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Imperial - Historical Events
Date Event
312-09-24

Start of Imperial Indication

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.

963-07-02

The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas to be Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.

1185-04-24

Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet

1276-03-09

Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.

1498-07-07

Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel

1508-02-04

Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned

1522-06-24

Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army

1527-05-06

Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance

1530-02-24

1st imperial coronation by a Pope, Charles V crowned by Clement V

1544-08-17

Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France

1547-09-01

Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)

1632-11-06

Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies

1632-11-16

Battle at Lutzen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein

1644-03-19

200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide in loyalty to the Emperor

1795-03-28

Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.

1859-09-17

Joshua Abraham Norton, born in England but a resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America. Eccentric possibly, but 30,000 turned up for his funeral.

1866-06-24

Second Battle at Custozza: the Austrian Imperial army, joined by the Venetian Army decisively defeated the Italian army, despite the Italians' strong numerical advantage.

1868-09-25

The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.

1872-01-12

Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.

1877-09-24

Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion

1878-01-16

Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.

1888-09-06

Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnons' Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights

1893-05-10

Imperial Institute in London opens

1900-02-14

Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.

1900-05-31

Piet de Law captures Lt Col BE Spragges, 13th Battalion Irish Imperial Yeomanry

1900-06-29

The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity

1905-08-19

Russian Tsar installs "Imperial Duma", without legislative powers

1908-07-25

Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.

1909-06-15

Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.

1911-11-10

Chinese Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)

1913-08-16

Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.

1913-08-27

Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)

1916-04-24

Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance

1921-06-20

At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri, the Indian representative, puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies; the South African Prime Minister, General J.C. Smuts, opposes Sastris resolution, claiming that he cannot grant the franchise to Indians while withholding it from Blacks

1923-12-25

Imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC

1924-03-31

Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established

1924-04-01

Imperial Airways forms in Britain

1926-11-22

Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth

1926-12-28

Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service

1927-05-01

1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)

1939-03-01

Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump exploded at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.

1939-12-02

British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC

1942-08-24

Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy

1945-04-14

American planes bomb Tokyo & damage the Imperial Palace

1945-06-25

Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa

1946-06-16

"Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 perfs

1949-02-12

"Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 perfs

1949-07-15

"Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances

1950-04-08

"Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances

1950-04-24

"Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances

1950-10-12

"Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances

1951-01-27

"Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances

1952-05-03

"Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances

1952-06-25

"Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 perfs

1953-11-28

"Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 perfs

1953-12-10

"John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 perfs

1954-06-24

"John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 perf

1955-02-24

"Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances

1955-04-30

Imperial Bank of India nationalized

1956-04-03

"Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances

1956-05-03

Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 678 performances

1957-10-31

"Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances

1957-12-14

"Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 perfs

1959-04-11

"Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances

1959-04-23

"Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs

1960-06-18

"Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 perfs

1961-04-13

"Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances

1963-01-05

"Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances

1963-01-06

"Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances

1964-09-22

"Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 perfs

1964-11-14

"Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances

1968-11-17

John Kander/Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances

1969-08-09

"Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances

1970-03-26

"Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances

1970-05-30

"Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances

1970-11-10

"2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances

1971-09-11

"2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances

1971-10-31

"On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances

1972-01-01

"On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances

1972-04-18

"Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances

1972-05-21

"Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 perfs

1972-07-02

"Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 perfs

1972-09-14

2 people are killed and 1 mortally wounded in a Ulster Volunteer Force bomb attack on the Imperial Hotel, Belfast

1972-10-23

"Pippin" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances

1977-06-12

"Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances

1977-10-03

"Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs

1977-11-27

"Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 perf

1979-02-11

"They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial NYC for 1082 perfs

1981-09-06

"They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 perfs

1981-12-20

Harry Krieger/Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances

1985-08-04

"Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances

1985-12-02

Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood" premieres in NYC at Imperial Theater NYC (608 perfs)

1987-03-12

"Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ perfs

1987-05-16

"Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 perfs

1987-07-17

"Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

1987-10-22

"Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances

1988-04-28

"Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances

1988-06-04

"Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 262 performances

1988-06-25

"Chess" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 68 performances

1989-02-26

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 perfs

1990-09-01

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 perfs

1990-10-17

"Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

1994-07-07

"Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

2000-11-05

Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church

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Imperial - Birthdays
Date Event
1817-11-30

Theodor Mommsen, Germ, historian/author (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902)

1847-02-27

Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)

1850-10-05

Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)

1857-11-03

Michail V Alekseyev, Imperial Russian general and WW I Chief of Staff (d. 1918)

1870-12-10

Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)

1872-03-31

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)

1915-01-12

Kun Xiang, Burning of the Imperial Palace

1915-05-02

Manuel Hernández Sanjuán, Herencia Imperial (África y los Reyes Católicos)

1920-07-07

Shûe Matsubayashi, The Imperial Navy

1928-01-31

Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)

1934-10-20

Michiko, Imperial Sericulture of Her Majesty the Empress

1935-11-24

Carlos Imperial, City of God

1944-10-20

Li Hua Yang, The Imperial Matchmaker

1949-01-26

Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)

1957-08-28

Anatoli Panfilov, The Romanovs: An Imperial Family

1966-09-11

Princess Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family

1967-07-27

Johnathan Simmons, Imperial Chopper

1970-08-02

James David Wall, Imperial Dreams

1972-07-03

Olga Vasileva, The Romanovs: An Imperial Family

1973-02-18

Yuliya Novikova, The Romanovs: An Imperial Family

1978-02-08

Ivan Panfilov, The Romanovs: An Imperial Family

2006-09-06

Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member

Imperial - Weddings
Date Event
2005-11-15

Emperor Akihito's daughter Princess Sayako (36) weds Yoshiki Kuroda (40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan

Imperial - Deaths
Date Event
1910-10-04

Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)

1928-07-21

Ellen A Terry, Brits actress/dir (Imperial Theatre), dies at 81

1929-08-19

Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57

1992-11-04

Carlos Imperial, City of God

2009-02-15

Kun Xiang, Burning of the Imperial Palace

2009-08-15

Shûe Matsubayashi, The Imperial Navy

2016-10-27

The oldest member of Japan's imperial family, Prince Mikasa, dies aged 100


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