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post Apr 29 2012, 06:34 AM
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Historic events on April 29

1091 - Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes
1429 - Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English
1522 - Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands
1540 - Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended
1550 - Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
1553 - Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
1623 - 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
1628 - Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
1636 - Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans
1644 - Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking
1661 - Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
1670 - Pope Clemens X elected
1672 - Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
1701 - Drenthe Neth adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
1706 - Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne/Bavaria
1707 - English/Scottish parliament accept Act of Union, form Great Britain
1715 - John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
1781 - French fleet occupies Tobago
1781 - French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope
Classical music prodigy Mozart 1784 - Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
1793 - Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new townhall
1813 - Rubber is patented
1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia
1845 - Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr, 1st blacks to open law practice
1852 - 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
1853 - Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth
1856 - Peace between England & Russia
1857 - US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (SF)
1861 - Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union
1862 - 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Miss
1862 - New Orleans fell to Union forces during Civil War
1863 - Battle of Chancellordville, VA (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)
1864 - -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
1864 - The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Naturalist Charles Darwin 1882 - The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
1886 - 1st public Dutch electricity opens
1888 - Old Kavallison, Congo: Stanley meet Emin Pasha
1892 - Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
1894 - Commonweal of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Wash, DC 500 strong to protest unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol
1901 - 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
1901 - Anti semitic riot in Budapest
1903 - Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kills 9 (Frank Alberta)
1905 - 2" rain falls in 10 mins in Taylor, TX
1905 - Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon
1910 - Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam
1912 - 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
1912 - Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel," premieres in Berlin
1913 - Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper
1916 - Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin
1918 - Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
1922 - 1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
1925 - Netherlands returns to gold standard
1926 - France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I
1927 - Construction of Spirit of St Louis is completed
1930 - 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
1930 - North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
1930 - Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service
1931 - Cleve Indian Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
1934 - Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
1936 - 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
1939 - Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens
1940 - 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
1940 - Norwegian King Haakon & government flees to England
1940 - Robert Sherwood's "There Shall be No Night," premieres in NYC
1942 - Japanese troop march into Lashio, cuts off Burma Road
1942 - Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands & Vichy-France
1943 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis
1943 - Noel Coward's "Present Laughter," premieres in London
1943 - US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
1944 - Surprise attack by Van de Peat on General Landsdrukkerij in the Hague
1945 - 1st food drop by RAF above nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
1945 - Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun
1945 - Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
1945 - Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
1945 - US liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau Germany
1945 - Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies
1946 - 28 former Jap leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
1948 - Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours
1953 - Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers
1953 - The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
1955 - G Gronchi elected president of Italy
1956 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1956 - WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
1961 - ABC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts
1962 - 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons & How to Succeed win
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1963 - KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT
1964 - Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
1964 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
1965 - Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
1965 - Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe
1967 - Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
1968 - "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
1969 - "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 perfs
1970 - 50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
1971 - Bill Graham closes down Fillmore & Fillmore East
1971 - Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
1971 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1974 - President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
1975 - Ethiopia nationalizes all ground/earth
1975 - Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
1975 - Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
1976 - Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
1977 - British Aerospace forms
1979 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic
1980 - Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. is founded.
1981 - Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
1981 - Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
1982 - 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell
1982 - Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador
1982 - Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1983 - Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
1984 - "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances
1984 - Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
1985 - 17th space shuttle mission (51-cool.gif-Challenger 7 launched
1985 - Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues
1985 - Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1986 - 800,000 books destroyed by fire in LA Central Library
1986 - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
1987 - Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle
1987 - Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US
1988 - "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
1988 - Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson marry
1988 - Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
1989 - 2nd government of Lubbers falls
1990 - "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
1990 - Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
1990 - STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
1990 - Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate
1991 - "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 perfs
1991 - Croatia declares independence
1991 - Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
1991 - Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
1992 - "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances
1992 - 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks
1992 - Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery
1992 - Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin
1992 - Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
1992 - Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
1994 - Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
1994 - Israel & PLO sign economic accord
1995 - Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
1995 - KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
1995 - Longest sausage ever, at 2877 miles, made in Kitchener Ontario
1996 - "Rent," opens at Nederlander Theater NYC
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM
1997 - "Candide," opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
1997 - KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs
1997 - The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.
1998 - 15th Miss Hawaiian Tropic crowned
1999 - Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
2002 - The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.
46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney 2004 - Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
2004 - Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
2004 - Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
2005 - Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
2005 - New Zealand's first civil union takes place.
2007 - Republic Protests in Turkey.
2011 - Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.




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Historical events on May 1

305 - Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus Jovius of Rome resigns
305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
1006 - Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus
1048 - Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht Neth
1328 - Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1394 - Ekiho, exorcised the Zen temple & it's surroundings from an old badger
1523 - Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere
1528 - Pánfilo the Narváez begins exploration to with 350 men to Florida
1544 - Turkish troops occupy Hungary
1551 - Council of Trente resumes
1576 - Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1598 - Jacob van Necks merchant fleet departs for Java
1625 - Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)
1625 - Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland
1682 - Louis XIV & his court inaugurates Paris Observatory
1703 - Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
1704 - Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper ad
1707 - England, Wales & Scotland form UK of Great Britain
1711 - Arch duke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar
1715 - Prussia declares war on Sweden
1725 - Spain & Austria sign trade treaty
1751 - 1st American cricket match is played
1753 - Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1756 - France & Austria sign alliance
1757 - Austria & France divide Prussia
1759 - British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France
1776 - Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati
1777 - RB Sheridans "School for Scandal," premieres in London
1778 - American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
1781 - Emperor Jozef II decrees protection of population
1785 - Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi

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King of Hawaii Kamehameha I

1786 - Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)

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Classical music prodigy Mozart

1822 - John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston
1834 - Belgian parliament accept railway laws
1840 - 1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued
1841 - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif
1844 - Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
1846 - Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world
1848 - The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
1850 - John Geary becomes 1st SF mayor
1851 - Great Exhibition opens in Chrystal Palace London
1852 - The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
1853 - Argentina adopts it's constitution
1854 - Amsterdam begins transferring drinking water out of the dunes
1857 - William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy
1861 - Lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry
1862 - Union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans
1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)
1863 - Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi
1863 - Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars & Bars"
1863 - Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers
1864 - -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)
1864 - Atlanta campaign, GA begins
1864 - Wilderness campaign
1866 - American Equal Rights Association forms
1867 - Howard University chartered
1867 - Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
1869 - Folies Bergere opens in Paris
1873 - 1st US postal card issued
1873 - Emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Vienna
1873 - International Exhibition opens in Vienna
1875 - 238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities
1875 - Alexandra Palace reopens after the 1873 fire burnt it down.
1883 - "Buffalo Bill" Cody put on his 1st Wild West Show
1883 - Amsterdam World's Fair opens
1883 - Baseball returns to Phila, 1st NL game since 1876
1883 - NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer
1884 - Construction begins on Chicago 1st skyscraper (10 stories)
1884 - Moses Walker became 1st black player in major league
1884 - Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
1885 - Maria "Goeie Mie" Swanenburg sentence to life for killing 27 in Neth
1886 - US general strike for 8 hour day, begins
1889 - 1st International Workers Day, according to 2nd International
1889 - Bayer introduces aspirin in powder form (Germany)
1891 - Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3
1892 - US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, SF Bay
1893 - World Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
1898 - George Dewey commands, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila
1900 - Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah
1900 - Roermond soccer team forms in Roermond
1901 - Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
1901 - Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
1901 - Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo
1906 - Phillie's John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
1907 - Belgium government of De Trooz forms
1907 - Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
1908 - World's most intense shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) at Portobelo Panama
1909 - Netherlands begins unity with Belgium
1912 - Amsterdam-North soccer team DWV forms
1912 - Beverly Hills Hotel opens
1913 - Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St NYC
1914 - China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
1915 - British Lusitania leaves NY, for Liverpool
1915 - German submarine sinks US ship Gulflight
1919 - Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages
1920 - Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds

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Baseball Great Babe Ruth

1920 - Belgian-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens
1920 - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
1921 - Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected governor of Suwayda
1922 - Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
1924 - Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
1925 - A's Jimmie Foxx, 17, 1st game; he pinch-hits a single
1925 - Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
1926 - British coal-miners go on strike
1926 - Brooklyn Dodgers & Boston Braves deadlock at 1-1 in 26 innings
1926 - Satchel Paige makes pitching debut in Negro Southern League
1927 - 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
1927 - Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
1927 - Panningen soccer team forms in Panningen
1928 - 6 children die & 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania
1928 - Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
1928 - Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration)
1928 - Pitcairn Airlines (later Eastern) begins service
1928 - Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms
1929 - Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds
1929 - Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
1929 - Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin
1930 - Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng
1931 - Empire State Building opens in NYC
1931 - Norway claims Peter I Island
1931 - Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS
1932 - 1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo
1934 - Austria signs pact with Vatican
1934 - Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence
1934 - Water state kingdom dismisses NSB-leader Anton Mussert
1935 - Boulder Dam completed
1935 - Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated
1936 - Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades
1936 - FBI's J Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

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First Director of the FBI J Edgar Hoover

1937 - FDR signs act of neutrality
1939 - Batman comics hit street
1939 - Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Yearling)
1940 - 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
1940 - The 1940 Olympics are cancelled
1941 - "Citizen Kane," directed & starring Orson Welles, premieres in NY

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Actor Orson Welles

1941 - General Mills introduces Cheerios
1941 - German assault on Tobruk
1942 - Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star"
1943 - 1st edition of illegal "The Free Artist" appears in Amsterdam
1943 - 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04
1943 - Food rationing begins in US
1943 - German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
1943 - German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
1943 - Rauter signs unofficial death sentence
1944 - Messerschmitt Me 262 Sturmvogel, 1st jet bomber, makes 1st flight
1944 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Martin Flavin (Journey in the dark)
1944 - Surprise attack on Weteringschans Amsterdam, fails
1945 - 900 occupiers of Demmin Vorpommeren, commit suicide
1945 - Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government
1945 - Australian & Dutch troops lands on Tarakan
1945 - General Belgian Labor Union (ABVV) party forms
1945 - Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WW II
1945 - Seys-Inquart flees to Flensburg
1945 - Soviet army reach Rostock
1946 - Fieldmarshal Montgomery appointed British supreme commander
1946 - Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of Year"
1946 - Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
1946 - The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
1947 - Cleve Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stad
1947 - Lt General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA
1947 - Radar for coml & private planes 1st demonstrated
1947 - Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of CIA
1948 - 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4
1948 - North Korean proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea
1948 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
1948 - Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
1949 - A's Elmer Valo is 1st AL'er to hit 2 bases-loaded triples in a game
1949 - Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid, (2nd satellite of Neptune)
1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize (poetry)
1950 - Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
1950 - New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic China
1950 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein (South Pacific)
1950 - WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
1951 - Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
1951 - Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
1951 - Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
1952 - Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
1952 - Mr Potato Head, introduced
1952 - TWA introduces tourist class
1954 - 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03
1954 - Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist org forbidden)
1954 - HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)
1954 - WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting
1955 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
1955 - Bob Feller's 15th 1 or less hitter (12 1-hitters, 3 no-hitters)
1956 - A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
1957 - Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
1957 - Larry King's 1st radio broadcast
1957 - US give Poland credit of $95 million
1957 - Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km
1958 - Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai
1958 - Arturo Frondizi sworn in as president of Argentina
1959 - Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 - West Germany introduces 5 day work week
1959 - White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR
1960 - India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
1960 - Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
1960 - Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
1961 - 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
1961 - Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba

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Dictator Fidel Castro

1961 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
1961 - Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
1962 - 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
1962 - Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start
1962 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1962 - JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
1963 - 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
1963 - Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth
1964 - 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
1965 - 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2
1965 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
1965 - USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
1965 - Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
1966 - Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1966 - Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting
1966 - US troops shooting targets in Cambodia
1967 - Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes president of Nicaragua
1967 - Jelle Zijlstra becomes president of Netherlands Bank
1967 - Elvis Presley & Priscilla Beaulieu wed in Las Vegas
1967 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Bernard Malamud (Fixer)
1968 - "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 perfs
1968 - Phillies J Boozer is ejected for throwing spitballs during his warmup
1969 - 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1969 - Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 4-0
1969 - Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000
1969 - Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
1971 - 97th Kentucky Derby: Gustavo Avila on Canonero II wins in 2:03.2
1971 - Amtrak Railroad begins operation
1971 - Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"
1972 - "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
1972 - North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee
1972 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)
1972 - Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres
1973 - SF Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7
1975 - Islander Parise & Potvin score within 14 seconds in playoffs Flyers 5-Isles 4-semifinals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1976 - 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6
1976 - Jos Hermens, runs Dutch record for 20K (57:24.2)
1977 - Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)
1977 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1977 - Empress Lilly dedicated
1977 - 36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
1978 - 1st black mayor of New Orleans (Ernest Morial) inaugurated
1978 - MVV soccer team forms in Maastricht
1978 - Naomi Uemura became 1st to reach North Pole overland alone
1979 - Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
1979 - Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
1979 - Marshall Islands (in Pacific) become self-governing
1980 - "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 perf
1980 - 15th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins
1980 - Sabres & Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff
1980 - Amer Book Award: William Styron (Sophie Choice)/T Wolfe (Right Stuff)
1981 - Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
1981 - Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) convicted on FBI Abscam charges
1981 - Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3
1982 - 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4
1982 - 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens
1982 - Nordiques 4-Isles 5 (OT)-semifinals-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1983 - "My One & Only" opens at St James Theater NYC for 767 performances
1983 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
1983 - Nolan Ryan surpasses Walter Johnson for most strikeouts (3,508)
1984 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

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Rocker Mick Fleetwood

1985 - "Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels
1985 - US president Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua
1985 - William Hoffman's "As Is," premieres in NYC
1986 - Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph
1986 - Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
1986 - Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole
1987 - 46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games
1987 - Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun
1988 - "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 perfs
1988 - IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3
1988 - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1989 - 135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to public
1989 - Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days
1989 - US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting
1990 - "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
264th Pope John Paul II 1991 - "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
1991 - A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks
1991 - Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy
1991 - Angola's civil war ends
1991 - Last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge
1991 - Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
1991 - Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal
1991 - Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)
1991 - Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC
1992 - Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior
1992 - LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots due to Rodney King
1992 - NY Rangers wins their 1st ever 7th game of a playoff (vs NJ Devils)
1992 - Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base
1993 - 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4
1993 - Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
1994 - "My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances
1994 - "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 perfs
1994 - -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
1994 - Charles Kuralt, retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
1994 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
1994 - Sherri Steinhauer wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
1995 - "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
1995 - Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia v WI at Sabina Park
1995 - Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
1996 - "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
1996 - Gerald Williams is 1st NY Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game
1997 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
1997 - Toni Blair elected PM of UK
1997 - Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
2000 - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
2003 - 2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.
2004 - Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2006 - The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
2007 - The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
2008 - The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
2009 - Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
2010 - Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
2011 - Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

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Historic events on May 2

1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
1230 - William de Braose, 10th Baron Abergavenny is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
1335 - Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
1345 - "Quaden Maendach" in Gent: Battles between volders & weavers
1497 - John Cabot departs to North-America
1526 - German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldische League
1536 - King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery & *bleep*
1595 - King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Neth
1598 - France & Spain signs Peace of Vervins
1652 - Frederik Hendriks daughter Albertine Agnes marries Willem Frederik
1668 - 1st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
1668 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution
1670 - King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company
1672 - John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
1703 - Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
1749 - Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
1750 - Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè," premieres in Mantua
1776 - France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
1780 - William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris
1808 - Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid
1816 - Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.
1824 - Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
1829 - After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
1833 - Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs
1845 - Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie"
1847 - Sabbath famine
1853 - Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)
1863 - South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va
1863 - Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men
1865 - Pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
1866 - Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
1876 - Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
1876 - The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
1878 - US stops minting 20 cent coin
1885 - "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published
1885 - Congo Free State forms by King Leopold II of Belgium
1887 - G Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence
1887 - Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1889 - Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale
1890 - Territory of Oklahoma created
Playwright George Bernard Shaw 1900 - George Bernard Shaws "You Never Can Tell," premieres in London
1903 - 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker aboard Judge Himes wins in 2:09
1904 - 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior aboard Elwood wins in 2:08.50
1905 - French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work
1906 - 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
1907 - Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
1908 - 1908 "Take me out to the Ball Game registered for copyright.
1909 - Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs
1911 - French troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco
1915 - Old Fordham Road in Bronx renamed Landing Road
1916 - US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act
1916 - 2nd Ave & Bronx Terrace renamed Bronx Blvd; Seward Pl renamed Sycamore Ave; Herald Ave renamed Dickinson Ave; Monroe & Selwyn Avenue named
1917 - Cin Fred Tooney & Chic's Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter, Vaughn gives up 2 hits & a run in 10th, so Cin wins 1-0
1918 - General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1919 - 1st US air passenger service starts
1920 - 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
1921 - Begin 3rd anti-German revolt in Upper-Silesia
1922 - WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth Texas
1923 - Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0
1924 - Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
1925 - Kezar Stadium in SF's Golden Gate Park opens
1926 - US military intervenes in Nicaragua
1927 - Intl Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
1927 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
1928 - KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
1930 - Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
1932 - Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
1932 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)
1933 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
1934 - Nazi-Germany begins People's court
1936 - "Peter & Wolf" premieres in Moscow
1936 - 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
1936 - Emperor Haile Selassie & family flee Abyssinia
Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald 1938 - Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
1938 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)
1939 - Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2
1941 - FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1
1941 - Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy
1941 - Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists
1941 - Ted Williams lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400
1942 - 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
1942 - Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma
1943 - German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia
1944 - WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast
1945 - Allies occupy Wismar
1945 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina & Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
1945 - German Army in Italy surrenders
1945 - Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders
1945 - Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste
1946 - Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die
1946 - The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
1947 - Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC
1949 - Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
1949 - Bolivian state of siege proclaimed
1949 - Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0
1950 - Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan
1950 - Dutch 1st Chamber accept Laws on immigration
1950 - Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China PR
1952 - 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
1952 - 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
1952 - Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
1953 - 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02
1953 - Feisal II installed as king of Iraq
1953 - Hussein I installed as king of Jordan
1954 - Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader
1955 - India poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable
Playwright Tennessee Williams 1955 - Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
1955 - WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1956 - US Methodist church disallows race separation
1958 - Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
1959 - 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
1960 - Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
1960 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)
1960 - "American Bandstand's" Dick Clark
1960 - House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
1962 - Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I
1962 - OAS strikes in Algeria
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast
1964 - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
1964 - Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks
1964 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1964 - First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1965 - "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
1965 - Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1965 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1966 - Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
1967 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1968 - 1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony
1968 - 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
1968 - Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
1968 - Israeli television begins transmitting
1969 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
1970 - 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1970 - 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
1970 - KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 - Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)
1972 - Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
1975 - Apple records closes down
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1977 - "King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
1978 - NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
1979 - "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
1979 - -May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Country Singer Kenny Rogers 1979 - 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell
1980 - Joseph Doherty & 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
1980 - Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
1980 - Pope John Paul II begins African tour
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
1981 - Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
1982 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 - Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
1983 - 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif
1984 - "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 perfs
1984 - Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
1984 - Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II
1986 - Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC
1987 - 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
1988 - Balt Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Balt & get a new park
1988 - David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," premieres in NYC
1988 - Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000
1988 - Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump
1990 - "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 perfs
1990 - South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
264th Pope John Paul II 1991 - Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus
1992 - "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 perfs
1992 - 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
1992 - Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
1993 - "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 445 perfs
1993 - "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1993 - "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1993 - "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
1993 - Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
1993 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
1994 - Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 30 killed
1994 - Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
1994 - Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"
1994 - in Poland bus disaster 32 people died.
1995 - "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
1995 - Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
1995 - Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump 1997 - Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating
1997 - Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
1997 - Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
1997 - Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
1998 - 124th Kentucky Derby
1998 - The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
1999 - Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
2000 - Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
2000 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
2002 - Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
2004 - Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
2008 - Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
2011 - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
2011 - The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak


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Historic events on May 3

1294 - John II becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1342 - Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
1382 - Battle on Beverhoutsfield near Brugge
1455 - Jews flee Spain
1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
1494 - Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St Iago"
1512 - 5th Lateran Council (18th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1512 - Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateranen
1515 - Persian Gulf: Portugese fleet occupies Ormuz
1616 - Treaty of Loudun kills French civil war
1621 - Francis Bacon accused of bribery

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1624 - Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama
1629 - French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
1640 - English Upper house accept Act of Attainder
1654 - Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals
1660 - Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg & Austria sign Peace of Oliva
1661 - Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen
1662 - Royal charter granted Connecticut
1678 - French conquering fleet at Curacao, 1200 die
1715 - Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
1722 - Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance," premieres in Paris
1747 - Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
1765 - 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia
1791 - The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1802 - Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city
1808 - Goya's "Executions of 3rd of May"
1808 - Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
1808 - Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are fired upon near Príncipe Pío hill.
1810 - Lord Byron swims Hellespont
1815 - Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples
1822 - Society for Propagation of Faith starts (Lyon, France)
1830 - 1st regular steam train passenger service starts
1837 - The University of Athens is founded.
1845 - 1st black lawyer (Macon B Allen) admitted to bar (Mass)
1845 - Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton China
1846 - Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
1849 - The May Uprising in Dresden begins - the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
1851 - Most of SF destroyed by fire; 30 die
1855 - Antwerp-Rotterdam railway opens
1860 - Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
1861 - Gen Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan
1861 - Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers & another 18,000 seamen
1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville-Beaten Union army withdraws
1863 - Battle of Fredricksburg, VA (Marye's Heights)
1863 - Battle of Salem Church, VA
1864 - 3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault
1867 - The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
1886 - M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
1898 - Camp Merriman forms at Presidio (SF) (see 0517)
1900 - 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25
1901 - Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
1902 - 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
1903 - AVC Heracles (SC Heracles '74) soccer team forms in Almelo
1906 - British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
1909 - 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2
1916 - The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
1917 - 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
1919 - Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
1919 - America's 1st passenger flight (NY-Atlantic City)
1921 - West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax
1922 - Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium
1922 - Salt layer find at Winterswijk
1923 - 1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed
1924 - Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.
1926 - British general strike-3 million workers support miners
1926 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
1926 - US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
1928 - Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
1929 - Prussia bans anti-fascists
1932 - 24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switz)
1933 - 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
1934 - Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours
1936 - French People's Front wins elections
1936 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
1937 - Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"
1938 - Concentration camp at Flossenburg goes into use
1938 - Lefty Grove defeats Tigers 4-3 for 1st of record 20 consecutive wins at his home field Fenway Park; he doesn't lose there until May 12 1941
1938 - Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain
1939 - The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
1941 - -4] German air raid on Liverpool
1941 - 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4
1942 - Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands
1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1942 - Nazi's execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
1942 - Nazi's require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star
1943 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)
1943 - Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
1943 - US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia
1944 - "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway
1944 - Meat rationing ends in US
1945 - 1st Polish armour brigade occupies Wilhelmshafen
1945 - Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg
1945 - British troop join in Rangoon
1945 - German ship "Cap Arcona" sinks in East Sea, 5,800 killed
1946 - International military tribunal in Tokyo begins
1947 - 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
1947 - Japan forms a constitutional democracy
1947 - New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
1948 - Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams

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1949 - 1st firing of a US Viking rocket; reached 80 km
1951 - Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
1951 - NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
1951 - London's Royal Festival Hall opens.
1951 - The Festival of Britain opens.
1952 - "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
1952 - 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
1952 - 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6
1953 - WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Westchester conference of American Library Association proclaims &amp;quot;Freedom to Read&amp;quot;
1954 - KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick
1954 - WHA TV channel 21 in Madison, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 678 performances
1956 - A new range of mountains discovered in Antarctica (2 over 13,000')
1956 - Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella," premieres in NYC
1958 - 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
1958 - WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament
1959 - Tiger's Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive HRs in a doubleheader
1960 - Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks," premieres in NYC

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1960 - The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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1961 - Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter
1962 - Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train & a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)
1963 - Leslie Narum is only Balt Oriole to homer on his 1st at bat
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
1965 - 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
1965 - 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 2-1 in 10
1965 - Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
1965 - Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (LA California)
1965 - KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
1965 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)
1966 - WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 - Black students seize finance building at Northwestern U
1968 - Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica Intl
1969 - "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 perfs
1969 - 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
1970 - 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1970 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1971 - All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
1971 - Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1971 - National Public Radio begins programming
1971 - Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
1971 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)
1973 - Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out
1973 - KC Royals' George Brett gets his 1st major league hit
1975 - 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
1975 - Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
1976 - Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)
1976 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)
1978 - "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
1978 - Anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II
1978 - Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
1978 - WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game
1978 - The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
1979 - 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
1979 - Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
1979 - Martin Sherman's "Bent," premieres in London
1980 - 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
1980 - Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR
1980 - Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL
1981 - "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
1981 - "Moony, Shapiro Songbook" opens & closes at Morosco Theater NYC
1981 - Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
1982 - ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
1982 - NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget
1982 - Pres Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts
1983 - Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead
1983 - Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
1983 - US bishops condemn nuclear weapons
1985 - Date of $5 million check in "View to a Kill"
1986 - 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
1986 - Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
1986 - Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
1986 - NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
1986 - NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
1987 - "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
1987 - Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1987 - Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday & Saturday with Gary Hart
1988 - 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida
1988 - Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000
1991 - Andy Williams weds Debbie Hass
1991 - 356th & final episode of CBS 2nd longest running series Dallas, 2nd only to Gunsmoke
1991 - The Declaration of Windhoek is signed.
1992 - Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves
1992 - Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1992 - NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRS
1992 - Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
1992 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
1993 - "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 perfs
1994 - 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
1994 - D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
1994 - US space probe Clementine launched
1995 - "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
1995 - Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
1995 - David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)
1996 - Martin Moxon & Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v Glam
1997 - 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3
1997 - ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jason Queen
1997 - Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue
1999 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
1999 - Stephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
2000 - The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
2001 - The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
2002 - A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
2003 - New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
2006 - Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors.
2006 - Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia.
2007 - British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.



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Historic events on May 4

1256 - The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
1303 - Flemings conquers Middelburg
1415 - Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
1471 - Battle of Tewkesbury - King Edward IV vs Ex-queen Margaretha
1493 - Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal
1494 - Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica
1540 - Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1572 - Veere sides with Geuzen
1626 - Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
1634 - Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies
1652 - Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
1686 - Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
1715 - French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)
1728 - Georg F Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto," premieres in London
1747 - Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1776 - Rhode Island declares independence from England
1780 - American Academy of Arts & Science founded
1780 - Charles Bunbury on Diomed wins 1st Epsom Derby
1783 - Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus
Composer George Friedrich Handel 1799 - Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
1805 - Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
1814 - Bourbon reign restored in France
1814 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
1818 - Netherlands & England sign treaty against illegal slave handling
1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean
1839 - The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd forms San Bonifacio
1843 - Great-Britain annexes Natal
1846 - US state Michigan ends death penalty
1847 - NY State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration
1851 - 1st major SF fire
1858 - War of Reform (Mexico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz
1859 - The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
1861 - At Gretna LA, one of 1st guns of Rebel navy is cast
1862 - -5] Battle at Williamsburg, Virginia
Naturalist Charles Darwin 1862 - Yorktown, VA - McClellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brigadier General Gabrial Rains
1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville-action at Salem Church
1863 - End of Chancellorsville - Beaten Union army withdraws
1864 - -16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
1864 - Gen Grant's Army at Potomac attacks at Rappahannock
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant crosses Rapidan & begins his duel with Robert E Lee
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant crosses Rapidan & begins his duel with Robert E Lee
1865 - Battle of Citronville, AL; Richard Taylor surrenders
1865 - Battle of Mobile, AL
1866 - Woodward's Gardens opens to public
1869 - The Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
1871 - 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double
1878 - Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House
1883 - John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" (Miss)
1886 - Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
Confederate General Robert E Lee 1888 - Italy & Spain sign military covenant
1893 - Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging
1896 - 1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)
1896 - Grease fire ignites half ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek Colorado
1897 - 23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12.5
1897 - Fire in Paris bazaar at Rue Jean Goujon kills 200
1898 - 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
1899 - 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
1904 - Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.
1904 - Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England.
1910 - Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent
1910 - Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy
1910 - Tel Aviv founded
1912 - Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes
1915 - Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb & Germany
1916 - At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
1917 - Arabs sack Tel Aviv
1918 - Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
1919 - 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)
1919 - FVC soccer team forms
1919 - Giants play their 1st legal Sunday home game, 35,000 see Phils win 4-3
1922 - KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
1923 - Bloody street battles between nazi's, socialist & police in Vienna
1923 - NY state revokes Prohibition law
1924 - 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
1924 - German Republic election fascists & communists win
1925 - League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage
1926 - General strike hits Britain
1927 - 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)
1927 - Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
1929 - Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
1931 - Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president
Gangster Al Capone 1932 - Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
1933 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
1935 - 61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05
1936 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)
1938 - Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire
1940 - 21 "not neutral" nazis & communists arrested in Netherlands
1940 - 66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05
1942 - Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)
1942 - Food 1st rationed in US
1942 - German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages
1942 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)
1943 - NL Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet ball proves to be 50% livelier
1945 - German troops in Netherlands, Denmark & Norway surrender
1946 - 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay
1946 - 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6
1946 - Wash's Cecil Travis gets 6 straight hits before being stopped
1948 - The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death
1949 - Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives)
1952 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open
Nobel Laureate Author Ernest Hemingway 1953 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway (Old Man & The Sea)
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 - Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1957 - 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
1957 - Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
1957 - Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam
1958 - Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen president of Colombia
1959 - 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win
1959 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)
1960 - 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland
1961 - 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South
1961 - 1st on-the-road Spacemobile lecture given.
1961 - CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, DC
1961 - Malcolm Ross & Victor Prather reach 34,668 m (record) in balloon
Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald 1961 - South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
1963 - Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
1964 - "Another World" & "As the World Turns" premieres on TV
1964 - 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
1964 - KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)
1965 - Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record
1966 - Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR
1967 - Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7
1968 - 1st ABA championship: Pitts Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
1968 - 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
1968 - Dancer Image DQ due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02½
1969 - Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody," premieres in NYC
1969 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
1970 - National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
1970 - Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
1970 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
1972 - Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri South Vietnam
1972 - The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
1973 - 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
1973 - BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella
1973 - Longest game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20
1973 - Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
1973 - Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
1973 - Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
1974 - 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
1975 - Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane," premieres in NYC
1975 - Flyers 1-Isles 0-Semis-Flyers hold 3-0 lead-Isles held to 14 shots
1975 - Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
1975 - Maria Astrologes wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1976 - "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 perfs
1978 - Russian president Brezhnev visits West-Germany
1979 - Jackie Mercer wins her 4th golf title 31 years after her 1st
1979 - Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister of England
1979 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-2
1980 - Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
1980 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC Women's Internationalional Golf Tournament
1980 - White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
1981 - Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
1981 - Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
1981 - Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
1982 - British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
1982 - Nordiques 2-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles win series 4-0
1982 - Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
1983 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1984 - Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
1985 - 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
1986 - President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 - Junior Felix of Toronto becomes 53rd to hit HR on 1st at bat
1989 - US launches Magellan to Venus
1989 - US space shuttle STS-30 launched
1990 - Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
1990 - Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
1990 - Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
1990 - Pakistan beat Aust by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
1991 - 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
1991 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
1991 - Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
1991 - Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
1991 - Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease
1991 - NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1991 - Pres Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat
1993 - "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 perfs
1994 - Arsenal wins 34th Europe Cup II
Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love 1994 - Courtney Love cleared of drug charges
1996 - 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01
1996 - ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel
1996 - Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917
1997 - Bruno's Memorial Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Phil Blackmar wins 50th Houston golf Open
1997 - Tammie Green wins LPGA Sprint Titlehoders Championship
1998 - A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
2000 - Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
2001 - The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
2002 - Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another
2007 - Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.
2007 - The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.



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Historic events on May 5

553 - 2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens
1260 - Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1382 - Battle of Beverhoutsveld - population beats drunken army
1430 - Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany
1494 - On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica
1640 - English Short Parliament unites
1646 - King Charles I surrenders at Scotland
1665 - Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
1726 - Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
1762 - Russia & Prussia sign peace treaty
1764 - Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls
1780 - 2nd oldest learned society in US (American Academy of Arts & Sciences) forms (Boston)
1789 - French States-General for It first since 1614 together
1797 - Napoleon I's sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi
1809 - Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland
1809 - Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)
1814 - British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY
1816 - American Bible Society organized (NY)
1821 - Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

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1835 - King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway
1842 - City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)
1847 - American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
1854 - English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast
1855 - NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration
1861 - Alexandria, VA - CS troops abandon city
1862 - French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
1862 - Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA
1863 - Battle of Tupelo, MS
1863 - Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
1864 - Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
1864 - Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
1864 - Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
1864 - Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
1865 - 1st US train robbery (North Bend Ohio)
1874 - Dutch 2nd Chamber passes child labor law
1877 - Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

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1881 - Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev Ukraine
1886 - The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
1891 - Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor

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1893 - Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
1900 - "The Billboard" began weekly publication
1904 - Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)
1905 - Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"
1908 - 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
1908 - Great White Fleet arrives in SF
1912 - 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
1912 - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
1915 - German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom
1916 - US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1917 - St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
1920 - German-Latvian peace treaty signed
1920 - Polish troops occupy Kiev
1920 - US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal
1921 - 1st ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
1921 - Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)
1922 - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
1924 - Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
1925 - John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
1925 - Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)
1925 - Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
1925 - Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
1926 - Geldrop soccer team forms
1926 - Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"
1927 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 1st Symphony, premieres in Berlin
1930 - 1st woman to fly solo from Engl to Australia takes-off (Amy Johnson)
1930 - Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
1932 - Japan & China sign a peace treaty
1934 - 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
1935 - Jessie Owens of US, sets then long jump record at 26' 8½"
1936 - Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
1936 - Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
1938 - Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
1939 - Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky
1940 - Norwegian government in exile forms in London
1941 - 2 Fokker's employees flee nazi occupied Netherlands to England
1941 - Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa
1941 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)
1941 - Chanel No. 5 was released.
1942 - British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
1942 - US begins rationing sugar during WW II
1943 - Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System
1944 - Gandhi freed from prison
1944 - Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim
1945 - Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated
1945 - Netherlands & Denmark liberated from Nazi control
1945 - Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague
1945 - Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated
1945 - 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.
1947 - Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage
1947 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)
1948 - 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
1948 - Belgian government of Spaak resigns
1949 - Council of Europe forms
1949 - KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Statue of Council of Europe drawn
1949 - Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
1950 - Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand
1951 - "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 perfs
1951 - 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
1952 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
1952 - Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base
1954 - Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
1955 - "darn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
1955 - Indies parliament accept hindu-divorce
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1955 - West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers
1956 - 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
1956 - Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
1956 - Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
1956 - World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo
1957 - Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria
1957 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1958 - KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1961 - Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
1962 - 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
1962 - LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
1962 - West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
1963 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1964 - Separatists riot in Quebec
1965 - 1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
1966 - Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II
1966 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
1966 - Willie Mays hit his 512th HR
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 - 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1969 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

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1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1971 - "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
1971 - Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
1972 - Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115
1973 - 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
1974 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
1975 - A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, & scored 33 runs)
1976 - Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II
1976 - Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24
1978 - Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
1979 - 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
1979 - Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
1979 - Voyager 1 passes Jupiter
1980 - Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos & police stormed the building
1980 - Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.
1981 - 16th & final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
1983 - Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
1985 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
1986 - Hall of Fame & Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
1987 - Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
1987 - Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
1987 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1988 - Eugene A Marino installed as 1st black US archbishop
1989 - Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
1990 - 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
1990 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
1990 - Paul Hogan & Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia
1991 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1991 - A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.
1992 - Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

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Country singer Tammy Wynette

1994 - "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 perfs
1994 - Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
1994 - North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
1995 - Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
1996 - "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 perfs
1996 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
1996 - Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
1997 - "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV
1997 - Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful
2000 - Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon
2005 - The United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party is re-elected for a third, consecutive term.
2006 - The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA).
2007 - Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.



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Historical events on May 6

1312 - Emperor Frederik III of Habsburg & duke Charles the bold arrange marriage of their children
1527 - Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
1529 - Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals
1536 - King Henry VIII, orders bible be placed in every church
1542 - Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
1598 - Arch duke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands
1604 - Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina.
1626 - Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets
1642 - Ville Marie (Montreal) forms
1644 - Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil
1648 - Battle at Zolty Wody-Bohdan Chmielricki's Cossaks beat John II Casimir
1672 - Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
1682 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.
1733 - 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni
1753 - French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
1757 - Battle at Prague: Frederik II of Prussia beats emperor army
1787 - 1st Black Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston
1794 - Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France
1804 - Suriname sold to English (until Feb, 1816)
1833 - John Deere makes 1st steel plow
1835 - 1st edition of NY Herald (price 1 cent)
1835 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
1840 - 1st postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain)
1844 - Johan Thorbecke argue general right to vote
1848 - Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony
1851 - Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine"
1851 - Linus Yale patents Yale-lock
1851 - New slave regulations go into effect in Suriname
1851 - SF Chamber of Commerce starts
1853 - 1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)
1860 - SF Olympic Club, 1st US athletic club forms
1860 - Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille sets sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
1861 - Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US
1861 - Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy
1861 - American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
1864 - Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA
Confederate General James Longstreet 1864 - Battle of Wilderness-Gen Longstreet seriously injured
1864 - General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia
1882 - Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1882 - Epping Forest England dedicated by Queen Victoria
1882 - Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
1889 - Universal Exposition opens in Paris, Eiffel Tower completed
1890 - Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]
1891 - Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike
1895 - 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50
1896 - 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75
1902 - British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
1902 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (BG)
1902 - Zulu assault at Holkrantz South-Africa
1903 - Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers
1904 - American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting
1906 - "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market St SF
1907 - 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
1910 - King George V ascends to British throne
1910 - George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
1913 - King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania
1914 - British House of Lords rejects women suffrage
1915 - Allies attack Cape Helles, Hellespont
1915 - German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland
Baseball Great Babe Ruth 1915 - Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15
1916 - Belgian troop march into Kigali, German East-Africa
1917 - St Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chic White Sox, 3-0
1919 - Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
1921 - American Soccer League forms
1925 - Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
1929 - AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
1929 - NY to SF footrace begins
1933 - 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
1933 - Italy & USSR sign trade agreement
1934 - Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters
1935 - British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee
1935 - KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)
1935 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)
1937 - Dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
1938 - Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)
1939 - 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher"
1939 - 65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4
Author John Steinbeck 1940 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)
1941 - Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1941 - At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
1942 - Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies
1943 - British 1st army opens assault on Tunis
1944 - 70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2
1944 - KJR-AM in Seattle Wash swaps calls with KOMO
1945 - Gen J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands
1945 - World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (first was on December 11, 1941).
1946 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson)"
1948 - "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
1950 - "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 perfs
1950 - 76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6
1950 - Liz Taylor's 1st marriage (Conrad Hilton Jr)
1951 - Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
1953 - Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Phila A's, 6-0
1954 - Roger Bannister of Britain breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4)
1955 - West Germany joins NATO
1956 - Gus Bell (Reds) homers off Bob Miller in both ends of a double header
1956 - WRCB TV channel 3 in Chattanooga, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - Italian government of Segni resigns
1957 - Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV
1957 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John F Kennedy (Profiles in Courage)
1959 - Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships
1960 - English prince Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon)
1960 - Pres Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
1960 - Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta
1960 - Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramon Mercader), freed in Mexico
1961 - 87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04
1961 - Omer Vanaudenhove chosen chairman of Belgium Liberal Party
1962 - 1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)
1962 - Antonio Segni elected president of Italy
1962 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
1962 - Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1963 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)
1964 - Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan," premieres in London
1965 - Lawry & Simpson complete opening stand of 382 against W Indies
1966 - Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
1966 - Most runs scored in 11th inning (9) Phils score 5 to beat Pirates 8-7
1966 - Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
1967 - 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College
1967 - 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
1967 - Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
1967 - Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India
1968 - Battle between students & troops in Paris, 1000 injured
1968 - Giants reliever Lindy McDaniel sets NL record of 225th consecutive errorless game (108 chances consecutively since June 16, 1964)
1968 - Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards
1970 - Yuchiro Miura of Japan skies down Mt Everest
1972 - 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8
1972 - Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
1973 - 1st WHA championship, New England Whalers beat Win Jets, 4 games to 1
1973 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
1974 - A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
1974 - Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore
1974 - Smallest attendance at Phila's Veterans Stadium (4,149)
1974 - Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
1974 - W German chancellor W Brandt resigns
1975 - Bundy victim Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello, Idaho
1975 - Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only
1975 - 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska
1976 - An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
1977 - "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl," released in UK
1978 - 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2
1978 - South Africa military goes into Angola
1979 - Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 818 kph over 200 m
1979 - Louis LaRusso II's "Knockout," premieres in NYC
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
1979 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 - "Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances
1981 - Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired & replaced by Rene Lachemann
1981 - US expels Libyan diplomats
1982 - Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
1984 - Balt Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle
1984 - Jose Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election
1985 - 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-cool.gif-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards AFB
1986 - Berlin: Real Madrid wins 15th UEFA Cup
1986 - Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop
1986 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 - Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice
Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti 1987 - Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH
1987 - Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
1987 - PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Graeme Hick scores 405 for Worcs v Somerset 35 fours 11 sixes
1988 - Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
1989 - 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05
1990 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1990 - Former president PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party
1990 - Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in SC
1991 - Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
1991 - Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
1991 - Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) lands
1992 - NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
1992 - Werder Bremen wins 32nd Europe Cup II
Actor Tom Cruise 1993 - STS-55 (Columbia) lands
1994 - Chunnel linking England & France officially opens
1994 - Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show
1994 - House passes the assault weapons ban
1994 - Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 - Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa
1995 - 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
1995 - ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
1995 - Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
1996 - Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM
1996 - The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1997 - Army Staff Sgt Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape
1997 - Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1997 - NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes
Anti-apartheid activist/South African President Nelson Mandela 1997 - Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics
1997 - The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
1998 - Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
2001 - During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
2002 - Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist.
2004 - The season finale of the sitcom Friends airs
2008 - Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
2010 - The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.



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Historical events on May 7

558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.
1274 - 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens
1355 - 1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
1416 - Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay
1429 - English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc
1579 - Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
1624 - Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
1638 - Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
1660 - Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
1663 - Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
1664 - Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
1697 - Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced by the current Royal Palace).
1700 - William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation
1718 - The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville .
1727 - Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
1748 - French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
1765 - Adm Nelsons sailboat HMS Victory runs aground
1771 - Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
1775 - Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria
First US President George Washington 1789 - 1st inaugurational ball (for George Washington in NYC)
1792 - Capt Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
1800 - Indiana Territory organized
1824 - Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
1832 - Greece becomes independent republic
1832 - Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece
1836 - The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.
1840 - Tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317
1847 - American Medical Association organizes (Phila)
1848 - Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia
1856 - Argentine & Brazilian sign a navigation pact
1861 - Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN
1862 - Battle of West Point, VA (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)
1862 - Much of Enschede Neth destroyed by fire
1864 - Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)
French National Heroine Joan of Arc 1864 - Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
1866 - German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassin attempt
1867 - Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
1873 - US marines attack Panama
1875 - German SS Schiller sinks near Scilly Islands, 312 killed
1877 - Cin Enquirer, 1st uses term "Bullpen" to indicate foul territory
1885 - John E W Thompson, named minister to Haiti
1888 - Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys," premieres in Paris
1888 - George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"
1891 - Battle in Bunyoro: Capt F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed
1895 - In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the world's first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
1902 - Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000
1904 - Flexible Flyer trademark registered
1907 - Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
1909 - Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)
Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck 1910 - 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6
1912 - Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer
1913 - British House of Commons rejects woman's right to vote
1914 - US Congress establishes mother's day
1914 - Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in White House
1915 - Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost
1917 - Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
1920 - USSR recognizes Georgia's independence
1921 - 47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2
1922 - Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
1922 - NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
1923 - Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad
1924 - Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
1925 - Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
1925 - Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
1927 - SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
1927 - Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
1928 - England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21
1928 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)
1930 - Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
1932 - 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
1934 - Neth Princess Juliana opens Juliana Canal
1934 - Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region
1934 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White)
1934 - World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines
1938 - 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8
1938 - Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of nazi-Germany "undesired strangers"
1939 - Germany & Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
1940 - Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain
1941 - British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3)
1941 - Cornerstone of B of A building at 300 Montgomery laid
1941 - Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA
1942 - Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
1942 - Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
1943 - British 11th Huzaren occupies Tunis Tunisia
1943 - Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps
1943 - Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
1943 - US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville Tunisia
1943 - US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert Tunisia
1944 - German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
1945 - Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
1945 - British troops pull into Utrecht Neth
1945 - Formal undertaking of complete German surrender
1945 - Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated
1945 - Nazi generals Jodl & Von Friedenburg surrender
1945 - Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Neth
1945 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
1945 - SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
1946 - William H Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands
1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
1947 - "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
1947 - General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
1947 - Paraguayian government unleashes contra revolt
1948 - Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death
1949 - 75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2
1951 - Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
1951 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
1952 - The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
1953 - "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances
1953 - Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile
1954 - French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
1954 - US, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1955 - 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8
1955 - USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great-Britain
1955 - West Europe Union established
1956 - Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300
1956 - NY Giant Bill White, homers in his 1st at bat
1956 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
1957 - Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
1957 - Maj Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles (27.8 K)
1958 - Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m
1959 - "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition
1960 - "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
1960 - "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 perfs
1960 - "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
1960 - 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
1960 - Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
1960 - LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry
1960 - Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR
1960 - Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
1960 - USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
1961 - "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 perfs
1961 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1962 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
1963 - SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))
1965 - WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 - 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
1966 - Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
1966 - Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene
1967 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1969 - 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
1969 - Lt General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA
1970 - "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
1972 - 26th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
1972 - Betty Burfeindt wins Sealy LPGA Golf Classic
1973 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)
1974 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
1975 - Flyers 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
1975 - Pres Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"
1975 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays
1977 - "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
1977 - 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
1979 - 5th UNCTAD-conference opens in Manila
1979 - Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland)
1980 - Josip Tito, Yugoslav president, buried
1980 - Samm-Art Williams' "Home," premieres in NYC
1982 - "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 perfs
1982 - Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
1982 - IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
1982 - Oakland Raiders to move to LA
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
1983 - August Hoffman performs record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups
1983 - Bruins 4-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles win series 4-2
1984 - $180m out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit
1984 - Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic
1986 - Bucharest wins 31st Europe Cup I
1986 - Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
1987 - 105°F in Sacramento, CA
1987 - Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on Cheers
1988 - 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1989 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
1989 - Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 mins in Nepal at 21,030 feet
1989 - Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega's bid for presidency
1991 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 - Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
1992 - 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge Long Island for selling cocaine
1992 - Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
1992 - Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races
1992 - US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
1993 - South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
1994 - 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
1994 - Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
1994 - Edvard Munchs painting "The Scream" recovered 3 months after stolen
1994 - Gary Hart's girlfriend Donna Rice (36) weds Jack Hughes (42)
1994 - Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)
1995 - "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1995 - Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election
1995 - Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1995 - Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours & 36 minutes
Comedian Martin Lawrence 1996 - Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown
1997 - Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
1997 - Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)
1998 - Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
1999 - Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
1999 - In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
1999 - 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 - A jury finds The Jenny Jones Show and Warner Bros. liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure, after the show purposely deceived Jonathan Schmitz to appear on a secret same-sex crush episode. Schmitz later killed Amedure and the jury awarded Amedure's family $25 million USD.
2002 - A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
2007 - The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.



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Historic events on May 8

535 - John II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo
615 - St Boniface IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
685 - St Benedict II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1360 - Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French
1429 - French troops under Joan of Arc rescues Orleans
1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion-Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI
1521 - Parliament of Worms installs edict against Marten Luther
1541 - Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River
1624 - Hung king Bethlen Gabor & emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna
1639 - William Coddington founds Newport RI
1660 - English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England
1721 - Michelangiolo dei Conti replaces Pope Clement XI, as Innocent XIII
1741 - France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
1784 - Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
1792 - British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash
1792 - US establishes military draft
1821 - Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
1823 - "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)
Naturalist Charles Darwin 1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle
1834 - Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium
1840 - Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process
1842 - Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die
1846 - 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas
1847 - Robert Thompson patents rubber tire
1858 - John Brown holds antislavery convention
1861 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy
1862 - Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va
1863 - Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia
1864 - Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
1864 - Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton
1864 - Battle of Spotslyvania Court House begins
1871 - English-US treaty ends Alabama dispute
1877 - 1st Westminster Dog Show held
French National Heroine Joan of Arc 1878 - 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines
1879 - George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile
1881 - Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolian monarch
1882 - David Belasco's "La Belle Russe," premieres in NYC
1885 - Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl
1886 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
1895 - China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1896 - Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
1897 - 22nd Preakness: T Thorpe aboard Paul Kauvar wins in 1:51¼
1898 - The first games of the Italian Football League are played.
1899 - The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
1900 - 250 grave robbers shot to death
1900 - John McGraw & Wilbert Robinson sign with Cardinals
1901 - In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4
1902 - Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
1906 - Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
1907 - Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cin Reds, 6-0
1907 - Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1909 - Albert Raines runs world record marathon (2:46:04.6)
1909 - Frederick Barrett runs world record marathon (2:42:31)
1914 - Paramount Pictures is formed.
1915 - 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
1916 - German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes
1919 - 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
1919 - Appingedam soccer team forms
1919 - Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day.
1920 - 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09
1921 - Sweden abolished capital punishment
1923 - Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath
1924 - Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231," premieres
1924 - Memel territories given to Lithuania
1924 - Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut
1925 - 51st Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Coventry wins in 1:59
1925 - French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco
1926 - 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
1926 - A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
1926 - Fire breaks out in Fenway Park
1929 - Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
1929 - NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pirates, 11-0
1931 - Operette "Land of Smiles," premieres in London
1933 - Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1935 - Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
1936 - Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track
1937 - 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
1938 - Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," premieres in Washington, DC
1941 - German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean
1942 - Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea
1942 - German summer offensive opens in Crimea
1942 - 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
1943 - 69th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4
1943 - Adm Cunningham of Brit fleet: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"
1944 - 33 communist resistance fighter sentenced to death
1944 - U-575 sinks Asphodel
1945 - Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
1945 - Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet
1945 - Gen Von Keitel surrenders to Marshal Zhukov
1945 - V-E Day; Germany signs unconditional surrender, WW II ends in Europe
1946 - Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
1946 - The Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial that preceded the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
1947 - A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon
1948 - Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours
1949 - West German constitution approved
1950 - Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons
1951 - Dacron men's suits introduced
1951 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1952 - "Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
1952 - "Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances
1952 - Mad Magazine debuts
1953 - WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - 1st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA
1956 - John Osbornes "Look Back in Anger," premieres in London
1958 - Pres Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
1958 - VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru
1959 - 3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship. 200 drown just yards from shore
1960 - USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations
1960 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Golf Open
1961 - 1st practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport Texas
1961 - Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington
1962 - "Funny Thing Happened" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 965 perfs
1962 - 1st Atlas Centaur Launch
1962 - London trolley buses go out of service
1963 - "Dr No" premieres in US
US President John F. Kennedy 1963 - JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
1965 - 1st shut put over 70' (Randy Matson 70' 7")
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1966 - Last game at old Busch stadium, St Louis Card lose 10-5 to SF
1966 - Only HR ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Park (Frank Robinson)
1967 - Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
1967 - The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
1968 - Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins (4-0)
1968 - Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
1969 - Cambodia recognizes German DR
1969 - Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Sacra Ritum Congregation
1970 - Beatles release "Let it Be" album
1970 - Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
1970 - NBA championship: Knicks beat Lakers, 113-99
1971 - "Earl of Ruston" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 5 performances
Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali 1971 - Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Sq Garden
1972 - Sabena aircraft at Lod Intl, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
1973 - Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, thus technically becoming baseball's 1st black manager
1973 - Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, thus technically becoming baseball's 1st black manager
1973 - Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
1974 - 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
1974 - Canada government of Trudeau falls
1974 - FC Magdenburg wins 14th Europe Cup II
1976 - "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 perfs
1976 - The rollercoaster Revolution (roller coaster), the first steel coaster with a vertical flip, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain
1977 - David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings
1977 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1978 - ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"
1978 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
1979 - Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
Hall of Fame MLB shortstop Ernie Banks 1980 - Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game
1980 - World Health Organization announced smallpox had been eradicated
1981 - Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out, 1 short of record
1982 - Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT)-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1983 - Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1984 - Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (completed 5/9)
1984 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 - Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles
1984 - Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed
1984 - USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
1985 - 20th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Judds win
1985 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 - Gary Hart quits democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)
1987 - The Loughgall ambush: The SAS kill 8 IRA members and 1 civilian, in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
1988 - "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances
1988 - Francois Mitterrand elected president of France
1988 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1988 - Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC
1988 - Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
1989 - Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" & remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
1989 - US space shuttle STS-30 lands
1990 - Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway
1990 - Reindependence Day of Estonia
1991 - CIA director William H Webster resigns
1993 - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware
1993 - Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 - 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
1994 - "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 9 perfs
1994 - 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes
1994 - Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
1994 - Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama
1994 - Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica
Pop Singer & Beatle Paul McCartney 1994 - Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1994 - Pres Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people
1994 - Erling Kagge becomes the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge.
1996 - NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
1996 - S Afr's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
1997 - Tea Leoni & David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
1999 - Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.
2005 - The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.
2007 - A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin as Deputy First Minister.
2010 - The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process.
2010 - Barrow AFC won the English FA Trophy at Wembley, this makes them the only team in the world to win it at both the Old & New Wembley stadiums.



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Historic events on May 9

1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
1012 BC - Solar Eclipse seen at Ugarit, 6:09-6:39 PM.
328 - Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.
1092 - Lincoln Cathedral consecrated
1336 - Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux
1386 - Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England
1450 - 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
1460 - Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
1502 - Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

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1519 - Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
1573 - Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king
1588 - Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
1671 - Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
1689 - English King Willem III declares war on France
1726 - Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
1738 - England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
1753 - King Louis XV disbands French parliament
1754 - 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"

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1766 - John Byron back in England after trip around the world
1785 - British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
1788 - English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
1836 - HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
1837 - "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
1846 - Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
1862 - Battle of Farmington, MS
1862 - Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
1862 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI
1864 - -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
1864 - Battle of Dalton, GA
1864 - Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
1868 - Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres
1868 - The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
1873 - Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
1874 - Victoria Embankment, in London opens
1874 - The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes.
1877 - Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
1882 - Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
1887 - Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.

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1889 - 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
1896 - 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
1899 - Lawn mower patented
1901 - Australia opens its 1st parliament in Melbourne
1901 - Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chic White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
1904 - The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
1908 - Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname
1911 - Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland
1913 - 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
1914 - 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
1914 - Pres Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
1914 - J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
1915 - German & French fight Battle of Artois
1916 - British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
1925 - Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
1926 - Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
1927 - 53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
1927 - Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
1927 - The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
1929 - NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates
1929 - WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
1930 - 56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
1931 - 57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
1932 - 58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
1932 - Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity
1932 - WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
1933 - Spanish anarchists call for general strike
1934 - Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!
1936 - 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
1936 - Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
1937 - Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
1939 - Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha

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1941 - English Army breaks German spy codes
1942 - 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
1943 - 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
1943 - Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
1944 - 1st eye bank opens in New York
1944 - Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
1944 - Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
1944 - Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
1944 - Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
1945 - Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
1945 - Jersey liberated from nazis
1945 - Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
1945 - New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
1945 - Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
1945 - Victory celebration at Red Square
1945 - World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.
1945 - World War II: Hermann Göring is captured by the United States Army.
1945 - World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
1945 - World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
1946 - 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
1946 - 1st variety show on TV "NBC's Hour Glass," premieres
1946 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by Umberto
1949 - Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway London
1949 - Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco
1950 - French Foreign min Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
1950 - Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
1951 - Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
1955 - German Federal Republic joins NATO
1956 - First ascent of Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain.
1958 - Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
1959 - Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
1960 - Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1960 - US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
1960 - US send U-2 over USSR
1961 - Balt Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
1961 - FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
1961 - Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
1962 - Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone
1962 - Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - Khrushchev visits Egypt
1964 - Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love"
1965 - Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
1965 - Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
1966 - 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
1966 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1967 - 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
1967 - Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
1969 - BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
1970 - 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
1971 - 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton
1971 - Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
1971 - Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
1971 - Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Balt Oriole history
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
1973 - For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
1974 - House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1975 - Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
1975 - Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
1976 - "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1976 - Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
1977 - Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
1977 - Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
1977 - Patty Hearst let out of jail
1978 - "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 perfs
1978 - Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
1978 - Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
1978 - Musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," premieres in NYC
1978 - PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven Neth
1979 - US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
1980 - 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
1981 - Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
1982 - "9" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances
1982 - Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in NYC
1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1983 - 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson

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1984 - Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
1984 - Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (started 5/8)
1984 - White Sox & Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game
1987 - 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
1987 - Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
1987 - Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
1988 - A's winning streak hits 14, ends tommorow
1988 - Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
1988 - Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
1988 - The new Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.
1989 - "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
1989 - Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
1989 - NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
1989 - NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
Actor Tom Cruise 1989 - VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"
1990 - NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
1990 - Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
1991 - Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
1991 - Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
1992 - America Cup finals begin in San Diego
1992 - Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
1992 - Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
1992 - Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
1993 - "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs
1993 - "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 perfs
1993 - Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
1993 - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1993 - Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies," premieres in NYC
1993 - Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
1994 - "Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances
1994 - Mass murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in NY
1995 - Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
1995 - Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
1997 - 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
1997 - San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
2001 - In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths were caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium)that followed a controversial decision by the referee handling a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
2002 - The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.
2002 - In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
2004 - Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
2006 - Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.
2006 - George Preca is canonised as the first Maltese saint in history.



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Historic events on May 10

1267 - Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
1278 - Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining
1291 - Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I
1427 - Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1497 - Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to New World
1503 - Columbus discovers Cayman Islands
1525 - Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague
1534 - French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland
1559 - Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary
1570 - Czar Ivan IV becomes Protestant
1624 - Jacob Willekens & Piet Heyn conquer Salvador, Civil rights activist
1652 - John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Va
1655 - Jamaica captured by English
1676 - Bacon's Rebellion, frontiersmen vs Virginia government begins
1752 - Benjamin Franklins 1st tests the lightning rod
1768 - John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
1774 - Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
1774 - Louis XVI becomes King of France.
1775 - 2nd Cont Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time
1775 - 2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander
1775 - Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution
1787 - Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings
1796 - French government arrest 10 utopists
1796 - Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
1796 - Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
1797 - 1st Navy ship, the "United States," is launched
1801 - First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
1816 - English steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
1823 - 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft Snelling
1824 - The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall St
1837 - Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
1849 - Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed)
1857 - Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerut
1857 - Sepoy-revolt in Meerutkazerne, Delhi
1861 - Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI
1862 - Battle of Plum Run Bend, TN (Plum Point Bend)
1864 - Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Ny River Virginia
1865 - Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia
1865 - Surrender of Sam Jones
1869 - Golden Spike driven, completes Promontory Pt Ut-Transcontinental RR
1870 - Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch
1871 - German-French peace treaty signed: France cedes Elzas
1871 - Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany
1872 - Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US president
1876 - Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia
1879 - Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa
1880 - General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1881 - Lighthouse on Ameland begins operation
1889 - 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
1893 - 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
1893 - Imperial Institute in London opens
1905 - 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75
1906 - Russia's Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
1907 - Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue," premieres in Paris
1908 - 1st Mother's Day observed (Phila)
1909 - Winchester's Fred Toney no-hits Lexington for 17 inning
1910 - 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
1910 - 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
1910 - Comet Halley's closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
1913 - 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
1913 - Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
1915 - Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea
1916 - Disastrous fire in Ellendale, ND
1916 - Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam
1917 - Atlantic ships get destroyer escorts to stop German attacks
1918 - HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor
1919 - 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
1919 - Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed
1921 - Luigi Pirandello's "Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore," premieres
1922 - Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
1922 - WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions
1922 - The United States annexes the Kingman Reef.
1924 - J Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI
1926 - 52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
1928 - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
1929 - 55th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6
1929 - 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane
1930 - 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
1930 - Clarrie Grimmett takes 10 for 37 v Yorkshire at Sheffield
1931 - Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington NJ
1932 - Government declares "Wilhelmus" Neth national anthem
1932 - Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes president of France
1933 - Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms
1933 - Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany
1933 - Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
1933 - Suriname worker's union leader A de Come banish to Netherlands
1936 - Manuel Azaña elected president of Spain
1936 - Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
1937 - Busmen strike in London
1938 - Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam
1940 - British Local Defense Volunteers (Home Guard) forms
1940 - Dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks
1940 - Dutch-Indies Gov Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege
1940 - French marines stationed on Aruba
1940 - French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
1940 - Nazi armies attack Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
1940 - Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British PM
1940 - World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
1941 - 67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8
1941 - Adolph Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland
1941 - England's House of Commons & Holborn Theater destroyed in a blitz
1941 - Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason
1942 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1944 - Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
1944 - Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal
1945 - Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese
1945 - Russian troops occupied Prague
1946 - Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
1946 - Umberto II succeeds Victor Emmanuel III as king of Italy
1947 - "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 perfs
1947 - 73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
1948 - 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel
1948 - Winston Churchill visits The Hague
1950 - 1st Neth-US telex sent
1951 - Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
1952 - "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
1953 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
1953 - KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Bolshoi-ballet does not appear in Paris
1956 - French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
1956 - KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon
1957 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow
1959 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational
1959 - Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan
1959 - Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
1960 - John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia
1960 - US atomic sub USS Triton completes 1st around world under water trip
1960 - USS Nautilus completes 1st circumnavigation of globe under water
1961 - "Beyond the Fringe," premieres in London
1963 - Decca signs Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1966 - 25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
1967 - Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar
1967 - Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
1967 - Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges
1967 - Stockholm Vietnam-Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam
1969 - Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
1969 - Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
1969 - US troop begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill
1970 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1970 - Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
1970 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
1971 - US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents
1972 - Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
1973 - 9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 8-4
1973 - Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania
1973 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
1974 - 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
1975 - Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record
1978 - "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
1978 - Liverpool wins 23rd Europe Cup
1979 - Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
1979 - John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
1979 - Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]
1980 - "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1981 - Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Pres of France
1981 - Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
1982 - WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
1982 - WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
1983 - "Laverne & Shirley," last airs on ABC-TV
1983 - Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
1983 - Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1984 - Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua
1985 - Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1986 - "Rock Me Amadeus," by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart
1986 - Tommy Lee drummer of Motley Crue marries Heather Locklear
1987 - Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1988 - Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000
1989 - FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II
1989 - Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
1990 - "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 perfs
1990 - French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
1990 - Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella
1991 - Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
1992 - "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 - Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
1992 - Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
1993 - Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok, kills 145
1993 - Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman
1993 - Paul Cezannes still life sells for $28,600,000 in NYC
1993 - Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
1994 - "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per
1994 - Barbra Striesand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years
1994 - Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)
1994 - Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president
1994 - Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists
1995 - 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins
1995 - Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
1995 - In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
1996 - "Twister" premieres
1996 - 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games
1996 - Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI).
1997 - Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
2001 - In Ghana, a stampede at a football game kills over 120 spectators.
2002 - Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season
2003 - The May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence takes place.
2005 - A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

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Historic events on May 11

330 - Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire
1189 - Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg
1310 - Fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics.
1330 - Constantinople (Istanbul) becomes new capital by Roman Emperor Constantine for Eastern Roman Empire
1421 - Jews are expelled from Styria Austria
1502 - Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"
1548 - Start of great fire in Brielle
1625 - Boers besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper-Austria
1647 - Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam.
1674 - Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
1678 - French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaaao
1689 - Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
1690 - English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal Nova Scotia
1745 - Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war
1749 - British parliament accept Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
1751 - 1st US hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)
1752 - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)
1772 - Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
1784 - England & Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty
1792 - Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray

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Capt. Robert Gray

1812 - Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Most observers consider it disgusting & immoral. No wonder it caught on!
1812 - Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
1813 - In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
1814 - Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
1816 - American Bible Society forms (NY)
1820 - Launch of HMS Beagle the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
1833 - "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215
1841 - Lt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound.
1850 - Work starts on 1st brick building in SF
1858 - Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state
1862 - Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, VA
1864 - Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)
1864 - Gen J E B Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern
1865 - Jeff Thompson surrenders

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Jefferson Thomas

1867 - Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg
1875 - George "Charmer" Zettlein pitches the 1st 9 inning shutout
1881 - Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa," premieres in Prague
1887 - 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
1888 - 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
1891 - The Otsu Scandal takes place.
1892 - 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
1893 - Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
1894 - American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
1897 - Wash Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
1900 - James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
1904 - Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace
1907 - Bank of SF incorporated
1907 - A derailment outside Lompoc, California kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
1910 - Montana's Glacier National Park forms
1911 - The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1912 - 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
1916 - Einstein's Theory of General Relativity presented
1917 - Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand
1918 - 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
1919 - Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0
1919 - Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie
1921 - Tel Aviv is 1st all Jewish municipality
1923 - 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
1924 - Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election
1924 - Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)
1924 - Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
1925 - Communist Party of Holland splits
1925 - Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
1926 - Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic O
1927 - Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences forms
1927 - Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
1927 - Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1928 - 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
1928 - 54th Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2
1928 - 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's
1928 - General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
1929 - 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
1929 - Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
1931 - Credit-Anstalt, Austria's largest bank, fails beginning financial collapse of Central Europe
1935 - 61st Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
1940 - 66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6
1940 - NY World's Fair reopens
1941 - 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
1942 - Japanese troops conquer Kalewa
1942 - William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
1943 - Hermann Goering-division in Tunisia surrenders
1943 - US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)
1944 - Opposition group surprise attack post office Washer
1944 - Slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison
1945 - US marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa
1946 - 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
1946 - 72nd Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
1946 - UMNO is created.
1947 - BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
1947 - Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy
1948 - Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa
1948 - Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
1949 - 1st Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC)
1949 - By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN
1949 - Siam renames itself Thailand
1950 - Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
1950 - Eugene Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve," premieres in Paris
1951 - Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
1953 - Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)
1953 - Winston Churchill criticizes John Foster Dulles domino theory
1955 - Israel attacks Gaza
1956 - Pinky Lee Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1957 - Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia
1958 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1959 - "Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes & Connie Stevens hits #4
1959 - Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"

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Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley

1959 - Rodgers & Barer's musical "Once upon a mattress," premieres in NYC
1959 - Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
1960 - French liner "France" launched
1960 - Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
1960 - The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.
1962 - Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - US sends troops to Thailand
1963 - "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2
1963 - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
1963 - Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
1965 - "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
1965 - 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
1965 - Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000
1965 - Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument
1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1965 - West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
1966 - Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I
1967 - "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 perfs
1967 - 100,000,000th US phone connected
1967 - Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for EG membership
1968 - Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"
1968 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
1968 - Students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured
1968 - The Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor-Danforth Line, going to Scarborough in the east, and Etobicoke in the west.
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969 - Monty Python comedy troupe forms
1970 - Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise
1970 - Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.
1971 - Cleveland's Steve Dunning becomes last AL pitcher to hit grand slam
1972 - Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash
1972 - John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on Dick Cavett Show
1972 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Dutch government of Uyl forms
1973 - Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
1974 - "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83
1974 - "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7
1974 - Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
1975 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 - Flyers 1-Isles 2-Semifinals-Series tied at 3 games
1975 - Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market
1976 - Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
1976 - Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV
1977 - Hamburger SV wins 17th soccer Europe Cup II
1977 - Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
1978 - Margaret A Brewer is 1st female general in the US Marine Corps
1980 - Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1980 - Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies
1981 - Andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot's musical "Cats," premieres in London

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Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber

1981 - Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks
1982 - Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1983 - "Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater NYC
1983 - Aberdeen wins 23rd Europe Cup II
1983 - Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
1984 - Johan Cruijff quits soccer
1984 - Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
1984 - Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
1985 - 40 die and 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground, England
1985 - Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
1985 - Madonna's "Crazy For You," single goes #1
1985 - Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands
1985 - Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
1986 - Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1987 - 1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)
1987 - Corazon Aquino is elected president in the Philippines
1988 - France performs nuclear test
1988 - KV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II
1988 - Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

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Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti

1989 - 217th & final episode of "Dynasty" is aired
1989 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 - Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds
1989 - President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama
1990 - NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
1993 - 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
1993 - Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
1994 - "Grease," opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater NYC for 1,503 performances
1994 - "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult," released in France
1994 - 6 white racists sentenced to death in South Africa
1994 - Inter Milan wins 23rd UEFA Cup
1995 - In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
1996 - Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0
1996 - Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
1997 - "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
1997 - NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1997 - Paine Webber Senior Golf Invitational
1997 - Sara Lee LPGA Classic
1997 - Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
1997 - Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic
1998 - India conducts three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.
2002 - Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End.
2002 - Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.
2007 - Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.
2009 - An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3 soldiers wounded.

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Historic events on May 12

254 - Stephan I replaces Lucius I as Catholic Pope
919 - Duke Henry of Saxon becomes king Henry I of Oostfrankische rich
1082 - Battle at Mailberg: Vratislav II of Bohemia beats Leopold II of Austr
1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.
1215 - English barons serve ultimatum on king John without Country
1328 - Louis IV de Beier selects P Rainalducci as anti-Pope Nicolaas V
1328 - Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
1459 - Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur
1525 - Battle at Biblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Wurttembergse farmers
1534 - Wurttemberg becomes Lutherian
1551 - San Marcos University in Lima Peru, opens
1588 - Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
1604 - Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
1640 - Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV
1641 - Prince Willem II (14) marries Engl princess Henriette Mary Stuart (9)
1689 - England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg
1695 - English king Willem III departs to Netherlands
1701 - Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
1733 - Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague
1776 - Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns
1777 - 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)
1780 - British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina
1780 - Charleston, SC falls to British (Revolutionary War)
1789 - Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
1792 - Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
1797 - First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
1821 - The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
1832 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore," premieres in Milan
Naturalist Charles Darwin 1835 - Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile
1849 - Willem Alexander PFL crowned king Willem III in Amsterdam
1862 - Federal troops occupies Baton Rouge Louisiana
1863 - Battle of Raymond, Miss
1864 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)
1864 - Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid)
1864 - Butler attacks Drewry's Bluff on James River
1864 - US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigade-general
1865 - Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
1870 - Manitoba becomes a province of Canada
1871 - Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Ky
1873 - Oscar II of Sweden-Norway is crowned King of Sweden.
1874 - US Assay Office in Helena, Montana authorized
1875 - 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
1877 - Ottawa Rough Riders 1st outside competition vs Britannia
1881 - France sign treaty of protection with Tunisia colony
1881 - Treaty of Bardo, Tunis becomes a French protectorate
1885 - Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebel against Canada
1888 - Crouching start 1st used by Charles Sherrill of Yale
1890 - Louisiana legalized prize fighting
1890 - The first-ever official County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
1891 - Riot against tax increase in Paramaribo Suriname
1894 - Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
1897 - 1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente Neth
1897 - Battle at Thessalie: Turkish army beats Greece
1898 - Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters
1900 - Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed
1900 - Lord Roberts' troops occupies Crown city
1901 - Pres McKinley visits SF
Playwright George Bernard Shaw 1908 - George Bernard Shaws' "Getting Married," premieres in London
1908 - Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield
1909 - 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
1910 - 2nd NAACP conference (NYC)
1910 - Phil A's Chief Bender no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
1913 - Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
1915 - Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250
1915 - Franklin K Mathiews, presents idea of "Book Week"
1917 - 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
1917 - 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
1919 - Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15
1921 - National Hospital Day 1st observed
1923 - 49th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
1924 - 50th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
1924 - 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind
1925 - Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics
1925 - Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
1926 - Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
1926 - British general strike ends
1926 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 1st Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
1926 - Gen Pilsudski sets coup on premier Witos compared
1926 - Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1928 - Benito Mussolini ends woman's rights in Italy
1928 - Opium laws enforced
1929 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
1930 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures)
1932 - Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell NJ
1933 - Federal Emergency Relief Administration & Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy & farmers
1934 - "Cocktails For Two," by Duke Ellington hits #1
1934 - 60th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
1936 - Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss," premieres in London
1937 - George VI crowned King of England
1937 - St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
1937 - Coronation of King George VI of Britain at Westminster Abbey.
1938 - Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
1940 - French mariners occupy St Maarten
1940 - German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug
1940 - Nazi blitz conquest of France began by crossing Muese River
1941 - Great British convoy marches into Alexandria
1941 - Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
1942 - 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz
1942 - David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine
1942 - Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River
1942 - Russia occupies Crackow, until Aug 23, 1943
1943 - Axis forces in North Africa surrender
1943 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in US
1943 - German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender
1944 - 900+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen & Brux
1944 - Krim purged of nazi troops
1944 - Secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat
1948 - Queen Wilhelmina resigns
1949 - 1st foreign woman ambassador received in US (S V L Pandit India)
1950 - Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar," premieres in Paris
1951 - 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
1952 - Charlton Playground named in Bronx
1952 - Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
1953 - KUHT TV channel 8 in Houston, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - Chicago Cub Sam Jones is 1st black to pitch no-hitter (Pirates, 4-0)
1956 - Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
1956 - East Pakistan struck by cyclone & tidal waves
1957 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open
1958 - "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Dont's hits #40
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1959 - "Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances
1959 - Liz Taylor's 4th marriage (Eddie Fisher)
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1960 - Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special
1961 - Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time
1962 - Grevelingendam closes
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open
1963 - Race riot in Birmingham Alabama
1964 - Manlio Brosio chosen as sec-gen of NATO
1965 - Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
1966 - St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
1967 - H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
1967 - Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
1968 - "March of Poor" under rev Abernathy reach Washington, DC
1968 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1968 - WSKG TV channel 46 in Binghamton, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan 1969 - Kenneth H Wallis achieved record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH
1970 - Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
1970 - Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
1970 - Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
1970 - KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 - Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 - Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St Tropez Town Hall
1972 - Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
1972 - Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
1973 - 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3
1973 - Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
1974 - 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
1974 - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
1975 - US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces
Pop Singer & Beatle Paul McCartney 1976 - Bayern Munich wins 21st Europe Cup 1
1977 - 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)
1977 - Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation
1978 - Commerce Dept says hurricane names will no longer be only female
1979 - Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end
1980 - 1st nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris)
1980 - West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium. Midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores the winner with a rare header.
1981 - "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 perfs
1981 - Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn
1982 - FC Barcelona wins 22nd Europe Cup II
1982 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)
1982 - US Football League forms
1982 - In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II
1983 - Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
1983 - Oilers 3-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
264th Pope John Paul II 1984 - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-D
1984 - France performs nuclear test
1984 - Joe Lucius scored his 13th hole-in-one on same hole
1984 - S Afr prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years
1984 - White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
1984 - World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans
1985 - Amy Eilberg is ordained in NY as 1st woman Conservative rabbi
1985 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1986 - Bicycle is pedaled 65 mph
1986 - President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator
1986 - Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, Calif
1988 - "Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
1989 - "Entertainment Tonight" performs their 2,000th TV performance
1989 - Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired
1989 - Retired Brit pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists
Anti-apartheid activist/South African President Nelson Mandela 1990 - 3rd time Saturday Night Live uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)
1990 - Comic Relief '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million
1990 - Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
1991 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
1991 - A new cancer drug is announced, which can only be found in bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest
1992 - 1st Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest
1993 - Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
1993 - Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS
1993 - Last broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1993 - Parma wins 33rd Europe Cup II
1994 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Anne Marie Duggan
1995 - Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
1995 - Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves
1995 - Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4
1996 - "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor 1996 - "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 perfs
1996 - 42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
1996 - Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
1997 - 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
1997 - Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
1997 - Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
1997 - Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida
1997 - Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami
1999 - David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
2002 - Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
2003 - The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26.
2003 - Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
2007 - 2007 Karachi riots , which killed over 50 people in Karachi and above 100 injured, on the arrival of Chief Justice of Pakistan; Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Karachi city.
2008 - 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people
2010 - An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.



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Historic events on May 13

535 - St Agapitus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
609 - Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon into Catholic church
641 - Eligius (Saint Eloy) becomes bishop of Doornik-Noyon
1106 - Henry I of Limburg becomes duke of Neth-Lutherans
1110 - Crusaders march into Beirut causing a bloodbath
1364 - Peter Coutherel banished from Leuven
1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola
1559 - Excavated corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel
1568 - Mary Queen of Scots is defeated by English at battle of Langside
1588 - King Henri III flees Paris
1607 - English colonists (John Smith) lands near James River in VA
1624 - Admiral Hermites fleet blockade Lima Peru
1637 - Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife
1643 - Battle at Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists
1643 - Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population
1648 - Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
1652 - Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
1654 - Venetian fleet under Adm Adeler beats Turkish
1767 - Mozart's opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus," premieres in Salzburg
Classical music prodigy Mozart 1777 - University library at Vienna opens
1779 - War of Bavarian Succession ends
1787 - Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay
1820 - Opera "Die Jagarsbrautt" is completed
1828 - US passes Tariff of Abominations
1830 - Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president
1835 - 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms
1846 - US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins
1848 - First performance of Finland's national anthem.
1861 - Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality
1861 - The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
1864 - -16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia
1865 - S Brownsville, TX (Palmito Ranch) Final engagement of Civil War PVT John J Williams of 34th Indiana is last man killed
1874 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On Greek-Ruthenian rite"
1876 - Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens
1877 - Caesar Franck's "Lesson Eolides," premieres
1882 - Toba-indians killed 20 members of French expedition
1884 - Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forms
1887 - 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39.25
1888 - DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat"
1888 - Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery
1890 - 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
1890 - Lord Salisbury offers Germany Helgoland in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria
1891 - 17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25
1905 - James J Jeffries retires as boxing champ
1906 - Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem
1909 - Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands
1909 - The first Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner.
1911 - 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
1911 - NY Giant Fred Merkle is 1st to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
1912 - Royal Flying Corps forms in England
1913 - 1st four engine aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia)
1916 - 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
1916 - 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
1916 - Native American Day is 1st observed
1917 - 1st appearance of Mary to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal
1917 - Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo," premieres
1918 - 1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents)
1922 - 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
1922 - 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
1923 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Willa Carter (One of Ours)
1926 - German government of Luther falls
1927 - "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
1927 - VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
1930 - Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas
1930 - Only known fatality due to hail
1931 - Paul Doumer elected president of France
1932 - Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar
1933 - 59th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
1934 - Great dustbowl storm
1936 - Quiroga government takes office in Spain
1939 - 65th Preakness: George Seabo aboard Challedon wins in 1:59.8
1939 - SS St Louis departs Hamburg with 937 Jews fugitives
1940 - British bomb factory at Breda
1940 - Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat
1940 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England
1940 - German breakthrough at Grebbelinie
1941 - Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Party Chancellery in Germany
1941 - Trial against resistance fighter comte d'Estienne d'Orves begins
1941 - Willy Lewis' US jazz band performs in Switzerland
1942 - Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight
1942 - Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
1943 - German & Italian forces in Africa surrender
1943 - German occupiers confiscate all radios
1944 - 70th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2
1945 - US troops conquer Dakeshi Okinawa
1946 - Sarwate & Banerjee add 249 for 10th wkt for Indians v Surrey
1946 - US convicts 58 camp guard of Mauthausen concentration camp to death
1946 - Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam
1947 - Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions
1949 - 1st British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its 1st test flight
1950 - Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards
1950 - The first round of the Formula 1 World Championship is held at Silverstone.
1952 - Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings
1952 - Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
1952 - The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
1953 - NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple
1954 - "Pajama Game" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances
1954 - Labour Party wins British municipal elections
1954 - Robin Roberts gives up a HR then retires next 27 men in a row
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1954 - The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
1955 - Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'
1956 - Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1958 - French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
1958 - Jordan & Iraq form Arab Federation
1958 - Pierre Pflimlin forms French government
1958 - Rioters attack US VP Nixon in Venezuela
1958 - Stan Musial, is 8th to get 3,000 hits
1958 - The trade mark Velcro is registered.
1959 - Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle, last airs on NBC-TV
1960 - 1st launch of Delta satellite launching vehicle; it failed
1960 - Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game
1960 - WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1965 - Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"
1965 - Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
1966 - Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black"
1966 - Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
1967 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
1967 - Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
French President Georges Pompidou 1968 - 1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle & Georges Pompidou
1969 - Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1970 - Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
1971 - Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
1972 - 115 die in nightclub atop 7-story Sennichi dept store (Osaka Japan)
1972 - Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)
1973 - "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
1973 - Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif
1973 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1975 - "Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
1975 - Flyers 4-Isles 1-Semifinals-Flyers win semifinals 4-3
1975 - Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville Tenn
1976 - 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2
1977 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY
1978 - "Angel" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
Radio shock jock Howard Stern 1978 - "Runaways" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 199 performances
1978 - Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m steeplechase (8:05.4)
1978 - Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels
1978 - Musical "Runaways" with Elizabeth Swados premieres in NYC
1979 - "Utter Glory... Morrissey Hall" opens & closes at Mark Hellinger NYC
1979 - Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1979 - Shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran
1980 - Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
1981 - Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II
1981 - Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square
1982 - Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
1982 - Canucks 0-Isles 3-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1982 - Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
1982 - Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space
1982 - Terri Lea Utley, 20, (Arkansas), crowned 31st Miss USA
264th Pope John Paul II 1983 - Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
1984 - "Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances
1984 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1984 - Johan Cruyffs last competitive match
1985 - Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
1985 - Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
1985 - Phila Police bomb a house held by group "Move," kills 11
1987 - Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II
1989 - Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
1989 - Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game
1989 - Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1990 - "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1990 - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
1991 - "Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale
1991 - Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0
1991 - South African activist Winnie Mandela convicted of abducting 4 blacks
1991 - Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco
1992 - 3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time
1992 - Ajax wins 21st UEFA Cup
1992 - Concrete foundation for ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) is poured
1992 - Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV
1992 - Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show
1992 - Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
1993 - 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
1993 - Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
1993 - CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands
1993 - KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR
1993 - Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50
1994 - Indians, begin a 18 home game hoome win streak at Jacobs Field
1995 - 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
1995 - New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup
1995 - Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1996 - OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict
1996 - Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
1997 - Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games
1998 - Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesian of Chinese descendants are looted and women raped.
1998 - India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
2000 - In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
2001 - Silvio Berlusconi's House of Freedoms coalition wins the Italian general elections.
2005 - The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.
2006 - 2006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
2007 - Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.
2007 - Republic Protests in Turkey.



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1922 - 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
1922 - 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6


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Wings - I think your source has their wires crossed -

Preakness & Derby on the same day - I think not + each race has a different historical starting point so they both would not have been having their 48th running in the same year.


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QUOTE(mmi16 @ May 13 2012, 06:16 AM) *
Historic events on May 13



1922 - 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
1922 - 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6


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Wings - I think your source has their wires crossed -

Preakness & Derby on the same day - I think not + each race has a different historical starting point so they both would not have been having their 48th running in the same year.



This from Brainy History:

May 13, 1922 in History Event:
48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6

This from Kentucky Derby.com:

Morvich winner of Kentucky Derby May 13, 1922


Go figure....that's what the sources say.


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Historical events on May 14

649 - Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1027 - Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France
1264 - Baron's War fought in England
1264 - Battle at Lewes: Simon van Leicester beats English king Henry III
1483 - Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable").
1509 - Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy
1576 - Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
1590 - Battle at Ivry: French king Henri IV beats Catholic League
1607 - 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
1608 - The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
1610 - Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
1638 - Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
1643 - Louis XIV (4) becomes king of France
1664 - Turkish great Kiprulu attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
1702 - England & Netherlands declares war on France & Spain
1702 - Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
1747 - A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.
1767 - British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
1787 - Delegates gather in Phila to draw up US constitution
1796 - 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
1800 - Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth," premieres in Weimar
1804 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
1811 - Paraguay gains independence from Spain (Natl Day)
1832 - Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides," premieres
Naturalist Charles Darwin 1835 - Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile
1842 - 1st edition of London Illustrated News
1845 - Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens
1853 - Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk
1861 - The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.
1862 - Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents chronograph
1863 - Battle of Jackson, MS
1863 - American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
1868 - Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
1874 - 1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats McGill 3-0
1874 - Harvard beats U of McGill (Montreal) in football, 3-0
1878 - Vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1879 - The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
1884 - Anti-Monopoly party forms in US
1885 - 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37.25
1886 - 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
1888 - 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38.00
1889 - The children's charity the NSPCC is launched in London.
1890 - 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
1892 - Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
1894 - Fire in Boston bleachers spreads to 170 adjoining buildings
1896 - Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10°F-Climax, Colo)
1897 - Great-Britain signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
1903 - President Theodore Roosevelt visits SF
1904 - 1st Olympics in US are held (St Louis)
1905 - 2nd official intl soccer match, Neth beats Belg 4-0
1906 - Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
1908 - 1st passenger flight in an airplane
1910 - Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
1913 - French Hals museum opens in Harleem Netherlands
1913 - Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
1914 - Chic Jim Scott no-hits Cleve, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0
1918 - Sunday baseball is made legal in Wash DC
1919 - 45th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
1919 - Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
1920 - Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
1920 - Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
1921 - Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death
1921 - Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliament seats
Author Virginia Woolf 1925 - Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
1927 - "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie
1927 - 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
1927 - Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
1927 - The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.
1928 - John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg
1931 - Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
1932 - "We Want Beer!" parade in NY
1935 - Griffith Planetarium opens in LA
1935 - LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
1935 - Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
1935 - Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
1938 - 64th Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
1938 - English soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
1939 - Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
1940 - Admiral Furstner departs to England
1940 - Boston's Jimmie Foxx HR goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof
1940 - German breakthrough at Sedan
1940 - Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production
1940 - Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany
1940 - World War II: The Netherlands surrenders to Germany.
1941 - 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested
1942 - US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms
1943 - Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
1944 - 91 German bombers harass Bristol
1944 - British troops occupy Kohima
1944 - Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
1945 - Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise
1945 - US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered
1946 - Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love," premieres
1948 - Israel declares independence from under British administration
1948 - Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
1948 - Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
1948 - US grants Israel de facto recognition
1948 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1948 - WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 - "Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances
1949 - 75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
33rd US President Harry Truman 1949 - Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1950 - Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
1951 - "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
1951 - Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
1951 - Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley," premieres in NYC
1954 - Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1955 - Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
1957 - "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances
1957 - Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town," premieres in NYC
1960 - "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 perfs
1960 - USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
1960 - Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis," premieres in Potsdam NY
1961 - Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
1961 - Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
1962 - Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
1962 - Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations
1964 - Underground America Day is 1st observed
1965 - 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
1965 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 - 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
1966 - A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95
1967 - Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller
1967 - Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down
1968 - Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
1968 - Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek
1968 - RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin
1969 - Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
1969 - Last Chevrolet Corsair built
1970 - Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
1970 - Harry A Blackmun appointed to Supreme Court
1970 - NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
1970 - RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
1970 - The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
1972 - 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton
1972 - In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4
1973 - Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
1973 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV
1973 - Skylab launched, 1st Space Station
1973 - US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
1974 - Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
1975 - Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II
1975 - French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
1975 - US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
1976 - Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
1977 - English football international Bobby Moore retires
1977 - KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
1977 - Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
1977 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1978 - "Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1978 - First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.
1980 - "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
1980 - Dept of Health & Human Services begins operation
1980 - Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II
1980 - Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
1981 - 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
1981 - NASA launches space vehicle S-192
1982 - Guinea adopts constitution
1983 - "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
1983 - Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1983 - Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
1984 - 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank 1986 - Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary
1986 - Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
1986 - Pride of Baltimore lost at sea.
1987 - "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
1987 - Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
1988 - "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
1988 - 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
1988 - Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
1989 - 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
1989 - 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
1989 - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1989 - Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
1989 - Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs
1989 - Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC
1990 - 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,821.53
1991 - 42 die in a train collision is Japan
1991 - Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA
1991 - World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
1991 - Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal
1992 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
1994 - Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
1994 - FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London
1994 - Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds Darnay Hoffman (46)
1995 - "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
1995 - 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins
1995 - Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)
11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 1995 - Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most sr spiritual leader
1996 - NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
1997 - Baseball's Exec Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner
1998 - Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)
2002 - Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.
2004 - The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
2004 - The marriage of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and Mary Donaldson takes place in Copenhagen.
2005 - Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood.
2005 - The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.



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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ May 13 2012, 06:29 AM) *
This from Brainy History:

May 13, 1922 in History Event:
48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6

This from Kentucky Derby.com:

Morvich winner of Kentucky Derby May 13, 1922
Go figure....that's what the sources say.


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Evolution of the Triple Crown seriesThe Preakness is the second leg in American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series and almost always attracts the Kentucky Derby winner, some of the other horses that ran in the Derby, and often a few horses that did not start in the Derby. The Preakness is 1 3/16 miles, or 9½ furlongs, compared to the Kentucky Derby, which is 1¼ miles. It is followed by the third leg, the Belmont Stakes, which is 1½ miles.

Since 1932, the order of Triple Crown races has the Kentucky Derby first, followed by the Preakness Stakes and then the Belmont Stakes. Prior to 1932, the Preakness was run before the Derby eleven times. On May 12, 1917 and again on May 13, 1922, the Preakness and the Derby were run on the same day.

Today, the Preakness is run on the third Saturday in May, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby.


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Historic events for May 15

756 - Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova Spain
884 - Marinus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1004 - Henry II the Saint crowned king of Italy
1213 - English king John names Stephen Langton Archbishop of Canterbury
1248 - Archbishop Konrad v Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Koln cathedral
1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
1492 - Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kills 232 Alkmaarse
1514 - Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen's Latin version of Saxo's Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
1525 - German boer army surrounded/slaughters 5,000; ends Boer war
1525 - The battle of Frankenhausen ends the Peasants' War.
1536 - Anna Boleyn & Lord Rochford accused of adultery/*bleep*
1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
1572 - Louis van Nassau & huguenots occupy Valenciennes
1602 - Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold
1610 - Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king
1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
1625 - 16 rebellious farmers hanged in Vocklamarkt Upper-Austria
1648 - Treaty of Munster: Spain & Netherlands ratified
1665 - Pope Alexander VII convicts Jansenisme
1672 - 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts
1701 - The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
1702 - War of Spanish Succession, 1st American conflict between England & France
1718 - James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun
1730 - Robert Walpole becomes England 1st prime minister (was: chief min)
1791 - Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance.
1793 - Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted flights.
1796 - France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
1796 - French troops occupy Milan
1796 - First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
1800 - King George III survives a 2nd assassination attempt
1800 - Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles
1817 - Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority, under T Matulesia
1817 - Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1829 - Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
1836 - Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse
1849 - Philadelphia Turngemeinde founded
1851 - Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), crowned
1856 - 2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized
1858 - Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden London
1862 - -May 17] Battle of Princeton WV
1862 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Ft Darling), Virginia
1862 - Confederate cruiser The Alabama runs aground near London
1862 - Department of Agriculture created
1862 - Gen Benjamin F Butler delegates "Woman Order" of NO to be his whores
1862 - Union Grounds, Brooklyn, 1st baseball enclosure, opens
1864 - Battle of New Market, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign)
1868 - Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls
1869 - National Woman Suffrage Association forms
1876 - 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25
1882 - May Laws-Czar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
1883 - Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany
1885 - Canadian Meti insurgent Louis Reil captured, Saskatchewan
1891 - British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
1891 - Jules Massenets opera "Griselde," premieres in Paris
1891 - Operations begin at Philips & Co in Holland
1891 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Rerum novarum
1894 - 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
1896 - Tornado kills 78 in Texas
1897 - The Greek army retreats with heavy losses in the Greco-Turkish War.
1902 - Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft
1902 - Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola
1905 - Las Vegas Nevada founded
1905 - Pierre de Brazza reaches Leopoldville
1906 - NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
1910 - The last time a major earthquake happened on the Elsinore Fault Zone.
1911 - British house of commons accept Parliament Bill
1911 - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates
1911 - Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil (Sherman Antitrust Act)
1911 - The Georgios Averof cruiser is bought by Greece.
1912 - 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6
1912 - Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended
1914 - Henri Rabauds opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire," premieres in Paris
1914 - Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1915 - A T & T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders
1916 - Asiago Italy falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front
1918 - 1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC)
1918 - 1st regular airmail service (between NY & Wash) inaugurated
1918 - 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6
1918 - 44th Preakness: Charles Peak aboard Jack Hare Jr wins in 1:53.4
1918 - Greeks troops lands at Smyrna
1918 - Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game
1918 - The Finnish Civil War ends.
1919 - Bkln Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
1920 - Soccer team ADO '20 forms in Heemskerk
1923 - Cooperation of Dutch Molen forms
1926 - 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8
1926 - British general strike ends, but mine workers go on strike
1928 - Mickey Mouse made his 1st appearance in "Plane Crazy"
1929 - Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleve Ohio)
1930 - Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)
1931 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quadragesimo anno
1932 - The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
1933 - 1st voice amplification system to be used in US Senate
1934 - Dept of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive
1934 - Karlis Ulmanis names himself fascist dictator of Latvia
1935 - Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
1935 - The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
1936 - Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon England from S Afr in record 4d16h
1937 - 63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
1938 - Paul-Henri Spak forms red coalition of Belgium
1940 - German armour division moves into Northern France
1940 - German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders
1940 - Nazi's capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)
1940 - USS Sailfish (SS-192) recomisioned, origionaly the Squalus.
1940 - McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1941 - 1st British turbojet flies
1941 - British attack Halfaya-pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt & Libya
1941 - Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1
1941 - Nazi occupiers in Neth forbid Jewish music
1942 - Gasoline 1st rationed in US (17 Eastern States)
1942 - Nazi occupiers in Neth arrests 2,000 Dutch officers
1943 - Halifax bombers sinks U-463
1943 - Warsaw ghetto uprising ends, in it's destruction
1943 - Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).
1944 - 14,000 Jews of Munkacs Hungary deported to Auschwitz
1944 - Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0
1944 - Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill & George VI discuss D-Day plan
1944 - Sergei Aleksi becomes guardian of Patriarch Throne
1945 - World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
1948 - 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
1948 - 74th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4
1948 - Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record
1948 - Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
1948 - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq & Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel
1951 - AT&T is 1st US company to have one million stockholders
1951 - The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
1952 - Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Wash Senators, 1-0
1952 - Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners
1953 - Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago
1953 - Osip Zadkines monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam
1954 - KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 - Austrian state treaty signed making Austria independent again
1955 - Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins
1955 - KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 - Vienna Treaty: Brit, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence
1955 - The first ascent of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain.
1957 - 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade
1957 - 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
1958 - USSR launches Sputnik III
1959 - 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst & Williams Teams reenact the original contest
1960 - Chic Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
1960 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1960 - KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 - Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed
1960 - Taxes took 25% of earnings in US
1961 - "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
1961 - 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1961 - Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra
1962 - US marines arrive in Laos
1963 - Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
1963 - Peter, Paul & Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer)
1963 - Tottenham Hotspur wins 3rd Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1964 - Sporting Portugal wins 4th Europe Cup II at Antwerp
1964 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - 91st Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
1965 - Canadian Football Players Association organizes
1965 - Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1966 - 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset
1966 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational
1966 - South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die
1967 - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1967 - Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman
1968 - "Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
1968 - 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago
1968 - A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36
1968 - Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host
1969 - Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court
1970 - Beatles' last LP, "Let It Be," is released in US
1970 - Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1970 - Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
1970 - South-Africa excluded from Olympic play
1971 - "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 35 performances
1971 - 97th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54
1971 - Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed
1972 - "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances
1972 - Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)
1972 - George Wallace shot & left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md
1972 - Ryukyu Is & Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control
1972 - The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
1973 - California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0
1974 - Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
1974 - Walter Scheel succeeds Heinemann as president
1974 - Ma'alot massacre: A total of 31 people, including hostage takers, are killed.
1975 - 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
1975 - Emmy 2nd Daytime Award & Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1976 - 102nd Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55
1976 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1976 - Fonz Song by Heyettes hits #91
1976 - Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85
1977 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1980 - 1st trans-US balloon crossing
1980 - Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
1980 - Shawn Weatherly, (SC (will win Miss Universe), crowned 29th Miss USA
1981 - "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs
1981 - 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)
1981 - George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in UK
1981 - Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
1981 - SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC
1981 - Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6
1982 - 108th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
1983 - Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1983 - Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion
1985 - Everton wins 25th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1986 - Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years
1987 - 1st Energiya Launch (USSR)
1987 - Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set
1988 - "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
1988 - "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 perfs
1988 - 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman
1988 - Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan
1988 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1988 - Soviets begin withdrawal from Afghanistan
1989 - "Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances
1989 - Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
1989 - Soviet Pres Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs
1989 - US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
1989 - Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers
1990 - "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 perfs
1990 - "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $825 million
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45
1990 - Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
1990 - Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
1991 - Defense releases docs claiming Noriega is "CIA's man in Panama"
1991 - Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier
1991 - Manchester United wins 31th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1991 - Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns
1991 - Pres Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Balt Oriole game
1991 - Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
1992 - Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
1992 - NY dept store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
1992 - Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue
1993 - 119th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6
1993 - Alamodome in San Antonio TX opens
1993 - Jane Seymour & James Kesch, Marriage
1993 - Montreal Expo retires their 1st #, #10 for Rusty Staub
1994 - 40th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
1995 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1997 - ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
1997 - STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission
2008 - California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.
2010 - Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.




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