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Names - Notable Historical Events

Justinian IApr 1, 527

Christopher ColumbusOct 12, 1492

Francis DrakeJun 17, 1579

Carolus LinnaeusJan 1, 1758

George WashingtonMay 10, 1775

NapoleonJul 20, 1808

Jefferson DavisJan 28, 1865

Davidson BlackFeb 3, 1928

HitlerMar 16, 1933

Joachim von RibbentropApr 18, 1934

Franco Sep 21, 1936

Stan MusialJun 28, 1957

Fidel CastroFeb 16, 1959

Henry KissingerFeb 28, 1961

John Paul IIMay 29, 1967

Willie MaysJan 17, 1970

Steve JobsSep 16, 1997

President ClintonDec 16, 1997

Roger ClemensDec 13, 2007

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Names - Historical Events
Date Event
527-04-01

Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne

587-11-28

Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy names cousin Childebert II as heir

695-11-21

Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen

722-11-30

Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop

767-07-05

Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II

1027-05-14

Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France

1046-12-20

Benedictus IX & Silvester III & names Bishop Siutger, Pope Clemens II at the Council of Sutri

1048-12-25

Parliament of Worms: Emperor Henry III names his cousin count Bruno van Egisheim/Dagsburg as Pope Leo IX

1164-04-22

Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III

1213-05-15

King John of England names Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury

1235-01-02

Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names

1322-11-08

Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht

1342-11-20

Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht

1349-01-05

Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V earl of Holland/Zealand

1364-04-24

Pope Urbabus V names John V van Virneburg as bishop of Utrecht

1371-07-09

Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht

1450-07-05

Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster

1492-10-12

Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall on Caribbean island he names San Salvador (likely Watling Island, Bahamas). The explorer believes he has reached East Asia (OS 21 Oct)

1497-12-16

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

1498-07-20

Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands

1509-03-18

Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands

1521-04-28

Treaty of Worms: Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Arch duke of Netherlands-Austria

1522-04-29

Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands

1522-10-15

Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico

1534-10-26

Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht

1540-03-19

Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"

1540-10-11

Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan

1545-08-26

Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese as Duke of Parma

1560-09-25

Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

1566-12-01

Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva

1569-08-27

Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany

1579-06-17

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

1581-08-02

Leiden University names Snellius math professor

1582-12-15

Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine

1595-05-02

King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Netherlands

1682-06-29

Sofia names herself regent of Russia

1691-12-04

Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands

1692-03-22

Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king

1695-09-01

Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names

1724-12-23

Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth

1758-01-01

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

1775-05-10

2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

1788-08-27

Jacques Neeker names French minister of Finance

1792-05-08

British Capt George Vancouver sights and names Mt Rainier, Wash

1808-03-31

French created Kingdom of Westphalia orders Jews to adopt family names

1808-07-20

Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

1815-05-16

The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.

1865-01-28

Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

1893-02-28

Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"

1902-11-18

Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt

1906-05-19

Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier

1906-10-03

US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba

1911-01-31

Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site

1914-06-24

King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent

1924-09-28

French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria

1925-07-11

Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government

1926-01-03

Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator

1926-03-12

Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium

1927-04-11

Chilean gen Carlos Ibáñez names himself president

1928-02-03

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

1930-03-28

Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara

1930-10-10

AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP

1933-03-16

Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht, president of Bank of Germany

1934-04-18

Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

1934-05-15

Karlis Ulmanis names himself fascist dictator of Latvia

1934-11-26

Turkish regiment decrees importing family names

1935-01-01

Pres Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey"

1936-08-04

Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece

1936-09-21

Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander

1938-07-30

Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece

1940-07-03

German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names

1941-11-15

Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier

1942-11-21

Hitler names fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)

1942-12-10

Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"

1944-10-31

Chief of staff Kruls names De Quay chairman of Universal Commission

1948-12-01

Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine

1953-07-15

ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names

1954-08-15

Alfredo Stroessner names himself president of Paraguay

1955-10-18

Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete

1956-10-24

AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year

1957-06-28

Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

1959-02-16

Fidel Castro names himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista

1959-04-09

NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury

1960-03-13

White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number

1960-04-19

Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs

1960-08-25

AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies

1961-02-28

JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

1961-12-18

For 2nd consecutive year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year

1965-05-18

Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Capt

1967-05-29

Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

1967-06-26

Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals

1967-10-20

Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's

1967-11-17

Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names

1968-12-02

Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor

1969-03-28

Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal

1970-01-17

Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

1973-01-17

New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life

1973-02-08

Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal

1974-03-26

Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president

1978-05-12

US Commerce Dept says hurricane names will no longer be only female

1978-12-31

Iran shah names Chapour Bakhtiar premier

1979-07-24

Pres Carter names Paul Volcker, pres of Federal Reserves

1982-06-30

NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans

1983-02-02

Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals

1983-10-21

Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

1987-03-18

Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica & Matthew)

1990-08-20

Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson

1993-12-07

Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast

1997-08-06

NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach

1997-09-16

Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

1997-12-16

President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

1998-09-18

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is formed.

1999-09-08

United States Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories.

2007-12-13

The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

2015-12-09

TIME names German leader Angela Merkel its Person of the Year

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Names - Birthdays
Date Event
1923-10-09

Leila Webster, Naming the Names

1944-10-02

Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)

1962-10-20

Margo Kõlar, Names Engraved in Marble

1970-06-21

Märten Kross, Names Engraved in Marble

1972-01-28

Indrek Sammul, Names Engraved in Marble

1972-04-08

Ago Anderson, Names Engraved in Marble

1973-11-23

Kristian Taska, Names Engraved in Marble

1976-12-18

Valencia Jackson, E! Special: Famous Last Names

1978-12-02

Alo Kõrve, Names Engraved in Marble

1979-04-21

Karin Lätsim, Names Engraved in Marble

1979-08-21

Karol Kuntsel, Names Engraved in Marble

1979-12-13

Kadri Lepp, Names Engraved in Marble

1980-01-07

Hele Kõre, Names Engraved in Marble

1980-03-07

Mart Toome, Names Engraved in Marble

1980-04-18

Priit Võigemast, Names Engraved in Marble

1980-05-19

Laura Nõlvak, Names Engraved in Marble

1980-07-01

Ott Aardam, Names Engraved in Marble

1981-03-17

Raivo Vaikla, Names Engraved in Marble

1982-07-14

Bert Raudsep, Names Engraved in Marble

1986-08-13

Daniel Bilong, The Names of Love

Names - Deaths
Date Event
1311-10-13

Gwijde van Names, Flemish marshal (Golden Track), dies at 35

1578-07-04

Charles de Berlaymont, baron of Hierges, gov/viceroy of Names, dies

1986-11-27

Géza von Radványi, Women Without Names

2014-02-06

Leila Webster, Naming the Names


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