Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.
Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV
King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam
English parliament expels Jesuits
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, written by John Milton is published.
French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.
Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses" premieres in London
English premier John Carteret resigns
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres
Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)
Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston
Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)
Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN begins
Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
-25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.
Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day.
Railway bridge over Dutch Deep opens
Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association
Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan
Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit.
General elections in Italy.
Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler" to connect railroad cars
Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love
Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.
3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti
Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)
Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
Post Hospital at Presidio, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers
The US Army retreats from Mexico.
On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD
Noel Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC
NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce is published
Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" premieres in NYC
Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier
John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" premieres in NYC
Nazi Gov of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
SD arrested resistance fighter Bernard Iron wire
German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese
Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg
Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
"Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
French government of Schumann forms
Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)
Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
"Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched
Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
"Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series debuts
"Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 perfs
Horatio Alger Society founded
JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House
"Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy
31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
"Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 perfs
Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa
60 Ethiopia government officials executed
63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
In Kozani, Greece, 50 people arere killed when an Olympic Airways flight crashed into mountainous terrain after being diverted to Kozani due to poor weather in Larissa
"Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 perfs
European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
National Black Independent Party forms
President Reagan vetoes House Joint Resolution 357 which called for further appropriations for fiscal year 1982
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
Soyuz T-9 lands
USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
Limited-over intl cricket debut for Wasim Akram, v NZ
Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 & Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
France performs nuclear test
Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
"Bounty Bowl", the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-0 on Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game that featured several scuffles and injuries, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players
Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies
Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Lorrie Nichols
Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
"Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth NYC for 232 perfs
10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
"Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 perfs
Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ
Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.
Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.
MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
35th American Music Award: Rihanna & Chris Brown win
97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
96th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Montreal Alouettes, 22-14
Economists at the University of Hawaii report that the state entered the recession in the previous quarter based on the drop in tourist figures and growing unemployment, with 8,800 jobs expected to be cut in 2009
The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
JR Tokai unveil a maglev LO train prototype capable of travelling up to 500km per hour
Filipino Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the World Boxing Organization International Welterweight title
A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan
Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform
Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang
7 dead after helicopter crashes in Kashmir on way back from Hindu shrine
Suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 8
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