The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns
Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V
Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba
Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide Naples
Pope Julius II elected
Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem
Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed.
Massachusetts passes first compulsory school attendance law in the American colonies
Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine
Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.
Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.
Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
George Frederick Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres in London
Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.
Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna
Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war
Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
Dresden surrenders to allied armies
Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
Alvan Clark patents telescope
Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London
Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol
Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies (b. 1855), Albert Parsons (b. 1848), Adolph Fischer (b. 1858) and George Engel (b. 1836) are executed.
Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.
Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA
D McCree patents portable fire escape
Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).
Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
High Commissioner Prince George declares amnesty for all leaders of the insurrection that has been disturbing Crete during the recent months - but which never gained mass supprt
Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins
J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London
Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control
Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
Poland declares independence
Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am
Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled
The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, at at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD
Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings
Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
U.S. Route 66 is established.
France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
WOL-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions
Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building
"Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains
Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released
1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David
Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
Czech premier general Eliasj arrested by Nazis
-12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF)
"La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 perfs
AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs
Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499
Adulterous couple up mestkar through Staphorst riding
Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots
Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party
Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles
Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
Murray Schisgal's "Luv" premieres in NYC
Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat" premieres in NYC
Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)
NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high
Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC
Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)
Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
"Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight
Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60
Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature
Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
"Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost"
Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
Suriname government proclaims gold purification
"Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards
Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
"Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 perfs
Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
"Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 perfs
Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder
Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000
Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington DC
Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.
Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.
New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.
43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win
12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia
The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison
An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute
The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
China's Xi vows zero tolerance for separatist movements
Alibaba Singles' Day sales race past $5 billion in first hour
Mayors of NY and Los Angeles pledge to remain immigrant sanctuaries
Louis CK on sexual misconduct allegations: 'These stories are true'
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