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19661st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)

1605The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.

1975Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

1991Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

1911Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin

1942Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

1981Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

1895Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London

1959French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death

200228th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

1957"All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

1882Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

1962Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

1999Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001

2014Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

1943British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

1559Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey

1610Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter

200330th American Music Award: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

2003Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

1957Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open

1695Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

1943Hitler declares "Total War"

2000Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

2002In a controversial move, Marty Schottenheimer is fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after just one season

1982Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

January 13th Historical Events
Date Event
888
Odo, Count of Paris, becomes King of the Franks. 
1099
Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria 
1404
The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state) 
1559
Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey 
1605
The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison. 
1607
The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain. 
1610
Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter 
1621
Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta) 
1630
Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony 
1673
Jean Racine's "Mithridate," premieres in Paris 
1695
Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland 
1733
James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC 
1770
De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris 
1785
John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times 
1794
Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes 
1822
The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus. 
1830
Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves 
1840
The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives. 
1842
Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad. 
1849
Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co 
1854
Anthony Foss patents accordion 
1863
Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC 
1863
Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet 
1865
-Jan 15th] BBT & CPT Ft Fisher, NC 
1869
Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention meets in Wash DC 
1873
P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor 
1874
Battle between jobless & police in NYC, 100s injuried 
1874
US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king 
1882
Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal" 
1883
Fire in Circus Ferroni in Berditschoft, Poland, kills 430 
1883
Henrik Ibsen's "En Folkefiende," premieres in Oslo 
1888
National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC) 
1893
British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader) 
1893
U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution. 
1894
Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops 
1895
Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London 
1898
Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Alfred Dreyfus 
1902
Textile workers strike in Enschede Neth till June 1 
1906
1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile 
1908
French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip 
1908
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games 
1908
Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people. 
1910
JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows," premieres in Dublin 
1911
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten," premieres in Berlin 
1911
Roald Amundsen anchors at Walvis Bay, southwestern Africa 
1911
South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide 
1912
-40°F (-40°C), Oakland, Maryland (state record) 
1913
Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington DC 
1914
IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia 
1915
Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800 
1915
Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, presents plan for assault on Dardanelles 
1919
Dutch Soccer team OSV forms 
1920
NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly 
1922
Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement 
1922
Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended 
1922
WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions 
1924
Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections 
1927
US & Mexico battle over oil interests 
1928
RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture 
1929
Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California 
1930
"Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears 
1934
The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR. 
1935
Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany 
1938
The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution. 
1939
Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco 
1939
The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people. 
1942
Allied Conference on war trials 
1942
German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast 
1942
Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies 
1942
Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration 
1942
World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter. 
1943
British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca 
1943
Hitler declares "Total War" 
1943
Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov 
1943
US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal 
1945
Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow 
1948
1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin 
1949
"Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 perfs 
1951
German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison 
1953
Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14 
1953
KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1953
Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia 
1954
Military rule in Egypt; 318 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested 
1954
WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1957
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate 
1957
Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open 
1957
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10 
1957
Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee 
1957
"All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme 
1958
9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban 
1958
US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication 
1958
Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera. 
1959
French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death 
1959
King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence 
1962
"Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances 
1962
Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago 
1963
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14 
1963
NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20 
1964
Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow 
1964
Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people. 
1966
1st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD) 
1966
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1967
Coup in Togo 
1967
Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show 
1968
"Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 perfs 
1968
"Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 perfs 
1968
Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th) 
1970
Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast 
1971
"Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances 
1972
Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire 
1973
"Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances 
1973
Lasse Daniel Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6) 
1974
Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB 
1974
Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece. 
1975
Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock 
1976
Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NY's Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata" 
1978
NASA select its first American women astronauts 
1979
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam 
1979
YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song 
1980
"King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 perfs 
1980
Head of narcotic brigade arrested for drug smuggling in Belgium 
1980
Togo's constitution becomes effective 
1981
Barbara Sonntag, Colo, crochets record 147 stitches/min for 1/2 hour 
1981
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson & Howard Nemerov 
1981
Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals 
1982
Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame 
1982
Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78 
1983
AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition 
1983
Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out 
1984
TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV 
1985
23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1) 
1985
99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course 
1985
Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders 
1985
Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000 
1985
Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428 
1986
NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams 
1986
South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents 
1987
Seven top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each 
1987
West German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking 
1988
LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires 
1988
Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities 
1989
"Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV 
1989
Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th"/Jerusalem virus 
1989
Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate 
1989
Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq 
1989
Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence 
1990
1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia) 
1991
12th ACE Cable Awards: Weather Channel wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the hurricane "Hugo" 
1991
42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa 
1991
Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open 
1991
Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected 
1991
Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die 
1991
UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam 
1992
Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins 
1992
US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane 
1992
Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II. 
1993
STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit 
1993
Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills 
1994
Italian government of Ciampi resigns 
1994
Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan 
1995
26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike 
1995
America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race 
1998
"Patti LaBelle On Broadway," opens at St James Theater NYC 
1998
CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years 
1999
Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001 
2000
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position 
2001
Earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 strikes El Salvador, killing more than 840 people 
2002
28th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV) 
2002
In a controversial move, Marty Schottenheimer is fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after just one season 
2003
Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared. 
2003
30th American Music Award: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win 
2007
Two thirds of the Venus's southern hemisphere suddenly brightened as something triggered aerosols to form at a furious rate. 
2009
Global shipping experiences a drop in trade, as exports from South Korea dropping an annualised 30%, with Taiwan and Japan experiencing a 42% and 27% drop respectively 
2012
Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths 
2013
Argo wins the Golden Globe awards for best drama and best director 
2014
14 people are killed and 7 are injured after an explosion in an illegal gambling hall in Kaili City, China 
2014
Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or 
2017
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas 
2017
Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Presidential Medal of Freedom 
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