Month Events in History



2014 Event - African leaders meet in Paris to discuss ways to fight Boko Haram, the Islamist group that kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls over a month ago in Nigeria; the country's president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been seen as slow to respond to the situation

2014 Event - Football players at Northwestern University cast votes on whether to form a union; the players were ruled last month to be university employees by the National Labor Relations Board, giving the students the right to organize

2014 Event - Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, Inc., announces that the company will begin selling its luxury electric cars in China this month

2014 Event - Over 300 books related to Anne Frank are donated to Tokyo libraries by the embassy of Israel after a mass vandalism incident earlier this month that destroyed hundreds of the library system's existing copies; police are still investigating

2013 Event - During the first month of its release in October, the U.S. government reports that 106,185 people signed up for health insurance; only 26,794 signed up using the failed website, HealthCare.gov

2013 Event - Concerned over weakening growth in the economy, the U.S. Federal Reserve announces plans to continue its stimulus program, which injects $85 billion a month into the the U.S. economy

2013 Event - U.S. President Barack Obama announces plans to pull out of a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month; the meeting was set to occur before the September G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg

2013 Event - U.S. growth in imports outpaces its growth in exports, causing the U.S. trade deficit to widen 8.5% during the month of April

2012 Event - U.S. Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, emboldened by the passage of a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution last month, declared marijuana legal for recreational use

2012 Event - Following political reforms in Myanmar, Australia relaxes sanctions on the country, including by-elections earlier this month where opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi's party won more than a dozen seats

2012 Event - Mali swears in Dioncounda Traore, an interim president, marking the country's transition back to civilian rule following last month's coup

2012 Event - Greece Prime Minister Lucas Papademos resigns, calling for a new election within a month

2011 Event - One month after the Tohoku earthquake shook Japan, a 6.6 magnitude aftershock hit Japan, lasting nearly an hour

2010 Event - Muslims across the world begin the holy month of Ramadan where they must fast between sunrise and sunset

2010 Event - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, responds to a fiscal state of emergency by requiring most state employees to take three days of unpaid leave per month

2010 Event - The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced foreign direct investment into China has risen for the sixth consecutive month, up $8.3 billion year-on-year

1995 Event - "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater New York City after 79 performances

1995 Event - "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater New York City for 79 performances

1995 Event - Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement

1994 Death - Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64

1992 Event - Joan Lunden ordered to pay her ex-husband $18,000 a month support

1992 Event - UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc

1991 Event - General Motors announces 9 month loss of $2.2 billion

1991 Event - Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

1990 Event - Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus

1988 Event - Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service

1988 Event - Cincinnati Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month

1987 Event - Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires

1970 Event - U.S. ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia

1967 Event - Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1

1967 Event - Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence

1965 Event - Willie Mays sets NL record for home runs in a month with his 17th of August

1965 Event - 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000, Ganges R India

1965 Event - 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)

1964 Event - FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City

1964 Event - Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence

1963 Birthday - Gina Goldberg, born in Turku, Finland, born Tina Verienius, model, actress, singer, Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month, May, 1981

1957 Event - "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV

1949 Event - Israel's 19 month war of independence ends

1946 Event - TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run

1943 Event - German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)

1943 Event - 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month

1943 Death - Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz

1943 Event - 39 U boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)

1942 Event - 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)

1942 Event - 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)

1942 Event - 94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)

1942 Event - 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)

1942 Event - U boats sunk this month 108 ships (544,000 ton)

1942 Event - U boats sank 96 allied ships this month: 476,000 ton

1942 Event - 144 U boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month

1942 Event - 62 U boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)

1941 Event - 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)

1941 Event - 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)

1941 Event - 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)

1941 Event - 23 U-boats sunk this month (80,000 ton)

1941 Event - U boats sink 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton

1941 Event - 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month

1941 Event - 41 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)

1941 Event - 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month

1941 Event - 21 U boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)

1940 Event - 37 U boats sunk this month (213,000 ton)

1940 Event - 32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)

1940 Event - 63 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)

1940 Event - 59 U-boats sunk this month (295,000 tons)

1940 Event - 56 U-boats sunk this month (268,000 ton)

1940 Event - 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)

1940 Event - 58 U-boats (284,000 ton) sunk this month

1940 Event - 45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)

1940 Event - 40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)

1939 Event - 25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)

1939 Event - 21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)

1939 Event - 27 U boats sunk this month (135,000 ton)

1939 Event - 41 U-boats sunk this month (153,000 ton)

1929 Death - Mary MacLane, author, individualistic style included feminist rhetoric, raw admissions, first book, 'The Story of Mary Mac Lane' published in 1902, sold 100,000 copies in the first month, dies at age 48, in Chicago, Illinois

1927 Event - Ponsford scores 336 against SA, giving him 1146 for month

1926 Event - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped

1926 Event - Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" and "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner

1924 Event - 8 month Twenste textile strike ends

1920 Event - 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 month)

1919 Event - Ross and Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia

1918 Event - Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early

1912 Event - Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen

1905 Event - Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages

1903 Event - Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month

1888 Event - Ndebele-king Lobengula grants Cecil Rhodes, Mashonaland 100 pounds per month

1881 Birthday - Mary MacLane, born in Winnipeg, Canada, author, individualistic style included feminist rhetoric, raw admissions, first book, 'The Story of Mary Mac Lane' published in 1902, sold 100,000 copies in the first month

1872 Event - U.S. cargo ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on a journey which ended when it is found mysteriously abandoned the following month

1858 Event - 1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month

1853 Death - William King, U.S. Vice President, dies a month after his inauguration

1831 Event - Erie Canal closes for entire month due to cold weather

1697 Event - Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

1630 Event - 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague













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