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YearWhat happened on this date
0527Justinianus I succeeds Justinus I as Emperor of Byzantium
0860Peace of Koblenz: Charles the Bare, Louis the German and Lotharius II
0902Aghlabidisch emir Ibrahim II destroys Taormina, Sicily
1021Synod of Pavia: Emperor Henry II convicts married priest
1086English barons become submissive to King Willem the Occupier
1177Peace Treaty of Venice: Emperor Frederik I and Pope Alexander III
1203Alexius IV Angelus appointed co-regent of Byzantium
1291Everlasting League forms basis of Swiss Confederation (Nat'l Day)
1291Everlasting League forms, basis of Swiss Confederation (Independence)
1404Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland
1485Henry (VII) Tudors army sails to England
1498Christopher Columbus lands on Isla Santa" (Venezuela)"""
1584Swiss Confederation Day
1588English Admiral Howard van Effingham beats Spanish Armada
1589Murder attempt by Monk Jacques Clement on French King Hendrik III
16191st black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, Virginia
1626Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal
1628Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism
1690Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye
1711Surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov
1714Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England
17161st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
1732Foundation laid for Bank of England
1753Lammas Day
1759Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
1774Priestly discovers oxygen
1780Sweden declares neutrality
1781English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia
1785Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1785Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1789US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act
1789US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act
17901st US census
17901st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)
1793France becomes 1st country to use the metric system
1794Whiskey Rebellion
1794Whiskey Rebellion begins
1798Battle of Nile
1798Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet
1812Rare tornado hits Westchester County, New York
1814Belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat
1831London Bridge opens to traffic
1834Slavery abolished through out the British Empire
1836HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil
1838Emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas
1842Rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens
1852SF Methodists establish 1st black church Zion Methodist
1852San Francisco Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
1855Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants
1861Brazil recognizes Confederacy
1863Battle of Little Rock AK and Start of Chattanooga campaign
1863Cavalry action near Brandy Station-End of Gettysburg Campaign
1864Battle of Petersburg, Virginia
1867Blacks vote for 1st time in a state election in South (Tenn)
18691st voyage down Colorado River
18691st voyage down Colorado River
1876Colorado becomes 38th state
1876Colorado becomes 38th state
1881US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island SF Bay
1881US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, SF Bay
1883Inland postal service begins in Great Britain
1886Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand
1893Henry Perky and William Ford patent shredded wheat
1896George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)
1901Burial within SF City limits prohibited
1901Burial within SF City limits prohibited
1902Building begins on Dutch public housing
1902Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)
19031st coast-to-coast automobile trip (SF-NY) completed
19031st coast-to-coast automobile trip (SF-NY) completed
1906Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2 / 3 loses in 13th
1907Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street SF
1907Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, San Francisco
1907Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
1909British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
1911Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
1914British fleet reaches Scapa Flow
1914Emperor Wilhelm II declares war on his nephew tsar Nicolas II (WWI)
1914France and Germany mobilize
1914Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enter Luxembourg Germany declares war on Russia in WWI
1916Hawaii Natl Park established
1916Hawaii National Park forms
1917Frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, Montana
1918British troops enter Vladivostok
1918Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
1919Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam
1919Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek
1920Papendrecht soccer team forms
1920Peace of Riga-Independence of Latvia
1922Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
1925Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk and Netherlands East-Indies
1926Battles between Druzen and French in Damascus
1926Failed assassination on General Primo de Rivera in Barcelona
1927Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards
1928Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 and is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace
1933Carl Hubbell sets record of consecutive scoreless innings (45 1 / 3)
1933Death penality for anti fascists in Germany
1933Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrest ir Sukarno
1933NRA (National Recovery Administration) forms
1936Adolph Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
1936Benjamin E Mays named President of Morehouse College
1941Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
1941New York Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St. L 0)
1942Deurne soccer team forms
1942German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
1942Race riots in Harlem, New York
1943Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
1943Race riot in Harlem New York City
1943Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 and U-383
1944Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East
1944General Montgomery takes command of 12th and 21st army
1944US 90th division occupies St. Hilaire-du-Harcourt
1944US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir
1945Mel Ott is 1st in NL to hit 500th HR (joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx)
1945SVBO soccer team forms in Barger-Oosterveld
1946Pres Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission
1946President Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
1947Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances"""
1947Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel
1950Guam Territory created
19501st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
1950American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule
1950Guam adopts constitution (Organic Act)
1950King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King
1950Territory of Guam created
1953Cal introduces it's Sales Tax (for Education)
1953California introduces sales tax (for education)
1953Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
1953KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET / ABC) begins broadcasting
1953KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1953Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
1954Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France
1954WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
19551st microgravity research begins
1955Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government
1955WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
19571st coml building heated by sun Albuquerque NM
19571st coml building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)
1957Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Brooklyn)
1957US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
19581st Class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
19581st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
1958US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st dives under North Pole
1959New Continental baseball league formed
1959Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia
1959WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
1960Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
1960Aretha Franklins 1st recording session
1960Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
1960Chubby Checker releases The Twist""""
1961New SF Hall of Justice opens
1961Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford
1961German DR limits traffic to West Berlin
1961New SF Hall of Justice opens
1961Whitney Young Jr named Executive Director of National Urban League
1962Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
1962Failed assassination on President Nkrumah of Ghana
1963Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
1963Germany FR annexes Elten village
1963WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation
1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1966Charles Whitman climbs U of Texas tower & shoots 12 dead
1966Charles Whitman climbs University of Texas tower and shoots 12 dead
1966Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 andwounds 31 at University of Texas
1967WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
1968Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
1968WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
196936th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
1970EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1970KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
1971CBS presents 6 Wives of Henry VIII
1971Bangladesh refugee concert with George Harrison
1971Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
19721st article exposing Wategate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward)
1972Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
1973Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
1973H J Witteveen appointed as Director of IMF
1973Munson and Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
1974Virginia Squires trade Julius Dr J" Erving to New York Nets"""
1975Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries rights signed by 35 nations
1975Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager
197538 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
197541st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
1975Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of New York Yankees
1975Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
197621st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
1976Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139
1976Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
1978Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
1978Pete Rose goes hitless, ends his 44 game hitting streak (ties NL)
1979Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal
1980Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
1980Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
1981MTV premiers
1981MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
1981Poland Premier Jagielski resigns
1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1982Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
1982H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, and H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame
1982Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
1982Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
198515.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)
1985Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time
1985Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning, for NL rookie record 74
1986Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
1986Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934
1987Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1987Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
1988Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon
1990Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait
1990Soyuz TM-10 launches
1990Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs
1991Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida
1991Italian / Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires
1992Salome" closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 9 performances"""
1992USA / USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica
1993In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances"""
1993She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances"""
1993Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York
1993Walter Koenig, Checkov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
1994The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour
1994Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed
1995Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network

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