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Historical Events for 21st December 2015

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1163 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1561 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Archbishop of Mechelen, made Cardinal
1582 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1598 Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s “Pacification of Araucania”.
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1650 Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht
1784 John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)
1788 Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
1829 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore
1835 HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
1844 The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
1849 1st US skating club formed (Phila)
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1864 General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia
1866 Cheyennes, Arapho’s, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre
1890 Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to “Alvesteddetocht”
1891 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
1894 Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada
1898 Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium
1900 Gerhart Hauptmann‘s “Michael Kramer” premieres in Berlin
1906 British Parliament pass two important pieces of social legislation: The Trades Disputes Bill, legalizing peaceful picketing, and The Workingmen’s Compensation Act, broadening employers’ liability for accidents
1907 Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget
1909 1st junior high school established (Berkeley California)
1909 – Clyde Fitch’ “City” premieres in NYC
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1909 – U of Coopenhagen rejects Cook’s claim that he was 1st to North Pole
1910 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
1912 Denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war
1913 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World
1914 1st feature-length silent film comedy “Tillie’s Punctured Romance” released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charles Chaplin
1914 – 2,800 African miners strike at the Van Rhyn Deep mines in a bid to redress some of their grievances
1915 10.17″ (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)
1918 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
1919 J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia
1920 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva’s musical “Sally” premieres in NYC
1921 Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1923 Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
1925 Eisenstein’s movie Battleship Potemkin premieres in Moscow
1925 – Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against NZ
1926 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
1929 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
1932 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)
1932 – Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
1933 Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania
1933 – Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract
1933 – Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony of Great Britain
1936 Bradman‘s 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80
1937 O’Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
1937 – The first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1939 Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of “Referat IV B”
1941 Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
1941 – Chicago bears win the NFL championship
1941 – David Diamond’s 1st Symphony premieres
1941 – German submarine U-567 sinks
1942 US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal
1944 Cards’ Marty Marion wins NL MVP
1945 “Billion Dollar Baby” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
1945 – Gould/Comden/Green’s “Billion Dollar Baby” premieres in NYC
1946 “If the Shoe Fits” closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
1946 – Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
1946 – Morton Gould’s “Minstrel Show” premieres in Indianapolis
1948 O’Neil Place in the Bronx erronously renamed O’Neill Place
1948 – State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
1948 – 1949 NFL Draft: Chuck Bednarik from University of Pennsylvania first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
1949 Dutch 1st Chamber accept soeveregnty of Indonesia
Actress and Inventor Hedy LamarrActress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr 1949 – “Samson and Delilah”, directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, premieres in New York
1950 Cole Porte’s musical “Out of this World” premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 perfs
1952 Broadway Tunnel opens in SF
1952 – WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 2nd National Film Awards (India): “Mirza Ghalib” wins the Golden Lotus
1956 Martin Luther King and others sit in the new integrated bus
1957 Indonesia proclaims end to state of war
1958 Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France
1959 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7″)
1959 – Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing
1959 – Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
NFL Head Coach Tom LandryNFL Head Coach Tom Landry 1961 Beatles record “Sweet Georgia Brown” & “Ready Teddy”
1961 – JFK & British PM MacMillan meet in Bermuda
1961 – Gangster Joe Gallo is sentenced to 7 to 14 years in state prison for extortion
1962 Angolin leaves Comecon
1962 – US & Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive
1966 USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
1968 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
1968 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash premiere together in Calif
1969 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
1969 – Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
1970 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary General
Gangster Joe GalloGangster Joe Gallo 1971 – A publican is killed as he tried to remove a bomb from his pub, Northern Ireland
1972 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
1973 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
1973 – 3rd Fiesta Bowl: #10 Arizona State beats Pittsburgh, 28-7
1974 “The Sea of Hands”, Raiders RB Clarence Davis somehow catches game-winning touchdown pass among “the sea of hands” of three Dolphins defenders with 24 seconds left in the game, eliminating Miami from the playoffs after they had made it to the Super Bowl in each of the last 3 seasons
1975 “Hello, Dolly” closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
1975 – “Very Good Eddie” opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
1975 – 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
1975 – 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
1975 – Madagascar adopts constitution
1975 – Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
1976 20th Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 3-0 vs Bruins
1976 – Patricia R Harris named secretary of HUD
1976 – UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child
1976 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 “Broadway Musical” opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC
Serial Killer John Wayne GacySerial Killer John Wayne Gacy 1978 – Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy for murder
1979 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
1979 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 – New constitution for Zimbabwe agreed
1980 Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
1981 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
1983 Musical “Tap Dance Kid” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
1983 – NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
1983 – NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men’s basketball free throw rule
1984 Islander Kelly Hrudy’s 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
1984 – USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley’s Come
1985 ARCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA
1985 – Alice Miller/Don January wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1985 – Heart’s “Heart” album goes #1
1986 Amy Alcott/Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1987 3 white NY teens convicted of manslaughter in death of a black man
1987 – Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir
1987 – Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov launched
1988 Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine
1988 – Vladimir Titov & Musa Manarov return to earth (a year) with Chretien
1988 – Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
1989 VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
1989 – New Zealand is the first country to set a formal inflation target (0-2%) for how much prices should rise each year. Similar targets are subsequently adopted by most developed countries.
1990 Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
1991 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)
1991 – El Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane
1991 – Soviet Union formally dissolves as 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States
1992 Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die
1994 Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC
1995 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
1995 – SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
1995 – The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
1996 Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning
1997 Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season
1997 – Detroit Lions linebacker Reggie Brown, knocked unconscious in game
1999 The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.
NHL Legend Joe SakicNHL Legend Joe Sakic 2005 Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team
2006 Puzzle Play aired to network Ten, replacing In the Box
2007 The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.
2012 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya
2012 – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar reaches the date 13.0.0.0.0
2012 – “Gangnam Style” becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube
2012 – The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 brining the total number of cancelled games to 625


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Historical Events for 20th December 2015

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Events 1 – 183 of 183

69 General Vespasian’s troops occupy Rome after defeating the Emperor Vitellius
1046 Synod of Sutri: German King Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI
1046 – Benedictus IX & Silvester III & names Bishop Siutger, Pope Clemens II at the Council of Sutri
1192 Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna
1448 Pope Nicholas V appoints Rudolf of Diepholt, Bishop of Utrecht, as cardinal
1522 Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
1585 English fleet & Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, reach Vlissingen
1600 Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini’s opera “Euridice” published
1606 Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia
1626 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Prince of Transylvania Gabor Bethlen sign Peace of Pressburg (Bratislava)
1661 Corporation Act enforced in England
King Richard the LionheartKing Richard the Lionheart 1669 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
1688 Prince William of Orange’s troops arrive in London
1694 Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben
1699 Russian Tsar Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army reaches the river Esk
1780 Britain declares war on Holland
1790 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)
1803 French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M
1812 “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm is published
1820 Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50
Composer Franz SchubertComposer Franz Schubert 1823 Franz Schubert‘s “Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde,” premieres in Vienna
1830 Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium
1850 Hawaiian post office established
1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1861 Battle of Dranesville, VA
1862 -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly’s Ford, VA
1862 – -Jan 3rd] Vicksburg campaign
1862 – Confederate raid on Union supplies at Holly Springs, Mississippi
1862 – Brig-gen Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky
1864 -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC
1865 De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens
1879 Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park
1880 Battle at Bronker’s Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten
Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford ForrestConfederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest 1880 – NY’s Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as “Great White Way”
1883 Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls
1891 Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses
1892 Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
1892 – Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
1893 1st state anti-lynching statute approved, in Georgia
1894 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
1900 Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)
1906 Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet
1907 Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
1912 J Hartley Manners’ “Peg O’ My Heart” premieres in NYC
1912 – Paul Claudels “L’Annonce Faite à Marie” premieres in Paris
1915 Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia
1915 – Final withdraw of all allied troops from Anzac Cove
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1917 Cheka formed – Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, under Felix Dzerzhinsky after decree by Lenin
1917 – A second nationwide referendum on military conscription is rejected by the Australian public
1918 Eugene O’Neill’s “Moon of the Caribees” premieres in NYC
1918 – The Allies turn their attention to Bolshevik expansion in the East, landing troops in Crimea and Latvia
1919 Canadian National Railways established (N America’s longest, 50,000 KM)
1919 – US House of Representatives restricts immigration
1920 Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG
1920 – Bob Hope becomes an American citizen
1921 AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
1922 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)
1922 – Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1924 Adolf Hitler freed from jail early
1926 Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring
1926 – Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
1926 – Sidney Howard’s “Silver Cord” premieres in NYC
1928 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec
1928 – Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St NYC
1929 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
1929 – Mount Davidson dedicated as a SF city park
1930 Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10×4, 1×6, 1×5)
1932 Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
1933 Bolivia & Paraguay sign cease fire
1935 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
1937 Bill O’Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
1938 Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system
1939 Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack 1940 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
1941 Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon
1941 – Japanese troops lands on Mindanao
1941 – World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers” in Kunming, China.
1942 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
1943 “Internationale” is no longer USSR National Anthem
1944 Archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market
1944 – Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)
1944 – Bishop forbids membership of non Catholic unions
1944 – Terence Rattigan’s “O Mistress Mine” premieres in London
1945 Rationing of auto tires ends in US
1946 Darius Milhaud’s 2nd Symphony, premieres
Film Director Frank CapraFilm Director Frank Capra 1946 – Frank Capra‘s “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring James Stewart and Donna Reed premieres in New York
1948 Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
1949 Maurice Ravel/John Cranko’s ballet “Beauty & the Beast” premieres
1950 “Harvey” starring James Stewart premieres in NY
1951 Walter Zinn’s Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the first nuclear reactor to produce electric power, goes live at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA
1952 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting
1953 – KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales
1956 Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra
1956 – Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1957 Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
1959 Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
1960 Auschwitz commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR
1960 – National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
1962 Dmitri Shostakovitch’s opera “Katerina Ismailova” premieres in Moscow
1962 – Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
1963 – Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville
1963 – Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
1964 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
1966 NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season
1966 – Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
1966 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft premieres
Actor Dustin HoffmanActor Dustin Hoffman 1967 – 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam
1967 – Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull
1968 The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
1968 – The People’s Democracy (PD) announce that its members will undertake a protest march from Belfast to Derry beginning 1 January 1969
1969 Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane” reaches #1
1970 Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland’s communist party leader
1971 Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns
1972 Neil Simons “Sunshine Boys” premieres in NYC
1972 – Five civilians (four Catholics, one Protestant) killed in gun attack on the Top of the Hill Bar in Derry, North Ireland
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1973 AL pres Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees
1973 – Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms
1973 – Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point
1974 Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state
1974 – George Harrison releases his “Dark Horse” album in UK
1974 – “The Godfather Part II”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released (Best Picture 1975)
1975 Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles
1975 – Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht
1976 “Music Is” opens at St James Theater NYC for 8 performances
1976 – Israel’s PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns
1977 1st Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut
1977 – RAF -terrorist Knut Folkerts sentenced to 20 years
1978 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon’s White House Chief of Staff released from jail
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin 1980 NBC broadcasts NY Jets’ 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
1980 – USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
1981 Harry Krieger/Tom Eyen’s musical “Dreamgirls” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances
1981 – Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)
1981 – Doug Small (Winnipeg Jets) ties NHL record scoring at 5 second mark
1983 El Salvador adopts constitution
1983 – Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals
1983 – NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
1983 – PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
1984 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library
1984 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)
1985 – Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
NHL Star Denis PotvinNHL Star Denis Potvin 1985 – Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)
1986 White teenagers beat blacks in New York City’s Howard Beach
1987 “Nuts” with Barbra Striesand premieres
1987 – 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
1987 – Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die
1987 – Nancy Lopez/Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1988 Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod’s dept store, London
1988 – NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
1988 – Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected pres of Sri Lanka
1989 Premier Lubbers sees CDA-party leader Elco Brinkman as successor
1989 – US troops invade Panama & oust Manuel Noriega, but don’t catch him
1990 Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
1990 – Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-NJ Knights for $11 million
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1990 – Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
1991 NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
1991 – Paul Keating installed as premier of Australia
1991 – A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
1991 – “Father of the Bride”, starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released
1992 Northwest & KLM introduce a new joint logo “Worldwide Reliability”
1992 – Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia
1995 “Paul Roebson” opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 14 performances
1995 – American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
1995 – NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
1996 The horror classic “Scream”, starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released
Actress Courteney CoxActress Courteney Cox 1999 Portugal returns Macau to China
2001 Argentine economic crisis: President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa is forced out of office.
2001 – 90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)
2002 US Senator Trent Lott resigns as majority leader.
2002 – “Gangs of New York”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz, is released
2005 US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of “intelligent design” in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
2005 – The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.
2005 – 2005 New York City transit strike: New York City’s Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
Actor Daniel Day-LewisActor Daniel Day-Lewis 2006 A judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.
2007 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
2007 – The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.
2012 Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
2012 – Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion


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Historical Events for 19th December 2015

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Events 1 – 165 of 165

324 Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
401 St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1055 Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad
1154 King Henry II of England crowned
1551 Dutch west coast hit by hurricane
1562 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured
1642 4 of Tasman’s crew are killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Māori; Tasman’s ships depart without landing
1686 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Daniel Defoe)
1688 King James II’s wife & son flee to France
1696 Jean-Francois Regnard’s “Le Joueur” premieres in Paris
1732 Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of “Poor Richard’s Almanack”
1776 Thomas Paine published his 1st “American Crisis” essay, in which he wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls”
1777 Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge, Pa for winter
1783 British government of William Pitt the Younger forms
Voice of the American Revolution Thomas PaineVoice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine 1788 Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam
1795 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky
1823 Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US
1828 South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws
1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ
1842 US recognizes independence of Hawaii
1843 “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold
1854 Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams
1859 Grading started for Market Street RR
1861 Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)
1862 Skirmish at Jackson/Salem Church, Tenn (80 casualties)
1871 Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper
1881 Opera “Hérodiade” is produced (Brussels)
1884 Italy recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens 1887 Jake Kilrain & Jem Smith fight 106 round bare knuckle draw
1888 Stanley’s expedition reaches Fort Bodo, East-Africa
1889 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Beryl Coronet” (BG)
1891 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore
1891 – Canadian Rugby Union forms
1894 Cricket day 5 1T Aus v Eng Eng 437 all out, Aus need 177 are 2-113
1900 Kitchener offers protections to all Boers who will surrender and asks the Dutch community of Pretoria to convey this offer, but leaders in the field refuse to surrender; although organised military operations are largely over, the guerrilla war continues
1903 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan
1904 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
1907 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
1910 1st US city ordinance requiring white & black residential areas (Balt)
1910 – Rayon 1st commercially produced, Marcus Hook, Penn
1913 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1916 Suriname Bauxite Company forms in Paramaribo
1917 1st NHL game played on artificial ice (Toronto)
1917 – Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
1918 Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column (NY Globe)
1919 American Meteorological Society found
1920 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)
1920 – King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
1922 Theresa Vaughn, 24, confessed in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries
1924 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
1928 1st autogyro flight in US
Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon JohnsonWriter and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson 1930 James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP
1931 Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG
1931 – Joseph A Lyons (C) becomes premier of Australia
1932 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
1933 Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized
1934 Japan agrees to naval treaty of 1922 & 1930
1939 Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa
1941 German submarine U-574 sinks
1941 – Hitler takes complete command of German Army
1941 – US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II
1942 Robert Stroud “Birdman of Alcatraz” is transferred to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
1943 Military coup in Bolivia
1945 Austrian Republic re-establishes
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1945 – Jean Giraudoux’ “La Folle de Chaillot” premieres in Paris
1946 Noel Cowards musical “Pacific 1860” premieres in London
1946 – War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi
1947 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
1948 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
1948 – 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3″)
1948 – Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
1948 – Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
1949 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Gareloch, Scotland
1949 – WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
1950 – Tibet’s Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
1951 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1952 Queen Juliana unveals statue “Docker”
1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Carl Perkins records “Blue Suede Shoes”
1957 “Music Man” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
1958 1st radio broadcast from space (President Eisenhower voice “To all mankind, America’s wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere”)
1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0
1960 Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)
1960 – Frank Sinatra‘s 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)
1960 – Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight
1961 Indonesian President Sukarno proclaims general mobilization
1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland
1962 – Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
1962 – Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched
21st President of France Francois Mitterrand21st President of France Francois Mitterrand 1965 French President De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
1967 Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
1968 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1969 Beatle’s 7th Christmas album is released
1971 “Inner City” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
1971 – CBS airs “Homecoming A Christmas Story,” (introducing the Waltons)
1971 – NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp
1971 – Stanley Kubrick‘s X-rated film “A Clockwork Orange” starring Malcolm McDowell premieres
1972 Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth
1973 “Molly” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
1973 – Grenada adopts constitution
1974 “The Man with the Golden Gun”, 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London
Actor Christopher LeeActor Christopher Lee 1974 – Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal
1974 – Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st VP
1975 John Paul Stevens becomes a US Supreme Court Justice
1975 – Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
1975 – The Red Hand Commandos, a very secretive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, explode a no-warning car bomb in Dundalk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 20
1976 Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ
1976 – John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi
1976 – Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev receives his 5th Order of Lenin
1976 – Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
1976 – 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
Soviet General Secretary Leonid BrezhnevSoviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev 1977 Dutch government of Van Agt/Wiegel forms
1978 France performs nuclear test
1978 – Indira Gandhi ambushed in India
1979 “Kramer vs Kramer” directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released (Best Picture 1980)
1980 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts
1980 – Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
1980 – Mutual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater
1980 – “Raging Bull”, directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released
1981 Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee, Cornwall, lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
1981 – Romuald Spasowski, Polish ambassador to the United States defects to show support for the Solidarity movement amid a crackdown
Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese 1983 The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
1984 China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
1984 – China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1984 – Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
1984 – UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 – Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
1984 – Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history
1985 “Wind in the Willows” opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 perfs
1985 – Mary Lund is 1st woman to receive a Jarvik VII artificial heart
1985 – STS 61-C scrubbed at T -13s because of SRB auxiliary power problem
1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei SakharovNuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov 1986 – Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers & accuses owners of collusion against free agency
1986 – Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500
1986 – OPEC reaches an accord that would cut production by 7 percent for the first six months of 1987 and would raise prices immediately toward a target world oil price of $18 per barrel
1986 – “Platoon” directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe is released (Best Picture 1987)
1987 Bruins’ Linseman & Blues’ Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart
1987 – Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ
1988 NASA unviels plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars
1988 – Oklahoma’s College football team gets 3 year probation
1988 – Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
Actor Charlie SheenActor Charlie Sheen 1989 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline’s Latin American route
1989 – Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
1991 “Christmas Carol” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 14 perfs
1991 – 6,000th episode of One Life To Live
1991 – Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin
1991 – NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
1993 “Red Shoes” closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
1994 Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
1996 “Once Upon a Matress” opens at Broadhurst NYC for 187 performances
1997 MTV drops video “Smack My Bitch Up” by Prodigy
1998 Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 2000 The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
2001 A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
2001 – Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots – Riots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo’s corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits.
2001 – “The Fellowship of the Ring”, 1st Lord of the Rings film is released. Makes US$47 million US opening weekend, $871 million total worldwide.
2007 The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.
2010 “Miracle at the New Meadowlands”, trailing the New York Giants by 21 points with under eight minutes to play in the 4th quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles score four unanswered touchdowns in the final seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including the final score, a dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time expires
2012 UBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate
2012 – Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation’s first female president
2013 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London’s Apollo Theatre
2014 The Guardian newspaper calls 2014 ‘The year the people stood up’


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