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1993Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

1933Hermann Goering & Georgi Dimitrov duel

1910Russian Tsar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East

1922Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt

1959Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

1960"Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

1993Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

1856James Buchanan elected 15th US president

1933Bradman scores 200 NSW v Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic

1884Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms

19783rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available

1963John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London

2008Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States

1980Ronald Reagan (R) defeats incumbant US President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide

1921The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally formed by Adolf Hitler

1924US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected

19761st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available

November 4th Historical Events
Date Event
922
Richarius becomes bishop of Luik 
1333
Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani. 
1501
Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain 
1519
Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast 
1520
Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden 
1529
English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested 
1576
Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed). 
1619
Frederik V crowned king of Bohemia 
1631
Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of South Netherlands 
1645
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Holly 
1646
Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word 
1675
Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam 
1737
The Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, inaugurated. 
1771
Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris 
1783
W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is premiered in Linz, Austria. 
1819
Māori Chiefs Hongi Hika and Rewa sell 13,000 acres (5260 hectares) at Kerikeri to the Church Missionary Society for 48 felling axes, New Zealand 
1839
The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain. 
1841
First wagon train arrives in California 
1845
First nationally observed uniform election day in US 
1846
Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg 
1852
Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy. 
1854
Lighthouse built on Alcatraz Island 
1856
James Buchanan elected 15th US president 
1861
University of Washington founded in Seattle 
1862
Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis) 
1864
Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee 
1864
Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island 
1866
Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia 
1867
90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, for seawall 
1873
Dentist John Beers of SF patents gold crown 
1874
Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY 
1875
Passenger Steamship "Pacific" collides with sailing vessel "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 die 
1875
Tonga adopts constitution 
1875
Massachusetts Rifle Association is founded in Boston 
1876
John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C premieres 
1879
Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus 
1879
James Ritty patents first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon 
1884
Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms 
1886
Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia" premieres 
1889
Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL 
1890
Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate 
1890
Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London 
1890
Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg 
1893
Dr Jamesons Legertje occupies Bulawayo Matabeleland 
1901
Clyde Fitch's "Way of the World" premieres in NYC 
1903
Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama 
1904
First stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium) 
1905
Dock strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam 
1908
Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC 
1909
Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich) 
1910
Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained 
1910
Russian Tsar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East 
1911
France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo 
1914
Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC) 
1918
Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors 
1921
The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally formed by Adolf Hitler 
1921
Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo. 
1922
Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt 
1924
British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns 
1924
California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914) 
1924
Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming) 
1924
US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected 
1928
Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua 
1929
John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square" premieres in NYC 
1929
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains, the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica 
1931
Jean Genet's "Judith" premieres in Paris 
1933
Bradman scores 200 NSW v Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours 
1933
Hermann Goering & Georgi Dimitrov duel 
1933
Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young 
1934
Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7 
1939
1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland 
1939
First air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Illinois 
1939
US allows "cash & carry" arms sales during WW II 
1940
Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands 
1942
13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back out Fuka-posing 
1944
German troops reconquer Schmidt Hurtgenwald 
1944
RAF bombs Dinteloord, 54 killed 
1946
"Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances 
1946
UN Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization formed 
1948
TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature 
1949
"One Man's Family" premieres on TV 
1950
"Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances 
1950
"Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances 
1950
Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon 
1950
US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea 
1951
9th Ryder Cup: US wins 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina, US) 
1951
NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns 
1951
Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings 
1952
Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America 
1952
General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D) 
1953
Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Phila A's 
1953
New balk rule gives the batter option; of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk 
1954
"Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances 
1954
Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City 
1955
The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II. 
1956
200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary 
1956
Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt 
1957
2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched 
1958
Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII 
1958
Belgian government of Eyskens resigns 
1958
Democrats win US congressional election 
1959
Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP 
1960
"Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe 
1961
Karamanlis becomes premier of Greece 
1962
Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
1963
John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London 
1965
Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah 
1966
Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113 
1968
Battles between Jordan army & Al Fatah-arm forces 
1968
WRDU (now WPTF) TV chan 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1968
WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast 
1968
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population 
1970
Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee 
1970
Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life. 
1972
Bangladesh adopts constitution 
1972
Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders 
1973
Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou 
1973
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic 
1973
M Medoff's "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" premieres in NYC 
1973
New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills 
1973
The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters. 
1975
Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award 
1976
1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available 
1977
UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa 
1978
Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U 
1978
Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1978
3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available 
1979
500 Iranian "students" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days) 
1980
Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) 
1980
Libyan invasion in Chad 
1980
Ronald Reagan (R) defeats incumbant US President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide 
1980
Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires 
1980
Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards 
1981
Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" premieres in NYC 
1981
Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining 
1981
Dr George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley 
1982
Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier 
1983
Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed 
1983
Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4 
1984
Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
1984
Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63% 
1987
Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year 
1987
Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel 
1987
NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989 
1988
First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93 
1989
First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106 
1989
Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon 
1989
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence 
1989
The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party. 
1990
"Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 perfs 
1990
20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45 
1990
21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39 
1990
Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic 
1990
Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war" 
1990
US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia 
1991
Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain 
1991
Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail. 
1992
NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR 
1992
NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio 
1993
"Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances 
1993
Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet 
1993
Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1993
Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn 
1994
Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan 
1994
United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83 
1994
San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web. 
1995
"Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs 
1995
1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal 
1995
Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat LA Lakers 103-89 
2001
53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win 
2002
Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress 
2003
The most powerful solar flare as observed by satellite instrumentation is recorded. 
2003
Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy becomes the first person indicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He was eventually acquitted. 
2004
12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war. 
2008
Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States 
2012
Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church 
2012
Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012 
2012
Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate 
2014
Americans vote in mid-term elections which decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 White House race 
2014
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities in case of a new rebel offensive in the regions 
2014
The body of the last missing victim of Italy's 2012 cruise ship disaster is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, which is being dismantled in Genoa 
2014
More than 13 years after the original towers were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, New York's 104-storey World Trade Center re-opens for business in Manhattan 
2015
At least 10 killed in Pakistan building collapse 
2015
South Sudan plane crash kills 15; baby among 3 survivors 
2015
Ancient Greek fort of Acra found in Jerusalem, archaeologists say 
2015
France lifts ban on gay men as blood donors 
2015
Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's Prime Minister 
2016
Iowa Police Arrest Suspect in 'Ambush' Killings of 2 Officers 
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