Minor Events in History

2014 Event - A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico about 80 miles to the northwest of Acapulco; only minor damage has been reported to date

2014 Event - Water vapor on the minor planet Ceres, the largest asteroid and the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System, is detected by European Space Agency researchers

2013 Event - In Wisconsin, two planes carrying nine skydivers collide in midair; the skydivers used their parachutes to steer themselves clear of the debris, and the two pilots survived with minor injuries

2013 Event - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is grounded by Qatar Airways; a minor technical issue is reported, increasing pressure on Boeing to address possible electrical problems with its lastest new jet

2012 Event - Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leaves the hospital after undergoing minor surgery to remove a tumor

2012 Event - New Zealand sustains a major earthquake, with minor damage reported

2012 Event - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that minor's cannot be automatically be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole

2010 Event - Vanuatu experiences a 7.3 magnitude earthquake; a tsunami warning is issued for the region and later cancelled after a minor tsunami occurred

2000 Event - After years of preparation for Y2K, only minor computer-related problems were reported (a problem with Hotmail, with a nuclear power plant in Japan and with apartment heating in Korea)

1999 Death - John Minor Wisdom, American Judge

1998 Event - Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to New York Yankees for $3M and 4 minor leaguers

1992 Event - Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game

1989 Event - Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St. Louis

1987 Event - Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers

1981 Event - Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

1981 Birthday - Alicia Keys, born in New York City, New York, born Alicia Augello Cook, singer, recording artist, actress, debut album, 'Songs in A Minor', won five Grammy Awards

1976 Death - Minor White, American Photographer

1973 Birthday - Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner

1972 Event - George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident

1971 Birthday - Greg Minor, NBA guard for the Boston Celtics

1969 Event - Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals

1966 Birthday - Blas Minor, Merced California, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners

1965 Death - Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75

1957 Event - CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on

1957 Event - Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships

1957 Event - Dodgers (Ft. Worth) and Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises

1953 Event - Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St. Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee

1952 Event - St. Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan

1946 Event - U.S. General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor Nazi's" amnesty

1944 Event - Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore

1942 Event - Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of New York Giants minor league system

1938 Event - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St. L Cardinals minor leaguers

1920 Event - Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to

1913 Birthday - Hugo Pos, Suriname/Netherlands WW II prosecutor of minor war crimes Tokyo

1909 Event - 1st pro baseball game, minor league, played under lights

1908 Birthday - Minor White, American Photographer

1905 Birthday - John Minor Wisdom, American Judge

1902 Event - Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game

1893 Event - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted 1st performance of "Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

1889 Birthday - Minor Watson, Marianna AR, actor, Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid

1887 Event - 1st minor league baseball association organizes in Pittsburgh

1879 Event - Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill

1877 Event - International Association (minor baseball league) organizes

1873 Birthday - Sergei Rachmaninoff, born in Novgorod, Russia, composer, Prelude in C# Minor

1859 Event - Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres, Hanover

1810 Birthday - Frederic Chopin, born in Poland, composer/pianist, Concert in F Minor

1750 Event - Minor earthquake in London

1750 Death - Tomaso Albinioni, Italian composer (Adagio in G Minor), dies at 78

1536 Event - English king Henry VIII expropriate minor monasteries

787 Event - 2nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor

325 Event - 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor