1380 -King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12 1524 -Pizarro's begins 1st great expedition, near Colombia 1550 -Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente 1666 -Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs) 1675 -Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine 1677 -Prince Willem III Henry marries English princess Mary Stuart 1698 -Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir 1732 -1st US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Phila 1755 -Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State 1775 --15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces 1792 -Capt George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter SF Bay 1832 -1st streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts 1833 -Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo 1834 -William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months 1851 -"Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, published 1863 -Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee 1863 -Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi 1881 -Charles J Guiteau went on trial for Pres Garfield's assassination 1881 -Leon Gambetta forms French govt 1888 -St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes 1888 -USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game 1889 -NY World's Nellie Bly (Liz Cochrane) begins 72 day world trip 1889 -New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours 1893 -Gerhart Hauptmanns "Hanneles Himmelfahrt," premieres in Berlin 1894 -Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG) 1896 -Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation 1905 -David Belasco's "Girl of Golden West," premieres in NYC 1906 -Roosevelt becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country (Panama) 1908 -Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light 1908 -Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat," premieres in Vienna 1910 -1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va 1914 -Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game 1915 -Thomas Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia 1918 -Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as president 1919 -Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia 1920 -American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards 1921 -The Communist Party of Spain is founded. 1922 -BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House 1922 -German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth term ends 1923 -Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of MountIizuna. 1927 -Worlds largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die 1931 -Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in England 1935 -FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth 1935 -Nazi's deprive German Jews of their citizenship 1936 -Bradman scores 192 for S A v Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000 1938 -Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die 1939 -Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas Venezuela 1940 -During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England 1941 -Gov-Gen Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refugees 1942 --Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal) 1942 -Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender 1943 -Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7) 1943 -J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN 1945 -H Lindsay & R Crouse's "State of the Union," premieres in NYC 1945 -Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming govt 1946 -Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11 1952 -Greek general Papagos wins elections 1952 -First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express. 1953 -WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting 1954 -Egyptian pres Naguib fired/state of emergency declared 1956 -Hungarian revolt put down 1957 -Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ 1957 -Henry Aaron wins NL MVP 1957 -The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested. 1959 -"Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 perfs 1959 -Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii) 1960 -2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech) 1960 -Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on it's Congo-policy 1960 -OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), forms 1960 -Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" reaches #1 1960 -Riot due to school integration in New Orleans 1964 -"Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 perfs 1964 -"Follies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 perfs 1964 -"Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances 1964 -Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal 1965 -"Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances 1965 -George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished 1965 -KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting 1965 -Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Alamo Golf Open 1965 -US govt sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam 1966 -Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title 1967 -The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman". 1968 -"National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning 1968 -1st European lung transplant 1968 -Yale University announces it is going co-educational 1969 -2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US 1969 -Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing 1970 -DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed 1970 -Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV 1971 -Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria 1972 -Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16) 1973 -"Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances 1973 -Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Capt Mark Phillips 1973 -Canada begins production of Olympic coins 1973 -Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner 1973 -Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP Award unanimously 1975 -Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara 1976 -"Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 perfs 1976 -Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks 1976 -War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
1977 -Egypt Pres Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Cronkite 1979 -California's Don Baylor, wins AL MVP 1980 -Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral 1980 -Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World 1980 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1981 -2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth 1981 -Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again 1981 -Pakistan all out 62 v Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18 1981 -Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins 1982 -Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed 1983 -1st cruise missile placed (Greenham Common England) 1984 -Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit 1984 -NASA launches NATO-3D 1984 -Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city. 1985 -Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers 1985 -Holmfriour Karlsottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World 1985 -Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed 1986 -Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday & Fred Wilpon 1986 -FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Phila 1986 -SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky 1987 -"La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 perfs 1987 -Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett 1989 -Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award 1990 -Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award 1990 -France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 1990 -Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1990 -Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher's leadership of party 1990 -Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die 1991 -Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV 1991 -Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal & is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks 1991 -American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103. 1991 -Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile. 1992 -Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls & breaks 3 fingers 1993 -"Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances 1993 -"Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 perfs 1993 -23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24 1993 -24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04 1993 -Don Shula becomes winningest coach in NFL history 1993 -Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state 1994 -1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel 1994 -Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands 1996 -"Chicago," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC 1996 -Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP 1997 -Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP 1997 -Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale 2001 -War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul. 2002 -Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment. 2002 -The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks. 2007 -the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.