866 -Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra) 1002 -English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers 1160 -Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne. 1511 -England signs on to the Saint League 1553 -English Lady Jane Grey/bishop Cranmer accused of high treason 1565 -King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels 1565 -Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei 1642 -Battle at Turnham Green, London: King Charles I vs English parliament 1673 -Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn 1715 -Battle at Sheriffmuir: English army beats Scottish earl of Mar 1715 -Pro-James Edward Stuart-rebellion surrenders 1775 -American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal 1781 -English troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon 1789 -Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes" 1830 -Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides" 1839 -1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY 1841 -James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis. 1843 -Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts 1849 -Peter Burnett elected 1st governor of California 1851 -1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands & Orange" 1851 -Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked 1851 -The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington. 1854 -"New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300 1862 -Battle of Holly Spring, MS 1864 -The new Constitution of Greece is adopted. 1865 -1st US gold certificates issued 1865 -PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport 1865 -US issues 1st gold certificates 1868 -American Philological Association organized in NY 1875 -Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms 1875 -National Bowling Association organized in NYC 1885 -Serbian army occupies Bulgaria 1887 -Bloody Sunday clashes in central London. 1895 -1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii 1900 -Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League 1901 -The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster. 1906 -C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland 1907 -French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor) 1909 -259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry Ill 1909 -Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game 1909 -Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields. 1913 -1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob 1916 -British offensive at Ancre Belgium 1916 -Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription. 1918 -Monarch Friedrich of Waldeck & Pyrmont abdicates throne 1918 -Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk 1918 -Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg 1920 -Hudson River frozen at Albany 1921 -"Sheik," starring Rudolph Valentino, is released 1921 -US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty 1922 -Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY 1922 -George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly," premieres in NYC 1922 -Marc Connelly/George Kaufman's "'49ers," premieres in NYC 1926 -Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java 1927 -NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens 1928 -Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC 1930 -WA Drake's "Grand Hotel," premieres in NYC 1931 -Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed 1st US woman senator 1933 -1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn 1935 -Anti-British riots in Egypt 1937 -NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio 1938 -America's 1st saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified 1940 -Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released 1941 -British aircraft carrier "Ark Royal" sank in Mediterranean 1941 -German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic 1942 -Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal 1942 -Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18 1945 -Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India 1946 -1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA 1946 -Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC 1948 -"As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 perfs 1950 -US win 1st world championship bridge contest 1950 -General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas. 1951 -Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan) 1952 -False fingernails 1st sold 1952 -KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 1953 -Dmitri Shostakovitch' 4th String Quartet, premieres 1955 -1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba 1955 -Argentine gen Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president 1956 -Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses 1958 -NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League 1960 -Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain) 1960 -Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt 1961 -WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting 1961 -Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB. 1964 -Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points 1964 -Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor 1965 -"Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances 1965 -"Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89 1965 -Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC 1966 -Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open 1967 -Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh) 1967 -NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City 1968 -Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP 1969 -VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion 1970 -Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh 1970 -Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed 1970 -Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup 1970 -VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs" 1971 -Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
1973 -"Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances 1973 -Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously 1974 -Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP 1975 -"Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances 1977 -25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot 1977 -Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77) 1977 -Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open 1978 -NASA launches HEAO 1979 -British newspaper "Times" resumes publishing after 1 year 1979 -Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for president 1979 -Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL 1980 -US spacecraft Voyager I sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn 1980 -Gabriella Brum, 18, of W Germany crowned 30th Miss World, she resigns the next day, because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend 1981 -Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains" 1982 -Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini 1982 -Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC 1982 -A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport. 1983 -Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 1984 -David Levy finds his 1st comet 1984 -Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award 1985 -Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award 1985 -Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000 1986 -Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World 1986 -NASA launches space vehicle S-199 1986 -US president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran 1987 -1st condom commercial on BBC TV 1989 -Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil" 1990 -Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award 1990 -The World Wide Web first began. 1990 -In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shot dead 13 people, in what became known as the Aramoana Massacre. 1991 -Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state 1991 -Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award 1992 -Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavywgt boxing title 1993 -7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka 1993 -Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed 1993 -Pakistan minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president 1994 -Sweden agrees to join European Union 1996 -"Three Sisters," closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 1996 -Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime) 1996 -Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP 1997 -"Lion King," opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC 1997 -Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP 1997 -UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq 2000 -Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada. 2001 -Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar. 2001 -War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States. 2002 -The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill. 2002 -Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441. 2007 -An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.