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1054-7-17 Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king
1059-5-23 Henri I crowns his son King Philip I (called the Amorous) of France
1064-4-30 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland
1075-6-9 Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen
1076-1-24 Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
1076-2-14 Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)
1077-1-28 German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk to Canossa.
1077-1-30 Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV
1077-10-30 Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV gives the district of Stavoren to the bishop of Utrecht (Conrad, his former tutor)
1083-6-3 Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St Peter's Cathedral
1087-5-30 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad
1094-6-15 Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren
1152-3-4 Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor
1153-3-23 Treaty of Konstanz between Frederick I "Barbarossa" & Pope Eugene III
1155-6-18 Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor
1156-9-17 Emperor Frederick Barbarossa issues the 'Privilegium Minus' decree, which elevated Austria to a duchy.
1158-11-11 Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
1165-11-25 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht
1170-12-29 Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
1173-2-21 Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury
1176-5-22 Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo
1176-5-29 Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire
1177-11-25 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1178-7-30 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
1187-7-3 Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army.
1187-7-4 Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillon
1187-9-20 Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
1187-10-2 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1189-5-11 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade
1189-9-3 Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed.
1190-6-10 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (now called the Göksu in modern Turkey) while leading an army to Jerusalem.
1191-6-8 Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
1191-7-12 English King Richard I / the Lionheart & Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine
1191-8-20 Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
1191-9-7 Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.
1192-9-2 Sultan Saladin and King Richard the Lionheart of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade
1192-9-21 English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria
1192-10-9 Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise
1192-12-20 Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna
1194-2-4 100,000 ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England
1194-5-2 King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
1199-3-25 Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.
1215-6-1 Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.
122-9-13 Building begins on Hadrian's Wall
1223-5-31 Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River - Mongol armies of Genghis Khan lead by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.
1240-7-15 A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
1242-4-5 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice
1297-9-11 Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English
1305-8-5 William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
1305-8-23 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1327-1-25 King Edward III accedes to the English throne
1327-2-1 Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
1336-8-12 English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders
1340-1-26 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France
1346-8-26 Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle
1346-10-17 Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.
1350-8-29 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
138-2-25 The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
1398-12-17 Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies which include elephants
1401-7-9 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000
1416-4-2 Alfonso V succeeds his father as king of Aragon
1424-12-6 Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews
1428-2-5 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
1435-8-5 Battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Aragon captured by Genuezen
1442-6-12 King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples
1442-7-12 King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples
1445-5-30 Coronation as Margaret of Anjou as Queen Consort of England at Westminster Abbey
1455-4-8 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
1461-3-29 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Duke Edward of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou and proclaims himself as King Edward IV
1462-6-17 vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
1476-11-26 vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
1480-10-8 Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.
1488-2-3 Bartolomeu Dias discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)
1488-12-15 Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round Cape of Good Hope
1496-3-5 English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
1497-5-2 John Cabot's expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic
1497-6-24 John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)
1497-7-8 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs for on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea
1497-8-6 Italian explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from North America (Newfoundland) - first European to do so since the Vikings
1497-8-10 John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
1497-11-18 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
1497-11-22 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
1497-12-16 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama is 1st European to sail along Africa's East Coast, names it Natal
1498-3-2 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island
1498-5-20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India - first European to reach India by sea
1498-8-26 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.
1500-1-5 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan
1500-4-8 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
1500-4-10 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan
1502-2-12 Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
1502-10-30 Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time.
1503-2-18 Henry Tudor (later Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales
1503-9-13 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
1503-11-11 Pope Julius II elected
1504-9-8 Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
1506-10-7 Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna
1508-8-8 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León founds Caparra the first European settlement in Puerto Rico
1509-4-27 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice
1509-6-24 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
1510-2-24 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
1511-10-5 Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss
1512-5-3 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome
1512-11-1 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited
1513-3-11 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1513-3-27 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida
1513-4-2 Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida
1513-8-16 Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France
1514-1-14 Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
1515-9-13 -14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X
1517-3-16 Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen
1519-7-26 Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America
1519-11-8 1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico
1520-6-30 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs
1520-7-7 Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force
1520-7-10 King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais
1520-10-15 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1521-5-28 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
1521-8-13 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire
1521-10-11 Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
1524-1-17 Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China.
1524-11-14 Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia
1525-2-10 Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs
1527-4-30 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in an attempt to win the War of the League of Cognac
1529-6-18 Blackfriars begin: Henry VIII & Catharina of Aragon
1530-3-7 King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
1531-2-11 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome
1532-6-23 Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V
1532-11-16 Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1533-6-1 Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England
1533-7-11 Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
1533-8-29 Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa
1533-11-15 Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco
1534-4-15 Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII
1534-10-30 English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope
1534-11-3 English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England
1535-1-15 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
1535-1-18 Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru
1536-4-14 English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries
1536-4-21 Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn's downfall while feigning illness
1536-5-2 Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of London
1536-5-15 Anne Boleyn & brother George, Lord Rochford, accused of adultery and incest
1536-5-17 Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed
1536-5-19 Ann of Boleyn, 2nd wife of King Henry VIII is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason
1537-7-12 Battle of Albancay: Diego de Almagro defeated by army led by Alonso de Alvarado on behalf of Francisco Pizarro
1538-12-17 Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England
1539-5-30 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida
1539-6-3 Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain
1540-2-23 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado's expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola
1540-6-10 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster
1540-6-29 English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic
1541-3-18 Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)
1541-5-6 King Henry VIII orders bible be placed in every church in England
1541-5-8 Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River
1541-10-31 Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
1544-5-17 Scot Earl Matthew Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII
1544-9-18 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
1544-9-30 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
1545-7-19 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die
1547-1-28 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
1547-3-31 Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France
1547-7-25 Henry II of France is crowned.
1555-10-25 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan
1556-1-16 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
1556-2-5 Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
1556-3-28 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
1556-11-5 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi
1556-11-23 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
1558-11-17 Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary
1559-1-15 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1559-6-30 King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.
1560-9-25 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht
1561-9-23 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
1563-3-11 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
1563-7-29 League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
1564-2-21 Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
1564-8-18 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1565-11-13 King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
1566-12-1 Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva
1567-7-24 Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots
1567-7-29 James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling.
1568-5-19 English queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish Queen Mary
1569-2-7 King Philip II forms inquistion in South America
1570-2-25 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England, absolves her subjects from allegiance
1570-3-4 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
1571-1-23 Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London
1575-1-22 English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly
1575-3-3 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1578-3-10 Queen Elizabeth I of England gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
1579-8-17 Francois of Anjou visits English Queen Elizabeth I
1580-3-15 Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange
1581-1-28 James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
1581-3-25 Portugese Cortes calls Philip II king of Portugal
1581-4-1 Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II
1581-4-15 Cortes van Thomar accepts Philip II as king of Portugal
1582-8-22 King James VI of Scotland captured
1585-7-17 English secret service discovers Anthony Babington's murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I
1585-8-10 English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands
1585-8-14 Queen Elizabeth I of England refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1590-7-19 King Philip II's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail
1594-6-11 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).
1595-5-2 King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Netherlands
1596-11-29 King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
1598-6-30 King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
1598-9-1 Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
1598-9-22 Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.
1603-3-24 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
1603-4-5 New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London
1605-1-13 The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
161-3-7 Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
1610-3-21 King James I addresses English House of Commons
1612-10-28 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1614-6-7 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
1616-4-30 King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen
1620-11-15 Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod
1620-12-11 Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"
1621-2-17 Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony
1621-9-21 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
1621-12-30 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
1622-2-8 King James I disbands the English parliament
1624-9-12 1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames before James I
1625-3-27 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
1626-6-15 King Charles I disbands English parliament
1627-6-2 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company
1628-3-1 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
1628-3-4 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
1628-6-7 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
1629-3-2 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament
1629-3-10 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later
1629-10-30 King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
1631-2-5 Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1634-10-20 British King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax
1635-10-9 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1640-8-28 Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
1640-8-29 English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
1641-2-16 English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act
1642-1-4 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
1642-1-10 King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford
1642-5-30 All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament
1642-10-23 Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces
1642-11-13 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
1643-9-20 First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton
1644-6-11 Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci
1644-10-27 Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies
1646-4-27 King Charles I flees Oxford
1646-5-5 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland
1646-7-30 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
1647-1-23 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
1647-1-30 Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400
1647-6-4 English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
1648-4-22 English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed
1648-11-30 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I
1649-1-6 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
1649-2-5 Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland
1651-1-1 Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
1651-1-1 Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
1651-10-17 Future King Charles II flees from England
1656-7-26 Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent
1658-3-17 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1660-4-4 English king Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)
1660-4-25 English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II
1660-5-8 English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England
1660-5-23 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
1660-5-24 English king Charles II visits Netherlands
1660-5-25 King Charles II of England lands in Dover
1660-5-29 On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end
1660-10-17 Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.
1661-4-23 English king Charles II crowned in London
1661-6-5 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1661-6-23 Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal
1661-7-3 Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II
1661-10-1 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend
1662-7-15 King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
1663-1-10 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company
1663-4-6 King Charles II signs Carolina Charter
1663-7-8 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
1664-3-24 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
1665-3-4 English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands
1668-3-27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1668-7-7 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
1670-5-2 King Charles II gives royal charter to the Hudson's Bay Company
1670-6-1 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
1671-4-22 King Charles II sits in on English parliament
1672-2-8 Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1672-3-15 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence
1673-3-29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions
1673-6-12 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
1673-11-9 English King Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury
1675-6-22 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
1675-8-10 King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1675-11-22 English king Charles II adjourns parliament
1677-2-15 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands
1679-1-24 King Charles II disbands English parliament
1679-7-12 Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined
1684-6-21 King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter
1684-12-10 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
1687-7-5 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.
1697-1-26 Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night
1703-7-31 Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
1705-4-16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge
1712-10-3 The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
1714-8-1 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England
1714-10-20 Georg Ludwig von Hannover crowned as Britain's King George I
1717-11-28 Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"
1717-12-5 Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name
1719-4-25 Daniel Defoe publishes "Robinson Crusoe"
1725-5-21 The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
1731-6-24 Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
1742-5-17 Battle of Chotusitz: Frederick II and Prussia defeat the Austrians
1745-6-4 Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
1753-5-1 Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1755-11-20 English minister William Pitt Sr resigns
1757-4-6 British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr
1758-1-1 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
1758-1-1 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
1764-10-15 Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1767-5-13 Mozart's opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus" premieres in Salzburg
1768-8-25 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his first voyage, on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean
1769-10-8 Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)
1770-3-5 Boston Massacre (or the Incident on King Street ), British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings
1770-4-19 British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia
1770-4-28 Capt James Cook aboad Endeavour lands at Botany Bay in Australia
1770-6-11 Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
1770-8-22 James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
1771-7-12 James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England
1772-7-13 Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent)
1773-1-17 Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)
1775-11-11 Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war
1776-2-17 1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published
1776-7-11 Captain James Cook begins his third voyage
1777-12-24 Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook
1778-1-18 Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1778-3-7 Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
1781-1-29 Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich
1781-4-8 Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379
1782-7-16 Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna
1783-5-2 Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant is promoted by brevet to Major of Engineers in recognition of his service to American liberty
1783-11-4 W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is premiered in Linz, Austria.
1784-4-29 Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
1785-1-14 Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
1785-1-15 Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres
1785-9-1 Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna
1786-5-1 Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)
1787-8-10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
1787-8-24 Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526
1788-1-2 Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
1790-1-26 Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna
1791-9-6 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague
1791-9-30 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna
1799-6-5 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition
1800-11-24 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser
1802-1-6 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador
1804-2-23 Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
1804-8-3 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America
1804-12-7 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute
1808-8-21 Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1812-1-19 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
1812-8-5 War of : Tecumseh's Native American force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat.
1812-8-16 British forces under the command of Major General Sir Isaac Brock capture Fort Detroit with the help of Indigenous warriors led by Tecumseh
1814-4-26 King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England
1815-7-9 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
1816-9-5 Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").
1819-1-28 Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
1819-2-6 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
1821-1-17 Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen
1821-8-19 Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII
1822-7-25 General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico
1823-1-3 Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
1823-9-21 Moroni first appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
1829-5-15 Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
1830-4-6 Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY
1832-3-24 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
1834-6-21 American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine
1835-5-6 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).
1836-3-2 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia
1839-1-2 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
1839-8-19 Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris
1840-1-29 First Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi Captain William Hobson arrives in the Bay of Islands, NZ
1843-6-1 Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist
1843-7-12 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy
1844-12-4 James Knox Polk elected 11th US President
1845-3-4 James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President
1845-12-2 Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
1849-2-14 In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Matthew Brady).
1850-11-19 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth
1851-5-29 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)
1852-2-21 George Bancroft becomes the American Geographical Society's first president
1854-5-21 Frederic Mistral, Joseph Roumanille, and five other Provencal poets found Félibrige, a literary and cultural association
1854-12-9 Alfred Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade" published
1855-3-27 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1857-6-27 James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud
1859-6-24 Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I.
1859-9-17 James Donnelly is sentenced to hang for murdering Patrick Farrell, but a petition for clemency reduces his sentence to 7 years in Kingston Penitentiary
1859-9-17 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.
1859-10-12 Self-proclaimed Emperor of the USA, Emperor Norton issues edit abolishing the US Congress
1861-2-18 King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes first King of Italy
1864-4-10 Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico
1865-10-11 President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
1867-5-20 British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills' proposals on women's suffrage
1869-3-16 Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate
1869-8-12 Self-proclaimed Emperor, Emperor Norton of the USA issues edit abolishing the Democratic and Republican parties
1870-1-20 Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis as US Senator for Mississippi
1870-2-25 Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)
1870-9-20 Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury
1870-9-20 Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II seizes Rome from the French
1871-10-27 Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption
1872-11-18 Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting
1873-7-1 Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy
1873-11-19 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment
1874-2-21 Benjamin Disraeli succeeds William Gladstone as British premier
1875-12-4 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail
1877-3-31 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Aust v Eng MCG
1877-5-5 Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
1877-6-15 Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy
1879-1-2 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
1880-2-4 The Black donnelly massacre. James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly are murdered in their home by members of the Vigilance Committee
1880-11-2 James A Garfield (R) elected 20th US President
1881-3-4 James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
1881-7-2 US President James Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker; Garfield died 79 days later
1881-7-20 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops
1881-11-14 Charles J. Guiteau put on trial for the assassination of US President Garfield
1882-8-29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)
1884-5-26 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
1886-4-8 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
1886-12-8 American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president
1888-6-15 Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany
1888-6-25 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison
1888-11-6 Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
1889-1-23 Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
1889-3-4 Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president
1890-8-30 President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products
1891-4-25 US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco
1891-8-16 President Benjamin Harrison attends the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, Vermont
1892-8-15 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms
1892-12-5 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
1893-1-6 The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
1893-1-11 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
1893-7-9 Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia
1893-7-28 A petition organised by Kate Sheppard, demanding women's suffrage, is delivered to the New Zealand parliament; signed by more 25,000 women, a 5th of the adult European female population led by Kate Sheppard
1894-10-28 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & Premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1894-11-17 Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons
1895-2-23 Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)
1895-7-15 12th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)
1896-7-21 13th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Pickering (6-2 6-3)
1897-5-17 The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its designer John Philip Holland
1897-7-1 14th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (5-7 7-5 6-2)
1898-3-17 John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island
1898-6-28 15th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)
1899-6-9 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1899-6-27 16th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)
1899-11-3 James J Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title
1900-4-6 James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1900-4-11 The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy
1900-5-11 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
1900-7-4 17th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (4-6 6-4 6-4)
1900-7-11 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
1900-8-3 Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.
1900-10-12 The first modern submarine is commissioned by the U.S.Navy as the USS Holland, named for its designer John Philip Holland
1901-3-6 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
1901-7-3 18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-2)
1901-11-15 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco
1902-6-5 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs
1902-7-2 19th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Muriel Robb beats Charlotte Cooper (7-5 6-1)
1902-7-25 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1902-10-10 American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death
1902-12-8 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on US Supreme Court
1903-8-14 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1904-1-23 Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
1904-3-3 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.
1904-6-29 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper (6-0 6-3)
1904-8-10 Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest
1904-8-25 James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1905-3-31 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany visits Tangier, Morocco and proclaims Germany's support of Moroccan independence and equal opportunity for all powers to trade there
1905-5-13 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champion
1905-5-31 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger
1906-2-23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1906-10-2 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1906-11-28 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for hw boxing title
1907-5-8 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1907-7-4 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1907-12-2 Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1907-12-13 German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam
1908-2-10 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1908-3-17 Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1908-4-18 Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1908-6-13 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1908-8-24 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1908-9-2 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1908-12-26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion
1909-11-12 Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour
1910-3-3 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist
1910-5-6 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
1910-7-4 Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1910-10-18 E. M. Forster publishes "Howards End"
1910-11-1 First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois
1910-12-10 Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
1911-6-22 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.
1911-10-24 Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole
1912-1-17 Captain Robert Scott's expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
1912-3-29 Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"
1912-7-8 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats Charlotte Cooper (6-3 6-1)
1912-11-12 Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica
1913-6-4 Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby
1914-1-14 Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
1914-3-9 US Sen albert fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
1914-7-14 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard)
1914-7-31 German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
1914-8-1 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI
1916-9-17 World War I: Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
1916-10-16 T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein
1916-11-5 Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland
1916-11-15 William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross
1917-1-1 T. E. Lawrence joins the forces of the Arabian sheik Feisal al Husayn, beginning his adventures that will lead him to Damascus by October, 1918
1917-1-1 T. E. Lawrence joins the forces of the Arabian sheik Feisal al Husayn, beginning his adventures that will lead him to Damascus by October, 1918
1917-3-25 Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down a Leutnant Theiller
1917-5-11 King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand
1917-6-2 Canadian ace Billy Bishop undertakes a solo mission behind enemy lines, shooting down three aircrafts as they were about to take off and several more on the ground, for which he is awarded the Victoria Cross
1917-7-6 T. E. Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks
1917-7-17 Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor
1918-1-12 Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4
1918-4-20 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.
1918-4-21 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.
1918-6-1 Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden
1918-10-1 World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus
1918-11-7 Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
1918-11-9 Emperor Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I
1918-11-10 German Emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherlands
1918-11-28 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates
1919-2-18 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals
1919-2-19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)
1919-5-22 Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites
1920-1-31 Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game
1920-3-10 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
1920-12-10 August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle
1921-6-6 Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
1921-8-10 FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello
1921-12-6 Mackenzie King, leader of the Labor Party and architect of a liberal coalition, becomes Prime Minister of Canada
1921-12-29 Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
1922-4-7 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to harry sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals
1922-8-19 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)
1923-2-17 Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)
1923-4-5 Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production
1923-8-18 37th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-2, 6-1)
1924-8-16 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)
1924-10-28 M.de Bruin, a quarry man and miner, discovers an infant fossil skull in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Popularly known as the Taung child, Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species called Australopithecus africanus (The Southern Africa Ape).
1925-3-19 Angelo G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop
1925-8-24 39th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Kathleen McKane Godfree (3-6, 6-0, 6-2)
1925-11-9 Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin
1925-11-11 Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1925-11-28 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB
1926-3-16 Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)
1926-4-3 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard
1926-8-23 40th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)
1926-9-25 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada
1926-11-10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA
1927-8-30 41st U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (6-1, 6-4)
1927-12-2 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')
1928-2-3 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')
1929-6-3 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)
1929-10-25 Former Interior Sec albert fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe
193-4-9 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
1930-6-1 35th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
1930-7-4 43rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (6-2 6-2)
1930-8-7 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party
1930-8-23 44th U.S. Women's National Championship: Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1, 6-4)
1930-9-6 Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.
1931-2-3 Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"
1931-5-31 36th Women's French Championships: Cilly Aussem beats Betty Nuthall (8-6, 6-1)
1931-6-9 1st rocket-powered aircraft design patented (Robert Goddard)
1931-7-28 Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname "Mad Dog"
1931-8-20 45th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (6-4, 6-1)
1931-9-11 Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano's hitmen.
1932-6-6 37th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (7-5, 6-1)
1932-7-1 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago
1932-7-2 FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
1932-8-2 Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron (positive electron), the first known antiparticle
1932-8-30 Hermann Goering elected Chairman of the Reichstag
1932-9-24 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
1932-11-1 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
1932-11-8 Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time
1932-12-25 During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes
1933-2-2 Hermann Goering bans Communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
1933-2-3 German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
1933-2-15 Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
1933-3-4 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
1933-3-5 FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
1933-3-6 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
1933-3-9 US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
1933-3-12 FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
1933-3-22 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1933-4-11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia
1933-4-19 FDR announces US will leave gold standard
1933-5-18 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
1933-5-21 Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
1933-6-2 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
1933-6-13 German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering
1933-8-10 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody (8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret.)
1933-9-4 Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista
1933-10-12 Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment
1933-11-4 Hermann Goering & Georgi Dimitrov duel
1933-12-4 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
1933-12-23 Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251
1934-1-31 FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
1934-4-18 Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament
1934-4-28 FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act
1934-6-26 FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions
1934-6-26 W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP
1934-7-7 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship
1934-7-10 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
1934-7-11 FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal
1935-2-26 German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering
1935-3-11 Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1935-3-28 Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket
1935-5-27 Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional
1935-6-16 US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
1935-6-28 FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky
1935-7-5 FDR signs National Labor Relations Act
1935-8-31 FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents
1935-9-17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines
1935-9-30 The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR
1935-10-23 Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time
1935-11-1 T. S. Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London
1935-11-14 FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
1935-12-10 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity
1936-2-29 US President Roosevelt signs 2nd Neutrality Actct
1936-3-23 Physician Joseph Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope
1936-4-1 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York
1936-6-7 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution
1936-7-18 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison
1936-8-24 FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists
1936-9-11 FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
1936-9-12 50th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)
1936-9-13 Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner
1936-10-28 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1936-11-3 President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)
1937-2-5 FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
1937-5-1 FDR signs act of neutrality
1937-7-22 Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
1937-9-28 FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)
1937-10-2 FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
1938-1-17 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
1938-7-3 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1938-8-18 FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
1938-9-24 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title
1938-10-30 A radio broadcast of H. G. Wells "The War of the Worlds", narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic
1938-11-12 Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
1938-12-6 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)
1939-1-4 Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration
1939-4-30 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair
1939-6-11 King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
1939-7-7 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)
1939-8-23 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: Eastern Europe divided between Hitler & Stalin
1939-9-5 FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe
1939-9-8 FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe
1939-9-10 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany
1939-9-17 53rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (6-0, 8-10, 6-4)
1939-9-28 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR
1939-10-17 "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, is released
1939-10-19 Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas
1939-11-15 FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1940-3-15 Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest
1940-4-1 Filipino President Quezon officially authorizes the printing and publication of the grammar and dictionary prepared by the Institute of the National Language.
1940-6-19 Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses & ships
1940-7-18 Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
1940-8-13 Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)
1940-8-17 FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission
1940-8-20 Louis Buchalter is indicted on murder charges in Los Angeles for the killing of Harry Greenberg, a mob associate of casino owner Meyer Lansky and mobster Bugsy Siegel
1940-9-9 54th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-3)
1940-9-16 FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)
1940-11-5 US President FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)
1940-11-6 Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President
1941-1-6 President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during US State of Union address
1941-3-3 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Hermann Goering in Berlin
1941-3-11 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
1941-3-22 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II
1941-5-9 Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders
1941-6-7 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead
1941-6-19 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act
1941-6-25 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
1941-7-24 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
1941-7-25 FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
1941-8-14 US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
1941-12-2 American mobster Louis Buchalter is sentenced to death along with his lieutenants Emanuel Weiss and Louis Capone
1942-1-15 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II
1942-2-8 Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort
1942-2-19 FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1942-3-19 FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty
1942-6-7 Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
1942-6-13 FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head
1942-7-30 FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
1942-8-6 Hermann Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"
1942-9-30 Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
1942-10-3 FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
1942-11-7 First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
1943-1-10 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
1943-1-14 FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
1943-2-9 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
1943-3-7 Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia
1943-4-8 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.
1943-4-13 FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
1943-5-11 Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders
1943-5-24 Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
1943-6-10 FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime
1943-6-22 W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters
1943-6-23 RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde
1943-7-11 Counter attack by Hermann Goering's Armoured division in Sicily
1943-7-20 US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island
1943-7-22 US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily
1943-7-28 US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1943-8-3 Gen Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice
1943-8-10 Gen Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"
1943-8-17 Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies
1943-11-22 FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
1943-11-28 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
1944-2-29 Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, is run down and injured by a Nazi truck in Krakow
1944-6-22 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)
1944-7-6 US General Patton lands in France
1944-7-19 Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt
1944-7-20 US President FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention
1944-9-22 President Jose P. Laurel declared the country under martial law in through Proclamation No. 29
1944-11-19 World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1944-12-26 Battle of Bastogne: US General Patton's 3rd Army repulses Germans
1945-1-3 Admiral Chester W. Nimitz begins planning assaults on Okinawa and Iwo Jima in Japan
1945-1-20 Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented (and never to be repeated) 4th term as US President
1945-1-23 World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
1945-3-4 In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.
1945-3-10 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army
1945-3-26 Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine
1945-3-29 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years
1945-4-12 US President Franklin Roosevelt dies in office and Vice-President Harry Truman is sworn in as 33rd US President
1945-4-15 FDR buried in grounds of Hyde Park home
1945-5-5 World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.
1945-5-9 World War II: Hermann Goering is captured by the United States Army.
1945-5-14 Physician Joseph Hamilton injects misdiagnosed cancer patient Albert Stevens (CAL-1) with 131 kBq (3.55 µCi) of plutonium without his knowledge or informed consent. Stevens lived another 20 years, surviving the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human
1945-8-31 The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
1945-10-8 US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada
1945-11-26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"
1946-1-3 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy
1946-2-10 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States
1946-7-1 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown
1946-8-1 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
1946-9-30 Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial
1946-11-9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze
1946-12-5 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
1946-12-12 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr
1946-12-31 Pres Harry Truman officially proclaims end of WW II
1947-1-4 Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element
1947-3-12 Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
1947-3-21 Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
1947-3-24 John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
1947-6-23 US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
1947-7-26 President Truman signs National Security Act (), establishing Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff
1947-10-5 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman
1948-1-7 US president Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan
1948-4-3 US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
1948-5-30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
1948-6-25 Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)
1948-11-2 Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
1948-11-4 American-born British poet T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
1948-11-15 Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada
1949-1-5 US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
1949-1-20 US President Harry Truman announces his four point program
1949-5-12 1st foreign woman ambassador received in USA (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India)
1949-5-14 US President Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1949-9-23 US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation
1949-10-6 US Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
1949-10-26 US President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1950-1-21 T. S. Eliot's play "The Cocktail Party" premieres in NYC
1950-1-31 US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb
1950-2-9 Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists
1950-6-27 North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
1950-8-8 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)
1950-8-11 Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union
1950-8-13 US President Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime of Bao-Dai
1950-10-16 The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London
1950-10-20 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and James Lovelock give the first demonstration of gas chromatography at a meeting of the Biochemical Society. The technique is rapidly adopted by the petrochemical industry.
1950-11-1 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Harry Truman at Blair House
1950-12-16 US President Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"
1950-12-19 Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
1951-3-6 The trial of Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg begins
1951-3-21 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
1951-3-29 Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage and sentenced to death
1951-4-5 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
1951-4-11 US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur
1951-4-24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
1951-5-27 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
1951-7-9 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
1951-7-18 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion
1951-7-21 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
1951-9-4 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
1951-9-5 71st U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas (6-4, 6-1, 6-1)
1951-9-11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes
1951-9-16 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1952-1-24 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
1952-2-6 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne
1952-2-8 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
1952-3-10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
1952-4-12 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
1952-5-18 Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1952-6-1 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament
1952-6-5 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavy weight boxing title
1952-6-8 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
1952-6-21 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1952-8-20 13th Venice Film Festival: "Genghis Khan" directed by Manuel Conde wins the Golden Lion
1952-9-7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament
1952-9-10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open
1953-4-8 Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya
1953-4-16 British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II
1953-5-10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1953-6-2 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London
1953-6-7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1953-6-17 US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
1953-6-28 8th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1953-7-3 67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)
1953-9-7 73rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Vic Seixas (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)
1954-1-12 Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament
1954-1-24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
1954-3-9 Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)
1954-3-11 US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1954-5-29 53rd Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Art Larsen (6-4, 7-5, 6-1)
1954-6-9 Joseph Welch asks US Senator Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" during Senate-Army hearings
1954-7-18 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament
1954-9-6 74th U.S. Men's National Championship: Vic Seixas beats Rex Hartwig (3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4)
1954-9-12 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1954-10-31 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open
1954-11-1 US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns
1954-11-1 General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba
1955-4-23 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open
1955-6-4 54th Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson (2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2)
1955-7-1 69th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)
1955-9-11 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)
1956-1-22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1956-2-26 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956-4-29 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1957-1-20 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1957-1-27 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1957-3-13 Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
1957-5-5 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1957-6-29 12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1957-7-6 64th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (6-3 6-2)
1957-9-5 Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
1957-10-14 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian monarch to open the Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
1958-1-3 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
1958-1-4 Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole
1958-2-16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1958-6-9 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
1958-9-7 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)
1958-10-28 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
1958-11-4 Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
1958-12-5 Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.
1958-12-31 Cuban dictator Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country
1959-1-25 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
1959-2-23 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1959-3-22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1959-3-30 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India
1959-5-3 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament
1959-6-11 Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open
1959-6-29 Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity"
1959-7-6 5th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1959-7-26 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1959-8-1 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia
1959-8-16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
1959-8-31 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1959-9-27 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1959-11-28 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1959-12-11 Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in
1960-1-14 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
1960-2-29 JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
1960-3-22 1st patent for lasers granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
1960-3-25 DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)
1960-4-10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1960-5-28 59th Women's French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)
1960-6-19 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1960-7-13 US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate
1960-7-23 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1960-8-22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
1960-9-5 A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Ill. State Fairgrounds
1960-9-12 John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.
1960-9-17 74th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Maria Bueno (6-4, 10-12, 6-4)
1960-10-14 Peace Corps 1st suggested by JFK
1960-10-21 JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)
1960-11-2 Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
1960-11-8 JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
1960-12-10 Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).
1961-1-25 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
1961-1-27 49th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4)
1961-1-30 JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps
1961-3-13 JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
1961-4-17 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend
1961-4-24 JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
1961-5-15 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra
1961-5-25 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961-5-30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)
1961-6-3 JFK & Khrushchev meet in Vienna
1961-7-14 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate
1961-7-25 In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1961-8-21 Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities
1961-8-30 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
1961-9-5 JFK begins underground nuclear testing
1961-9-10 81st U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (7-5, 6-3, 6-2)
1961-9-10 75th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Ann Jones (6-3, 6-4)
1961-10-6 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961-10-8 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1961-11-18 JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
1961-12-10 Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon
1961-12-11 JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1961-12-21 Gangster Joe Gallo is sentenced to 7 to 14 years in state prison for extortion
1962-1-5 Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"
1962-1-23 British intellegence officer Kim Philby defects to USSR
1962-2-25 Robert F. Kennedy visits Netherlands
1962-3-2 JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
1962-6-3 Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1962-6-24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
1962-7-8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
1962-8-28 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1962-9-29 JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi
1962-9-30 JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
1962-10-11 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
1962-10-14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
1962-10-16 Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962-10-18 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"
1962-10-18 JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko
1962-10-22 JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
1962-10-26 JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962-11-6 Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts
1963-1-19 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)
1963-1-31 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"
1963-2-19 USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1963-3-5 20th Golden Globes: Lawrence of Arabia, Gregory Peck, & Geraldine Page win
1963-4-11 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty
1963-4-21 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
1963-5-8 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1963-5-26 62nd Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Pierre Darmon (3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
1963-5-27 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
1963-6-1 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
1963-6-10 US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1963-6-11 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
1963-6-26 US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" (intended to mean "I am a Berliner", but may actually mean "I am a dougnut") speech in West Berlin
1963-6-30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
1963-7-6 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
1963-7-20 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills
1963-7-28 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1963-7-30 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
1963-8-4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1963-8-25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open
1963-9-8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
1963-9-20 JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon
1963-10-7 JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1963-10-20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open
1963-11-10 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1963-11-17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1963-11-21 JFK flies to Texas
1963-11-22 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
1963-11-23 JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963-11-25 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1963-12-4 Aldo Moro forms Italian government (-1968)
1964-1-13 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)
1964-5-24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational
1964-7-3 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
1964-9-3 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns
1964-9-13 84th U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
1964-9-13 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
1964-10-4 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1964-11-15 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
1965-2-1 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)
1965-3-21 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1965-4-25 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Pensacola Golf Invitational
1965-5-2 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1965-5-29 64th Men's French Championships: Fred Stolle beats Tony Roche (3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)
1965-6-6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
1965-6-12 Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand"
1965-7-2 79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
1965-7-11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open
1965-7-18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
1965-7-25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
1965-8-1 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1965-8-15 Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1965-9-12 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
1965-10-3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1965-11-28 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966-1-31 54th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey
1966-1-31 54th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3)
1966-3-13 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational
1966-5-8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1966-6-5 65th Men's French Championships: Tony Roche beats Istvan Gulyas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5)
1966-6-5 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational
1966-6-5 65th Women's French Championships: Ann Jones beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)
1966-6-19 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1966-7-30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
1966-8-14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1966-10-30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
1966-11-6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
1966-11-7 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1966-11-8 Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate
1967-1-10 Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African American to the US Senate
1967-1-14 Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"
1967-1-30 55th Women's Australian Championships: Nancy Richey Gunter beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-1, 6-4)
1967-1-30 55th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)
1967-3-14 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1967-3-26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open
1967-4-14 General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo
1967-4-23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1967-5-29 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
1967-5-31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)
1967-6-3 66th Men'sFrench Championships: Roy Emerson beats Tony Roche (6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)
1967-6-4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1967-6-11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans
1967-6-30 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
1967-7-9 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1967-8-6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967-8-20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1967-9-3 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution
1967-9-3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
1967-10-29 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
1967-10-31 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep
1968-3-16 Robert F. Kennedy announces presidential campaign
1968-4-8 Gangsters Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000
1968-5-11 Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"
1968-5-26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1968-5-31 American movie star Jimmy Stewart retires from the Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan
1968-6-6 Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.
1968-6-7 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
1968-6-8 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1968-6-9 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)
1968-8-18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
1968-9-22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open
1968-9-29 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968-10-27 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational
1968-11-3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
1968-11-24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1969-3-17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open
1969-3-23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Charlotte Golf Invitational
1969-3-30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1969-4-20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1969-6-15 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1969-7-27 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1969-8-17 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio
1969-9-9 83rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2, 6-2)
1969-9-14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
1969-10-19 Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1969-11-2 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
197-2-19 Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
1970-1-7 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
1970-2-4 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Best Picture 1971)
1970-3-22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1970-6-28 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
1970-10-18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1971-4-18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
1971-5-23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale
1971-6-13 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1971-7-17 Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
1972-4-15 Barbra Striesand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President
1972-4-30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open
1972-5-21 Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.
1972-7-23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
1972-10-22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
1973-2-11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
1973-3-11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1973-3-17 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
1973-6-10 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
1973-9-9 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1973-9-16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1973-9-23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
1973-10-20 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
1973-10-21 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
1973-11-4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1974-3-3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1975-1-19 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1975-4-21 Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
1975-8-8 Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana
1975-9-14 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI
1975-12-7 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
1976-2-1 Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
1976-2-17 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell
1976-2-22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1976-3-26 Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
1976-4-11 40th Masters Golf Tournament: Ray Floyd wins, shooting a 271
1976-6-6 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1976-6-25 26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear
1976-8-22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977-4-3 6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1977-4-24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
1977-5-22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1977-5-29 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time
1977-6-5 76th Women's French Open: Mima Jausovec beats Florenta Mihai (6-2, 6-7, 6-1)
1977-7-10 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
1978-3-16 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
1978-5-9 Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
1978-6-11 77th Women's French Open: Virginia Ruzici beats Mima Jausovec (6-2, 6-2)
1978-6-25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1978-7-30 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1978-9-4 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1978-9-10 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1978-10-16 Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II
1978-10-22 Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope
1978-12-3 Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1979-1-25 Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1979-1-28 Pope John Paul II addresses the Third General Conference of Latin American Episcopate in Puebla, Mexico
1979-5-27 Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Connor as a bishop
1979-6-2 John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a Communist country (Poland)
1979-8-26 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1979-10-2 Pope John Paul II visits New York City, and at the U.N. denounces all concentration camps and torture
1979-10-6 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House in Washington, D.C.
1979-11-28 Pope John Paul II's first papal visit to Turkey, almost 1 1/2 years before Turkish native Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to kill him
1980-2-12 Richard Hadlee becomes NZ's top wicket-taker with 117
1980-7-9 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil
1980-7-20 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1980-8-10 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
1980-8-17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1980-8-24 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980-9-7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf
1980-10-5 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
1980-11-15 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany
1981-1-4 69th Women's Australian Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Wendy Turnbull (6-0, 7-5)
1981-1-15 Pope John Paul II receives Lech Walesa and Solidarity delegation at the Vatican
1981-2-24 Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
1981-3-29 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1981-4-19 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
1981-5-13 Pope John Paul II is shot and critically wounded by Turkish gunman Mehemet Ali Agca in St Peter's Square, Vatican City
1981-5-17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1981-6-3 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
1981-6-7 80th Women's French Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (6-2, 6-4)
1981-6-13 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
1981-6-20 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection
1981-7-26 36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
1981-8-23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1981-9-15 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/Marxism
1981-10-19 Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)
1981-11-25 Pope John Paul II names Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger "Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith"
1981-12-3 Beth Daniel/Tom Kite win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1982-2-21 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
1982-3-7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
1982-5-2 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982-5-12 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet
1982-5-16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1982-5-23 Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders a saint
1982-5-28 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)
1982-6-7 US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II
1982-6-11 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
1982-8-8 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
1982-8-15 Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1982-10-10 Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
1982-10-31 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain
1982-11-24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
1983-1-30 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
1983-2-2 Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals
1983-3-20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1983-5-22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament
1983-6-16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1983-6-23 Solidarity leader Lech Walesa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland
1983-7-17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1983-8-28 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1983-10-21 Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
1983-11-13 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1983-12-11 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983-12-27 Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)
1984-1-15 Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak
1984-3-11 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1984-3-18 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
1984-4-22 CBS premiere of TV film "Pope John Paul II", starring Albert Finney in title role
1984-5-6 Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle
1984-6-17 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada
1984-7-22 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)
1984-8-24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver
1985-3-26 Pope John Paul II proclaims first ever World Youth Day
1985-4-14 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1985-5-12 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1985-6-16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1985-7-28 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1985-8-25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985-9-7 105th Women's U.S. Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 1-6, 7-6)
1985-10-3 Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma
1985-11-9 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba
1986-2-8 The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong
1986-3-16 Christa Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1986-4-6 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
1986-4-13 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986-4-27 Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1986-6-15 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY
1986-7-14 41st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes
1986-7-20 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1986-7-27 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1986-8-17 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1986-10-12 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the People's Republic of China
1987-1-12 Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training
1987-1-20 Bank robber Robert A. Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe
1987-1-25 75th Women's Australian Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-5, 7-6)
1987-3-8 Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1987-4-6 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win
1987-4-21 Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
1987-5-24 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes
1987-6-25 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim
1987-7-5 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1987-7-19 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1987-8-2 Christa Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1987-9-14 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken
1987-9-16 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism
1987-9-17 Pope John Paul II arrives in San Francisco, meets with AIDS patients, and embraces an AIDS infected child
1988-1-25 VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
1988-3-21 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win
1988-5-9 Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra
1988-5-22 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner
1988-5-29 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1988-6-25 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game
1988-10-12 Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France
1988-10-30 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1989-2-18 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am
1989-3-9 US Senate rejects President Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary
1989-4-10 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, and K.T. Oslin win
1989-4-16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
1989-4-30 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
1989-5-11 President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama
1989-8-6 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
1989-8-17 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
1989-8-20 Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
1989-9-4 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1989-11-21 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush
1989-12-1 USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
1990-2-4 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)
1990-2-4 Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
1990-2-24 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open
1990-3-4 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1990-3-25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1990-3-28 President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal
1990-5-27 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1990-6-12 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
1990-6-17 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1990-7-9 Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts
1990-7-10 Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
1990-7-22 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1990-7-25 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game
1990-7-26 President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act
1990-7-29 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
1990-8-2 US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia
1990-8-12 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala
1990-8-22 President Bush calls up military reserves
1990-9-3 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1990-9-16 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush
1990-9-24 South African President F W de Klerk meets US President Bush in Washington, D.C.
1990-9-30 The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
1990-10-7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1990-11-12 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
1990-11-15 US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of
1990-11-22 George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
1990-11-30 US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein
1990-12-2 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1991-1-12 US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
1991-1-15 Elizabeth II signs letters patent that allows Australia to institute its own Victoria Cross, the first Commonwealth realm to do so
1991-1-20 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1991-2-3 Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
1991-2-10 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991-3-6 Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
1991-4-7 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1991-5-2 Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus
1991-5-4 President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat
1991-5-19 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1991-6-4 Pope John Paul II compares abortion with Nazi murders
1991-6-23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1991-7-9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)
1991-7-14 46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon
1991-7-19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1991-8-6 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
1991-8-16 President Bush declares recession is near an end
1991-9-2 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1991-9-22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1991-9-27 President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert
1991-10-6 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship
1991-11-19 Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
1992-1-8 George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap
1992-5-23 President Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees
1992-5-24 Pat Bradley wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
1992-7-15 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed
1992-9-26 Roseanne Barr Arnold gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992-10-5 1st overturn of a George Bush veto (cable bill)
1992-12-4 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
1992-12-24 US President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for Iran-contra affair
1992-12-27 Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport
1993-3-14 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1993-3-21 Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint
1993-5-9 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1993-7-2 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test
1993-8-6 Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical
1993-8-11 Pope John Paul II visits Mexico
1993-10-5 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
1993-11-11 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder
1994-2-20 Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
1994-4-3 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd
1994-5-29 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1994-6-5 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1994-6-12 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain
1994-8-21 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge
1994-10-11 Nobel Prize in economics is awarded to John Harsanyi, John Nash and Reinhard Selten for their "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games"
1994-10-17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf
1995-1-12 Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia
1995-1-18 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
1995-1-22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
1995-4-16 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins
1995-5-14 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader
1995-5-21 Christa Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
1995-8-13 Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
1995-9-5 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games
1995-9-6 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
1995-11-16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery
1996-2-12 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win
1996-2-24 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1996-3-30 Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
1996-4-28 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1996-5-28 Pavlo Lazarenko becomes Prime Minister of Ukraine
1996-7-14 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd
1997-2-22 Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mammal (from an adult cell) is announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland
1997-3-11 Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
1997-5-18 43rd LPGA Championship won by Christa Johnson
1997-6-26 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling
1997-11-23 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ
1998-1-23 Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba
1998-1-25 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998-1-28 Michelangelo's "Christ & the Woman of Samaria" sold for $7.4 million
1998-3-16 Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust.
1999-5-7 Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
1999-7-8 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
1999-12-24 Opening of St Peter's Holy Door by Pope John Paul II in approach of 3rd millennium
1999-12-25 Opening of doors of St. John Lateran Pope John Paul II
2000-3-20 Pope John Paul II visits Holy Land - Jordan, Israel, Palestine
2000-11-13 Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
2001-1-20 President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
2001-2-18 FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
2001-5-6 During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
2001-6-27 Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.
2001-11-14 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" the 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, is released starring Daniel Radcliffe
2001-11-20 US President George W. Bush dedicates the US Department of Justice headquarters as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday
2002-4-9 Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets
2002-4-23 Pope John Paul II meets with U.S. Catholic Church leaders at Vatican regarding sexual abuse of minors
2002-7-24 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony.
2002-12-27 "Chicago", based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (Best Picture 2003)
2003-6-21 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English
2003-7-27 A group of 321 Filipino armed soldiers called "Magdalo" took over the Oakwood Premier Ayala Center in Makati City to show the Filipino people the alleged corruption of the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration
2004-11-27 Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
2005-4-24 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
2005-6-3 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.
2005-7-16 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" the 6th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide. 9 million copies sell in 24 hrs
2005-11-6 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.
2005-11-23 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.
2005-12-4 U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS
2005-12-7 U.S. debut of the second part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS
2006-1-16 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.
2006-2-24 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.
2006-3-24 Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.
2006-8-25 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion
2007-1-11 Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh
2007-5-11 Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.
2007-7-11 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released.
2007-7-21 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide. 11 million copies sell in 24 hrs
2007-9-14 Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.
2007-10-17 The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
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.
2008-4-16 Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States
2009-1-24 Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
2009-7-15 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
2010-4-26 "Iron Man 2", directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in Los Angeles
2010-11-16 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London
2010-11-19 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.
2011-11-18 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage
2012-4-8 Pope Benedict XVI calls for an end to Syrian blood shed in papal Easter message
2012-4-11 "The Avengers", directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlet Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Rennner, premieres in Los Angeles
2012-7-27 Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London Olympics at the opening ceremony
2012-8-26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969
2012-10-6 Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment
2012-10-8 John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent
2013-2-11 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
2013-3-13 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis
2013-3-17 Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing
2013-3-28 Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service
2013-12-6 Pope Francis gives his ascent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors
2013-12-11 Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year
2014-2-21 US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama
2015-1-7 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11
2015-6-18 Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"
2015-8-4 Robert Downey Jr. named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes Magazine (earning $80 mil). 4 non-Hollywood actors make the top 10.
2015-11-23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million
211-2-4 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.
217-4-8 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
218-6-8 Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome
27 BC-1-16 The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
274-12-25 Roman Emperor Aurelian dedicates a temple to Sol Invictus on the supposed day of the winter solstice and day of rebirth of the Sun.
284-11-20 Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east
285-7-21 Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.
30 BC-7-31 Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves minor victory over Octavian, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to Octavian's invasion of Egypt
30 BC-8-1 Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
303-2-23 Roman Emperor Diocletian begins his policy of persecuting Christians, razing the church at Nicomedia
303-2-24 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian
305-5-1 Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
306-10-28 Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome
308-11-11 The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
31 BC-9-2 Battle of Actium: decisive naval battle that effectively ends the Roman Republic. Octavian's forces defeat those under Mark Antony and Cleopatra">Cleopatra off the western coast of Greece.
322 BC-8-7 Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great.
331 BC-10-1 Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
334 BC-5-22 The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
36 BC-9-3 In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.
37-3-18 Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula = Little Boots) emperor
37-3-28 Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
402-4-6 Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten
406-8-23 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians
41-1-24 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.
41-1-25 After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
42 BC-10-3 First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.
42 BC-10-23 Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.
43 BC-4-14 Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed.
43 BC-4-21 Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
43 BC-8-19 Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
43 BC-11-26 The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
44 BC-9-2 The first of Cicero's Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.
451-9-20 Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plainsat (Chalons-sur-Marne) halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul
48 BC-9-28 Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
527-4-1 Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne
527-8-1 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire
529-4-7 First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
558-5-7 In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.
573-8-20 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
61 BC-9-29 Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
63 BC-12-5 Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.
70-6-5 Titus & his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem
70-7-1 Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem
70-9-7 Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem
81-9-14 Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
96-9-18 Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
98-1-27 Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.

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