13 -Tiberius' triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany 534 -A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published. 1380 -French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever 1384 -Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman. 1491 -An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects. 1532 -Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca 1572 -Don Frederiks troops occupy/plunder Zutphen 1632 -Battle at Lutzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein 1676 -1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass 1677 -French troops occupy Freiburg 1683 -Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia 1700 -Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia 1763 -English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel 1764 -Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac 1771 -West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname 1776 -1st gun salute - for US Andrea Doria at Ft St Eustatius 1776 -British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution 1798 -Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress 1801 -1st edition of New York Evening Post 1805 -Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French 1811 -Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards 1824 -NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business 1835 -Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society 1841 -Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC) 1841 -N E Guerin of NY patents cork-filled life preserver 1849 -A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor. 1856 -Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens 1859 -Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow 1863 -Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities 1864 -Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia 1864 -Union Gen William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War 1870 -Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I 1875 -Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians 1875 -William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities 1882 -British HMS Flirt fire at & destroy Abari village in Niger 1885 -Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and "Father of Manitoba", Louis Riel is executed for treason. 1894 -6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan 1894 -French capt Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa 1901 -3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds 1903 -V Herbert & H Smith' musical "Babette," premieres in NYC 1905 -Neth/Russ Count Witte becomes premier of Russia 1907 -Oklahoma becomes 46th state 1908 -Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera 1909 -EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms 1914 -Federal Reserve System formally opens 1914 -Pope Benedict XV calls for peace 1916 -Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff," premieres in NYC 1916 -I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in NYC 1916 -USSR La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000 1917 -British occupy Tel Aviv & Jaffa 1918 -Hungarian People's Republic declared 1919 -Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic 1920 -1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn 1922 -Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite 1922 -Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help 1924 -Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record) 1925 -American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY) 1925 -Philip Barry's "In a Garden," premieres in NYC 1926 -NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0 1933 -Brazilians president Getulio Vargas names himself dictator 1933 -Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR 1935 -Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo," premieres in NYC 1936 -German air force begins bombing of Madrid 1938 -K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India 1938 -LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. 1939 -Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail 1939 -German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland 1940 -World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg. 1941 -German troops conquer Kertsh (probably) 1942 -Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed 1943 -World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway. 1944 -US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen 1945 -YeshivaCollege (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College 1945 -UNESCO is founded. 1947 -15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis 1948 -Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel 1950 -Egyptian king Faruk demands departure of all British troops 1950 -UN gets US govt approval to issue postage stamps 1950 -US pres Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat 1952 -Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election 1955 -1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D M Campbell) 1955 -Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with "Cry Cry Cry" 1955 -KLM orders 8 DC-8's 1955 -Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco 1957 -"Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 perfs 1957 -Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89 1957 -Ed Gein butchers last victim 1957 -Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0 1959 -"Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 perfs 1960 -NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP 1961 -Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries 1962 -Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic) 1962 -Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks 1963 -Toledo, OH newspaper strike began 1963 -Touch-tone telephone introduced 1964 -Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission 1964 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1965 -Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus) 1965 -Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Prototype Community of Tomorrow 1966 -Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
1966 -Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP 1969 -1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai S Vietnam, by US is 1st reported 1972 -"Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances 1973 -John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album 1973 -Pres Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline 1973 -Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit 1974 -1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away 1974 -John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" 1974 -Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record) 1975 -Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open 1976 -René Levesque's "Parti Québécois" wins elections in Quebec 1976 -Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60 1977 -Rod Carew wins AL MVP award 1978 -Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft 1979 -Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas" 1980 -Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards 1981 -"Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances 1981 -Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis 1981 -Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch) 1982 -5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards AFB 1982 -Aggrement reached ending 57 day football strike 1982 -Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight 1982 -Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing," premieres in London 1983 -Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose 1984 -14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center 1984 -Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record 1984 -Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket 1984 -John Lennon releases "Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him" 1987 -Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz 1987 -Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago" 1988 -Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years 1988 -Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs 1988 -Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson 1988 -Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins parliamentary election 1988 -Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel 1989 -"Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances 1989 -6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops 1989 -S Afr Pres FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act 1989 -UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference. 1990 -Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial 1993 -"Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances 1993 -James Carrey files for divorce from Melissa 1993 -Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum 1995 -Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson disease 1995 -Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery 1996 -"Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs 1996 -18th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 28 awards 1997 -"1776," closes at Criterion Theater NYC 1997 -CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23 1997 -After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons. 2000 -Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.