Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre
During a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos (Mary, the mother of Jesus) appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople.
Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes king of all England.
John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII
Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
Earl Rudolf van Habsburg becomes Roman Catholic-German king
-3] Meeting between Maarten Luther & Huldrych Zwingli
Duke of Norfolk arrested
-2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch
Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses
Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York
-4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers
Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown
Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
British troops under General Gauge land in Boston
Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
1st session of new French legislative assembly
France annexes Southern Netherlands
Belgium is conquered by France.
Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
Britain & France signs Preliminary of London
Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.
The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam
Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina
"Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
Treaty with Winnebago Indians
Civil Code enforced (- Jan 1, 1992)
News of the World began publication in London.
German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington
Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
1st Hawaiian stamps issued
Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America
The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC
Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens
Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln
Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens
Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published
1st edition of Maasbode published
1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria)
General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht
Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes
Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band
Special delivery mail service begins in US
US mint at Carson City, Nevada, closes
Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time
Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
Congress creates Weather Bureau
Yosemite National Park forms
In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
University of Chicago opens
3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.
Romanians in Costantinople massacred
Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia
Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
JB van Heutsz becomes governor general of Dutch East Indies
Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor
František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
Hugh Jennings resigns as Balt manager to take over at Detroit in 1907
Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens
A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis
1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)
Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
Jack Chesbro's final Higlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1
Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
Explosion at LA Times kills 21
Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
Yanks lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season
The Prince of Asir, the southern region of Arabia, rises in revolt against the Turks; his actions will inspire other Arab leaders to revolt
The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth
World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.
World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day
Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting
Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401
Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)
Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.
Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)
USSR launches its first 5-year plan
Soccer team WHC forms
World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2
Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards
The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh
Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers
Antwerp Sports arena opens
Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7
Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57
Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles
Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Cubs clinch NL pennant
Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement.
Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city.
Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series
Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
Little Golden Books (children's books) begins publishing
Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow
Germans attack Jews in Denmark
1st King's Dragoon Guards (Royal Amoured Corps) liberates suburbs of Naples
Newspaper editor Alejandro Córdova assassinated in Guatemala
St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army
US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor to the CIA, disbands
12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
NHL Pension Society founded
US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC
The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
Radio Denmark begins transmitting
People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)
Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), NY 6, Cleveland 0
South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea
1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson (US ambassador to Denmark)
24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black US military unit, deactivated
1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank)
WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting
Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies
1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal
KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
A volcanco believed to be extinct erupts in Tristan da Cunha
East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open
Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 12nd Symphony
Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi
Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
The Lucy Show premieres
SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea
US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
Pink FLoyd's 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)
"Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy
Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
"Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 perfs
1st games of World Hockey Association
2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC
Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"
Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
1st Dutch casino opens
Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
US Department of Energy established
Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame
Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
Comoros adopts constitution
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
Pope John Paul II begins visit to USA
RKO radio network begins operation
US returns Canal Zone (but not the canal) to Panama after 75 years
Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
Iranian plane crash
J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder" premieres in London
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
USSR performs underground nuclear test
West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl
The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America
Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
New Zealand's Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services
"Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
Fiji's constitution is suspended
The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.
Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the Soviet Union
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle
Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
US Post Officeissues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean
US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy
Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations
Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow
"Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances
Cartoon Cable Network premieres
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
Ross Perot re-enters US presidental race
Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
Boon completes his 19th Test century (114 v Pak, Karachi)
Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
South African President Nelson Mandela visits US
Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
Bermuda begins using new area code 441
Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team
Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers
NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence
Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Spice Hot premieres on cable
Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
Closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia
United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.
Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.
California becomes the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors
36 people are killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong
3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan
A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending
Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27
41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria
Bank of Mexico Hikes Interest Rate a Half-Point to 4.75 Pct
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