Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht
Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)
Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
Farmer's Almanac first published
Opera "Thaïs" first American performance
First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents
A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk
Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Fraueen" premieres in Vienna
Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)
WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent
KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
Belgian government of Jaspar falls
690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
SS Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
U of Mich retires Tom Harmon's #98
Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"
First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager
Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.
National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6
World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
"Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
"Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres
Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party
US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
"Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances
"Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.
NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown
Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
"Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War
KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
"Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth
"Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos
Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit
The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
Viking 1 radio signals from Mars help prove the general theory of relativity
David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins
Miss Teenage America Pageant
Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
"Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 perfs
67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9
Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history
Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.
Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal
Oliver North's sect, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office
Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
Lech Walesa wins in Poland's first popular election
NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
Sri Lanka all out 82, Venkatapathy Raju (I) 6-12 off 17 lose, Phil Eagles beat Giants 31-13 & L.A. Rams beat 49ers 28-17
Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.
"Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 perfs
After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
Earthquake in Baku.
89th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19
Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.
The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one
Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.
Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria
16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One championship for the third consecutive year
100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22
26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win
17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
Chicago protesters march, block streets after police release shooting video
Russia warns of 'serious consequences' after Turkey downs warplane
China Currency Dips to Lowest Level Versus Dollar in 8 Years
Magnitude 7.0 Offshore Quake Rattles El Salvador
ISIS Bomb Aimed at Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq Kills at Least 80
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