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Welcome to Today In History for Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

Historical Events on this Day in History …

0390 – Brennus and Gauls defeat Romans at Allia
0463 – Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius
0622 – Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)
0622 – Origin of Islamic Era (Muharram 1, 1 AH)
1054 – Michael Caerularius excommunicated of Constantinople
1099 – Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue and set it afire
1212 – Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain
1251 – The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stork a haircut (legend)
1338 – German monarch signs Treaty of Rense
1429 – Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
1429 – Army entered Reims
1439 – Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
1519 – Public debate between Martin Luther and theologist John Eck
1548 – La Paz, Bolivia is founded
1573 – Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
1618 – Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
1659 – Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II
1661 – 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
1683 – Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
1769 – Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif
1775 – John Adams graduates Harvard
1782 – Mozart’s opera “Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail,” premieres in Vienna
1790 – Congress establishes District of Columbia
1798 – US Public Health Service forms and US Marine Hospital authorized
1801 – Pope Pius VII and 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
1845 – NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
1856 – Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster unveiled in Haarlem
1857 – Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
1861 – Manassas Campaign [->JUL 22]
1861 – Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
1862 – David G Farragut is 1st rear admiral in US Navy
1863 – Utrecht-Swells railway opens
1867 – Amstel Hotel, “the dignified old lady” opens in Amsterdam
1867 – D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
1867 – Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
1894 – Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
1894 – Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan and England
1895 – Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
1902 – John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
1902 – Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
1904 – Islands of Manu’a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs
1909 – Det and Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
1912 – Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
1914 – Socialist conference in Brussel (Kautsky, Trotski and Rosa Luxemburg)
1920 – Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54
1920 – Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief
1920 – China joins the League of Nations
1920 – 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
1924 – Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
1924 – NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
1926 – National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
1926 – Jaspar govt asks authority to save Belgian franc
1927 – Augusto Sandino begins 5«-year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
1934 – Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes
1935 – 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)
1936 – NY Giants are 10« games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1936 – 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
1938 – 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
1940 – NSB’er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
1941 – 100øF (38øC) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
1941 – Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1942 – French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
1942 – Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
1944 – Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 and break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
1945 – Cruiser Indianapolis leaves SF with atom bomb
1945 – Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
1945 – 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
1946 – Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
1946 – US court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
1947 – Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee and Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
1948 – Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott and Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
1950 – Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
1950 – Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer’s 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
1951 – Novel “Catcher in Rye” by JD Salinger published
1951 – Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks v Surrey at The Oval
1951 – King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates
1951 – 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
1953 – KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 – “Golden Horseshoe Revue” 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
1956 – Last Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1956 – King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
1956 – Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
1956 – Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1957 – Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
1960 – George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on
1960 – 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
1961 – Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
1961 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 2″
1962 – NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963 – Amazon carries 190,000 m3/sec (record)
1964 – Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate
1965 – Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
1966 – “Half a Sixpence” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs
1967 – Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
1967 – Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 – Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
1970 – Iraq’s constitution goes into effect
1970 – Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
1971 – Franco points prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
1972 – Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
1972 – Smokey Robinson and Miracles final live performance
1973 – During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
1975 – Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
1976 – Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after 6 years
1977 – Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad and Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
1978 – Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1979 – Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1980 – Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
1980 – Ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit
1981 – India performs nuclear Test
1981 – Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
1982 – Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
1982 – NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
1982 – George P Shultz sworn in as minister of Foreign affairs
1983 – 20 killed in Britain’s worst helicopter accident
1985 – 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
1985 – All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
1985 – Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
1985 – F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph)
1987 – Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
1987 – Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
1987 – Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1988 – Wayne Gretzky (NHL) and Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
1988 – San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
1988 – Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan
1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women’s heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
1988 – Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women’s world record 10.49 seconds
1988 – Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1989 – 44th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1990 – Ukraine declares independence
1990 – Rick Dee’s “Into the Night,” premieres on ABC-TV
1990 – NYC’s Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities
1990 – Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
1990 – Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
1990 – 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
1993 – SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games
1993 – S van Ruysdael’s “Winter Landscape” sold for œ705,500 in London
1993 – President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
1994 – Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
1994 – Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
1994 – Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
1994 – Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter
1994 – Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
1994 – Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds « billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)
1994 – 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
1994 – 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
1994 – “Sisters Rosensweig” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 perfs
1995 – “Buttons on Broadway” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1995 – “Chronicles of a Death Foretold” closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 perfs
1995 – 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
1995 – 50th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1997 – Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker

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Welcome to Today In History for Monday, May 5, 2008.

Historical Events on this Day in History …

0553 – 2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens
1382 – Battle of Beverhoutsveld – population beats drunken army
1430 – Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany
1494 – On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica
1640 – English Short Parliament unites
1646 – King Charles I surrenders at Scotland
1665 – Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
1726 – Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Op‚ra of Paris
1749 – Pope Benedict XIV proclaims 1750 a Year” [?]
1762 – Russia and Prussia sign peace treaty
1764 – Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls
1780 – 2nd oldest learned society in US (American Academy of Arts and Sciences) forms (Boston)
1789 – French States-General for It first since 1614 together
1797 – Napoleon I’s sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi
1809 – Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland
1809 – Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)
1814 – British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY
1816 – American Bible Society organized (NY)
1834 – Charles Darwin’s expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz
1835 – King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway
1842 – City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)
1847 – American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
1854 – English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast
1855 – NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration
1861 – Alexandria, VA – CS troops abandon city
1862 – Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA
1862 – French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
1863 – Battle of Tupelo, MS
1863 – Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
1864 – Campaign in Northern Georgia – Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
1864 – Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
1864 – Battle between Confederate and Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
1864 – Atlanta Campaign-5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
1865 – 1st US train robbery (North Bend Ohio)
1874 – Dutch 2nd Chamber passes child labor law
1881 – Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev Ukraine
1891 – Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
1893 – Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
1900 – “The Billboard” began weekly publication
1904 – Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A’s (3-0)
1905 – Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper “Chicago Defender”
1908 – 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
1908 – Great White Fleet arrives in SF
1912 – 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
1912 – Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
1915 – German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom
1916 – US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1917 – St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
1920 – German-Latvian peace treaty signed
1920 – Polish troops occupy Kiev
1920 – US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal
1921 – Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)
1921 – 1st ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
1922 – Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
1924 – Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
1925 – Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
1925 – Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)
1925 – John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
1926 – Geldrop soccer team forms
1926 – Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for “Arrowsmith”
1927 – Dmitri Sjostakovitch’ 1st Symphony, premieres in Berlin
1930 – Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
1930 – 1st woman to fly solo from Engl to Australia takes-off (Amy Johnson)
1932 – Japan and China sign a peace treaty
1934 – 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
1935 – Jessie Owens of US, sets then long jump record at 26′ 8¬”
1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
1936 – Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
1938 – Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
1939 – Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky
1940 – Norwegian govt in exile forms in London
1941 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)
1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa
1941 – 2 Fokker’s employees flee nazi occupied Netherlands to England
1942 – British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
1942 – US begins rationing sugar during WW II
1943 – Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System
1944 – Gandhi freed from prison
1944 – Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim
1945 – Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated
1945 – Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague
1945 – Netherlands and Denmark liberated from Nazi control
1945 – Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated
1947 – Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 and causes $850M in damage
1947 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King’s Men)
1948 – 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
1948 – Belgian govt of Spaak resigns
1949 – Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
1949 – Statue of Council of Europe drawn
1949 – KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 – Council of Europe forms
1950 – Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand
1951 – 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
1951 – “Out of This World” closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 perfs
1952 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
1952 – Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate’s Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base
1954 – Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
1955 – West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers
1955 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1955 – Indies parliament accept hindu-divorce
1955 – “Damn Yankees” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
1956 – World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo
1956 – Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
1956 – Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
1956 – 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
1957 – Adolf Sch„rf elected president of Austria
1957 – Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1958 – KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
1958 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1961 – Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
1962 – West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
1962 – LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
1962 – 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
1963 – Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1964 – Separatists riot in Quebec
1965 – 1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
1966 – Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II
1966 – Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
1966 – Willie Mays hit his 512th HR
1968 – Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
1969 – 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1970 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1971 – “Earl of Ruston” opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
1971 – Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
1972 – Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115
1973 – 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
1974 – Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
1975 – A’s release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, and scored 33 runs)
1976 – Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24
1976 – Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II
1978 – Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
1979 – 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
1979 – Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
1979 – Voyager 1 passes Jupiter
1980 – Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos and police stormed the building
1981 – 16th and final Mayor’s Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
1983 – Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
1983 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 – 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
1985 – Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women’s Golf Invitational
1986 – Hall of Fame and Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
1987 – Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
1987 – Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
1987 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1988 – Eugene A Marino installed as 1st black US archbishop
1989 – Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
1990 – Paul Hogan and Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia
1990 – ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
1990 – 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
1991 – Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992 – Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
1994 – North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
1994 – Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
1994 – “Sally Marrand Her Escorts” opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 perfs
1995 – Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
1996 – “Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore” closes at Belasco after 12 perfs
1996 – Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
1996 – Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
1997 – “Married With Children” final episode on Fox TV
1997 – Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful
2000 – Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon

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Historical Events

Welcome to Today In History for Wednesday, April 2, 2008.

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  Historical Events on this Day in History …

0999 – Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope
1416 – Alfonso V succeeds his father as king of Arag¢n
1513 – Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Le¢n
1550 – Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1559 – England/France signs 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambr‚sis
1559 – Genoa Italy, expels Jews
1590 – States-General appoints earl Mauritius, viceroy of Utrecht
1595 – Cornelis de Houtman’s ships depart to Asia through Cape of Good Hope
1645 – Robert Devereux resigns as parliament supreme commander
1745 – Austria and Bavaria sign peace
1792 – Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
1792 – US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle and 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins and silver dollar, « dollar, quarter, dime and half-dime
1800 – 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven’s 1st Symphony in C
1819 – 1st successful agricultural journal (“American Farmer”) begins
1827 – Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
1845 – H L Fizeau and J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun
1860 – 1st Italian Parliament met at Turin
1863 – Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia
1864 – Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas
1864 – Skirmish at Crump’s Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana
1865 – Battle of Petersburg, VA (Ft Gregg, Sutherland’s Station)
1865 – CSA Pres Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA
1865 – Battle of Ft Blakely AL and Selma AL
1866 – Pres Johnson ends war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn and Va
1870 – Victoria Woodhull is 1st woman to be nominated for US pres
1872 – George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
1876 – Philadelphia A’s and Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Phila
1877 – 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
1878 – 1st issue of Rotterdam’s Newspaper
1883 – Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
1884 – London prison for debtors closed
1900 – 1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)
1902 – 1st motion picture theater opens (LA)
1902 – Country singer Wynonna Judd’s 1st appearance as a single act
1902 – Soccer team MVV ’02 forms in Maastricht
1905 – Cairo-Capetown railway opens
1906 – South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
1908 – Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday
1912 – Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang-Party in China
1912 – Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power
1916 – German troops overtake Bois de Caillette
1917 – Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps
1917 – Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
1921 – Prof Albert Einstein lectures in NYC on his new theory of relativity
1926 – Riots between Moslems and Hindus in Calcutta
1930 – 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
1931 – Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
1932 – Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
1935 – Mary Hirsch, becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
1935 – Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR
1939 – 6th Golf Masters Championship: Ralph Guldahl wins, shooting a 279
1941 – German occupier disallows Dutch scouting assn
1941 – USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from SF
1944 – CPI-leader Palmiro Togliatti returns to Italy
1944 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’ 8th Symphony, premieres in NY
1944 – Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania
1945 – 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
1947 – Carlo Terron’s “Il diamente del profeta,” premieres in Rome
1950 – WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 – Raab forms his 1st government in Austria
1954 – Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
1955 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1955 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1955 – Pancho Gonzales retains tennis title by winning a tournament playing under table tennis rules
1956 – Soap operas “As the World Turns” and “Edge of Night” premieres on TV
1956 – Peter Ustinovs’ “Romanoff and Juliet,” premieres in Manchester
1958 – Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
1958 – National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA
1958 – Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
1960 – Cuba buys oil from USSR
1960 – KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast
1963 – Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
1963 – USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
1964 – USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
1964 – Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted
1964 – Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria
1965 – Hochhuths play “Stellvertreter” banned in Italy
1966 – Soviet Union’s Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon
1966 – WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 – Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
1967 – Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1968 – Beatles form Python Music Ltd
1968 – Chad creates Union of Central African States
1968 – Senator E Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin
1969 – Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
1970 – Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India’s Assam state
1970 – Qatar gains independence from Britain
1970 – 2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, highest final stage in a wall climb in world
1971 – Sci-fi soap opera “Dark Shadows” concludes an almost 5 year run
1972 – 44th Academy Awards – “French Connection,” G Hackman and Jane Fonda win
1972 – Prime Minister Begin visits Cairo
1972 – Tennessee Williams’ “Small Craft Warnings,” premieres in NYC
1973 – ITT pleads guilty to asking CIA to affect Chilean pres election
1973 – Ed Kemper stuffs mother’s throat in disposal
1973 – CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
1974 – 46th Academy Awards – “Stng,” Glenda Jackson and Jack Lemmon win
1974 – Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War
1974 – Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)
1976 – A’s trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson and Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell
1976 – Portuguese constitution assumed
1976 – Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds prince Sihanouk as premier
1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors,” album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
1977 – Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
1978 – Velcro was 1st put on the market
1978 – TV show “Dallas” premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
1978 – Basil Williams scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, v Aust Georgetown
1978 – 7th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
1979 – Israeli PM Menachem Begin visits Cairo Egypt/meets pres Sadat
1980 – Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season
1981 – Belgium’s 4th govt of Martens resigns
1981 – Heavy battle between Christian militia and Syrian army in East Lebanon
1982 – Several thousand Argentine troops seized disputed Falkland Islands
1982 – In exhibition game A’s pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15″ toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
1982 – Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands
1984 – 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75
1985 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 – NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)
1986 – George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
1986 – 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
1987 – “Mikado” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
1987 – Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation
1987 – IBM introduces PS/2 and OS/2
1988 – Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown
1988 – Simply Majestic sets horse racing’s 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45
1989 – 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
1989 – 8th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
1989 – Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats “Macho Man” Savage
1989 – Yanks beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor’s trophy series in 2 games
1990 – 52nd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73
1991 – Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing
1992 – Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
1992 – John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos
1992 – Edith Cresson, France’s 1st female premier, resigns
1992 – “Hamlet” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1993 – 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
1993 – Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10
1994 – 1st exhibition game played at Jacobs Field, Pirates beat Indians, 6-4
1995 – Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow
1995 – Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50
1995 – Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26
1995 – North and Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
1995 – NY Police Dept and NY Transit Police merge into one organization
1995 – Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
1995 – 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
1995 – 14th NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64
1996 – Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Singapore Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore
1996 – Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game
1997 – “Doll’s House,” opens at Belasco Theater NYC
1998 – World Mens Figure Skating Championship in Minn
2000 – 19th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: at Corel State Spectrum
2001 – 63rd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis

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Meeting

 

Am really proud to be an Indian, The country full of respect, fame, richness, and lots of Glory that’s this great Nation has and the most important thing for which I want to be born as Indian again and again is the great culture it has.

According to me this things i.e.) respect, fame, culture of a nation is the true “feeling of self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride”.

 

This is important to each and every individual of the nation. I feel that first every citizen of his respective country should fell proud to be a part of the nation then only he feel proud of himself.

 

The person who doesn’t respect his country or feel proud of his nation then he is not worthy to live in this world as a human no matter whoever he a richest man or the leader or any one. I feel he is totally ZERO not a HERO to his country and to his fellow citizens.

 

Oops I think am going in to different topic, No no its little different but much related to a true citizen or self respect (nations respect).

 

I just wanted to bring your attention to the hottest matter in the world of cricket…….. ya you people are really a experts Because got the topic yea it’s the matter of sledging..

 

First it started as aggressiveness in the game by both the players then it took a huge image and started affecting individuals, now it’s in a situation where the two nation’s relationship can be affected by this.

 

Game is game and it should be played like game not like a war against each other.

Am really proud to be an Indian……….do you know why am saying this?

Because even after so much of problems The IPL offered place to Aussie players to take part as Its players not only that they were also given equal respect and importance as all other players, Isn’t this amazing and shows the reality of a great nation like India which is Known for its Culture, hospitality etc towards their guests……

 

Am really amazed even I got angry with behavior of the Aussie players but after that realized that after all they are also human and this shows the true culture of the nation and the culture of the people……………………………………………….

 

What do you people feel about it Am waiting for the great thoughts from the Experts from whom I have started learning a lot I think so hhhhhehhheee

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Welcome to Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Historical Events on this Day in History …

0870 – 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
1066 – Westminster Abbey opens
1570 – Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
1610 – Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
1638 – Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
1646 – Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
1653 – -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch
1667 – English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
1692 – Salem witch hunt begins
1704 – Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC
1704 – Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
1708 – Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
1728 – Georg F H„ndels opera “Siroe, re di Persia,” premieres in London
1730 – Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
1749 – 1st edition of Henry Fieldings’ “Tom Jones” published
1759 – Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
1778 – Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
1784 – John Wesley charters Methodist Church
1794 – US Senate voids Pennsylvania’s election of Abraham Gallatin
1810 – 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia
1819 – 1st public performance of a Schubert song, “Sch„fers Klageleid”
1826 – M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela’s Comet
1827 – 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore and Ohio (BandO) chartered
1828 – Franz Grillparzer’s “Ein Treuer Diener,” premieres in Vienna
1835 – Dr Elias L”nnrot publishes Finnish poem “Kalevala”
1844 – 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
1847 – US defeats M‚xico in battle of Sacramento
1849 – 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast
1854 – Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
1859 – Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery
1861 – Territories of Nevada and Colorado created
1862 – Opera “La Reine de Saba,” premieres in Paris
1863 – Confederate raider “Nashville” sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia
1864 – -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick’s Richmond
1864 – -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton’s Ford)
1871 – 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
1878 – US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate
1879 – “Exodus of 1879” southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
1882 – 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
1883 – 1st US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)
1888 – Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
1888 – Vincent d’Indy’s Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres
1891 – Oscar Grund‚n skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)
1893 – Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names “carborundum”
1896 – France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
1900 – General Buller’s troops relieve Ladysmith Natal
1902 – Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
1903 – Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter buys Phila Phillies for $170,000
1904 – Vincent d’Indy’s 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1906 – Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen’s U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
1908 – Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
1912 – Victor Trumper’s last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
1913 – 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
1914 – Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)
1917 – AP reports M‚xico and Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
1917 – Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
1920 – Maurice Ravel’s “Le tombeau de Couperin,” premieres
1922 – Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1922 – English princess Mary marries viscount Lascelles
1922 – KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
1923 – Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands
1924 – US begins intervention in Honduras
1925 – Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
1925 – Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
1925 – Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
1925 – “Tea For Two” by Marion Harris hit #1
1929 – Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
1931 – Oswald Mosley founds his New Party
1931 – Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
1933 – 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
1933 – German Pres Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
1933 – Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)
1935 – Nylon discovered by Dr Wallace H Carothers
1935 – Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
1939 – Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1940 – 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
1940 – Richard Wright’s “Native Son” published
1940 – US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
1941 – British-Italian dogfight above Albania
1941 – 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
1942 – 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
1942 – Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
1942 – Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit
1943 – 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
1943 – “Porgy and Bess” opens on Broadway with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan
1947 – Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
1950 – “Alive and Kicking” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs
1951 – French govt of Pleven dissolves
1951 – Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
1953 – Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev and Malenkov
1954 – Patty Berg/Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
1954 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 – 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
1956 – Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
1957 – Jockey Johnny Longden’s 5,000th career victory
1958 – West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
1959 – NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1959 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by David Jenkins USA
1959 – Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
1959 – Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA
1959 – Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner and Paul of CAN
1959 – Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny and Jones of GRB
1959 – “Goldilocks” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 perfs
1960 – 8th winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, Colo
1960 – Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 – US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia 9-4
1961 – JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
1962 – WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
1966 – Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
1966 – Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
1967 – Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
1968 – Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
1969 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA
1969 – Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR
1969 – Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina and Ulanov of URS
1969 – Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler and Ford of GBR
1970 – WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 – KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
1970 – Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
1970 – Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
1970 – “Georgy” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
1971 – WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 – 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam
1972 – Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
1972 – Last broadcast of “M*A*S*H” on NBC-TV
1972 – George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident
1973 – Suriname govt of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
1974 – US and Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
1974 – Taiwan police shoots into crowd
1974 – Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1974 – Ethiopian govt of Makonnen forms
1975 – 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
1975 – EG signs accord of Lom‚ with 46 developing countries
1975 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 – Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
1976 – Ceuta and Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
1976 – 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
1977 – 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, LA Calif)
1977 – Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
1979 – Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond,” premieres in NYC
1980 – “The Well-Tuned Piano” by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
1980 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 – Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
1981 – China PR throws out Neth ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
1982 – FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
1982 – Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1982 – AT and T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
1983 – Final TV episode of “M*A*S*H” airs (CBS); record 125 million watch
1984 – 26th Grammy Awards: Beat It, Michael Jackson wins 8
1986 – European Economic Community sign “Special Act” for Europe free trade
1986 – Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong’s trial in September, they used drugs
1988 – Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)
1988 – Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
1988 – Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
1988 – 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
1989 – Red Schoendienst and Al Barlick elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame
1989 – Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
1989 – Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
1990 – Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
1990 – US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
1991 – US and allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire
1991 – Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
1991 – Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
1991 – “Speed of Darkness” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
1991 – “Les Miserables” opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
1993 – Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife
1993 – Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
1993 – Gun battle erupts at Waco Texas between FBI and Branch Davidians
1993 – 7th American Comedy Award: Seinfeld wins
1993 – “Anna Christie” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
1994 – 100 agents raid Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas
1994 – Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
1995 – Denver International Airport opens
1996 – 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
1997 – Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
1997 – FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
1997 – Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US
1998 – “View From the Bridge,” closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1998 – Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points

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