Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.
Origin of Armenian calendar
The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.
Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton
King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais
Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium
Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20]
1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in US founded (Salem, MA)
Battle at Langport, Somerset: Cromwell's New Model Army beats Royalists
England declares war on Netherlands
Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen
King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
Roubiliac's monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey London
Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.
The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.
The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
Urbain J J Leverrier & John Couch Adams, codiscoverers of Neptune, meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel
Millard Fillmore sworn in as president of US (replacing Taylor)
Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state
US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
Battle of Charleston, SC (Morris Island) [->SEP 06]
Battle of Jackson, MS - captured by federals [->JUL 16] US1000 CS1339
Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass
French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol
The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)
1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court
H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269°C)
Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Browns win 2-0
105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
134°F (57°C), Greenland Ranch, California (US record)
Romania declares war on Bulgaria
Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft
Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms
Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage
US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary
42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2)
2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle (Rostov, Russia)
All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
USSR's official news agency TASS forms
Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio
Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage
Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY
1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All star game
109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)
110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record)
111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record)
New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
Dutch Django Reinhardts "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"
"Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic
Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in English Channel
Jedwabne Pogrom is a massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland.
Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp
Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
6th day of battle at Kursk
US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)
"Father of Medicare" Tommy Douglas becomes the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan
Adm Marc Mitscher named chief of US Navy staff
Belgian government of Acker resigns
200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China
Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Phila A's, 3-0
Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.
"Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
"Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
"Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 perfs
Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army
1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio
WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
"Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV
18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees
Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash DC
650,000 US steel workers go on strike
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, South Africa, a soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC
1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia
Belgium sends troops to Congo
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Youngstown Kitchens (Trumball Golf Open)
32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)
Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia
Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
Jesus Alou is 1st Giant in 40 years to get 6 hits in a game
Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo
Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo
Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
Chilean Association of Librarians created
100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed
Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)
Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution
OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair
105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud)
The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.
One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
"Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees
World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp
Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time.
CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week
Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000
Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke
French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand
Playboy (and also Penthouse) publish nude pictures of Madonna
Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
Andrew Dice Clay cries on Arsenio Hall Show
Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation
L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13
Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa
John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi pres/Sylvie Kinigi, PM
Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)
"Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances
Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning
Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
Sonia O'Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
Louise Woodward's trial begins in Mass, Nanny murder trial
RJR Nabisco announces it will replace Joe Camel in new ads
Spain, Partido Popular member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.
EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.
72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle
Amerada Hess agrees to acquire Triton Energy for $2.7 billion in cash
At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Kenneth, Lord Thomson.
10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win
A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off a bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong Kong.
Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage.
Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.
78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.
British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
40 people are buried in landslides in Sichuan Province, China
Wimbledon 2016: Venus and Serena Williams win doubles
Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber to win 22nd Grand Slam
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