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Dino CiccarelliMar 18, 1989

Kim Jong-ilJun 13, 2000

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Capital - Historical Events
Date Event
330-05-11

Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire

363-05-29

Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city.

475-01-09

Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

475-08-28

Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.

536-12-09

Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.

758-06-11

Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.

762-11-20

Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.

764-11-12

Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.

794-10-22

Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).

1407-04-10

the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma.

1511-08-24

Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.

1541-08-21

Ottoman Turks under Suleiman the Magnificent capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom. Dominate central Hungary for 150 years

1542-05-06

Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.

1549-03-29

The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.

1567-07-25

Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.

1655-07-31

Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.

1767-12-28

King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.

1783-11-23

Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

1788-09-13

NY City becomes 1st capital of US

1788-12-19

Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam

1789-02-01

Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long

1793-06-10

Washington supersedes Philadelphia as US capital

1796-02-01

The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.

1797-01-01

Albany replaces NYC as capital of NY

1800-12-12

Washington DC established as capital of US

1807-02-03

A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.

1847-01-01

Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment

1853-11-28

Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory

1857-12-31

Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada

1858-05-04

War of Reform (Mexico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz

1861-05-08

Richmond, Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

1861-05-21

Richmond, Va, is designated Confederate Capital

1862-01-24

Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.

1862-08-28

Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC

1863-07-04

Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)

1864-10-30

Helena, Montana's capital, founded

1865-04-02

CSA President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA

1865-04-03

Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond Va & Petersberg

1865-07-26

The capital of New Zealand moves from Auckland to Wellington

1867-09-28

Toronto becomes capital of Ontario

1870-05-20

Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament abolishes capital punishment in The Netherlands

1870-09-15

Dutch 1st Chamber abolishes Capital punishment (20-18)

1870-10-02

Italy annexes Rome & Papal States; Rome made Italian capital

1873-11-20

Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

1887-01-21

Brisbane receives a daily rainfall of 465 millimetres (18.3 inches), a record for any Australian capital city.

1898-06-13

Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital

1899-02-02

The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital (Canberra) between Sydney and Melbourne.

1900-03-13

British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State

1900-05-28

Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, and goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British.

1900-06-05

Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller

1906-02-10

British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design

1911-12-12

Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

1913-03-12

Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid

1914-09-03

Lemburg capital of Galicia, is taken after a three-day battle in which the Russians rout the Austrians

1916-10-27

Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.

1918-01-28

Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.

1918-03-11

Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia

1921-02-25

Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.

1921-05-08

Sweden abolished capital punishment

1923-10-13

Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital

1925-01-01

Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo

1927-05-09

Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia

1931-02-10

New Delhi becomes capital of India

1931-03-26

New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies

1934-05-18

Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a capital offense

1949-12-13

Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem

1950-01-23

Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel

1950-09-26

UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul

1950-10-19

UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

1950-11-04

Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon

1954-05-16

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA National Capital Golf Open

1955-12-20

Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales

1960-04-21

Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil

1960-08-01

Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

1963-12-13

Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles

1967-01-18

Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada

1973-12-02

Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington DC opens

1975-03-30

Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital

1980-08-20

UN Security Council condemns (14-0, US abstains) Israeli declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital

1980-12-15

Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena

1981-09-18

Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

1981-10-09

Abolition of capital punishment in France.

1982-01-01

TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system

1982-04-18

Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare

1982-06-07

Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena

1984-11-02

Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.

1985-03-18

Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC

1989-03-18

Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game

1990-04-09

"Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV

1990-09-30

The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.

1991-02-20

A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.

1991-02-26

Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital

1991-06-20

The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

1996-09-27

In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

1998-02-17

US Naval Academy cadet Diane Zamora, 20, convicted of capital murder

1998-10-29

While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he was landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.

1998-11-09

Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

1999-07-08

Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.

2000-06-13

President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

2001-09-14

Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

2001-11-14

War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.

2003-08-05

A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.

2004-06-24

Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York

2004-08-13

Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.

2006-03-26

The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.

2007-04-11

2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.

2008-08-07

Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.

2008-10-13

HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.

2010-01-12

Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

2012-06-11

The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital

2016-03-13

Explosion in Turkish Capital Kills at Least 27, Officials Say

2016-05-01

Building Collapses in Kenyan Capital, Killing at Least 10

2016-05-25

Ten killed in suicide attack near Afghan capital

2017-01-01

23 Dead After Ferry Catches Fire Near Indonesia's Capital

2017-09-08

At least 5 dead as magnitude-8.1 earthquake rocks southern Mexico, felt in capital

2017-12-07

Saudi Arabia condemns Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

2017-12-11

Middle East protests erupt after Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

2017-12-25

Suicide bomber kills 6 in Afghan capital

2018-03-02

Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6

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Capital - Birthdays
Date Event
1864-08-15

Scheel Vandel, Capital Execution

1864-12-26

Francesca Nathansen, Capital Execution

1864-9-10

Victor Betzonich, Capital Execution

1891-11-22

Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital)

1917-06-09

Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)

1931-10-10

Román Chalbaud, Pandemonium, the Hell's Capital City

1933-11-29

Francisco Cuoco, Pecado Capital

1946-07-04

Michael Milken, Los Angeles California, partner (Intl Capital Access Group)

1949-11-06

Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC

1953-08-05

Stan Lane, WCW/NWA Capital Combat

1956-06-24

Bebo Storti, Human Capital

1956-07-26

Tommy Rich, WCW/NWA Capital Combat

1957-01-04

Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Human Capital

1957-05-09

Mike Shaw, WCW/NWA Capital Combat

1959-04-24

Silvia Cohen, Human Capital

1962-06-18

Fê Lemos, Acústico MTV: Capital Inicial

1962-08-05

Emmanuel Chain, Capital

1962-9-09

Renato Gaúcho, Pecado Capital

1964-03-04

Paolo Virzì, Human Capital

1967-9-01

Willie Degel, Culinary Capital

1972-11-16

Jin Ryu, Capital Scandal

1977-11-03

Ricardo Martins, Pecado Capital

1978-09-19

Nigel Mitchell, Quizmania and Capital Disney presenter

1979-01-30

Paul Murthwaite, Capital City

1979-06-12

Augusto González Polo, Capital (Todo el mundo va a Buenos Aires)

1980-01-06

Rob Woods, Murder Capital

1985-04-12

Rosario Barbera, Human Capital

1986-01-09

Natalie Boll, Rampage: Capital Punishment

1987-11-12

Ratnesh N. Mehra, The Capital Forum

1990-06-27

Bacarri Rambo, 2013 Capital One Bowl

1990-07-22

Jason Montgomery, Murder Capital

Capital - Deaths
Date Event
1918-01-17

Scheel Vandel, Capital Execution

1986-10-13

Florence L. Gilbert, Capital Punishment

1997-12-27

James M. Nabrit Jr., Colored Americans in the Nation's Capital

2010-09-11

Mike Shaw, WCW/NWA Capital Combat


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