Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King
Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing Byzantine Empire.
Jews are expelled from Breslau, Silesia
Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerqu first assault the properous trading city of Malacca, Malay Penninsula
San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba
About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the City of Santiago de Cali.
The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
Henry II of France is crowned.
Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor
Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army
Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic faith
James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland
Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth
France declares war on England
Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México.
The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.
North Carolina becomes a royal colony
Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides in the last Jacobite Rebellion
Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed.
The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British
George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico
Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.
1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)
Joaquin Murietta, the famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.
Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar
1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yales)
Washington DC - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union & uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, NM Terr - Rebels attack Union troops
Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
25th US Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wisconsin takes office
David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy
Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army
US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)
Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa
Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.
1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay
Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes
Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.
France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary
Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
Serbia meets the deadlines of Austria-Hungary's ultimatum and gives a conciliatory reply, though Serbia is mobilizing
Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks
Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif
Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)
Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
German mark devalued to 600,000 Mark=$1
Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
Failed nazi coup in Austria
115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
5th & last Dutch government of Colijn, forms
NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River
FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
German troops occupy Rostov
German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer
Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on authority King Victor Emmanuel II
Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
-26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam
1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
Allied jailbreak at St-Lo (behind German lines)
US troop march into Guam
USAAF kills 136 and wounds 621 GI's at St-Lo
World War II: Operation Spring - one of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war: 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 killed.
US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)
At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Department of Defense
US Department of Army created
St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1
Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
Jordan attacks UN Palestine force
Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
Companie Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels
Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty
"Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
Race riot in Rochester NY
Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electric guitar at Newport Folk Festival
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River
Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cin Reds)
US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment
George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album
USSR launches Mars 5
"A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
Cin Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.
Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby is born at Oldham General Hospital England
109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa's Springboks by invading the pitch during the game.
20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
France performs nuclear Test
1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.32)
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Uganda suspends constitution following coup
Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France
Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
"Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game
US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain
Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France
The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army
Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC)
A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC
K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office.
Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos
54th US Women's Open Golf Championship
Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
Faced with declining oil prices, OPEC ministers agree to cut crude oil production quotas by about 4%, or 1 million barrels per day
Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president
The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011
The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012
Paul Broadhurst Wins Senior British Open at Carnoustie
Syrian man dies carrying bomb in Germany; 12 injured
Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome completes third race victory
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