365 -[Felix II] ends his reign as Catholic Pope 498 -St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II 845 -845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon. 1221 -Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor 1346 -Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements 1497 -Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope 1542 -Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America 1573 -The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded. 1574 -Discovery of the JuanFernándezIslands off Chile. 1675 -English king Charles II adjourns parliament 1683 -Purcells "Welcome to All the Pleasures," premieres in London 1699 -Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden 1707 -Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland 1714 -King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden 1718 -Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard. 1794 -Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards 1809 -Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen 1830 -Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 1831 -Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris) 1842 -Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts 1851 -Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris) 1861 -Battle of Ft McRee, FL 1864 -Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties 1864 -Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death 1872 -Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo," premieres in Prague 1884 -T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper 1886 -Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia 1898 -Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome) 1899 --23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army) 1905 -British, Italian, Russ, French & Aust-Hung fleet attack Lesbos 1906 -Intl Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help 1908 -1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0 1910 -Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs 1914 -Ypres Belgium burned by German bombing 1917 -NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Assn disbands 1918 -Bathe: grand duke Frederik II resigns 1918 -King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels 1918 -Marshal J Pilsudski becomes 1st president (dictator) of Poland 1918 -Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov) 1919 -15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam 1919 -Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week 1922 -British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader 1922 -Library Ave in Bronx named 1922 -Wilhelm Cuno forms new German govt 1923 -Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death 1924 -England orders Egyptians out of Sudan 1925 -Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college 1926 -Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside Brit Commonwealth 1927 -1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc) 1927 -George Gershwin's "Funny Face," premieres in NYC 1927 -Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC 1928 -"Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris) 1929 -Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG 1930 -1st Irish Sweepstake run 1930 -1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0) 1930 -Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit 1931 -Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite," premieres 1932 -Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered 1934 -"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show 1935 -China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, Calif, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight 1936 -19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC 1940 -500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis 1941 -British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis 1941 -NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya 1942 -Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov 1942 -Hitler orders Rommels African corps to fight to last man 1943 -FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan 1943 -Lebanon declares independence from French administration 1943 -RAF begins air bombing of Berlin 1943 -US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island 1944 -Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen 1945 -"Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances 1945 -Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record) 1950 -7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18 1950 -79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY 1952 -A's Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year 1954 -Humane Society forms 1955 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1955 -RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss 1956 -16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne 1956 -Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games 1957 -Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP 1957 -Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY 1957 -Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry" 1959 -AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame 1959 -Boston Patriots enters AFL 1960 -French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons 1961 -Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues 1961 -St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws 1961 -Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star 1963 -Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK 1964 -Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th US president 1964 -Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational 1964 -WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting 1965 -"Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 perfs 1965 -Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes 1965 -Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 1966 -32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB) 1967 -BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles 1967 -Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
1967 -UN Sec council passes resolut 242-Israel must give back occupied land 1967 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1968 -1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura) 1968 -Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album 1968 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1969 -Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard U 1971 -"Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances 1972 -Belgium govt of Eyskens resigns 1972 -Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak 1972 -Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07) 1972 -US ends 22 year travel ban to China 1973 -The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded. 1974 -Lake Buena Vista Club opens 1974 -Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore 1974 -UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty 1975 -Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain 1976 -Algeria Constitution goes into effect 1976 -Comic strip "Cathy," by Cathy Guisewhite, debuts 1977 -Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins 1977 -First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet. 1980 -Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak 1981 -"Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances 1981 -69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23 1981 -Browns' QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times 1981 -SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21) 1981 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1982 -Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas 1984 -Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution 1985 -Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C 1985 -Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens 1985 -PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election 1986 -Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title 1986 -Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals 1987 -Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0 1987 -Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom. 1989 -Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World 1989 -Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon 1989 -Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minn Twins contract 1989 -US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit 1989 -Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired 1990 -George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia 1990 -Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister 1990 -Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim pres of Liberia 1991 -NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension 1992 -Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec) 1992 -Wash Post reports Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women 1993 -"Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf 1995 -Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women 1995 -Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery. 1996 -OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true" 1998 -ITT LPGA Tour Championship 2002 -In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest. 2003 -In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation. 2004 -The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections. 2005 -Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany. 2008 -YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.