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1349 Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland/Zealand
1438 Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
1463 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
1477 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
1500 Duke Ludovico Sforza‘s troops reconquer Milan
1527 Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)
1554 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
1593 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
1638 Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
1649 Francesco Cavalli’s opera “Giasone” premieres in Venice
1675 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
1709 Sudden extreme cold kills thousands of Europeans
1717 Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
1719 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
Duke of Milan Ludovico SforzaDuke of Milan Ludovico Sforza 1757 Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
1776 Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
1781 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
1800 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
1804 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
1809 Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
1822 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
1828 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
1834 Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
1836 Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
1840 Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
1841 James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
1846 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
Frontiersman/Soldier Davy CrockettFrontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett 1850 California Exchange opens
1854 Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
1859 1st steamboat sails, Red River
1861 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
1861 – Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay
1875 Charles Garnier’s new Opera opens in Paris
1875 – President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss
1887 1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
1888 Dutch Heidemaatschappij (land reclamation) established
1892 1st successful auroral photograph made
1895 Henry James’ play “Guy Domville” opens in London
1895 – Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
1895 – French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
1896 Isaac Albeniz’ opera “Pepita Jiminez” premieres in Barcelona
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm RöntgenPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen 1896 – “Die Presse” newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen‘s discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article
1899 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
1900 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
1903 SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
1904 -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
1904 – -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
1904 – England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
1905 Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter’s 7th satellite, Elara
1905 – National Association of Audubon Society, a non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to conservation, incorporates
1909 Colombia recognizes Panama’s independence
1911 Portuguese expel Jesuits
1911 – San Francisco has its first air meet
1912 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
1912 – The Prague Party Conference takes place.
1914 Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
1916 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
1918 British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
1919 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers’ Party
1919 – Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
1925 James Gleason & Richard Tabers “Is zat so?” premieres in NYC
1925 – Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
1925 – Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
1925 – French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
1927 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
1927 – Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
1929 Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 1930 Mao Zedong writes “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”
1930 – Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay’s house
1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
1933 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
1933 – “Cavalcade” based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)
1934 Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
1934 – National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
1937 Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
1937 – Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session in Nebraska
1940 FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1940 – Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
1941 British/Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya
1942 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
1943 Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
1943 – William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
1944 The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1945 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon “Odor-able Kitty”
1945 – Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
1946 “Show Boat” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
1949 General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
1949 – US President Harry Truman labels his administration the “Fair Deal”
1950 Carson McCuller’s “Member of the Wedding” premieres in NYC
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women’s Golf Open
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1952 Flying Enterprise sinks
1952 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US
1953 -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea
1953 – Samuel Beckett‘s “En Attendant Godot” premieres in Paris
1955 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
1957 Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants
1957 – US President Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
1959 “Bozo the Clown” live children’s show premieres on TV
1959 – Buddy Holly releases his last record “It Doesn’t Matter”; he was killed in a plane crash 29 days later
1960 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony SheridanSinger-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan 1962 Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce “My Bonnie” & “The Saints”
1963 “Camelot” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
1963 – “Carnival!” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
1963 – San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
1964 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
1964 – San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
1967 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
1968 Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
1968 – Alexander Dubček succeeds Antonín Novotný as communist party leader of Czechoslovakia
1969 “Maggie Flynn” closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
1969 – Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
1969 – Neville Williams’ “Chronology of the Expanding World” completed
1969 – USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
Pediatrician Benjamin SpockPediatrician Benjamin Spock 1970 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
1970 – KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 – Soap Opera “All My Children” premieres on ABC
1971 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
1971 – Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
1971 – Body of US heavyweight Charles “Sonny” Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.
1972 Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
1972 – NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
1972 – US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle
1972 – West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
1973 Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
1973 – Netherlands recognizes German DR
1974 Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in “Oh, Brother”
1974 – An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
1975 Charlie Smalls’ “Wiz” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
1975 – Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
1975 – 14 die when British freighter “Lake Illawarra” rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks
1976 “MacNeil-Lehrer Report” premieres on PBS
1976 – Cambodia is renamed “Democratic Kampuchea”
1976 – Greg Chappell scores 182* at SCG against West Indies
1976 – In retaliation for the Reavey and O’Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus in County Armagh
1978 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 3rd time
1978 – Start of the Sex Pistols final tour in Atlanta, Georgia
1981 “Nightline” with Ted Koppel extended from 20 mins to 30 mins
1981 – British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of “Yorkshire Ripper” murders of 13 women
1982 Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
NHL Legend Darryl SittlerNHL Legend Darryl Sittler 1982 – Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression
1984 Adrian Dantley (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
1984 – Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
1985 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
1985 – Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
1985 – Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
1987 Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, NJ
1989 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
1989 – Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
1990 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
1991 “Oh, Kay!” closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier 1991 – Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-metre springboard diving title
1991 – Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
1992 “6 Degrees of Separation” closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
1992 – “Crucible” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
1992 – “On Borrowed Time” closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 perfs
1992 – “Peter Pan” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
1992 – Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne’s 1st crick Test wkt
1993 Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
1993 – Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
1993 – Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
1993 – Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
1993 – Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1994 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
1994 – Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
1994 – Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
1994 – 26th NAACP Image Awards: “Sister Act” wins Outstanding Motion Picture
1995 Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Persia, 18 killed
1996 Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
1996 – Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba
1996 – Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
1997 “Juan Darien-Carnival Mass” closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
1997 – “Love Thy Neighbor” closes at Booth Theater NYC
1997 – “Show Boat” closes at Gershwin Theater NYC
1998 Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
1998 – Vandals decapitate Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid
NFL Head Coach Don ShulaNFL Head Coach Don Shula 2001 A report reveals that former General Practioner Harold Shipman has potentially killed hundreds of patients
2005 Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
2007 Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 38th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Texas beats #10 Ohio State, 24-21
2010 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins
2010 – 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14


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Historical Events for 4th January 2016

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Events 1 – 179 of 179

46 BC Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina.
274 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
871 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1357 Flemish earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty
1490 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.
1519 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)
1570 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City’s only physician, Joost Sweiter, “because he is a Jew”
1642 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
1698 Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.
1717 Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
1725 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]
1754 Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
1762 England declares war on Spain & Naples
1780 Snowstorm hit Washington’s army at Morristown, NJ
1781 Andre Méchain discovers M80 (globular cluster in Scorpio)
1832 Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1843 Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Don Pasquale,” premieres in Paris
1843 – Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens
1847 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
1854 The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
1861 Pres Buchanan appoints a fast on account of threatened succession
1861 – US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama
1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath
1863 4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY
1865 The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
1868 Wilkie Collins “The Moonstone” is first serialized in “All the Year Round” owned by Charles Dickins
Confederate General Stonewall JacksonConfederate General Stonewall Jackson 1878 Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
1881 Johannes Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture” premieres, Breslau
1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms
1884 Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
1884 – The Fabian Society is founded in London.
1885 Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22)
1887 Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF)
1893 US pres Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
1894 France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
1896 AFL charters Actors’ National Protective Union, NYC
1896 – Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
1898 1st installment of William Dean Howell’s “Life & Letters” appears
1902 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
1902 – The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million; this will tip the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaraugua
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1903 Topsy, an elephant, electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.
1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
1904 – In ‘Gonzales v Williams’, the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States; not until 1917 will citizenship rights be granted
1906 South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
1907 George Bernard Shaw‘s “Don Juan in Hell,” premieres in London
1912 Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
1912 – The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
1915 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho
1915 – Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
1920 – Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
1921 Eugene O’Neill’s “Diff’rent,” premieres in NYC
1923 1st broadcast of “Barn Dance Show” (WBAP – Fort Worth Texas)
1923 – Lenin‘s “Political Testament” calls for removal of Stalin
1925 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US “Every day in every way I am getting better & better”
1926 Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
1932 Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
1932 – British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
1932 – State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
1934 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen’s “Willem of Orange,” premieres
1935 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of “The Intimate Revue”
1935 – Ft Jefferson National Monument, Fla established
Entertainer Bob HopeEntertainer Bob Hope 1936 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
1936 – Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
1939 Frieda Wunderlich elected 1st woman dean of a US graduate school
1939 – Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration
1941 Resistance fighters counter d’Estienne d’Orves/Jan Doornik, 1st meet
1942 NFL Pro Bowl: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24
1942 – Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida
1942 – Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
1943 Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, “Joseph & His Brothers”
1944 Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department
1945 Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
1945 – US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph BuncheDiplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche 1947 “Park Avenue” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
1947 – “Show Boat” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
1947 – Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element
1948 Burma declares independence from UK
1951 Chinese forces capture Seoul (Korean War)
1953 KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
1954 – Soap Opera “The Brighter Day” premieres
1957 “Blondie” situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
1957 – Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
1958 Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up
1958 – Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole
1959 Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth’s gravity
Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund HillaryMountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary 1960 European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
1961 Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers’ assistants
1962 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City
1963 Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
1965 LBJ‘s “Great Society” State of the Union Address
1966 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
1966 – WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 Donald Campbell is killed while driving a Bluebird K7, a jet-powered boat; Campbell was trying to beat his own speed record
1968 Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
1968 – Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
1969 “Fig Leaves Are Falling” closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 perfs
1969 – France begins arms embargo against Israel
1969 – A People’s Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1970 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
1970 – NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
1970 – Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
1971 Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
1971 – Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
1971 – Philadelphia’s Veteran’s Stadium dedicated
1972 Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.
1974 Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
1975 “Good News” closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances
1975 – “Gypsy” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
1975 – “Over Here” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
1975 – Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
1975 – Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite 1975 – Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
1976 “Candide” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
1976 – “Home Sweet Homer” opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC
1976 – 64th Men’s Australian Open: Mark Edmondson beats John Newcombe (6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1)
1976 – The Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 co-ordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland
1976 – 64th Women’s Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Renata Tomanova (6-2, 6-2)
1976 – AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 16-10
1976 – NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 37-7
1977 Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
1981 “Frankenstein” opens & closes on Broadway
1981 – “Peter Pan” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances
1981 – British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the “Yorkshire Ripper”
1981 – “Red Right 88”, trailing 14–12 with little time remaining the Browns chose to attempt an end zone pass play (Red Right 88) before trying for a game-winning field goal in the final minute, but the pass is intercepted by Raiders safety Mike Davis and Oakland wins
1981 – 69th Men’s Australian Open: Brian Teacher beats Kim Warwick (7-5, 7-6, 6-3)
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana MandlikovaTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova 1981 – 69th Women’s Australian Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Wendy Turnbull (6-0, 7-5)
1982 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC’s “Today Show”
1982 – Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
1982 – Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
1982 – ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
1983 US Football League holds its 1st player draft
1984 “Night Court” starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
1984 – Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
1986 David Boon’s second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
1986 – NCAA basketball’s David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
1987 16 die in a train crash in Chase Md
1989 Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
1989 – US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
NBA Center David RobinsonNBA Center David Robinson 1989 – VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself president
1991 AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
1991 – Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
1991 – Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
1991 – Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
1992 8th= largest wrestling crowd NJPW Starcade (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
1993 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
1994 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
1995 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the House
1996 “Father” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
1998 “Funny Thing Happened,” closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
1998 – “Ivanov,” closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
1998 – “Triumph of Love,” closes at Royale Theater NYC
1998 – Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
1998 – A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
1999 1st BCS National Championship: #1 Tennessee beats #2 Florida State, 23-16, at 28th Fiesta Bowl
1999 – Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
1999 – Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
NFL Coach Bill BelichickNFL Coach Bill Belichick 2000 A day after accepting the head coaching position of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns
2000 – After 2 months, Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill, reach the South Poll, the same day as Sir Edmund Hillary 48 years before
2000 – 2nd BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Virginia Tech, 46-29, at 66th Sugar Bowl
2001 Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife’s hair during a row
2004 Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
2004 – 6th BCS National Championship: #2 LSU beats #1 Oklahoma, 21-14, at 70th Sugar Bowl
2005 7th BCS National Championship: #1 Southern California beats #2 Oklahoma, 55-19, at 71st Orange Bowl (USC would later vacate Championship)
Rapper Vanilla IceRapper Vanilla Ice 2006 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
2006 – 8th BCS National Championship: #2 Texas beats #1 Southern California, 41-38, at 92nd Rose Bowl
2007 The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
2010 The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building, is officially opened.
2010 – The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance.
2010 – 39th Fiesta Bowl: #6 Boise State beats #3 TCU, 17-10
2011 77th Sugar Bowl: #6 Ohio State beats #8 Arkansas, 31-26
2012 78th Orange Bowl: #23 West Virginia beats #14 Clemson, 70-33
2013 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
2013 – 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
2013 – 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
2013 – 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
2014 14 people are killed after a three-story building construction site collapses in Goa, India
2015 Gary Anderson of Scotland wins the PDC World Darts Championship


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Historical Events for 3rd January 2016

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Events 1 – 194 of 194

236 St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
269 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
936 Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII
1338 Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent
1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht
1431 Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon
1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church
1638 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of “Hostage rights of Aemstel”
1638 – Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
1667 Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
1749 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
1750 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
1752 East Indies invasion “Geldermalsen” leaves at Malacca: 92 killed
1777 General George Washington‘s revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1780 Danish national anthem “Kong Kristian…,” 1st sung
1823 Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
1825 Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
1831 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
1833 Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
1834 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
1840 1st deep sea sounding
1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first President of the independent African Republic of Liberia.
1852 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
1853 Solomon Northup is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York
Founder of Texas Stephen F. AustinFounder of Texas Stephen F. Austin 1861 Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
1861 – US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
1865 Con Orem & Hugh O’Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
1868 Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan’s emperors
1870 Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.
1889 Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
1890 1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
1896 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
1899 The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1900 Gerhart Hauptmann‘s “Schluck und Jau,” premieres in Berlin
1900 – Perihelion Passage
1902 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
1910 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
1911 US postal savings bank inaugurated
1911 – The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
1912 South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
1912 – 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
1914 Kelman/Cushing/Heath’ musical “Sari,” premieres in NYC
1918 US Employment Service opens as a unit of Deptartment of Labor
1919 Herbert Hoover is placed in charge of war relief in Europe
1920 Arthur Honegger’s “Chant de Nigamon,” premieres
1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1922 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
1925 Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator
1926 Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres
1929 – Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG – his 1st Test century
1931 Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
1932 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
1933 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
1938 March of Dimes established to fight polio
1939 Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1940 WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as “new” WOV
1941 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
1941 – Italian counter offensive in Albania
1941 – Sergei Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances” premieres in Philadelphia
1942 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
1943 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
1943 – Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
1944 World War II: Top Ace Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
1945 Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
1945 – British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
1945 – Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
1945 – Greek General Plastiras forms government
1945 – John Patrick’s “Hasty Heart,” premieres in NYC
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1945 – US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
1946 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles “Lucky” Luciano‘s pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy
1947 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
1947 – William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
1948 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
1949 “Colgate Theater” dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
1951 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians “exposed” as British/US agents
1951 – Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
1952 “Dragnet” with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
1952 – Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
1953 Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
1955 Jose Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles “Lucky” Luciano 1956 A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
1958 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
1958 – Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town
1958 – The West Indies Federation is formed.
1959 Alaska admitted as 49th US state
1961 Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
1961 – US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1962 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
1962 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing “She Loves You”
1966 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
1967 “Tonight Show” is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel CastroCuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro 1967 – Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
1967 – WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 John Lennon‘s “2 Virgins” album declared pornographic in NJ
1969 – Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
1970 “Jimmy” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
1970 – “Mame” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
1970 – Marxist government takes over in Congo
1970 – WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
1971 “President’s Daughter” closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1971 – AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
1971 – NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
1972 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, injuring over 60 people
1972 – 60th Men’s Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Malcolm Anderson (7-6, 6-3, 7-5)
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia WadeTennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade 1972 – 60th Women’s Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4)
1973 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
1974 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
1974 – Burma accepts its constitution
1974 – Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
1974 – Miguel Pinero’s “Short Eyes,” premieres in NYC
1974 – NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Apple Computer, Inc incorporates
1977 – Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
1977 – Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announces his intention to be Britain’s first President of the European Commission
1977 – “The Police Tapes” premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 1978 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
1979 67th Men’s Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas beats John Marks (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3)
1979 – 67th Women’s Australian Open: Christine O’Neil beats Betsy Nagelsen (6-3, 7-6)
1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce
1980 – Babrak Karmal defends the Soviet-backed coup in first public appearance since taking power as President of Afghanistan
1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
1981 – Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
1981 – Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
1982 70th Men’s Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)
1982 – 70th Women’s Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
1984 Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
1985 Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
1985 – Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
1985 – Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky
1987 “Oh Coward!” closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
1987 – “Smile” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances
1987 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
1988 Israel orders 9 Palestinian “instigators” deported from W Beirut
1988 – Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century
1989 Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
1989 – Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
1990 Panama’s leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities
1991 Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1991 – LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
1991 – 8 Iraqi embassy officials are expelled from the UK
1992 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
1992 – Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
1993 “Catskills on Broadway” closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs
1993 – “Christmas Carol” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs
1993 – “Lost in Yonkers” closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs
1993 – “Secret Garden” closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
1993 – “Tommy Tune Tonite!” closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
1993 – Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
1993 – “The Comeback”, QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
1993 – In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 1994 “Gray’s Anatomy” closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
1994 – 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
1994 – Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
1994 – 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob’s Field
1994 – Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F.W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994
1997 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final “Today” show on NBC-TV
1997 – Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare
1997 – Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0
1997 – The People’s Republic of China announces it will spend $US27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys
1998 “Side Show,” closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
1998 – Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
1999 Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
1999 – The Mars Polar Lander was launched.
2001 3rd BCS National Championship: #1 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 13-2, at 67th Orange Bowl
2002 4th BCS National Championship: #1 Miami beats #2 Nebraska, 37-14, at 88th Rose Bowl
2003 5th BCS National Championship: #2 Ohio State beats #1 Miami, 31-24, at 32nd Fiesta Bowl
2004 Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
Disc jockey and actor Casey KasemDisc jockey and actor Casey Kasem 2004 – After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of “American Top 40” to Ryan Seacrest
2005 Craig Ferguson becomes the host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS
2005 – 71st Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Virginia Tech, 16-13
2006 72nd Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #22 Florida State, 26-23
2007 National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.
2007 – 73rd Sugar Bowl: #4 LSU beats #11 Notre Dame, 41-14
2008 74th Orange Bowl: #8 Kansas beats #5 Virginia Tech, 24-21
2009 Israeli ground forces invade Gaza.
2011 77th Orange Bowl: #5 Stanford beats #12 Virginia Tech, 40-12
2012 78th Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan beats #11 Virginia Tech, 23-20
2013 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
Actor & Comedian Craig FergusonActor & Comedian Craig Ferguson 2013 – 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
2014 Cambodian garment workers go on strike demanding a wage increase
2014 – 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35
2015 18 people are killed after the Norwegian cargo ship MS Bulk Jupiter sinks off the coast of Vietnam


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