506 -King Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out 962 -Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor 1032 -Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy 1032 -Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy. 1119 -Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II 1141 -Battle at Lincoln: King Stephen captured 1461 -2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrian defeat Yorkists 1509 -The Battle of Diu takes place near Diu, India, between Portugal and Turkey. 1536 -Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires 1542 -Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente. 1550 -English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed 1633 -M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano," premieres in Rome 1637 -Zorilla's "El más Impropio Verdugo Para Las," premieres in Madrid 1653 -New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC) 1653 -New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated. 1709 -British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe" 1714 -Nicholas Rowe's "tragedy of Jane Shore," premieres in London 1731 -Georg F Handel's opera "Poro," premieres in London 1732 -King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia 1742 -British Walpole govt resigns 1762 -Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London 1787 -Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation. 1795 -Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres 1798 -Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire 1802 -1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25 cents) 1811 -Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF 1823 -Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice 1829 -Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does £60,000 damage 1843 -US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose govt committee 1848 -1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF 1848 -Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million 1852 -1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London) 1852 -Alexandre Dumas Jr's "Le Dame aux Camélias," premieres in Paris 1854 -Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians" 1863 -Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time 1864 --Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida 1869 -James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade 1870 -Cardiff Giant (supposed petrified human) proved to be gypsum 1870 -Mark Twain, 34, marries Olivia Langdon in Elmira, NY 1876 -Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis 1878 -Greece declares war on Turkey 1880 -SS Strathleven arrives in London with 1st Australian frozen mutton 1882 -Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn 1887 -In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed. 1892 -Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore) 1892 -Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Aust SCG 1892 -Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby 1893 -1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ 1894 -US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island 1899 -The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital (Canberra) between Sydney and Melbourne. 1900 -Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris 1901 -Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization 1901 -Queen Victoria's funeral takes place. 1904 -US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey 1906 -Pope encyclical against separation of church & state 1909 -Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris 1912 -Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe) 1913 -NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe 1913 -NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens 1914 -James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu," premieres in NYC 1919 -Monarchist riot in Portugal 1920 -Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace) 1920 -France occupies (German) Memel territory 1920 -Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence 1922 -It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22 1922 -James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies) 1923 -Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio 1923 -US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries 1924 -International Ski Federation (FIS) forms 1925 -Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism 1925 -Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km 1925 -NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began 1926 -3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours 1927 -Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita," premieres in NYC 1927 -Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC 1931 -1st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students 1931 -1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria) 1932 -Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia) 1932 -Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries 1932 -Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83) 1932 -Reconstruction Finance Corp organized 1933 -2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament 1933 -Goering bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany 1933 -Ucicky's "Rotten Morning," premieres in Berlin 1934 -Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism/nazism 1935 -Lie detector 1st used in court (Portage Wisc) 1935 -Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine. 1940 -Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch) 1942 -LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans 1942 -US auto factories switch from commercial to war production 1943 -Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army 1943 -Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest 1943 -German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WW II 1944 -4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands 1944 -Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory 1944 -Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action 1944 -Edward Chodorov's "Decision," premieres in NYC 1945 -Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp 1946 -"Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances 1946 -The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.
1948 -President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program 1949 -1st 45 RPM record released 1949 -Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident 1950 -"Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances 1950 -1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV 1951 --35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994) 1951 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1954 -Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game 1954 -Pres Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952) 1954 -Snow falls on Gibraltar 1955 -1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC 1956 -Coasters sign with Atlantic Records 1957 -"Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances 1957 -Liz Taylor's 3rd marriage (Mike Todd) 1957 -UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt 1958 -Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open 1958 -Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic 1958 -WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting 1959 -Buddy Holly's last performance 1959 -Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers 1960 -Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss 1961 -Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam 1962 -1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games) 1962 -8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years 1962 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1963 -Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard) 1964 -GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy 1964 -Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating 1964 -Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame 1965 -Joe Ortons "Loot," premieres in Brighton 1966 -Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war. 1967 -Bolivia adopts its constitution 1967 -Formation of American Basketball Association is announced 1968 -Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed 1969 -KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting 1969 -Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame 1970 -Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points 1971 -Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda 1972 -Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs & William Harridge selected for Hall of Fame 1972 -Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," premieres in London 1973 -"Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV 1973 -James R Schlesinger, becomes 9th director of CIA (until July) 1973 -Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA 1973 -Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington 1974 -Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were" 1974 -Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary" 1974 -Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641) 1974 -The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time. 1975 -Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea Ethiopia 1975 -Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 1975 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 1975 -US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr 1976 -"Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV 1976 -"Rich Little Show," debuts on NBC-TV 1976 -Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame 1977 -Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR) 1977 -Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer 1977 -Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman 1980 -FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors 1982 -"Late Night with David Letterman" premieres on NBC 1982 -Govt troops & Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria 1982 -San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead 1982 -Hama Massacre: The government of Syria attacks the town of Hama and kills thousands of people. 1983 -Chicago Absp Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested 1983 -Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals 1984 -8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards 1984 -Lebanese army fight in Beirut 1985 -US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano 1986 -"Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 perfs 1986 -Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 1986 -Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India 1986 -NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24 1986 -Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica 1987 -KC Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard (3X 20 game winner), retires 1987 -Philippines adopts constitution 1988 -David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney 1989 -0°F (-18°C) or below in 15 US states 1989 -FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader 1989 -NL announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president 1990 -Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt 1990 -South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs 1991 -Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington 1991 -NH snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56 1991 -US postage is raised from 25 cents to 29 cents 1991 -Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages' 1992 -Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic 1992 -Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec) 1992 -David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth 1992 -IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M) 1992 -Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40) 1992 -NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15 1993 -Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song 1993 -Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec) 1995 -"Moliere Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances 1995 -Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket 1995 -US space shuttle Discovery launched 1996 -Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA 1997 -"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC 1997 -Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am 1997 -NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)
1997 -Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic 1998 -Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose 1998 -Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board 2002 -The wedding of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to the Argentinean born Máxima Zorreguieta takes place. 2003 -Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have' 2003 -Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'
772 -Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1327 -Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer. 1539 -Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty 1587 -English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence 1662 -Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders for Chinese pirates 1669 -French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion 1709 -Alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez 1713 -The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized. 1717 -Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France 1720 -Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty 1732 -Parliament of Ratisborn accept Pragmatic Sanctions 1742 -Sardinia & Austria sign alliance 1783 -William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex 1788 -1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet 1789 -Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long 1790 -Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC) 1793 -France declares war on England & Netherlands 1793 -Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen 1796 -The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York. 1809 -Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system 1810 -1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila) 1810 -Seville, Spain surrenders to French 1810 -US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%) 1814 -Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication 1814 -Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200 1840 -Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated 1846 -Theophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation 1856 -Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College. 1860 -1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC 1861 -Dike breaks in Gelderland Netherlands 1861 -Texas becomes 7th state to secede 1861 -American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States. 1862 -Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic" 1864 --Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS 1864 -2nd German-Danish war begins 1864 -Austrian/Prussian troops occupy Sleeswijk/Holstein 1865 -13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day) 1865 -General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins 1865 -JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Ct, admitted to bar 1867 -Bricklayers start working 8-hour days 1871 -Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates) 1880 -The first edition of theatrical newspaper The Stage is published. 1881 -US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized 1883 -French lt-col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger 1884 -1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published 1887 -Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern Calif & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood) 1892 -Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite 1893 -Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin 1893 -Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ) 1896 -Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin 1897 -Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul. 1898 -1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co 1902 -China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet 1902 -Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben," premieres in Berlin 1905 -Hague soccer team ADO froms 1905 -Hungarian premier Tisza resigns 1906 -1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas 1906 -English min of Frgn affairs Edward Grey's wife Dorothy fatally injured 1908 -King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon. 1909 -US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens 1910 -1st British labour exchange opens 1910 -Dragoumis govt forms in Greece 1914 -NY Giants & Chic White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt 1914 -Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed 1914 -Tanganyika Railway opens 1917 -Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war 1918 -Franz Lehars opera "Wo die Lerche singt," premieres in Budapest 1918 -Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC 1918 -Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14) 1919 -Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert 1920 -1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn) 1920 -Soccer team Quick Boys forms 1920 -Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police 1923 -Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel 1923 -Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Mussolini 1923 -Noel Coward's "Young Idea," premieres in London 1924 -Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens 1924 -New British MacDonald govt recognizes USSR 1924 -Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg 1924 -Soviet Union formally recognized by Britain 1925 -1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin 1926 -Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR 1926 -Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch 1929 -1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs 1930 -Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt 1932 -Bradman makes 299* vs S Africa, runs out partner going for 300th 1933 -Colonial govt arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname 1933 -Dutch bishops forbid membership in non-catholic unions 1933 -German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe 1934 -Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his 1935 -1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol 1935 -James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy 1937 -Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port 1940 -Russia begins new offensive against Finland 1941 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn 1941 -US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner 1942 -2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms 1943 -German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier 1943 -Mussert forms pro Nazi shadow cabinet (Neth) 1944 -Supreme Soviet enlarges soviet republics' autonomy
1944 -US 7th Infantry/25th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur 1945 -US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie 1946 -Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president 1946 -Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sec-Gen of UN 1947 -Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian govt of christian-dems & communists 1947 -Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad 1947 -NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established 1948 -Federation Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates 1948 -Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed 1949 -200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948] 1949 -RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm) 1950 -USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes 1950 -Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland 1951 --50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record) 1951 -1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated 1951 -1st telecast of atomic explosion 1951 -Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed 1951 -UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea 1951 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1952 -General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia 1952 -SN Behrman's "Jane," premieres in NYC 1953 -"General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts 1953 -"You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television 1953 -Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state 1953 -Flooding in Netherlands, kills 1,835 1953 -WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting 1954 -1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres 1954 -Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire 1954 -Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem 1955 -HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark 1956 -Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking 1956 -WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting 1957 -1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline 1957 -Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam 1957 -Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany 1958 -1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched 1958 -Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic 1958 -WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting 1959 -Swiss males vote against voting rights for women 1959 -Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit) 1959 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss 1959 -US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins 1959 -WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting 1959 -Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament 1959 -Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame 1960 -34th Australian Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (75 62) 1960 -4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth 1960 -48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86) 1960 -Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender 1961 -1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful 1961 -British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive 1961 -Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies 1962 -"New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances 1962 -NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule 1963 -Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda 1964 -"Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf 1964 -Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks 1964 -Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity 1964 -Suriname River dammed 1965 -Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam 1965 -Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala 1965 -Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news 1965 -NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster 1967 -Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives 1967 -WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 1968 -Former VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president 1968 -Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers 1968 -World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi 1968 -Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to head 1969 -Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert 1969 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn 1969 -US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood 1969 -WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting 1970 -Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame 1970 -Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die 1970 -WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting 1970 -West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract 1972 -1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395) 1972 -Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK 1972 -Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. 1973 -Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame 1974 -"Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV 1974 -Kuala Lumpur is declared a FederalTerritory. 1975 -"Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65 1975 -"Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances 1975 -1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks 1975 -Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot 1975 -Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department 1976 -"Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV 1976 -Judy Rankin wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 1976 -Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce 1976 -East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to 1977 -Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives 1977 -Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball 1978 -Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp 1978 -Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl 1979 -Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 yrs in exile 1979 -Patricia Hearst is released from a SF prison for bank robbery 1979 -USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 1980 -Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
1980 -Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run 1981 -11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7 1981 -31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Cleveland 1981 -Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in NYC 1981 -Dutch Antilles census is 231,932 1981 -French govt accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq 1981 -NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7 1981 -Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek 1981 -Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG 1982 -"Late Night With David Letterman," debuts on NBC-TV 1982 -Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia) 1983 -USSR performs underground nuclear test 1984 -China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations 1984 -Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner 1984 -Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203) 1985 --61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record) 1985 --69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record) 1985 -Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng) 1985 -Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark 1985 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin 1986 -KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH 1986 -Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switz 1987 -163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze 1987 -38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit 1987 -Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic 1987 -NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6 1989 -Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion 1989 -Princess Diane of England visits NYC 1989 -The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. 1991 -Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die 1991 -Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA 1991 -President F W de Klerk, says he would repeal all apartheid laws 1991 -US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32 1992 -"Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 perfs 1992 -Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil) 1992 -Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders 1993 -NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman 1993 -Soyuz TM-16 lands 1994 -Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.03 sec) 1994 -Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean 1995 -Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends 1995 -Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73) 1995 -Andy & Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record 1995 -Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air 1996 -The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress. 1998 -"Street Corner Symphony," closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 perf 1998 -86th Australian Mens Tennis: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (62 62 62) 1998 -Australian Mixed: J Gimelstob & V Williams beat Suk & Sukova (62 61) 1998 -NFL Pro Bowl Game, AFC beats NFC 29-24 1998 -Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral. 2003 -Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard. 2004 -251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. 2004 -Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines. 2005 -Nepal King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'état to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers. 2005 -Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage. 2009 -Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of State in the modern world.