355 -Emperor Constantine II crowns cousin Julianus keizer of Britain 1153 -Treaty of Wallingford signed 1528 -Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas. 1534 --7] Zealand hit by heavy storm 1572 -Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia 1632 -Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies 1657 -Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg 1676 -King Carlos II of Spain becomes of age (at 15) 1789 -Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. 1792 -Battle at Jemappes: French army beats Ausrtrians 1813 -Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain 1844 -Spain grants Dominican Rep independence 1850 -1st Hawaiian fire engine 1850 -Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use 1860 -Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th pres 1861 -Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate pres 1862 -NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms 1863 -Battle of Rogersville TN 1864 -Battle of Cane Hill, AK 1864 -Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid) 1865 -Maastricht-Venlo railway in Neth opens 1865 -American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels. 1869 -1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4) 1871 -Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa 1878 -Henrik Ibsens "Samfundets Stotter," premieres in Oslo 1879 -Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day 1883 -NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race 1884 -British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea 1884 -Montreal Foot Ball Club (QFRU) defeats Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) 30-0 in 1st CRFU Championship game 1885 -US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close 1888 -Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes 1897 -Peter Pan opens in NY at Empire Theater 1900 -Battle at Bothaville: gen-mjr Charles Knox beats Boers 1900 -Pres William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan 1903 -USA recognizea independence of Panama 1906 -Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY gov beats William Randolph Hearst 1908 -Leonid Andreyevs "Dui Nashey Zhizni," premieres in St Petersburg 1910 -SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage 1911 -Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of Mexico 1913 -Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in S Afr 1915 -1st military flight in Neth East Indies (Tandjong Priok) 1915 -Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek govt 1917 -Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace 1917 -NY allows women to vote 1918 -Republic of Poland proclaimed 1918 -Supreme commander of the army Gen Cutters resigns 1919 -1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel" 1922 -King George V proclaims Irish Free state 1923 -USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks" 1924 -Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of England 1925 -Secret agent Sidney Reilly is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union. 1928 -Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds 1928 -Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for pres 1928 -Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor 1928 -Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king. 1932 -German election - KPD defeats NSDAP 1934 -NFL Phila Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0 1935 -1st test flight of British Hurricane aircraft 1935 -Engl prince Henry (under George V) weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott 1935 -Maiden flight by Canada's Hawker Hurricane military plane 1936 -RCA displays TV for press 1936 -Terence Rattigans "French Without Tears," premieres in London 1938 -3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game 1939 -WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), 1st coml TV station, begins service 1939 -WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast 1939 -World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau 1940 -Franklin D Roosevelt re-elected president 1941 -Einsatz group kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine 1941 -Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor 1941 -USA lends Soviet Union $1 million 1942 -Nazis execute 12,000 Minsk ghetto Jews 1942 -Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta finds Ampat Serangkai 1943 -Russian troops land on Kertsj peninsula 1943 -Soviet forces reconquer Kiev 1943 -Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost" 1945 -HUAC begins investigation of 7 radio commentators 1949 -Greeks civil war ends 1950 -Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pitts Pirates 1950 -Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea 1950 -King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India 1952 -Dmitri Sjostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland," premieres 1953 -French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy 1953 -Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as manager of Balt Orioles 1953 -Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb," premieres 1955 -11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif 1955 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1956 -Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics, protest Soviets in Hungary 1956 -Pres Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D) 1957 -"Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances 1957 -Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France 1958 -AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959 1958 -Belgium govt of Eyskens & Lilar forms 1958 -Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ 1961 -US govt issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith 1962 -BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote 1962 -Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass) 1962 -Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts 1962 -Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more 1962 -Saudi Arabia proclaims abolishing slavery 1962 -UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa
1964 -WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting 1966 -1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC) 1966 -Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open 1966 -Lunar Orbiter 2 launched 1967 -Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15 1967 -US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9 1968 -Nixon elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey 1968 -Students of SF State Counsel go on strike 1969 -1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det) 1970 -Boog Powell wins AL MVP 1970 -Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award 1971 -"Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances 1971 -US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians 1973 -"Man With the Golden Girl" begins shooting 1973 -Abe Beame eleceted 1st Jewish mayor on NYC 1973 -Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit 1974 -Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award 1975 -"Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances 1975 -1st appearance of Sex Pistols 1976 -Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP 1976 -Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years 1977 -"Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances 1977 -1st Emmy Sports Award presentation 1977 -39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga 1978 -Iranian general Gholan Reza Azhari forms govt 1978 -Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule 1979 -Ayatolla Khomeini takes over in Iran 1981 -Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award 1981 -Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 1982 -Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager 1983 -Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament 1983 -Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, Calif 1983 -Tor Bay Buccaneers James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minn Vikings 1983 -Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections 1984 -Pres Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D) 1984 -Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award 1985 -22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB 1985 -Exploratory well at Ranger Tx, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil 1985 -M-19 guerrilla's occupies Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia 1985 -Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Calif 1986 -Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young 1986 -Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill 1986 -Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern 1987 -Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards 1988 -18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07 1988 -19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20 1988 -Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7) 1988 -Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 1988 -Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title 1989 -US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn 1990 -Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 1990 -Braves Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year 1990 -Fire destroys some of Universal Studio's stages 1990 -Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected 1991 -"Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 perfs 1991 -Grand duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg 1991 -Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii 1991 -Maximus 2.0 BBS released 1991 -Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA 1991 -Russian president Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party 1993 -Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving 1993 -Actress Allison Angrim (32) weds Robert Schoonover (44) 1993 -Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavywgt boxing title 1993 -Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont 1994 -24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37 1994 -25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21 1994 -Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan 1994 -George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing HW championship 1994 -Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Golf Cup 1995 -Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt 1995 -Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians 1996 -LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year 1997 -"Proposals," opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances 1997 -SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year 1999 -Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum. 2002 -12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris. 2004 -An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150. 2005 -The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana. 2005 -The military junta of Myanmar begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.