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Ferdinand MagellanSep 20, 1519

Walt DisneyJan 29, 1920

Babe RuthAug 28, 1921

Lou GehrigSep 2, 1927

BradmanDec 14, 1928

Joe DiMaggioMay 15, 1941

Ray KrocApr 15, 1955

Mao ZedongMay 23, 1958

Ja RuleFeb 17, 2002

Jennifer LopezFeb 2, 2003

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Starts - Historical Events
Date Event
3114

Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).

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AD
1377-02-03

Cardinal Robert of Geneva (anti-pope Clemens VII) starts term

1397-04-17

Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.

1483-10-13

Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible

1519-09-20

Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of the world

1651-06-28

Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians starts.

1652-07-04

Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris

1665-03-06

Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing

1739-10-23

War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.

1812-10-14

Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.

1830-05-03

1st regular steam train passenger service starts

1832-11-26

1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)

1840-01-10

Penny Post mail system starts

1844-03-21

Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)

1845-06-04

Mexican-US war starts

1847-01-01

Neth's Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing

1848-07-23

Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts

1849-02-18

1st regular steamboat service to California starts (or 02/28)

1850-05-11

Work starts on 1st brick building in San Francisco

1851-05-06

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce starts

1851-09-18

New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)

1853-09-24

Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London

1854-11-02

Cobblestone paving of Washington St between Dupont & Kearny starts

1861-10-16

Confederacy starts selling postage stamps

1866-07-04

Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying half of Portland, Mainee, US

1876-02-03

Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football

1878-04-10

California St Cable Car RR Co starts service

1878-09-01

1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)

1880-07-19

SF Public Library starts lending books

1884-04-22

Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 yrs 9 mos)

1884-11-22

T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper

1886-03-06

1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA

1887-02-01

Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)

1887-11-11

Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.

1895-03-26

King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day

1895-11-28

America's 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

1896-01-06

1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden

1896-04-25

Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)

1896-10-08

Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks

1901-06-24

Jewish National Fund starts

1906-09-30

Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.

1906-11-12

C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps

1907-08-01

Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division

1908-01-24

Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts

1912-12-28

SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI)

1913-12-08

Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF

1914-11-20

US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

1915-04-24

Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)

1918-09-18

Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts

1920-01-29

Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week

1920-08-31

Belgium starts paying old age pensions

1921-08-28

Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

1922-01-01

Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road

1922-06-28

The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.

1927-09-02

Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers

1928-04-14

Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA

1928-12-14

2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man

1933-02-20

Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech

1933-12-17

NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game

1935-10-06

Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches

1937-03-23

LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars

1937-12-29

Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service

1938-01-21

Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance

1939-07-11

7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees

1939-09-01

WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig

1940-06-05

Gen Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme

1940-07-27

Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts

1940-08-12

Netherlands starts rationing textiles

1941-05-15

Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

1941-06-22

Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation

1942-01-07

WW II siege of Bataan starts

1942-04-18

"Stars & Stripes" paper for US armed forces starts

1943-02-10

Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau

1943-02-27

The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin

1944-07-01

Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank

1946-04-18

League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)

1947-07-27

Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak

1948-09-14

Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater

1952-10-16

Pakistan's 1st Test starts, v India at Delhi

1954-06-10

PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting

1955-04-11

Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted

1955-04-15

Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants (Illinois)

1957-10-24

The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.

1958-01-01

European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation

1958-05-23

Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China

1958-08-18

TV game show scandal investigation starts

1959-07-28

Great-Britain starts using postal codes

1961-02-06

"Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC

1961-10-27

American Basketball League starts play

1962-02-12

Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia

1962-05-25

US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week

1962-12-23

Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion

1964-11-16

Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission

1964-12-12

Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

1965-07-01

Kinderstraf trial starts

1965-08-11

6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles

1967-07-01

BBC starts their World Radio Club

1967-09-30

BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)

1967-12-24

Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand

1968-03-11

Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting

1969-10-04

UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters

1970-09-21

New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.

1970-09-26

The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).

1971-01-30

UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak

1971-11-05

NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak

1972-05-10

An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store

1972-06-16

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

1973-07-20

Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0

1973-11-05

BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service

1975-12-12

Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)

1976-01-26

Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals

1976-12-13

Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur

1977-06-22

Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison

1980-10-08

British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro

1981-04-22

Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts

1981-06-12

3rd baseball strike starts

1984-08-15

The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military

1985-04-09

White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game

1985-10-26

On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series

1993-07-14

Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow & NY

2001-09-13

Relative calm returns to world oil markets as US retail gasoline prices return to normal levels; energy trading by Houston energy companies resumes and limited commercial aviation starts

2001-10-07

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

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.

2003-02-02

Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'

2004-06-28

The 17th NATO Summit starts in Istanbul.

2004-09-21

Construction of the Burj Dubai starts.

2005-08-17

The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.

2007-06-24

The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.

2010-08-14

2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.

2017-02-19

Iraq Starts Offensive to Retake Western Mosul From ISIS

2017-03-07

Yelp Starts Tracking Gender-Neutral Bathrooms for Transgender Users

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Starts - Birthdays
Date Event
1907-01-30

Henry Murray, Adventure Starts Tomorrow

1920-08-04

Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)

1928-10-15

Keith Fordyce, The New Year Starts Here

1931-08-19

Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)

1938-9-11

David Barclay, And Now the Screaming Starts!

1939-10-01

Geoffrey Whitehead, And Now the Screaming Starts!

1943-01-01

Alison Gordon, Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home

1947-06-13

Françoise Bette, It All Starts Today

1953-02-02

Louis Sclavis, It All Starts Today

1966-10-16

Jeff Coatney, Fits & Starts

1968-05-13

Arne Johnson, The Future Starts Here

1981-02-14

Brian Zarin, It Always Starts with Lotion

1983-07-10

Gemma Sanderson, The Girl That Starts a Romance

1987-05-18

Adam J. Reeb, It Starts with One

Starts - Deaths
Date Event
1984-01-29

Henry Murray, Adventure Starts Tomorrow

1993-03-30

David Barclay, And Now the Screaming Starts!

2006-03-03

Françoise Bette, It All Starts Today

2011-03-22

Keith Fordyce, The New Year Starts Here

2015-02-12

Alison Gordon, Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home


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