Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.
Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
Pope Boniface VIII's degree Ausculta fili (only nominee)
500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots
The French Franc is created.
Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
Bishop Jona of Moscow chosen as metropolitan of Kiev/Intoxication
Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die
Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)
Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I
Niccolo Sfondrati chosen as Pope Gregory XIV
Giulio Caccini's "Euridice," premieres in Florence
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
-6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians
London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale
At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1st US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms
George Washington re-elected as US president
Dutch troops occupy Hasselt
Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President
Lübeck surrenders to allied armies
Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
Hector Berlioz' "Symphonique Fantastique" premieres in Paris
Former US President John Q Adams takes his seat as a member of House of Representatives
Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US
- 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
Hector Berlioz' "Requiem" premieres
Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada
Napoleon Bonaparte receives a french state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death
C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive
Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California
Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair
Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon" premieres in NYC
Battle of Coffeeville, MS
Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
1st American bicycle college opens (NY)
Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench
Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
1st automatic telephone switching system patented
47th Congress (1881-83) convenes
Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo
Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe
Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag
Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges
Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig
Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM
British government of Balfour resigns
1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)
The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2
The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
Oil refinery on Curacao opens
Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided
Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
German government of Luther falls
Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" debuts
England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
MW Miklas elected president of Austria
1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
CFL Grey Cup: Mtl AAA beats Regina, 22-0 at Montreal
German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America
21st Amendment ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed (5:32 PM EST)
1st coml hydroponics operation established (Montebello California)
National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20
Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
Football Writers Association of America organized
Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street" premieres in NYC
Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army
Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved
US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor
CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work
West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland
NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves
German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht
"Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)
Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl
Pres Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
-8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president
Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks
The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker" premieres in NYC
William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC
NYC is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law)
Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Phila
WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
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.
The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
Intikhab Alam bowls Colin McDonald with 1st ball in Tests
Ghana drops diplomatic relations with Belgium
Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
"I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances
Beatles clothing store "Apple" on 94 Baker Street, London, opens
Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war
Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico.
KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession
38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC
Cubs' Ron Santo became 1st baseball player to veto his trade
Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
Paul McCartney releases album "Band on the Run" album
1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran)
Monty Python's Flying Circus final episode airs on BBC
NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl
"Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards
Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen
EG decides establishes EMS, European Monetary System
Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player
Pioneer Venus 1 begins orbiting Venus
Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" premieres in NYC
Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns
Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens
47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB)
56th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75)
France performs nuclear test
Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
Herschel Walker of Georgia wins Heisman Trophy
Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo's world championship
Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo
French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
Great Britain performs nuclear test
Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind" premieres in NYC
53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
Schonbrunn skates world record 3 km ladies (4:16.76)
NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy
Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite
France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
Former Noriega aide Luis del Cid pleads guilty
Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years
Iraq announces willingness to speak with US about resolving the Persian Gulf crisis
"Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 perfs
Charles Keating Jr (Lincoln Savings & Loan fraud), found guilty
NY Daily News files for protection under chapter 11
"Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela
The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
"Dreams & Nightmares," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement
Portland's Jermaine O'Neal, 18, becomes youngest NBA player
1st Game at Wash Capitals' MCI Center vs Fla Panthers
STS 87 (Columbia 24) lands
88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)
93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)
The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million
Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.
Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.
OJ Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery
99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)
8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne cuts the UK growth forecast for 2013 to 1.2% from the 2% forecast in the budget
52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen
NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades
3 stabbed at London tube station in terror attack, police say
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Resigns After 8 Years
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