392 -Emperor Theodosius declares christian religion, state religion 618 -St Deusdedit I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 911 -Duke Koenraad I chosen German king 1322 -Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht 1494 -Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy 1519 -1st meeting of Montezuma & Hernando Cortes in Mexico 1520 -Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people. 1575 -French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty 1576 -Pacificatie of Gent: 17 Dutch provinces signs anti-Spanish covenant 1576 -Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - The States-General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation. 1598 -Spanish troops under of Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem 1602 -The Bodleian Library at OxfordUniversity is opened to the public. 1620 -Battle of White Mountain, Prague 1627 -English fleet under George Villiers leaves Rhe 1638 -Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts 1658 -Battle of Sont: Swedish fleet beats Dutch 1701 -William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges 1731 -In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library 1734 -Cook Vincent la Chapelle forms Free Masons Lodge 1789 -Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky) 1793 -Louvre in Paris, opens 1833 -Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die 1837 -Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women 1838 -Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas," premieres in Paris 1842 -Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889) 1861 -Battle of Mount Ivy, KY 1861 -US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent 1864 -Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as president 1870 -Democratic governor elected in Tennessee 1880 -Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater 1883 -English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage) 1884 -German govt recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State 1889 -Montana admitted as 41st state 1892 -Grover Cleveland (D) elected president 1895 -Wilhelm Roentgen (Germany) discovers X-rays 1900 -Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published 1901 -Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek. 1904 -Pres Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D) 1910 -1st Washington State election in which women could vote 1917 -People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin 1917 -Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants 1918 -Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs 1920 -Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn 1920 -Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th 1923 -Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munchen (Munich) 1924 -Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt 1924 -Fortune Theatre opens in London 1926 -George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay," premieres in NYC 1928 -George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl," premieres in NYC 1929 -Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38," premieres in Paris 1929 -NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building 1930 -Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro," premieres in Berlin 1932 -"Make Mine Music," debuts 1932 -Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd president for 1st time 1933 -FDR creates Civil Works Administration 1934 -Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president 1937 -The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich. 1938 -1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila 1938 -A pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris. 1939 -Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich 1939 -H Lindsay & R Crouse' "Life with Father," premieres in NYC 1940 -RAF bombs Munich 1941 -The Albanian Communist Party is founded. 1942 -Allies under Eisenhower land in N-Africa (Casablanca) 1942 -Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall 1942 -Operation "Torch" began as US & British forces land in French N Afr 1942 -Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US 1944 -25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor 1944 -Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders 1945 -"Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances 1945 -Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550 1946 -Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse," premieres in Paris 1947 -Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria 1950 -1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War 1950 -Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year 1950 -In the Korean War, 1st jet battle takes place 1950 -Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year 1951 -NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards 1953 -Salazars party wins all parliament seats in Portugal 1954 -AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City 1956 -UN demands USSR leave Hungary 1957 -Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 1958 -"Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances 1959 -KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast 1959 -Tunisian pres Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every chair 1960 -JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for 35th US president 1961 -Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn 1962 -Canada govt orders changing nickel back to round shape 1964 -IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion 1964 -KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting 1964 -Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open 1964 -Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP 1965 -"Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV 1965 -British Indian Ocean Territory formed 1966 -Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate 1966 -Frank Robinson selected AL MVP 1966 -Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California 1966 -Pres Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger 1967 -1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester) 1967 -Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
1967 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1968 -Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John 1970 -Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal 1973 -Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai 1974 -British Lord Lucan disappears 1974 -Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah 1975 -Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ 1976 -A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated. 1977 -Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina. 1978 -Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day," premieres in London 1979 -Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy," premieres in NYC 1979 -ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline") 1979 -The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed. 1980 -Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn 1981 -Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election 1981 -Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 1983 -Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky 1983 -STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad 1983 -W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia 1984 -1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test 1984 -Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit 1984 -STS 51-A mission; launch 1985 -Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission 1986 -"Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances 1987 -11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes 1987 -Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup 1987 -IRA-bomb attack in Enniskillen North Ireland, 11 killed 1987 -Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 1988 -900 die as earthquake hits China 1988 -Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75 1988 -George Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency 1988 -Rafael Fernandez Colón elected if pres of Puerto Rico 1989 -Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year 1989 -David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of NYC 1989 -Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia) 1989 -Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service. 1990 -"6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 perfs 1990 -100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf 1990 -Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers 1990 -Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World 1990 -Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula 1991 -Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV 1991 -Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal 1992 -"Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 perfs 1992 -300,000 demonstrators against racism in Berlin 1992 -Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 1994 -Cleve Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98 1994 -Haitian govt of Smarck Michel forms 1997 -Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild 1997 -Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away 1998 -Japan Golf Classic 2002 -Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences". 2004 -War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.