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YearWhat happened on this date
0587Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram takes cousin Childebert II as heir
0741St. Gregory III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1340Battle of Salado Spain: last Moor invasion driven back
1443George Kastriotis [Skanderberg] proclaims Albania principality
1520Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1520Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean
1569Duke of Alva forces Bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
1582Playwright and Poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway
1660London Royal Society forms
1710Battle at Brihuega: English General Stanhope captured
1757England condemns ceasefire of Kloster-Seven
17752nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
1776Washington and his troops cross Delaware River
1795US pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis
1813Kosacks occupy Utrecht
1821Panama declares independence from Spain
1833Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
1853Olympia established as capital of Washington Territory
1853Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory
1854Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
1861Confederate Congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army
1862Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
1862Battle of Hooly Spring, Mississippi
1871Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina
1875Verney Cameroon reaches East Africa
1879Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: General Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu
1895America's auto race starts; 6 cars 55 miles winner avg 7 MPH
1904Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
1905Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin
1908154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pennsylvania
1911Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
1912Albania declares independence from Turkey
19161st (German) air attack on London
1917Sigmund Rombergs revue Over the Top
1918Emperor Wilhelm of Prussia and Germany, abdicates
1919US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament
19226 old minsters in Greece, executed
1922Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47"
1924Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves 2nd Chamber
19257th French government of Briand sworn-in
1925Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee
1929Adm RE Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
1929Ernie Nevers scores 40 points for Cardinals vs Bears (NFL record)
1929Adm Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
1929Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chicago Cards vs. Bears (NFL record)
1932France and the USSR signs not-attack treaty
1932Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time
1934Churchill tells Premier Baldwin not to under estimate German air power
1939Nazi Governor-General of Poland, Hans Frank organizes Judenrat
1939Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-attack treaty
1940Cleveringa arrested by Nazis
1941German troops vacate Rostov
1942500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
1942Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills 602 (Boston, Massachusetts)
1943Roosevelt Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran
1943FDR, Churchill and Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
19441st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
1944400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
1944Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
1944In reprisal 40 Dutch men are executed by Nazis
1946French government of Bidault, resigns
1946Landverrader Anton Mussert to death sentenced
1948Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV"""
19481st Polaroid camera sold
1951Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
1953Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances"""
195341st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
19541st pro football game in the Netherlands
1954KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
1955KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956Photography begins on ... & God Created Women""""
1957Look Homeward
1957Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
1958AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1958Chad becomes an autonomous Republic within French community
1958Congo and Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1958KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958US reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
195947th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
1959KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
1959Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1960Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)
1960CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
1960Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
1961Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy
1961General Meeting of the UN debates about New-Guinea
1962Telegraph between Netherlands and Indonesia restored
19631st million copy record prior to release I Want to Hold Your Hand""""
1963Beatles She Loves You" returns to #1 on UK record chart"""
1963Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
1963WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
196452nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
1964Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a Republic is declared
1966Dominican Republic adopts constitution
196733rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
1967The 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected
1969Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
197058th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
1971Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances"""
197159th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
1972Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances"""
1972LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
1973Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1973Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
1974Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1974Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
1975Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
1975Wings release Venus & Mars / Rock Show" medley"""
1976Rosalind Russell dies at age 68
197664th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
197844th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
1978Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
1979King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances"""
1979Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
1979LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
1981Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances"""
1982Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances"""
198270th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
198271st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
19839th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 is launched
19839th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
19856th Belgium government of Martens forms
1986Reagan adm exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1986Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
1986Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1987South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1989Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
1993Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances"""
199381st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23
1993Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
1994Norway votes against joining European Union
1995James Brady, former White House Press Secretary, suffers a heart attack
1997Final episode of Beavis & Butt-head

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