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1340English King Edward III proclaimed King of France
1531Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
1654Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
1697Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time limit - solves problem before going to bed that same night
1699Venice, Poland and Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey
1736Stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne
1748England, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
17881st settlement established by English in Australia (Sydney)
1788Captain Arthur Phillip hoists English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales
1797Russia, Prussia and Austria sign treaty
1802Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
1837Mich admitted as 26th US state
1837Michigan admitted as 26th US state
1838Tennessee becomes 1st state to prohibit alcohol
1841Hong Kong was proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
1841Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
18501st German-language daily newspaper in US published, New York City
1861La becomes 6th state to secede from US
1861Louisiana becomes 6th state to secede
1862Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive McClellan ignores order
186354th Regiment (Black) infantry forms
1863War Department authorizes Mass Governor to recruit black troops
1870Virginia rejoins US
1871American income tax repealed
1871British Rugby Union forms
1871US income tax repealed
1875Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green
1881Union of Baptists Communities forms in Foxholl
1882France government of Gambetta falls
18841st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria
1885Gen Gordon & troops slain by Sudanese in Khartoum
1885Muhammad Ahmed (Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum"""
1886Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
1887Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians
1905World's largest diamond found Cullinan diamond
1905Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a Monk in Korea
19071st federal corrupt election practices law passed
1910Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
1911Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
1913Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro
1914600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
1915Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo established
1918President Hoover calls for wheatless" and ""meatless"" days for war effort"""
1921Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Netherlands forms
1921Toronto St. Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs. Hamilton Tigers
1924Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
1926Television 1st demonstrated (J L Baird, London)
1931Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
1932British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)
1932KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
1934Bradman scores 128 NSW vs. Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
1934Nazi Germany and Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years
1939Federal Hall National Monument established
1939Filming begins on Gone With the Wind""""
1939Franco conquers Barcelona
19421st US force in Europe during WWII go ashore in Northern Ireland
1942Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German marshal Rommel
1945Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
1946Indian Republic Day
1947KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die
1948Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
1949WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
1950India becomes a Republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
1951Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1954Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
1954Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
1956Hank Greenberg and Joe Cronin are elected to Hall of Fame
1956Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
1957Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms
1957India annexes Kashmir
1957Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as President of Milwaukee Braves
1958H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli Minister of Defense
1958Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of You Asked for It""""
1958Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational
1959Italy government of Fanfani resigns
1959KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND / PBS) begins broadcasting
1960High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
1960Oakland enters AFL
1960Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot
19611st woman `personal physician to President' - JG Travell
1961Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1"""
19611st woman personal Physician to President"-JG Travell"""
1962Twist" is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools"""
1962Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
1962US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
1963Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances"""
1963Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
1965South Vietnam milt coup under general Nguyen Khanh
1966Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
1968Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
1971Charles Manson convicted of murder
1971Dutch 2nd Chamber accept law against limitation of war crimes
1972Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute
1973Belgium government of Leburton forms
1976Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
19766th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20
1976Belgium Catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals
1976Israel opens Good Fence" to Lebanon"""
1976NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20
1977Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai and Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki
1978Frank Herbert completes his novel Destination: Void""""
1978International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit
1978Mario Soares forms Portuguese government
1978Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
1979Nelson Rockefeller former VP & 4 time governor of NY died
1979Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Neth
1980Islanders & Whalers had a penality free game
1980175,000 pay to hear FRANK SINATRA sing in Rio de Janeiro!
1980Islanders and Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
1980Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations
1981Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs. Australia at Adelaide Oval
1982Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
1982Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs. Penguins
1982Mauno Koivisto elected President of Finland
1983Dutch / British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
1984Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
1984US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters and a blimp able to lift 26 tons - Lakehurst, New Jersey
198542th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins
1985Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
1986Chicago Bears defeat Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl 20
1986Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
1986Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
1986Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
198714th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie and Alabama
1987Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title
1988Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4"
1989Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances"""
1989Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
1989AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988
1989Madison Square Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan
1989Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia vs. West Indies, Sydney
1989US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus
1990Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica and South Atlantic
1990Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as assistant GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office)
1991Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances"""
199165th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)
1991Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church
1991Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
1991Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
1991New York Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
1992Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances"""
199280th Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (63 36 64 62)
1992Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
1992Super Bowl XXVI: Washington Redskins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
1993West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
1995New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern
1996Les Miserables
1997Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances"""
199785th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63)
1997Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant
1997Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in Pasadena
199825th American Music Award: Spice Girls and Babyface win
1998Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
1998President Clinton says I want to say one thing to the American people I did not have sexual relations with that woman

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