Knights Events in History

1991 Event - New York - New Jersey Knights 1st home game (Giant Stadium) lose to Frankfurt 27-17

1991 Event - Barcelona Dragons beat NY/New Jersey Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game

1991 Event - New York - New Jersey Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together

1991 Event - Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-New Jersey Knights

1991 Event - WLAF's New York Knights become NY-New Jersey Knights

1990 Event - Reggie Williams becomes 1st General Manager of WLAF's NY-New Jersey Knights

1990 Event - Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-New Jersey Knights for $11 million

1989 Event - Queen Elizabeth II knights Ronald Reagan

1988 Event - New York Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in Los Angeles)

1959 Birthday - Michael Pare, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Greatest American Hero, Houston Knights

1955 Event - John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)

1945 Birthday - Dave Knights, born in London, rock bassist, Procol Harum-Conquistador

1943 Event - Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)

1942 Birthday - Merald "Bubba" Knight, born in Atlanta, Georgia, singer, Gladys Knights and Pips

1941 Birthday - John Hancock, born in Hazen, Arkansas, actor, Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights

1940 Birthday - Lance Henriksen, actor, Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target

1939 Birthday - John D Hancock, actor and director, Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights

1938 Event - 117 Spanish knights under Captain Piet Laros return to Netherlands

1909 Event - Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver organizes in Mobile Alabama

1894 Event - Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska

1884 Birthday - Minerva Urecal, California, actress, Accent on Love, Crazy Knights

1882 Event - Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men

1882 Event - Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn

1869 Event - Philadelphia Knights of Labor forms

1869 Event - Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia

1864 Event - Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Washington D.C. (12 members)

1814 Event - 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in U.S. held, New York City

1705 Event - Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College

1565 Event - Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese and Knights of St. John

1410 Event - Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland

1314 Death - Jacques De Molay, the last grand master of Order of Knights, dies

1308 Event - Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece

1242 Event - Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights

1229 Death - Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68

1170 Death - Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II