Next Events in History

2015 Event - Pope Francis continues Catholic reforms by changing the marriage annulment process to make it faster and less expensive; earlier this month, the pope also declared that priests may forgive the sin of abortion during next year's Year of Mercy

2015 Event - France and the U.K. agree to share responsibility for taking in immigrants fleeing Syria and other conflict-ridden nations; France agrees to accept 24,000 people over the next two years, and the U.K. will accept 20,000

2015 Event - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to reduce greenhouse gases from oil and gas operations, proposing a rule to cut methane emissions from these sources by 40 to 45 percent of 2012 baseline levels over the next 10 years

2015 Event - NASA's New Horizons probe reestablishes contact to transmit the first close photos of Pluto and its moons; the probe launched in 2006 and has traveled over 3 billion miles; it will continue transmitting data for the next 16 months

2015 Event - The last Ebola patient in Liberia, a 58-year-old English teacher, has been released; the nation will be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization if no new cases of the virus emerge in the next 42 days

2015 Event - Walmart announces that in April it will raise wages of 500,000 Sam's Club and Walmart workers to $9/hour, exceeding the current minimum wage by $1.75, with a further raise to $10/hour by next February

2015 Event - The Greek Parliament elects Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the nation's next president; Pavlopoulos, preferred by the SYRIZA party, was chosen over opposition party nominee Nicos Alivizatos

2015 Event - The International Energy Agency estimates that oil prices will remain relatively low for the next five years, potentially dipping this year to an average of $55/barrel before increasing to about $73/barrel by the year 2020

2014 Event - Walt Disney Company will be marketing the next Star Wars movie through a series of YouTube videos produced by its subsidiary, Maker; the videos will connect younger audiences to the characters and stories from earlier movies in the franchise

2014 Event - Google Inc. announces that it will be closing down its Google News site in Spain next week, ahead of rules taking effect in January that will force news aggregators to pay each publisher for using its content

2014 Event - The U.S. Obama administration will keep over 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, delaying fulfillment of Obama's pledge to withdraw all but 9,800 troops; the plan is to reduce troops to around 5,500 by the end of next year

2014 Event - Negotiators have extended until next June the deadline for agreements regarding Iran's nuclear program; despite failure to meet the deadline, both Iran and the six-nation group claim that progress has been made

2014 Event - Snow storms are ending in the Buffalo, New York region, leaving behind up to 7 feet of snow and placing the region at risk for floods as temperatures rise over the next few days; the storms resulted in 13 deaths and hundreds of stranded motorists

2014 Event - The G-20 summit in Australia ends with a commitment by leaders of the 20 nations to take steps to raise their collective GDP by $2 trillion over the next four years; critics say that proposed measures are not specific enough to achieve this goal

2014 Event - Actor Matt Damon announces that he will return to the 'Bourne' movie franchise, starring in the next film to be released in 2016; interim star Jeremy Renner will also continue his role as Aaron Cross

2014 Event - Rob Manfred has been elected as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball; Manfred will take the position after current commissioner Bud Selig retires early next year

2014 Event - Tiger Woods has announced that he will begin golfing again after a three-month hiatus he took to recover from back surgery; he will play in the Quicken Loans National in Maryland next week

2014 Event - India has officially divided the state of Andhra Pradesh to create the nation's 29th state, Telangana; Hyderabad will act as joint capital for both states for the next decade; K. Chandrasekhara Rao will serve as Telangana prime minister

2014 Event - Early election tallies show that Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next president of Egypt; el-Sisi, the military commander who removed former president Mohamed Morsi from office due to mass protests, resigned his military position to run for president

2014 Event - Unidentified remains of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack are put to rest in a private depository next to the museum at the World Trade Center Memorial site; the remains will not be accessible or viewable to the public

2014 Event - The cast has been announced for the next film in the "Star Wars" series, due out in 2015; the cast includes some original cast members as well as actors new to the franchise

2014 Event - A total lunar eclipse takes place tonight; the eclipse will be visible in North and South America, New Zealand, Australia and nearby regions; the next total lunar eclipse will take place on October 8, 2014

2014 Event - Afghans show up at the polls in spite of potential violence to vote for their next president; this is the third such election since the 2001 removal of the Taliban from power

2014 Event - The U.S. plans to let its contract with ICANN expire next year; this would end U.S. authority over the Internet

2014 Event - The Brazilian government plans to cut its spending by almost $19 billion this year in an effort to reduce the country's debt and inflation growth; economists have revised current year GDP and next year's growth forecast downward in recent weeks

2014 Event - Coca Cola Company announces that it plans to reduce its costs by $1 billion over the next few years in an effort to counteract slowing demand

2014 Event - The U.S. Congress will as for $4.5 billion for additional missile defense spending over the next five years; the funds would partially pay for new radar in Alaska, indicating safety concerns regarding missiles from Iran and North Korea

2014 Event - The U.S House of Representatives and Senate finalized a long-delayed farm bill designed to cut $19 billion in farm subsidies, and reduce the $8 billion spent on food stamps over the next ten years

2013 Event - Author J.K. Rowling announces she is producing a play based on the life of her character Harry Potter; the play tells the previously untold story of life before the boy wizard goes to Hogwarts; the play will premiere in London's West End within the next two years

2013 Event - India's Bharatiya Janata Party names Narendra Modi as their leader in the next general election

2013 Event - CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, announces his retirement in the next 12 months

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 - Scientists in Britain identify the mechanism causing human allergy to cats; they believe a general cure for the condition could be available in the next five years

2013 Event - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will welcome it's first McDonald's early next year; the site will be run by the son of Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Henry Nguyen

2013 Event - Brazilian Roberto Azevedo is named the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization; he assumes the position September 1, 2013

2013 Event - JPMorgan reveals it plans to cut 17,000 jobs, mostly from its mortgage department, in the next two years

2013 Event - U.S. Senator John Kerry is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the next U.S. Secretary of State

2013 Event - U.S. Republican Chuck Hagel is nominated to be the country's next Secretary of Defense by President Barack Obama; John O. Brennan is nominated to be the next CIA Director

2012 Event - Scientists successfully sequence the tomato genome, and announce that tastier, more pesticide-resistant tomato varieties can be engineered for use in the next five years

2012 Event - The failed Fobos-Grunt spacecraft is expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere and crash into earth in the next week

2011 Event - Sprint Nextel reportedly pays $20 billion for the exclusive rights to Apple's next mobile cell phone

2011 Event - The Libyan National Transitional Council will move to Tripoli from Benghazi next week

2010 Event - Despite concern from the opposition, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declares he will pass laws by decree for the next six to eighteen months

2010 Event - The brightest object in the night sky next to the Moon is the planet Jupiter, as it makes its closest approach to Earth since 1963

1999 Event - Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

1995 Event - Northants all out 46 vs. Essex and wins game next day

1994 Death - Elias Canetti, buried next to James Joyce

1994 Event - Star Trek The Next Generation, finale airs this week in syndication

1992 Death - Gerda Nicolson, actress (Next of Kin, Clinic), dies

1991 Event - Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris home run record and determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

1991 Event - Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show

1988 Event - Black pole explorer M Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington

1987 Event - "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV

1984 Death - Avon Long, actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies at 74

1984 Event - Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki

1984 Death - Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73

1983 Event - Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games

1981 Birthday - Brian Bonsall, actor, Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation

1981 Event - Pirate Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Brave Terry Harper, then retires next 27 batters

1981 Event - "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks

1980 Event - Gabriella Brum, 18, of W Germany crowned 30th Miss World, she resigns the next day, because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend

1979 Event - Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV

1978 Event - Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yankees win next 4

1975 Event - Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," premieres in New York City

1974 Event - Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)

1972 Birthday - Wil Wheaton, born in California, actor, Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me

1972 Birthday - Damon Sharpe, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actor/musician, Guys Next Door

1971 Birthday - Bobby Leslie, TV rocker, Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You

1971 Birthday - Chris Wolf, actor/musician, Guys Next Door

1971 Event - UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row

1971 Birthday - Lisa Snowdon, born in Hertfordshire, England, model, television personality, host of 'Britain's Next Top Model'

1970 Birthday - Patrick Dancy, TV rocker, Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You

1969 Event - Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next 2 days

1969 Birthday - Eddie Garcia, born in Louisiana, actor/musician, Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You

1969 Death - Joszi Jeno Tersanszky, Hungarian writer (Till Next Time), dies at 81

1968 Event - Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day

1967 Birthday - Michelle Forbes, born in Austin, Texas, actress, Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Gen

1965 Birthday - Ben Stiller, New York City, actor, Ben Stiller Show, Next of Kin, Cable Guy

1962 Event - Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)

1961 Event - Expansion Washington Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games

1961 Birthday - Tammy Stephens, Arlington, Texas, singer, Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel

1960 Birthday - Atom Egoyan, born in Cairo, Egypt, director, Adjuster, Next of Kin

1959 Birthday - Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer, Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel

1959 Birthday - Marina Sirtis, born in London, actress, Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation

1958 Birthday - Cindy Nixon, born in Nashville, Tennessee, singer, Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel

1957 Birthday - Denise Crosby, born in Hollywood, California, actress, Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen

1957 Birthday - LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, Roots, Star Trek Next Generation

1957 Birthday - Doris King, born in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist, Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel

1955 Event - After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games

1955 Birthday - Bill Paxton, actor, Brain Dead, Next of Kin, Indian Summer, True Lies

1955 Birthday - Brent Spiner, born in Houston, Texas, actor, Data-Star Trek the Next Generation

1954 Event - Robin Roberts gives up a home run then retires next 27 men in a row

1953 Birthday - Gates McFadden, Columbus Ohio, actress, Star Trek Next Generation

1953 Event - Supreme Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary

1953 Event - Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a single, then retires next 27 in a row

1952 Birthday - Michael Dorn, actor, Worf-Star Trek Next Generation

1952 Birthday - Jonathan Frakes, actor, Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen

1952 Birthday - Stan Shaw, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Mississippi, Roots Next Generation

1950 Event - U.S. beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)

1950 Birthday - Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress, Schipper Next to God

1949 Birthday - Gates McFadden, actress, Beverly Crusher on Star Trek Next Generation

1948 Birthday - John de Lancie, actor, Q-Star Trek Next Gen, Days of our Lives

1946 Birthday - Tony Craig, Kulasa, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, actor, That Boy Next Door

1940 Birthday - Patrick Stewart, born in England, actor, Picard-Star Trek Next Generation

1938 Birthday - Diana Muldaur, New York City, actress, McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law

1934 Birthday - Sonia Sanchez, U.S. playwright and poet, The Bronx is Next

1934 Event - Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play

1932 Event - World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points and hits next pitch into center field bleachers

1926 Birthday - June Haver, Rock Island, actress, Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door

1924 Birthday - Doris Day, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, girl next door actress, Pillow Talk

1923 Event - After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yankees

1922 Birthday - Adolfo Celi, born in Sicily, Italy, director, Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue

1920 Event - Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees' Carl Mays pitch; he dies next day, only major league fatality

1915 Birthday - Eli Wallach, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door

1911 Event - Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

1910 Birthday - Avon Long, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor, Roots: Next Generation

1902 Birthday - Lillian Bronson, Lockport, New York, actress, Next Voice you Hear

1854 Event - With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks

1849 Birthday - Friedrich von Bernhardi, Germany historian, Germany and the Next War

1818 Event - "Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; 1st sung next day

1790 Death - Jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed and stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89

1752 Event - This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives