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2013 The Rim Fire at Yosemite National Park, which burned over 371 square miles and is now 80% contained, is being blamed on a hunter's illegal campfire
2013 At the U.S. Open, defending men's singles champion Andy Murray is beaten in straight sets by Swiss player, Stanislas Wawrinka
2012 At the National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the U.S. Democratic Party vote three separate times in order to approve putting the terms, 'God', 'Jerusalem', and 'Israel' back into the platform
2012 For the first time, a browsable, analysable overview of four million functional elements of the human genome discovered to date, are made available to the public in the 'Encyclopedia of DNA Elements'
2011 Former French President Jacques Chirac begins stands trial in Paris for embezzlement charges
2011 Pakistan's government announces the arrest of Younis al-Mauritani, the senior Al-Qaeda chief
2010 In Guatemala, heavy rains and landslides kill at least 18 people and a state of emergency is declared
2010 A funeral for 65 Shia Muslim suicide attack victims in Quetta, Pakistan attracts thousands
2005 John G. Roberts is nominated for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1999 Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
1999 WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Libery 2 games to 1
1998 Women's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
1997 Athen's Greece selected for 2004 Olympics
1997 Larry King weds Shawn Southwick
1997 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game
1996 "Summer and Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater New York City
1996 MTV Video Music Awards
1995 Cal Ripken, Jr. ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games
1994 Barb Mucha wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1994 Jerry Lewis' 29th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,100,000
1994 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)
1994 Kirgizie government resigns
1994 SF 49'er Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass
1993 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 207 performances
1993 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 569 performances
1993 "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 983 performances
1993 F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident
1993 Largest U.S. Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
1993 Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39)
1993 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)
1992 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his longtime live-in lover Trinie
1992 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
1991 8th MTV Awards: REM
1991 Actor John Travolta weds Kelly Preston
1991 Nelson Mandela chosen president of South African ANC
1991 U.S. trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega begins
1990 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West
1990 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight U.S. Open final
1989 Chris Evert last U.S. Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison
1989 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show
1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1988 Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113
1988 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return and 58-yd pass reception
1987 Carlton Fisk clubs his 300th career home run off Danny Jackson
1987 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at U.S. Tennis Open
1986 3rd MTV Awards: Whitney Houston wins
1986 Karachi Pakistan army storms hijacked U.S. B-747, 19 killed
1986 MTV Music Awards - Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" wins
1986 NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms
1986 NASA launches DOD-1
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB
1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
1983 Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph
1983 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627
1983 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1982 82nd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
1982 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
1980 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns
1980 World's longest auto tunnel, St. Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens
1979 A's Matt Keough A's beats Brewers 6-1 for 1st win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 4 loses (1 shy of the record 19)
1979 Canada puts its 1st gold bullion coin on sale
1979 Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Burma
1979 Iran army occupies Piranshahr
1979 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve and upsets top-seeded Bjorn Borg in U.S. Tennis Open quarterfinals
1978 Sadat, Begin and Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md
1977 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
1977 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1977 RAF kidnap West German work chairman Schleyer
1977 Voyager 1 (U.S.) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn
1976 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater New York City after 48 performances
1976 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 307 performances
1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
1975 Czechoslovakian tennis ace Martina Navratilova asks for political asylum in New York City
1975 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempts to assassinate Ford in Sacramento
1975 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
1975 Wings release "Letting Go"
1973 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 15 performances
1973 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
1972 11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics by terrorists
1972 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
1972 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John and Yoko appear
1971 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
1971 New York Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
1970 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
1969 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
1968 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
1968 82nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (64 64)
1968 88th U.S. Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1967 Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico and Texas
1967 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000
1966 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Atletico Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup II
1962 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 and consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
1961 John F. Kennedy begins underground nuclear testing
1961 President Kennedy signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
1960 President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo
1960 Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal
1959 Washington Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
1958 "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in US
1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape
1958 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Cuban dictator Batista bombs Cienfuegos uprising
1957 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"
1956 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM
1955 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
1955 Phillies Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th home run of season
1955 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die
1953 1st privately operated atomic reactor, Raleigh NC
1953 U.S. give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid
1952 General Carlos Ibanez elected president of Chile
1951 65th U.S. Womens Tennis: Mo Connolly beats Shirley J Fry (63 16 64)
1951 71st U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank A Sedgman beats Elias Seixas, Jr. (64 61 61)
1950 64th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont beats D Hart (63 63)
1950 70th U.S. Mens Tennis: Art Larsen beats Herbert Flam (63 46 57 64 63)
1950 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
1949 63rd U.S. Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (64 61)
1949 69th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pancho Gonzales beat Schroeder (1618 26 61 62 64)
1946 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 36 performances
1946 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
1944 "Mad Tuesday" 65,000 Dutch nazi collaborators flee to Germany
1944 5 resistance fighter executed in Terneuzen
1944 Allies liberate Brussels
1944 Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands sign unity treaty
1944 British premier Churchill travels to Scotland
1944 Dutch Armed Forces forms, under prince Bernhard
1943 57th U.S. Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (63 57 63)
1943 U.S. airland at Nadzab, New-Guinea
1942 Battle at Alam Halfa ends
1942 British and U.S. bomb Le Havre and Bremen
1939 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt declares U.S. neutrality at start of WW II in Europe
1936 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
1929 French premier A Briand requests a U.S. of Europe
1927 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
1925 112 F (44 degrees C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)
1925 29th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
1923 Flyweights Gene LaRue and Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
1922 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
1922 Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years)
1921 Walter Johnson sets strikeout mark at 2,287
1920 Iron monument unveiled at Stone churches, Flanders
1918 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early
1916 36th U.S. Mens Tennis: R N Williams III beats Johnston (46 64 06 62 64)
1915 35th U.S. Mens Tennis: William Johnston beats McLoughlin (16 60 75 108)
1915 Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland
1914 Battle of Marne (WW I) begins: Germans chase out Russians
1914 French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine
1914 Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London
1914 Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins
1913 Phillies and Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win 1st game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th
1910 Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
1908 Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
1906 1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider)
1905 Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide," premieres in Detroit
1905 Treaty of Portsmouth USA, ends Russo-Japanese War
1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
1900 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
1895 George Washington Murray elected to Congress from South Carolina
1887 Gas lamp at Theater Royal in Exeter catches fire killing about 200
1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft. Wayne, Ind)
1882 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in New York City
1877 Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas
1864 British, French and Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
1863 Bread revolt in Mobile Alabama
1862 Lee crosses Potomac and enters Maryland
1844 Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains
1838 Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands
1836 Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas
1814 Battle at Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of E Prussia
1800 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
1798 New conscription law goes into effect in France
1796 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna Italy
1795 U.S. - Algiers sign peace treaty
1793 In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins
1786 Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
1781 Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, traps Cornwallis
1774 1st Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia
1750 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski
1698 Russia's Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards
1661 French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested
1644 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sas of Gent
1634 Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III and Spain beat Sweden and German protestants
1622 Richelieu becomes cardinal
1596 Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
1550 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs
1519 2nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernan Cortes vs Tlascala Aztecs
1198 Philips van Zwaben Hohenstaufen crowned king of Roman Catholic Germany











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