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0306Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed Emperor of Rome
0312Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius
0969Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria
1061Emperor disposes of Bishop Cadalus and Pope Honorius II
1467Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars
1492Columbus discovers Cuba
1574Prince Willem van Orange installs university
1610Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st gov of Virginia colony
1612Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1628Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
1636Harvard College 1st US college founded.
1636Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) founded
16461st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)
1746Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
1776Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
1776Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to New Jersey
1790NY gives up claims to Vermont in exchange for $30 000.
1790New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1793Eli Whitney applies for patent for the cotton gin.
1793Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
1846Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
1863Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia: 865 killed or injured
1864Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties
1864Battle of Wauhatchie, Tennessee
1867Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
1882Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
1886Pres Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
1886Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City
1890Last NL-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville 3 games and 1 tie
1891Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300
1900After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close
1904St Louis Police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
1904St. Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints
1906Belgian-British Union Minstry of Haut-Katanga" begins"""
1911Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
1914German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
1914Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
1918Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austria.
1918Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
1919Volstead Act passed by Congress starting Prohibition
1922Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government.
19221st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game.
19221st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
1924French-Russian trade agreement signed
1924White Sox beat the New York Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
1927Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
1927KLM-plane Homing Pigeon" leaves Netherlands Indies after 1st regular flight"""
1928Bradman scores 131 NSW vs. Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours
1928Indonesian child laws enfoced in Bahasa Indonesia
19291st child born in aircraft Miami Fl
1929Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
1934Brooklyn and Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
1936FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1938Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
1939Anti-German demonstrations / strikes in Czechoslovakia
1939Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
1940Meeting between Hitler and Mussolini in Florence
19426th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
1942Train crashes into bus, killing 16 and injuring 20 (Detroit, Michigan)
1943U-220 sinks
1944Russia and Bulgaria sign weapon pact
1946German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
1946German rocket engineers begin work in the USSR
1948Flag of Israel is adopted
1948Flag of Israel is adopted
1949Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)
1949Georges Bidault elected President of France
1953Bud Grant of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record).
1953Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
1953Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
1954Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
1954Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature
1955Egypt and Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty
1956Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
1957WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
1958Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (average went from .230 to .322)
1959Buffalo Bills enter AFL
1961Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances"""
1961Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for New York Mets
1962Krushchev orders withdrawal of Cuban missiles
1962Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
1962New York Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs. Washington Redskins (49-34)
1962Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
1965Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion.
1965Gateway Arch (190 meters high) completed in St. Louis Missouri.
1965The Gateway Arch (630 feet high) completed in St Louis Missouri
1965Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
1970US/USSR signed an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
1970NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
1970US / USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
1971England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit.
1971England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
1971John andYoko record Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in New York City"""
1972Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances"""
1973Elmore Smith of the Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record).
1973Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
1973Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
19741st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game - MacMillian & Westfall
19741st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian and Westfall
1974Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
1975Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1975Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
1976Billy Martin named A.L. Manager of the Year (NY Yankees)
1976Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (New York Yankees)
1976Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
1977TV's Rhoda gets married
1978Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
1979Dick Howser (Best Yank mngr win-lost pct 636) replaces Billy Martin
1979Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
1981Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black Mayor of Augusta, Georgia
1981New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
1982NASA launches RCA-E
198415th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
1984Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1985Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan
1986KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM changes call letters to KKOB
1988Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
1988Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington Library
1989Oakland Athletics sweep SF Giants in earthquake / BART series
1992Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
1993Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
1993Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
1994Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
1995Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians in 6 games in World Series
1997NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league

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