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Benjamin FranklinJul 26, 1775

John AdamsApr 19, 1782

George WashingtonApr 30, 1789

Benjamin BannekerAug 19, 1791

Alexander HamiltonJul 11, 1804

Jane AustenJan 28, 1813

William Henry HarrisonDec 2, 1840

John TylerApr 4, 1841

James K. PolkDec 2, 1845

Samuel ColtJan 4, 1847

Abraham LincolnJan 1, 1861

Charles DickensDec 2, 1867

Mary Todd LincolnJul 14, 1870

George Armstrong CusterAug 4, 1873

Crazy HorseJan 8, 1877

Sitting BullMay 5, 1877

Thomas EdisonMar 10, 1902

George VMay 6, 1910

Carlo GambinoDec 23, 1921

Neville ChamberlainMay 28, 1937

Joseph P. KennedyJan 17, 1938

George MarshallSep 1, 1939

Franklin RooseveltJul 11, 1944

Elizabeth IIMar 4, 1945

LucianoFeb 10, 1946

George OrwellAug 17, 1946

Harry TrumanMar 21, 1947

Charlie ChaplinSep 19, 1952

Allen GinsbergMar 25, 1955

Ezra PoundApr 18, 1958

Che GuevaraDec 11, 1964

Lyndon B. JohnsonSep 15, 1966

Robin GibbNov 5, 1967

Sam GiancanaJul 21, 1971

Margaret ThatcherMay 4, 1979

Donna CaponiSep 14, 1980

William PennNov 28, 1984

Kathy WhitworthMay 12, 1985

Nelson MandelaJun 22, 1990

Bill ClintonSep 24, 1996

Hillary RodhamNov 7, 2000

Mariah CareyOct 21, 2001

George W. BushNov 13, 2001

Fidel CastroMay 12, 2002

Saddam HusseinNov 8, 2002

Michael SchumacherJun 19, 2005

Gordon BrownJun 27, 2007

George ClooneyJan 18, 2008

Benedict XVIApr 16, 2008

Barack ObamaAug 27, 2008

Osama bin LadenMay 2, 2011

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United - Historical Events
Date Event
1586-02-04

Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor-general of the States General of the United Provinces (Netherlands)

1602-03-20

United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

1636-12-13

The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

1641-01-14

United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed

1643-05-19

Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United Colonies of New England

1707-04-29

English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; form United Kingdom of Great Britain

1707-05-01

England, Wales & Scotland form United Kingdom of Great Britain

1748-08-15

United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized

1761-09-22

Coronation of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.

1766-03-08

Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces

1773-10-14

American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1775-07-26

United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin

1776-07-02

Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are & of right ought to be Free & Independent States"

1776-08-10

American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

1776-09-09

Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)

1777-09-03

Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1778-09-19

The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.

1782-03-27

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1782-04-19

John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1783-05-18

First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.

1783-09-03

Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America

1783-11-25

Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States

1784-11-26

Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.

1785-11-28

The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people

1786-11-07

The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

1787-06-20

Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.

1787-10-26

"Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of United States' Constitution

1789-04-30

George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of the United States of America

1789-10-02

George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

1789-11-06

Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.

1791-08-19

Benjamin Banneker writes a letter to the Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson using language from the 'United States Declaration of Independence' to criticize Jefferson's pro-slavery stance and to request justice for African Americans

1792-04-02

The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint and authorizing the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime

1794-03-27

The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

1796-11-03

John Adams elected president of the United States of America

1797-05-10

1st US Navy ship, the "United States," is launched

1798-05-24

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

1798-06-05

The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.

1798-08-22

French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.

1801-01-01

The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

1801-05-10

First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)

1804-07-11

Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

1804-07-12

Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.

1805-06-10

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

1806-03-29

Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

1812-10-25

US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

1813-01-28

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.

1813-10-23

The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).

1817-05-15

Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1819-08-06

Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.

1820-03-03

Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there.

1821-02-22

Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

1822-07-08

Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.

1823-07-01

United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico

1824-03-04

The "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.

1829-04-25

Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

1830-11-22

Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1835-01-08

The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.

1835-12-29

The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.

1838-01-26

Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States

1840-12-02

William Henry Harrison elected the 9th President of the United States of America

1841-04-04

Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison

1843-02-06

The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

1843-05-18

United Free Church of Scotland forms

1843-11-28

Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.

1844-04-12

Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States

1845-12-02

Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.

1846-01-05

The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

1847-01-04

Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

1847-07-29

Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.

1848-08-22

The United States annexes New Mexico

1854-06-10

The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.

1855-02-14

Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.

1856-01-29

Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries)

1856-11-17

On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

1857-03-03

Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

1859-02-05

Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities.

1859-09-17

Joshua Abraham Norton, born in England but a resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America. Eccentric possibly, but 30,000 turned up for his funeral.

1861-01-01

President-elect of the United States Abraham Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful (US Civil War)

1862-06-07

The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.

1862-07-17

United army officially divides corps

1863-08-15

The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).

1863-09-16

Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1865-04-27

Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.

1865-12-06

13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery

1866-06-07

1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec.

1867-08-28

United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific

1867-09-28

The United States takes control of Midway Island.

1867-12-02

In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.

1867-12-28

United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.

1869-07-30

The Charles, considered the world's first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil

1870-02-03

US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour

1870-06-26

The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.

1870-07-14

The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year

1873-01-17

A group of Modoc warriors defeat the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.

1873-08-04

Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).

1874-03-18

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

1874-11-25

The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1876-01-31

The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.

1876-11-25

Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1877-01-08

Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

1877-05-05

Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

1878-07-07

Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam

1884-01-18

Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.

1884-05-01

Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.

1885-07-01

The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.

1885-11-23

Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united

1886-06-01

The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.

1887-02-08

The Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.

1889-02-09

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency.

1889-11-02

North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States

1890-01-25

United Mine Workers of America forms

1890-06-06

United States Polo Association forms, NYC

1891-09-20

The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

1893-02-24

The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.

1894-12-22

United States Golf Association forms (NYC)

1897-01-23

Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

1897-06-16

A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.

1897-09-10

Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.

1898-04-21

Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.

1898-04-25

Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.

1898-06-17

The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.

1900-01-16

The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.

1900-02-05

The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal

1901-03-02

The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.

1902-01-08

The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin

1902-03-10

A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

1902-04-02

"Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.

1902-05-12

Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine

1902-05-20

The United States withdraw its troops from Cuba as its first president, Tomas Estrada Palma, is installed

1902-06-01

Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms

1902-10-21

In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.

1904-01-04

In 'Gonzales v Williams', the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States; not until 1917 will citizenship rights be granted

1904-02-22

The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.

1904-03-14

In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign

1904-05-04

Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.

1905-04-17

The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

1907-06-21

E W Scripps founded United Press

1907-08-28

United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.

1907-11-16

Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state

1908-05-26

At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.

1908-07-26

United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

1909-04-09

The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States

1909-05-31

1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)

1910-05-06

George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

1911-04-27

Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate.

1911-05-11

The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1911-06-22

King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

1911-08-08

The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.

1911-08-08

Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.

1911-08-14

United States Senate leaders begin to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.

1911-10-01

United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day

1912-08-24

District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States

1913-07-10

Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.

1913-10-14

Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.

1914-01-01

Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria

1915-05-26

H. H. Asquith forms a coalition government in the United Kingdom

1915-06-21

The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.

1916-02-22

The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'

1918-04-01

United Kingdom: the Royal Air Force is created from the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps.

1918-11-07

United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed

1919-02-14

United Parcel Service forms

1920-12-18

1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US

1921-03-04

Warren G. Haring is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States

1921-12-16

The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan's Day

1921-12-23

Gangster Carlo Gambino enters the United States as an illegal immigrant on the SS Vincenzo Florio

1922-05-10

The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean

1922-10-23

Conservative Andrew Bonar Law forms government in United Kingdom

1923-04-28

Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

1925-06-10

Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.

1928-05-07

The United Kingdom lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21

1928-09-27

The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.

1930-05-15

Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)

1930-07-19

Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

1930-12-11

Bank of the United States closes in New York City

1932-01-01

The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.

1932-01-03

Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.

1932-02-29

TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William "Alfalfa" Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States.

1932-06-06

The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold.

1932-06-17

Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.

1932-08-29

United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops

1933-01-03

Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.

1933-11-17

United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade

1934-06-12

Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines

1935-06-11

Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.

1936-08-14

Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.

1936-12-30

United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant

1937-05-28

Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1938-01-17

Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

1938-03-13

World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

1939-09-01

Gen George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff

1940-10-07

World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

1941-02-04

United Service Organization (USO) founded

1941-03-04

The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.

1942-01-01

US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis

1942-01-02

The United States Navy opens a blimp base at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

1942-05-22

The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.

1942-06-13

The United States opens its Office of War Information.

1942-08-24

Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy

1942-10-07

US & British government announce establishment of United Nations

1943-05-17

The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.

1943-06-03

United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration forms

1943-08-12

Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.

1944-01-30

World War II: United States troops land on Majuro.

1944-02-03

World War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.

1944-04-24

United Negro College Fund incorporates

1944-04-25

United Negro College Fund incorporates

1944-07-11

Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

1944-09-23

Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom

1944-11-25

World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.

1945-03-04

In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.

1945-05-09

World War II: Hermann Göring is captured by the United States Army.

1945-10-24

Charter of United Nations comes into effect

1945-11-05

Colombia joins the United Nations.

1946-01-17

United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting

1946-01-25

United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor

1946-02-10

Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States

1946-03-28

Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

1946-05-11

United Malays National Organisation is created.

1946-05-30

United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die

1946-08-17

George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom

1946-09-20

Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'

1947-02-01

NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established

1947-03-21

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

1947-07-10

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.

1947-12-12

United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL

1949-10-04

United Nations' permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated

1950-06-27

South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea

1950-09-21

George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

1950-12-28

The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.

1951-10-24

United Nations publishes its first postage stamps

1951-12-24

United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN

1952-02-08

Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom

1952-05-02

Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers

1952-07-07

SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40

1952-07-14

SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)

1952-09-19

The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1953-07-20

The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.

1953-08-19

The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)

1953-11-17

The United States join the UN in condemning Israel's raid on Jordon on October 4, 1953

1954-06-17

CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles & United Fruit Co)

1954-10-24

Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam

1954-10-27

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

1955-03-25

United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.

1955-04-19

The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.

1955-11-01

Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado

1956-02-22

1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United

1956-06-30

United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128

1956-10-24

Margaret Towner becomes first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA)

1957-02-16

The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm was abolished in the United Kingdom.

1957-06-24

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.

1957-10-06

Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open

1958-02-01

Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic

1958-02-02

Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic

1958-02-05

Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic

1958-02-21

Egypt-Syria as United Arab Republic elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)

1958-02-22

Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)

1958-03-02

Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic

1958-04-18

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

1958-05-24

UP & International News Service merge into United Press International

1958-06-09

HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

1959-07-15

The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

1959-07-29

First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.

1959-11-02

The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway

1960-02-08

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

1960-04-01

Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000

1960-10-30

Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

1960-12-16

TWA 266 & United 826 collide over Staten Island, kills 134

1961-04-18

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

1961-09-28

Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic

1962-01-01

United States Navy SEALs established.

1962-01-23

Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb

1962-02-07

The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.

1962-09-30

Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.

1962-10-09

Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom

1963-03-27

Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.

1963-05-14

Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations

1963-07-01

ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.

1963-07-18

The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum

1964-01-23

24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections

1964-04-26

Tanganyika & Zanzibar form The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar

1964-09-21

Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1964-10-29

The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania

1964-12-11

Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

1965-02-18

The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1965-05-19

West Ham United wins 5th Europe Cup II

1965-06-07

The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

1965-09-11

The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.

1965-09-21

Singapore admitted as part of the United Nations.

1966-09-15

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

1966-11-02

The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.

1966-11-11

Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)

1967-01-06

United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.

1967-04-01

The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.

1967-04-24

Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

1967-07-15

LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs

1967-11-05

The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1967-12-13

United Soccer Association & Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL

1968-04-23

United Methodist Church forms

1968-04-24

Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.

1968-05-29

Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London

1968-07-01

Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.

1968-08-28

Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"

1969-03-19

The 385 metre tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build- up.

1969-04-03

Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.

1969-07-14

The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.

1969-09-02

The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.

1969-10-14

The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971.

1970-05-28

The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

1970-10-21

Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways

1971-02-26

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

1971-04-01

United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership

1971-04-05

In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

1971-06-22

a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.

1971-07-21

Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico

1971-08-25

Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations

1971-10-20

Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland

1971-10-24

President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland

1971-12-02

United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

1971-12-02

Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates

1971-12-11

The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.

1971-12-18

People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic

1971-12-25

Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson

1972-02-10

Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates

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"

1972-10-30

The Northern Ireland Office issues a discussion document 'The Future of Northern Ireland'; the paper states Britain's commitment to the union as long as the majority of people wish to remain part of the United Kingdom

1972-12-08

United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45

1973-02-07

The United Loyalist Council hold a one-day strike to "re-establish some sort of Protestant or loyalist control over the affairs of the province"; loyalist paramilitaries forcibly tried to stop many people going to work and to close any businesses that had opened, North Ireland

1973-04-03

The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.

1973-07-12

A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

1973-10-19

Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States

1974-01-06

In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.

1974-02-05

John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.

1974-04-03

The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured

1974-06-01

Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia

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.

1975-02-23

In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.

1976-06-23

The U.S. vetoes Angola's application for membership of the United Nations Security

1976-06-29

The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.

1976-10-30

Rev Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ

1977-06-06

Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way

1977-06-10

International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.

1977-06-28

The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties

1977-06-29

South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP)

1977-08-03

United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.

1978-02-08

Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.

1979-05-04

Margaret Thatcher 1st woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1979-08-15

Andrew Young resigns as US ambassador to the United Nations

1979-10-14

Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1980-05-12

West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header.

1980-09-13

1st United Negro College Fund

1980-09-14

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1980-10-09

1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn

1980-11-20

United Nations Gulf War mediator Olof Palme makes first unsuccessful peace shuttle between Tehran and Baghdad

1981-09-13

Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1981-09-15

Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.

1981-11-30

Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).

1981-12-10

The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia.

1982-01-17

"Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.

1982-03-10

The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.

1982-04-23

Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America

1982-05-09

Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1982-09-01

The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

1982-11-01

Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

1982-12-23

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.

1983-02-23

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.

1983-04-21

1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom

1983-05-15

Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1983-08-20

The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca

1984-03-07

The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.

1984-05-13

Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1984-08-22

The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament

1984-11-02

Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.

1984-11-28

Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

1984-12-29

5th United Negro College Fund

1985-05-12

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1985-05-31

1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

1985-05-31

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.

1986-02-27

The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.

1986-04-15

The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.

1986-05-11

Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1986-10-12

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China

1986-10-27

The United Kingdom government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

1987-01-31

United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp

1987-05-10

Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

1988-01-29

United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s

1988-05-14

Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

1988-05-24

Section 28 is passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom (prohibiting promotion of homosexuality). Repealed 2001/2004

1989-01-29

Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop

1989-03-01

The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1989-05-09

VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"

1989-07-19

United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112

1989-12-30

10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000

1990-03-01

Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

1990-03-27

The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.

1990-04-11

Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.

1990-06-22

Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

1990-09-18

Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.

1990-12-30

11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000

1990-12-31

United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace

1991-02-28

United Nations troops move into Kuwait City and Saddam Hussein orders troops out of Kuwait; Iraqi soldiers ignite Kuwaiti oil fields during their retreat

1991-03-03

25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs

1991-03-03

United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25

1991-05-15

Manchester United wins 31th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam

1991-08-20

The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves

1991-12-29

12th United Negro College Fund

1992-03-02

Moldova joins the United Nations.

1992-08-12

Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

1992-12-27

13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000

1993-04-30

Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.

1993-11-20

Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

1994-01-07

United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5

1994-01-09

14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000

1994-03-06

United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy

1994-03-07

The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.

1994-03-28

BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom

1994-04-13

United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India

1994-06-23

South Africa is readmitted to the United Nations Organisations (UNO)

1994-07-05

The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.

1994-11-04

United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83

1995-01-08

15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

1995-06-07

The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines

1995-12-30

The lowest ever United Kingdom temperature of -27.2°C was recorded at Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands. This equalled the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982.

1996-01-07

16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000

1996-07-25

Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States

1996-08-06

Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people

1996-09-24

U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

1996-12-10

Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.

1996-12-13

Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

1996-12-26

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.

1997-01-12

17th United Negro College Fund raises

1997-08-04

185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.

1997-09-11

After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

1997-12-11

Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a United Nations climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement on a protocol to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases; the protocol commita nations to roll back greenhouse gase emissions below 1990 levels

1998-01-04

A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

1998-01-10

18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)

1998-02-03

Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.

1998-02-14

Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.

1998-03-04

Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

1998-04-22

Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

1998-05-13

India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

1998-05-18

United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.

1998-05-22

Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.

1998-05-26

The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

1998-05-28

Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

1998-06-25

In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

1998-07-24

Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.

1998-08-19

South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairperson, Archbishop D. Tutu, releases documents revealing an alleged plot by Western countries to assassinate United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1998-08-24

First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.

1998-10-29

ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.

1998-10-31

Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.

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.

1998-11-09

Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

1998-11-12

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

1998-11-19

Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

1998-11-26

Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

1998-12-16

Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox - the United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.

1998-12-19

Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

1999-01-02

A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.

1999-02-12

President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

1999-03-08

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

1999-04-07

The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.

1999-05-25

The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

1999-06-12

Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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.

1999-09-14

Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.

1999-10-13

The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

1999-11-30

In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.

1999-12-02

The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

1999-12-17

The United Nations General Assembly passes resolution 54/134 designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

2000-01-14

A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

2000-04-22

The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.

2000-05-02

President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

2000-06-21

Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.

2000-10-01

United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75

2000-10-01

United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia

2000-11-07

Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

2000-12-12

The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

2000-12-13

American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

2001-02-20

The United States Supreme Court declines to consider an appeal by five major oil companies against Unocal's patent on production of cleaner "reformulated" gasoline sold in California

2001-04-11

The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.

2001-05-03

The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.

2001-05-04

The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.

2001-05-29

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated.

2001-06-05

U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.

2001-06-27

The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.

2001-09-11

Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

2001-09-12

Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.

2001-09-17

Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11

2001-10-21

"United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.

2001-10-26

The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.

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.

2001-11-20

In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.

2001-12-27

The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

2002-01-22

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

2002-01-23

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.

2002-01-29

In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

2002-02-08

XIX Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

2002-02-12

US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.

2002-02-12

The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.

2002-02-24

XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

2002-02-24

Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal

2002-03-03

Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.

2002-04-17

Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.

2002-04-29

The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.

2002-05-12

Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

2002-05-24

Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.

2002-06-10

The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.

2002-06-11

Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

2002-06-13

The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

2002-07-07

A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.

2002-07-21

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

2002-07-24

James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.

2002-09-10

Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.

2002-09-27

Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.

2002-10-30

British Digital terrestrial television (DTT) Service Freeview begins transmitting in parts of the United Kingdom.

2002-11-07

Iran bans advertising of United States products.

2002-11-08

Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".

2002-11-14

The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

2002-11-16

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people

2002-11-18

Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

2003-01-24

The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

2003-03-01

Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.

2003-03-19

Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion

2003-03-28

In a "friendly fire" incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.

2003-06-27

The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

2003-07-07

The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed.

2003-07-22

Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.

2003-08-14

Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.

2003-08-19

A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.

2003-09-12

The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2003-09-18

The United Kingdom's Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, receives Royal Assent.

2004-02-26

The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.

2004-04-24

The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

2004-05-26

The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

2004-07-21

The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country's armed forces.

2005-02-15

YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.

2005-03-04

United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.

2005-03-23

The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.

2005-05-05

The United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party is re-elected for a third consecutive term.

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.

2005-06-06

The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

2005-06-19

Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

2005-09-24

Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2005-10-02

NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico

2005-12-05

The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.

2006-01-12

The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.

2006-02-12

A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington DC up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.

2006-02-16

The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

2006-03-16

The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.

2006-03-21

Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage.

2006-03-27

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.

2006-04-01

The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.

2006-04-10

Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.

2006-06-28

The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.

2006-07-05

Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day

2006-08-10

Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes.

2006-09-22

The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.

2006-10-17

The United States population reaches 300 million.

2006-11-11

The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.

2007-01-04

The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

2007-01-18

The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.

2007-03-01

Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.

2007-04-18

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.

2007-06-01

Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places.

2007-06-25

2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.

2007-06-27

Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

2007-08-29

A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.

2007-10-01

Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.

2007-10-17

The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal.

2007-12-11

Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.

2007-12-17

Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States

2007-12-19

The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.

2007-12-20

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

2008-01-18

The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace

2008-02-05

A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.

2008-04-16

Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

2008-04-21

The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.

2008-06-10

The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.

2008-08-27

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

2008-09-13

Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

2008-11-04

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States

2008-12-09

The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency

2009-01-20

Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president

2009-01-20

Joe Biden assumes the office of the Vice President of the United States

2009-02-05

The United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

2009-04-03

Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

2009-04-05

North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks

2009-04-30

The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq.

2009-06-01

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

2009-06-12

TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.

2009-10-23

The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.

2010-06-24

John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history.

2010-08-19

Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.

2010-12-22

The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.

2011-03-30

The global credit information group Experian highlight in a report that the economic recovery for Wales is slower than the rest of the UK, stating a forecasted growth of 1.6% per year over the next decade as compared to 2.2% for the rest of the United Kingdom

2011-04-01

After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

2011-04-25

At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.

2011-04-27

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

2011-05-02

Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

2011-09-20

The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

2011-10-29

Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.

2011-10-31

The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

2012-02-15

United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%

2012-03-09

Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland

2012-04-10

United Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues

2012-04-25

The United Kingdom dips back into recession after the economy shrank 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012

2012-04-30

Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history

2012-05-09

United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage

2012-06-30

Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

2012-08-03

United Nations General Assembly reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria

2012-08-05

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

2012-08-28

Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate

2012-09-17

United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan

2012-10-12

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali

2013-01-26

The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz

2013-01-28

John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State

2013-02-04

22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

2013-03-11

Falkland Islands' sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom

2013-04-17

5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack

2013-04-22

Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League

2013-04-25

The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years

2013-05-08

Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season

2013-05-09

Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)

2013-10-01

A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending

2013-10-16

The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate

2013-11-17

Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix

2013-12-12

The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program

2014-02-02

Super Bowl XLVIII becomes the the most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers

2014-04-22

David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United

2014-09-14

The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

2014-09-18

Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom

2014-10-16

New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council

2014-10-19

A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States

2014-11-09

United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)

2014-11-09

Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption

2016-08-09

Pogba joins United from Juventus for world record fee

2016-08-14

United States wins 1000th Olympic gold medal

2016-09-17

Spotlight on Syria as world leaders gather at United Nations

2017-03-04

United States Ramps Up Airstrikes Against Al Qaeda in Yemen

2017-03-23

United States Beats Puerto Rico for First World Baseball Classic Title

2017-04-11

Man filmed being dragged off United flight causes outrage in China

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United - Notable Birthdays

Roger ShermanApr 19, 1721

Thomas JeffersonApr 13, 1743

Alexander HamiltonJan 11, 1755

John Quincy AdamsJul 11, 1767

William Henry HarrisonFeb 9, 1773

George BancroftOct 3, 1800

Henry Ossian FlipperMar 21, 1856

Edith RooseveltAug 6, 1861

Richard NixonJan 9, 1913

Elizabeth IIApr 21, 1926

Cesar ChavezMar 31, 1927

George W. BushJul 6, 1946

Bill ClintonAug 19, 1946

Barack ObamaAug 4, 1961

Todd BeamerNov 24, 1968

Marcus LuttrellNov 7, 1975

United - Birthdays
Date Event
1721-04-19

Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1732-03-01

William Cushing, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States. (d. 1810)

1737-05-02

William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)

1738-04-14

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09) Dies 1809.

1739-09-17

John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)

1743-04-13

Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, (D-R) 3rd President of the United States (1801-09) (d. 1826)

1755-01-11

Alexander Hamilton, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, (d. 1804)

1762-08-12

King George IV of the United Kingdom (1820-30)

1765-08-21

William IV of the United Kingdom (1830-37)

1767-07-11

John Quincy Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829)

1768-11-08

Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, (d. 1840)

1770-05-22

Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)

1773-02-09

William Henry Harrison, Charles City Virginia, 9th President of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841)

1777-11-02

Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)

1779-03-15

Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)

1783-08-07

Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (d. 1810)

1792-08-13

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen consort of William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)

1794-03-31

Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)

1800-10-03

George Bancroft, Worcester Massachusetts, American historian (History of the United States)

1801-05-16

William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ¢/acre (d. 1872)

1817-03-04

Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)

1828-10-10

Samuel J. Randall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)

1830-07-08

Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)

1843-04-25

Alice of the United Kingdom, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1878)

1845-11-03

Edward Douglass White, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)

1846-05-25

Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)

1850-05-01

Prince Arthur, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1852-05-11

Charles W. Fairbanks, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1852-09-12

Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16), (d. 1928)

1855-10-24

James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)

1856-03-21

Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877

1859-9-15

Edwin B. Tilton, Hearts United

1860-11-01

Boies Penrose, United States Senator from Pennsylvania (d. 1921)

1861-08-06

Edith Roosevelt, Norwich Connecticut, First Lady of the United States and wife of Teddy Roosevelt

1864-10-10

T. Frank Appleby, United States Congressman from New Jersey (d. 1924)

1867-05-26

Mary of Teck, wife of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)

1868-07-06

Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1935)

1869-09-23

Mary Mallon, Cookstown County Tyrone, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, as a carrier of the disease she infected at least 51 people in the New York City area

1880-02-12

John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)

1882-01-30

Franklin D. Roosevelt, United We Stand

1882-09-19

Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (d. 1965)

1883-01-08

Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)

1886-05-09

Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)

1888-02-25

John Foster Dulles, The Future: Asia and the United States

1888-03-29

James E Casey, founder (United Parcel Service)

1888-11-16

Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)

1889-02-25

Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)

1890-12-22

Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain

1895-12-14

King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) Reigned 1936-52.

1897-11-19

Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)

1900-07-07

Earle E. Partridge, United States Air Force general (d. 1990)

1904-12-01

W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president

1905-02-10

Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States

1905-04-03

Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)

1908-9-17

Robert D. Speers, Servant of the People: The Story of the Constitution of the United States

1909-05-26

Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)

1911-06-30

Czeslaw Milosz, United States of Poetry

1911-09-23

Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

1912-04-29

John MacVane, United or Not

1913-01-09

Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)

1913-03-21

Max Youngstein, NYC, producer (United Artists)

1915-10-09

Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture

1916-03-16

Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)

1916-09-28

Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)

1918-01-27

William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)

1918-04-23

Gordon Hirabayshi, Seattle, Washington, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), (d. 2012)

1920-01-19

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General

1923-03-13

William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)

1923-07-10

John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi(see Iwo Jima) (d. 1994)

1924-05-11

Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)

1925-05-05

Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)

1925-08-07

Julian Orbon, The Damned United

1926-04-21

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, London UK, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- )

1927-03-31

Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers)

1928-06-28

Dr Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003

1928-09-14

Sir Angus Ogilvy, London, United Kingdom, husband of English princess Alexandra

1929-08-02

Lord Waddington [David Charles], Burnley, United Kingdom, British politician (Governor of Bermuda)

1929-12-28

Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president

1929-9-03

James 'Whitey' Bulger, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

1930-02-19

Gerald Sinstadt, Champions 2: Manchester United Official Review of the 93/94 Season

1931-07-16

Nanette Ryder, Leeds United

1932-02-10

Donald Hilton, Moderator (General Assembly of United Reformed Church)

1932-03-29

William Charette, Ludington, Michigan, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)

1932-04-15

David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)

1932-12-21

Joe Jamrog, United 93

1934-05-26

Richard Gwyn, Better as a United Kingdom?

1935-02-01

Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)

1935-03-28

Michael Parkinson, The Damned United

1935-04-07

Anthony Cornish, United!

1936-02-01

Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)

1936-02-28

Ole-Jørgen Nilsen, United We Stand

1936-04-01

Kôji Wakamatsu, United Red Army

1936-08-05

Martin Anderson, The United States in the 1980s: Domestic Affairs

1937-05-17

Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy

1937-10-11

Bobby Charlton, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1938-05-09

Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States

1938-08-29

Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury

1939-01-09

Susannah York, London, United Kingdom, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman)

1939-02-19

Pat Crerand, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1939-04-21

John McCabe, Leeds United

1939-07-21

John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence

1940-05-10

Wayne A. Downing, retired United States Army general

1940-08-16

John Craven, The Damned United

1940-10-20

Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States

1941-03-02

David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General

1942-02-01

Muna Wassef, Wassef is a well known Syrian/Arab movie star and a United Nations Goodwill ambassador.

1943-9-23

Tony Gubba, The Damned United

1944-01-07

Arne Scheie, United

1944-06-20

David Roper, The Damned United

1944-12-01

Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

1945-05-16

Sue Woodford, Kids United

1945-05-17

George Miller, Casino Jack and the United States of Money

1945-06-14

Rod Argent, St Albans United Kingdom, rock musician (The Zombies, Argent)

1945-08-26

Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)

1946-02-09

Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia

1946-05-22

George Best, footballer/soccer player (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

1946-06-15

Noddy Holder, Walsall United Kingdom, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade- Cum On Feel The Noize)

1946-07-06

George W. Bush Jr, New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX)

1946-08-14

Tom Walkinshaw, United Kingdom

1946-08-19

Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], Hope Arkansas, 42nd United States President (Democrat, 1993-01)

1947-04-08

Tom DeLay, Casino Jack and the United States of Money

1947-06-21

Dana Rohrabacher, Casino Jack and the United States of Money

1947-08-01

Randall Bosley, The United States of Leland

1947-10-01

Marc Wanamaker, Star Power: The Creation of United Artists

1947-12-26

James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

1948-04-24

Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)

1949-02-19

Eddie Hardin, London, United Kingdom, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group)

1949-06-04

Lou Macari, Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2002

1949-11-22

Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States

1951-02-14

Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)

1951-04-25

Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)

1952-11-23

Gjert Haga, United

1953-12-13

Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve

1954-03-11

Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior

1954-07-05

Bob Ney, Casino Jack and the United States of Money

1954-08-02

Sammy McIlroy, Manchester United: The Official History 1878-2002

1954-11-14

Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State

1955-01-27

John G. Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States

1955-04-28

Tobin Sprout, The United States of Leland

1955-12-12

Lenore Rittenhouse, Honolulu HI, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank)

1956-03-09

Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General

1956-06-26

Azhar Cachalia, Scottish/S Afr leader (United Democratic Front)

1957-05-21

George Englund Jr., Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami

1957-06-30

Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)

1957-10-31

Robert Pollard, The United States of Leland

1957-9-25

Bill Walsh, United 93

1958-02-11

Becky London, United 93

1958-02-16

John Paul Morse, Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)

1958-05-30

Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)

1958-07-24

Jim Leighton, United in the 90's

1959-10-12

Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States

1959-12-05

Lee Chapman, United in the 90's

1960-02-10

Marceline Hugot, United 93

1960-10-13

Peter Keisler, acting United States attorney general

1960-12-20

Carolyn Seaward, Devonshire England, Miss United Kingdom (1979)

1960-12-31

Steve Bruce, United in the 90's

1961-08-04

Barack Obama, Honolulu Hawaii,44th United States President (Democrat) and first African—American president

1962-01-24

Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)

1962-12-09

Gillian Waugh, The Damned United

1963-03-20

Maggie Estep, United States of Poetry

1963-10-17

Vijay Mehra, cricketer (United Arab Emirates batsman 1996 World Cup)

1963-11-01

Mark Hughes, United in the 90's

1965-12-16

Melanie Sloan, Casino Jack and the United States of Money

1965-9-27

Liam Thomas, The Damned United

1966-04-02

Teddy Sheringham, Manchester United: Premiership Champions 2000-2001

1967-01-12

Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United)

1967-10-20

Elizabeth Carling, The Damned United

1967-11-24

Jon Hein, John Reznikoff & United Record Pressing

1968-11-24

Todd Beamer, Flint Michigan, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93

1969-01-19

Bertrand Audoin, Live for Love United

1969-9-01

Henning Berg, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1970-01-31

Minnie Driver, London, United Kingdom, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches)

1970-05-17

Maki Sakai, United Red Army

1970-09-03

Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)

1970-11-28

Arshad Laiq, cricket all-rounder (United Arab Emirates World Cup 1996)

1971-03-21

Martin Curry, The Damned United

1971-06-28

Fabien Barthez, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1971-07-20

DJ Screw, Soldiers United for Cash

1971-08-10

Roy Keane, Manchester United: Premiership Champions 2000-2001

1971-11-15

John J. Plante, The United States of Leland

1972-07-17

Jaap Stam, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1973-02-18

Claude Makélélé, Live for Love United

1973-02-26

Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Manchester United: Official Review 1997/98 Season

1974-08-09

Bala Ahmed Garba, United

1975-03-05

Opus Moreschi, Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States

1975-03-09

Juan Sebastian Veron, Live for Love United

1975-05-02

David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)

1975-05-06

Christopher Chilton, The Damned United

1975-07-12

Cheyenne Jackson, United 93

1975-11-07

Marcus Luttrell, Houston Texas, United States Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor")

1976-05-07

Gô Jibiki, United Red Army

1977-05-21

Quinton Fortune, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1977-05-27

Farid Eslam, Istanbul United

1977-06-19

Berte Rommetveit, United

1977-07-03

Michael Clegg, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1977-08-09

Mikaël Silvestre, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1978-01-03

Craig Woythaler, United 93

1978-10-17

Akie Namiki, United Red Army

1979-05-19

Diego Forlan, Manchester United: Play Like Champions

1979-06-12

Jamie Harding, United 93

1979-06-19

Kléberson, Manchester United: Play Like Champions

1979-07-03

Jaime Davis, The United States of Leland

1979-9-23

Stefano Pecchia, United 93

1980-01-18

Masato Kamo, United 93

1980-02-13

Miquel Fernández, Family United

1980-07-15

Terumasa Ishihara, United We Stand

1981-04-05

Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

1981-04-30

John O'Shea, Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land

1983-04-24

Chloe Sirene, United 93

1984-06-29

Taron Lexton, United

1989-06-20

Brady Frome, United

1992-10-16

Conchinha Sacchetti, The Woman Who Believed She Was President of the United States

1994-01-10

Sandra Martín, Family United

1994-11-17

Arancha Martí, Family United

1995-9-23

Patrick Criado, Family United

1998-03-13

Oliver Stokes, The Damned United

United - Notable Weddings

Roger ShermanNov 17, 1749

John DickinsonJul 19, 1770

Rose FitzgeraldOct 7, 1914

bidenJun 17, 1977

Peter BoyleOct 21, 1977

George W. BushNov 5, 1977

Cal Ripken JrNov 13, 1987

Zina GarrisonSep 23, 1989

Judy GarlandSep 4, 1996

United - Weddings
Date Event
1749-11-17

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

1761-09-08

Marriage of George III of the United Kingdom to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte).

1763-05-12

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (42) weds second wife Rebecca Prescott (20)

1770-07-19

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony

1914-10-07

44th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's mother, Rose Fitzgerald (24)

1957-12-28

"Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona

1975-06-07

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California

1977-06-17

Senator Joseph biden of Delaware (34) weds Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

1977-10-21

Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan

1977-11-05

43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

1987-11-13

MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

1989-09-23

Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

1994-07-14

Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) in London, United Kingdon

1995-10-14

"Sleep with Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles

1996-02-14

Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

1996-09-04

Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom

1997-10-11

"Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church

1998-08-29

"Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa

2001-11-10

"Four Weddings and A Funeral" actress Andie MacDowell (43) weds businessman Rhett Hartzog (42) at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina

2003-06-08

"The Sopranos" actor Dominic Chianese (72) weds United Nations conference planner Jane Pittson (56) in Manhattan

2006-05-13

Actress Sara Bakker weds Sloan Alexander at the United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut

2011-12-30

Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom

United - Notable Deaths

Roger ShermanJul 23, 1793

John JayMay 17, 1829

John MarshallJul 6, 1835

William Henry HarrisonApr 4, 1841

Franklin PierceOct 8, 1869

Mary Todd LincolnJul 16, 1882

William Ewart GladstoneMay 19, 1898

Benjamin HarrisonMar 13, 1901

Henry Ossian FlipperMay 3, 1940

Edith RooseveltSep 30, 1948

John F. KennedyNov 22, 1963

Cesar ChavezApr 22, 1993

Todd BeamerSep 11, 2001

Queen MotherMar 30, 2002

Zayed bin Sultan Al NahyanNov 2, 2004

Gerald R FordDec 26, 2006

Betty FordJul 8, 2011

United - Deaths
Date Event
1764-10-02

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1793-07-23

Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Decl of Independence), dies of typhoid fever at 72

1804-09-29

Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)

1805-05-07

William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1737)

1809-10-30

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)

1812-05-11

Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762)

1815-08-06

James A. Bayard (elder), United States Senator from Delaware (b. 1767)

1820-01-29

King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738). Reigned 1760-1820.

1828-12-04

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)

1829-05-17

John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)

1834-01-12

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)

1834-07-14

Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (b. 1763)

1835-07-06

John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, dies of 79

1837-06-20

William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)

1841-04-04

William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office at 68 of pneumonia

1845-07-17

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1764)

1849-07-12

Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (b. 1768)

1849-12-02

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)

1852-07-09

Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior, dies at 58

1859-01-28

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)

1865-06-21

Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)

1869-10-08

Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, dies at 64

1872-10-10

William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)

1875-05-17

John C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)

1875-11-22

Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)

1877-05-29

John Lothrop Motley, (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63

1878-05-28

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)

1882-07-16

Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)

1898-05-19

William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)

1901-03-13

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

1907-05-26

Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)

1910-07-04

Melville Weston Fuller, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1833)

1912-10-30

James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)

1915-04-25

Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)

1918-06-04

Charles W. Fairbanks, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1920-05-16

Levi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (b. 1824)

1926-01-16

Edwin B. Tilton, Hearts United

1928-02-15

Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16) dies at 75

1930-03-08

Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)

1938-11-11

Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

1940-05-03

Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, dies at 84

1941-12-07

Mervyn S. Bennion, United States Navy Captain, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1887)

1941-12-07

Herbert C. Jones, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1918)

1941-12-07

Thomas J. Reeves, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1895)

1941-12-07

Franklin Van Valkenburgh, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1888)

1942-01-16

Prince Arthur, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States

1944-10-26

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)

1945-04-12

Franklin D. Roosevelt, United We Stand

1948-04-14

Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home

1948-09-30

Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87

1951-04-05

Natalie Warfield, United at Gettysburg

1951-04-23

Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)

1952-11-09

Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)

1956-07-20

Robert D. Speers, Servant of the People: The Story of the Constitution of the United States

1958-02-06

7 Manchester United soccer players die in an air crash near Munich

1958-06-26

Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)

1959-05-24

John Foster Dulles, The Future: Asia and the United States

1963-11-22

John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

1964-08-13

Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool

1965-05-22

Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)

1968-12-30

Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (b. 1896)

1970-01-05

Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered

1974-07-14

Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83

1979-11-01

Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)

1984-01-28

John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71

1984-01-28

John MacVane, United or Not

1985-03-29

Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)

1987-08-10

I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87

1988-09-21

Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914

1989-03-11

John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)

1989-05-26

Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)

1991-05-20

Julian Orbon, The Damned United

1993-04-22

Cesar Chavez, US farm worker (United Farm Workers), dies at 66

1994-01-20

Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84

1994-09-21

Arthur Krim, US director (United Artists, Orion Pictures), dies

1994-11-11

John A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1908)

1995-06-07

Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)

1997-02-17

Zein Isa, Palestinian militant imprisoned in the United States for the honor killing of his daughter

1998-03-25

Steve Schiff, United States Congressman (b. 1947)

1998-10-10

Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)

2000-02-04

Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)

2000-11-16

DJ Screw, Soldiers United for Cash

2001-09-11

Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)

2001-09-11

Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)

2002-02-09

Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)

2002-03-30

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101

2002-10-24

Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)

2003-02-10

Clark MacGregor, United States Congressman from Minnesota (b. 1922)

2003-12-07

Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States (b. 1936)

2004-08-14

Czeslaw Milosz, United States of Poetry

2004-11-02

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

2005-03-26

James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)

2005-05-20

William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (b. 1918)

2005-07-05

Anthony Cornish, United!

2005-07-17

Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)

2005-09-03

William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)

2005-11-25

George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

2005-12-07

Lucy d'Abreu, was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from April 2004 until her death (b. 1892)

2006-01-04

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)

2006-01-31

Nanette Ryder, Leeds United

2006-02-01

Gjert Haga, United

2006-03-28

Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)

2006-09-29

Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

2006-12-26

Gerald R Ford, 38th President of the United States, dies at 93

2007-01-03

William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)

2007-02-03

George Becker, American president of United Steelworkers (1993-2001) (b. 1928)

2007-06-04

Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)

2007-07-11

Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)

2007-10-19

Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)

2008-02-11

Tom Lantos, member of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1928)

2008-04-11

Merlin German, United States Marine

2008-06-15

Ole-Jørgen Nilsen, United We Stand

2008-12-02

Kathleen Baskin-Ball, American United Methodist Pastor

2009-05-02

Jack Kemp, former United States Congressman and 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate (b. 1935)

2009-06-17

Darrell Powers, American World War II veteran of the United States 101st Airborne Division. (b. 1923)

2009-07-06

Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)

2009-08-25

Edward [Ted] M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts (b. 1932)

2009-12-23

Robert L. Howard, highly decorated officer of the United States Army (b. 1939)

2010-08-12

Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)

2010-12-12

Tom Walkinshaw, United Kingdom

2011-01-08

John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)

2011-07-08

Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

2012-01-20

John F Baker Jnr, United States Army Master Sergeant and Medal of Honour recipient dies at 66

2012-10-17

Kôji Wakamatsu, United Red Army

2013-03-11

Tony Gubba, The Damned United

2014-02-12

Maggie Estep, United States of Poetry

2015-01-03

Martin Anderson, The United States in the 1980s: Domestic Affairs

2015-02-13

John McCabe, Leeds United

2017-06-06

Cheick Tiote, former Newcastle United and Ivory Coast midfielder, dies aged 30


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