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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 on this Day in History …

Welcome to Today In History for Sunday, March 2, 2008.

0871 – Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1121 – Dirk VI becomes count of Holland
1458 – Hussite George van Podiebrad chosen king of Bohemia
1498 – Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits Mozambique Island
1629 – English king Charles I leaces house of commons
1675 – Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel
1725 – Georg F H„ndels opera “Giulio Cesare in Egitto,” premieres in London
1776 – Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
1789 – Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
1799 – Congress standardizes US weights and measures
1807 – Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1817 – 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn
1819 – Territory of Arkansas organized
1819 – US passed its 1st immigration law
1824 – Interstate commerce comes under federal control
1825 – 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
1829 – New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston
1831 – John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission
1836 – Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
1853 – Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Ter
1855 – Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia
1858 – Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie
1861 – US creates Dakota and Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska and Utah ter
1861 – Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant, Washington
1863 – Congress authorizes track width of 4’8«” for Union Pacific RR
1865 – British newspaper “Morning Chronicle” begins publishing
1865 – Freedman’s Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865
1865 – Gen Early’s army is defeated at Waynesborough
1866 – 1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn
1867 – Jesse James-gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
1867 – Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act
1867 – Congress created the Department of Education
1867 – Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
1867 – 1st Reconstruction act passed by Congress
1867 – US Congress creates the Department of Education
1868 – University of Illinois opens
1874 – Baseball batter’s box is officially adopted
1877 – Rutherford B Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory
1887 – American Trotting Association organized in Detroit
1889 – Kansas passes 1st US antitrust
1890 – Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 5 km (9:19)
1893 – 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
1896 – Battle of Aduwa, Abyssinia (Ethiopia) defeats invading Italians
1896 – George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
1898 – Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England
1899 – Pres McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier Natl Park (5th in US)
1901 – Hawaii’s 1st telegraph company opens
1902 – Jimmy Collins, leaves Boston Beaneaters (NL) club to manage AL’s new Boston Somersets
1903 – Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in NYC
1904 – “Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs” adopted
1904 – Gabriele d’Annunzio’s “La figlia di Iorio,” premieres in Milan
1907 – General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
1907 – Georges Feydeaus’ “La Puce … l’Oreille,” premieres in Paris
1909 – Gr Brit, France, Germ and It asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
1910 – 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die
1915 – British vice adm Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts
1915 – Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
1917 – Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
1918 – NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers and immediately trades him to Phila A’s
1919 – 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
1920 – Karel Cap‚k’s “Loupeznik,” premieres in Prague
1922 – WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1922 – WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
1923 – Time magazine debuts
1925 – SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
1925 – Nationwide road numbering system and US shield marker adopted
1925 – Japan’s House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
1925 – Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
1927 – Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
1929 – Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
1929 – Congress creates Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1930 – 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
1933 – “King Kong,” premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy NYC
1933 – Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
1934 – Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha
1936 – Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
1937 – Mexico nationalizes oil
1938 – Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
1938 – Landslides and floods cause over 200 deaths (LA Calif)
1939 – Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII
1939 – Mass Legislature votea to ratify the Bill of Rights – 147 years late
1940 – 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, MSG, NYC
1940 – Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland
1942 – Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
1942 – 14th Academy Awards – “How Green was My Valley,” Cooper and Fontaine win
1943 – 1st transport from Westerbork Neth to Sobibor concentration camp
1943 – Sea battle in Bismarck Sea finishes, US and Australia win
1944 – 16th Academy Awards – “Casablanca,” Jennifer Jones and Paul Lukas win
1944 – Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocates 521 in Italy
1945 – King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist govt
1945 – 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1946 – Dutch troops land on East Bali
1946 – Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
1946 – Kingman Douglass, becomes deputy director of CIA
1949 – Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs
1949 – 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
1951 – 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
1952 – Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1955 – King Norodom Sihanukh of Cambodia succeeded by his father
1955 – William Inge’s “Bus Stop,” premieres in NYC
1956 – Morocco tears up the Treaty of F‚z, declares independence from France
1958 – Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic
1958 – Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1958 – 1st surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days
1961 – “13 Daughters” opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 28 performances
1962 – JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
1962 – Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
1964 – Beatles begin filming “Hard Days Night,” Harrison meets Patti Boyd
1965 – Montcalm Community College in Sidney Mich, founded
1965 – “Sound Of Music” opens
1966 – 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
1967 – 9th Grammy Awards: Strangers in Night, Michele wins
1967 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 – Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (US)
1968 – USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit
1968 – USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world
1968 – Men’s Figure Skating Champions in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
1968 – Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova and Protopopov (USSR)
1968 – Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
1969 – Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season
1969 – Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 14th Symphony
1969 – Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
1969 – 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
1970 – American Airlines’ 1st flight of a Boeing 747
1970 – Rhodesia becomes independent republic
1970 – Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
1972 – Pioneer 10 launched for Jupiter flyby
1972 – Jean-B‚del Bokassa appoints himself pres for life of Cent African Rep
1973 – “Black September” terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
1974 – Greg Chappell makes 247* v NZ, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
1974 – Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
1974 – 1st class postage raised to 10› from 8›
1974 – 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins
1976 – “Bubbling Brown Sugar” opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 766 performances
1976 – Bob Lurie becomes CEO of SF Giants
1976 – Holgate, Kemp and Lopez’ musical premieres in NYC
1976 – Walt Disney World logged its 50 millionth guest
1977 – Libya amends constitution
1977 – Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson
1977 – Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive Life Achievement Award
1977 – 1st time Jay Leno appears on Tonight Show
1978 – 1st broadcast of “Dallas” on CBS TV
1978 – Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
1980 – Mike Bratz (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
1980 – Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
1980 – 3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts
1981 – Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
1981 – Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Wash DC
1982 – 60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier
1982 – Terror group “The Illuminated Path” frees 260 prisoners in Peru
1983 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 – Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers
1983 – Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced
1984 – Iran offensive against Iraq fails
1984 – John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1985 – US approves screening test for AIDS
1986 – Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US
1986 – Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1986 – 1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita
1988 – 30th Grammy Awards: Graceland, Joshua Tree, Jody Watley
1988 – Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP
1989 – NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez
1989 – NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game
1989 – Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial
1989 – Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
1989 – 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
1990 – Greyhound Bus goes on strike
1990 – Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
1991 – UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
1991 – NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
1991 – Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history
1991 – Deb Richard wins LPGA Women’s Kemper Golf Open
1991 – “La Bete” closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances
1991 – “Aspects of Love” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 perfs
1992 – Anita Hall swims female world record 200m freestyle (2:25.35)
1993 – Salman Rushdie divorces Marianne Wiggins
1993 – Claudette Colbert, suffers a stroke at 89
1994 – Miami begins a latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan
1994 – William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), casts his 18,401 and last consecutive vote
1994 – Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcasted, it is, but he doesn’t
1995 – Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
1995 – Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
1995 – British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
1995 – “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” opens at Virginia Theater NYC
1996 – Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator
1996 – Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose
1997 – Gail Graham wins LPGA Alpine Australian Ladies Masters
1997 – Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open
1997 – Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple
1997 – Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
2000 – Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges

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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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Historical Events on this Day in History …

0837 – 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
1526 – Saxony and Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)
1531 – Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union
1557 – 1st Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia and US sign trade agreement
1563 – William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral
1594 – Henri IV crowned king of France
1665 – Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English
1667 – Abraham Crijnssen conquerors Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname
1670 – Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
1678 – Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower
1696 – English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Assn
1700 – Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
1713 – French troops bomb Willemstad Cura‡ao
1801 – Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
1803 – Great fire in Bombay, India
1813 – 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
1813 – Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
1814 – Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres
1816 – Dutch regain Suriname
1827 – 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
1844 – Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
1854 – Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine
1861 – Warsaw Massacre: Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russia
1861 – US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing
1861 – Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland
1864 – 6th and last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
1864 – Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp “Camp Sumpter”
1865 – Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1869 – John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress
1871 – Meeting of Alabama claims commission
1872 – Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U
1873 – Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor
1874 – Baseball 1st played in England, at Lord’s Cricket Grounds
1877 – US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election
1879 – Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener)
1881 – Battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley
1883 – Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine
1890 – D Needham and P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw
1900 – Battle at Pietershoogte
1900 – Boer General Cronj‚ surrenders to English in Pardenberg, South-Africa
1900 – British Labour Party forms
1901 – NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
1906 – France and Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
1908 – Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma
1908 – Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)
1912 – Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
1919 – 1st public performance of Holst’s “Planets”
1919 – American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
1921 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1921 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1922 – Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference
1922 – G B Shaw’s “Back to Methusaleh I/II,” premieres in NYC
1922 – Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman’s right to vote
1924 – Belgium’s Theunis govt falls
1925 – Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 and 6-37 v England
1925 – Hitler’s resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
1927 – For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1929 – Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
1930 – Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
1932 – Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)
1933 – Nazis set fire to German parliament, blame it on Communists
1933 – Jean Genet’s “Intermezzo,” premieres in Paris
1933 – German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire
1936 – Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)
1937 – Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes
1938 – Britain and France recognize Franco govt in Spain
1939 – Belgian govt of Pierlot falls
1939 – English Spook house Borley Rectory destroyed in a fire
1939 – France recognizes Franco’s regime in Spain
1939 – Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes
1942 – J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun
1942 – Battle of Java Sea began 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese
1942 – 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945 – Battle of US 94 Infantry
1946 – 4th “Road” film, “Road to Utopia” premieres (NYC)
1947 – Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
1949 – Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president
1950 – General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
1951 – 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
1955 – Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956 – Elvis Presley’s releases “Heartbreak Hotel”
1956 – Female suffrage in Egypt
1957 – Mao’s speech “On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People”
1957 – Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an “X”: “Xavier Cugat Show” on NBC (until X-Files)
1958 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 – Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers
1959 – Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1960 – Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
1960 – US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
1962 – South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem’s palace bombed, 1st US killed
1963 – Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
1964 – “What Makes Sammy Run?” opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 perfs
1965 – “High Spirits” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
1965 – Dutch Marijnen govt resigns
1965 – France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1966 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
1966 – Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
1966 – Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova and Protopopov of URS
1966 – Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
1967 – Antigua and St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
1967 – Dominica gains independence from England
1967 – Pink Floyd release their 1st single “Arnold Layne”
1967 – Rio de la Plata Treaty
1969 – President Nixon visits West-Berlin
1969 – Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via milt coup
1970 – NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
1972 – Pres Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
1973 – White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3-year $750,000 contract
1973 – Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
1973 – Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
1973 – Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox
1973 – American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
1974 – “People” magazine begins sales
1974 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 – CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
1975 – House of Reps pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
1976 – Final meeting between Mao tse Tung and Richard Nixon
1977 – Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1977 – Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
1978 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 – 22nd Grammy Awards: What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet
1980 – Israel and Egypt exchange ambassadors
1980 – Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
1980 – Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
1981 – Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
1981 – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record “Ebony and Ivory”
1982 – Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
1982 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1982 – Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million
1982 – Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
1983 – Eamonn Coghlan set indoor mile record of 3:49.78
1983 – Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament
1984 – Worker’s union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa
1984 – WRC-AM in Washington DC changes call letters to WWRC
1984 – Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)
1985 – Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
1985 – Mauritania’s new constitutional charter published
1985 – US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)
1987 – NCAA cancels SMU’s entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption
1987 – Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
1987 – Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff
1987 – “Washington Week In Review,” 20th anniversary on PBS
1988 – Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
1988 – Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36:08:34
1988 – Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
1988 – Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1989 – German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland
1990 – Exxon Corp and Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
1990 – No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years
1991 – US led allied 6 week war with Iraq ends
1991 – Singer James Brown is released from prison
1991 – Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16
1991 – Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated and Kuwait is liberated
1991 – Ben Elton’s “Silly Cow,” premieres in London
1992 – Larry Smith, named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
1992 – Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
1993 – PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
1994 – Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
1994 – 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway
1995 – Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
1996 – Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
1997 – Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop
1997 – “Last Night of Ballyhoo” opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
1998 – 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1998 – Apple discontinues developing Newton computer
1998 – FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
1998 – NE Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges
1998 – Britain’s House of Lords agree’s to end 1,000 years of male preference by giving a monarch’s first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
2003 – Fred Rogers, host of TV’s “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” dies at age 74
2003 – Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison

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