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Benjamin FranklinMay 23, 1785

Andrew JacksonJul 1, 1836

Charles LyellFeb 17, 1837

James K. PolkDec 2, 1845

Andrew JohnsonJun 20, 1867

Wilhelm RöntgenJan 1, 1896

John D. Rockefeller JrMar 3, 1910

GandhiMar 30, 1919

Edwin HubbleDec 30, 1924

Robert A. MillikanNov 11, 1925

Henry FordSep 25, 1926

Davidson BlackDec 2, 1927

Walter JohnsonOct 4, 1932

FDRApr 19, 1933

Babe RuthAug 10, 1934

Adolf HitlerMar 9, 1935

Wallis SimpsonDec 11, 1936

Hermann GoeringNov 12, 1938

Winston ChurchillMay 31, 1940

Harry TrumanJan 20, 1949

Joe DiMaggioDec 11, 1951

Jonas SalkMar 26, 1953

Albert EinsteinMar 30, 1953

Allen GinsbergApr 3, 1955

Lee Harvey OswaldOct 31, 1959

Maurice RichardSep 15, 1960

Fidel CastroMay 1, 1961

JFKMar 2, 1962

Stan MusialAug 12, 1963

Whitey FordMay 30, 1967

Lester B. PearsonDec 14, 1967

Richard NixonFeb 1, 1968

Martin Luther KingMar 4, 1968

robert kennedyMar 16, 1968

LBJMar 31, 1968

Janis JoplinSep 28, 1968

Yoko OnoOct 25, 1968

Franco Jan 24, 1969

Paul McCartneyApr 10, 1970

Willie MaysSep 20, 1973

George HarrisonMar 1, 1974

Ronald ReaganNov 20, 1975

Paul BrownJan 1, 1976

Jimmy CarterJan 20, 1980

Diana SpencerFeb 24, 1981

Bjorn BorgJan 23, 1983

Menachem BeginAug 28, 1983

Stevie WonderJul 8, 1988

Pete RoseMar 20, 1989

Pete RozelleMar 22, 1989

Nelson MandelaFeb 10, 1990

Margaret ThatcherNov 22, 1990

Zachary TaylorJun 26, 1991

Magic JohnsonNov 7, 1991

Mario LemieuxJan 12, 1993

David LettermanJan 14, 1993

Conan O'BrienApr 26, 1993

Lawrence TaylorJan 15, 1994

Howard SternMar 23, 1994

President ClintonMay 8, 1994

Gary LarsonOct 3, 1994

Michael JordanMar 18, 1995

Joe MontanaApr 18, 1995

Bill GatesJul 17, 1995

Don ShulaJan 5, 1996

Oprah WinfreySep 15, 1997

John ElwayMay 2, 1999

George W. BushAug 9, 2001

Patrick RoyMay 28, 2003

Saddam HusseinDec 14, 2003

Paul MartinAug 4, 2005

Mark MessierSep 12, 2005

Mahmoud AhmadinejadApr 11, 2006

Steve JobsJan 9, 2007

Moises AlouMar 5, 2009

Elizabeth IIJul 27, 2012

Andy RoddickAug 30, 2012

Ray LewisJan 2, 2013

Benedict XVIFeb 11, 2013

Craig FergusonApr 28, 2014

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Announces - Historical Events
Date Event
1490-01-04

Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.

1492-04-30

Spain announces it will expels all Jews

1582-02-24

Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar

1672-12-10

NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston

1744-12-31

English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)

1765-09-21

Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.

1783-02-01

William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex

1785-05-23

Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

1820-09-25

French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

1822-09-27

Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.

1836-07-01

US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

1837-02-17

Charles Lyell makes his presidential address to the Geographical Society, London and announces that Richard Owen has concluded from Darwin's fossils that extinct species were related to current species in the same locality

1845-12-02

Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.

1851-01-31

Gail Borden announces invention of condensed milk

1861-05-13

Queen Victoria announces Britain's position of neutrality

1861-05-26

US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South

1867-06-20

US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

1868-07-28

US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves

1877-11-21

Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph) - first machine to play and record sound

1884-10-22

Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion

1896-01-01

Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

1896-01-05

The Die Presse newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

1900-01-02

John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.

1900-03-16

AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an AL team will be in

1900-03-20

US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an 'open door' policy in China have essentially accepted his stand.

1902-12-09

AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY

1905-01-05

Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara

1907-06-15

Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak

1908-03-07

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"

1908-07-24

After days of discussion with his ministers, Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey announces he is restoring the liberal constitution of 1876 and will become more responsive to demands of dissidents

1908-08-16

The Committee of Union and Progress, 'The Young Turks', announces a program for reforms and respect for the rights of all within the Ottoman Empire, regardless of race or religion

1910-03-03

Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

1911-01-02

Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000

1911-01-03

The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

1912-03-07

Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole

1913-07-21

The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law

1915-02-16

Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season

1916-02-16

The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania

1916-09-30

Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies

1917-01-31

Mexican President Carranza announces a new constitution with many liberal elements; most of which his regime will not implement

1917-02-01

German Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war

1918-08-02

Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.

1918-11-11

Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution

1919-03-03

Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike

1919-03-30

Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

1919-12-27

Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season

1920-04-23

The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.

1924-12-30

Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

1925-01-21

Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president

1925-11-11

Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

1926-09-25

Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

1927-05-25

Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford

1927-12-02

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

1928-12-26

Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming

1929-05-06

AL announces it will discontinue MVP award

1930-03-13

Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

1931-07-23

France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA olympics

1932-10-04

Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

1933-04-19

FDR announces US will leave gold standard

1933-10-14

Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations

1934-08-10

Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player

1935-03-09

Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.

1935-06-02

Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player

1936-12-11

Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1938-10-27

DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon"

1938-11-12

Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland

1938-12-25

George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara

1939-10-06

Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

1940-05-31

Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with Marshal August Pétain who announces he is willing to make a seperate peace with Germany

1941-01-02

World War II: The U.S. government announces its Liberty ship program to build freighters in support of the war effort.

1941-12-25

Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong

1942-03-18

Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters

1942-12-06

Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth

1943-02-24

Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II

1943-07-28

Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US

1943-10-19

Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces retirement (hates NY)

1943-12-04

Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes

1944-01-07

US Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59

1944-07-11

Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

1944-08-26

Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed

1944-10-30

Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II

1944-11-19

World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.

1944-12-17

US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released.

1945-03-01

FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

1945-05-07

Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League

1945-08-10

Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged

1945-10-30

US government announces end of shoe rationing

1946-01-01

Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god

1947-09-26

Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series

1948-12-29

US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit

1949-01-20

Pres Harry Truman announces his point 4 program

1949-09-23

US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

1949-12-28

20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs

1950-01-31

President Harry Truman publicly announces support for development of Hydogen bomb

1951-12-11

Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

1951-12-12

Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement

1951-12-21

Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement

1952-02-26

PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

1953-01-07

US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

1953-03-26

Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

1953-03-30

Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

1953-12-09

General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired

1954-03-04

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.

1954-04-25

Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)

1954-05-24

IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour

1954-10-18

Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.

1954-10-30

US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments

1955-04-03

The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

1955-08-19

WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)

1956-02-29

Pres Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term

1957-08-26

USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile

1957-12-12

US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)

1958-01-30

Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars

1958-03-02

Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic

1958-03-18

Dodgers announces mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958

1958-09-02

Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium

1958-11-06

AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959

1958-11-11

AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959

1958-11-13

NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League

1958-11-28

AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9

1959-07-27

William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961

1959-10-31

Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA

1959-11-17

De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

1960-01-02

Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency

1960-01-28

NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises

1960-03-05

The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.

1960-05-07

USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy

1960-05-23

Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

1960-09-15

Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

1960-10-26

AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961

1961-05-01

Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba

1961-05-25

President Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon

1961-06-25

Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)

1961-12-23

Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies

1962-03-02

JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

1962-03-04

AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation

1962-03-12

Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia

1962-09-01

UN announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion

1962-12-31

American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

1963-07-13

Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft

1963-08-12

Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

1964-01-06

Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville

1964-03-05

Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there

1964-04-07

IBM announces the System/360.

1965-01-07

France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold

1965-02-18

Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting

1965-04-29

Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam

1965-08-30

Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball

1965-09-07

China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.

1966-03-24

Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance

1966-05-06

Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin

1966-07-12

US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints

1966-11-18

Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow

1967-05-30

Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

1967-12-14

Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

1968-01-22

NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix

1968-02-01

Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president

1968-02-21

Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000

1968-03-04

Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign

1968-03-15

Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri

1968-03-16

robert kennedy announces presidential campaign

1968-03-31

LBJ announces he will not seek re-election

1968-05-14

Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubček

1968-05-28

AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions

1968-06-03

Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins

1968-07-10

US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969

1968-08-21

Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion

1968-09-12

Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact

1968-09-28

Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

1968-10-25

Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

1968-11-14

Yale University announces it is going co-educational

1969-01-24

Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency

1969-02-03

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of an election on 24 February 1969

1969-04-03

Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.

1969-04-21

The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings

1969-05-06

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

1969-11-12

US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19

1970-04-10

Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles

1970-04-13

Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon

1970-09-13

IBM announces System 370 computer

1970-09-23

Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation

1971-01-06

Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones

1971-02-04

Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks

1971-07-15

Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China

1971-08-03

Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

1971-08-15

US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents

1971-08-18

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand's combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government

1971-08-26

NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975

1971-11-23

Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement

1972-01-08

NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall

1972-02-01

British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)

1972-12-30

Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks

1973-01-23

US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War

1973-01-23

Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979

1973-04-30

Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al

1973-07-15

Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide

1973-09-13

ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics

1973-09-20

Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

1973-09-29

Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents

1973-10-09

Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal

1974-01-12

Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"

1974-01-29

Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession

1974-03-01

George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

1974-05-18

Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions

1974-06-04

Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent

1974-08-08

US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9

1974-09-16

Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters

1974-12-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath

1974-12-22

Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity

1975-03-08

Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba

1975-09-24

OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues

1975-11-20

Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

1976-01-01

After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League

1977-02-24

Pres Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights

1977-03-08

Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)

1977-08-09

The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.

1977-10-23

Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered

1978-02-20

Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus

1978-10-18

1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance

1979-11-12

US President Carter announces a halts to Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets

1979-11-13

Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for US President

1979-11-15

ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage

1980-01-20

President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

1980-12-16

President-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state

1980-12-20

USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin

1981-02-24

Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer

1981-08-28

National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men

1982-02-05

DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people

1982-02-22

NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)

1982-04-15

Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display

1982-07-12

Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs

1982-10-27

China announces its population at 1 billion people plus

1982-12-16

The Federal Reserve announces that the operating capacity of factories has gone down to 67.8%.

1982-12-23

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.

1983-01-23

Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

1983-02-23

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.

1983-04-22

Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)

1983-07-13

The Transvaal Attorney General announces that Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and three associates will face terrorism charges, South Africa

1983-07-21

US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge

1983-08-28

Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation

1983-09-09

Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

1983-11-30

Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)

1983-12-16

Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding

1984-01-08

NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams

1984-01-29

President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

1984-05-08

USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics

1984-07-26

Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction

1984-08-27

US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project

1984-11-26

John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million

1985-01-16

"Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds

1985-06-10

Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula

1985-07-03

CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

1985-07-10

Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke

1985-08-17

Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India

1986-01-07

US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

1986-02-03

US President Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident

1986-02-17

Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs

1986-03-09

NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts

1986-03-18

Treasury Dept announces plans to alter paper money

1986-04-02

George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans

1986-04-09

"Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character

1986-06-15

Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity

1986-08-22

NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics

1986-10-13

IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992

1986-10-24

Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement

1986-11-20

World Health Organisation announces first global effort to combat AIDS

1987-04-28

NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989

1987-06-26

Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement

1987-11-04

NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989

1988-01-11

USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics

1988-03-01

Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile

1988-06-08

Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%

1988-07-08

Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992

1988-07-27

Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer

1988-07-28

IBM announces price hike on older models

1988-09-30

IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer

1988-10-17

Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft

1988-10-29

China announces a herbal male contraceptive

1988-11-10

NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes

1988-11-23

President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.

1988-12-07

Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN

1989-01-16

USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars

1989-01-18

IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988

1989-01-26

Madison Sq Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan

1989-02-02

NL announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president

1989-03-20

Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

1989-03-22

Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

1989-04-10

Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip

1989-04-26

AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201

1989-05-11

Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds

1989-11-16

South Africa president FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act

1990-02-10

South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th

1990-04-29

Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement

1990-06-04

NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917

1990-06-13

Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term

1990-06-14

NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season

1990-08-03

US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions

1990-10-23

Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages

1990-11-20

Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages

1990-11-22

Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

1990-12-04

Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages

1990-12-05

Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis

1990-12-18

NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Wash DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)

1990-12-22

Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait

1991-02-21

USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable

1991-03-12

OPEC announces oil production cut to 22.3 Mbbl/d (3,550,000 m3/d)

1991-04-08

Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of pancreas

1991-04-12

US announces closing of 31 major US military bases

1991-04-22

Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show

1991-06-06

NBC announces Jay Leno will replace Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992

1991-06-26

Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes

1991-07-30

MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

1991-09-21

USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics

1991-10-21

Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

1991-10-22

General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion

1991-11-07

Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

1991-12-18

General Motors announces closing of 21 plants

1992-01-11

Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation

1992-01-19

IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992

1992-04-07

Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.

1992-05-15

NY dept store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores

1992-06-04

USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp

1992-09-23

Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC

1992-09-29

Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

1992-12-08

NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993

1992-12-09

NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season

1992-12-12

Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

1993-01-06

Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones

1993-01-12

NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

1993-01-14

David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

1993-01-25

Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years

1993-04-26

NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman

1993-06-30

Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field

1993-07-07

Prodigy announces it will offer Cox newspapers

1993-08-15

Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte

1993-10-26

NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte

1993-11-30

NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars

1994-01-11

Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

1994-01-15

Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

1994-02-23

Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)

1994-03-08

US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces

1994-03-23

Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

1994-04-18

Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994

1994-05-08

President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people

1994-07-18

Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons

1994-10-03

Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

1994-11-25

Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.

1994-12-06

Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

1994-12-19

Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.

1995-01-30

Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent

1995-02-28

The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz

1995-03-18

Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement

1995-04-18

Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

1995-07-17

Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)

1995-08-28

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005

1995-11-06

Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt

1995-11-16

US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

1995-12-05

The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

1995-12-12

CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31

1996-01-05

Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement

1996-02-13

Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"

1996-08-06

NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001)

1996-12-30

UN announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986

1997-01-03

The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $27.7 billion USD to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys.

1997-02-04

US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish

1997-02-05

Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products

1997-02-24

South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp

1997-03-19

Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi

1997-04-09

Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion

1997-04-09

NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"

1997-05-02

Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber

1997-06-17

NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000

1997-07-10

RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads

1997-08-06

Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc

1997-09-15

Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

1997-09-25

WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Wash DC franchises

1997-10-28

NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league

1997-10-29

Iraq's Revolution Command Council announces that it will no longer allow US citizens and US aircraft to serve with UN arms inspection teams

1998-01-15

NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again

1998-04-20

German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.

1998-10-31

Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.

1998-11-30

Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

1998-12-01

Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.

1998-12-26

Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.

1999-01-13

Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001

1999-01-20

The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.

1999-05-02

John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

1999-09-12

Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.

1999-09-23

NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

2000-05-02

President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

2000-12-28

U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.

2001-01-10

The White House announces it will not designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a national monument; environmentalist groups had been pressing for national monument status for the ANWR to prevent oil drilling

2001-02-28

The US Environmental Protection Agency announces that it intends to proceed with implementation of tighter restrictions on sulfur content in diesel fuel; the rule is opposed by many in the refining industry

2001-06-03

Iraq announces that it will halt crude oil exports in response to the UN's resolution that extends the oil-for-food program by only 1 month, instead of the normal 6-month period

2001-06-07

BP announces that it will build a new $600-million platform offshore Trinidad that is expected to double the company's production of natural gas there by 2004

2001-08-09

US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.

2001-08-21

The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

2001-10-08

U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

2001-10-29

ExxonMobil announces that a consortium it leads will spend $4 billion over 5 years to develop large offshore oil and natural gas fields in Russia's far eastern Sakhalin region

2001-11-14

OPEC announces that it intends to cut its crude oil output quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day effective, but only if non-OPEC producers cut their output by 500,000 barrels per day as well.

2002-12-13

Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2002-12-18

2003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.

2003-05-28

Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

2003-09-27

Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet

2003-12-14

President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.

2004-01-06

Costas Simitis announces his resignation as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Greece.

2004-09-15

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

2004-10-25

Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.

2004-11-17

Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.

2005-08-04

Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General.

2005-09-12

Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

2005-12-15

Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.

2006-04-11

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.

2007-01-09

Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

2007-02-13

Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.

2007-04-24

Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.

2007-09-12

Shinzo Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

2007-09-17

AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.

2007-09-18

Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.

2008-02-19

Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc

2008-09-16

Rentrer en soi announces that they would be breaking up.

2008-12-01

The US economy has been in recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today

2009-03-04

Malaysia has a 50% chance of slipping into the recession as growth is expected to reach just 0.5% for the year, announces the executive director Datuk Mohamed Ariff Abdul Kareem of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research

2009-03-05

Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

2009-05-19

Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

2009-07-23

The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money

2011-10-27

The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.

2012-03-13

Encyclopaedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed versions of its encyclopaedia

2012-07-27

Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony

2012-08-08

China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies

2012-08-30

Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

2012-09-03

New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan

2012-09-15

Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s

2012-11-27

The Eurozone announces that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece

2012-12-21

The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 brining the total number of cancelled games to 625

2013-01-02

Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

2013-01-22

The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation

2013-02-04

Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing

2013-02-05

The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013

2013-02-11

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

2013-02-25

Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018

2013-03-05

Willcom announces the world's smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams

2013-05-08

Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season

2013-05-21

Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One

2013-12-12

The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program

2014-02-27

Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government

2014-04-28

Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

2014-11-20

Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes

2015-01-04

Pope Francis announces 15 bishops, archbishops to become cardinals

2015-10-29

Phil Collins' fans rejoice: Artist announces end of retirement

2015-11-30

NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.

2016-01-17

Iran announces release of 5 Americans after sanctions lifted

2016-02-06

New York Gov. Cuomo announces regulations to prevent gay 'conversion therapy'

2016-02-29

Indian Government Announces Steps to Double Farmers' Incomes

2016-03-08

South Korea announces unilateral sanctions on North Korea

2016-04-05

Alaska Air Announces Purchase of Virgin America

2016-05-10

US Announces $50 Million Aid Program for the Gaza Strip

2016-08-11

Russia Announces Daily Cease-Fires to Allow Aid into Aleppo

2016-09-23

Syrian army announces start of a new major offensive in Aleppo

2016-09-28

US announces $364 million more in aid for Syrians

2016-10-19

Chuck Berry announces new album on 90th birthday

2017-04-04

NHL Announces It Won't Play Nice With 2018 Winter Olympics

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1992-04-13

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