January 31, 2021
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history of the word
⟶ Updated 19 Nov 2019 ⟶
List of edits
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Timeline history of the word + culture
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Timeline history of the word
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World time line
Baron Van der Capellen resigns as Governor of Dutch-Indies
Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
Burma accepts its constitution
Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
International Year of Family
Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
MacNeil-Lehrer Report " premieres on PBS"
William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal
Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)
New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
Cambodia is renamedDemocratic Kampuchea ""
British government demands Falkland Islands
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
Apple Computers incorporate
Kenya President Jomo Kenyatta disbands parliament
Curacao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people and 5,894 slaves
Glass Menagerie " closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances"
Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
Nightline " with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes"
German Tolunie goes into effect
Shadow Box " closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 49 performances"
Chandrasekar takes 6-52 and 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted ofYorkshire Ripper " murders of 13 women"
1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
Austria, Finland and Sweden act to join European Union
Gold hits record $634 an ounce
Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, New York City
Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as President of Brazil
55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, New York City
For Tuna Christmas " closes at Booth Theater NYC 20 performances"
Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment
International Year of Tolerance
Greg Chappell scores 204 vs. India at the SCG
Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
Britain takes Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua
LastFar Side " by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)"
Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
Surrogate Baby M case begins in Hackensack, New Jersey
City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
Raman Lamba and Ravi Sehgal score 464 for 1st wicket for Delhi
Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs. Minnesota
2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
1st US public bath opens in New York City
After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in US enters service
All California bars, clubs and card rooms must be smoke-free
Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
Oh, Kay! " closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances"
Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)
Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
Oh Coward! " closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances"
Edwin Jongejans of the Netherlands wins 1-meter springboard diving title
Canada begins using decimal currency system
US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
Smile " closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances"
Kevin Bradshaw of US International scores NCAA Division 1 record 72 pts
Slavery ends of in the Netherlands Indies
Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, Emperor
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
6 Degrees of Separation " closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 performances"
Porfirio Diaz conquers Mexico City
John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
Singer / Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City
Crucible " closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances"
President Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful
Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names
Israel orders 9 Palestinianinstigators " deported from W Beirut"
On Borrowed Time " closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 99 performances"
Battle of Ft McRee, Florida Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry)
Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)
Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister this century
Peter Pan " closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances"
1st homestead under the Homestead Act claimed, near Beatrice, Nebr
Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins
Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city
Spain and Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville
Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
Emancipation Proclamation (ending slavery) issued by Lincoln
Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish
Israel reopens consulate in the USSR after 23 years
Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
Franz SchubertsMissa Solemnis," premieres in Leipzig"
Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale
LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against New York Islanders
Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
Belgium disbands salt tax
Staatsoper Hamburg opens with TheilesAdam und Eva ""
32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
AFC beats NFC 41-13 in the pro bowl
Origin of Japanese Era
British troops occupy Calcutta India
Catskills on Broadway " closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances"
Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan Persia, 18 killed
New York City annexes the Bronx
1st revolutionary flag displayed
Christmas Carol " closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances"
Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
Building of Panama Canal, begins
Austria ends interregation torture
Lost in Yonkers " closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances"
Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI vs. WI at the Gabba
Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes
Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
Secret Garden " closes at St. James Theater NYC after 706 performances"
Juan Darien-Carnival Mass " closes at Vivian Beaumont, New York City"
1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena, California)
Free black community of Philadelphia petitions Congress to abolish slave
Tommy Tune Tonite! " closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances"
Love Thy Neighbor," closes at Booth Theater, New York City"
French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the President of the US)
Junk bond King Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
Show Boat," closes at Gershwin Theater, New York City"
King Pakketvaart sails to the Netherlands Indies
Lord Byron completesThe Corsair ""
100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec and Ontario
Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
King Harald of England crowned
1st US college extension courses for credit, University of Chicago
1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his finalToday " show on NBC-TV"
Henry V crowned German King
Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick vs. England at Harare
Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
Denmark adopts Mid-European time
1st US wire suspension bridge for general traffic opens in Penn
Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series vs. England 3-0
French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star
Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
Colonel Charles Stone is put in charge of organizing DC militia
Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances"
Emperor Frederik III becomes Archduke of Austria
Norway adopts Mid-European time
SC seizes inactive Ft Johnson in Charleston Harbor
Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
1st football game between black colleges - Atlanta University 10, Tuskegee 0
Construction of Brooklyn Bridge begins
St. Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
Brooklyn merges with New York to form present City of New York
King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25
Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
City of Lima Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro
Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay
1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
Flemish Earl Louis and Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty
King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
Cuba liberated from Spain by US (National Day) (US occupies till 1902)
British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die
Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
Artois / Hainault / Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria established
Dr Benjamin E Mays, named President of Atlanta Board of Education
King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
Compulsory education in the Netherlands goes into effect
Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Illinois
Netherlands, England and France sign Triple Alliance
Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
Australia declares independence from federation of the UK colonies
Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
Great earthquake in New England
1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (University of Michigan - 49, Sanford - 0)
Gen Wolseley receives last distress signal of General Gordon in Khartoum
England declares war on Spain and Naples
Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer
President Washington delivers 1stState of the Union ""
George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production
1st US commemoratives and 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued
Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
9 hour work day for diamond miners
Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens
Battle of Jersey (Island in the UK)
President Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7single-sided records (Montreal)"
President Buchanan appoints a fast on account of threatened succession
Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
Gustave Charpentiers operaLouise," premieres in Paris"
US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama
New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
Jack Hobbs makes his Test debut at the MCG (83 & 28)
President Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black
Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath
Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine
4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of New York
2 day storm off Irish and English coast immortalized asBig Wind ""
Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
Japanese troops capture Port Arthur
Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
4,500 British and Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22)
Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
1st official Dutch 11 city skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13:50)
Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF)
Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
Post office begins parcel post deliveries
1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley, California)
US President Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
New York City mayor proposes New York become a free city, trading with N&S
1st scheduled airline flight, St. Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
Brooklyn Dodgers President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
Pope Pius IX encyclicalOn the Church in Armenia ""
Northern and Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
Philips installs research department in Eindhoven
Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
Record snow cover in Seattle-120 cm
DW Griffith showsClansman " at a sneak preview"
Dodgers trade Casey Stengel and Cutshaw to Pittsburgh for Grimes and Mamaux
Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick vs. England at the MCG
Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
Jews of Laibach Austria expelled
NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
Cecil Rhodes resigns as Premier of Cape colony
1st football game in Rose Bowl (Washington State-Brown)
Anti-British uprising in Ireland
Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US
1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
1st issue ofJournal of Negro History " published"
Lithuania gains independence
South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
10,000 US union and socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
Belorussian SSR established
1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho
Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops
New Mexico becomes 47th state
Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established
Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Florida, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995)
1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile and 14:44.6 5,000m
Communist uprising in West Java
US and Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
1st broadcast ofBarn Dance Show " (WBAP - Ft Worth Texas)"
Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield, Missouri
Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek Dictator
US marines sent to Nicaragua
1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
Bruins beat Rangers in New York 13-3
Bradman scores 167 for Australia vs. South Africa at the MCG
Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi and Nehru
Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
Roy Riegels runs 60 yards the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
US troops leave Nicaragua
State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part ofThe Intimate Revue ""
Bradman scores 270 Aust vs. England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
Jurgens and Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
Bradman scores 253 NSW vs. Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
Ft Jefferson National Monument, Florida established
Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx
Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as Mayor of Massillon Ohio
Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby
Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
1st around world flight (Pan AmPacific Clipper ")"
Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St. Louis, Missouri
Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 vs. South Africa
Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
Bradman scores 357 for South Africa vs. Victoria, 424 minutes, 40 fours
Frieda Wunderlich elected 1st woman Dean of a US graduate school
Future President George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, New York
International Telecommunication Union established
Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded
Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
1st Sugar Bowl and 1st Orange Bowl
Bradman scores 107 South Africa vs. Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24
Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs. England in MCG Test
Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly to Florida
Happy as Larry " opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances"
Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
German troops in Bardia surrender
Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
Britain recognizes Communist government of China
1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, New York Herald Tribune
Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy,Joseph & His Brothers ""
Pardon Our French " closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances"
Anastasio Somoza becomes President of Nicaragua
1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department
Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
Allied air raid on Neurenberg
Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack
Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
Netherlands begins taxing wages
Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion
Park Avenue " closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances"
KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
Russian general Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
Show Boat " closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances"
Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
Rose Bowl played in NC due to Japanese threat-Oregon 20, Duke 16
WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, New York (PBS) begins
Burma declares independence from the UK
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
US and 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
Pal Joey " opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances"
KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
Oliver! " opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances"
1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City
Herman WouksCaine Mutiny," premieres in New York City"
Soap OperaThe Brighter Day " premieres"
Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City Athletics to Louisville
Army defeats Navy 10-7 in footballArab Bowl," Oran, North Africa"
1stBob Cummings Show " premieres on NBC (later on CBS)"
Blondie " situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)"
Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
Gen Clark replaces General Patton as commander of 7th Army
Poujadists / communists win French parliamentary elections
Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
Milton Berle Show " last airs on ABC-TV"
France joins the UN
USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere and burns up
2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven / Saint-Trond / Brussels
Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
1st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly / Eckert
John F Kennedy announces run for US Presidency
Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
National Assembly proclaims Hungary a Republic
John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
Benelux agress to work related issues
Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for President
WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
Britain nationalizes its coal industry
1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
Cecil Partee elected President pro tem of Illinois State Senate
WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, DC (MET) begins broadcasting
Nighttime version ofPassword " with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS"
Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan
Fig Leaves Are Falling " closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances"
US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test vs. India
Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana
France begins arms embargo against Israel
Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
Britain nationalizes its railways
Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters
Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock"
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade effective
New York Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game
CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio"
Italy adopts constitution
Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
Orissa province accedes to India
1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host"
KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv"
KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
Zizi " closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances"
Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected Governor of Virgin Is
Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant
Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
Massive Chinese / North Korean assault on UN-lines
Fig Leaves Are Falling " opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances"
Good News " closes at St. James Theater NYC after 16 performances"
US hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
Soviet Sport " calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy"
Gypsy " closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances"
Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
Ernest BlochsSuite Hebraique," premieres"
Dutch premiere of musicalHair " in Amsterdam"
Over Here " closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances"
50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals
WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
Rose and Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
Rothschilds " closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances"
Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
Candide " closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances"
STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
Yugoslav parliament Chairman / VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
Home Sweet Homer " opens and closes at Palace Theater, New York City"
100th US Congress convenes
Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
55 mph speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida (CBS) begins
Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
New York Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
Frankenstein " opens and closes on Broadway"
Gypsy " closes at St. James Theater NYC after 477 performances"
KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
Peter Pan " closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances"
Real Life With Jane Pauley " premieres on NBC-TV"
KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
Rhino Records releases their 1st albumWildmania ""
69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 seconds)
Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt and the UK
30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs. Vancouver
British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, theYorkshire Ripper ""
New York Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (vs. West Indies)
ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) and ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th and 6th ABC radio network
Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)
Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6 / 30 / 1958 (18-mo year)
Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller / 1993a
BOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7h57m
Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI vs. Pakistan
US Football League holds its 1st player draft
Government Inspector " opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances"
European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
Camelot " closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances"
Night Court " starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV"
Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White
70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
Treaties establish European Economic Community (Common Market)
Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
16 die in a train crash in Chase, Maryland
Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
SD Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
Annie " closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances"
US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
Chad becomes autonomous Republic in French Community
Sophisticated Ladies " closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 performances"
VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself President
Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Rohan Kanhai completes 256 vs. India at Calcutta
Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion
Bank of France issues new franc, worth 20 cents
Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writingDoonesbury ""
Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as King of Portugal
Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars
Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes Premier of Poland
AntonioMichele " Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V"
Montserrat adopts constitution
Riot in Tunis kills over 100
7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500 - Tokyo Dome)
Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
US census at 179,245,000
90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
England signs an offensive and defensive alliance with Netherland
Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the House
Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and Holy Roman empire
Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
Egyptian President Mubarak reappoints Coptic Pope Shenuda III
Father " opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances"
Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
Largest check issued, National Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
Funny Thing Happened," closes at St. James NYC after 715 performances"
Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
Ivanov," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances"
Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
Triumph of Love," closes at Royale Theater, New York City"
Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede
Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
New York Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland / Zealand
Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as President of the World Bank
Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
French Poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolved
Mulroney and Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs. Switz, 7000+ killed
Fire after heavy storm destroys 2 / 3 of De Rijp Neth, 1 dies
KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry
Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Netherlands to England
KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
Great fire in Eindhoven Neth
Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
International Cooperation Year begins
Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
William Louis of Nassau becomes Governor / Viceroy of Drenthe
Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
All US cigarette packs have to carryCaution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health ""
Test debut of Shane Warne, vs. India at Sydney
Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans
1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
CRU becomes the CAFA and turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
Gypsy Passion " closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances"
Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
2nd Bank of US opens
FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
Abe Lincoln in Illinois " closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 performances"
Engl / Hannover / Saxony-Poland / Austria sign anti-Prussian / Russian pact
1st printing in Hawaii
Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
Shakespeare after My Father " closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 performances"
Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
Liberia colonized by Americans
Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
Battles between army and rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
St. Helena adopts constitution
Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
Tonga revises constitution
Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
Florida troops takeover Ft Marion at St. Augustine
WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
Battle of Manassas Junction, Virginia
ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain and France
Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, West Virginia
Netherlands gets color TV
Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates and cocaine
Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
St. Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
The Epoch " (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)"
St. Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII
Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventureValley of Fear " (BG)"
Netherlands Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
Jacob of Arteveld elected Mayor of Ghent
Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
W B Purvis patents fountain pen
Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
Bloody battles between Hoeksen and Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht
James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
Joan of Arc handed over to the Bishop
California Exchange opens
Hermann SudermannsHeimat," premieres in Berlin"
Company " closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances"
Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
On the Town " closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances"
Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks ofHostage rights of Aemstel ""
1st steamboat sails, Red River
Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
Promises Promises " closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances"
Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
Start of Sherlock HolmesAdventure of Blanched Soldier " (BG)"
International Book Year begins
Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan and Gaines at Mobile Bay
Marconi Co establishesCQD " as 1st International radio distress signal"
KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
Russia and Poland sign Truce of Androsovo
President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Mississippi
England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
Britain, Ireland and Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
East Indies invasionGeldermalsen " leaves at Malakka: 92 killed"
Dutch Heidemaatschappij established
1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, San Francisco
Lee MacPhail takes over as AL President, succeeding Joe Cronin
Washington defeats British at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey
1st successful auroral photograph made
Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
Danish national anthemKong Kristian," 1st sung"
French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later declared innocent
William M Burton patents a process tocrack " petroleum"
World Population Year begins
Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
1st US building and loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
Sweden adopts constitution
Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
Musical Jubilee " closes at St. James Theater NYC after 92 performances"
1st deep sea sounding
England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 and 8-68
MusicalBig Boy " with Al Jolson premieres in New York City"
Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
California town of Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
National Association of Audubon Society incorporates
Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York and London
NBC replaces the peacock logo
1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
Portuguese expel Jesuits
Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
San Francisco has its 1st air meet
Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres"
1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
US Ft Pulaski and Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears"
Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40 / 9-hr day to $5.00 / 8-hr day
Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883
Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, New York
British Premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
President Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
1st free kindergarten in US opens in Florence, Massachusetts
Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege
International Year of the Child begins
1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to New York Yankees
Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth
US and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, and Hugh Jennings
54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
Emperor Wilhelm congratulates President Kruger on the Jameson Raid
James Gleason and Richard TabersIs zat so?," premieres in New York City"
Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship
Gerhart HauptmannsSchluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin"
Nellie Taylor Ross became Governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA
Chrysler UK renamed Talbot
Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, vs. England at MCG
James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hour day and $5 daily minimum wage
Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
British miners strike for 8 hour working day
Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
Premier Adbou Diouf becomes President of Senegal
US postal savings bank inaugurated
Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago and Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
Sweden changes order of succession to throne
South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
US employment service opens as a unit of Department of Labor
Mao Tse-tung writesA Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire ""
Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000
1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
International Year for the Disabled begins
Turkey makes peace with Armenia
Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
National and American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
30 Something stars Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament / becomes Dictator
Fingleton and Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS President
Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
Bradman scores 112 vs. England at MCG - his 1st Test century
FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
March of Dimes established to fight polio
Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
Origin of Christian Era
TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives
British / Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
Roman garrison of Mainz uprising
Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
WPG-AM in Atlantic City, New Jersey consolidates with WBIL andWOV asnew " WOV"
55 German tanks reach North-Africa
Gov Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes Emperor of Rome
PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
Canada and US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
Teams agrees to start season later due to WWII
Start of Roman (Pontifical) Indiction
World Communications Year begins
Italian counter offensive in Albania
William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
Last gladiator competition in Rome
Brunei becomes independent of the UK
American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoonOdor-able Kitty ""
King Ataulf of Narbonne marries Emperor Honorius sister Galle Placidia
New York City transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
Hofmeier Charles Martel flees from Bishop Willibrord
International Youth Year begins
Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
Show Boat " opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances"
Russia adopts Julian calendar
VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
Jews of Sicily are no longer required to attend conversionist services
Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
President Harry S Truman labels his administration theFair Deal ""
Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes King of Hungary
Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up
Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
Flying Enterprise sinks
Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia
International Peace Year begins
Greek General Plastiras forms government
KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
New York City transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
Elvis Presley recordsHeartbreak Hotel ""
King Louis XII loses last bulwark in Naples, Caeta
Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
1st opening session of Congress to be televised
Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria
Spain and Portugal are 11th and 12th to join European Economic Community
William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating
Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem
60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
Colgate Theater " dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV"
Tony Sheridan and beatles produceMy Bonnie " and "The Saints ""
1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders
International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
9 Jewish Kremlin physiciansexposed " as British / US agents"
Camelot " closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances"
German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610
Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
Carnival! " closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances"
Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was March 25)
Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
Dragnet " with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV"
San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
Charles II Stuart crowned King of Scotland
Year of the Reader begins
Australia beat West Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
Pope Paul VI visits Jordan and Israel
General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
Jose Ramon Guizado becomes President of Panama
San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston
New York City transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York
Year of the Young Reader begins
Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black Mayor of New York City
Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick vs. South Africa at Cape Town
Dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia
Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar
FCC implementsSYNDEX " giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs"
Alaska admitted as 49th US state
Maggie Flynn " closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances"
Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom
Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education and Labor
Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman and Karl Shapiro
Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as King of Portugal
New York City MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
Date of action in the operaMadeleine ""
5% sales tax on consumer goods and services goes into effect in the USSR
WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian President Hosi Mubarak
Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singingShe Loves You ""
Soap OperaAll My Children," premieres on ABC"
Daily Universal Register " (Times of London) publishes 1st issue"
Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
Floyd B McKissick, named National Director of CORE
1st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
Bush is 1st US President to address Australian Parliament
Tonight Show " is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes"
Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
Albany replaces NYC as capital of New York
Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs. Lakers - 11,178)
Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
Europe breaks down trade barriers
WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
NASA announces development of space shuttle
Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
International Space Year begins
Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
New York City transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
Ireland and Great Britain (England and Scotland) form United Kingdom
New York City transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
Jimmy " closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances"
President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle
Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
Mame " closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances"
West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
Curacao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
Marxist government takes over in Congo
Mali and Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
African Benevolent Society (education) forms
Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) and Slovakia
WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
Netherlands recognizes German DR
Congress prohibits importation of slaves
Harry Connick Jr arrested at a New York airport for gun possession
Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show inOh, Brother ""
Sierra Leone becomes a British colony
Flying Karamzov Brothers " closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances"
George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
Wiz " opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances"
Official reopening of the White House
Grand Night after Singing " closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances"
Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as Premier of Spain
14 die when British freighterLake Illawarra " rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks"
Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia
Battle of Romney, West Virginia
Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die
England and Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo
1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington
1st underground railway opens in London
British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814)
Congress ratifies peace treaty between US and England
Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, California
January-uprising begins in Poland
1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez
Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
Sen Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the National flower
Georgia legislature reconvenes
France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
Mozart completesDissonantenkwartet " (opus 10)"
US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins
John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil
Royal Astronomical Society founded in England
Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife
Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
US Senate proposes female suffrage
Battle of Wetumka, Florida
Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
1st Computer patented
Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin reach Sydney Australia
King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine
Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
Anthracite coal 1st used to smelt iron, Mauch Chunk, Penn
Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)
Michael Eagan wins 1st US national amateur handball championship
Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
Franciscan nuns begin Missionary work on Netherlands Antilles
King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
New South Wales score 918 all out vs. South Australia in 560 minutes
Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener reach Cape Town
FL state troops demand surrender of Ft Pickens
Conspiracy in New Mexico against US
1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
Oil discovered in Texas
President Davis delivers hisState of Confederacy " address"
French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
1st international air meet in US held, in LA
British Zulu War begins: Lieutenant General Chelmsford invades Zululand
Ft Pikens, Florida falls into state hands
Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St, New York City
1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)
Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche, Louisiana
Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
Freeland Colony founded in US
Battle of Cosby Creek, Tennessee
Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)
Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam
General Sherman begins his march to the South
President Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after WWI
Caillaux government in France resigns
Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown Pa, killing 170
NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
Typography strike in Amsterdam
Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 seconds in Oslo
Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison
SC constitutional convention, meets with a black majority
1st all-female US State Supreme Court appointed, Texas
Russian offensive in Kaukasus
1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
Celluloid " registered as a trademark"
1st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies
League of Nations established
Football rules committee legalizes forward pass
P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
CBS radio network buys WABC in New York City
Montreal Canadiens (14) and Tor St. Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature
Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
House of Reps rejects proposal to give women right to vote
US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
Ratification of present SF City Charter
Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
Britain proclaims Gilbert and Ellice Is colony in Pacific
Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
Jaap SpeyersBluejackets " premieres in Amsterdam"
Lithuania seizes and annexes country of Memel
Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4
Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut vs. Eng Adelaide (116)
Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy
Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
Bradman scores 107 for South Australia vs. Queensland (1st innings)
Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
Dutch South Sea dike cracks
British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns
Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
History of Science Society organized at Boston
Finland and the USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
Youth for Christ " organizes"
Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, and Judge MCQuade buy New York Giants
Gen George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
Mickey Mouse " and "Silly Symphony " comics syndicated"
Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
Pete the Tramp " cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts"
Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs. New York Rangers
Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks
US Congress recognize independence Philippines
Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
Make Mine Manhattan " closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances"
Bradman hits 186 South Africa vs. Queensland before Christ catches him at short-leg
Plow for laying submarine cable patented
1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
My Romance " closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances"
Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
British troops reconquer Sollum
Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
Small Wonder " closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances"
Japan invades North-Celebes, Netherlands Indies
Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender
Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
Russian offensive against German 6th / 4th Armies near Stalingrad
National War Labor Board created
L M (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America
Jordan adopts constitution
1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Philadelphia
Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
Churchill and de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh
All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends
Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
Baseball writers again fail to elect a new Hall of Famer
Failed resistance raid on distribution office of Borgerstraat Amsterd
Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open
LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1st radar contact with Moon
US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea
NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
Polonaise " closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances"
Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, New Jersey
NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to Los Angeles
Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel
1st Supermarket in the UK opens
FDR andWinston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WWII
Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)
Greek steamerHimara " strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard"
Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
Call Me Mister " closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances"
US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel vs. Oklahoma State Board of Regents)
Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum / Wolchow
European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan
1st Jewish family showGoldbergs " premieres on CBS"
Arthur Godfrey & His Friends " premieres on CBS TV"
2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
President Lyndon B Johnson declaresWar on Poverty ""
RCA introduces 45 RPM record
Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
Black / Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
1st jet passenger trip made
Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
As the Girls Go " closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances"
Georges Pompidou appointed French Premier
UN headquarters opens in Manhattan, New York
USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage
US recalls all consular officials from China
Who and the Kinks perform on the lastShindig " TV show on ABC"
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
29 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California
NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 27-7
NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 30-13
Today Show " premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV"
Voyageurs National Park, Minn established
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
9Jewish " physicians arrested for"terrorist activities " in Moscow"
Rationing of coffee in the Netherlands ends
NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
Elvis recordsHeartbreak Hotel ""
Queen Elizabeth II opens New Zealand parliament
Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
Tricks " opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances"
Anthony Eden resigns and Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of Britain
Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded
WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
Secret peace talks between US and North Vietnam resumed near Paris
Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages and kill 3,500
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7
Little Richard releasesTutti Frutti ""
Loch Ness Monster photographed
Battles between moslems and hindus in Calcutta
Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points
Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
US version ofThat Was The Week That Was," premieres"
Sobers andWorrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt vs. England
Chicago Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
UN genocide pact goes into effect
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
Argentina and Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
Go Away Little Girl " by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1"
George C Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address statessegregation now
Today Show gets a new theme song
WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs. England
14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge and occupy Phnom Penh
India and Pakistan sign peace accord
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 vs. England, 21 maiden overs in a row
Pirates of Penzance " opens at Uris Theater NYC for 772 performances"
Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
20,000 attend Human Be-In, San Francisco
India all out 63 in one-day international vs. Australia
Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
Hullabaloo " premieres on NBC-TV"
Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black
At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
Lester Maddox inaugurated as Governor of Georgia
Batman " with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV"
Sonny and Cher releaseBeat Goes On ""
Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
12 day NYC transit strike ends
Soyuz 4 launched
Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
Princess Margret marries Mr Pieter van Vollenhoven
LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends
Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
Great Balls of Fire " reaches #1"
Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
Washington Capitals Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1
US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
Nighttime version ofHollywood Squares " premieres on NBC TV"
Sanford & Son " starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV"
9th largest NBA crowd 38,873 - Chicago at Detroit
Preview Center Opens
Golden Rainbow " closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances"
WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Dow Jones down 140.58 points
Light, Lively & Yiddish " closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances"
Super Bowl III: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, New York Jets, QB
WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
42nd Street " closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances"
Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
All in the Family " premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV"
Super Bowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
Starlight Express " closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances"
Triple album setConcert for Bangladesh " released in the UK"
Soon " opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances"
Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7 in LA
Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan and 5 others, including a nun and 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps / min on BBC TV
Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
Joker " by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1"
World Football League founded
Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters and Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV"
Soyuz 27 carring 2 Cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging asIslamic Arab Republic ""
USSR breaks trade agreement with US
Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins and Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
Bionic Woman " with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)"
Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
Entertainer of the Year Awards
Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
Last broadcast ofRockford Files " on NBC"
UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization
Blues Brothers " movie with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi opens"
Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opensgeneral offensive ""
Ipi Tombi " opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances"
Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
NBC offersTonight Show " to David Letterman"
Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
6th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
Madonna 1st singsHoliday " on American Bandstand"
Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
New York Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring New York Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
Argentine ex-President / general Bignone arrested
Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
Dynasty " with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV"
Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
Guys & Dolls " closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 performances"
Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC
Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected President of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua
NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
Romance / Romance " closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 performances"
For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
New York Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
STS 61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Kennedy
Chicago Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
Former Belgian Premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore"
Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship
Simpsons " premiered on Fox-TV"
Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
11th ACE Cable Awards
World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
Earl Floris V signs accord with French King
Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
Barbara DeAngelis Show " premieres on CBS-TV"
Phillips V, the Tall, crowned King of France
US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Brooklyn
Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, California
700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
8th Soap Opera Digest Awards
Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
Valentin Pavlov become new Premier of the USSR
Pope Martinus V declares Jacoba van Beierens marriage invalid
My Favorite Year " closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances"
Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
Anna Christie " opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances"
1st meeting of States-General of the Netherlands
Sea Gull " closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances"
Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)
Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch Pope (Adrian VI)
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
13th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 27 awards
Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
Late Late Show " with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM"
Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
France declares war on Spain
Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater, New York City"
Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
16th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 23 awards
Connecticut becomes 5th state
1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe, Japan
Holiday " closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 49 performances"
Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
4,000th episode ofEntertainment Tonight ""
Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA
Swinging On a Star " closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 performances"
1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia
Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia
Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as President of Nicaragua
Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
100th episode ofEllen," airs"
Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America
18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
17th United Negro College Fund raises
Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
Income Tax introduced in the UK
St. Militiades ends his reign as Catholic Pope
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)
Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
Nika-revolt against Justianus and Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople
Chrysler-Plymouth LPGA Tournament of Champions
Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded / ousted
HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia
Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes King
HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland / Zealand
Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm
Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church
Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)
Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space
France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
1st SF newspaper published (California Star)
Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove and muskaat
Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
1st commercial bank in SF established
Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society
Wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament Of Champions
Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
Astor Library opens in New York City
Mt Etna erupts, Sicily
Duke Odo becomes King of West-France
Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
Clipper Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 dies
Ferdinand VI of Spain and Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
Crusaders set fire to Mara Syria
Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism
7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon, California
1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
Earl Henry Howard of Surrey sentenced to death
Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, South Carolina
Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
British Museum opens in Montague House, London
Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede
Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
Fraunces Tavern opens in New York City
Fisk University establishes
Continental Congress convenes in New York City
Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
Création de l'univers
Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Ft Robinson
Titania and Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
Création des atomes
Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas
Statisten and Vonckisten unite as Belgium
James Oglethorpe and 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina
Naissance du soleil
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze " released in movie theaters"
Monroe and Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy Louisiana
John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
Formation de la Terre
New South Wales (918) defeat South Australia (157 and 156) by innings and 605
Michigan Territory organizes
Congress changes US flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes
Création de la lune
2 NYers buy Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and moved it to New York
1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1 / 21)
Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase AL Baltimore franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (Yankees)
Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die
Anthony Foss patents accordion
Apparition des batéries
Wind Cave National Park, SD established
Alabama becomes 4th state to secede
Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, New York City
Apparition de l'oxygène par la photosynthèse réalisé par les bactéries
Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops (1 / 22 NS)
Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama and USS Hatteras
Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet
L'oxygène représente 13% de l'atmosphère
Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as Premier of Belgium
Union forces capture Arkansas Post or Ft Hindman, Arkansas
Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention
Formation de la couche d'ozone
Muir Woods National Monument, California established
Charing Cross Station opens in London
National convention of black leaders meets in Washington DC
Peuplement de la Terre par les animaux
US marines invade Honduras
Battle of Beverly, West Virginia
P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana Governor
Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, San Francisco
Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
Battle between jobless and police in NYC, 100s injuried
Apparition des forets de conifères
KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
Hawaiian Historical Society founded
US troops land in Honolulu to protect the King
Extinction des dinosaures
Rotterdam metal strike ends
Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
Richard Wagner completes his operaParsifal ""
Apparition des prairies
Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain
William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US Minister to Liberia
Fire in circus Ferroni in Berditschoft Poland kills 430
Posture sur les pates arrières
Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
Taille de pierre
KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
Maitrise du feu
Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
L'homme moderne a pris forme
Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1
L'homme nomade explore le monde
Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
Bread and Roses Strike begins
1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
Sédentarisation des hommes
Italian regime bans marriages between Italians and Abyssinians
Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000
French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip
Apparition des premières villes
2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
French troops capture / Serbian army flees to Corfu
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
Constructions des premiers édifices
6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania
3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
Roald Amundsens anchors at Walvis Bay
Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
Romania annexes Transylvania
IWW-leader / songwriter Joe Hill arrestedGirl from Utah " East-Prussia"
Invention de la roue
US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
Japanese government in Java limits sale and use of motorcars
Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
W Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles
Age de fer
1st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies
US soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters)
Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
L'homme est présent sur la quasi-totalité de la Terre
1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Michigan
Would-Be Gentleman " opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances"
French and Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
New York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
Apparition des cavaleries
1st edition of People and Fatherland published in the Netherlands
Street Scene " opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances"
Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State
Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
Flash Gordon " comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts"
Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive anX " rating, premieres"
Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th, New York City
Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
Princess Juliana marries German Prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
Washington Capitals NBA club folds
Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)
WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
Empire d'Alexandre le Grand
Tennis champs Helen Moody and Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
Belgian Pholien government resigns
Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
Création de la route de la soie
WW II siege of Bataan starts
Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
Bradman scores a second innings 113 vs. Queensland after a ton in the 1st
US and Mexico battle over oil interests
Constantin se convertit au christianisme
Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
Frances Moulton elected 1st woman President of a US national bank
Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen
Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
Mickey Mouse " comic strip 1st appears"
Invention de la poudre
Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
Korean ferryboatChang Tyong-Ho " sank off Pusan killing 249"
Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
Ecrit de Fibonacci
US President Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
Bert Olmstead, Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
US and Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
Belgian Premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco
Découverte des Amériques par Christophe Colomb
1st photo of genes taken at University of Southern California by Pease and Baker
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan and Leonie Adams
Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established
Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
Premier moteur à vapeur
Happy as Larry " closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances"
Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan
Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago HQ to Philadelphia
Interallied war trial conference publishes St. James Declaration
Incention du moteur à explosion à essence
Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
British Premier Anthony Eden resigns
Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
Allied Conference for war trials
Création du téléphone par Bell
French Plevin government falls
Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
Création de l'ampoule électrique par Edison
President Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paperTruth ""
J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become President of International Boxing Club
British Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
Hitler declaresTotal War ""
WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
Vinoo Mankad scores 231 vs. New Zealand, 413 opening stand with Roy
In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
Hanif Mohammad completes 499 for Karachi, then 1st class world record
US infantry captures Galloping Horse-ridge Guadalcanal
USSR shrinks army to 300,000
Rawhide " with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV"
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl) - Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
Along 5th Avenue " opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances"
Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn / St. Paul territory
Racial riot at University of Georgia
Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
Assassination attempt on Indonesian President Sukarno, fails
Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
Marshal Josip Tito chosen President of Yugoslavia
1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
Mao Tse-tung writes his poemReply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo ""
Beatles releasePlease Please Me " and "Ask Me Why ""
Military rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
Bahamas becomes self-governing
Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
BeatlesI Want to Hold Your Hand " is #80 in US (Cashbox)"
WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting
Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
Beatles65 " album goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks"
Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open
Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
Daktari " African adventure series premieres on CBS TV"
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee
Newlywed Game " premieres on ABC TV"
Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon
Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
GE College Bowl " quiz show premieres on NBC TV"
1st trial flight of Concorde
Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080 / 1570 km)
US newspaperDaily Worker " ceases publication"
1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
Constitution of Singapore enacted
Hooked on a Feeling " by BJ Thomas peaks at #5"
De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
US Congress doubles President salary
Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen " closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances"
Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused byWoodstock ""
Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
1stQuickie " Divorce granted in the UK"
Do Re Mi " closes at St. James Theater NYC after 400 performances"
LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
Luna 21 launched, to Moon
Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs. Chicago
Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes President and sheik Mujib ur-Rahman Premier
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
Purlie " closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances"
Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
American League adopts designated hitter rule
Karol Wojtyla becomes Archbishop of Krakow
British Darts Organisation founded in North London
CW McCall CB songConvoy " hit #1 on the country music charts"
Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
1st black selected for Presidential Ccabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 vs. Pakistan Never again
Ringo releasesOh My My " in the UK"
Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC
Coup in Togo
US Poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
Porgy & Bess " closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances"
ABC airs final episode ofLove, American Style ""
Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
Soyuz 17 carries 2 Cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
Hallelujah, Baby! " closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 performances"
Dutch rations gasoline
Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
Pacific Overtures " opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances"
Illya Darling " closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 performances"
Shenandoah " opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances"
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive National figure skating champions
Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
Beatles releaseYellow Submarine " album"
Angola revises its constitution
63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
Soon " closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances"
Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal
Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
Fame " premieres on NBC TV"
5.9 earthquake in New England and Canada; 1st since 1855
Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
Tricks " closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances"
Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win vs. England
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
Gov Askew dedicates RCUC solar office building
Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
King & I " opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances"
EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
John Lennon releasesNobody Told Me ""
Grand Tour " opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances"
King of Schnorrers " closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 performances"
Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
Debut of Pretenders
Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium
Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
Chinese / Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
Tintypes " closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances"
Barbara Sonntag, Colo, crochets record 147 stitches / min for 1 / 2 hour
STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and Howard Nemerov
US President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
Sir Rudolph Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
Palau adopts constitution
Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St. Bridge in Washington, DC, and falls into Potomac River, killing 78
French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
English Earl of St. Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
Honduras adopts constitution
Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time
TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
Akhito becomes Emperor of Japan
Pat Sajak Show " premieres on CBS"
Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
23rd Tennis Federation Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
Cleveland Cavs block 21 New York Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
1st black lt gov since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Va)
Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0)
Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,1000,000
Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
Baker and Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis
Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI vs. India, Madras
Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428
Nia Peeples Party Machine " premieres on TV"
Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
LA Dodger / SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
Pat Lafontaine sets New York Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays and other expressive activities
Christmas Carol " closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 performances"
Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
Friday the 13th " virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain"
Passion " closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances"
Ecuador and Peru involve in boundary fight
Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
Computers across Britain hit byFriday the 13th " virus"
Crazy after You " closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 performances"
Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
Ric Flair wins NWA / WCW wrestling title
Jerry Parks, Okla defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
Moslem army occupies Kurashitische Caravan
Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes
US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
1st elected US black Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island
Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
Independent Presidential Candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
12th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 25 awards
Battle at Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa
Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA
Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
St. Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
President Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected
Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown
Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo
Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die
French troops under Duke de Guise occupy Calais
German Emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
Genoa Italy expels Jews
Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary and Spain
NHLPA and owners agree to end NHL strike
Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins
Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal
Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane
Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Order of the Guilder forms
Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International
STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin finished
Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
Dutch gang leaderSjako " arrested"
1st sitting ofVurige Chamber " in Paris"
Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances"
Italian government of Ciampi resigns
England, Austria, Netherlands and Saxon sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
King Charles I and family flee London for Oxford
AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21
26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
Comet C / 1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
Patti LaBelle On Broadway," opens at St. James Theater, New York City"
George Washington delivers 1st state of union address (or Jan 4)
Charles Farnese becomes Duke of Parma / Piacenza
US male Figure Skating championship won by
CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years
11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
Common Sense " by Thomas Paine, published"
Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
English King Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence
Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
Dutch in Cape Town surrender to British
Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed
Charles V and Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid
Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies
Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1 / 1 / 1583)
Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
Cape colony becomes English colony
Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
Church authorities burn hebrew books in Rome
Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
Tea from India 1st arrives in the UK
French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon
1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford
Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12 / 24 / 1814 but nobody knew
Penny Post mail system is starts
Frisia and Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar
Rodger Ludlow publishes Fundamental Orders of Connecticut ""
Dutch King Willem I fires him displeasing parliament members
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin corresponding
Parts of the Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar
United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US
Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University
Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
1st telegraph message sent using dots and dashes (NJ)
Ft Jackson and Ft Philip are taken over by LA state troops
1st US public museum established (Charlestown SC)
Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecutingwitches ""
Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
US forts and property seized by Mississippi
Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in California
German mob leaderSjako " sentenced to death in Amsterdam"
Dutch King Willem II charters Technical College Delft
Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)
French evacuate Vienna
Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
3 siècles de commerce entre l'occident et la Chine
Empire chinois des Han
Première révolution industrielle
Première guerre mondiale
Seconde guerre mondiale
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