284 -Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers. 473 -The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I. 1183 -Battle of Mizushima. 1278 -680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins 1292 -(O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scotland. 1511 -England & Spain sign anti-French covenant 1511 -Spain and England ally against France. 1555 -William of Orange becomes member of Council of State 1558 -Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary 1603 -English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason. 1659 -Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain. 1734 -John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted 1785 -Church of England organizes in New England 1796 -Battle of Arcole-Napolean I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy 1798 --21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die 1800 -Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building 1800 -John Adams is 1st pres to move into the White House 1812 -Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi. 1827 -The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at UnionCollege in Schenectady, New York. 1831 -Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia. 1839 -Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di," premieres in Milan 1842 -Fugitive slave George Latimer, captured in Boston 1842 -Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London) 1853 -Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections 1855 -David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe. 1856 -On the SonoitaRiver in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes FortBuchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase. 1858 -Origin of Modified Julian Period 1862 -Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns 1863 --Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN 1863 -Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address 1866 -Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris) 1869 -Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen) 1869 -Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas 1874 -Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ 1875 -Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott 1876 -Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people. 1877 -Gilbert/Sullivans operette "Sorcerer," premieres in London 1878 -First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy. 1884 -Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel" 1888 -St Tsjaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in Petersburg 1889 -Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF 1894 -Daily Racing Form founded 1903 -Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate. 1904 -George Cohans musical "Little Johnny Jones," premieres in NYC 1905 -The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea. 1913 -1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct 1913 -Panama Canal opens 1914 -US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral 1917 -Lenin defended "temporary" removal of freedom of the press 1918 -Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH 1922 -Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship 1926 -NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1 1927 -Tornado hits Washington DC 1928 -Boston Garden officially opens 1928 -Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years 1929 -Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico 1929 -Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo 1930 -Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC 1931 -Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours 1932 -German govt of von Papen, resigns 1933 -US recognizes USSR, opens trade 1933 -United States recognizes Soviet Union. 1934 -Lyndon B Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor 1936 -Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio 1937 -Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement 1938 -Italy passes their own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws 1939 -German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship 1939 -Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May," premieres in NYC 1939 -The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created. 1940 -Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane 1941 -Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres 1944 --Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder 1945 -"Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 perfs 1945 -New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF 1947 -The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath. 1948 -Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry 1953 -St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc 1953 -The remaining human inhabitants of the BlasketIslands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland. 1956 -Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate) 1956 -USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 1957 -WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 1958 -KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting 1959 -De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond 1959 -Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year 1959 -William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof 1960 -New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada 1962 -"Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances 1962 -"Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs 1962 -Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC 1962 -Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me," premieres in NYC 1962 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1963 -Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational 1964 -British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa 1965 -General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR 1965 -William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball 1966 -Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour) 1967 -Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names 1967 -French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia 1967 -Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon 1968 -"Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
1968 -John Kander/Fred Ebbs musical "Zorba," premieres in NYC 1968 -KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 1968 -Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational 1968 -NBC cuts to show "Heidi," misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32 1968 -Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos. 1969 -SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland 1970 -British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn) 1970 -Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon 1970 -Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse. 1972 -Juan Peron returns to Argentina 1973 -Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed 1973 -Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse" 1973 -Pres Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their pres is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook" 1974 -Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic 1974 -Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms 1974 -Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal, as a front of PCP(m-l). 1976 -China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC 1977 -Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man," premieres in London 1977 -Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel 1977 -Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini 1978 -Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin 1979 -Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball 1979 -Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages 1979 -NY Stars (WBL) home opener at MSG in NYC 1979 -On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first 1980 -John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK 1981 -"1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances 1981 -NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws 1982 -Dale Murphy wins NL MVP 1983 -"La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 perfs 1983 -Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship 1983 -Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game 1984 -Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110 1984 -Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers 1985 -Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM NY 1985 -NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28 1986 -"Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances 1987 -George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP 1988 -Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World 1988 -Neil Simon's "Rumors," premieres in NYC 1989 -Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract 1991 -"Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances 1991 -1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV) 1991 -Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams 1992 -"Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances 1992 -Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft 1992 -Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test 1992 -Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole 1993 -"Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 perfs 1993 -Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed 1993 -US House of Representatives approve Nafta 1994 -"Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances 1994 -3rd Germany government of Kohl forms 1994 -Irish government of Reynolds resigns 1996 -"Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 1996 -Sam's Town Bowling Invitational 1997 -Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame 1997 -In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants). 2000 -A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years. 2000 -Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru. 2004 -Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation. 2005 -Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic. 2006 -Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).