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Calls - Notable Historical Events

Jefferson DavisMar 27, 1863

Theodore RooseveltJun 21, 1904

Alexander Graham BellJan 25, 1915

LeninNov 21, 1917

Herbert HooverJan 26, 1918

MenckenFeb 3, 1931

PattonAug 10, 1943

GandhiJun 22, 1946

Jimi HendrixMar 15, 1968

Paul BrownNov 14, 1970

Nelson MandelaJun 13, 1980

Larry HolmesNov 26, 1982

President ReaganMar 8, 1983

Wayne GretzkyNov 19, 1983

David LettermanMay 22, 1986

Stephen HawkingFeb 22, 1989

President BushAug 22, 1990

Tony La RussaOct 21, 1990

Benedict XVIApr 8, 2012

Emma WatsonSep 18, 2014

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Calls - Historical Events
Date Event
1295-11-27

English King Edward I calls what later became known as "The Model Parliament" extending the authorities of its representatives

1347-05-20

Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal

1420-03-01

Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten

1559-02-16

Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy

1581-03-25

Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal

1588-08-12

Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland

1642-12-13

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the South Island of present day New Zealand; initially he calls it Staten Landt and changes it a year later to Nieuw Zeeland

1648-06-30

French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together

1787-10-26

"Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of United States' Constitution

1788-08-08

King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together

1791-03-04

Pres Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session

1800-05-15

Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles

1826-04-01

Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a "Gas or Vapour Engine"

1841-11-13

James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.

1861-06-12

Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state

1863-03-27

American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer

1865-03-13

US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service

1875-12-30

Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms

1889-05-01

2nd International Congress calls for 1st International Workers Day 1st May 1890 to mark protests in Chicago in 1886

1900-01-05

Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.

1900-06-12

In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years

1900-11-05

Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention

1901-02-04

Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Joseph, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform

1903-04-06

In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April

1903-09-15

Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"

1904-06-21

The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

1909-09-20

The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages

1913-04-26

Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China

1914-07-29

In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Tsar calls for partial mobilization

1914-11-16

Pope Benedict XV calls for peace

1915-01-25

Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF

1915-08-07

St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, & Card runner scores

1916-11-18

General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded

1917-08-04

Pravda calls for the killing of all capitalists, priests & officers

1917-11-21

M Gorki calls Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer

1918-01-26

Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

1919-05-12

The Transvaal British Indian Association calls a mass meeting to organise opposition to the proposed Asiatics (Land and Trading) Amendment Act; in the Act, Transvaal Indians are prohibited from owning shares in limited companies

1921-12-16

The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan's Day

1922-04-04

WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls

1922-11-16

Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite

1923-01-04

Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin

1923-10-24

Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship

1925-07-20

Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France

1931-02-03

Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"

1935-07-05

1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast

1938-05-07

Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of Nazi-Germany "undesired strangers"

1939-10-01

Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"

1940-03-23

All-India-Moslem League calls for a Moslem homeland

1942-02-26

Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies

1942-05-01

Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star"

1942-10-20

"Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations

1943-02-10

"Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination

1943-08-10

Gen Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"

1944-05-06

KJR-AM in Seattle Wash swaps calls with KOMO

1945-02-21

Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties

1945-03-12

Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy

1945-04-30

"Lord Haw-Haw" calls for crusade against the bolsheviks

1946-06-08

Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia

1946-06-18

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.

1946-06-22

Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

1950-02-20

WOL-AM in Washington DC swaps calls with WWDC

1950-05-09

French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS

1956-02-13

KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland

1957-09-04

Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school

1957-11-07

Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

1960-07-31

Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state

1961-06-29

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government

1962-02-05

French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence

1965-11-20

UN Security council calls for boycott of Rhodesia

1966-06-01

Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW

1968-01-19

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"

1968-03-15

LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

1968-12-09

The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month

1969-01-02

"Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy

1970-10-29

The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland

1970-11-13

VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"

1970-11-14

Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

1971-03-25

James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland

1971-10-20

Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland

1971-12-04

The UN Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.

1973-09-05

Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands

1973-10-20

The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass

1973-11-18

Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests

1974-04-01

Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

1974-12-10

European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament

1978-09-09

Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army

1980-06-13

UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela

1980-09-25

Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)

1982-11-26

Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

1983-03-08

President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"

1983-11-19

Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

1984-05-17

Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

1985-08-07

A delegation of the South African Council of Churches meets with SA President P W Botha, following calls by the church for urgent discussions on the causes of unrest, forced removals and the emergency regulations in the country

1986-05-22

Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

1986-08-28

Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege

1986-10-08

RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs

1987-06-22

The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals

1988-02-29

NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs

1988-06-02

Consumer Reports calls for a ban on the Suzuki Samurai automobile

1988-10-03

WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern

1989-02-22

UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

1989-09-26

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons

1990-06-22

Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

1990-08-22

President Bush calls up military reserves

1990-10-21

Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

1991-02-15

Daily market volatility as Hussein mentions withdrawal, but Bush calls his offer a "cruel hoax"

1991-02-21

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

1992-01-27

"Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 perfs

1992-02-01

"Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 perfs

1992-07-11

Pres candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"

1993-07-16

President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville

1994-04-27

"Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances

1994-06-23

Replay shows A's Bobby Witt beat KC's Gagne to 1st in 6th but ump Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, runing Witt's perfect game

1995-05-28

"An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances

1996-02-09

WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM

1997-02-19

FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls

2000-06-16

Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.

2001-04-30

US Vice-President Cheney calls fors increased domestic production of fossil fuels and increased usage of nuclear power to meet America's energy demand

2001-05-17

President Bush calls for reduced regulations to encourage more oil, gas, and nuclear production

2001-08-21

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

2003-06-27

The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

2004-07-17

Former South African President Nelson Mandela calls for commitment by the world to take action against Aids

2004-11-07

War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

2005-03-26

The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.

2012-04-08

Pope Benedict XVI calls for an end to Syrian blood shed in papal Easter message

2012-04-11

Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6

2012-09-13

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed

2013-05-16

Pope Francis calls for ethical financial reform to fight speculation

2014-09-18

Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

2014-11-03

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for world leaders to act on climate change following stark warning from scientists on its severe and irreversible effects

2015-12-25

Pope calls for peace in Holy Land, end to other conflicts

2016-02-17

Apple Chief Calls Court Order to Unlock iPhone 'Unprecedented Step'

2016-04-23

UN envoy calls for major Syria meeting to save truce and peace talks

2016-04-24

France calls on EU to adopt new sanctions against North Korea

2016-04-29

US election 2016: Former House Speaker Boehner calls Ted Cruz 'Lucifer'

2016-06-16

Trump calls for surveillance of mosques despite criticism of rhetoric

2016-09-15

Colin Powell calls Trump 'national disgrace' in email leak

2016-11-29

Trump Officially Wins Michigan Amid Calls for a Recount

2016-11-29

France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo

2016-12-28

Kevin Durant calls for NBA to toss Last Two Minute Report

2017-02-07

Kremlin Asks for Apology After Bill O'Reilly Calls Putin 'a Killer'

2017-02-18

Trump Calls the News Media the 'Enemy of the American People'

2017-03-07

Malaysian PM Najib calls on North Korea to release all Malaysians

2017-04-08

Stolen truck kills 4 in Stockholm; Sweden calls it terror

2017-04-19

Police: Man kills 3 in Fresno, calls whites 'devils'

2017-04-24

Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

2017-05-01

Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'

2017-06-02

China's media calls Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord 'global setback'

2017-12-07

Hamas calls for new Palestinian uprising against Israel

2018-02-08

More than 400 killed in Syrian airstrikes on rebel areas, UN calls for ceasefire

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Calls - Birthdays
Date Event
1878-04-15

Robert Walser, Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life

1878-10-07

Birdie De Bolt, Hawaii Calls

1882-12-17

Hanns Saßmann, The Mountain Calls

1889-11-12

Carl Haensel, The Mountain Calls

1905-03-03

Aggie Auld, Hawaii Calls

1911-10-08

William Abbey, Hawaii Calls

1912-9-17

Irena Kwiatkowska, Calls Controlled

1914-11-15

Andrew Yoder, Judgement Calls

1914-11-16

Elvira Ríos, When My Heart Calls

1914-9-15

Alastair Bannerman, An Inspector Calls

1917-08-08

John Baker, An Inspector Calls

1919-03-14

Max Shulman, House Calls

1919-9-27

Ted Brooks, When Nature Calls

1921-07-01

Grisha Dabat, And Satan Calls the Turns

1927-05-30

Jerzy Stawicki, Calls Controlled

1927-11-01

Danny Daniels, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1927-11-26

Jane Wenham, An Inspector Calls

1933-04-07

Wayne Rogers, Birmingham Ala, actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls, Chiefs)

1934-01-17

Jerzy Turek, Calls Controlled

1934-10-12

Donald E. Thorin, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1935-08-16

Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)

1942-05-29

Ron Hazelton, House Calls

1942-08-06

Henry Castillo, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1943-03-14

Jim Martell, When a Stranger Calls

1943-05-15

Carol Tillery Banks, When a Stranger Calls

1943-08-06

Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village NYC, actor (Rhoda, House Calls)

1944-02-18

Anita Alberts, House Calls

1946-9-10

Ken Lemberger, When a Stranger Calls

1949-03-05

Robert Folk, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1949-07-20

Sandra Kerns, House Calls

1950-10-02

Ian McNeice, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1951-02-10

Ed Margulies, When a Stranger Calls

1951-12-13

Diane Lander, House Calls

1951-12-31

Craig Marin, Babe, He Calls Me

1954-04-12

Grzegorz Grzywacz, Calls Controlled

1956-07-11

Yukari Uehara, Cash Calls Hell

1960-07-14

Angélique Kidjo, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1961-02-27

James Worthy, Cold Calls

1962-12-16

Michael E. Bahr, Night Calls

1962-9-12

Artur Kaczmarski, Calls Controlled

1963-11-10

Tommy Davidson, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1964-04-24

Dawn Jones, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1964-05-04

Andrzej Butruk, Calls Controlled

1964-10-22

Malgorzata Ostrowska-Królikowska, Calls Controlled

1965-05-28

Chris Ballew, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1968-06-17

Tara Clark, When a Killer Calls

1971-03-03

Dan McLean, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1971-05-06

Stacie Johnsen, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

1972-04-12

John Rasile, When a Killer Calls

1973-06-20

Suki Ardawa, When Calls the Heart

1973-10-24

Howard Ella, An Inspector Calls

1974-03-20

Natasha Lester, Playboy UK: The Best of Night Calls 1

1974-10-27

Gina Everett, Night Calls: The Movie

1976-08-22

Jim Dooley, When a Stranger Calls

1978-05-08

Sebastian A. Salazar, When Calls the Heart

1982-05-02

Conor Holness, Rudy Connelly Calls the Shots

1982-05-22

John Bobek, When a Stranger Calls

1983-9-17

Paul Blinkhorn, Duty Calls

1987-06-17

Escher Holloway, When a Stranger Calls

1988-07-23

Kaycee Dean, Taboo Casting Calls

1990-12-08

Candace McKinney, When Noah Calls

2004-01-24

Serenity Martorell, Nature Calls

Calls - Deaths
Date Event
1944-05-08

Hanns Saßmann, The Mountain Calls

1954-01-04

Birdie De Bolt, Hawaii Calls

1956-12-25

Robert Walser, Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life

1980-04-19

Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51

1983-11-01

Aggie Auld, Hawaii Calls

1987-01-13

Elvira Ríos, When My Heart Calls

1988-08-28

Max Shulman, House Calls

1997-03-11

Andrew Yoder, Judgement Calls

1999-11-16

Ed Margulies, When a Stranger Calls

2002-05-13

Michael E. Bahr, Night Calls

2002-09-28

Anita Alberts, House Calls

2002-12-02

John Baker, An Inspector Calls

2008-11-02

Henry Castillo, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

2009-02-06

Alastair Bannerman, An Inspector Calls

2010-02-14

Jerzy Turek, Calls Controlled

2010-12-04

Danny Daniels, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

2011-03-03

Irena Kwiatkowska, Calls Controlled

2011-04-03

Andrzej Butruk, Calls Controlled


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