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Pete RoseFeb 4, 1991

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Board - Historical Events
Date Event
1000-09-09

Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea. King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.

1503-01-20

Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs

1739-07-10

King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

1757-03-14

On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres".

1768-08-25

Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his first voyage, on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

1784-03-05

Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade.

1807-06-22

British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812

1815-08-09

Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland

1835-11-15

Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

1847-05-04

NY State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration

1847-11-10

The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

1854-09-27

Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board

1855-03-15

Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine

1865-02-04

Hawaiian Board of Education formed

1866-02-26

New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health

1867-01-31

Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria

1868-06-09

1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California

1872-01-20

California Stock Exchange Board organized

1879-01-02

Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education

1879-09-05

George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole

1882-09-18

Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)

1893-04-26

1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms

1898-11-26

SS Portland "The Titanic of New England" leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed

1901-06-17

The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

1906-10-11

San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis

1914-02-01

Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed

1917-07-30

Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting

1923-04-06

The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.

1925-10-16

Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution

1926-06-23

The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA

1929-05-21

Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC

1933-09-14

2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire

1935-02-06

"Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time

1935-06-03

One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

1940-02-17

Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.

1941-12-14

Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York

1942-01-12

National War Labor Board created

1942-11-27

Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia

1945-08-26

Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II

1946-10-24

A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.

1948-01-12

US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)

1948-03-08

US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that relgious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional

1949-06-24

Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board

1952-01-16

US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

1953-02-19

Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board

1954-05-17

Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision

1955-01-19

"Scrabble" debuts on board game market

1956-05-26

A fire on board the aircraft carrier USS Bennington in Narragansett Bay, off Rhode Island, kills 103 crew

1957-05-17

School desegregation law, Brown v Board of education

1961-05-31

Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate

1962-01-16

Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"

1962-05-22

Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.

1963-09-04

Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.

1963-10-22

BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.

1966-03-09

Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board

1966-05-09

1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)

1966-11-24

A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.

1967-01-12

Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

1968-01-21

US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb on board crashes in Greenland

1973-07-07

All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels

1974-09-15

Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.

1976-09-25

Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

1976-10-06

Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1977-07-26

The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa

1978-02-16

1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)

1978-06-26

Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.

1981-02-25

Exec Board of Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29

1981-02-25

Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved

1987-05-21

Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama

1988-01-18

Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board

1988-09-19

US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board

1988-12-21

Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland

1989-03-22

US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate

1989-11-30

Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.

1991-02-04

Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose

1991-07-03

Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians

1991-07-24

Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign

1994-09-08

USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board

1995-09-22

E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed

1996-07-17

TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.

1996-12-18

The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.

1998-02-02

Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board

1998-09-02

Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

1998-10-29

Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

1999-10-31

EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.

2001-11-12

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2002-02-14

Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.

2002-11-06

12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.

2003-05-01

2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.

2003-07-08

Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.

2003-08-26

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

2004-01-03

Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.

2005-09-05

Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.

2006-01-12

The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

2006-03-22

BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths.

2006-05-03

Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors.

2006-07-09

At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers on board veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions.

2006-07-10

Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.

2007-01-01

Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.

2009-12-25

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253

2010-01-25

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.

2010-04-10

Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.

2010-05-12

An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.

2010-05-31

Shayetet 13 soldiers tried to stop the flotilla that wanted to break the blockade on Gaza Strip. During the boarding on the MV Mavi Marmara ship, a violent confrontation had started. It caused the death of 9 activists who were on board, and several more injured activists. Moreover, several israeli soldiers were injured.

2012-05-09

A Russian passenger jet disappears with 45 people on board

2013-11-21

The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys

2014-07-17

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board

2014-11-04

The body of the last missing victim of Italy's 2012 cruise ship disaster is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, which is being dismantled in Genoa

2015-10-31

Russian passenger plane crashes in Sinai with 224 people on board

2016-02-24

Plane crashes in Nepal; all 21 on board feared dead

2016-03-01

Trump rivals call for release of NY Times editorial board tape

2016-05-19

EgyptAir says flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

2016-07-31

Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 on board

2017-10-18

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

2018-02-07

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches megarocket with his own Tesla vehicle on board

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Board - Birthdays
Date Event
1840-02-08

William T. Sampson, Admiral Sampson on Board the Flagship

1858-9-19

George W. Wickersham, Hoover Board's Dry Law Stirs Nation

1869-02-02

Smith W. Brookhart, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1873-12-30

Alfred E. Smith, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1875-05-04

John James Blaine, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1875-11-19

Hiram Bingham III, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1882-12-11

Fiorello LaGuardia, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1896-12-27

Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)

1904-04-27

Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)

1905-08-27

Alexander Johnston, CEO (Board of Inland Revenue)

1914-02-23

Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)

1915-01-14

George Ansbro, Across the Board

1915-04-13

Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)

1917-03-11

Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)

1920-07-30

Barbara Laage, Bed & Board

1921-05-05

Ted Brown, Across the Board

1922-05-16

Robert Board, A Wonderful Life

1922-07-26

Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)

1925-04-13

Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)

1927-03-06

John Fairchild, Baby on Board

1928-03-22

DC Ingman, CEO (British Waterways Board

1929-12-16

Ian Board, barkeeper

1930-04-11

James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)

1931-08-09

Alethea Charlton, Board Wages

1932-01-29

Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)

1932-06-08

Lady Littler, CEO (Gaming Board for Great Britain)

1933-03-01

Myrlie Evers, politician/commissioner (LA Board of Public works)

1933-04-18

Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)

1933-06-04

John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)

1933-08-10

Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)

1937-03-08

Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)

1939-10-16

Carl Friberg, Killer on Board

1942-03-24

Robert A. Vranes, Shadow Board

1944-04-10

Danny Woods, US musician (CEO of the Board)

1948-12-13

Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic-silver-1968)

1948-12-13

Lillian Board, Episode #1.1

1949-12-29

Charles Mann, Chairman of the Board/Charles Mann/Sylvia

1950-08-11

Steve Wozniak, Geeks on Board

1951-12-15

Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)

1955-06-20

Aonghus McAnally, The Lyrics Board

1956-11-29

Dwaine Board, Super Bowl XVI

1958-07-06

Haldun Boysan, On Board

1964-06-28

Turi Meyer, Chairman of the Board

1965-03-04

Jason Board, Dawn of the Dead

1966-11-15

Al Septien, Chairman of the Board

1966-12-29

Mystro Clark, Chairman of the Board

1969-07-23

Sherry Shaoling, Baby on Board

1971-02-16

Denise Dowden, Chairman of the Board

1972-01-18

Stacy Board, Deep Impact

1973-10-02

Akoni Kama, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

1974-11-11

R.J. Vranes, Shadow Board

1974-12-24

Pablo Bemon, Love Story Board

1975-03-31

Craig Lapper, Dear Censor... The secret archive of the British Board of Film Classification

1977-05-29

Sandrine Mittelstädt, SOS: The Bunnyguards on Board

1978-08-04

Emmanuelle Boidron, Baby on Board

1979-01-10

Lindsey Fawcett, Baby on Board

1979-12-19

Adar Harlson, Ryan & Lola's Adventure Board

1980-08-31

Se-eun Lee, Ouija Board

1981-03-10

Yoo-jin Im, Ouija Board

1982-01-28

Yu-ri Lee, Ouija Board

1985-04-28

Brandon Baker, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

1985-05-17

Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

1987-03-04

Arianna Ratner, Chairman of the Board

1987-04-04

Aiden Karamanyan, Awesome Ouija Board

Board - Deaths
Date Event
1902-05-06

William T. Sampson, Admiral Sampson on Board the Flagship

1924-04-16

Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies

1934-04-18

John James Blaine, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1936-01-26

George W. Wickersham, Hoover Board's Dry Law Stirs Nation

1944-10-04

Alfred E. Smith, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1944-11-15

Smith W. Brookhart, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1947-09-20

Fiorello LaGuardia, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1956-06-06

Hiram Bingham III, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report

1970-12-26

Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948)

1994-06-26

Ian Board, barkeeper, dies at 64

2002-11-06

Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)

2005-03-20

Ted Brown, Across the Board

2005-12-18

Robert A. Vranes, Shadow Board

2008-01-18

John Stroger, first African-American Cook County Board President (b. 1929)

2011-11-05

George Ansbro, Across the Board

2015-02-27

John Fairchild, Baby on Board

2016-06-24

Japanese creator of Othello board game dies aged 83


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