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2014 Solar storms will reach Earth today and tomorrow, possibly disrupting electric grids and increasing radiation exposure to airline travelers
2014 Walt Disney Co. is replacing attractions at some of its parks with rides and features from its hit movie 'Frozen'; in one such change, the Maelstrom ride in the Norway section of Epcot will be replaced by a 'Frozen' attraction to open in 2016
2013 The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, completed his last shift as a search and rescue helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force; he will now focus on Royal and community work
2013 NASA's Voyager 1 space probe makes history by advancing past the solar system - becoming the first man-made object to reach interstellar space
2012 U.S. Presidential candiate Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama's reaction to the attacks on U.S. missions in Benghazi, Cairo and other U.S. embassy's was to 'sympathize' with the assailants; the President claimed the attacks were the result of protests to a movie released on YouTube months before that mocked Mohammed
2012 The 'Lamb of God', the first panels of the Ghent Altarpiece are secretly moved from Saint Bavo Cathedral for a five-year restoration at the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts; the panels are likely the most frequently stolen artwork in history
2011 The EU Council votes; the copyright on sound recordings is extended from 50 to 70 years
2011 Renewed concerns over the Eurozone debt crisis cause Asian markets to fall
2010 After a series of delays, Iran agrees to release U.S. hiker Sarah Shourd, arrested in 2009; she is released on bail and permitted to leave the country
2010 Rival political parties clash in Guinea ahead of a presidential run-off election; at least 24 people are injured
2006 Pope Benedict XVI quotes a criticism of the Islamic faith leading to mass protests
2005 Hong Kong Disneyland opens
1997 New York Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
1995 INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer
1994 Cessna crashes in White House front yard
1994 Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery
1994 Parti Quebecois wins parliamentary election
1993 113rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (64 64 63)
1993 Donna Andrews wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
1993 Junxia Cheek runs 3000 m ladies world record (8:12.29)
1993 Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career
1993 STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit
1992 106th U.S. Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A Sanchez Vicario (63 63)
1992 Hurricane Inuki pounds Hawaii
1992 STS-47 (Endeavour 2) launches
1992 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in U.S. Open history (5hr 26min)
1991 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win
1991 Space shuttle STS-48 (Discovery 14) launched
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
1990 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1990 US, England, France, U.S.S.R., East and West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
1989 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1988 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
1988 Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica
1987 101st U.S. Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (76 61)
1987 Ethiopia adopts constitution
1987 Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for 3rd straight year
1986 240.49 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Twins fire manager Ray Miller and replace him with coach Tom Kelly
1986 U.S. professor Joseph Cicippio is kidnapped and held hostage in Beirut
1985 Flight readiness firing of Atlantis' main engines; 20 seconds
1984 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
1984 Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show
1984 Ethiopia forms socialist republic
1984 New York Met Dwight Goodin sets rookie strike out record at 251
1983 Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes
1983 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1983 Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
1983 U.S.S.R. vetoes United Nations resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
1982 102nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)
1982 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) and Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
1982 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1981 95th U.S. Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats M Navratilova (16 76 76)
1981 Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
1981 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1981 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yankees for 8 innings before Rick Cerone and Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
1980 Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey
1979 Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits
1979 Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die and $23 million damage
1979 Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
1978 Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba
1978 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television
1976 96th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (64 36 76 64)
1976 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1976 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St. L 30, Sea 24)
1976 White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors
1974 Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
1974 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
1973 2 bettors win largest U.S. Daily Double ($19,909.60 in Detroit)
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
1971 85th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (64 76)
1971 91st U.S. Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (36 63 62 76)
1970 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
1970 Luna 16 Launch (Moon Sample Return)
1970 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
1970 Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for 1st time at Heathrow airport
1970 U.S. LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
1970 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility
1968 Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
1966 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
1966 Gemini XI (Charles Conrad and R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
1966 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (PBS) 1st broadcast
1966 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan begins teaching
1965 79th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (86 75)
1965 85th U.S. Mens Tennis: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (62 79 75 61)
1965 Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida and Louisiana kills 75
1965 Manuel Santana wins U.S. Tennis Open
1965 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
1965 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6
1964 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 "
1964 Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage
1963 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Washington Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 8 performances
1959 "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
1959 Janos Kadar becomes premier of Hungary
1959 Luna 2 launched by U.S.S.R.; 1st spacecraft to impact on Moon
1958 U.S. Supreme Court orders Little Rock Arkansas high school to integrate
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits U.S.
1956 Black students enter and are barred from Clay Kentucky elementary school
1955 KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
1954 Indians sweep Yankees at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)
1954 WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920
1953 "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater New York City after 6 performances
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team
1953 Senator John F. Kennedy, 36, marries Jacqueline Bouvier, 24
1952 Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
1950 Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
1949 Theodor Heuss elected 1st president, Conrad Adenauer 1st Prime Minister of West Germany
1947 Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th home run in 4 games
1946 Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
1944 Hurricane, kills 389 in NC
1944 Noorbeek and Mheer freed
1944 U.S. Army troops entered Germany for 1st time
1943 Free French lands on Corsica
1943 Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Mussolini at Gran Sasso
1943 German paratroopers, on orders of Adolf Hitler, seize former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini who was being held prisoner by the government
1942 Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal
1942 Free-Poland and Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
1941 1st German ship in WW II captured by U.S. ship (Busko)
1940 49 die and 200 injured when Hercules Powder Company plant explodes, New Jersey
1940 Italian troops enter Egypt
1940 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
1938 Adolph Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia
1936 50th U.S. Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (46 63 62)
1936 56th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Donald Budge (26 62 86 16 108)
1935 55th U.S. Mens Tennis: Wilmer L Allison beats Sidney B Wood (62 62 63)
1935 Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph
1934 Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against U.S.S.R.
1933 Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government
1933 Dutch parliament accepts ban on uniforms
1932 Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit home run
1932 German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
1931 51st U.S. Mens Tennis: H E Vines beats George M Lott, Jr. (79 63 97 75)
1930 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce home run
1928 Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000
1928 Katharine Hepburn's New York stage debut in "Night Hostess"
1927 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in New York City
1925 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
1923 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
1920 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium
1918 During WW I, U.S. forces launch an attack on German-occupied St. Mihiel
1914 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
1912 Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)
1911 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0
1910 Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
1910 World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)
1908 Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier
1907 Lusitania arrives in New York City after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
1901 Arabs attack Gedara, Palestine
1895 Defender (U.S.) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Ft. Salisbury)
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Greek Interpreter"
1885 Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
1882 Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
1878 Cleopatra Needle installed in London
1876 King Leopold II opens Congo-conference
1867 2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated
1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry VA
1857 423 die when "Central America" sinks off Cape Romain SC
1840 Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck
1814 Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
1787 Black Masons form 1st lodge
1776 Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission
1758 Charles Messier observes Crab Nebula and begins catalog
1751 Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
1745 Duke of Toscane chosen German emperor Frans I Stefanus
1733 Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
1722 Russian troops occupy Baku and Derbent on Persia
1720 Isaak of Hoornbeek elected Dutch pension advisor
1703 Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
1703 English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
1695 New York Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
1683 Turkish troops attacks Vienna overthrows by Polish king Sobieski
1673 Prince Willem III occupies Naarden
1666 Great Fire in London ends, kills 8
1639 Viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England
1635 Sweden and Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf
1624 1st submarine tested (London)
1556 Emperor Charles resigns, his brother Ferdinand van Austria takes over
1543 Treaty of Venlo: Duke Willem of Gulik and Emperor Charles V
1396 Crusaders under earl of Nevers reaches Nicopolis
1217 French prince Louis and English king Henry III sign peace treaty
1213 Battle at Muret: Crusade of Simon de Montfort beat Pedro II of Aragon
1015 Henry I becomes earl of Leuven











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