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On this day in History

Discussion in 'World History' started by joespaniel, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

    Sep 18, 2001
    The Old Pueblo
    On this day (Febuary 9th)...

    1267 Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps
    1499 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan
    1537 Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England
    1540 The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)
    1554 Battle at London Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated
    1574 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
    1621 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV
    1667 Treaty of Andrussovo Russia/Poland signs peace treaty
    1674 English re-conquer New York from Netherlands
    1682 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London
    1742 British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford
    1744 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Admiral Matthews)
    1775 English Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion
    1788 Austria declares war on Russia
    1799 USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgente off Nevis, West Indies
    1801 France & Austrian sign Peace of Lunéville
    1807 French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon
    1822 American Indian Society organizes
    1825 House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US President
    1849 Roman Republic declared
    1861 Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & Vice President of CSA
    1861 Tennessee votes against secession
    1861 Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states
    1863 Fire extinguisher patented by Alanson Crane
    1867 Nebraska becomes 37th US state
    1870 Grant signs the bill establishing Federal Meteorological Service
    1871 Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress
    1877 US weather service established
    1885 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii
    1886 President Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
    1891 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento
    1893 Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud
    1893 Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan
    1895 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minnesota Agricultural beats Hamline, 9-3)
    1895 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts

    20th Century

    1900 Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
    1904 Japan declares war on Russia
    1906 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
    1909 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
    1909 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent OH
    1912 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
    1913 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die
    1916 Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
    1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
    1918 Army chaplain school organized at Fort Monroe VA
    1918 Sacha Guitry's "Deburan" premieres in Paris
    1920 International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard
    1920 Joint Rules Commission bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
    1922 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
    1922 Italian government of Bonomi falls
    1923 Soviet Aeroflot airlines established
    1924 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
    1925 Haifa Technion (Israel), opens
    1925 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
    1926 Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta GA schools
    1929 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov Pact
    1932 America enter Olympics 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
    1932 US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing NY)
    1933 -63ºF (-53ºC), Moran WY (state record)
    1934 -14.3ºF (-25.8ºC), coldest day in New York City NY
    1934 -51ºF (-46ºC), Vanderbilt MI (state record)
    1934 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)
    1935 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
    1935 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
    1939 Belgian Spaak government falls
    1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1941 British troops conquer El Agheila
    1941 Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
    1942 Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
    1942 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
    1942 Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes
    1943 Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, epic battle ends
    1943 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
    1943 German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
    1943 Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
    1943 NL seeks buyer for Phillies, as owner Gerry Nugent, falls in arrears
    1944 U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland
    1945 Germany destroys Ruhrdammen
    1945 WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire
    1946 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms
    1947 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia PA
    1948 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
    1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists
    1951 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
    1953 "The Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication
    1953 General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA
    1953 WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
    1954 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
    1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law
    1955 US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO
    1956 -5ºF (15ºC) in Sicily
    1956 KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
    1956 R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria
    1959 Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2
    1960 AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
    1961 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
    1962 Jamaica signs agreement to become independent
    1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1963 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
    1963 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
    1964 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
    1964 GI Joe character created
    1964 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
    1964 9th Winter Olympics games close at Innsbruck, Austria
    1964 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India vs England on debut at Delhi
    1966 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
    1968 Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix
    1969 World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight
    1969 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
    1971 Apollo 14 returns to Earth
    1971 Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 65 & causes over $½ billion damage
    1971 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF
    1971 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
    1972 British government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike
    1974 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
    1974 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
    1974 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
    1974 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
    1975 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
    1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
    1976 Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame
    1978 Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed
    1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
    1979 Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"
    1979 21st Grammy Awards Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
    1979 Nigeria amends constitution
    1980 Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8, 3-point goals in a game
    1982 34th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington
    1983 Belgium buys 44 F-16s
    1984 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances
    1985 Madonna's "Like a Virgin" album goes #1 for 3 weeks
    1986 Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
    1986 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
    1986 36th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
    1986 Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed President of South Yemen
    1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
    1986 West German team swims world record 4x200 meter freestyle (7:05.17)
    1987 Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide
    1987 New York Stock Exchange installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club
    1988 39th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis
    1988 New Hampshire begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
    1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
    1989 Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election
    1990 "The Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
    1990 Galileo flies by Venus
    1990 Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13)
    1990 Namibia's constitution ratified
    1991 US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case
    1991 Voters in Lithuania vote for independence
    1991 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
    1991 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73)
    1991 Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
    1991 Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration
    1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
    1992 42nd NBA All-Star Game West beats East 153-113 at Orlando
    1992 Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 second by Thomas School of Germany
    1992 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07 meters)
    1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400 meter medley (4:07.10)
    1992 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary
    1993 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
    1994 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat
    1995 "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances
    1995 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50 meter (5.96 seconds)
    1996 WYNY-FM in New York NY changes calls to WKTU-FM
    1997 11th American Comedy Award Debbie Reynolds
    1997 47th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland
    1997 Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history
    1997 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am
    1997 LG Senior Golf Championship
    1997 Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
    1997 Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am
    1997 Scotty Bowman, is 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 games
    1998 6th annual ESPY Awards
    1998 Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze
    2002 XIX Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City UT/Québec City
  2. Skullbones

    Skullbones Captain

    Dec 14, 2002
    on a 40 gun frigate
    :( How many times have Jews been required to wear distinguishing clothing?

    Are you sure, or is there a 30% chance of it happening in 1871? ;)

    I've never heard of this, why were the Chinese being attacked?

  3. Richard III

    Richard III Duke of Gloucester

    Nov 6, 2001
    Common event in Western north america; large numbers of asian immigrants were imported to work on difficult stretches of railway construction, only to be attacked by white populations once that work was done because the hardworking immigrants were seen as a threat to white workers' jobs.

    Next to its remarkable inability to respect the property and civil rights of natives, my home province of British Columbia's darkest hours were in similar efforts to attack, curtail or otherwise humiliate asian immigrants from China, Japan and India. The U.S. has a similar record, owing to similar lobbying from Californians, Oregonians and Washingtonians galore.

  4. D' Artagnan

    D' Artagnan Mousquetaire du Roi

    Feb 8, 2003
    Not here anymore...
    Cool list. Where did you get that from btw ?
  5. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

    Sep 18, 2001
    The Old Pueblo
    I will post one every day until I get bored. :D

    It came from this site: http://www.scopesys.com/anyday/

  6. Mongoloid Cow

    Mongoloid Cow Great Khan

    Dec 18, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    "1891 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento"

    Whoopdedoo. I guess the entire city was farting for a month after that. That has to be the most important historical event if I ever heard one
  7. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

    Sep 18, 2001
    The Old Pueblo
    Truly asstounding. :D
  8. Vrylakas

    Vrylakas The Verbose Lord

    Apr 12, 2001
    1667 Treaty of Andrussovo Russia/Poland signs peace treaty

    In 1648 an eastern Polish nobleman (Wisnowiecki) sparked a Cossack rebellion that turned over a years' time into a Ukrainian peasant rebellion, and involved Tartars. Just about the time Poland was able to suppress most of that (1+ year), the Russians, Turks and Swedes invaded. The Swedes in particular did great damage, overruning most of the country before being expelled. The Treaty of Andrusowo ended the Russian part of the war, and Poland lost the eastern half of Ukraine. Poland was ultimately able to drive out the invaders, though it lost some real estate to each. The real damage was that the country lay in ruins and was never able to fully recover from this disaster.

    Let us never speak of this treaty again...
  9. Cecasander

    Cecasander King

    Apr 19, 2002
    Caught in a jar
    So the 9th feb is SF's local holiday?
  10. Unregister

    Unregister |||||||||||||||||||||||||

    Dec 18, 2002
    Gales Ferry
    Please enlighten me on the importance of this.
  11. Cecasander

    Cecasander King

    Apr 19, 2002
    Caught in a jar
    Anything with Dutch people is of major importance :D
  12. napoleon526

    napoleon526 Emperor

    Mar 12, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I took the liberty of researching February 10:

    1763 France ceded Canada to England under the Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War.

    1840 Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha.

    1846 Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons, began an exodus to the west from Illinois.

    1933 The first singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegram Co. in New York.

    1949 Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater.

    1967 The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect.

    1968 Peggy Fleming of the United States won the gold medal in women's figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.

    1981 Fire broke out at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino, killing eight people and injuring 198.

    1989 Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first black to head a major U.S. political party.

    1992 Boxer Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant.

    1992 ''Roots'' author Alex Haley died in Seattle at age 70.

    1997 Dr. David Satcher was confirmed by the Senate to be surgeon general.

    2002 Former U.N. ambassador Vernon A. Walters died in West Palm Beach, Fla., at age 85.
  13. superunknown

    superunknown Fake Plastic Head

    Nov 7, 2002
    in the dark
    1932 US airship Columbia crashes during storm

  14. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

    Sep 18, 2001
    The Old Pueblo
    Bad napoleon, bad!

    On this day...

    0060 St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
    1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
    1535 12 nude Anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
    1549 Tomé de Sousa appointed Governor-General of Brazil
    1635 Académie Française is founded in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
    1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster MA
    1713 Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier
    1716 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
    1720 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
    1746 English Pelham government resigns
    1749 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
    1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrenders Canada to England
    1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
    1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
    1807 US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
    1824 Simon Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Perú
    1840 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
    1846 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
    1846 Beginning of Mormon march to west US
    1855 US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
    1859 General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
    1860 John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
    1862 Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
    1863 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
    1863 PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York NY)
    1866 Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
    1868 Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
    1870 City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
    1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) is founded (New York NY)
    1878 Peace of Zanjón
    1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres
    1879 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)
    1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
    1880 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
    1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
    1882 Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
    1883 Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee WI, kills 71
    1890 Around 11 million acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
    1897 New York Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
    1899 -39ºF (-39ºC), Milligan OH (state lowest temperature record)
    1899 US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley; US gets Puerto Rico & Guam

    20th Century

    1900 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500 meter (45.2 seconds)
    1904 Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
    1906 Britain's 1st modern & largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
    1906 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
    1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
    1912 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand vs Australia at MCG
    1913 Edward Sheldons "Romance" premieres in New York NY
    1916 Conscription begins in Britain
    1917 Johanna Westerdijk installed as Netherlands 1st female professor
    1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with the ball
    1923 Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
    1923 Owen Davis' "Icebound" premieres in New York NY
    1923 SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
    1924 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
    1925 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City IN
    1925 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
    1926 Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
    1927 President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
    1930 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
    1931 New Delhi becomes capital of India
    1931 Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in New York NY
    1933 -54ºF (-48ºC), Seneca OR (state record)
    1933 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Company NYC)
    1933 Dutch sea-plane bombs Dutch ship
    1933 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
    1933 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
    1934 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp
    1934 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
    1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in New York NY
    1934 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
    1934 Thomson/Gertrude Stein's opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" premieres in New York NY
    1935 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new streamlined electric locomotive
    1937 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400 meter (5:14.2)
    1938 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
    1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
    1940 Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
    1940 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
    1940 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
    1941 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington DC-Harrisonburg, VA
    1941 Anti-Nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
    1943 "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
    1943 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
    1943 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
    1944 Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
    1944 U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
    1945 "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1
    1946 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
    1947 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
    1947 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
    1947 Netherlands Radio Union forms
    1947 WWII peace treaties signed
    1948 Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
    1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
    1951 "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
    1951 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
    1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Jean Westwood & Lawrence Demmy of Great Britain
    1953 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of Great Britain
    1953 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
    1953 Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA
    1954 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
    1954 Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy Great Britain
    1954 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
    1954 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch Germany
    1954 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
    1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
    1956 Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
    1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
    1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
    1959 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
    1959 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
    1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
    1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres
    1961 AFL's Los Angeles Chargers move to San Diego
    1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
    1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
    1962 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3 minutes 58.9 seconds) in Los Angeles CA
    1962 USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
    1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
    1963 US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
    1963 US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
    1964 Australian destroyer "Voyager" sinks in collision, killing 82
    1964 Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne
    1964 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
    1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
    1967 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect
    1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
    1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
    1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
    1970 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
    1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
    1971 American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in New York
    1971 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves" premieres in New York NY
    1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
    1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
    1972 Ras al Khaima joins the United Arab Emirates
    1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
    1973 83 meter wide gas tank on Staten Island NY explodes, crushing 40
    1973 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 vs New Zealand Dunedin
    1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
    1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
    1974 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
    1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
    1974 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
    1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1977 Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born
    1977 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
    1977 Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
    1977 Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)
    1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
    1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
    1979 Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
    1980 Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly" premieres in New York NY
    1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
    1981 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
    1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at Los Angeles CA
    1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
    1982 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont Québec
    1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament
    1985 -61ºF (-52ºC), Maybell CO (state record)
    1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
    1985 35th NBA All-Star Game West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
    1985 Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
    1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
    1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1986 John Lennon's "Live in NYC" album is released
    1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
    1988 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
    1988 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
    1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
    1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis MO
    1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a New Jersey court
    1989 Celtic Kansas City Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
    1989 Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
    1989 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pakistan vs New Zealand age 16 years 189 days
    1989 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
    1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1990 Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to become heavyweight boxing champion
    1990 Perrier Water pulls product from shelf due to benzene in water
    1990 South Africa President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
    1990 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
    1990 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
    1991 NBA All Star Game at Charlotte NC
    1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
    1991 41st NBA All-Star Game East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
    1991 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
    1991 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
    1991 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
    1992 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
    1992 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for the USA
    1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
    1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
    1993 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200 meter backstroke (1:55.59)
    1993 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
    1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
    1995 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12 meters)
    1995 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
    1996 IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov
    1997 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
    1997 5th annual ESPY Awards presented
    1997 Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
    1997 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
    1997 O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25 million in punitive damages
    1997 Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
    1998 AOL raises monthly flat rate Internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
    1998 Olympics figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
  15. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

    May 26, 2002
    Île de Montréal
    :( :cry: :mad: What can I say? This is a sad date for me and my people.

    That's better! :D
  16. Mongoloid Cow

    Mongoloid Cow Great Khan

    Dec 18, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    "1840 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg"

    So Viccy was an incest whore all along. Sadly, this doesn't surprise me.
  17. BloodyPepperoni

    BloodyPepperoni King

    Dec 13, 2002
    Québec, French North America
    :confused: I live in Québec and we never had Olympics Games in 2002...we were candidates, tough, but SLC got them instead

    That's also the day where the resistance started!:D
  18. joespaniel

    joespaniel Unescorted Settler

    Sep 18, 2001
    The Old Pueblo
    On this day...

    0660 -BC- Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno
    0385 Oldest Pope elected; Siricius-bishop of Tarragona
    0731 St Gregory II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
    0824 St Paschal I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
    1531 Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of the Church in England
    1543 Battle at Wayna Daga Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Moslem army
    1543 Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
    1573 1st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)
    1575 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
    1638 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
    1720 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
    1752 Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened
    1766 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
    1768 Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
    1790 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
    1793 Prussian troops occupy Venlo Netherlands
    1794 1st session of US Senate open to the public
    1808 Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre PA
    1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat
    1810 Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria
    1811 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
    1812 Massachusetts Governor Gerry signs a redistricting bill-the 1st "gerrymander
    1814 Norway's independence proclaimed
    1826 London University founded
    1837 American Physiological Society organizes in Boston
    1840 Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment" premieres in Paris
    1843 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "I Lombardi" premieres in Milan
    1851 1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania vs Victoria, Launceston
    1852 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
    1854 Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time
    1858 1st apparition of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France
    1861 US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
    1861 President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Washington DC
    1873 Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I
    1878 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
    1878 1st weekly Weather report published in UK
    1889 Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890
    1895 -17ºF (-27.2ºC) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
    1895 Georgetown became part of Washington DC
    1896 Oscar Wildes "Salomé" premieres in Paris
    1897 White Rose Mission opens on East 97th Street, NYC
    1898 Owen Smith of North Carolina, AME Zion minister, named minister to Liberia
    1899 -15ºF (-26ºC), Washington DC (district record)
    1899 -61ºF (-52ºC), Montana (record low temperature)

    20th Century

    1902 Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
    1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symfonie premieres in Vienna
    1905 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands
    1905 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
    1907 De Master's Dutch government resigns
    1907 Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
    1908 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
    1908 Heemskerk's government begins in Holland
    1916 Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
    1916 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
    1919 Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected President of Germany
    1921 Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St NYC
    1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
    1922 US intervention army leaves Honduras
    1926 Tokelau (Union) islands in south Pacific transfers to New Zealand
    1927 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
    1927 US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
    1928 2nd Winter Olympics games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
    1929 Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
    1929 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in New York NY
    1932 73ºF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
    1935 -11ºF (-24ºC), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)
    1935 1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath the fuselage, New York
    1936 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
    1937 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint MI ends
    1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champion
    1941 1st Gold record presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)
    1941 Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli
    1941 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
    1942 "Archie" comic book debuts
    1943 General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe
    1943 Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
    1944 German troops re-conquer Aprilia Italy
    1944 U-424 sunk off Ireland
    1945 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey CA
    1945 Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin
    1948 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut England vs West Indies, out for 140
    1948 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
    1948 Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, vs England Port-of-Spain
    1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
    1950 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1
    1951 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
    1953 J Styne/B Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg" premieres in New York NY
    1953 President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
    1953 Russia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
    1954 6th Emmy Awards I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
    1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
    1957 NHL Players Association forms (New York NY), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
    1958 Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Minister of Foreign affairs
    1958 Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant
    1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
    1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v West Indies at Delhi)
    1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
    1961 Robert C Weaver sworn in as Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency with then highest federal post by a black
    1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
    1963 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album, including "Please, Please Me"
    1963 CIA Domestic Operations Division created
    1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
    1964 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
    1964 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
    1965 Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
    1965 Braves propose to pay 5¢ from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
    1966 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
    1968 Jeffrey Kramer survives 76 meter jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River NY
    1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
    1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight
    1968 Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (New York NY)
    1969 Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
    1969 Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champion
    1970 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington NH (state 24-hour record)
    1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
    1970 John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland
    1971 Montréal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
    1971 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
    1973 1st sub 17-minute 1,500 meter female freestyle swim (Shane Gould 16 minutes 56.9 seconds)
    1973 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
    1973 1st one-day international for Pakistan & New Zealand
    1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
    1974 Titan-Centaur test launch fails
    1974 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
    1974 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
    1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership
    1976 Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black Secretary of Army
    1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
    1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY
    1978 25th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin
    1978 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens
    1978 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
    1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
    1979 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
    1979 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
    1979 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" premieres at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances
    1981 Australia all out 83 vs India at MCG chasing 143 to win
    1981 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
    1982 Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
    1983 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm))
    1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
    1984 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
    1984 Wayne Gretsky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
    1985 Jordan king Hussein & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
    1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
    1985 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, New Zealand still wins
    1986 Rights activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
    1986 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
    1986 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
    1987 British Airways begins trading stocks
    1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
    1987 Philippines constitution goes into effect
    1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1988 Anthony M Kennedy appointed to the Supreme Court
    1989 Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)
    1989 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
    1990 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown
    1990 Nelson Mandela (political prisoner-27 years) freed in South Africa
    1990 40th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 130-113 in Miami
    1990 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
    1991 UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Organization forms in Hague Netherlands
    1992 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo Netherlands (No deaths)
    1992 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400 meter (44.97 seconds)
    1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
    1993 Irina Privalova runs world record 60 meter indoor (6.92 seconds)
    1993 Janet Reno selected by Clinton as US Attorney General
    1994 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
    1994 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands
    1995 Danyon Loader swims world record 400 meter freestyle (3 minutes 40.46 seconds)
    1995 Mark Foster swims world record 50 meter butterfly (23.55 seconds)
    1995 Sandra Völker swims European record 50 meter backstroke (27.67 seconds)
    1995 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
    1995 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
    1995 West Indies score 5-660 against New Zealand
    1996 46th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
    1997 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of New York Jets
    1997 STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches
    1998 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview
    1998 Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997" auctioned for $442,500
  19. Kennelly

    Kennelly Starfleet Admiral

    Jan 15, 2002
    Bleckede,Northern Germany
    A Great German Patriot,though from the Socialdemocrats,he made the "Deutschlandlied" our official anthem

    She's so much better than Franziska van Almsick

    In General there's way too less Soccer and way too much Cricket or Rugby. :D
  20. napoleon526

    napoleon526 Emperor

    Mar 12, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Aw, man! That had to suck! You should get extra points if you break the pin without knocking it over!

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