3102 BC -Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga. 1129 -Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II 1268 -The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakovor. 1332 -Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces. 1478 -George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London. 1503 -Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII) 1536 -France & Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel 1563 -Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise 1574 -Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels 1634 -Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution 1678 -John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published 1685 -Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas. 1688 -Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa 1713 -French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao 1735 -1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, SC 1745 -Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Inverness Scotland 1787 -Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor 1797 -Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby. 1804 -1st US land-grant college, OhioUniversity, AthensOhio, chartered 1814 -The Battle of Montereau occurs. 1828 -More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar 1834 -1st US labor newspaper, "The Man," published, NYC 1839 -Detroit Boat Club forms (& still exists) 1841 -1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11 1849 -1st regular steamboat service to California starts (or 02/28) 1850 -Calif Legislature creates 9 Bay Area counties 1856 -American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy 1856 -The American Party (Know-Nothings) convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore. 1857 -Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo 1861 -Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Ala 1861 -King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st king of Italy 1865 -Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals 1865 -Evacuation of Charleston, SC; Sherman's troops burn city 1865 -Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC 1876 -Direct telegraph link established between Britain & NZ 1878 -John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico. 1879 -Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha 1884 -General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum 1884 -Police seize all copies of Tolstoy's "What I Believe In" 1885 -Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published 1891 -Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan 1896 -Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for 1st time in 50 yrs 1899 -80°F in SF 1899 -SF named as a port of dispatch for Army transports 1899 -Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games 1900 -Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam 1900 -Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured 1900 -British troops occupy Monte Christo Natal 1901 -H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner 1901 -Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons. 1902 -Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame," premieres in Monte Carlo 1903 -Kuyper govt launches anti strike laws 1905 -Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben," premieres in Munich 1906 -Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne," premieres in Paris 1908 -1st US postage stamps in rolls issued 1909 -Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps 1911 -The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away. 1913 -French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC 1915 -Germany begins a blockade of England 1919 -Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals 1921 -British troops occupy Dublin 1922 -Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball 1922 -WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions 1923 -Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages 1924 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard 1924 -US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger 1924 -US, min of marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal 1927 -1st US radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts" 1927 -US & Canada begin diplomatic relations 1929 -The first Academy Awards are announced. 1930 -Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted 1930 -Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi," premieres in Milan 1930 -Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon," premieres in NYC 1930 -US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto 1932 -Japan declares Manchuria Independent 1932 -Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title 1936 -NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24) 1939 -Golden Gate International Exposition opens on Treasure Island 1942 -Japanese troop land on Bali 1943 -1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw" 1943 -Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart 1943 -Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis 1943 -William D Cox buys Phila Phillies 1944 -Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested 1944 -Youngest baseball player, Cin Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall 1947 -24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa 1947 -Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in NYC 1950 -"Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances 1951 -3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes 1951 -Nep l becomes a constitutional monarchy 1951 -Netherlands Radio School forms 1952 -4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca wins 1953 -"Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York 1953 -"Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances 1953 -KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting 1953 -Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film-"Bwana Devil" (NYC) 1954 -The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California. 1955 -Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance 1957 -Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government. 1960 -8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, Colo
1960 -Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000 1961 -Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater 1962 -France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war 1962 -Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open 1964 -Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in NYC 1964 -Papandreou Govt takes power in Greece 1965 -"Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 perfs 1965 -27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC 1965 -Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting 1965 -Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day) 1965 -The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom. 1967 -Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3" 1967 -Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers 1968 -10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin 1968 -10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France 1968 -British adopts year-round daylight savings time 1968 -David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd 1969 -Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st 1969 -PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland 1970 -Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot 1970 -US president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine" 1972 -Calif Supreme Court abolishes death penalty 1972 -Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy 1972 -John & Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show 1973 -54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash 1973 -Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3000m indoor record 7:39.2 1973 -Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic 1974 -NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km) 1974 -US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check 1975 -2nd American Music Award: 1975 -Italy broadens abortion law 1977 -George Harrison releases "True Love" 1977 -Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight 1977 -Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown 1978 -1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii 1979 --52°F (-47°C), Old Forge, New York (state record) 1979 -Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 1979 -Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV 1979 -NASA launches space vehicle S-202 1979 -Pres Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh 1979 -Snow falls in Sahara Desert 1980 -Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!) 1980 -Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections 1983 -NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak 1984 -Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed 1986 -San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix 1988 -Anthony M Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 1989 -Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am 1989 -Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women 1990 -Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament 1991 -Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0 1993 -Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY 1994 -Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31) 1994 -Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43) 1994 -Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team 1995 -Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly 1995 -Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open 1995 -Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) & Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) wed 1995 -Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle 1996 -1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India 1996 -Daytona 500 race 1996 -Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya 1998 -NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell 1998 -Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways. 2000 -Stjepan Mesić becomes the second president of Croatia. 2001 -FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison. 2003 -Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion, seen by SOHO. 2003 -Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea. 2004 -Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.