Receives Events in History

2015 Event - Taylor Swift receives eight awards at the Billboard Music Awards; Pharrell Williams, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Sam Smith were also multiple winners at the ceremony

2014 Event - French author Patrick Modiano receives the Nobel Prize in Literature, winning the award over noted poet Adonis and writers Haruki Murakami, Svetlana Alexievich, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o

2014 Event - At the 71st Golden Globe Awards, Best Motion Picture is awarded to '12 Years a Slave'; 'American Hustle is receives the Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy award, with actress Amy Adams honored as Best Actress

2013 Event - American comedian Don Rickles receives treatment for a flesh-eating disease, necrotizing fasciitis, he contracted in his leg; the 87-year old is expected to make a full recovery

2013 Event - Mexican singer and songwriter Thalia receives a walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2013 Event - The Philippines receives a $500 million emergency loan from the World Bank to help the country recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

2013 Event - The UN Security Council receives alleged proof of chemical weapons use by Syrian militants from Russia

2013 Event - Planet Pluto receives names for its fourth and fifth moons; the International Astronomical Union names them Kerberos and Styx

2013 Event - Italy's vice-secretary of the Democratic Party , Enrico Letta, receives the mandate for form a new government from president Giorgio Napolitano

2012 Event - Standard & Poor's credit rating agency receives a ruling by an Australian judge that they misled investors in their rating of two-pre-crisis issues of structured debt

2012 Event - Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a sentence of four years for fiscal fraud

2012 Event - In London, the 23rd James Bond film, 'Skyfall' receives its Royal premiere at the Royal Albert Hall

2012 Event - John Hume, Ireland's former Social Democratic Party Leader, receives the papal knighthood at a special mass at St. Eugene's Cathedral in Derry

2012 Event - China's President, Hu Jintao, officially receives Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who came to the country for cooperation talks and in-depth discussion

2012 Event - Pope Benedict XVI's former butler receives orders from the Vatican to stand trial for his alleged involvement in leading allegations of corruption in the Holy See

2011 Event - The Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou receives a no-confidence motion against him after failing to hold a referendum on a eurozone bailout

2011 Event - Spain's credit receives a negative outlook from Standard &: Poor's, with their ranking reduced to AA-

2011 Event - Rejean Hinse, a Quebec man wrongly convicted of a crime in the 1960s and acquitted 30 years later, receives $13.1 million in compensation

2009 Event - Former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, receives 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces

2005 Event - Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, receives 10 consecutive life sentences

1996 Event - Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant

1995 Event - Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant

1995 Event - Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital

1994 Event - South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning

1991 Event - IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store

1991 Event - Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

1990 Event - Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

1989 Event - Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

1989 Event - Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission

1988 Event - John Tarrant, 1st Australia born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission

1987 Event - Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

1986 Event - President Mubarak receives Israeli premier Peres

1985 Event - French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski

1985 Event - International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize

1985 Event - Walt Disney World receives its 200-millionth guest

1985 Event - Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

1985 Event - Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

1982 Event - Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

1979 Event - Sioux nation receives $100 million in compensation for Black Hills, South Dakota

1979 Event - Royal Air force receives 1st F-16

1979 Event - Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minutes NHL hockey game

1976 Event - President Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order

1976 Event - Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize

1975 Event - Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize

1975 Event - Tony Orlando and Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"

1972 Event - Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle

1971 Event - West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace

1971 Event - Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration

1970 Event - Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma

1970 Event - Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year

1968 Event - E German party leader Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"

1968 Event - Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for 'Dock of the Bay'

1968 Event - Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

1967 Event - Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes

1966 Event - Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London

1962 Event - John F. Kennedy receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote

1961 Event - Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington

1961 Event - Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

1959 Event - Richard Starkey receives his 1st drum set

1958 Event - Perez Prado "Mambo King," receives one of the 1st gold records

1954 Event - Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize

1954 Event - Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt

1950 Event - Dr. Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

1950 Event - Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission

1948 Event - San Francisco receives its 1st telecast

1944 Event - Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. receives congressional medal of honor

1943 Event - Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker

1943 Event - Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma

1941 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize

1940 Event - British Council receives British Charter

1939 Event - Queen Wilhelmina receives German ambassador Grave Zech

1938 Event - Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system

1936 Event - Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

1936 Event - Virgin Islands receives a constitution from U.S., Organic Act

1936 Event - Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert, Dutch Nazi collaborator

1932 Event - "Flowers and Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

1931 Event - Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

1924 Event - Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament

1924 Event - Volkische Block (Nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bayern

1921 Event - Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

1920 Event - British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru

1920 Event - Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands

1920 Event - South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa

1916 Event - Boys Scouts of America receives congressional charter

1916 Event - Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary

1915 Event - Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County Ga

1914 Event - Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent

1914 Event - Belgian government receives German ultimatum

1913 Event - Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics

1911 Event - Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize

1911 Event - New York receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

1910 Event - Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent

1907 Event - Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

1901 Event - Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US

1901 Event - Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent

1899 Event - Webb Hayes son of President Rutherford Hayes receives medal of honor

1898 Event - China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei

1894 Event - Karl Benz of Germany receives U.S. patent for gasoline-driven auto

1892 Event - Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player

1889 Event - Dr. Herman Hollerith receives 1st U.S. patent for a tabulating machine

1887 Event - U.S. receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii

1885 Event - Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle

1885 Event - General Wolseley receives last distress signal of General Gordon in Khartoum

1884 Event - General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi

1882 Event - Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza

1862 Event - Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with U.S. president

1861 Event - Colonal Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general

1844 Event - University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana

1834 Event - Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs

1817 Event - Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably 1st black to graduate from U.S. college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

1799 Event - Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets

1792 Event - In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

1776 Event - Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College

1753 Event - Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny

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

1681 Event - English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1678 Event - Edmund Halley receives MA from Queen's College, Oxford

1668 Event - Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge

1651 Event - Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va

1646 Event - Joseph Jenkes, MA, receives 1st colonial machine patent

1621 Event - Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)

1598 Event - Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments

1539 Event - Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo

1519 Event - Pizarro receives royal charter for South American west coast

1495 Event - Scottish king James IV receives bedrieger Perkin Warbeck