Decision Events in History

2014 Event - Oil prices fall to $69/barrel after an OPEC decision to continue current oil production levels despite pressure from non-OPEC oil producing countries seeking higher prices

2014 Event - A grand jury in St. Louis County reaches the decision that police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown; the decision sparked protests, looting and businesses being burned to the ground in St. Louis, as well as protests across the U.S.

2014 Event - An independence referendum for the Spanish region of Catalonia has been cancelled after the nation's constitutional court accepted the case for legal decision, effectively suspending the move until a ruling is given

2014 Event - Protests erupt after China issues a decision to not allow free elections in Hong Kong, instead requiring government approval of any candidate running for office

2014 Event - Former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker is nominated for the position of President of the European Commission in a 26-2 vote over U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who strongly objected to the decision

2014 Event - Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine enter into free-trade pacts with the European Union, a decision counter to that of Kazakhstan and Belarus, who partnered with Russia in creation of the Eurasian Union

2014 Event - The World Trade Organization upheld its November decision to continue banning European imports of seal products on the grounds of concern for the suffering of the hunted animals; the WTO is also reexamining its exception for indigenous hunters

2014 Event - Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, claims that his decision to leak classified NSA documents about mining emails and telephone call logs, has resulted in several significant threats to his life

2013 Event - American boxer Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero and retains his WBC Welterweight title in a unanimous decision

2012 Event - After his decision not to context charges of doping by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong learns the organization has banned him for life and recommended he be stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles

2012 Event - The U.S. State Department states the U.N. Secretary-General's decision to attend the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement summit is 'strange' and 'not a good signal'

2012 Event - The decision of the Economic Community of West African States to deploy troops to the country is rejected by Mali coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo

2012 Event - Jose Garc’a-Margallo y Marfil, Spain's foreign minister, attacks Argentina's decision to nationalize the Argentine oil company YPF

2010 Event - The U.S. Department of Justice plans to appeal the decision to block President Obama's executive order to expand embryonic stem cell research

2009 Event - Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, endorses Russia's decision to turn off gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine

1997 Event - O. J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages

1991 Event - Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho

1990 Event - Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages

1989 Event - New York City court of appeals overturns lower court decision and returns America's Cup back to U.S. (from New Zealand)

1989 Event - Washington D.C. march supporting 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision

1988 Event - South Korean coaches attack New Zealand referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in

1988 Event - 1st non-pitcher, Jose Oquendo, in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he and St. Louis Cardinals lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn

1983 Event - AL President Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision and allows

1982 Event - Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez

1980 Event - Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision

1977 Event - 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise

1976 Event - Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency

1973 Event - Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

1966 Event - Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights

1965 Event - Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards

1964 Event - Supreme Court issues New York Times vs. Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel and recover damages

1963 Event - Supreme Court's Miranda Decision; defendants must have lawyers

1954 Event - Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision

1948 Event - U.S. Supreme Court decision (Sipuel vs. Oklahoma State Board of Regents)

1947 Event - William Wister Haines' "Command Decision," premieres in New York City

1944 Event - Edward Chodorov's "Decision," premieres in New York City

1923 Event - Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hours). Referee overturns decision

1917 Event - Supreme Court decision (Buchanan vs. Warley) strikes down Lousiville Kentucky ordiance requiring blacks and whites to live in separate areas

1916 Event - Heavyweight Jess Willard and Franc Moran fight to no decision in New York City

1916 Event - Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title

1913 Event - Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris

1909 Event - Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title

1909 Event - Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for hw boxing title

1909 Event - Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title

1909 Event - Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title

1894 Event - Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years

1893 Event - Andy Bowen and Jack Burke box 7 hours 19 minutes to no decision (111 rounds)

1861 Event - John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ

1857 Event - Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens