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Mark AntonySep 2, -31

Francisco PizarroJul 26, 1519

Francis DrakeJun 17, 1579

James CookAug 22, 1770

Joe DiMaggioJul 26, 1933

FDRFeb 19, 1942

Kwame NkrumahFeb 11, 1951

Fidel CastroDec 2, 1956

Andy WarholJul 9, 1962

Kathy WhitworthNov 17, 1963

Mickey WrightNov 22, 1964

President BushMay 23, 1992

John F. Kennedy JrJul 16, 1999

George W. BushMay 1, 2003

Christopher ColumbusMay 13, 2014

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Coast - Historical Events
Date Event
480

Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near promontory on the north coast of Euboea. Greek fleet holds its own against the Persians in three days of fighting but withdraws upon news of the defeat at Thermopylae.

31

Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

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1196-12-06

Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolas Flood"

1262-01-28

Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north westerly storm

1334-11-23

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

1360-03-15

French attack English south coast, raiding Winchelsea

1424-11-18

Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

1497-12-16

Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama sailing along African East Coast names it Natal, first European to sail so far

1502-10-16

Storm ravages Friese coast

1509-09-27

Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed

1519-07-26

Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America

1519-11-04

Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast

1526-02-08

Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die

1530-11-05

St Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands

1542-10-07

Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast

1545-07-21

The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs.

1551-12-19

Dutch west coast hit by hurricane

1552-01-12

Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed

1552-02-15

Dutch coast hit by heavy storm

1570-11-01

All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.

1579-06-17

Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"

1588-08-12

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

1620-11-09

After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)

1620-11-19

Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast

1665-02-27

Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English

1665-06-03

Duke of York (future James II) defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft

1700-01-26

The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.

1712-10-08

French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast

1715-07-29

10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane

1717-12-25

Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed

1755-04-02

Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.

1761-06-08

British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast

1770-08-22

James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

1771-10-09

The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.

1775-11-14

-15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces

1778-03-07

Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay

1788-06-11

1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC

1790-04-03

Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created

1790-08-04

US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service

1794-04-21

NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British

1798-09-03

Weeklong battle of St. George's Caye began between Spanish and British off the coast of Belize.

1799-10-09

Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.

1799-11-12

Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys

1804-05-14

Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

1807-02-10

US Coast Survey authorized by Congress

1811-01-08

Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast

1811-04-12

1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA

1812-12-29

The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.

1817-06-24

1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast

1824-01-22

Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.

1824-08-15

Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)

1825-02-03

Dutch North Sea coast floods

1826-01-30

The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.

1829-04-25

Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

1829-06-05

HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.

1839-01-06

2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"

1840-01-13

The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.

1846-02-05

"Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast

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.

1848-01-01

Britain takes Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua

1849-02-28

1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast

1854-05-05

English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast

1854-11-13

"New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300

1858-08-15

Regular mail to Pacific coast begins

1859-10-26

The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.

1860-01-28

Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua

1862-07-27

Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico

1863-02-07

HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.

1864-08-15

Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners

1871-11-06

Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa

1875-02-24

The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.

1875-11-02

Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast

1876-06-15

Tsunamis after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000

1876-07-31

US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)

1889-01-10

Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France

1889-02-08

Flood ravages Dutch coast

1889-06-03

The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.

1893-01-06

Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast

1893-03-10

Ivory Coast becomes a French colony

1893-08-24

Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die

1893-10-27

Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Ga & Charleston SC

1894-02-16

British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast

1894-12-22

-23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane

1894-12-25

1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football

1897-01-26

Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army

1897-01-27

British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)

1900-06-23

British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April

1900-10-04

In a final confrontation, some 4000 rebellious Ashantis are defeated by the British, Ashanti, Gold Coast, Africa

1901-07-12

Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the nonunion Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47

1901-09-26

Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)

1903-08-01

1st coast-to-coast automobile trip (SF-NY) completed

1904-05-30

The Japanese Army capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria

1904-10-20

Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; it recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast

1906-03-12

Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast

1906-05-22

A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada

1907-05-16

In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa

1907-07-30

Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners

1912-09-28

SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die

1913-09-10

Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway

1913-10-31

1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated

1914-06-13

Eleftherios Venizelos annouces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands

1914-08-04

German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast

1914-08-19

German fleet bombs English coast

1915-01-28

US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services

1915-02-19

British fleet fire on Dardanelles coast

1916-02-08

French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374

1916-04-20

German-British sea battle off Belgian coast

1916-04-21

Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British

1919-05-19

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what was later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is the official date of commemoration of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Greece and Cyprus.

1919-09-18

Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast

1920-03-24

1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)

1921-03-03

The Asiatic Inquiry Commission, est. by the South African Government, proposes a system of voluntary repatriation and segregation of Indians and prohibit Indians from buying agricultural land in a specified area along the coast

1922-10-28

First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

1923-09-08

Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.

1924-02-08

1st coast-to-coast radio hookup: Gen John Joseph Carty speech in Chic

1927-06-29

1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii

1928-12-23

NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network

1931-01-07

Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.

1932-09-05

The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.

1933-04-04

US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die

1933-07-26

Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

1934-11-21

NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

1937-08-25

Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast

1939-06-23

US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard

1939-12-12

Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die

1941-07-13

Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of ump Ray Snyder

1942-01-13

German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast

1942-02-19

FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans

1942-04-14

Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast

1942-04-28

Nightly "dim-out" begins along US East Coast

1942-11-08

1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)

1942-11-23

Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized

1943-05-14

Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.

1943-07-23

US 45th Infantry division occupies north coast of Termini

1943-08-08

US amphibians land at St Agata on North coast of Sicily

1943-08-11

US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily

1944-08-15

Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast

1944-12-17

US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released.

1945-01-03

Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab

1945-01-21

British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma

1945-02-09

The Battle of the Atlantic the HMS Venturer sinking U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway.

1945-03-24

US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa

1945-04-02

1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa

1947-12-11

Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected

1949-07-06

Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes

1951-02-11

Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)

1951-09-04

NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network

1951-12-23

1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game

1953-01-20

1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)

1953-11-03

First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)

1954-08-30

Hurricane Carol kills 68 on the US East Coast

1956-10-11

AL Pres Will Harridge bars Wash Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners

1956-10-23

First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast

1956-12-02

Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba

1957-03-06

Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK

1957-05-28

NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast

1957-05-29

NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast

1957-07-07

Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast

1957-09-15

SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game

1958-09-08

Oman turns over Gwadur (on Baluchistan coast) to Pakistan

1958-12-04

Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community

1960-07-11

Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence

1960-08-07

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France

1960-08-08

Ivory Coast declares independence

1960-10-10

Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die

1960-10-31

Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

1960-11-03

Ivory Coast adopts constitution

1960-11-27

Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast

1960-12-07

Ivory Coast claims independence from France

1962-01-26

Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard

1962-07-09

Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles

1963-06-03

A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.

1963-11-17

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1964-08-22

Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market

1964-11-22

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1966-01-17

B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

1966-10-01

West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

1969-03-01

Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast

1973-01-01

West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)

1973-12-24

Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200

1974-09-19

-20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die

1975-10-21

Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

1976-05-14

Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast

1976-12-15

Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground

1978-03-16

Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast

1978-03-17

Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast

1978-05-03

First unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail ("spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the US west coast

1979-04-15

A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) on Montenegro coast.

1979-08-20

The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.

1980-01-28

USCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391) collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

1980-06-23

1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation

1981-10-27

The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.

1982-05-03

ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)

1985-09-27

Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast

1985-10-27

Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die

1988-12-22

Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast

1991-01-12

Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)

1991-03-25

Nigerian crude becomes competitive in US Gulf Coast as Nigeria cuts crude prices

1991-08-04

The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.

1992-05-23

President Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees

1993-01-05

The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.

1993-10-10

Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed

1993-10-31

25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match

1993-12-07

Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast

1993-12-09

Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns

1994-12-02

Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia

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.

1997-09-28

Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic

1999-01-21

In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.

1999-07-16

John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

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.

2000-01-30

Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

2000-01-31

Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

2000-06-23

The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event

2001-07-24

An Iranian warship in the Caspian Sea threatens a BP oil exploration ship off the coast of Azerbaijan

2001-10-16

The US Coast Guard lifts a ban on liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers entering Boston Harbor to makes deliveries to Distrigas' Everett LNG terminal that had been imposed on September 26 in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11

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.

2002-09-26

The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.

2002-11-13

The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.

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.

2005-08-29

Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

2007-01-18

The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.

2007-06-03

USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)

2007-06-10

61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win

2007-07-16

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.

2007-08-15

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.

2007-11-29

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

2008-09-13

Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

2009-06-01

Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.

2009-06-30

Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor

2012-02-02

MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papa New Guinea with 246 people saved and 126 missing (100 of these estimated to be trapped inside)

2012-02-12

Zambia defeat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations

2012-04-11

8.6 magnitude earth quack and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia

2012-07-18

24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar

2012-09-06

61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey

2012-09-25

50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands

2013-01-08

130 wildfires across Australia's east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes

2013-01-24

A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute

2013-02-06

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people

2013-07-21

15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway

2013-09-10

3 people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Artic Ocean

2013-10-03

325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy

2014-05-13

Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

2014-09-13

At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast

2016-01-30

Children among 33 migrants dead after boat sinks off Turkish coast

2016-03-13

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Ivory Coast attack

2016-03-16

Al Qaeda says Ivory Coast attack was revenge against France

2016-04-17

Strong 7.8 earthquake hits off coast of Ecuador

2016-04-17

Greek Coast Guard Says Merchant Vessel Rescues 41 Migrants

2016-08-24

Florida Investigates New Zika Cases on Gulf Coast and in Miami

2016-11-30

Canada PM Approves Controversial Pipeline to Pacific Coast

2017-03-06

Japan says North Korean missiles landed as close as 300 km to Japan coast

2017-06-17

7 sailors missing, 2 injured after Navy destroyer collides with container ship off coast of Japan

2017-08-10

3 dead in machete attack on Kenya vote tallying centre on coast

2017-08-30

US Coast Guard has saved 4322 lives in Houston flooding: official

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Coast - Notable Birthdays

Kwame NkrumahSep 21, 1909

Coast - Birthdays
Date Event
1757-06-22

George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island

1774-03-16

Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)

1807-08-08

Emilie Flygare-Carlén, The Vultures of the Coast

1874-07-03

Āpirana Ngata, Te Araroa on the East Coast of New Zealand, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer

1876-12-06

Loo Loy, Barbary Coast

1891-06-19

Bud Barsky, The Coast Patrol

1892-03-20

Manart Kippen, Flame of Barbary Coast

1894-01-22

Matt McHugh, PA, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)

1898-03-24

Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)

1901-02-09

Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)

1905-10-18

Felix Houphouet-Boigny, pres of Ivory coast (1960-93)

1906-11-17

Peggy Phipps Boegner, The Gold Coast

1906-9-04

Al Murphy, Flame of Barbary Coast

1909-09-21

Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66)

1915-01-01

Maxine Doyle, SOS Coast Guard

1915-05-28

Leon Davidson, SOS Coast Guard

1919-10-05

Harry John Stites, Don Winslow of the Coast Guard

1919-11-03

Ludovic Kennedy, Coast to Coast

1925-03-15

Melva Anstead, Flame of Barbary Coast

1925-07-01

Beverly Reedy, Flame of Barbary Coast

1930-05-01

Richard Riordan, Coast to Coast

1930-12-29

Gene Fukuzawa, The Mosquito Coast

1931-02-22

Emory King, The Mosquito Coast

1933-04-10

Hal De Windt, Barbary Coast

1933-09-18

Robert Blake, Nutley NJ, (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast)

1936-02-16

Joe Frank Harris, The Mosquito Coast

1940-05-15

Roger Ailes, Tomorrow Coast to Coast

1941-04-10

Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)

1941-04-10

Paul Theroux, The Mosquito Coast

1942-01-01

Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast

1944-07-20

Sue Ingleton, The Place at the Coast

1944-07-21

John Atta Mills, Tarkwa, Gold Coast (Ghana), President of Ghana (2009-2012), (d. 2012)

1947-09-18

Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast)

1949-04-22

Bruce McKay, Tomorrow Coast to Coast

1949-12-04

Pamela Bendich, The Mosquito Coast

1951-03-23

Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)

1953-01-01

Alpha Blondy, [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)

1953-9-27

John Mundy, Coast to Coast

1954-05-15

Bob Beauchemin, Winnipeg Canada, golfer (West Coast Open-1982, 83)

1954-06-03

Sharon Matola, The Mosquito Coast

1957-06-05

Jim Woodward, Wilmington DE, Nike golfer (1994 Miss Gulf Coast-50th)

1957-06-11

Bruce Plummer, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast)

1957-10-10

Craig Marseilles, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast)

1958-08-16

Rocco Papaleo, Basilicata Coast to Coast

1958-09-04

Ray Freeman, Greensboro NC, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina)

1958-11-19

Ivan Maksimov, Wind Along the Coast

1961-04-04

Matt Cole, Stratford Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Space Coast)

1961-05-13

Dennis Rodman, Gumball 3000: Coast to Coast

1963-01-25

Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)

1963-09-05

John Elliot, Bristol CT, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Miss Gulf Coast)

1964-02-06

Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)

1964-12-28

Charles Sinek, dance skater (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)

1966-03-04

Mike Small, Aurora Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)

1966-9-05

Monica Calle, The Murmuring Coast

1967-07-06

Max Gazzè, Basilicata Coast to Coast

1968-04-30

Sandra Beikoff, Mackay QLD, golfer (1990 Sunshine Coast Open)

1969-02-06

Anna Acker-Macosko, Marshfield WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Gold Coast Tour)

1969-07-04

Michela Andreozzi, Basilicata Coast to Coast

1969-08-21

Nathan Jones, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australian professional wrestler and actor

1969-9-06

Cassandra Cooper, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes

1970-11-16

Martha Plimpton, NYC, actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast)

1971-05-21

Jeff Stavroff, Columbus OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4)

1971-08-18

Chris Turner, Kohala Coast

1971-08-25

Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)

1972-07-11

Michael Alessandro, West Coast Region

1972-07-26

Nathan Buckley, Round 21: West Coast vs Geelong

1974-11-22

Jadrien Steele, The Mosquito Coast

1975-03-18

Claude N'Goran, Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro

1975-04-17

Trifun Zivanovic, Santa Monica, fig skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ)

1975-04-18

Mike Chanpong, Crafters Coast to Coast

1975-07-07

Michael Voss, Round 21: West Coast vs Geelong

1975-07-12

Luke Darcy, Round 21: West Coast vs Geelong

1977-01-03

Beata Handra, SF California, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)

1977-03-12

Drew Glick, The 2008 South Coast Indie Gathering

1977-03-26

Rob Hammer, Gulf Aid: Concert for the Coast

1978-02-03

Jake McGee, On the North Coast

1978-06-01

Karen Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Sr champ)

1979-08-06

Nuno Godinho, The Murmuring Coast

1979-10-10

Taryn Onofaro, Creek to Coast

1980-01-28

Yasuhito Endo, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1980-06-30

Ian Scott McGregor, The Lost Coast

1982-01-09

Maria Dias, The Murmuring Coast

1982-06-09

Yoshito Okubo, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1982-11-18

Lear Bunda, The Space Coast

1983-03-20

Eiji Kawashima, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1984-01-18

Makoto Hasebe, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1986-04-16

Shinji Okazaki, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1986-06-13

Keisuke Honda, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1986-9-12

Yuto Nagatomo, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1988-03-27

Atsuto Uchida, Group C: Ivory Coast vs Japan

1988-9-01

Chanel West Coast, Tyler the Creator & Taco Bennett

1988-9-20

James Frawley, The Finals - 2nd Qualifying Final: West Coast vs Hawthorn

1990-10-31

Nicholas Kohut, East Coast Alien

Coast - Weddings
Date Event
2005-10-09

Savage Garden musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De Leon at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland

2006-08-19

Brazilian model Luciana Morad (36) weds Brazilian TV producer Marcelo de Carvalho at Ponta das Canas near the coast of Sao Paulo

2010-05-28

"Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (46) weds Erin Kristine Ludwig at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California

2010-07-17

Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California

Coast - Deaths
Date Event
1814-07-19

Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40

1892-02-05

Emilie Flygare-Carlén, The Vultures of the Coast

1942-09-27

Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies

1947-10-12

Manart Kippen, Flame of Barbary Coast

1950-02-04

Hank Bell, Flame of Barbary Coast

1971-02-22

Matt McHugh, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77

1971-05-27

Chips Rafferty, actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62

1972-10-09

Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69

1973-05-08

Maxine Doyle, SOS Coast Guard

1977-11-21

Anthony Jowitt, The Coast of Folly

1986-12-23

Hazard E. Reeves, Historic Sites and Resorts Along the Normandy Coast

1989-01-11

Melva Anstead, Flame of Barbary Coast

1993-12-07

Félix Houphouet-Boigny, pres of Ivory Coast (1960-93), dies at 88

1996-02-20

Al Murphy, Flame of Barbary Coast

1996-04-01

Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978), dies

1997-06-16

Hal De Windt, Barbary Coast

1997-09-08

Beverly Reedy, Flame of Barbary Coast

2005-11-20

Gene Fukuzawa, The Mosquito Coast

2006-02-06

Bruce McKay, Tomorrow Coast to Coast

2006-09-16

Peggy Phipps Boegner, The Gold Coast

2007-08-14

Emory King, The Mosquito Coast

2009-10-18

Ludovic Kennedy, Coast to Coast

2017-06-06

Cheick Tiote, former Newcastle United and Ivory Coast midfielder, dies aged 30

2018-04-15

Art Bell, whose 'Coast to Coast AM' radio show reveled in the paranormal, dies at 72


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