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William Ewart GladstoneApr 8, 1886

GandhiMar 3, 1939

Ja RuleFeb 17, 2002

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Rule - Historical Events
Date Event
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Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China

BC
AD
313-04-30

Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.

618-06-18

Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China.

971-01-23

In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending Southern Han rule, also first regular war elephant corps employed in Chinese army

1071-04-16

Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.

1176-09-17

At the Battle of Myriokephalon the Byzantines fail to recover Anatolia from Turkish rule.

1368-01-23

In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.

1640-12-01

Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule

1647-07-07

People's uprising against high prices & Spanish rule in Naples

1746-12-05

Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.

1765-08-14

Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)

1772-08-21

King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.

1774-10-21

First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

1798-05-24

Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

1806-10-17

Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.

1810-04-19

Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.

1810-09-16

Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

1815-03-20

Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule

1820-04-12

Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.

1823-07-02

Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.

1830-11-29

November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.

1833-01-02

Re-establishment of British rule on the Falklands.

1845-09-23

1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code

1848-07-29

Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

1861-02-27

Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland in Castle Square, Warsaw

1878-01-04

Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.

1878-01-16

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

1879-01-11

Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins

1885-09-22

Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule e.g. "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right".

1886-04-08

William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

1886-04-08

First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons

1886-06-08

First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common

1891-03-03

The Penalty Spot Kick rule in Association Football is conceived, but does not come into effect until the next season.

1893-09-01

Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41

1898-06-12

Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

1899-01-01

Spanish rule ends in Cuba.

1900-01-05

Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.

1900-01-31

The final report of the USA's Philippine Commission is released, favouring territorial government for the islands with home rule in local affairs, but with US assumptions of ultimate responsibility for the government.

1900-06-23

The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan's rule

1900-09-02

A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule

1902-04-29

Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines

1906-04-22

New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls

1910-08-28

Nicholas I, who first assumed power in 1860 and had his reign interrupted by Turkish rule, again proclaims himself king

1910-08-29

Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.

1912-02-09

US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion

1912-04-11

The British Parliament introduce a Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its own bicameral parliament and be required to send a representative to the British House of Commons; Protestants in Ulster resist

1913-01-16

British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland

1913-01-30

UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill

1913-07-12

150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent

1914-05-25

British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill

1914-07-20

Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster

1914-09-18

Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent

1920-03-31

British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law

1920-12-23

Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland

1930-12-12

Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book

1930-12-12

Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double

1933-02-25

Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)

1934-02-16

Commission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland.

1934-12-10

NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season

1939-03-03

In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India.

1943-04-07

NFL adopts free substitution rule

1946-11-29

Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities

1948-03-07

The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending the Italian rule.

1950-01-23

NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)

1950-08-01

American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule

1950-12-12

Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule

1951-01-15

Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest

1951-12-08

AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games

1952-07-30

Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid

1953-11-03

1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly

1953-11-04

New balk rule gives the batter option; of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk

1954-01-13

Military rule in Egypt; 318 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested

1954-04-22

NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule

1957-03-25

NBA modifies the free-throw rule

1957-04-11

Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.

1961-04-18

CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.

1961-11-09

PGA eliminates caucasians only rule

1961-12-15

Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time

1962-07-03

Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)

1962-07-05

Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule

1962-08-06

Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule

1966-10-23

Sandra Spuzich/Jack Rule wins Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf

1970-07-24

International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule

1970-08-10

British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out

1971-04-06

During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists

1971-08-14

Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule

1972-03-24

Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland

1972-03-27

Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster

1972-03-30

Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1973-01-11

American League adopts designated hitter rule

1973-06-14

US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies

1973-06-20

Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)

1973-06-28

Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule

1973-12-24

District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.

1974-02-11

Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule

1974-05-29

Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster

1975-03-07

US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate

1975-07-05

Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule

1976-11-01

Britain gives Gilbert Island (Kiribati) self rule

1977-08-09

The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.

1978-11-06

Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule

1979-05-01

Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)

1983-10-30

The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.

1983-12-21

NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule

1984-03-21

NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

1984-07-05

Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials

1986-03-11

NFL adopts instant replay rule

1986-04-02

NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)

1989-03-22

US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate

1989-10-23

Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended

1989-12-22

After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu

1991-01-28

Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule

1992-07-17

Slovak parliament asks for self rule

1993-07-16

President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville

1996-01-01

Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)

1999-05-29

Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.

2000-07-02

Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

2001-02-28

The US Environmental Protection Agency announces that it intends to proceed with implementation of tighter restrictions on sulfur content in diesel fuel; the rule is opposed by many in the refining industry

2002-01-19

"Tuck Rule Game", with less than two minutes to play in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the New England Patriots trailed the Oakland Raiders, 13-10, in a game played mostly under a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble was instead ruled an incomplete pass because of the "tuck rule". The Patriots would win 16-13 in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl

2002-02-17

'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

2002-05-20

The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).

2004-06-28

Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.

2007-09-18

Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.

2007-11-03

Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

2011-02-15

Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule

2012-04-12

Civilian rule in Mali is returned after Dioncounda Traore is sworn in as interim president

2016-11-03

Court to rule on whether London needs parliament to trigger EU exit

2018-03-05

China's Xi poised to make historic grab at indefinite rule

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Rule - Notable Birthdays

Ja RuleFeb 29, 1976

Rule - Birthdays
Date Event
1574-03-05

William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)

1700-09-11

James Thomson, songwriter (Rule Britannia)

1710-03-12

Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia)

1778-02-25

Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule

1778-08-20

Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)

1779-01-18

Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)

1783-07-24

Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), (d. 1830)

1801-08-28

Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)

1824-10-06

Henry Chadwick, baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book

1838-07-19

Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (Rule of Allen)

1846-06-27

Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member

1881-03-27

Beverly C. Rule, The Ape

1887-08-16

George W. Lawrence, Rule G

1914-05-09

Hank Snow, The Slaughter Rule

1927-08-04

Charles Rule, 1776

1928-09-27

Margaret Rule, consultant (Mary Rose Trust)

1928-9-27

Margaret Rule, The Year They Raised the Rose

1931-03-28

Jane Rule, Desert Hearts

1931-08-15

Janice Rule, Norwood Ohio, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife)

1931-08-15

Janice Rule, 3 Women

1931-10-22

Ann Rule, Small Sacrifices

1935-03-23

Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)

1939-01-12

Joe Goodman, The Exception to the Rule

1941-07-07

Bill Oddie, Special: Goodies Rule OK?

1943-02-18

Graeme Garden, Special: Goodies Rule OK?

1952-03-01

Bob Federer, Rock & Rule

1953-02-20

Fred Applegate, Georgia Rule

1953-05-26

Bob Mullen, WCW Superstar Series: Hollywood Hogan - Why I Rule the World

1955-08-07

Diane Downs, Diane Downs and Ann Rule

1961-04-06

Sean Rule, Finding Eve

1961-06-07

Wylie Gustafson, The Slaughter Rule

1961-08-31

David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)

1961-12-24

Marcia Swayze, Rule No. 3

1964-01-27

Rupert Boneham, Rule in Chaos

1970-04-05

Oliver Ussing, Rule No. 1

1970-12-27

Anders Valentinus Dam, Rule No. 1

1972-12-05

Susanne Juhász, Rule No. 1

1973-06-20

Eric Corley, The Slaughter Rule

1974-9-10

Jesse Griffith, Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement

1976-02-29

Ja Rule, American rapper and actor

1976-02-29

Ja Rule, The Fast and the Furious

1976-04-27

Gary Rule, Lord of the Flies

1976-08-27

Timothy Huling, Georgia Rule

1978-02-15

Clay Delauney, The 20 Second Rule

1978-02-19

Mark Heiden, Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned at a Combat Hospital

1978-05-14

Josh Gillick, Sedona's Rule

1978-06-26

Eric Shapiro, Rule of 3

1979-06-09

Quinne Brown, Sedona's Rule

1979-08-03

Rhoda Jordan, Rule of 3

1979-08-11

Philip De Lorenzo, One Idiot to Rule Them All

1979-11-20

Nicklaus Mather, One Idiot to Rule Them All

1980-07-22

Rebecca Rule, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

1980-07-28

Cathy Heaven, Rule 21: The Magic Pussy Rule

1980-11-04

George Huff, American Idol: Girls Rule

1982-03-08

Melkon Andonian, The Slaughter Rule

1982-04-19

Steve Shane, Georgia Rule

1982-07-21

Patrick Rule, Broken Kingdom

1982-11-18

Adrian Lee Borden, Georgia Rule

1984-06-30

Fantasia Barrino, American Idol: Girls Rule

1984-10-16

John Henry Marshall, The Slaughter Rule

1985-05-26

Matt Spangler, Rule Number One

1986-11-03

Jasmine Trias, American Idol: Girls Rule

1988-02-22

Gina Scoles, The 6 Month Rule

1989-08-03

Melissa Foley, Max and Drake: Rule the World

1989-08-22

Roxy Mendez, Brit School Brats Episode 2: Rule Brit Tanya

1993-06-26

Joslyn Kramer, Mercy Rule

1993-07-07

Kayman Coons, Rule of Thirds

Rule - Notable Weddings

Martin LutherJun 13, 1525

Rule - Weddings
Date Event
1525-06-13

Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

Rule - Deaths
Date Event
1694-12-28

Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7]

1761-05-14

Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50

1778-03-05

Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67

1842-10-24

Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64

1877-03-31

Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75

1891-10-06

Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45

1921-08-29

Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83

1999-12-20

Hank Snow, The Slaughter Rule

2002-02-11

Charles Rule, 1776

2003-10-17

Janice Rule, 3 Women

2007-11-27

Jane Rule, Desert Hearts

2014-04-28

Joe Goodman, The Exception to the Rule

2015-04-09

Margaret Rule, The Year They Raised the Rose

2015-07-26

Ann Rule, Small Sacrifices


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