican Benazir BhuttoPakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto 1989 – Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year Cal Angels contract
1989 – USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
1990 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)
1990 – British & French workers meet in English Channel’s tunnel (Chunnel)
1990 – Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
1990 – Iraq accepts Bush’s offer for talks
1990 – Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session
1990 – NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96


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