474 -Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1267 -Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps 1499 -France & Venice sign treaty against Milan 1537 -Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England 1540 -The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester) 1554 -Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated 1555 -Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake. 1574 -Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht 1621 -Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623) 1667 -Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty 1674 -English reconquer NY from Netherlands 1682 -Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved," premieres in London 1742 -British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford 1744 -Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews) 1775 -English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion 1788 -Austria declares war on Russia 1799 -USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I 1801 -France & Austrian sign Peace of Luneville 1807 -French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon 1822 -American Indian Society organizes 1822 -Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic. 1825 -House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president 1849 -Roman Republic declared 1861 -Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & VP of CSA 1861 -Tennessee votes against secession 1861 -Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states 1863 -Fire extinguisher patented by Alanson Crane 1870 -US Army establishes US National Weather Service 1871 -Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress 1885 -1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii 1886 -Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence 1889 -The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency. 1891 -1st shipment of asparagus arrives in SF from Sacramento 1893 -Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud 1893 -Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan 1895 -1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3) 1895 -Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts 1900 -Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup 1904 -Japan declares war on Russia 1906 -Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising 1909 -1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium) 1909 -1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio 1912 -US Tennis Assn amends rule taking bye away from defending champion 1913 --18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die 1916 -Britain's military service act enforced (conscription) 1916 -NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20) 1918 -Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe Va 1918 -Sacha Guitry's "Deburan," premieres in Paris 1920 -International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard 1920 -Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs 1922 -Italian govt of Bonomi falls 1922 -Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii 1922 -Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 1923 -Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms 1924 -Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR 1925 -German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France 1925 -Haifa Technion (Israel), opens 1926 -Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools 1929 -USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov Pact 1932 -America enter Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time 1932 -US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY) 1933 --63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record) 1934 --14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City 1934 --51°F (-46°C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record) 1934 -Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania) 1935 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson 1935 -US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee 1939 -Belgian Spaak govt falls 1940 -Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 1941 -British troops conquer El Agheila 1941 -Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe) 1942 -Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US 1942 -Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes 1942 -Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils" 1943 -FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry 1943 -German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes," 1,200 in Vught Camp 1943 -Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic battle 1943 -NL seeks buyer for Phillies, as owner Gerry Nugent, falls in arrears 1943 -Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents 1944 -U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland 1945 --Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen 1945 -WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire 1945 -The Battle of the Atlantic the HMS Venturer sinking U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway. 1946 -Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms 1947 -Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Phila 1948 -WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting 1950 -Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists 1951 -St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45 1953 -"Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication 1953 -WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast 1953 -General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA 1954 -Mario Scelba forms new govt in Italy 1955 -Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law 1955 -US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO 1956 --5°F (15°C) in Sicily 1956 -KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast 1956 -R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria 1959 -Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2 1960 -AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact 1961 -Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
1962 -Jamaica signs agreement to become independent 1962 -US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1963 -1st flight of Boeing 727 jet 1963 -7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7") 1964 -1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers) 1964 -9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria 1964 -GI Joe character created 1964 -Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi 1964 -NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV 1966 -Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points 1968 -Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix 1969 -Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight 1969 -KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 1969 -World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight 1971 -Apollo 14 returns to Earth 1971 -Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family 1971 -Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage 1971 -Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF 1972 -Brit Govt declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike 1973 -Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India. 1974 -"Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41 1974 -"The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24 1974 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 1974 -US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr 1975 -Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic 1975 -Soyuz 17 returns to Earth 1976 -Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame 1979 -21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey 1979 -ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special 1979 -Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind" 1979 -Nigeria amends constitution 1980 -Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8, 3-pt goals in a game 1982 -34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington 1983 -Belgium buys 44 F-16s 1984 -"Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances 1985 -Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks 1986 -36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas 1986 -Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun) 1986 -Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen 1986 -Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title 1986 -Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 1986 -Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt 1986 -West German team swims world record 4x200 m freestyle (7:05.17) 1987 -Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide 1987 -NY Stock Exch installs ladies restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club 1988 -39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis 1988 -NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991) 1989 -Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games 1989 -Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election 1990 -"Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV 1990 -Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13) 1990 -Galileo flies by Venus 1990 -Namibia's constitution ratified 1991 -"This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46 1991 -Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73) 1991 -Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him 1991 -US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case 1991 -Wally Joyner wins record $2.1 million salary arbitration 1992 -"2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 perfs 1992 -42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando 1992 -Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 sec by Thomas School of Germ 1992 -Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m) 1992 -Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10) 1992 -NBA All Star Game - West beats East 153-113 1992 -Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary 1993 -Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma 1994 -Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat 1995 -"Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances 1995 -Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec) 1996 -WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM 1996 -The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf. 1997 -11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds 1997 -47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland 1997 -Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am 1997 -LG Senior Golf Championship 1997 -Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational 1997 -Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am 1997 -Scotty Bowman, is 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 games 1997 -Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history 1998 -6th annual ESPY Awards 1998 -Failed assassination attempt on Georgian Pres Eduard Shevardnadze 2001 -The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.