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Contract - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusApr 17, 1492

Charles IIJun 23, 1661

Eli WhitneyJan 14, 1799

Charlie ChaplinFeb 26, 1916

Mary PickfordJun 24, 1916

Babe RuthMar 6, 1922

Walter JohnsonOct 14, 1926

Bette DavisDec 23, 1930

Shirley TempleDec 21, 1933

Ted WilliamsDec 7, 1937

Jackie RobinsonOct 23, 1945

Vince LombardiFeb 2, 1959

Barbra StreisandOct 1, 1962

Willie MaysFeb 20, 1963

Mickey MantleFeb 27, 1963

Bobby OrrAug 26, 1971

Nate ArchibaldSep 21, 1973

Stevie WonderAug 5, 1975

Reggie JacksonNov 29, 1976

Pete RoseDec 5, 1978

Nolan RyanNov 19, 1979

Roger ClemensFeb 16, 1989

Rickey HendersonNov 28, 1989

Darryl StrawberryNov 8, 1990

Barry BondsFeb 1, 1992

Michael JordanJul 12, 1996

Jerry RiceAug 24, 2006

Moises AlouNov 20, 2006

Kobe BryantApr 2, 2010

Phil JacksonMar 18, 2014

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Contract - Historical Events
Date Event
1492-04-17

Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

1661-06-23

Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal

1789-01-26

John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)

1799-01-14

Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets

1870-09-08

Netherlands & Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" Br-Indian contract work in Suriname

1873-06-04

1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname

1881-05-08

Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch

1881-08-13

Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolese monarch

1881-09-24

Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch

1881-10-12

Henry M Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch

1884-09-26

Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed

1890-12-26

King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company

1905-04-17

The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

1908-02-24

In 'Muller v Oregon', the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails 'liberty of contract'

1915-02-16

Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season

1915-07-03

After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations

1916-02-26

Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1916-05-24

Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname

1916-06-24

Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

1916-12-02

Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract

1922-03-06

Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

1924-11-21

British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR

1925-12-09

AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000

1926-02-15

Contract air mail service begins in US

1926-10-14

Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

1928-10-15

Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators

1930-03-08

Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

1930-12-23

Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

1933-12-21

Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract

1934-01-15

Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

1934-01-17

Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants

1934-01-17

NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract

1934-02-07

1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss

1934-02-19

US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 months

1937-12-07

Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams

1940-11-15

1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls

1945-10-23

Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

1949-10-04

American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out

1950-01-24

Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

1950-11-06

Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates

1950-11-27

Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract

1950-12-11

Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract

1951-08-13

Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract

1953-08-13

US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee

1953-10-14

Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr

1959-02-02

Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers

1959-08-17

USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

1960-06-09

ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract

1962-01-24

Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

1962-05-09

Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone

1962-10-01

Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

1962-10-01

Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977

1963-02-20

Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

1963-02-27

Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

1963-11-11

Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles

1964-01-15

Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract

1964-09-11

Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium

1965-12-04

SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000

1966-02-11

SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

1967-01-27

Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records

1967-04-19

Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)

1969-02-21

Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators

1969-09-02

Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season

1970-02-01

West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract

1970-07-12

Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway

1971-04-29

Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration

1971-08-26

Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

1972-08-09

Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle

1973-02-27

Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox

1973-02-27

White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3-year $750,000 contract

1973-03-03

White Sox Dick Allen signs 3 year contract for record $750,000

1973-09-21

Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

1974-06-08

US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract

1974-10-11

A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract

1975-08-05

Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

1976-02-23

Owners announce spring training won't open without a labor contract

1976-06-08

Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

1976-11-29

NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract

1978-07-21

US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike

1978-12-05

Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player

1979-11-19

Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

1980-09-22

John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffin Records

1982-11-01

Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract

1982-12-16

Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with Mets

1983-12-28

Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants

1985-02-11

Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins

1985-07-24

Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai

1985-10-25

Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract

1987-07-31

Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle

1988-01-29

Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers

1988-06-28

Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton

1988-11-23

Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract

1988-12-07

Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract

1988-12-09

NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M

1989-02-16

Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract

1989-02-16

Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract

1989-02-17

Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract

1989-02-26

California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs

1989-11-17

Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract

1989-11-22

Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract

1989-11-28

Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract

1989-12-01

Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year Cal Angels contract

1989-12-11

Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract

1990-01-17

Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract

1990-01-22

Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants

1990-04-09

Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees

1990-06-27

Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract

1990-11-08

Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

1991-02-08

Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

1991-04-01

Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets

1991-04-03

Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox

1991-06-13

NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)

1992-02-01

Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)

1994-06-13

Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract

1995-10-27

Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed

1995-12-22

David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees

1996-07-12

Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

1997-02-20

SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract

1997-03-14

68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch

1997-05-27

Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract

1997-11-11

CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002

1997-12-03

Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo

1997-12-12

Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract

1997-12-22

Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract

2001-05-21

The Enron Corporation's power generating venture in India, the Dabhol Power Company, serves formal notice that it will terminate its power supply contract and pull out

2001-06-30

ENI of Italy signs a $550 million contract to develop Iran's Darquain field, expected to produce 160,000 barrels of petroleum per day

2006-03-28

At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.

2006-08-24

After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

2006-11-20

Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

2010-04-02

Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million

2014-03-18

Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

2018-07-02

LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

2018-07-18

Boeing gets $3.9 billion contract for new Air Force One jets

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Contract - Birthdays
Date Event
1884-07-06

Harold Vanderbilt, NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge

1907-07-27

Perry Botkin Sr., Murder by Contract

1909-03-07

Irving Lerner, Murder by Contract

1909-9-27

JoAnne Gaylord, Rosie's Contract

1915-01-21

Ray Erlenborn, Monopoly Game/Dinner Party/Contract Interrogation

1920-04-22

Peter Flinsch, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals/The Love Contract/A Moment with... Camille Paglia

1939-02-09

Janet Suzman, The Draughtsman's Contract

1941-07-13

Lut Tomsin, Het contract

1943-01-04

Neil Cunningham, The Draughtsman's Contract

1943-03-03

Roy London, Hank's Contract

1946-07-04

Stephen Katz, The Contract

1946-12-23

Aino-Inkeri Kukkonen, I Hired Two Contract Cleaners

1947-08-31

Jerzy Swiech, The Contract

1948-02-08

David Sadgrove, Hard Contract

1949-04-18

Philip Carlo, Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

1952-01-27

Magdalena Jarosz, The Contract

1952-03-28

F. Thom Spadaro, Lifetime Contract

1952-04-15

Sylvia Rotter, The Draughtsman's Contract

1953-03-25

Desi Singh, Contract Killers

1953-07-10

Mia Grijp, Het contract

1955-08-09

Arthur Semay, Het contract

1955-08-21

Anne-Louise Lambert, The Draughtsman's Contract

1960-07-13

Tex Axile, I Hired a Contract Killer

1961-04-25

Tracy Dykes, The Contract

1964-9-10

Maarit Peltomaa, I Hired Two Contract Cleaners

1966-05-18

Daniel Schwarz, Final Contract: Death on Delivery

1967-03-27

Amanda Johansson, Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer

1967-11-15

Timmy Ho, Contract Killer

1970-08-09

Craig James Pietrowiak, Contract Killers

1973-04-15

Jonas Wolcher, Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer

1973-12-21

Michael Mouracade, Contract Killers

1975-10-01

Dana Flynn, The Contract

1976-07-29

Aldo Cunei, Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer

1976-11-07

Jonas Talkington, The Contract

1977-9-25

Denis Kovalevskiy, S.O.S Love! The Million Dollar Contract

1978-03-02

Dale Thompson, Broken Contract

1979-12-27

Frida Farrell, Contract Killers

1980-04-06

Justin Rhodes, Contract Killers

1980-11-27

Barbara Domuschieva, The Contract

1983-03-30

Franko Marcano, Contract Lovers

1989-12-17

Jamie Anderson, The Contract

1990-11-19

Bradley Nisbet, Broken Contract

1993-04-18

Owen Taylor, The Contract

1995-05-11

Andreas Leonidou, The Contract

1995-08-26

Kyle Finnegan, The Contract

Contract - Notable Divorces

Anne of ClevesJul 9, 1540

Contract - Divorces
Date Event
1540-07-09

English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine

Contract - Deaths
Date Event
1976-12-25

Irving Lerner, Murder by Contract

1979-12-05

JoAnne Gaylord, Rosie's Contract

1984-07-27

Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81

1993-08-08

Roy London, Hank's Contract

2005-10-18

Stephen Katz, The Contract

2007-06-04

Ray Erlenborn, Monopoly Game/Dinner Party/Contract Interrogation

2010-03-30

Peter Flinsch, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals/The Love Contract/A Moment with... Camille Paglia

2010-11-08

Philip Carlo, Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

2010-11-18

Arthur Semay, Het contract

2015-04-07

Magdalena Jarosz, The Contract


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