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1972Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

196410th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

1974John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

1940Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps

1777Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

1897George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in NYC

1980Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

1981Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1925Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

1959Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

1986NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

2012Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires

1991NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

1962Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

2001Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

1854Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

1961Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

October 4th Historical Events
Date Event
1209
Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach 
1227
Assassination of Caliph al-Adil. 
1363
End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history. 
1537
The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale. 
1571
-13] Synod of Emden 
1582
Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states 
1636
Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III 
1636
In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted 
1648
Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen 
1675
Christian Huygens patents pocket watch 
1693
Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French. 
1712
Utrecht banishes poor Jews 
1725
Foundation of Rosario in Argentina. 
1777
Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania 
1779
The Fort Wilson Riot takes place. 
1824
Mexico becomes a republic 
1830
Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands 
1834
Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben," premieres in Vienna 
1854
Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair 
1862
Battle of Corinth ends 
1864
National black convention meets (Syracuse NY) 
1864
New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms 
1873
Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms 
1880
University of California founded in Los Angeles 
1881
Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano 
1883
Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail 
1883
First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland. 
1895
Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI) 
1895
1st US Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport GC RI 
1897
George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in NYC 
1900
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge" (BG) 
1900
In a final confrontation, some 4000 rebellious Ashantis are defeated by the British, Ashanti, Gold Coast, Africa 
1901
Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup 
1904
1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks 
1906
Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year 
1910
Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England 
1910
Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda. 
1911
1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station) 
1913
Bkln Dodger Jake Daubert earns a new Chalmers auto as NL MVP 
1913
Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game 
1914
Dardanellen (French & English) fleet bombs Turkish forts 
1915
Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established 
1916
Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time 
1917
British assault on Broodseinde, France 
1918
Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC 
1921
League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians 
1921
Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume. 
1922
For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY) 
1922
Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence 
1923
Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision 
1924
NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series 
1925
Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ 
1926
Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower 
1927
Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore. 
1928
25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals 
1928
KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet 
1930
A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series 
1931
Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts 
1931
Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile 
1932
Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary 
1932
Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators 
1933
Esquire magazine is 1st published 
1936
Italian lire devalued 
1936
Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series 
1939
Last Polish troops surrender 
1940
12 German aircrafts shot down above England 
1940
Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps 
1940
French Vichy-regime proclaims end of "Statut of the Juifs" 
1940
Wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off 
1942
German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad 
1943
Corsica freed by Free French 
1943
German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence) 
1944
British troops land on Greek continent 
1944
1st All St Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park 
1944
St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance 
1947
Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5 
1948
Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game 
1948
World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft) 
1949
American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out 
1949
United Nations' permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated 
1950
French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam 
1951
In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn 
1952
"Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs 
1953
Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4) 
1953
Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series 
1955
Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7 
1955
Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul 
1956
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia 
1957
"Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS 
1957
USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite 
1957
Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario. 
1958
12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal 
1958
5th French republic forms 
1958
Transatlantic coml jet passenger service began (BOAC) 
1958
Fifth Republic of France is established. 
1959
1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA) 
1959
Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts 
1959
Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad 
1959
LA Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394 
1959
Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1 
1959
USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side 
1960
Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1961
Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout 
1962
USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m 
1962
Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends 
1963
-8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti 
1963
Gambia achieves full internal self-government 
1964
-7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga 
1964
10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills 
1964
3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81 
1964
Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples 
1964
Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos 
1964
Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis 
1965
"Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances 
1965
Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN) 
1965
USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon 
1966
Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism 
1966
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1966
Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
1967
1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers 
1967
Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. 
1968
A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march. 
1969
Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Bkln Myrtle Beach el 
1969
UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters 
1969
Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings 
1970
KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal 
1970
Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages 
1970
WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1970
Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma 
1971
Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World 
1971
KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
1971
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1972
Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0 
1973
Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam 
1974
John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album 
1975
A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair. 
1976
Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke 
1976
Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers 
1976
Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST). 
1977
Pier 39 opens in SF 
1978
Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I 
1979
Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin 
1979
USSR performs nuclear test 
1980
Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies 
1981
Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ 
1981
Meadowlands Arena opens in NJ 
1981
Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest intl gymnastics participant 
1982
Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR 
1983
Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car 
1984
US government closes down due to budget problems 
1984
Detroit Tigers clinch AL East 
1985
Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia 
1985
Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley 
1985
Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA. 
1986
NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves 
1986
Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde 
1986
Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America 
1987
1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players 
1987
Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant 
1987
James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals) 
1988
Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid 
1989
Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977 
1989
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1990
"Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances 
1990
Regional elections held, in what is East Germany 
1991
Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah 
1991
NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier 
1991
San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game 
1991
Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity 
1991
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature. 
1992
"Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs 
1992
"Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 perfs 
1992
1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak 
1992
2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland 
1992
El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die 
1992
Miami Dolphin Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards 
1992
The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique. 
1993
Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament) 
1994
7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+ 
1994
Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting 
1994
Soyuz TM-20 launches 
1995
29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win 
1995
Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners 
1996
BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted 
1996
BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson 
1996
Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka 
1997
Farm Aid 10 concert in Texas cancelled due to weak ticket sales and moved to Illinois 
1997
The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken. 
2000
34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins 
2001
Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed. 
2001
Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season 
2003
Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded. 
2004
SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight. 
2009
George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide. 
2012
Turkey's parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria 
2012
19 people are killed after being buried by a landslide in Yunnan, China 
2012
Jordan's King Abdullah dissolves parliament in preparation for new elections 
2012
Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires 
2014
New Zealand win the 2014 Rugby Championship 
2016
Middle East|US Suspends Talks With Russia on Syria 
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