Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots
The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured
Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV
Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria
Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought
English king Charles II visits Netherlands
French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
English King William III travels through northern Europe
-26] People's revolt due to increase in gin/brandy tax
John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.
John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress
Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
Dartmoor Prison opens to house French prisoners of war
George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida
Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain
Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate
"Mary Had A Little Lamb" is published
1st passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)
The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
Samuel Morse taps out "What hath God wrought" (1st telegraph message)
General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War
German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is awarded the Patron's Medal by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of 'the increased knowledge of the great continent of Australia' gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey
Anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston
Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in US founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson
Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas
Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops
Maj Gen Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"
Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time
Westminster Bridge across Thames opens
Berkeley, California named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne)
Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US
Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" premieres in Paris
5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5
CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston
7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5
Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die
Turkey cedes Thessaly and Arta back to Greece.
Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland
Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People's Party in US
Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants E Afr Association at East African harbors
Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany
Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma
Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight
1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
Cleve's Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918
39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
John Masefields "Tragedy of Nan" premieres in London
Bristol University granted Royal Charter
Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
Conscription begins in Britain
French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker
Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)
Cleveland beats Yankees 3-2 in 19th inning
1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected
British Legion forms
Bulhoek Massacre of Israelites takes place near Queenstown when Colonel Theodore Truter, a police commissioner, leads 6 squadrons, a machine gun and an artillery detachment against the Israelite religious sect collected at their annual gathering on the land of their leader and prophet, Enoch Mgijima at Ntabalanga; the slaughter takes 10 minutes and costs 190 lives
Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6°C)
Russian-Italian trade agreement signed
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)
Record 12 future Hall of Famers take the field, as Yanks beat A's 9-7
Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again
Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week
1st air-conditioned train installed-B&O Railroad
Dmitri Shostakovitch's Preludes premieres in Moscow
Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia
1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
Dutch bishops forbid membership of Nazi party
Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs); Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely, Yanks beat A's 25-2
1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio
Dutch army demobilizes
German tanks reach Atrecht France
Hitler affirms Gen von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"
NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds
Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive
Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists
Icelandic voters severe all ties with Denmark
Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager
Benjamin Britten's "Beggar's Opera" premieres in Cambridge
Racial segregation in Wash DC restaurants ruled illegal
US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus
1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, NM
Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st black to head an AMA unit
German airline Lufthansa forms
IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbāna.
Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan
Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
"New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 perfs
Cuban President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion
UP & International News Service merge into United Press International
1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills, Pa)
Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in Great Britain
1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit
1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational
Longest HR (471') in Balt Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minn)
Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional
"Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords.
Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV
Dutch government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16
1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Wash DC)
Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich
In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.
USSR President Podgorny resigns
Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
"Rock Lobster" by B-52s hits #56
Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 2
Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500
Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain
Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
Liberation of Khorramshahr, Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War.
Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria
Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students
"Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances
Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
"View to a Kill" premieres in US
-25) cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die
Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel
Reginald Huffstetler trod water for 985 hrs
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1
33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes
Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute
Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
Section 28 is passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom (prohibiting promotion of homosexuality). Repealed 2001/2004
"Indiana Jones & Last Crusade" premieres
AC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona
French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito
Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper, is awarded £600,000 in damages after winning a libel action against satyrical magazine Private Eye (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) .
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins
Colleen Walker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
Pat Bradley wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey
Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash
"Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released
Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Mich
STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
Telstar-5 Proton Launch, Successful
Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)
Venezuela enters the Antarctic Treaty System.
Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200 in Israel's worst-ever civil disaster.
The Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent.
Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
North Korea bans mobile phones.
Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:19:34.6427 (241.913 km/h)
Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador
Real Madrid defeat Atlético Madrid to win the 2014 UEFA Champions League
Baltimore police officer cleared over Freddie Gray death
China tells US 'now is the time' if it wants peace with North Korea
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