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    1519 - Leonardo da Vinci died.

    1670 - The Hudson Bay Company was founded by England's King Charles II.

    1776 - France and Spain agreed to donate arms to American rebels fighting the British.

    1797 - A mutiny in the British navy spread from Spithead to the rest of the fleet.

    1798 - The black General Toussaint L’ouverture forced British troops to agree to evacuate the port of Santo Domingo.

    1808 - The citizens of Madrid rose up against Napoleon.

    1813 - Napoleon defeated a Russian and Prussian army at Grossgorschen.

    1853 - Franconi’s Hippodrome opened at Broadway and 23rd Street in New York City.

    1863 - Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was wounded by his own men in the battle of Chancellorsville, VA. He died 8 days later.

    1865 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson offered $100,000 reward for the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

    1885 - The Congo Free State was established by King Leopold II of Belgium.

    1885 - The magazine "Good Housekeeping" was first published.

    1887 - Hannibal W. Goodwin applied for a patent on celluloid photographic film. This is the film from which movies are shown.

    1890 - The Oklahoma Territory was organized.

    1902 - "A Trip to the Moon," the first science fiction film was released. It was created by magician George Melies.

    1919 - The first U.S. air passenger service started.

    1922 - WBAP-AM bean broadcasting in north Texas.

    1926 - In India, Hindu women gained the right to seek elected office.

    1926 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to put down a revolt and to protect U.S. interests. They did not depart until 1933.

    1932 - Jack Benny's first radio show debuted on NBC Radio.

    1933 - Hitler banned trade unions in Germany.

    1939 - Lou Gehrig set a new major league baseball record when he played in his 2,130th game. The streak began on June 1, 1925.

    1941 - Hostilities broke out between British forces in Iraq and that country’s pro-German faction.

    1941 - The Federal Communications Commission agreed to let regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations begin on July 1, 1941. This was the start of network television.

    1945 - Russians took Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting. The Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.

    1946 - Prisoners revolted at California's Alcatraz prison.

    1954 - Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals set a new major league record when he hit 5 home runs against the New York Giants.

    1960 - Caryl Chessman was executed. He was a convicted sex offender and had become a best selling author while on death row.

    1965 - The "Early Bird" satellite was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic.

    1970 - Student anti-war protesters at Ohio's Kent State University burn down the campus ROTC building. The National Guard took control of the campus.

    1974 - Former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals.

    1974 - The filming of "Jaws" began in Martha's Vineyard, MA.

    1982 - The British submarine HMS Conqueror sank Argentina's only cruiser, the General Belgrano during the Falkland Islands War. More than 350 people died.

    1993 - At Washington's National Gallery of Art, an exhibit of 80 paintings from the collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes opened.

    1993 - Authorities said that they had recovered the remains of David Koresh from the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, TX.

    1994 - Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South Africa's first democratic elections.

    1999 - In Panama, Mireya Moscoso de Grubar, of the Armulfista Party, was elected president.

    2002 - It was reported that Phyllis Diller had retired from touring.
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    1568 - French forces in Florida slaughtered hundreds of Spanish.

    1802 - Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.

    1855 - Macon B. Allen became the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.

    1859 - France declared war on Austria.

    1888 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Works.

    1916 - Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse and two others were executed by the British for their roles in the Easter Rising.

    1921 - West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.

    1926 - The revival of Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" opened in New York.

    1926 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua and stayed until 1933.

    1926 - In Britain, trade unions began a general strike.

    1927 - Francis E.J. Wilde of Meadowmere Park, NY, patented the electric sign flasher.

    1933 - The U.S. Mint was under the direction of a woman for the first time when Nellie Ross took the position.

    1937 - Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With The Wind."

    1944 - Wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended in the U.S.

    1944 - Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first synthetic quinine at Harvard University.

    1945 - Indian forces captured Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese.

    1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.

    1952 - The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.

    1966 - The game "Twister" was featured on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

    1968 - After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retook Dai Do complex in Vietnam. They found that the North Vietnamese had evacuated the area.

    1971 - Anti-war protesters began four days of demonstrations in Washington, DC.

    1971 - National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.

    1971 - James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King's assassin, was caught in a jailbreak attempt.

    1986 - In NASA's first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff. Safety officers destroyed it by remote control.

    1988 - The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's activities.

    1992 - Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles, CA. The riots, that killed 53 people, began after the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.

    1997 - The "Republic of Texas" surrendered to authorities ending an armed standoff where two people were held hostage. The group asserts the independence of Texas from the U.S.

    1998 - "The Sevres Road," by 18-century landscape painter Camille Corot, stolen from the Louvre in France.

    1999 - Mark Manes, at age 22, was arrested for supplying a gun to Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold, who later killed 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado.

    1999 - Hasbro released the first collection of toys for the Star Wars movie "Episode I: The Phantom Menace."

    1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,000 for the first time.

    2000 - The trial of two Libyans accused of killing 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 (over Lockerbie) opened.

    2006 - In Alexandria, VA, Al-Quaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was given a sentence of life in prison for his role in the terrorist attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
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    1471 - In England, the Yorkists defeated the Landcastrians at the battle of Tewkesbury in the War of the Roses.

    1493 - Alexander VI divided non-Christian world between Spain and Portugal.

    1626 - Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on Manhattan Island. Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.

    1715 - A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.

    1776 -
    Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

    1795 - Thousands of rioters entered jails in Lyons, France, and massacre 99 Jacobin prisoners.

    1814 - Napoleon Bonaparte disembarked at Portoferraio on the island of Elba in the Mediterranean.

    1863 - The Battle of Chancellorsville ended when the Union Army retreated.

    1886 - Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone. It was the first practical phonograph.

    1905 - Belmont Park opened in suburban Long Island. It opened as the largest race track in the world.

    1916 - Germany agreed to limit its submarine warfare after a demand from U.S. President Wilson.

    1930 - Mahatma Gandhi was arrested by the British.:india:

    1932 - Al Capone entered the Atlanta Penitentiary federal prison for income-tax evasion.

    1942 - The Battle of the Coral Sea commenced as American and Japanese carriers launched their attacks at each other.

    1942 - The United States began food rationing.

    1946 - A two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended. Five people were killed.

    1954 - The first intercollegiate court tennis match was played in the U.S. It was between Yale and Princeton.

    1961 - Thirteen civil rights activists, dubbed "Freedom Riders," began a bus trip through the South.

    1964 - "Another World" premiered on NBC-TV.

    1970 - The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.

    1979 - Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first woman prime minister.

    1981 -
    The Federal Reserve Board raised its discount rate to 14%.

    1987 - Live models were used for the first time in Playtex bra ads.:oops:

    1989 - Oliver North, a former White House aide was convicted of shredding documents and two other crimes. He was acquitted of nine other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. The three convictions were later overturned on appeal.

    1994 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed a historic accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.

    1998 - Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, CA. The sentence was under a plea agreement that spared Kaczynski the death penalty.

    1999 - Several severe tornadoes hit the Midwest U.S. overnight. At least 45 people were killed.

    1999 - Manuel Babbitt was executed for killing Leah Schendel in 1980. Babbitt had received a purple heart for his injuries in Vietnam while on death row.

    2000 - Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.

    2003 -
    Idaho Gem was born. He was the first member of the horse family to be cloned.

    2010 - Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold for $106.5 million.
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    1494 - Christopher Columbus sighted Jamaica on his second trip to the Western Hemisphere. He named the island Santa Gloria.

    1798 - U.S. Secretary of War William McHenry ordered that the USS Constitution be made ready for sea. The frigate was launched on October 21, 1797, but had never been put to sea.

    1809 - Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman. It was for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.

    1814 - The British attacked the American forces at Ft. Ontario, Oswego, NY.

    1821 - Napoleon Bonaparte died on the island of St. Helena, where he had been in exile.

    1834 - The first mainland railway line opened in Belgium.

    1862 - The Battle of Puebla took place. It is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo Day.

    1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the U.S.

    1886 - A bomb exploded on the fourth day of a workers' strike in Chicago, IL.

    1891 - Music Hall was dedicated in New York City. It was later renamed Carnegie Hall.

    1892 -
    The U.S. Congress extended the Geary Chinese Exclusion Act for 10 more years. The act required Chinese in the U.S. to be registered or face deportation.

    1901 -
    The first Catholic mass for night workers was held at the Church of St. Andrew in New York City.

    1904 - The third perfect game of the major leagues was thrown by Cy Young (Boston Red Sox) against the Philadelphia Athletics. It was the first perfect game under modern rules.

    1912 - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda began publishing.

    1916 -
    U.S. Marines invaded the Dominican Republic.

    1917 -
    Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earned his flying certificate with the French Air Service.

    1925 -
    John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, TN, was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

    1926 -
    Eisenstein's film "Battleship Potemkin" was shown in Germany for the first time.

    1926 - Sinclair Lewis refused a 1925 Pulitzer for "Arrowsmith."

    1936 - Edward Ravenscroft received a patent for the screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip.

    1942 - General Joseph Stilwell learned that the Japanese had cut his railway out of China and was forced to lead his troops into India.

    1945 - The Netherlands and Denmark were liberated from Nazi control.

    1945 - A Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon. A pregnant woman and five children were killed.

    1955 -
    "Damn Yankees" opened on Broadway.

    1955 -
    The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) became a sovereign state.

    1956 - Jim Bailey became the first runner to break the four-minute mile in the U.S. He was clocked at 3:58.5.

    1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight.

    1966 -
    Willie Mays broke the National League record for home runs when he hit his 512th.

    1978 -
    Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds registered his 3,000th major league hit.

    1981 -
    Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. It was his 66th day without food.

    1987 - The U.S. congressional Iran-Contra hearings opened.

    1991 - In New York, Carnegie Hall marked its 100th anniversary.

    1994 - Michael Fay was caned in Singapore for vandalism. He received four lashes.

    1997 -
    Dolores Hope received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    1997 -
    Ivan Reitman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    2000 - The final episode of "Boy Meets World" aired on ABC.
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    1527 - German troops began sacking Rome, bringing about the end of the Renaissance.

    1529 - Babur defeated the Afghan Chiefs in the Battle of Ghagra, India.

    1576 - The peace treaty of Chastenoy ended the fifth war of religion.

    1682 -
    King Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, France.

    1835 - James Gordon Bennett published the "New York Herald" for the first time.

    1840 -
    The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale in Great Britain.

    1851 - The mechanical refrigerator was patented by Dr. John Gorrie.

    1851 - Linus Yale patented the clock-type lock.

    1861 - Arkansas became the ninth state to secede from the Union.

    1877 -
    Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops in Nebraska.

    1882 - The U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The act barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.

    1889 - The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking the dedication of the Eiffel Tower. Also at the exposition was the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.

    1910 - King Edward VII of England died. He was succeeded by his second son, George V.

    1915 - Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox.

    1937 -
    The German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 97 on board) were killed.

    1941 - Joseph Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership.

    1941 - Bob Hope gave his first USO show at California's March Field.

    1942 - During World War II, the Japanese seized control of the Philippines. About 15,000 Americans and Filipinos on Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese.

    1945 -
    Axis Sally made her final propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.

    1946 - The New York Yankees became the first major league baseball team to travel by plane.

    1954 - British runner Roger Banister broke the four minute mile.

    1957 - U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage".

    1959 - The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch girl was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid (at the time) for a painting by a living artist.

    1960 -
    Britain's Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong Jones. They were divorced in 1978.

    1960 -
    U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.

    1962 - The first nuclear warhead was fired from the Polaris submarine.

    1981 - A jury of international architects and sculptors unanimously selected Maya Ying Lin's entry for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    1994 - The Chunnel officially opened. The tunnel under the English Channel links England and France.

    1994 -
    Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against U.S. President Clinton. The case alleged that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.

    1997 - Army Staff Sgt. Delmar G. Simpson was sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping six trainees at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

    1997 -
    Four health-care companies agreed to a settlement of $600 million to hemophiliacs who had contracted AIDS from tainted blood between 1978-1985.

    1999 - Britain's Labour Party won the largest number of seats in the first elections for Scotland's new Parliament and Wales' new Assembly.

    1999 -
    A parole board in New York voted to release Amy Fisher. She had been in jail for 7 years for shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face.

    2001 -
    Chandra Levy's parents reported her missing to police in Washington, DC. Levy's body was found on May 22, 2002 in Rock Creek Park.

    2002 -
    "Spider-Man" became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its first weekend.
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    1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
    1012 BC - Solar Eclipse seen at Ugarit, 6:09-6:39 PM.
    328 - Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.
    1092 - Lincoln Cathedral consecrated
    1336 - Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux
    1386 - Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England
    1450 - 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
    1460 - Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
    1502 - Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
    1519 - Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
    1573 - Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king
    1588 - Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
    1671 - Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
    1689 - English King Willem III declares war on France
    1726 - Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
    1738 - England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
    1753 - King Louis XV disbands French parliament
    1754 - 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
    1766 - John Byron back in England after trip around the world
    1785 - British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
    1788 - English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
    Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1836 - HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
    1837 - "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
    1846 - Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
    1862 - Battle of Farmington, MS
    1862 - Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
    1862 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI
    1864 - -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
    1864 - Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
    1864 - Battle of Dalton, GA
    1864 - Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
    1868 - Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres
    1868 - The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
    1873 - Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
    1874 - Victoria Embankment, in London opens
    1874 - The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes.
    1877 - Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
    1882 - Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
    1887 - Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.
    1889 - 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
    1896 - 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
    1899 - Lawn mower patented
    1901 - Australia opens its 1st parliament in Melbourne
    1901 - Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chic White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
    1904 - The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
    1908 - Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname
    1911 - Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland
    1913 - 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
    1914 - 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
    1914 - Pres Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
    1914 - J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
    1915 - German & French fight Battle of Artois
    1916 - British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
    1925 - Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
    1926 - Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
    1927 - 53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
    1927 - Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
    1927 - The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
    1929 - NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates
    1929 - WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
    1930 - 56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
    1931 - 57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
    1932 - 58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
    1932 - Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity
    1932 - WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
    1933 - Spanish anarchists call for general strike
    1934 - Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!
    1936 - 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
    1936 - Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
    1937 - Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
    1939 - Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha
    1941 - English Army breaks German spy codes
    1942 - 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
    1943 - 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
    1943 - Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
    1944 - 1st eye bank opens in New York
    1944 - Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
    1944 - Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
    1944 - Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
    1944 - Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
    1945 - Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
    1945 - Jersey liberated from nazis
    1945 - Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
    1945 - New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
    1945 - Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
    1945 - Victory celebration at Red Square
    1945 - World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.
    1945 - World War II: Hermann Göring is captured by the United States Army.
    1945 - World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
    1945 - World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
    1946 - 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
    1946 - 1st variety show on TV "NBC's Hour Glass," premieres
    1946 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by Umberto
    1949 - Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway London
    1949 - Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco
    1950 - French Foreign min Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
    1950 - Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
    1951 - Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
    1955 - German Federal Republic joins NATO
    1956 - First ascent of Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain.
    1958 - Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
    1959 - Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
    1960 - Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
    1960 - US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
    1960 - US send U-2 over USSR
    1961 - Balt Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
    1961 - FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
    1961 - Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
    1962 - Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone
    1962 - Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
    1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
    1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 1964 - Khrushchev visits Egypt
    1964 - Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love"
    1965 - Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
    1965 - Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
    1966 - 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
    1966 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
    1967 - 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
    1967 - Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
    1969 - BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
    1970 - 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
    1971 - 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton
    1971 - Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
    1971 - Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
    1971 - Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Balt Oriole history
    1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
    1973 - For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
    1974 - House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
    1975 - Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
    1975 - Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
    1976 - "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 perfs
    1976 - Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
    1977 - Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
    1977 - Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
    1977 - Patty Hearst let out of jail
    1978 - "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 perfs
    1978 - Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
    1978 - Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
    1978 - Musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," premieres in NYC
    1978 - PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven Neth
    1979 - US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
    1980 - 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
    1981 - Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
    1982 - "9" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances
    1982 - Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in NYC
    1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
    Country Singer Willie NelsonCountry Singer Willie Nelson 1983 - 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson
    1984 - Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
    1984 - Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (started 5/8)
    1984 - White Sox & Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game
    1987 - 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
    1987 - Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
    1987 - Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
    1988 - A's winning streak hits 14, ends tommorow
    1988 - Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
    1988 - Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
    1988 - The new Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.
    1989 - "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
    1989 - Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
    1989 - NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
    1989 - NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
    Actor Tom CruiseActor Tom Cruise 1989 - VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"
    1990 - NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
    1990 - Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
    1991 - Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
    1991 - Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
    1992 - America Cup finals begin in San Diego
    1992 - Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
    1992 - Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
    1992 - Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
    1993 - "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs
    1993 - "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 perfs
    1993 - Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
    1993 - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
    1993 - Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies," premieres in NYC
    1993 - Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
    1994 - "Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances
    1994 - Mass murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in NY
    1995 - Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
    1995 - Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
    1997 - 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
    1997 - San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
    2001 - In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths were caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium)that followed a controversial decision by the referee handling a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
    2002 - The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.
    2002 - In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
    2004 - Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
    2006 - Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.
    2006 - George Preca is canonised as the first Maltese saint in history.


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    330 - Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire
    1189 - Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg
    1310 - Fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics.
    1330 - Constantinople (Istanbul) becomes new capital by Roman Emperor Constantine for Eastern Roman Empire
    1421 - Jews are expelled from Styria Austria
    1502 - Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"
    1548 - Start of great fire in Brielle
    1625 - Boers besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper-Austria
    1647 - Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam.
    1674 - Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
    1678 - French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaaao
    1689 - Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
    1690 - English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal Nova Scotia
    1745 - Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war
    1749 - British parliament accept Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
    1751 - 1st US hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)
    1752 - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)
    1772 - Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
    1784 - England & Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty
    1792 - Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray
    1812 - Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Most observers consider it disgusting & immoral. No wonder it caught on!
    1812 - Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
    1813 - In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
    1814 - Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
    1816 - American Bible Society forms (NY)
    1820 - Launch of HMS Beagle the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
    1833 - "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215
    1841 - Lt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound.
    1850 - Work starts on 1st brick building in SF
    1858 - Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state
    1862 - Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, VA
    1864 - Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)
    1864 - Gen J E B Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern
    1865 - Jeff Thompson surrenders
    1867 - Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg
    1875 - George "Charmer" Zettlein pitches the 1st 9 inning shutout
    1881 - Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa," premieres in Prague
    1887 - 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
    1888 - 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
    1891 - The Otsu Scandal takes place.
    1892 - 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
    1893 - Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
    1894 - American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
    1897 - Wash Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
    1900 - James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
    1904 - Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace
    1907 - Bank of SF incorporated
    1907 - A derailment outside Lompoc, California kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
    1910 - Montana's Glacier National Park forms
    1911 - The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
    1912 - 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
    1916 - Einstein's Theory of General Relativity presented
    1917 - Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand
    1918 - 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
    1919 - Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0
    1919 - Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie
    1921 - Tel Aviv is 1st all Jewish municipality
    1923 - 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
    1924 - Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election
    1924 - Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)
    1924 - Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
    1925 - Communist Party of Holland splits
    1925 - Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
    1926 - Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic O
    1927 - Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences forms
    1927 - Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
    1927 - Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
    1928 - 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
    1928 - 54th Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2
    1928 - 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's
    1928 - General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
    1929 - 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
    1929 - Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
    1931 - Credit-Anstalt, Austria's largest bank, fails beginning financial collapse of Central Europe
    1935 - 61st Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
    1940 - 66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6
    1940 - NY World's Fair reopens
    1941 - 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
    1942 - Japanese troops conquer Kalewa
    1942 - William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
    1943 - Hermann Goering-division in Tunisia surrenders
    1943 - US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)
    1944 - Opposition group surprise attack post office Washer
    1944 - Slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison
    1945 - US marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa
    1946 - 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
    1946 - 72nd Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
    1946 - UMNO is created.
    1947 - BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
    1947 - Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy
    1948 - Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa
    1948 - Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
    1949 - 1st Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC)
    1949 - By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN
    1949 - Siam renames itself Thailand
    1950 - Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
    1950 - Eugene Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve," premieres in Paris
    1951 - Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
    1953 - Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)
    1953 - Winston Churchill criticizes John Foster Dulles domino theory
    1955 - Israel attacks Gaza
    1956 - Pinky Lee Show, last airs on NBC-TV
    1957 - Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia
    1958 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
    1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
    1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
    1959 - "Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes & Connie Stevens hits #4
    Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1959 - Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"
    1959 - Rodgers & Barer's musical "Once upon a mattress," premieres in NYC
    1959 - Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
    1960 - French liner "France" launched
    1960 - Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
    1960 - The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.
    1962 - Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
    1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
    1962 - US sends troops to Thailand
    1963 - "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2
    1963 - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
    1963 - Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
    1965 - "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
    1965 - 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
    1965 - Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000
    1965 - Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument
    1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1965 - West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
    1966 - Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I
    1967 - "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 perfs
    1967 - 100,000,000th US phone connected
    1967 - Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for EG membership
    1968 - Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"
    1968 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
    1968 - Students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured
    1968 - The Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor-Danforth Line, going to Scarborough in the east, and Etobicoke in the west.
    1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
    1969 - Monty Python comedy troupe forms
    1970 - Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise
    1970 - Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.
    1971 - Cleveland's Steve Dunning becomes last AL pitcher to hit grand slam
    1972 - Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash
    1972 - John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on ******** Cavett Show
    1972 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2
    1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1973 - Dutch government of Uyl forms
    1973 - Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
    1974 - "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83
    1974 - "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7
    1974 - Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
    1975 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
    1975 - Flyers 1-Isles 2-Semifinals-Series tied at 3 games
    1975 - Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market
    1976 - Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
    1976 - Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV
    1977 - Hamburger SV wins 17th soccer Europe Cup II
    1977 - Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
    1978 - Margaret A Brewer is 1st female general in the US Marine Corps
    1980 - Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
    1980 - Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies
    Composer Andrew Lloyd WebberComposer Andrew Lloyd Webber 1981 - Andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot's musical "Cats," premieres in London
    1981 - Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks
    1982 - Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
    1983 - "Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater NYC
    1983 - Aberdeen wins 23rd Europe Cup II
    1983 - Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
    1984 - Johan Cruijff quits soccer
    1984 - Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
    1984 - Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
    1985 - 40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground, England
    1985 - Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
    1985 - Madonna's "Crazy For You," single goes #1
    1985 - Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands
    1985 - Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
    1986 - Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
    Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 1987 - 1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)
    1987 - Corazon Aquino is elected president in the Philippines
    1988 - France performs nuclear test
    1988 - KV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II
    1988 - Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)
    1989 - 217th & final episode of "Dynasty" is aired
    1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
    1989 - Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds
    1989 - President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama
    1990 - NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
    1993 - 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
    1993 - Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
    1994 - "Grease," opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater NYC for 1,503 performances
    1994 - "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult," released in France
    1994 - 6 white racists sentenced to death in South Africa
    Racing Car Driver Mario AndrettiRacing Car Driver Mario Andretti 1994 - Inter Milan wins 23rd UEFA Cup
    1995 - In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
    1996 - Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0
    1996 - Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
    1997 - "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
    1997 - NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1997 - Paine Webber Senior Golf Invitational
    1997 - Sara Lee LPGA Classic
    1997 - Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
    1997 - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic
    1998 - India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.
    2002 - Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End.
    2002 - Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.
    2007 - Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.
    2009 - An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3 soldiers wounded.


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