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1916Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

1968John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

1975Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1973Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

1920Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0

1932NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago

1956Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show

1858The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.

1889Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

1836US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

1948Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

19451st of the superstars returns from the WW II, Hank Greenberg homers

195569th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)

196116th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1867The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

1948Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

1798Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

1905Albert Einstein introduces his theory of relativity

1941Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

197784th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

1969John Lennon & Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash

1873Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy

2014Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

1997Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

196074th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)

1973Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

1970Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

70Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem

July 1st Historical Events
Date Event
69
Bataafs nobleman Gaius Julius Civilis proclaimed emperor of Syria 
70
Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem 
251
The Battle of Abrittus is won by the Goths against the Romans. Roman Emperors Decius and Herennius Etruscus are killed. 
649
Pope Martinus I elected to succeed Theodore I 
1097
1st Crusaders defeat Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea 
1200
In China, sunglasses are invented 
1233
Earl Otto II van Gelre grants Arnhem state justice 
1252
King Alfonso X "el Sabio" of Castile/Leon crowned 
1253
Battle at Westkapelle-Floris the Guardian beats Gwijde van Dampierre 
1347
Engagement of Count Louis of Male to Margaretha, daughter of Jan III 
1390
French & Genuese armada sails out against barbarian pirates 
1517
1st burning of Protestants at stake in Netherlands 
1517
Inquisitor Adrian Boeyens (pope Adrianus VI) becomes cardinal 
1535
Sir Thomas More goes on trial in England charged with treason 
1543
England & Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich 
1569
Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland 
1600
Prince Maurits' army occupies Newport Flanders Neth 
1656
1st Quakers (Mary Fisher/Ann Austin) arrives in Boston (arrested) 
1674
Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance 
1689
Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan 
1690
Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army 
1690
Army of Protestant King William III defeats deposed Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland 
1745
Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlies frigate Doutelle [OS] 
1747
Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army 
1776
1st vote on Declaration of Independence for Britain's North American colonies 
1782
American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 
1795
John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of US Supreme Court 
1798
Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt 
1810
Louis Napoleon resigns as king of the Netherlands 
1816
French frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Géricault's painting "Raft of the Medusa" 
1820
1st edition of newspaper "Courrier de la Meuse" published 
1823
9th US Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office 
1823
United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico 
1831
Admiral James C Ross reaches magnetic North Pole 
1836
US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington. 
1839
Abdul-Medjid succeeds Mahmud II as Sultan of Turkey 
1847
1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 cent Franklin & 10 cent Washington, NYC 
1850
At least 626 ships lie at anchor around SF Bay 
1858
1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent) 
1858
The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society. 
1859
1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 
1859
Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis 
1861
1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF 
1861
War Dept decrees that Kansas and Tennessee are to be canvassed for volunteers 
1862
Battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confederate superior power driven out 
1862
Congress outlaws polygamy for the 1st time 
1862
US Civil War: Day 7 of 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill (Poindexter's Farm) Union forces repel Confederate attack 
1862
Emperor Alexander II grants Jews right to publish books 
1862
Battle of Holly Spring, MS 
1862
US Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate) 
1862
The Russian State Library is founded. 
1863
-2] Battle at Baltimore: Crump's Crossroads Virginia 
1863
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa; Lee's northward advance halted 
1863
Free city delivery of mail begins in 49 US cities; postage 3 cents per oz 
1863
Slavery abolished in Suriname & Dutch Antilles 
1864
Battle of Petersburg, VA [->JUL 31] -front US3695 CS—- 
1867
The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister 
1869
Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed 
1869
US mint at Carson City, Nevada opens 
1870
James W Smith of SC is one of 1st African Americans to enter West Point 
1871
The decimal currency system is made uniform in Canada 
1873
Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy 
1873
Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province 
1874
1st Chamber accept law against child labor 
1874
1st US kidnapping for ransom, 4-year-old Charles Ross, $20,000 
1874
1st US zoo opens (Philadelphia) 
1875
Universal Postal Union established 
1877
1st edition of "Amsterdammer" published 
1878
Treaty of Berlin divides Africa for colonization 
1878
Canada joins the Universal Postal Union. 
1879
Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha sails from Alexandria to Naples 
1879
Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower. 
1881
1st international telephone conversation, Calais, ME-St Stephen, NB 
1881
US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens 
1881
General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army's organisation, comes into effect. 
1883
ANWB forms in Utrecht 
1885
The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada. 
1889
Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti 
1889
US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens 
1890
Great-Britain & Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty 
1890
Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable. 
1893
SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood 
1896
Harbor of Ymuiden opens 
1896
Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada 
1897
Bronx acquires Hutton Square 
1897
14th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats C Sterry (5-7 7-5 6-2) 
1897
21st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats H Mahony (6-4 6-4 6-3) 
1898
Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill 
1899
Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels 
1899
SF City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building 
1902
Ranji (230) & Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex v Essex 
1902
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG) 
1902
US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA 
1903
1st Tour de France bicycle race begins 
1903
20th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (4-6 6-4 6-2) 
1903
27th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats F Riseley (7-5 6-3 6-0) 
1904
3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis 
1905
Albert Einstein introduces his theory of relativity 
1907
World's 1st air force established (US Army) 
1907
The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British 
1910
Chicago's Comiskey Park opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0 
1910
Union of South Africa becomes a dominion 
1910
White Sox Park (Comiskey Park) opens with 2-0 loss to Browns 
1911
Proclamation removes "Dei Gratia" (by the Grace of God) from Canadian coins 
1911
The German gunboat 'Panther' arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco 
1913
Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria 
1914
Gen. J.B.M. Hertzog founds the Free State National Party 
1915
Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service 
1915
Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces 
1916
British court martial (Easter uprising) 
1916
Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market 
1916
Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR 
1916
First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men (WWI) 
1917
257cm-mirror for Mount Wilson Observatory mounted 
1917
Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed) 
1917
Reds' Fred Toney pitches completes doubleheader victories over Pirates 
1917
Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn 
1919
US 1st class postage drops from 3 cents to 2 cents 
1919
Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen 
1920
Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0 
1920
55th British Golf Open: George Duncan shoots a 303 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club 
1921
The Communist Party of China is founded. 
1923
1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass) 
1924
Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms 
1925
NY Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7 
1925
SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election 
1925
Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK 
1926
Canada restores gold standard 
1929
US Immigration law of 1924 in effect 
1929
US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye" 
1930
Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq 
1931
Cleveland Municipal Stadium is completed 
1931
Ice vending machines introduced in LA 25 lbs, 15 cents 
1931
Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs Chicago Cubs 
1931
Trans African Railway in use (Benguela, Angola-Jadotville, Congo) 
1932
45th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-3 6-1) 
1932
NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago 
1932
NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt 
1933
German nazi regime declares that married women shouldn't work 
1933
Strauss & von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres in Dresden 
1933
The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration. 
1934
1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY 
1935
Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Ducth Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam 
1936
AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens 
1936
Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam 
1937
Britain begins using 999 emergency phone number 
1937
Rev Martin Niemöller (Bekennende Kirche) arrested in Germany 
1937
Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists 
1938
58th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Don Budge beats Henry Austin (61 60 63) 
1938
The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international 
1940
Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees 
1941
1st coml TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC 
1941
Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial 
1941
Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak 
1941
WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1941
WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1942
German troops conquer Sebastopol 
1943
"Pay-as-you-go" - 1st withholding tax from paychecks 
1944
2500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs 
1944
Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank 
1944
Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel 
1944
General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy 
1944
US headquarter moves to Colombières Normandy 
1944
Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Signs peace, idiots!" 
1945
1st of the superstars returns from the WW II, Hank Greenberg homers 
1945
55th Postmaster General: Robert E Hannegan of Mo takes office 
1945
Allies troop land on Balikpapan 
1946
Rajah cedes Sarawak to British crown 
1946
US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion) 
1947
192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched 
1947
British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office 
1948
Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours 
1948
Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher 
1948
NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents 
1949
63rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (3-6 6-0 6-3 4-6 6-4) 
1949
Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France 
1949
WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1949
WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1950
"Lost in the Stars" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 perfs 
1950
1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea 
1950
NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents 
1950
WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1951
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open 
1951
Cleve Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Det Tigers, 2-1 
1953
KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1953
KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins 
1954
Cards' Joe Cunningham hits 2 HRs for record 3 HRs in his 1st 2 days 
1954
Test Cricket debut of Khalid Hassan, 16 yrs 352, then world record 
1954
WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
69th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1) 
1955
KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1956
Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show 
1956
Ibrahim Hashiroe succeeds Said el-Moefti as premier of Jordan 
1957
International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958) 
1957
WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast 
1958
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave. 
1959
Heinrich Lubke elected pres of West-Germany 
1959
Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West-Germany 
1959
WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting 
1959
World Refugee Year begins 
1959
The Party of the African Federation (PFA) holds its constitutive conference. 
1960
Benjamin Britten's cantate "Carmen Baseliense," premieres in Basel 
1960
The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories 
1960
Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba 
1960
Ghana becomes a republic 
1960
No passports needed inside Benelux 
1960
USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane 
1960
Robert Bolt's "Man For All Seasons" premieres in London 
1960
74th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5) 
1961
16th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright 
1961
Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii 
1961
KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1962
Algeria votes for independence from France 
1962
Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days) 
1963
Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You" 
1963
US President Kennedy arrives in Rome 
1963
US postal service institutes (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code 
1963
ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail. 
1965
FC Twente '65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede 
1965
KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1965
Kinderstraf trial starts 
1966
80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64) 
1966
Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART 
1966
Explorer 33 launched 
1966
Medicare goes into effect 
1966
VVV soccer team forms in Venlo 
1966
The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto. 
1967
"Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 perfs 
1967
1st British color TV broadcast, on BBC 2 
1967
BBC starts their World Radio Club 
1967
Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 for 15 weeks 
1967
Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867. 
1968
Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch 
1968
Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard 
1968
John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here) 
1968
US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty 
1968
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1968
The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established. 
1968
Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO. 
1969
Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales 
1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash 
1969
Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips 
1970
Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11 
1970
FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht 
1970
Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC) 
1970
British Home Secretary R. Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!" 
1971
Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands 
1971
Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off 
1971
State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination 
1972
"Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances 
1972
"Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances 
1972
Ms. magazine begins publishing 
1972
The first Gay Pride march in England takes place. 
1973
"Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 perfs 
1973
1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61 
1973
Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic 
1973
Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position 
1974
1st Laura Ashley-store in US opens (SF) 
1974
General Pinochet becomes president of Chile 
1974
Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as pres of Argentina 
1974
Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales 
1975
Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1975
WEDway People Mover inaugurated 
1976
Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors 
1976
Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira. 
1977
84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61) 
1977
FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth 
1977
Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec) 
1978
"Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances 
1978
Former Pres Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974 
1978
Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing 
1979
Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow 
1979
Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open 
1979
Sony introduces the Walkman. 
1980
Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo 
1980
'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada. 
1981
Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded) 
1981
NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen 
1981
Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London 
1981
Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam 
1981
Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3 
1982
2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC 
1982
ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened) 
1982
Challenger moves overland to Dryden 
1982
General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as president of Argentina 
1982
Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched 
1982
PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells 
1983
Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period 
1984
"Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances 
1984
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1984
Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires 
1984
The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA. 
1987
Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate 
1987
NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio 
1987
WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format 
1988
In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua 
1989
NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF 
1989
Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play 
1990
11th US Seniors Golf Open: Lee Trevino 
1990
18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston 
1990
1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo 
1990
Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0 
1990
Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht 
1990
FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells 
1990
German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency 
1990
In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal 
1990
NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0 
1992
6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles 
1992
Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria 
1992
Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming 
1993
1 second is added to the clock 
1993
Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit 
1993
STS-57 (Endeavour) lands 
1994
Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed) 
1994
Roman Herzog sworn in as German president 
1994
Soyuz TM-19 launches 
1994
Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip 
1995
"Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 906 perfs 
1995
Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1996
Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind 
1996
NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes 
1996
Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera 
1996
WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC 
1997
Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield 
1997
STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit 
1997
Britain hands Hong Kong and the New Territories - ceded in 1841 - to the People's Republic of China. 
1999
The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh. 
2000
The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic. 
2000
Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect. 
2002
The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. 
2002
A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71. 
2004
Saturn Orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC. 
2006
The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People's Republic of China. 
2007
Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban. 
2008
Denmark is the first European economy to confirm it is in recession since the global credit crunch began; its GDP shrinks 0.6% in the first quarter after a 0.2% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2007 
2012
17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya 
2012
Spain's football team crushes Italy 4-0 to win the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup 
2013
Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi 
2013
47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan 
2013
Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union 
2014
Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds" 
2014
Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament 
2016
Tesla Driver Killed While Using 'Autopilot' 
2016
Coastal Carolina wins College World Series championship 
2016
Pentagon lifts ban on transgender troops 
2017
Gunman kills doctor, wounds six others in Bronx hospital rampage 
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