326 -The old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. 794 -Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto 1105 -Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I 1210 -Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV 1307 -William Tell shoots apple off his son's head 1421 -Holland/Zealand dikes break in storm, 1000s killed 1421 -Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing est 10,000 in Netherlands 1424 -Storm flood ravages Dutch coast 1477 -1st English printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" 1494 -French king Charles VIII occupies Florence 1497 -Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope 1626 -St-Petruskerk in Rome, initiated 1626 -St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. 1667 -Treaty of Bongaja: King Hassan-Udin of Makasar & VOC 1686 -Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practicing the surgery on several peasants. 1718 -Voltaires "Oedipe," premieres in Paris 1738 -France & Austria sign peace 1742 -Prussia & England sign anti-French military covenant 1745 -Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Carlisle 1755 -Worst quake in Mass Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths report 1776 -Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ 1787 -1st Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston 1793 -Louvre officially opens in Paris 1803 -Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French 1804 -Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape 1805 -30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, organizes 1805 -Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America 1820 -Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer 1833 -Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven 1835 --20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti 1852 -State funeral of duke of Wellington (London) 1852 -Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II. 1865 -Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" 1874 -National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland 1883 -Antonin Dvorák's "Husitska," premieres 1883 -Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada 1889 -Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii 1893 -Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus 1894 -1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World) 1894 -1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species," by Richard Outcault 1899 -Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld 1902 -Bkln toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt 1903 -Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama 1904 -General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup. 1905 -George Bernard Shaws "Major Barbara," premieres in London 1905 -Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway 1906 -Langdon Mitchells "New York Idea," premieres in NYC 1909 -US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows Pres Zelaya 1911 -Britain's 1st seaplane flies 1911 -Opera "Lobetanz" 1st American performance 1912 -Albania declares independence from Turkey 1913 -Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego) 1916 -Gen Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe 1917 -Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1918 -Brussels free Stofnar 1918 -Latvia declares independence from Russia 1919 -H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene," premieres in NYC 1920 -Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC 1922 -Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief 1926 -Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico 1928 -Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in NY in "Steamboat Willie" 1929 -Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope" 1929 -Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places 1929 -Stalin routes troops to Manchuria 1930 -Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope/Fred Astaire premieres in NYC 1930 -Sjostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premiers in Lenningrad 1930 -Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda. 1932 -"Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon 1932 -1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March 1936 -Germany & Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco 1936 -Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined 1938 -Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. 1939 -Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die 1940 -George Matesky Mad Bomber's 1st time-bomb 1940 -New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison. 1941 -British troops open attack on Tobruk, North-Africa 1941 -Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss," premieres in NYC 1941 -Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia 1942 -Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC 1943 -1st US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated 1943 -444 British bombers attack Berlin 1943 -U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean 1945 -Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orch & mixed choir, premieres 1949 -NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP 1950 -South Korea Pres Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions 1951 -"See it Now" premieres on TV 1951 -British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt 1951 -Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft 1953 -Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage 1954 -Yanks trade Woodling, Byrd, McDonald, Triandos, Miranada & Smith to Orioles for Turley, Larsen & Hunter as part of an 18 player deal 1955 -Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight 1956 -Morocco gains independence 1957 -Tunisia refuses Russian weapons 1958 -1st true reservoir in Jerusalem opens 1958 -Indians minority stockholders sell their stock to William Delay 1959 -Wash Senator Bob Allison wins AL Rookie of Year 1960 -Charlie Finley, makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels 1960 -Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration 1961 -"Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances 1961 -"Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances
1961 -JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam 1961 -US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed 1963 -Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone 1963 -England's Dartford-Purfleet tunnel under Thames opens 1963 -King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco) 1964 -Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP 1964 -J Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar" 1965 -Twins SS Zoilo Versalles is named AL MVP 1966 -Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to arthritic left elbow 1966 -US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays 1966 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1967 -British govt devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40 1970 -Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 1970 -Johnny Bench wins NL MVP 1970 -Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds 1970 -Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations 1970 -Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon 1971 -China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC 1973 -Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests 1975 -Black-Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US 1975 -Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games 1976 -Spain's parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship 1976 -Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett 1978 -Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1979 -Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage 1980 -"Heaven's Gate" premieres 1980 -Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP 1980 -Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969) 1981 -Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP 1982 -Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World 1982 -Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing. 1984 -"3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances 1984 -72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17 1984 -Browns set team records for most sacks (11) 1984 -Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders 1984 -NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0 1985 -Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young 1985 -Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport 1985 -Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons) 1985 -Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us" 1986 -Roger Clemens wins AL MVP 1987 -31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station 1987 -Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair 1987 -Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st from last-place club ever to win an MVP 1989 -Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so 1990 -"Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 perfs 1990 -1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11½-4½ at Lake Nona CC FLA 1990 -NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0 1990 -Saddam offers to free an estimated 2,000 men held in Kuwait 1991 -France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti 1991 -Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland 1991 -Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92 1992 -"Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US 1992 -Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Las Vegas NV on KXTE 107.5 FM 1993 -27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador 1993 -Black & white leaders in S Africa approve new democratic constitution 1993 -NAFTA passes House 1993 -North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C) 1993 -Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness 1993 -WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution 1994 -"Star Trek VII - Generations," premieres 1995 -Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World 1995 -Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen 1996 -Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder 1997 -Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft 1997 -FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash 1997 -Gary Glitter arrested by British police in child porn probe 1997 -Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games 1997 -Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000 1997 -Willem de Kooning painting, "Two Standing Women," sold for $4,182,500 1999 -In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses. 2002 -Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq. 2003 -The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML). 2003 -In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective. 2004 -Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.