461 -St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope 498 -Anastasius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope 615 -Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV 1302 -Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree "Unam sanctam" 1367 -League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV 1493 -Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage 1521 -Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan 1523 -Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII 1530 -Augsburg] Emperor Karel I enables Edict of Worms 1544 -Pope Paul III opens council of Trente 1620 -Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast 1621 -Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel 1644 -1st protestant ministry society in New England 1700 -Battle at Narva: Swedish king Karel XII beats Russians 1794 -Jakobinen Club forms in Paris 1794 -Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain 1805 -Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st European Americans to cross continent 1816 -Warsaw University is established. 1824 -Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000 1837 -Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens 1850 -Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate 1861 -Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper 1863 -Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "4 score & 7 years..." 1874 -William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment 1879 -Natl Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter 1881 -A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. 1887 -Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dying Detective" (BG) 1893 -1st newspaper color supplement (NY World) 1894 -1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap) 1894 -Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok 1895 -Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil 1896 -Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Sussex Vampire" (BG) 1903 -Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate 1906 -London selected to host 1908 Olympics 1909 -Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption 1910 -Ferenc Molnàrs "Tester," premieres in Budapest 1911 -NY receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy 1916 -Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers). 1919 -US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations 1922 -Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent 1923 -Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite," premieres 1926 -British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends 1928 -1st issue of Time magazine, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on cover 1932 -Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game 1932 -Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor 1933 -Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing) 1939 -Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship 1940 -Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler 1940 -German air raid on Birmingham fails 1942 -Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden" 1942 -Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front 1943 -U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean 1944 -World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort. 1946 -Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours 1947 -200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar 1948 -Belgian govt of Spaak, forms 1949 -Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco 1950 -US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe 1951 -Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday 1951 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1952 -North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH 1952 -Spain joins UNESCO 1953 -US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business 1953 -US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi 1955 -KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 1955 -National Review publishes its first issue. 1957 -Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia 1958 -First 2 F-27 Fokker's Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus 1959 -"Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC 1959 -Ford cancels Edsel 1960 -Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team 1961 -Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13) 1962 -Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons 1962 -KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting 1962 -SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo," premieres in NYC 1962 -Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria 1965 -ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report 1965 -Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created 1966 -Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ 1967 -Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational 1967 -The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong. 1968 -Mali military coup, president Modibo Keita flees 1968 -Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year 1969 -Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon 1969 -WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 1970 -Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark 1970 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1971 -Ft Wilderness opens 1972 -"Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances 1972 -"Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances 1972 -Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway NYC 1972 -KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting 1972 -Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election 1973 -Elections in Suriname, premier Sedney's PNP doesn't win a chair 1975 -Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP 1976 -George Harrison releases "This Song" 1976 -Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail 1976 -Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal. 1977 --21] Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel 1977 -Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
1977 -Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel 1977 -Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt 1978 -Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time 1979 -Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract 1979 -Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion 1980 -CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields 1983 -Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization" 1984 -Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die 1984 -NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year 1985 -Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport," premieres in NYC 1985 -Pres Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time 1986 -Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP 1986 -Tina Howe's "Coastal Disturbances," premieres in NYC 1987 -France performs nuclear test 1988 -LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays 1989 -US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950 1990 -Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically 1990 -Iraq announces it will free all German hostages 1990 -Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP 1991 -Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP 1992 -"3 From Brooklyn" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 45 performances 1993 -Algerian Moslem fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed 1993 -Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles 1994 -Aishwarya Rai, 21, of India, crowned 44th Miss World 1994 -Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson 1995 -"Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV 1995 -"Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances 1995 -"School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances 1995 -83rd CFL Grey Cup: Balt Stallions defeats Calgary Stampeders, 37-20 1995 -CNET lauches www.shareware.com 1995 -Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA 1995 -Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16 1996 -"God Said, Ha!," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances 1996 -"Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC 1996 -Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox 1996 -Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space 1996 -The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial. 1996 -Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire. 1997 -"Eugene Onegin," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC 1997 -"Old Neighborhood," opens at Booth Theater NYC 1997 -STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit 1997 -In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007. 1998 -Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD. 1998 -Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton. 1999 -Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft. 1999 -In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.