Battle of Megiddo (15thC BC) between Egyptian Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh. First battle recorded with a reliable account .
Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.
Lincoln Cathedral consecrated
Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force)
'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as king
Duke Henri de Guise's troops occupy Paris
Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
English King William III declares war on France
Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
King Louis XV disbands French parliament
1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
John Byron back in England after trip around the world
John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of his ship's carrying capacity, and British officials accuse him of unloading the rest during the night to avoid paying the duties on the entire cargo
British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
British parliament accepts abolition of slave trade
HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
"Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
Battle of Farmington, MS
Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI
-20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
Battle of Dalton, GA
Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres
The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
Victoria Embankment, in London opens
The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes.
Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.
15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
Lawn mower patented
Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May
A financial panic begins in the USA following the struggle between two groups to control the railroads between the Great Lakes and the Pacific
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname
Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland
17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
US President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
German & French fight Battle of Artois
British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today
Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
Piccadilly Circus, London first lit by electricity
WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
Spanish anarchists call for general strike
Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!
1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha
British Army breaks German spy codes
Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders
68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
1st eye bank opens in New York
Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
Victory celebration at Red Square
World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.
World War II: Hermann Göring is captured by the United States Army.
World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by his son Umberto II
Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
Prince Rainier III becomes monarch of Monaco
French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
German Federal Republic joins NATO
First ascent of Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain.
War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration.
Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released
Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
US send U-2 over USSR
Balt Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone
Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Khrushchev visits Egypt
Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love"
Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
Following his release from prison Ian Paisley, North Ireland Loyalist holds a 'victory' meeting
100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Balt Oriole history
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
"So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 perfs
Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
Patty Hearst let out of jail
"Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 perfs
Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven Neth
35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
"9" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances
Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres in NYC
Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson
Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (started 5/8)
White Sox & Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game
183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra
Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
"Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
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"
NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
America Cup finals begin in San Diego
Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial dedicated in Danvers (formally Salem Village) to mark 300 yr anniversary of trials
"Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs
"Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 perfs
Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies" premieres in NYC
Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
"Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances
Mass murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in NY
Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
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.
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.
In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
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.
Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched
Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.
George Preca is canonised as the first Maltese saint in history.
Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" becomes the most expensive contemporary art piece to be sold at auction for $86.9 million dollars
A Russian passenger jet disappears with 45 people on board
United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage
Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)
Panama Papers report alleges NZ prime place for rich to hide money
Trump-like mayor favoured as Philippines votes for new president
North Korea says to push nuclear programme, defying UN sanctions
Mercury set to flit across the Sun
Greece passes tax and pension reforms
Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray in Madrid Open final
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