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Breaks - Notable Historical Events

Thomas JeffersonFeb 17, 1801

MussoliniApr 7, 1926

John DillingerMar 3, 1934

HitlerMar 7, 1936

Ho Chi MinhDec 19, 1946

Ted WilliamsJul 11, 1950

Willie MaysSep 14, 1954

Whitey FordOct 9, 1961

Stan MusialMay 19, 1962

Wilt ChamberlainFeb 14, 1966

Evel KnievelMar 23, 1972

Alice CooperJun 23, 1975

Roscoe TannerSep 5, 1979

Wayne GretzkyApr 1, 1980

Jimmy CarterApr 7, 1980

Johnny BenchJul 15, 1980

Pete RoseAug 10, 1981

Rickey HendersonAug 27, 1982

Kareem Abdul-JabbarApr 5, 1984

Tim RainesAug 15, 1989

Gloria EstefanMar 20, 1990

John StocktonApr 18, 1991

Cal Ripken JrSep 6, 1995

Dan MarinoOct 8, 1995

Elton JohnOct 21, 1997

Barry BondsAug 7, 2007

Usain BoltMay 31, 2008

Lionel MessiMay 2, 2012

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Breaks - Historical Events
Date Event
1334-11-23

St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast

1355-02-10

The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.

1375-10-10

Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands

1567-09-29

War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX

1570-01-23

Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out

1574-10-01

-2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers

1651-03-05

South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm

1709-03-27

Dike at Hardinxveld breaks (Alblasserwaard flooded)

1801-02-17

US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Burr

1830-07-27

Revolution breaks out in Paris, opposing laws of Charles X

1838-01-08

Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out

1848-03-15

A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.

1861-02-01

Dike breaks in Gelderland, Netherlands

1876-05-02

The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.

1877-07-21

-27] US army breaks railroad strike

1880-07-27

Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out

1894-06-17

1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont

1897-12-12

Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest Romania

1900-03-24

New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.

1902-02-20

Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, SF

1905-02-11

James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands

1906-05-14

Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising

1907-05-27

Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco

1911-05-09

Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland

1912-04-01

Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 metres.

1912-09-15

War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania

1912-09-17

Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles

1912-10-18

The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey

1913-01-06

Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete

1914-04-11

Mexican President Huerta breaks off diplomatic relations with the US

1917-02-03

US liner Housatonic is sunk by German submarine, on the same day that US President Wilson breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany

1917-03-07

Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd

1917-11-20

First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI

1918-10-28

Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

1920-12-13

Netherland breaks contact with kingdom of Serbia, Croatia & Slavia

1924-09-03

Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)

1926-04-07

Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose

1926-05-08

Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team

1929-07-17

USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China

1929-11-18

Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places

1930-08-26

Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record

1932-08-10

A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

1934-03-03

John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

1935-05-25

Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor US

1936-03-07

Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland

1939-03-17

Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.

1941-02-20

Romania breaks relations with Netherlands

1941-05-09

British Army breaks German spy codes

1941-07-02

DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak (45th of 56)

1943-01-31

Chile breaks contact with Germany & Japan

1943-04-27

Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

1943-08-02

Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka

1943-09-19

Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record

1944-08-02

Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with nazi-Germany

1944-09-04

Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany

1944-12-03

The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.

1945-03-25

US 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen

1946-12-19

War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

1947-09-01

NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936

1948-05-30

A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

1949-03-30

Riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joined NATO.

1950-07-11

17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game

1953-02-11

USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel

1953-02-12

USSR breaks relations with Israel

1954-03-01

In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

1954-03-13

Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron

1954-05-06

Roger Bannister of Britain breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4)

1954-08-10

Neth Indonesian Union breaks up

1954-09-14

Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

1955-01-25

Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race

1957-06-01

1st US runner breaks 4 minute mile (Don Bowden) [see May 5, 1956]

1957-08-17

Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

1957-08-20

USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m)

1958-07-20

King Hussein of Jordan breaks off diplomatic relations with UAR

1959-08-31

Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game

1960-08-20

Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence

1961-01-03

US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba

1961-01-05

US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba

1961-07-08

Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die

1961-10-09

Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning

1962-05-06

Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos

1962-05-19

Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

1963-10-09

Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die

1964-01-13

Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

1965-05-04

Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

1966-02-14

Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

1966-03-11

Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out

1966-04-16

Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain

1967-03-16

Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down

1968-07-20

Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV

1968-07-24

Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances

1969-06-27

Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match

1969-08-10

Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win

1969-10-01

Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier

1970-05-23

A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.

1970-06-04

Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days

1970-06-19

Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days

1970-07-02

NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days

1971-09-03

Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office

1972-03-23

Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars

1972-10-16

Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up

1973-05-17

Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's

1973-08-25

Butch Trucks, drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash

1974-02-10

Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out

1975-01-14

USSR breaks trade agreement with US

1975-06-23

Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

1975-09-14

Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen

1977-12-05

Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen

1978-05-09

Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage

1979-02-13

Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm

1979-09-05

Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open quarterfinals

1980-04-01

Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist

1980-04-07

Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis

1980-07-15

Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

1980-09-17

Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway

1980-12-04

2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up

1981-08-10

Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

1982-08-27

Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

1983-04-26

Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time

1983-05-24

Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students

1983-08-25

Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark

1984-04-05

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

1984-05-02

Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid

1984-09-03

Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th

1985-03-29

Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

1986-01-01

Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up

1986-03-07

Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist

1987-07-17

Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations

1988-01-29

Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15

1988-05-18

In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16

1988-09-30

LA Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings

1989-08-15

In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

1989-12-16

Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.

1990-02-25

On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long

1990-03-20

Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident

1990-06-19

Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al Lopez's NL mark

1990-11-17

David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA

1991-04-18

John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

1991-05-01

Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal

1991-05-05

A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.

1991-08-07

Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"

1992-01-01

Europe breaks down trade barriers

1992-04-20

Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse

1992-06-14

Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play

1992-06-15

Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342

1992-11-14

Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls & breaks 3 fingers

1993-06-07

Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1993-08-28

Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed

1993-10-16

Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters

1994-01-15

Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)

1994-01-15

Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist

1994-06-22

Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)

1995-09-06

Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

1995-09-28

Dennis Martinez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win

1995-10-08

Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

1995-11-12

Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003

1995-12-10

Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982

1996-05-30

Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension

1996-10-13

NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374

1997-06-01

LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero's bat breaks, revealing it is corked

1997-07-22

Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris

1997-10-03

Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph

1997-10-21

Elton John's tribute to Diana, Princess of wales, breaks world record, 318 million dist

1999-06-06

In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.

1999-08-26

Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.

2002-05-25

China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

2002-07-07

A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.

2005-10-15

Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.

2007-08-07

Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

2008-05-31

Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds.

2012-05-02

Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals

2012-12-10

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's 13-year Elo rating record

2013-01-01

Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861

2013-02-15

Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia

2014-07-08

Miroslav Klose breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

2015-10-30

27 dead, scores injured after fire breaks out at Romanian nightclub

2016-01-03

Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls breaks Michael Jordan's team record for points in a half Butlerscored 40 points in the second half. The Bulls won the game 115-113 over the Toronto Raptors.

2016-04-14

Golden State Warriors: 73rd win breaks Chicago Bulls' NBA record

2016-08-12

Michael Phelps's 13th Individual Gold Breaks an Ancient Record

2016-12-03

Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call

2017-04-10

Russell Westbrook Breaks Oscar Robertson's Triple-Double Record vs. Nuggets

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Breaks - Birthdays
Date Event
1907-01-30

Lois Corbett, Don Breaks Leg

1918-01-25

Ernie Harwell, 42: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

1920-9-29

Ella Lucille Dinning, Takin' the Breaks

1924-9-27

R.L. Armstrong, The Missouri Breaks

1928-03-26

Rade Kojadinovic, When Day Breaks

1929-08-21

Toma Jovanovic, When Day Breaks

1936-02-11

Sebastian Breaks, The Heroes of Telemark

1939-05-02

Gates Brown, 42: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

1939-12-11

Thomas McGuane, US, writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks)

1939-12-11

Thomas McGuane, The Missouri Breaks

1940-03-25

Jim Breaks, Episode #2.4

1943-12-25

Zafir Hadzimanov, When Day Breaks

1947-07-24

Predrag Ejdus, When Day Breaks

1949-08-09

Jonathan Kellerman, When the Bough Breaks

1952-05-28

Kenneth Miller, All Hell Breaks Loose

1952-06-14

Colin Tarrant, When the Bough Breaks

1959-08-09

Kurtis Blow, NYC, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks)

1960-08-17

Leslie Jean Porter, And Then It Breaks

1968-01-26

Michael T. Moore, All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 2

1970-03-24

Jeff Lewis, When the Water Breaks

1974-05-31

Guy Nardulli, And Then It Breaks

1974-9-24

Stephen Breaks, Captain Jack

1975-08-04

Basil Shadid, Heart Breaks Open

1981-03-16

Curtis Granderson, 42: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

1985-9-05

Riley Raymer, When the Bough Breaks

1987-9-09

Baby Sinead, Joanna Angel Breaks 'Em in

2008-06-26

Marvelle Mendoza, No Breaks on the Midnight Express: Part 2

Breaks - Deaths
Date Event
1983-01-08

Lois Corbett, Don Breaks Leg

1994-01-29

Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26

2000-04-28

Ella Lucille Dinning, Takin' the Breaks

2010-05-04

Ernie Harwell, 42: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

2012-01-26

Colin Tarrant, When the Bough Breaks

2012-06-09

Toma Jovanovic, When Day Breaks

2013-09-27

Gates Brown, 42: Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier


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