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.
Spain announces it will expels all Jews
Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)
Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.
William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex
Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
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
Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.
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
Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
Gail Borden announces invention of condensed milk
Queen Victoria announces Britain's position of neutrality
US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph) - first machine to play and record sound
Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
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
John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an AL team will be in
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.
AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
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
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
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
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
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
Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law
Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season
The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania
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
Mexican President Carranza announces a new constitution with many liberal elements; most of which his regime will not implement
German Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford
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')
Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA olympics
Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
FDR announces US will leave gold standard
Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.
Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon"
Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara
Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with Marshal August Pétain who announces he is willing to make a seperate peace with Germany
World War II: The U.S. government announces its Liberty ship program to build freighters in support of the war effort.
Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong
Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters
Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II
Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces retirement (hates NY)
Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
US Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed
Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II
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.
US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released.
FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
US government announces end of shoe rationing
Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
Pres Harry Truman announces his point 4 program
US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation
20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
President Harry Truman publicly announces support for development of Hydogen bomb
Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement
Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement
Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement
PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio
Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory
General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)
IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.
US Defense Department announces elimination of all racially segregated regiments
The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.
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)
Pres Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term
USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars
Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic
Dodgers announces mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA
De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency
NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.
AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
President Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon
Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies
JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia
UN announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year
Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
IBM announces the System/360.
France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow
Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau
NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix
Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign
Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
robert kennedy announces presidential campaign
LBJ announces he will not seek re-election
Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubček
AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion
Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"
Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby
Yale University announces it is going co-educational
Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of an election on 24 February 1969
Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
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
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
US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles
Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
IBM announces System 370 computer
Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation
Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents
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
NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975
Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
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)
Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
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
Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season
Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession
George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November
Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions
Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent
US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
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
Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity
Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President
After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League
Pres Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
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.
Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
1st daughter Susan Ford announces engagement to Charles F Vance
US President Carter announces a halts to Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets
Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for US President
ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
President-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state
USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display
Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
The Federal Reserve announces that the operating capacity of factories has gone down to 67.8%.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
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
US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation
Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction
US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project
John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
"Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover
Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India
US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya
US President Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident
Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
Treasury Dept announces plans to alter paper money
George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
"Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
World Health Organisation announces first global effort to combat AIDS
NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989
Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement
NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
IBM announces price hike on older models
IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft
China announces a herbal male contraceptive
NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
Madison Sq Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan
NL announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president
Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201
Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds
South Africa president FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
South African President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be freed on Feb 11th
Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx area code 917
Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term
NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages
Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Wash DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)
Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
OPEC announces oil production cut to 22.3 Mbbl/d (3,550,000 m3/d)
Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of pancreas
US announces closing of 31 major US military bases
Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show
NBC announces Jay Leno will replace Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes
MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency
General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers
General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
NY dept store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
USPO announces young Elvis beats old Elvis stamp
Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC
Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)
NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993
NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman
Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
Prodigy announces it will offer Cox newspapers
Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte
NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA
Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL
Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor
Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994
President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people
Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.
Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995
Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent
The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz
Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football
Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)
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
Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease
The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001)
UN announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986
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.
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products
South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion
NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"
Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000
RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads
Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000
WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Wash DC franchises
NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
Iraq's Revolution Command Council announces that it will no longer allow US citizens and US aircraft to serve with UN arms inspection teams
NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again
German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.
Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.
Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001
The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL
Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
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
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
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
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
US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
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
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.
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.
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.
Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL
Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet
President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Costas Simitis announces his resignation as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Greece.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.
Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General.
Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL
Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.
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.
Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.
Shinzo Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.
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.
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.
Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc
Rentrer en soi announces that they would be breaking up.
The US economy has been in recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research announces today
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
Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic
Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money
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.
Encyclopaedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed versions of its encyclopaedia
Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony
China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies
Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open
New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
The Eurozone announces that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece
The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 brining the total number of cancelled games to 625
Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs
The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation
Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013
Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018
Willcom announces the world's smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams
Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One
The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program
Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government
Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014
Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes
Pope Francis announces 15 bishops, archbishops to become cardinals
Phil Collins' fans rejoice: Artist announces end of retirement
NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Iran announces release of 5 Americans after sanctions lifted
New York Gov. Cuomo announces regulations to prevent gay 'conversion therapy'
Indian Government Announces Steps to Double Farmers' Incomes
South Korea announces unilateral sanctions on North Korea
Alaska Air Announces Purchase of Virgin America
US Announces $50 Million Aid Program for the Gaza Strip
Russia Announces Daily Cease-Fires to Allow Aid into Aleppo
Syrian army announces start of a new major offensive in Aleppo
US announces $364 million more in aid for Syrians
Chuck Berry announces new album on 90th birthday
NHL Announces It Won't Play Nice With 2018 Winter Olympics
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