Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
Pope John XXII issues his 'In Agro Dominico' condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk
Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)
Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht
France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) invented in England
The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama
1st Mormon temple dedicated (Kirtland, Ohio)
1st US steam fire engine tested, NYC
John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
Joseph Couch patents steam-powered percussion rock drill
Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer
Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals
Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment
The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
Longest championship fight (136 rounds)
Rioting takes place in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
1st long-distance telephone call, Boston-NY
A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
Recognising that the war in South Africa is going to take a major commitment, Parliament passes the War Loan Act, calling for £35 million to support the fight against the Boers.
Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Wash DC
1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid
Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
Canada recognizes USSR
New French government of Poincaré begins
KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor
John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
Japan leaves League of Nations
Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)
Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul
-28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1½ hour forward
Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
US begins assault on Fondouk Pass, Tunisia
1,000 Jews leave Drancy, France, for Auschwitz concentration camp
2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
40 Jewish policemen in Riga, Latvia, ghetto are shot by the Gestapo
Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44
British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine
DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title
Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys record "It's Only a Paper Moon"
Gen Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken
Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins.
The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.
Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall
Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)
Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China
WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
"Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio
9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)
WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting
French commandos land in Algeria
US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
29th Academy Awards - "Around World in 80 Days", Bergman, Brynner win
CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
Havana Hilton opens
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen
Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London
Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
Earthquake strikes Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
UN troops arrive in Cyprus
Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF
Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title
The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast
Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching U of Kentucky
Venera 8 launched to Venus
Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster
Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
45th Academy Awards - "Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians
Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title
Washington DC underground Metro opens
583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 perfs
Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
US Supreme Court rules 8-1 that cops can't randomly stop cars
"Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
"Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
Elevator in Vaal Reef S Afr gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)
Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
The Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK
"Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 perfs
Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
13th Easter Seal Telethon
Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC
Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres
Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines
Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Disney-MGM Studio Tour ground breaking
President Habre's troops reconquer Faya Largeau Chad
Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
Ice Pairs Championship at Budapest won by E Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
Men's Figure Skating Champions in Budapest won by Brian Boitano (USA)
Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
Wrestlemania IV at Trump Plaza, "Macho Man" Savage pins Ted Dibiase
1st half-black soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
Bus accidentally touches high voltage wire in Karagpur India; 21 die
NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
Scotty Bowman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a "builder" of the game
Bruce Springsteen releases "Human Touch" & "Lucky Town"
Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed
Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
Ice Pairs Championship at Chiba won by Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (RUS)
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Yuka Sato (JPN)
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Chiba won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
67th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win
"State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
"Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
Martin Luther King's son meets James Earl Ray, his father's killer
Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.
HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.
Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at least 99 people.
12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
Another First for Cuba: A Concert by the Rolling Stones
Syrian army recaptures Palmyra from Islamic State: state media
Chile reports its first sexually transmitted Zika case
Pope delivers Easter message of hope after grim week of terror
South Korean Prosecutors Are Seeking to Arrest Park Geun-hye
32nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
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