Starts Events in History

2015 Event - Joey Logano wins the Daytona 500; Jeff Gordon starts out strong in his final Daytona 500 race, but loses his lead and his chance at a fourth victory after getting caught in a wreck

1993 Event - Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow and NY

1985 Event - On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series

1985 Event - White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game

1981 Event - 3rd baseball strike starts

1981 Event - Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts

1980 Event - British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro

1977 Event - Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison

1976 Event - Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur

1975 Event - Gas stove explodes and starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)

1973 Event - BART starts SF-Daly City train shuttle service

1973 Event - Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with New York Yankees, 12-2, and 7-0

1971 Event - NBA's Los Angeles Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak

1971 Event - UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak

1969 Event - U.N. starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters

1968 Event - Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting

1967 Event - BBC starts their own popular music radio station

1967 Event - BBC starts their World Radio Club

1966 Event - China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution"

1965 Event - 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles

1965 Event - Kinderstraf trial starts

1964 Event - Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

1964 Event - Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission

1962 Event - Cuba starts returning U.S. prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion

1962 Event - U.S. unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week

1962 Event - Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia

1961 Event - American Basketball League starts play

1961 Event - "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC

1959 Event - Great Britain starts using postal codes

1958 Event - TV game show scandal investigation starts

1958 Event - European Economic Community, known as the Common Market, starts operation

1955 Event - Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants in Illinois

1955 Event - Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted

1954 Event - PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting

1952 Event - Pakistan's 1st Test starts, vs. India at Delhi

1948 Event - Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater

1947 Event - Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak

1946 Event - League of Nations dissolves, 3 months after United Nations starts

1944 Event - Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF and World Bank

1943 Event - Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau

1942 Event - "Stars and Stripes" paper for U.S. Armed Forces starts

1942 Event - WW II siege of Bataan starts

1941 Event - Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation

1941 Event - Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yankees lose 13-1

1940 Event - Netherlands starts rationing textile

1940 Event - Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts

1940 Event - General Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme

1939 Event - WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig

1939 Event - 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York New York Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees

1938 Event - Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance

1937 Event - Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service

1937 Event - Los Angeles Railway Co. starts using PCC streetcars

1936 Event - League of Nations starts sanctions against Italy

1935 Event - Market Street Railway starts using trackless trolley coaches

1933 Event - NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game

1933 Event - Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech

1931 Birthday - Willie Shoemaker, jockey, won 8,833 of 40,350 starts

1930 Event - Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India

1928 Event - 2nd Test Cricket Australia vs. England starts with Bradman 12th man

1928 Event - Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between San Francisco and LA

1927 Event - Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers

1922 Event - Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road

1921 Event - Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

1920 Event - Belgium starts paying old age pensions

1920 Birthday - Helen Thomas, UPI journalist, starts press conferences

1920 Event - Walt Disney starts 1st job as an artist; $40 week with Kansas City Slide Co.

1919 Event - 1st U.S. air passenger service starts

1918 Event - Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts

1915 Event - Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)

1914 Event - U.S. State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

1913 Event - Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF

1912 Event - SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St. (MUNI)

1908 Event - General Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts

1907 Event - Signal Corps of U.S. Army starts aircraft division

1906 Event - C W Gregory (NSW vs. Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps

1901 Event - Jewish National Fund starts

1896 Event - Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks

1896 Event - Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)

1896 Event - 1st U.S. women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden

1895 Event - America's 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

1895 Event - King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day

1887 Event - Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California and starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)

1886 Event - 1st U.S. alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA

1884 Event - T Thomas Fortune starts New York Freeman (New York Age) newspaper

1884 Event - Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 years 9 mos)

1880 Event - SF Public Library starts lending books

1878 Event - 1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)

1878 Event - California St. Cable Car RR Co starts service

1876 Event - Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, and football

1868 Event - Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; 1st blacks on U.S. trial jury

1866 Event - Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying of Portland, Me

1863 Event - Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game

1861 Event - Confederacy starts selling postage stamps

1854 Event - Cobblestone paving of Washington St. between Dupont and Kearny starts

1853 Event - Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London

1853 Event - Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad

1851 Event - New York Times starts publishing at 2 cents a copy

1851 Event - San Francisco Chamber of Commerce starts

1850 Event - Work starts on 1st brick building in San Francisco

1849 Event - 1st regular steamboat service to California starts

1848 Event - Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts

1847 Event - Netherlands Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing

1845 Event - Mexican - U.S. war starts

1844 Event - Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)

1840 Event - Penny Post mail system is starts

1832 Event - 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (New York City) (12 cent fare)

1831 Event - Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain and Spain

1830 Event - 1st regular steam train passenger service starts

1822 Event - Society for Propagation of Faith starts (Lyon, France)

1665 Event - Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society starts publishing

1652 Event - Prince of Conde starts blood bath in Paris

1519 Event - Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of world

1483 Event - Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible

1377 Event - Cardinal Robert of Geneva (anti-pope Clemens VII) starts term

1054 Event - Brightest known super-nova (Crab Nebula) starts shining (23 days)