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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.

(source from net)

  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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Historical Events

Welcome to Today In History for Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

  Historical Events on this Day in History …

0417 – St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0731 – St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1123 – 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1167 – Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
1190 – Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England
1229 – German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem
1438 – Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Germany
1509 – Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
1532 – English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
1541 – Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi R)
1582 – Prince Willem of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
1583 – Dutch States General and Anjou sign treaty
1673 – Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
1754 – Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier
1766 – Britain repeals the Stamp Act
1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’ “She Stoops to Conquer,” premieres in London
1793 – 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
1810 – “Converse,” 1st US opera, premieres in NY
1813 – David Melville, Newport, RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas
1818 – Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 – 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Penn (275 m long)
1835 – Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass
1847 – 1st Dutch public telegram
1850 – Henry Wells and William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo
1858 – Dutch Van der Brugghen govt resigns
1859 – Vera Cruz besieged by Miram¢n (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform
1864 – Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
1865 – Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
1865 – Battle of Wilson’s raid to Selma, AL
1870 – 1st US National Wildlife Preserve (Lake Meritt in Oakland Calif)
1871 – Communards revolt in Paris
1877 – President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC
1881 – Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens (MSG)
1890 – 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
1891 – Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
1892 – Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
1895 – 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
1899 – Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
1900 – Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
1902 – Sch”nberg’s “Verkl„rte Nacht,” premieres in Vienna
1902 – Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
1904 – 1st performance of Edward Elgar’s “In the South (Alassio)”
1909 – Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
1910 – 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
1911 – North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
1914 – White Wolf gang beats govt army in Jingdezhen China
1915 – Failed British attack in Dardanelles
1915 – French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
1918 – Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
1918 – Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam
1919 – Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
1920 – Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar
1921 – 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
1921 – Steamer “Hong Koh” runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
1922 – WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
1922 – Mohandas K Gandhi sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment
1922 – Brit magistrates in India sentence Gandhi to 6 years for disobedience
1922 – 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)
1925 – (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, and Tn kills 689
1929 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’ “The new Babylon,” premieres in Leningrad
1930 – Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
1931 – Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
1931 – 1st electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)
1933 – Radio Clube de Mocambique’s, 1st radio transmission
1933 – US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1933 – US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1937 – Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die
1938 – Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US and British oil companies
1938 – NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1938 – Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
1940 – Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany’s war against France and Britain
1942 – Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters
1942 – 2 black players, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
1943 – James Oglethorpe (US) and Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed and sinks
1943 – Red Army evacuates Belgorod
1944 – 2,500 women trample guards and floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois dept store
1944 – Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1945 – 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
1945 – Maurice “Rocket” Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals
1945 – US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
1948 – Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
1948 – France and Great Britain and Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1949 – NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1949 – WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 – “Touch and Go” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
1950 – CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
1951 – Pat O’Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1952 – 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Phila)
1952 – Communist offensive in Korea
1953 – NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
1953 – KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 – Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
1953 – Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
1953 – 15th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas 69-68
1955 – I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
1957 – WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
1958 – Dodgers announces mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
1959 – President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1959 – Boston Celtic’s Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
1961 – Poppin’ Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1962 – Algerian War ends after 7« yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1962 – Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
1963 – WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 – Supreme Court’s Miranda Decision; defendants must have lawyers
1963 – France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963 – “Tovarich” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
1965 – “Do I Hear a Waltz?” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
1965 – Rolling Stones fined œ5 each for public urination
1965 – USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)
1966 – Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
1966 – General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
1966 – “Pousse Cafe” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 3 performances
1967 – Beatles’ “Penny Lane,” single goes #1
1967 – Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock and spills oil
1968 – WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 – WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 – Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
1969 – “Come Summer” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances
1970 – NFL selects Wilson as official football and scoreboard as official time
1970 – Mail service paralyzed by 1st major postal strike
1970 – KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
1970 – Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
1970 – -25) US Postal begins strike
1971 – 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
1972 – Memphis’ Larry Miller sets ABA record of 67 pts in a game
1972 – Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston U)
1972 – China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1972 – AIAW 1st basketball champs, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48
1973 – “Seesaw” opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
1973 – Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1974 – Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1975 – Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1977 – Clash releases their 1st recording “White Riot”
1977 – US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea and Cambodia
1977 – Vietnam hands over MIA to US
1978 – Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
1978 – 250,000 attend rock concert Calif Jam II in Ontario Calif
1979 – “On the 20th Century” closes at St James Theater NYC after 460 perfs
1979 – Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday Iran
1979 – Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1980 – Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
1981 – Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
1982 – Singer Teddy Pendergrass’ spinal cord severed in a car accident
1984 – Chris Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
1985 – Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC
1985 – Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle
1986 – Treasury Dept announces plans to alter paper money
1986 – Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Qld
1987 – Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica and Matthew)
1987 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 – 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
1989 – California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
1989 – Dino Ciccarelli sets Wash Cap record of 7 pts in a game
1989 – Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
1990 – Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
1990 – Biggest US art robbery, $100’s millions at Gardner Museum, Boston
1990 – A Tampa little leaguer, dies, after being struck by a pitch
1990 – 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
1990 – 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
1991 – Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell
1991 – Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round
1991 – Phila ’76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain’s #13 jersey
1991 – Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
1992 – Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
1992 – Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
1992 – Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
1992 – “4 Baboons Adoring the Sun” opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 perf
1993 – Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
1993 – Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC
1993 – Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
1993 – “Sisters Rosensweig” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 perfs
1994 – South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
1994 – Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
1994 – Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
1995 – Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada
1995 – STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16« days
1995 – Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
1996 – 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT’s Swimathon ’96
1997 – Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die

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Historical Events

Welcome to Today In History for Thursday, March 6, 2008.

 

1079 – Omar ibn Ibrahim al-Chajjam completes Jalali-calendar
1205 – Aken, [Philips van Zwaben], crowned Roman-Catholic German King
1323 – Treaty of Paris
1447 – Tommaso Parentucelli succeeds Pope Eugene IV as Nicolas V
1460 – Treaty of Alcacovas-Portugal gives Castile Canary Is for W Africa
1521 – Magellan discovers Guam
1579 – Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
1590 – Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda “turfschip of Breda”
1628 – Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
1646 – Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent
1664 – King Louis XIV and Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant
1665 – Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing
1714 – Peace of Rastatt – French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg
1728 – Spain and England sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
1775 – 1st Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston
1799 – Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine
1808 – 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
1810 – Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US
1816 – Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
1831 – Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “La Sonnambula,” premieres in Milan
1831 – Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point milt academy
1831 – Bellini’s opera “La Sonnambula,” premieres in Milan
1834 – Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
1836 – 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight
1836 – HMS Beagle/Darwin reaches King George’s Sound, Australia
1838 – Franz Grillparzer’s “Weh dem, der Lugt,” premieres in Vienna
1851 – Dion Boucicault’s “Love in a Maze,” premieres in London
1853 – Giuseppe Verdi’s Opera “La Traviata,” premieres in Venice
1855 – Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet
1857 – Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
1861 – Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
1862 – Battle of Pea Ridge, AR (Elkhorn Tavern)
1865 – Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
1865 – President Lincolns 2nd Inaugural Ball
1882 – Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
1886 – 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
1886 – 1st US nurses’ magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC
1895 – England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
1895 – J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 mins) Eng v Aust
1896 – 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his “Horseless Carriage”
1899 – “Asprin” patented by Felix Hoffmann
1902 – Census Bureau forms
1906 – Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
1906 – Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
1906 – Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Soc of Civil Engineers
1909 – Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Griselda,” premieres in Vienna
1915 – Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos
1918 – US naval boat “Cyclops” disappears in Bermuda Triangle
1919 – NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
1921 – Police in Sunbury Penn issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
1922 – Babe Ruth signs 3 years at $52,000 a year NY Yankee contract
1922 – GB Shaw’s “Back to Methusaleh III/IV,” premieres in NYC
1923 – Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms
1924 – British Labour govt cuts military budget
1925 – Belgium annexes Eupen, Malm‚dy and Sankt Vith
1926 – China asks for a seat in the Security council
1929 – Turkey and Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
1930 – Bkln’s Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
1933 – Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
1933 – Maxwell Anderson’s “Both your Houses,” premieres in NYC
1933 – FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
1934 – Sidney Howard and Paul de Kruif’s “Yellowjacket,” premieres in NYC
1935 – Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA
1936 – Belgium ends Locarno-pact
1940 – 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC
1943 – Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers
1943 – Battle at Medenine, North-Africa: Rommels assault attack
1944 – USAF begins daylight bombing of Berlin
1945 – Federico Garc¡a Lorca’s “La Casa,” premieres in Buenos Aires
1945 – Erich Honnecker and Erich Hanke flee nazis
1945 – Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
1945 – Assassination attempt on Hihere, SS Police fuhrer Rauter
1945 – 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm
1946 – France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
1947 – XB-45, 1st US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA
1950 – Silly Putty invented
1951 – Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
1953 – Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
1955 – Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1955 – Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts’ “Waiting for Godot”
1957 – Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK
1959 – 11st Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr
1959 – Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
1960 – President Sukarno disbands Indonesia’s parliament
1961 – 1st London minicabs introduced
1961 – Dutch Queen Juliana celebrates 12« year govt jubilee
1961 – Dutch guilder revalued 4.74%
1962 – US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
1962 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 – St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
1964 – Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
1964 – Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
1964 – Liz Taylor’s 4th divorce (Eddie Fisher)
1964 – Tom O’Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
1965 – Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
1965 – 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
1965 – “How to Succeed in Business” closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 perfs
1966 – Barry Sadlers’ “Ballad of the Green Berets” becomes #1 (13 weeks)
1967 – WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 – Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
1967 – Muhammad Ali is order by selective service to be inducted
1967 – Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison
1967 – 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards
1970 – Beatles release “Let it Be” in UK
1971 – Test Cricket debut of Sunil Gavaskar, v West Indies at Port-of-Spain
1972 – Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf’s all-time money winner
1972 – Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes
1973 – In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs and knocks in 7 RBIs)
1974 – Ian and Greg Chappell score cricket
1974 – An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
1974 – “Over Here” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances
1976 – Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
1976 – Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (URS)
1976 – Men’s Fig Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by John Curry (GRB)
1976 – Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
1978 – Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot and crippled by a sniper in Ga
1980 – French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
1980 – Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC
1980 – Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
1981 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 – Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
1981 – Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of “CBS Evening News”
1981 – Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
1982 – NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
1982 – Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
1983 – US Football League begins its 1st season
1983 – New Bedford, Mass woman charges she was gang-raped atop a pool table
1983 – Helmut Kohl’s CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
1983 – Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1983 – “On Your Toes” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
1985 – Enos Slaughter and Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1985 – Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
1985 – M‚xican authorities find body of US drug agent Enrique C Salaazar
1985 – Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of “King and I”
1986 – USSR’s Vega 1 flies by Halley’s Comet at 8,889 km
1986 – Ken Ludwig’s “Lend me a Tenor,” premieres in London
1987 – 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
1987 – Belgium ferry boat “Herald of Free Enterprise” capsizes/sinks; 192 die
1988 – Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
1988 – Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
1988 – Betsy King wins LPGA Women’s Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1988 – 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers
1988 – 18th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,200,000
1989 – Yanks beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
1990 – SR-71 sets a transcontinental record, flying 2,404 miles in 1:08:17
1991 – Following Iraq’s capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, Pres Bush told Congress that “aggression is defeated. The war is over”
1992 – Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
1994 – Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
1994 – United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy
1995 – US 4.5› equals 156.30 Dutch guilder (record)
1995 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
1995 – American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
1995 – 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield
1996 – 10th American Comedy Award
1996 – 2nd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1996 – Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya
1998 – 1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace
1998 – Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Conn state lottery

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Historical Events

Welcome to Today In History for Wednesday, March 5, 2008.

1179 – 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1461 – Henry VI was deposed by Duke of York during War of the Roses
1496 – English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore
1528 – Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague
1558 – Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
1579 – Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht
1616 – Copernicus’ “de Revolutionibus” placed on Catholic Forbidden index
1623 – 1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
1651 – South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
1684 – Emperor Leopold I, Poland and Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz
1743 – 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
1746 – Jakobijnse troops leave Aberdeen
1750 – 1st American Shakespearean production-“altered” Richard III, NYC
1760 – Princess Carolina marries Gen Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg
1766 – Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French
1770 – Blanche Kelso Bruce sworn in as a US Senator (Mississippi)
1770 – Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom
1783 – King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno
1795 – Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France
1795 – Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
1807 – 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in B
1820 – Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays
1821 – Monroe is 1st pres inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
1836 – Mexico attacks Alamo
1836 – Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber “Texas” model
1845 – Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western US
1849 – Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th president
1856 – Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads
1856 – Covent Garden Opera House destroyed in a fire
1862 – Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida
1864 – 1st track meet between Oxford and Cambridge
1868 – US Senate organizes to decide charges against Pres Andrew Johnson
1868 – Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
1868 – Arrigo Boito’s opera “Mefistofele,” premieres in Milan
1872 – George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
1877 – Rutherford B Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president
1894 – Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
1896 – Italians governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa
1896 – Italian premier Crispi resigns
1897 – American Negro Academy forms
1899 – 1st performance of Edward MacDowell’s 2nd Concerto in D
1900 – American Hall of Fame found
1903 – Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn
1907 – 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
1908 – 1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica
1910 – Ramon Inclan’s “La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon,” premieres
1910 – Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
1912 – Spanish steamer “Principe de Asturias” sinks NE of Spain, 500 die
1917 – 1st jazz recording for Victor Records released
1919 – Louis Hirsch and Harold Atteridge’s musical premieres in NYC
1922 – “Nosferatu” premieres in Berlin
1923 – 1st old age pension plans in US established by Montana and Nevada
1923 – Montana and Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws
1924 – Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
1924 – Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
1924 – King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
1927 – 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
1928 – Karl Zuckmayer’s “Der Hauptmann von K”penick,” premieres in Berlin
1931 – Gandhi and British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
1933 – FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
1933 – Germany’s Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
1934 – Mother-in-law’s day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Tx)
1935 – 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
1936 – Spitfire makes it’s 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)
1942 – Bosnia Tito establishes 3rd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
1942 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’ 7th Symphony, premieres in Siberia
1942 – Japanese troop march into Batavia
1943 – RAF bombs Essen Germany
1943 – Anti fascist strikes in Italy
1944 – 1st performance of Walter Piston’s 2nd Symphony
1945 – Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands
1945 – Generals Eisenhower, Patton and Patch meet in Luneville
1945 – US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne
1945 – US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1946 – Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech (Fulton Missouri)
1948 – Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson
1948 – US rocket flies record 4800 KPH to 126k height
1949 – Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30
1952 – Terence Rattigan’s “Deep Blue Sea,” premieres in London
1954 – “Girl in Pink Tights” opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 perfs
1955 – Elvis Presley’s 1st TV appearance on “Louisiana Hayride” show
1955 – WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 – “King Kong,” 1st televised
1956 – Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1957 – Eamon de Valera’s Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland
1957 – Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
1958 – KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
1958 – Explorer 2 fails to reach Earth orbit
1959 – Iran and US sign economic and military treaty
1960 – Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champions in Vanc won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
1960 – Men’s Fig Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
1960 – Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner and Paul (CAN)
1960 – Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny and Jones (GRB)
1960 – Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army
1962 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 – Beatles record “From Me to You” and “Thank You Girl”
1964 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
1964 – Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
1965 – 1st performance of Walter Piston’s 8th Symphony
1965 – Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 – Player reps elect Marvin Miller, as exec dir of Players’ Assn
1966 – Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record
1966 – 75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die
1967 – WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 – US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun
1969 – Joe Orton’s “What the Butler Saw,” premieres in London
1969 – Gustav Heinemann elected president of West-Germany
1969 – Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
1970 – Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
1970 – Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
1970 – SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
1972 – Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
1973 – Yankee pitchers Peterson and Kekich announce they swapped wives
1974 – “Candide” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances
1974 – Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
1976 – British œ falls below $2 for 1st time
1978 – “Hello, Dolly!” opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 perfs
1978 – Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif
1979 – Voyager I’s closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)
1980 – Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49
1981 – US govt grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
1981 – Men’s Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1981 – Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva and I Lisovski (URS)
1981 – Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill and C Dean (GRB)
1981 – “Bring Back Birdie” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 4 perfs
1982 – Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data
1982 – Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
1983 – Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons)
1983 – NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
1984 – Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene
1984 – US accuse Iraq of using poison gas
1985 – NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons
1986 – “Today” tabloid launched (Britain’s 1st national color newspaper)
1989 – Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82)
1989 – Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266
1989 – 19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000
1991 – Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait
1991 – Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
1992 – Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
1993 – Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
1993 – Former Wash DC Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi
1993 – Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
1993 – Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
1994 – Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
1994 – PBA National Championship won by David Traber
1994 – Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit S Africa)
1994 – Dottie Mochrie wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Championship
1995 – 21st People’s Choice Awards: Tim Allen wins
1995 – Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election
1995 – Graves of czar Nicholas and family found in St Petersburg
1995 – Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)
1996 – Earl Weaver and Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame
1997 – Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells for Hall of Fame
1998 – Mariah Carey divorces Tommy Lee Jone

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Historical Events

Welcome to Today In History for Tuesday, March 4, 2008.

  Historical Events on this Day in History …

1152 – Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king
1461 – Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England
1540 – Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife
1570 – King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
1590 – Mauritius of Nassau’s ship reaches Breda
1611 – George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury
1621 – Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
1665 – English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
1675 – John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
1681 – King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Penn
1699 – Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany
1741 – English fleet under admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena
1774 – 1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
1789 – 1st Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
1791 – 1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office
1791 – Pres Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session
1791 – Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
1792 – Oranges introduced to Hawaii
1793 – French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth
1793 – Washington’s 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)
1797 – John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US
1798 – Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
1801 – 1st president inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)
1809 – Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
1825 – John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
1826 – 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass
1829 – Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th president
1829 – Unruly crowd mobs White House during Pres Jackson inaugural ball
1830 – V Bellini’s opera “I Capuleti e i Montecchi,” premieres in Venice
1835 – HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepci¢n
1837 – City of Chicago incorporates
1837 – Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president
1837 – Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
1841 – Dion Boucicault’s “London Assurance,” premieres in London
1841 – Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
1845 – James K Polk inaugrated at 11th president
1848 – Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
1849 – US had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn’t be sworn-in, Sen David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended Mar 3rd
1853 – Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
1853 – William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th US VP
1861 – Pres Lincoln opens Govt Printing Office
1861 – Lincoln’s inaugurated as 16th pres; 1st time US has 5 former pres
1861 – Confederate States adopt “Stars and Bars” flag
1863 – Battle of Thompson’s Station, TN
1863 – Territory of Idaho established
1865 – President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as president
1865 – Confederate congress approves final design of “official flag”
1869 – Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th president
1876 – US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
1877 – Tsjaikovski’s incomplete ballet “Zwanenmeer,” premieres in Moscow
1880 – NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
1881 – South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
1881 – James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
1881 – Holmes and Watson begin “A Study in Scarlet,” 1st case together
1881 – California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
1883 – John Gordon Cashmans begins “Vicksburg Evening Post” in Mississippi
1885 – Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st Democratic pres since Civil War
1885 – Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera “Mikado,” premieres in London
1889 – Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president
1893 – Francis Dhanis’ army attacksthe Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
1893 – Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US president (2nd term)
1894 – Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
1895 – Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, premieres in Berlin
1897 – William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US
1901 – 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
1901 – President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president
1901 – Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
1902 – American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
1905 – Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Elga,” premieres in Berlin
1908 – Collingwood Ohio primary school catches fire; 180 die
1909 – President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10″ snowstorm
1909 – US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds
1911 – Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
1913 – Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president
1913 – NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
1913 – Gabriel Faur‚’s opera “P‚n‚lope,” premieres in Monte Carlo
1913 – Dept of Commerce and Labor split into separate departments
1913 – 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
1917 – Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) becomes 1st female member of Congress
1918 – Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)
1920 – Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
1921 – Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
1923 – Lenin’s last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
1924 – “Happy Birthday To You” published by Claydon Sunny
1925 – Pres Coolidge’s inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
1925 – Swain’s Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
1926 – De Geer govt in Netherlands takes office
1928 – “Bunion Run” race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
1929 – Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP
1929 – Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st president
1930 – Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
1930 – Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
1931 – Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test
1931 – West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
1933 – FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression and says “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”
1933 – Noordwijk soccer team forms
1933 – Henderson, DeSylva and Brown’s “Strike Me Pink,” premieres in NYC
1933 – Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
1933 – Chancellor Dollfuss disdolves Austrian parliament
1934 – Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated
1936 – 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
1941 – Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler
1941 – NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots
1941 – 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague
1943 – Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
1944 – 1st US bombing of Berlin
1944 – Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
1945 – Finland declares war on nazi-Germany
1947 – WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 – Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
1949 – Piet Van de Pol (Neth) becomes world champion billiard player
1949 – Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
1954 – JE Wilkins, appointed 1st Black US sub-cabinet member
1955 – 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
1959 – US Pioneer IV misses Moon and becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet
1960 – French freighter “La Coubre” explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
1960 – Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz
1961 – Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as sec-gen of NATO
1962 – AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
1964 – Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
1965 – David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
1966 – Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
1966 – John Lennon, says “We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus”
1966 – North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP
1967 – Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
1967 – Men’s Fig Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
1967 – Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova and Protopopov (USSR)
1967 – Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
1968 – Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People’s Campaign
1968 – Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
1970 – NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
1970 – Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
1970 – French submarine “Eurydice” explodes
1971 – “City Command” kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
1972 – Libya and USSR signs cooperation treaty
1972 – Last train run between Penrith to Keswick UK
1972 – Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
1973 – 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
1974 – David Hares’ “Knuckle,” premieres in London
1974 – Harold Wilson replaces resigning Ed Heath as British premier
1976 – John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
1976 – SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth
1977 – Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
1977 – Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
1977 – 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM
1978 – Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
1979 – US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter’s rings
1979 – Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1979 – 200th episode of “All in the Family”
1979 – “Grand Tour” closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances
1980 – 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
1980 – Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
1982 – 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy and D Potvin
1982 – NASA launches Intelsat V
1984 – Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1984 – Pee Wee Reese and Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame
1985 – War veterans returned to the “Bridge over the River Kwai”
1985 – Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
1985 – STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
1986 – Border completes twin Test tons (140 and 114*) v NZ
1989 – Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline
1989 – Eastern Airlines machinists strike
1989 – Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
1990 – US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
1990 – Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women’s Kemper Golf Open
1990 – 20th Easter Seal Telethon
1991 – Bank of Credit and Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
1991 – Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British and 1 Italian POW
1993 – Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion
1993 – “Goodbye Girl” opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
1994 – 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
1994 – Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
1995 – Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
1995 – Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
1995 – George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker
1995 – Blind teenage boy receives a ‘Bionic Eye’ at a Washington Hospital
1995 – 1st NYC Mayor Trophy’s High school track meet in 19 years
1997 – Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)
1997 – President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
1997 – Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)

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