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498 St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II
845 845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
1220 Frederick II crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Honorius III
1346 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
1492 Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus‘s fleet
1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
1542 Spain delegates “New Laws” against slavery in America
1573 The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded.
1574 Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
1675 English king Charles II adjourns parliament
1683 Purcell’s “Welcome to All the Pleasures” premieres in London
1699 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
1707 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland
1714 King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1794 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards
1809 Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1830 Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1831 Opera “Robert Le Diable” is produced (Paris)
1842 Mount St Helens in Washington erupts
1851 Opera “La Perle Du Brésil” is produced (Paris)
1861 Battle of Ft McRee, FL
1864 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1864 – Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death
1872 Franz Grillparzer’s “Die Judin von Toledo” premieres in Prague
1884 T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
1886 Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
1898 Opera “Iris” premieres (Rome)
1899 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
1900 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France
US First Lady Eleanor RooseveltUS First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt 1903 Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged
1905 British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
1906 International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts “SOS” as new call for help
1906 – Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership
1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
1914 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
1914 – Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
1918 Grand Duke Frederik II, the last Grand Duke of Baden, resigns
1918 – King Albert I’s triumphant procession through Brussels
1918 – Marshal Józef Pilsudski becomes 1st President (dictator) of Poland
1918 – Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov)
1919 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
1919 – Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week
1922 British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
1922 – Library Ave in Bronx named
1922 – Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge 1923 Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
1924 Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
1926 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
1927 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
1927 – George Gershwin’s “Funny Face” premieres in NYC
1927 – Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC
1927 – Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
1928 “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)
1929 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
1930 1st Irish Sweepstake run
1930 – 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
1930 – Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
1930 – 8th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 6-0 in Annapolis
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1931 Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite” premieres
1932 Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered
1934 “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show
1935 China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC
1939 Bugsy Siegel, Whitey Krakower, Frankie Carbo and Albert Tannenbaum kill Harry “Big Greenie” Greenberg outside his apartment after Greenberg had threatened to become a police informant
1940 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
1941 – NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
1942 Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
1942 – Hitler orders Rommel‘s Africa Korps to fight to last man
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1943 FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
1943 – France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government
1943 – RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
1943 – US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
1944 Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen
1945 “Day before Spring” opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
1945 – Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
1950 – 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
1952 As’ Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
1954 Humane Society forms
1955 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1955 – RCA Victor’s best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne
1956 – Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1957 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
1957 – Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY
1957 – Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”
1959 AFL’s 1st draft – NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
1959 – Boston Patriots enters AFL
1960 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
1961 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
1961 – St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws
1961 – Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
1962 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
1963 The Beatles release their second album “With the Beatles” in UK
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1963 – Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
1963 – American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 – WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 “Man of La Mancha” opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 perfs
1965 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
1967 BBC unofficially bans “I Am the Walrus” by Beatles
1967 – Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
1967 – UN Sec council passes resolut 242-Israel must give back occupied land
1967 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1968 – Beatles release “Beatles” (White Album), their only double album
1968 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 – Terence O’Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement
1969 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
1970 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
1971 “Only Fools Are Sad” opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
1971 – A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh
1972 Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
1972 – Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
1972 – Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
1972 – US ends 22 year travel ban to China
1973 The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
1974 Lake Buena Vista Club opens
1974 – Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore
1974 – UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
1975 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
1975 – Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland
1976 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
1976 – Comic strip “Cathy” by Cathy Guisewhite debuts
1977 Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins
1977 – First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.
1980 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
1981 “Marlowe” closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
1981 – 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
1981 – Browns’ QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
1981 – SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
1981 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 – 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
TV Host Fred RogersTV Host Fred Rogers 1984 Fred Rogers of PBS “Mr Rogers Neighborhood” presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
1985 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
1985 – Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens
1985 – PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election
1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title
1986 – Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
1987 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
1987 – Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
1987 – 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
1989 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1989 – Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon
1989 – Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract
1989 – US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
1989 – Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
1990 George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
1990 – Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
1990 – Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim pres of Liberia
1991 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension
1991 – “Phool Aur Kaante”, the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released
1992 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
1992 – Wash Post reports Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
1993 “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf
Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay DevganActor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan 1995 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
1995 – OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
1996 OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is “absolutely not true”
1997 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
1998 86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24
1998 – 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
1999 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, and his mother are sighted off of Florida’s coast by U.S. Coast Guard
2002 In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 2003 In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president’s resignation.
2003 – 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats New Zealand 20-17 at Sydney
2003 – 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn
2004 The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
2005 – 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win
2008 13th Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Australia 34-20
2008 – YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.
2008 – Patrick Roy‘s #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
2009 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win
2009 – President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter
President of Venezuela Hugo ChávezPresident of Venezuela Hugo Chávez 2012 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
2012 – 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
2013 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats  Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship
2014 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals


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Historical Events for 19th November 2015

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Events 1 – 169 of 169

461 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
615 Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV
1302 Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree “Unam sanctam”
1367 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1521 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V’s/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
1523 Giulio de’ Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
1530 Augsburg] Emperor Karel I enables Edict of Worms
1544 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1620 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
1621 Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
1644 First protestant ministry society in New England
1700 Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
1794 Jakobin Club forms in Paris
1794 – Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
1805 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1816 Warsaw University is established.
1824 Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
1835 A ship carrying 500 armed Maori from Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga arrives on the Chatham Islands; those Moriori (indigenous people of the Chatham Islands) that are not killed are enslaved
1837 Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens
1850 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth
1861 Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper
1861 – The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts
1863 US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; “Four score & seven years ago…”
1872 E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first ‘calculator’, an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
Politician Boss TweedPolitician Boss Tweed 1873 William Marcy “Boss” Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment
1873 – James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation
1879 Natl Association of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what “is” a trotter
1881 A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
1885 Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivinitza
1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Dying Detective” (BG)
1893 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
1894 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
1894 – Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
1895 Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Sussex Vampire” (BG)
1903 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate
1905 The steamer “Hilda” sinks in the English Channel (100 people drown)
1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
1909 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
1910 Ferenc Molnàr’s “Tester” premieres in Budapest
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi 1911 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy
1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).
1919 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
1922 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
1923 Béla Bartòk’s “Tancsuite” premieres
1923 – The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures
1926 British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
1926 – Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union
1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
1932 – Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor
1933 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1940 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler
1940 – First major German air raid on Birmingham – about 440 bombers kill 450
1942 Joseph Goebbels visits “German Theatre in the Niederlanden”
1942 – Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
1943 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1944 World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1946 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
1947 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
1948 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1949 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
1950 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
MLB Catcher Roy CampanellaMLB Catcher Roy Campanella 1951 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
1952 – Spain joins UNESCO
1952 – Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
1953 – US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi
1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.
1957 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
1958 First 2 F-27 Fokker’s Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
1959 “Rocky & His Friends” debuts on ABC
1959 – Ford cancels Edsel
1960 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1961 Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13)
1962 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
1962 – KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 – SN Behrman’s “Lord Pengo” premieres in NYC
1962 – Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
1965 ABC radio begins weekly “Vietnam Update” report
1965 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created
1966 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies’ Golf Invitational
1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
1968 Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees
1968 – Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
1969 Apollo 12’s Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1969 – WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
1970 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Disney World’s Fort Wilderness opens
1972 “Ambassador” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
1972 – “Dear Oscar” closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances
1972 – Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
1972 – KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
1972 – Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election
1972 – Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin
1973 Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney’s PNP doesn’t win a chair
1973 – New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years
1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
Actress Louise FletcherActress Louise Fletcher 1975 – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Best Picture 1976)
1976 George Harrison releases “This Song”
1976 – Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail
1976 – Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.
1977 -21] Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
1977 – Canuck’s Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1977 – Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1978 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
1978 – “The Miracle at the Meadowlands”, Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1978 – 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
1979 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract
1979 – Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion
1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein’s jean ad featuring Brooke Shields
1981 U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil
1983 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils “a Mickey Mouse organization”
1983 – Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game
1984 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
1984 – NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
1985 Herb Gardner’s “I’m Not Rappaport” premieres in NYC
1985 – US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 1985 – In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco
1986 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
1986 – Tina Howe’s “Coastal Disturbances” premieres in NYC
1987 France performs nuclear test
1989 US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US’ 1st qualification since 1950
1989 – 39th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rusty Wallace wins
1990 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically
1990 – Pittsburgh’s Barry Bonds wins NL MVP
1990 – Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning “Girl You Know Its True” album
1991 Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
1992 “3 From Brooklyn” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances
1993 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
MLB Legend Cal Ripken JrMLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr 1993 – Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
1994 Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World
1994 – Sam’s Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1994 – 59th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
1995 “Beatle Anthology” premieres on ABC-TV
1995 – “Sacrilege” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
1995 – “School for Scandal” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
1995 – 83rd CFL Grey Cup: Balt Stallions defeats Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
1995 – CNET lauches www.shareware.com
1995 – Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
1995 – Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
1996 “God Said, Ha!,” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
1996 – “Sex & Longing” closes at Cort Theater NYC
1996 – Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
1996 – Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
1996 – The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
1996 – Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
1996 – The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
1997 “Eugene Onegin” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1997 – “Old Neighborhood” opens at Booth Theater NYC
1997 – STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
1997 – In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
Painter Vincent van GoghPainter Vincent van Gogh 1998 Vincent van Gogh‘s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1999 Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
1999 – In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
2005 70th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-18 in Auburn
2006 94th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 25-14
2010 “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.
Novelist J. K. RowlingNovelist J. K. Rowling 2010 – New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed
2011 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend
2013 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon


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Historical Events for 18th November 2015

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326 Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
794 Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto
1105 Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
1210 Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV
1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head
1421 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
1424 Storm flood ravages Dutch coast
1477 First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton
1494 French King Charles VIII occupies Florence
1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
1626 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica
1667 Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC
1686 Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France’s anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.
French Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireFrench Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1718 Voltaire‘s “Oedipe” premieres in Paris
1738 France & Austria sign peace
1742 Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops occupy Carlisle
1755 Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report
1776 Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ
1787 First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
1803 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
1804 Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
1805 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America
1820 Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer
1833 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
1835 -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1852 State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul’s Cathedral, London)
1852 – Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
1861 The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in Richmond, Virginia
1865 Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”
1872 American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY
1872 – Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting
1874 National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
1883 Antonin Dvorák’s “Husitska” premieres
1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada
Suffragette Susan Brownell AnthonySuffragette Susan Brownell Anthony 1889 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
1893 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
1894 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
1894 – 1st comic strip “Origin of a New Species” by Richard Outcault
1899 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
1901 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
1902 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
1903 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
1904 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
1905 George Bernard Shaw‘s “Major Barbara” premieres in London
1905 – Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1905 – 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham
1906 Langdon Mitchells “New York Idea” premieres in NYC
1906 – Anarchists bomb St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
1909 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
1911 Britain’s first seaplane flies
1911 – Opera “Lobetanz” first American performance
1912 Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire
1913 Lincoln Deachey performs first airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)
1916 General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) – over 1 million killed or wounded
1917 Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1918 Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
1918 – Latvia declares independence from Russia
1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy’s musical “Irene” premieres in NYC
1920 Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC
1922 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
1926 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1928 Walt Disney‘s Mickey Mouse appears in NY in “Steamboat Willie”
1929 Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates “kinescope”
1929 – Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
1929 – Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
1930 Musical “Smiles” with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC
1930 – Sjostakovitch’ opera “The Nose” premieres in Lenningrad
1930 – Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.
1932 “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
1932 – 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March
1932 – 5th Academy Awards – “Grand Hotel”, Fredric March, Wallace Beery & Helen Hayes win
1936 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1936 – Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
1938 Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
1939 Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
1939 – The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus
1940 George Matesky, New York City’s Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.
1941 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
1941 – Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields’ “Junior Miss” premieres in NYC
1941 – Mussolini‘s forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia
1942 Thornton Wilders “Skin of our Teeth,” premieres in NYC
1943 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
1943 – 444 British bombers attack Berlin
1943 – U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg 1945 Arnold Schoenberg‘s Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres
1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
1949 – The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days
1950 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions
1951 “See it Now” premieres on TV
1951 – British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
1951 – Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
1953 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
1954 Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal
1955 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
1956 Morocco gains independence
First President of South Korea Syngman RheeFirst President of South Korea Syngman Rhee 1957 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
1958 1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens
1958 – Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay
1959 Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year
1959 – “Ben-Hur” directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Best Picture 1960)
1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
1960 – Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
1961 “Gay Life” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
1961 – “Kwamina” closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances
1961 – JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961 – US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1963 Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone
1963 – Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under River Thames opens
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1963 – King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco
1964 Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP
1964 – J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as “most notorious liar”
1965 Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP
1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow
1966 – US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
1966 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40
1968 Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon
1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 – Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
1970 – Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
1970 – Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
1970 – Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
Chemist & Peace Activist Linus PaulingChemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling 1971 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1971 – A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast
1973 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
1973 – Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
1975 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
1975 – Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1976 Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
1976 – Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett
1978 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 – In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones
1979 Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini 1979 – 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
1980 “Heaven’s Gate” premieres
1980 – Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP
1980 – Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after “soccer war” 1969)
1981 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1982 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
1982 – Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
1983 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons
1984 “3 Musketeers” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
1984 – 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
1984 – Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1984 – Flyers’ Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
1984 – NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
1984 – NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery “Fatal Vision”, based on Joe McGinnis’ novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children
1984 – 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
1984 – The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
1985 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
1985 – Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
1985 – Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
1985 – Paul McCartney releases “Spies Like Us”
1986 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
1987 31 people die in a fire at King’s Cross, London’s busiest tube station
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 1987 – Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
1987 – Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP
1989 Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
1990 “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 perfs
1990 – 1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11½-4½ at Lake Nona CC FLA
1990 – NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
1990 – 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
1991 France deports Marlon’s daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
1991 – Muslim Shi’ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
1991 – Auburn men’s basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
1991 – The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to Yugoslav People’s Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege
Actor Denzel WashingtonActor Denzel Washington 1992 “Malcolm X” with Denzel Washington premieres in US
1992 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM
1993 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
1993 – Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
1993 – NAFTA passes House
1993 – North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
1993 – Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
1993 – WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
1994 “Star Trek VII – Generations” premieres
1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
1995 – Sam’s Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen
1995 – 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
1996 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she’s charged with murder
1997 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
1997 – FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
1997 – 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
1997 – Mavericks’ A C Green ties Randy Smith’s NBA record of 906 cons games
1997 – Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
1997 – Willem de Kooning painting “Two Standing Women” sold for $4,182,500
1999 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.
2000 65th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 9-0 in Tuscaloosa
2001 Phillips Petroleum and Conoco merge into a new company as ‘ConocoPhillips’, the third-largest oil and natural gas company in the US
2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
2003 The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal’s CPI(ML).
2003 – In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective
2003 – Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional; the legislature fails to act within the mandated 180 days, and on May 17, 2004, Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage
2004 Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
2006 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa
Singer-songwriter Justin TimberlakeSinger-songwriter Justin Timberlake 2007 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win
2007 – 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
2011 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage
2012 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix
2012 – Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets


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