Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine (hypothesis only)
Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
Charles the Great opens general synod in Frankfurt
King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.
Albrecht I van Habsburg becomes ruler of Austrian/Bull market
Treaty of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to the Duchies of Austria and Styria.
Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III
First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
Parliament of Spiers: Lutheran monarchy freed of their belief
Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England
Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood
Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government
1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow
1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
Battle of Öland - a naval battle between allied Danish-Dutch and Swedish fleets in the Baltic Sea, part of the Scanian War (1675—79) for supremacy over the southern Baltic. Allied victory, two Swedish commanders killed.
The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
French troops conquer Antwerp
Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed
1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
Kentucky admitted as 15th US state
Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
Last of Britain's troops withdraws from US
Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio
Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1 mile every hour for 1,000 hours. Each hour he walked a mile round trip from his home
Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"
Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
HMS Beagle for anchor in Port Famine, Magallanes Street
6th national black convention (Philadelphia)
Charles Darwin returns to Capetown
It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio
Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist
Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days
US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery
Charles Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal is published.
1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
Skirmish at Arlington Mills, VA
US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange
2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties)
General Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines
Slavery abolished in all US possessions
-Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
General Dutch Typographer Union forms
Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario
Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Voting machine patented (Thomas A Edison)
6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25
Society of American Artists forms
US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico
Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.
1st pay telephone installed
US census at 50,155,783
Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange
The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.
California gets its 1st seismograph
US census at 62,622,250
Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes & Victor Trumper in Grace's last
British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
-27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help
1st Zeppelin air raid over England
German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun
Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I
Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden
Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden
RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning
Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)
Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6 8-6 6-3 6-1)
6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2 6-1)
Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours
Rozenburg soccer team forms in Rozenburg
Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren
Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
AFC '34 soccer team forms in Alkmaar
Driving test & license plates introduced in England
Yanks set solo HR record with 6 beat Boston 7-2
"Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY
Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
Prince Konoye becomes Japanese premier
Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
Retired German Col-gen Gerd von Runstedt returns to service
Coffee & tea rationed in Holland
Major General Bernard Montgomery returns to London
Nazi occupiers kick Jews out of Dutch air guard
12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, in Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hr record)
British troops occupy Bagdad, Iraq
Germany bans all Catholic publications
Germany occupies Crete
NY Giant Mel Ott hits his 400th HR & his 1,500th RBI
Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
Pirates Rip Sewell 1st throws his dew-drop (eephus) ball in a game
Gen Montgomery/Patton/Bradley/Dempsey/Crerar meet in Portsmouth
Nazi occupiers make it punishable to give aid to allied pilots
WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM
78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and politician convicted of war crimes, is executed.
OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
Photosensitive glass developed
Israel & Arabs agree to a cease fire
1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
Microfilm copies of "Newsweek" magazine 1st offered
WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
International Cheese treaty signed
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index
KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
Emile Zatopek runs record 6 mile: (27:59.2)/10,000m (28:54.2)
Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956]
Belgian christian-democrats win parliamentary election
Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Gatlinburg Golf Open
2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
"Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
FM multiplex stereo broadcasting 1st heard
Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m
"El Watusi" by Ray Barreto hits #17
Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President
A Penzias & R Wilson detect 3°K primordial background radiation
coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London
Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW
Beatles release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in US & goes gold
Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, DC
100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
"Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player & swallows his tongue
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden NYC for 31 perfs
Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin
Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader
Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold
Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"
Eight OPEC countries raise price of petroleum by 11.9 percent
"My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash
Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK
The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
"Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances
21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0
Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
Great Britain & Iceland end the "cod war"
British Virgin Islands adopts constitution
Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
SC Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen
Cricket Test debut of David Gower, v Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten
The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Wash Bullets, 4 games to 1
Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC
Wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.
1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa
Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Dodger home run
Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" by David Lee Roth hits #12
Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwicks cricket
Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP
32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley
40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win
Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
"Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
"Morton Downey Jr Show" debuts in TV syndication
Train crash in Zeeland Neth, kills 2
62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
"Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 perfs
Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
America West Arena opens in Phoenix
E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
Snowfall in Colorado
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
Brooklyn NY begins recycling
Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
Melchior Ndadaye elected pres of Burundi
FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts
Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery
68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
Rangers' Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39
Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana
10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186
1st NY Women Film Festival opens
51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
Ameritech Senior Golf Open
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race
Heartland LPGA Classic
LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked
Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.
Dolphinarium massacre: an Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
The People's Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.
Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.
Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places.
A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.
Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals
Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal to become the first German treble-winning team
Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship
Turkish army kills 14 Islamic State militants near Aleppo
North Korea's missile and nuclear projects unacceptable, Japan envoy says
New York probing Trump's closing of Trump Tower atrium for campaign events
Islamic State urges Muslims to destroy satellite TV sets
California governor Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton
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