Looking over our ancestors shoulders today in history (one time thing)

 

 

325 – Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity
357 – Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught
1212 – Children’s cruisaders under Nicolas (10) reach Genoa
1248 – The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
1330 – AntiPope Nicolaas V overthrows himself
1425 – Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
1485 – Battle at Bosworth Fields: Henry Tudor beats king Richard III
1499 – Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
1540 – Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
1566 – Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
1580 – Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal
1609 – Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1628 – Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
1689 – Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
1689 – Montreal taken by Iroquois
1698 – Czar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through West-Europe
1704 – Battle at Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet
1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, found
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook1768 – Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his 1st voyage onboard the Endeavour bound for the Pacific Ocean
1795 – Curacao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher
1802 – Toussaint L’Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
1804 – Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
1814 – British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
1825 – Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
1829 – Pres Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
1830 – Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins The Belgian Revolution
1835 – NY Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
1862 – Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
1864 – Combination rail & ferry service available from SF to Alameda
1864 – Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream’s Station
1875 – Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m)
1886 – 1st intl polo meet (US vs England)
1888 – 8th US Mens Tennis: Henry W Slocum Jr beats Howard A Taylor (64 61 60)
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great1890 – Would be start of Eng/Aust Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1894 – -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
1894 – Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1898 – 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.
1904 – James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 – Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
1908 – National Association of Colored Nurses, forms
1910 – 30th US Mens Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (61 57 60 68 61)
1910 – Yellow Cab is founded.
1912 – 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
1912 – Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
1912 – The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
1914 – -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
1914 – Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven Belgium
1914 – German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp Belgium, 10 die
1914 – German troops march into France pushes French army to the Sedan
1915 – Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
1916 – Dept of Interior forms National Park Service
1917 – 37th US Mens Tennis: R Lindley Murray beats N W Niles (57 86 63 63)
1919 – 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
1920 – 1st US woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
1920 – Russia suffers a decisive defeat in the battle of Warsaw against Poland
1921 – US signs peace treaty with Germany
1921 – Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record
1921 – The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain occur.
1922 – Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
1924 – International maritime treaty drawn
1924 – Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
1925 – Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
1925 – Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
1926 – Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece
1928 – Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
1929 – Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
1932 – Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
1936 – 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each
1937 – Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
1940 – 1st (British) night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
1940 – Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
1941 – English & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran
1941 – German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
1942 – SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth
1943 – 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
1943 – German occupiers impose 72-hour work week
1943 – Lord Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia
1943 – Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
1943 – US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
1944 – France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
1944 – Gen De Gaulle returns to Paris/walks Champs Elysees Paris
1944 – Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
1944 – US 12nd Army corp reaches Troyes
1945 – Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
1946 – 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore
1947 – Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 kph
1948 – Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord’s
1950 – Pres Harry Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson1950 – Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
1951 – Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
1952 – Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1952 – Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
1954 – Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1955 – Last Soviet forces leave Austria
1956 – To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto
1957 – Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
1960 – 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
1960 – AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
1960 – Demonstrations against premier Lumumba
1961 – Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies’ Golf Open
Pop Star & Beatle Paul McCartneyPop Star & Beatle Paul McCartney1963 – Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding
1964 – Singapore limits imports from Neth due to Indonesian aggression
1967 – Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 – Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
1967 – Paraguay accepts its constitution
1967 – Train crash at Beesd, 2 die
1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win US singles championship
1968 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
1968 – NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
1969 – Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1970 – Elton John’s 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)
1973 – Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1973 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 – Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1973 – Zambia adopts constitution
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John1974 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1974 – LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
1976 – Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
1976 – Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1978 – Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
1979 – “Madwoman of Central Park West” closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 perfs
1979 – California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
1979 – Somali adopts constitution
1980 – “42nd Street” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances
1980 – Gower Champion’s musical “42nd Street,” premieres in NYC
1980 – Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
1981 – Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
1981 – Voyager 2’s closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
1983 – Triple A baseball’s Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
1983 – US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
1984 – French airship capsizes
1984 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1985 – Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
1985 – Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985 – STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
1986 – A’s Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
1987 – Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna1987 – Madonna sings in Rotterdam
1988 – Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1988 – Heavy fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
1988 – Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
1988 – NASA launches space vehicle S-214
1989 – After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
1989 – Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
1990 – Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman’s record (47’8½”)
1990 – UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq
1991 – “Getting Married” closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 perfs
1991 – 43rd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig
1991 – 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
1991 – Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
1991 – Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
1991 – Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis1991 – Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
1991 – Norway & Denmark recognize independence of former USSR Baltic reps
1991 – Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
1991 – White-Russia declares it’s independence
1991 – Linux was born when Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system.
1992 – Jamie Solinger, of Iowa, crowned 10th Miss Teen USA
1995 – Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
1995 – Indians’ Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
1996 – 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1996 – Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
1997 – Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
2003 – The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
2012 – 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
2012 – 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
2012 – 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar

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