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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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