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Signs - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusApr 17, 1492

Leo XMar 16, 1517

Henry VIIIMay 17, 1544

James VIJan 28, 1581

Queen Elizabeth IAug 10, 1585

Mary StuartFeb 1, 1587

Charles IIApr 6, 1663

Louis XIVMar 6, 1664

William PennJun 23, 1683

John Quincy AdamsMay 19, 1828

Jefferson DavisMar 13, 1865

Nicholas IINov 3, 1905

StalinJan 12, 1913

Woodrow WilsonDec 23, 1913

Charlie ChaplinFeb 26, 1916

Warren G. HardingJul 2, 1921

Babe RuthMar 6, 1922

Calvin CoolidgeMay 26, 1924

Red GrangeNov 21, 1925

Walter JohnsonOct 14, 1926

Benito MussoliniAug 2, 1928

KelloggSep 6, 1928

HitlerJul 20, 1933

Shirley TempleDec 21, 1933

FDRApr 28, 1934

Edward VIIIDec 10, 1936

Harry TrumanAug 8, 1945

Jackie RobinsonOct 23, 1945

Ted WilliamsFeb 6, 1958

Vince LombardiFeb 2, 1959

Lee Harvey OswaldOct 10, 1959

Barbra StreisandOct 1, 1962

Willie MaysFeb 20, 1963

George HarrisonMay 10, 1963

JFKJun 10, 1963

Lyndon B. JohnsonJul 27, 1965

ReaganJun 15, 1967

Bobby OrrAug 26, 1971

Nate ArchibaldSep 21, 1973

Wilt ChamberlainSep 26, 1973

Gerald FordSep 2, 1974

Stevie WonderAug 5, 1975

Pete RoseDec 5, 1978

Walter CronkiteMar 6, 1981

Martin Luther KingNov 2, 1983

Roger ClemensFeb 16, 1989

Rickey HendersonNov 28, 1989

President BushJul 26, 1990

Darryl StrawberryNov 8, 1990

Janet JacksonMar 11, 1991

Michael JacksonMar 20, 1991

Barry BondsFeb 1, 1992

MadonnaApr 20, 1992

President ClintonNov 30, 1993

Michael JordanJul 12, 1996

Boris YeltsinMay 27, 1997

Mark MessierJul 28, 1997

Mark McGwireSep 16, 1997

Monica LewinskyJan 7, 1998

George W. BushNov 13, 2001

Greg MadduxFeb 18, 2004

Moises AlouNov 20, 2006

Emma WatsonMar 23, 2007

Kobe BryantApr 2, 2010

Vladimir PutinDec 28, 2012

Phil JacksonMar 18, 2014

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Signs - Historical Events
Date Event
911-09-02

Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines

1215-06-15

King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England

1296-01-09

Earl Floris V signs accord with French King

1338-07-16

German monarch signs Treaty of Rense

1354-12-07

Margaretha van Bavarian's son earl Willem V signs peace treaty

1370-05-24

Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV

1428-06-29

Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good

1436-07-05

German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten

1465-10-05

French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout

1492-04-17

Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

1493-05-23

King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis

1504-10-12

Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament

1511-10-05

Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League

1517-03-16

Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen

1521-05-28

Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

1522-06-24

Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas

1527-11-26

Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I

1528-02-24

Hungarian anti-king Janos Zapolyai & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty

1534-01-24

Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy

1538-06-10

Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg

1539-04-19

Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt

1540-10-02

Venice/Turkey signs peace

1544-05-17

Scot Earl Matthew Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII

1546-06-07

England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland

1549-09-13

Pope Paul III signs Council of Bologna

1552-01-15

France signs secret treaty with German Protestants

1562-06-01

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty

1570-08-16

King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II

1570-12-13

Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin

1575-11-08

French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty

1577-02-12

Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"

1579-01-07

England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with Netherland

1581-01-28

James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

1585-07-07

King Henri III & Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots lose all freedoms

1585-08-10

English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands

1587-02-01

Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

1596-05-26

England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

1599-09-07

Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty

1607-06-25

Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia

1618-12-11

Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino

1619-08-08

Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen

1620-02-04

Prince Bethlen Gabor of Hungary signs peace with Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II

1621-10-09

Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin

1629-05-03

French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain

1629-09-26

Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark

1644-03-31

Pope Urbanus VIII & duke of Parma signs Peace of Ferrara

1650-04-30

French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain

1663-04-06

King Charles II signs Carolina Charter

1664-03-06

King Louis XIV & Emperor of Brandenburg signs covenant

1664-08-10

Austria/Turkey signs Peace of Vásvár

1667-02-09

Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty

1668-01-23

England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French

1672-05-06

Brandenburg monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands

1678-07-26

England & Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France

1678-09-29

France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty

1679-02-05

German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France

1683-03-31

Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey

1683-06-23

William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"

1688-11-26

Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

1689-09-08

China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)

1697-10-30

Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War

1703-05-02

Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant

1713-04-12

Dutch State-Gen signs peace with France: Neth loses Orange Princedom

1716-06-05

England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty

1720-06-09

Sweden & Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm

1721-06-13

England signs Treaty of Madrid

1726-08-09

Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover

1727-04-06

Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover

1728-12-23

Prussian Emperor Karel VI signs Treaty of Berlin

1729-11-21

Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville

1731-07-22

Spain signs Treaty of Vienna

1748-12-26

France & Austria signs treaty about Southern Netherlands

1749-05-02

Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"

1751-09-13

Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance

1755-02-13

Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java

1760-10-10

Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)

1766-11-10

The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

1778-02-06

France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty

1778-09-04

City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels

1782-11-30

Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence

1785-09-10

Prussia signs trade agreement with US

1789-01-26

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

1797-04-18

France & Austria signs cease fire

1798-09-01

Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India

1801-10-01

Britain & France signs Preliminary of London

1805-06-10

First Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.

1805-12-26

France & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg

1808-01-19

Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law

1812-02-11

Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill - 1st "gerrymander"

1814-05-04

King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.

1815-11-20

Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris

1823-07-14

Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives

1828-05-19

U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828/Tariff of Abominations into law to protect industry in the North

1830-05-18

Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever

1845-03-01

President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

1848-03-04

Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia

1849-04-25

The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

1853-11-17

Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections

1856-03-30

Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War

1861-03-03

Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs [OS=Feb 19].

1862-07-02

Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges

1862-12-31

President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union

1863-02-26

Lincoln signs National Currency Act

1863-07-30

Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.

1865-03-13

Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers

1866-08-17

Bathe & Prussia signs peace treaty

1869-02-23

Louisiana governor signs public accommodations law

1874-03-18

Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.

1878-07-17

Nqwiliso, tribal chief of Western Pondoland and eldest son of Ndamase, signs a treaty with H.G. Elliott ceding sovereign rights and shipping in the Umzimvubu River mouth to the Cape government, Southern Africa

1880-09-10

Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo

1881-05-08

Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch

1881-08-03

Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous

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

1883-05-15

Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany

1888-05-13

Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery

1889-02-22

US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union

1889-05-02

Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale

1890-12-26

King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company

1892-08-17

Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance

1893-12-30

Russia signs military accord with France

1894-11-10

Fred Lugard signs accord with king Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki

1894-11-26

King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France

1897-03-20

France signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

1897-05-14

Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

1897-12-14

Emilio Aguinaldo signs the Pact of Biak-na-Bato, to end hostilities and dissolve his government, in exchange for amnesty and "$800,000 (Mexican)" as an indemnity

1898-06-14

France signs Niger Convention

1899-03-02

Pres McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier Natl Park (5th in US)

1901-07-20

Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony

1902-05-22

US President Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague

1902-12-11

The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products

1904-02-23

Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers

1904-09-04

Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet

1905-02-07

Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US

1905-11-03

Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.

1909-09-02

King Edward VII signs South Africa Act

1911-01-10

Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)

1911-06-06

Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)

1911-11-04

France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo

1913-01-12

After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ('man of steel) in a letter to the the paper, Social Democrat

1913-12-23

President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law

1914-06-27

US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia

1916-02-26

Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1916-05-02

US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act

1916-09-03

US President Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike

1916-09-08

US President Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax

1921-07-02

Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

1921-08-25

US signs peace treaty with Germany

1921-11-23

Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes

1922-03-06

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

1922-09-21

Pres Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

1923-02-02

US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries

1924-05-26

Pres Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration

1924-09-17

Italy signs treaty of Rapallo

1925-11-21

Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

1926-09-02

Italy signs treaty with Yemen

1926-10-14

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

1928-06-30

Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards

1928-08-02

Benito Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1928-09-06

USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact

1928-10-15

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

1929-02-27

Turkey signs Litvinov-pact

1929-04-05

Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

1929-08-24

Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty

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"

1930-07-01

Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq

1932-10-19

British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union

1932-10-24

British government signs trade treaty with USSR

1932-11-29

France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union

1933-07-20

Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler

1933-07-24

German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe

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)

1934-04-28

FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act

1934-05-01

Austria signs pact with Vatican

1934-06-26

FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions

1934-09-12

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR

1935-02-26

NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

1935-07-05

FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

1935-08-31

FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents

1936-02-29

FDR signs 2nd neutrality act

1936-12-10

Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1937-05-01

FDR signs act of neutrality

1937-10-25

Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees

1939-01-13

Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco

1939-04-17

Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1939-05-19

Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1939-10-11

Bucky Harris signs to manage Washington again

1940-06-24

France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II

1940-09-16

FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1940-11-23

Romania signs Driemogendheden pact

1941-02-09

Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)

1941-03-11

FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)

1941-03-27

Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

1941-06-18

Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany

1941-06-19

US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act

1941-12-01

Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

1942-07-30

FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)

1942-12-22

World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

1943-05-01

Rauter signs unofficial death sentence

1943-06-10

FDR signs withholding tax bill into law

1943-09-03

General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily

1944-06-22

US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

1944-07-01

Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Signs peace, idiots!"

1945-05-08

V-E Day; after Germany signs unconditional surrender it is announced WWII has ended in Europe

1945-07-06

US President Harry Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom

1945-08-08

President Harry Truman signs the UN Charter

1945-10-23

Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

1945-10-30

Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals

1946-03-21

Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933

1946-03-22

Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan

1947-03-21

Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States

1947-03-22

President Harry Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty

1947-07-05

Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL

1947-07-18

King George VI signs Indian Independence Act

1947-07-18

President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act

1947-09-29

Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox

1948-01-08

Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason

1948-04-03

US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)

1948-06-25

Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

1949-05-14

Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral

1949-10-06

US Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

1950-01-24

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

1950-07-04

Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)

1950-11-06

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

1951-01-29

Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million

1951-09-08

Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)

1952-09-11

West German Chancellor Adenauer signs a reparation pact for Jews

1953-05-22

US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

1953-10-12

US & Greece signs peace treaty (US bases)

1954-06-14

Pres Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge

1954-08-24

US President Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism

1955-04-04

British government signs military treaty with Iraq

1955-05-07

USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain

1955-09-23

Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad

1955-10-11

Persia signs Pact of Baghdad

1955-10-29

Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)

1956-03-14

Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)

1956-05-28

Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus

1956-12-18

Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer

1957-09-09

US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

1958-02-06

Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid

1958-07-29

US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958

1959-01-31

Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL

1959-02-02

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

1959-03-18

President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill

1959-08-17

USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

1959-10-10

Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki

1960-05-06

US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960

1960-06-23

Japan signs security treaty with the US

1960-09-30

West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

1960-11-21

Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down

1961-09-05

President Kennedy signs law against hijacking (death penalty)

1962-01-24

Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

1962-02-09

Jamaica signs agreement to become independent

1962-08-15

Netherlands & Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea

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

1962-12-19

Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission

1963-02-20

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

1963-05-10

Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison

1963-06-10

US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women

1963-10-07

JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

1963-12-13

Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles

1964-02-23

Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City

1964-07-02

US President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law

1964-08-20

US President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act, an anti-poverty measure totaling nearly $1 billion

1964-11-21

Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council

1965-07-27

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

1965-07-30

LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966

1965-08-06

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

1965-12-08

Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council

1966-02-11

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

1966-04-03

Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus

1966-05-04

Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR

1966-07-04

LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act

1966-10-15

LBJ signs a bill creating US Dept of Transportation

1966-11-08

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

1967-06-15

Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

1967-08-28

Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus

1967-11-07

LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting

1967-12-11

Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit

1968-03-20

LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money

1968-04-11

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

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

1970-04-01

Pres Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on 1/1/71

1970-06-22

President Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)

1970-07-12

Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway

1971-02-26

Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

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

1972-01-05

US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle

1972-03-04

Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty

1972-05-26

Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord

1972-06-09

Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia

1972-06-23

Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports

1972-12-21

Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany

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

1973-09-26

Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

1973-11-27

US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls

1973-12-28

US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law

1974-02-04

Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months

1974-09-02

US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

1974-11-24

Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

1974-12-15

A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)

1975-01-15

Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence

1975-02-28

EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries

1975-05-11

Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market

1975-08-01

38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord

1975-08-05

Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

1975-10-10

Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt

1975-12-09

US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC

1975-12-22

US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)

1976-06-08

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

1978-01-01

Pres Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909

1978-04-03

European market & China signs trade agreement

1978-10-17

Pres Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship

1978-10-27

President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill

1978-12-05

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

1979-08-05

Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario

1979-10-17

Pres Carter signs legislation creating Dept of Education

1980-09-17

Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria

1980-11-18

Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)

1981-03-06

Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

1982-03-05

Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners

1983-04-14

President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

1983-04-20

President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security

1983-11-02

President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

1983-12-28

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

1984-06-22

Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins

1984-12-19

UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1984-12-27

Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees

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

1986-01-10

Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US

1986-03-26

Geffen records signs Guns & Roses

1986-08-18

Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)

1986-08-29

Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya

1986-09-22

35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm

1986-10-21

Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US

1986-11-03

Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US

1986-11-06

President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

1987-01-17

US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran

1987-04-13

Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999)

1988-01-29

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

1988-11-03

President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

1988-12-20

NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years

1988-12-22

South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa

1989-01-05

Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990

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

1989-11-17

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

1990-01-15

Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent

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

1990-07-26

President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

1990-09-24

West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty

1990-11-08

Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

1990-11-15

US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1990-12-03

NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants

1991-02-08

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

1991-02-26

Signs of Iran crude now an option for US refiners, but no imports from Iran likely in near future

1991-03-11

Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records

1991-03-20

Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

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

1991-04-20

Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million

1991-06-28

South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

1991-07-10

Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa

1991-11-01

New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced

1991-12-02

Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets

1992-02-01

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

1992-04-20

Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

1993-09-24

1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

1993-11-30

President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

1993-12-15

British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

1994-02-09

Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat

1994-10-21

North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

1995-06-30

Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island

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

1996-07-21

Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers

1996-08-06

US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

1996-08-21

In Venezuela, a subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), Corpoven, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based ARCO

1996-08-26

President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

1996-11-19

Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox

1996-12-13

Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

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

1997-05-20

US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

1997-05-27

Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

1997-07-25

QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs

1997-07-28

NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

1997-09-16

ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA

1997-09-16

Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

1997-11-12

Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004

1997-12-29

Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China

1998-01-07

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton

1998-11-12

Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

1998-11-16

Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton

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

2001-08-03

US President George Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001

2001-11-13

War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

2002-01-08

President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

2002-05-26

The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.

2004-01-26

President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.

2004-02-18

Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

2006-03-06

South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.

2006-05-05

The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army

2006-11-20

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

2006-12-05

Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million

2007-03-23

After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

2010-04-02

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

2011-11-23

Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

2012-08-05

General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United

2012-12-28

Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children

2014-03-18

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

2016-03-20

American Firm, Starwood, Signs Deal to Manage Hotels in Cuba

2016-04-23

Virginia governor signs order restoring voting rights for felons

2017-01-28

Trump signs executive order to keep 'Islamic terrorists' out of US

2017-03-29

Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

2017-04-14

Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood

2017-10-11

Catalan leader signs document declaring independence from Spain

2018-04-05

Trump signs proclamation authorizing National Guard to southern border

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Signs - Birthdays
Date Event
1781-01-26

Achim von Arnim, Signs of Life

1877-9-08

Bide Dudley, Signs of Trouble

1916-08-31

Danny Litwhiler, Signs of the Time

1917-10-30

Bobby Bragan, Signs of the Time

1918-11-03

Bob Feller, Signs of the Time

1920-07-08

Robert Panara, Signs of the Time

1922-07-23

Saul Brandt, Death Signs

1923-04-22

Vivienne Maloy, Neon Signs

1923-06-05

Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)

1929-08-03

Peter Adam, Signs of Vigorous Life: The New German Cinema

1930-07-06

Francoise Mallet-Joris, [F Lilar], Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders)

1930-08-14

Earl Weaver, Signs of the Time

1932-06-30

Clifford David, Signs

1933-06-22

Peter Brogle, Signs of Life

1933-9-13

Eileen Fulton, The Signs of the Cross

1936-01-29

Väinö Kirstinä, Human Signs

1937-05-18

Brooks Robinson, Signs of the Time

1942-07-27

Lanny Flaherty, Signs

1944-12-16

Bill Nisselson, Signs

1945-10-10

Marion McCorry, Signs

1946-11-05

Jim Evans, Signs of the Time

1947-06-10

Ken Singleton, Signs of the Time

1950-03-30

Adi Ahmet Imamovic, The Wheel of Secret Signs

1950-05-28

Leigh C. Kim, Vital Signs

1952-02-03

Fred Lynn, Signs of the Time

1956-11-21

Cherry Jones, Signs

1956-11-27

Steve Garfinkel, Signs

1957-12-23

Amy Fisher, Obey the Signs... and Live!

1957-12-30

Patricia Kalember, Signs

1958-08-20

Ukee Washington, Signs

1960-04-04

Corinne Romanko, Vital Signs

1962-11-14

Laura San Giacoma, Danville NJ, actress (Pretty Woman, Vital Signs)

1964-10-24

Paul Vigay, Signs

1965-11-04

Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)

1968-03-16

Alina Dorian, Seven Signs of the Apocalypse

1968-12-05

John Lundberg, Signs

1971-02-16

Richard A. Clark, Signs

1973-12-26

Christian Werner, 12 Signs

1976-06-16

Alan Riordan, Choosing Signs

1976-08-27

Conor Guy, Signs

1977-01-28

Justin Heasman, Signs

1977-02-07

Bonnie Huie, The Mountain of Signs

1977-9-12

Andrew Cinquino, Signs

1978-10-02

Paul Cunha, Signs of Life

1981-05-21

Steven Hauber, Seven Signs of the Apocalypse

1983-12-25

Nic Stanich, 5 Signs You're Addicted to Instagram

1984-05-05

Timothy Morton, Dollars and Signs

1985-10-04

Nick Russell, Signs

1989-07-21

Rory Culkin, Signs

1991-02-07

Rachel Sibner, Field Trips, Permission Slips, Signs and Weasels: Part One

1992-05-16

Christian Lembo, Vital Signs

1992-10-25

Shane Habberstad, Signs

Signs - Weddings
Date Event
1716-04-08

Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

Signs - Divorces
Date Event
1816-04-16

Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron signs Deed of Separation dissolving his marriage with Lady Byron at her request after 1 year of marriage

Signs - Deaths
Date Event
1831-01-21

Achim von Arnim, Signs of Life

1944-01-05

Bide Dudley, Signs of Trouble

1998-02-16

Paul Cunha, Signs of Life

2001-06-14

Leigh C. Kim, Vital Signs

2001-06-19

Bill Nisselson, Signs

2006-03-27

Peter Brogle, Signs of Life

2009-01-22

Bill Werber, Signs of the Time

2009-02-20

Paul Vigay, Signs

2009-08-18

Steve Garfinkel, Signs

2010-01-21

Bobby Bragan, Signs of the Time

2010-11-24

Vivienne Maloy, Neon Signs

2010-12-15

Bob Feller, Signs of the Time

2011-09-23

Danny Litwhiler, Signs of the Time

2013-01-19

Earl Weaver, Signs of the Time

2014-07-20

Robert Panara, Signs of the Time


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