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Date Event
661-01-27

Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ends with death of Ali. Succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate

1287-12-14

During St. Lucia's Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history

1363-08-30

Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang—are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.

1363-10-04

End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.

1410-07-15

Battle of Grunwald (2nd Battle of Tannenburg), one of the largest battles of medieval Europe, during Poland-Lithuanian Teutonic War. Polish King Władysław Jagiełło (Jogaila) and Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas led defeat against Teutonic Ulrich von Jungingen

1611-04-28

Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.

1626-11-18

St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica

1655-03-25

Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan (Saturn's largest satellite)

1704-08-24

Battle of Malaga, the largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive; Grand Alliance strategic victory

1797-04-17

Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.

1804-09-01

Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

1813-10-16

Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia

1838-11-03

The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

1843-07-19

Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.

1846-08-10

US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world's largest museum and research complex

1862-09-17

American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.

1863-07-03

Battle of Gettysburg, Pa, the largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union.

1863-07-17

Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory

1864-03-11

The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.

1872-10-19

World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales

1872-12-26

4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")

1880-08-14

Construction of Cologne Cathedral, largest Gothic cathedral in Nthn Europe finally completed (began in 1248)

1887-01-28

In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

1888-03-14

2nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21")

1901-11-01

Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.

1905-01-26

World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa

1909-09-18

Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det

1910-03-14

Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

1910-11-27

NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal

1911-10-14

Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)

1912-06-06

The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.

1913-01-13

Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington DC

1914-05-30

The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.

1914-12-12

The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.

1917-06-07

Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world

1922-09-10

Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth & Gehrig consecutive HRs

1922-11-11

Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')

1927-11-14

World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die

1928-07-06

Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska

1931-05-11

Credit-Anstalt, Austria's largest bank, fails, beginning financial collapse of Central Europe

1934-05-07

World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines

1937-05-30

61,756, 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24

1937-06-08

World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily

1938-03-03

American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)

1938-09-14

Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight

1940-08-07

Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)

1940-08-18

Battle of Britain - 'The hardest day": Luftwaffe attacks the RAF in largest ever air battle

1941-03-07

3rd largest snowfall in NYC history (18.1")

1941-12-02

Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY

1943-01-15

World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed

1943-07-12

WWII: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles

1944-07-09

World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)

1945-03-23

Largest operation in Pacific War (WWII), 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Japanese island of Okinawa

1945-03-24

Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders

1945-05-03

WWII: German ship "Cap Arcona" laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed - one of largest maritime losses of life

1946-06-04

Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed

1947-04-04

Largest group of sunspots on record

1947-04-08

Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed

1947-09-30

Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised

1948-12-19

8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")

1951-01-16

World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)

1951-02-03

Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle

1954-06-30

Largest check: Internal US Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57

1954-09-12

Indians sweep Yanks at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)

1954-11-07

Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3

1955-03-31

US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington closes Chase National (3rd largest bank) & Bank of the Manhattan Company (15th largest bank) merge to form Chase Manhattan

1956-08-17

One of the largest demonstrations in South Africa's history, 20,000 women marched to Pretoria's Union Buildings to present petition against carrying of passes by women to the Prime Minister

1956-11-12

Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted

1957-09-24

Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.

1958-04-05

Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.

1959-04-21

1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod

1959-05-07

"Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition

1959-12-21

10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")

1960-03-03

9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")

1960-08-23

World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)

1960-11-11

Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499

1961-01-01

Largest check issued, Natl Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)

1961-02-03

6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))

1963-02-09

7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")

1964-01-22

World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin

1965-12-17

Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)

1967-02-22

25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII

1967-02-23

US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War

1967-11-12

Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7

1968-05-11

The Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor-Danforth Line, going to Scarborough in the east, and Etobicoke in the west.

1969-02-04

41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost

1970-03-18

Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history

1971-05-09

Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Balt Oriole history

1972-01-05

Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)

1972-06-06

Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie, Rhodesia)

1972-06-16

The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador.

1972-09-04

Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America.

1972-12-02

"December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)

1973-09-12

2 bettors win largest US Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)

1973-09-23

Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered

1974-10-08

Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

1976-02-07

World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)

1976-02-08

Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)

1976-03-08

1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China

1977-01-19

World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people

1977-10-08

Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)

1979-04-17

Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point

1981-02-05

Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane

1981-02-17

Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history

1981-03-12

Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond, VA

1981-04-22

Largest US bank robbery (Tucson Ariz), more than $3.3 million stolen

1982-04-06

Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279

1983-02-11

4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm))

1984-08-16

Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)

1985-02-16

Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit

1985-02-21

Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)

1985-11-22

Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens

1986-02-15

44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit

1986-02-23

Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)

1986-08-28

Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium

1987-01-11

Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)

1987-02-14

53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit

1987-09-09

Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

1988-01-08

9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit

1988-01-29

Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)

1988-04-04

Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)

1988-04-30

Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania

1988-06-19

World's Largest Sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long

1988-08-18

Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million

1989-04-15

Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois

1989-06-04

Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary

1989-06-14

Ground breaking begins in Minn on world's largest mall

1989-07-16

South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid

1989-10-30

Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)

1989-11-29

8th Largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)

1990-02-10

6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)

1990-03-18

Largest ever art robbery at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 13 works valued over $500 million are stolen

1990-04-09

World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)

1990-04-13

4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis

1991-01-12

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

1991-01-23

World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait

1991-03-21

Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome

1991-05-14

World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs

1991-09-06

The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

1991-11-10

Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Phila 32-30

1991-11-15

Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)

1992-01-04

8th largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)

1992-03-15

UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation

1992-03-25

British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)

1992-04-01

5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)

1992-06-03

World's largest environmental summit opens (Rio De Janeiro Brazil)

1992-08-29

Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London

1993-01-04

7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)

1993-08-30

Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world

1993-09-05

Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)

1994-01-04

10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)

1994-01-10

Ukraine says it will give up world's 3rd largest nuclear arsenal

1994-03-05

Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa)

1994-03-19

Largest omelet (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan

1994-04-04

Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706

1994-04-22

In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made

1994-06-11

Cbox is 39'115 long, 20'85 wide, & 8' high in Jacksonville, Fl Largest popcorn container is 6,619.76 cubic feet full of popped corn

1994-08-30

Largest US Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618

1995-03-28

World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge

1995-09-29

Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)

1996-12-26

Start of the largest strike in South Korean history.

1997-02-24

South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp

1997-02-24

Qatar inaugurates the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facility and formally launches Qatar Liquefied Gas Co.

1997-10-04

The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.

1998-05-07

Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

1998-06-11

Compaq Computer pays $9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.

1998-11-09

Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.

1998-11-30

Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

1998-12-01

Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.

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.

1999-06-06

At the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate in the largest jailbreak in Brazilian history, marking the 10th escape for the three-year-old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.

1999-11-30

British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

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

2000-07-10

EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.

2000-11-07

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

2001-03-04

Tests in recent days confirm the world's largest oil find in three decades in the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea

2001-03-15

The world's largest oil rig, located off Brazil and operated by Petrobras, suffers three explosions

2001-03-20

Petrobras 36 Oil Platform, the world's largest oil rig, sinks with 400,000 US gallons of fuel and crude oil aboard, after suffering three explosions on March 15

2001-06-15

ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum sign a letter of intent for a natural gas to liquids (GTL) project that would be the largest in the world.

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.

2001-11-18

Phillips Petroleum and Conoco merge into a new company as 'ConocoPhillips', the third-largest oil and natural gas company in the US

2001-12-26

Crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) record one of their largest 1-day jumps of the year as traders become convinced that OPEC will follow through on production cuts

2002-01-22

Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2002-07-21

Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history.

2002-07-27

Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.

2003-03-16

The largest coordinated worldwide vigil takes place, as part of the global protests against Iraq war.

2003-10-26

The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

2004-01-08

The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

2004-01-12

The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

2004-02-13

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.

2004-03-03

Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer.

2005-01-05

Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

2005-05-14

The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.

2006-03-09

Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.

2007-02-27

The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.

2007-05-04

The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.

2007-09-11

Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

2007-09-17

AOL, once the largest ISP in the U.S., officially announces plans to refocus the company as an advertising business and to relocate its corporate headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to New York, New York.

2007-11-15

A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

2008-09-07

The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

2008-09-29

Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

2008-10-29

Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.

2008-11-13

Germany's economy, Europe's largest , contracted by 0.5% in the third quarter after GDP fell 0.4% in the second quarter, putting it in recession for the first time in five years

2008-11-22

YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.

2009-06-01

General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

2009-10-02

The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today

2009-11-05

US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.

2009-11-25

Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.

2010-05-06

The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.

2010-08-01

A 200x250 photo mosaic of President Corazon Aquino was unveiled near the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila in commemoration of her first death anniversay and it has been submitted to the Guinness World Records to be certified as the largest photo mosaic in the world.

2011-03-11

An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

2011-04-27

The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

2011-10-15

Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.

2012-01-18

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet

2012-02-28

Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall

2012-03-20

Disney movie John Carter records one of the largest losses in cinema history with a $200 million dollar write down

2012-03-22

Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education

2012-04-10

Apple Inc claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world

2012-05-01

Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion

2012-07-02

GlaxoSmithKline settles the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion

2012-10-29

Publishing companies Penguin and Random House merge to form the world's largest publisher

2012-12-20

Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion

2012-12-23

The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic

2013-01-17

Japan unveils plans to build the world's largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

2013-02-14

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading

2013-04-30

Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion

2013-05-06

Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list

2013-05-27

The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania

2013-07-18

Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy to become the largest US municipal bankruptcy at $18.5 Billion

2016-01-05

World's largest blue star sapphire -- worth $100M -- discovered

2017-12-04

South Korea, US kick off largest air exercise amid North Korean warnings

2017-12-11

Massive California wildfire now the fifth-largest in state's history

2018-01-04

US Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

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Largest - Birthdays
Date Event
1804-03-08

Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time

1815-11-15

John Banvard, NYC, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)

1849-12-19

Henry Clay Frick, Penn, built world's largest coke & steel operation

1883-08-19

Leonid Kulik, Tartu Estonia, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history

1953-09-15

Jerry Page, golfer (largest PGA victory margin)

1960-10-28

Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times

Largest - Deaths
Date Event
1892-05-16

John Banvard, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), dies

1919-12-02

Henry Clay Frick, built largest coke & steel operation, dies at 69

1991-01-17

King Olav V, The Smallest Car in the Largest City in the World

1997-09-30

Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65

2016-08-17

Pramukh Swami Maharaj, founder of the world's largest Hindu temple, dies aged 95


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