State Events in History

2015 Event - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declares that the state will no longer comply with the Oslo Accords, claiming that Israel has frequently violated the agreements, which renders them non-binding

2015 Event - The Confederate flag is removed from the South Carolina capitol grounds after the state government enacted a law to permanently remove it; the flag, part of U.S. Civil War history, is viewed by many as a symbol of racism

2015 Event - British Petroleum (BP) reaches a settlement with U.S. federal, state and local government entities regarding damages from its Deepwater Horizon rig explosion five years ago; BP will pay USD $18 billion through the year 2030

2015 Event - Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, supports removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds; however, the state legislature must first overturn a law requiring the flag to be flown at the Confederate Soldier Monument

2015 Event - A rally calling for removal of the Confederate flag forms at the capitol building of the U.S. state of South Carolina in response to a shooting earlier this week of nine African-Americans by white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof

2015 Event - The U.S. state of Hawaii raises the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, the highest smoking age among all the states

2015 Event - Oil spill cleanup continues at Refugio State Beach in California after a pipeline burst two days ago; about 21,000 gallons of oil have been released into the ocean and 105,000 gallons on land

2015 Event - The Vatican indicates its intention to enter a treaty with Palestine, officially recognizing it as an independent state

2015 Event - California Governor Jerry Brown mandates a 25% cut in water usage, the first required water restriction in the state's history, as severe drought continues; earlier calls for a voluntary 20% reduction were not met

2015 Event - U.S. President Barack Obama states that he did not know that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton solely used a personal email address for government business, possibly violating federal law; Clinton served under Obama for four years

2015 Event - Officials at the World Health Organization state that the number of new Ebola cases is rapidly declining, signaling a reversal of the epidemic; however, preventive measures and safety protocols are still needed in Ebola-infected nations

2015 Event - U.S. President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address, promoting free community college education, increased capital gains taxes on the rich, more paid time off for employees, and greater tax credits for the middle class

2014 Event - A 219-year-old time capsule is being excavated from beneath the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in Boston; the capsule, first found in 1855 and reburied, is likely the oldest in the U.S.

2014 Event - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns; the resignation may be due to disagreements over current U.S. strategy concerning Islamic State militants and the conflict in Syria

2014 Event - The cabinet of Israel approves a bill stating that the nation is both a democratic state and the Jewish homeland; the bill is meant to address political pressure from groups that deny or ignore IsraelŐs Jewish identity

2014 Event - Chocolate manufacturers state that a cocoa-pod fungus and dry weather in cocoa-growing regions has created a shortage of cocoa that may increase in the future; world chocolate demand already exceeds production capacity

2014 Event - Representatives for the Islamic State announce that the group will begin minting its own currency in order to remove itself from the world financial system, which it considers 'satanic'

2014 Event - Australia bans all visas from the Ebola-hit nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; the nation's officials state that this is required to preserve public health, but health experts have criticized the policy

2014 Event - Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans held in North Korea for crimes against the state, has been released; Fowle was accused of leaving a Bible in a club for mariners

2014 Event - The Turkish government has reversed its stance and is now allowing Kurds to cross into Syria in order to fight Islamic State forces

2014 Event - Palestine will be officially recognized as a sovereign state by the new government of Sweden; though the U.N. General Assembly supported such recognition two years ago, few nations have officially extended this recognition

2014 Event - United Nation member states agree to a resolution aiming to prevent their citizens from joining or supporting militant groups, particularly the Islamic State, in Iraq and Syria

2014 Event - 49 hostages of the Islamic State are freed and returned to Turkey after an operation enacted by the Turkish government after the June kidnapping in Mosul, Iraq; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not give information regarding its actions

2014 Event - Muslim Brotherhood followers have been asked to leave Qatar; other Arab states are unhappy with Qatar's support of the group, highlighted by recent charges that the nation received state secrets from member and former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi

2014 Event - President Barack Obama announces that the U.S. will increase its support for forces fighting the advances of the Islamic State militant group; air power, military training and other aid will be provided, but U.S. troops will not be sent to battle

2014 Event - Former Egyptian President President Mohamed Mursi and nine others have been charged with giving confidential state security information to the government of Qatar; if convicted of treason, Mursi could face the death penalty

2014 Event - Pakistani protesters seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefly take over the state television station and shut it down; soldiers and paramilitary forces later regained control and restored operation

2014 Event - Iraqi troops and Shiite militia members, aided by U.S. air strikes, free the town of Amerli from Islamic State control; the rebel group seized the town two months ago, blocking access to food and supplies; rations were air-dropped after the victory

2014 Event - Legislators in California pass a ban on disposable plastic grocery bags; if approved by Governor Jerry Brown, the ban will be the first implemented across a state, though many cities across the U.S. already have such bans in place

2014 Event - U.S. officials have validated claims by the Islamic State (IS) that journalist James Foley, held in captivity for two years, has been killed; President Obama vows to continue airstrikes in Iraq against IS militants

2014 Event - Kurdish peshmerga fighters are able to recapture part of the Mosul Dam after U.S. airstrikes push back Islamic State militants

2014 Event - Continued riots in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer have resulted in the announcement of a state of emergency and a curfew by Governor Jay Nixon

2014 Event - Texas Governor Rick Perry has been convicted of felony for threatening to block state funds from the office of District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned; the threat stemmed from Lehmberg's arrest for drunk driving

2014 Event - The European Union will assist Iraq in fighting Islamic State militants; European nations and the Union are sending arms in addition to humanitarian aid

2014 Event - U.S. air strikes, in combination with Kurdish forces, pushed back an assault by Islamic State militants upon Yazidi minorities trapped on Mt. Sinjar in Iraq; the action allowed thousands to escape

2014 Event - 705 military troops will be sent to Iraq by the U.S. to assist in planning assistance to groups affected by the advance of Islamist State militants; President Barack Obama states that the troops will not be involved in combat

2014 Event - U.S. President Barack Obama will allow the Pentagon to perform a limited number of air strikes in Iraq to thwart the advance of the Islamic State

2014 Event - The Islamic State captures the Iraqi town of Sinjar, home to the country's Yazidi religious minority population; residents fled in advance of the extremists, who have demanded that non-Muslim residents convert to Islam or face death

2014 Event - U.S. President Barack Obama authorizes air strikes against Islamic State militants for situations in which the forces appear to threaten U.S. personnel; food drops were also carried out along the Syrian border to civilians trapped by the violence

2014 Event - U.S. officials state that Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by test-firing a type of cruise missile; Russian officials argue against the charge

2014 Event - The state of Washington legalizes recreational marijuana, becoming the second U.S. state to do so after Colorado

2014 Event - Russia supplies Iraq with military aircraft to help the government fight insurgents from the Islamic State of Iraq; the U.S. has readied military assistance, but it has not yet been delivered

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 - The Chinese and Russian state energy companies, Gazprom and CPNC, respectively, have entered a deal for Russia to supply China with natural gas; the deal provides a market for Russian gas as European countries seek to reduce their dependence due to Russia's actions

2014 Event - Union backers and California legislators are seeking to raise the state's minimum wage to $13 per hour; Governor Jerry Brown ratified a law only 8 months ago to raise the wage to $10 an hour by 2016

2014 Event - Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, makes the first visit to the U.K. as Irish head of state; his visit reciprocates that of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland in 2011

2014 Event - Kentucky beat undefeated Wichita State in the NCAA basketball tournament, ending Wichita's historic 35-0 record

2014 Event - NCAA basketball team Wichita State Shockers wins the Missouri Valley Conference championship undefeated

2014 Event - A long-delayed review of the Keystone XL Pipeline is completed by the U.S. State Department; it concluded the pipeline would not significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions

2014 Event - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry criticizes Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, for legislation he signed last week to ban same-sex marriage and criminalize gay rights groups and their activities; the law includes penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment

2014 Event - After a federal judge ruled that Utah's same-sex ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court had to place the lower-court ruling on hold pending an appeal by the state

2013 Event - Breaking with long-standing tradition among Russian heads of state, President Vladimir Putin delivered two New Year's speeches rather than one; he made his second stres from Khaborovsk, a city that experienced devastating floods this summer

2013 Event - The U.S. State of California is experiencing the driest year on record, and rain is not expected in the near future; San Francisco is having the driest year ever since the Gold Rush began in 1849

2013 Event - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, becomes the first head of state to visit with Kim Jong-un in North Korea since he became Supreme Leader

2013 Event - Scientists in the Australian state of Queensland discover three previously unknown species in a rainforest located in Cape York Peninsula: a leaf-tailed gecko, a golden-colored skink, and a boulder-dwelling frog

2013 Event - The state of New Jersey becomes the 14th state in the U.S. to permit same-sex-marriages

2013 Event - Major bushfires that have endangered lives and destroyed homes cause Barry O'Farrell, the Premier of Australia's New South Wales to declare a state of emergency

2013 Event - Flooding in New Zealand's district of Whanganui causes authorities to declare a state of emergency

2013 Event - Following an elaborate two-day state funeral, national independence hero of Vietnam, General Vo Nguyen Giap, is buried

2013 Event - Part of the ongoing Samaikyandhra Movement, protests and strikes erupt after the Cabinet of India approves the bifurcation of the state of Andrha Pradesh

2013 Event - Former U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay, has a November 2010 money laundering conviction overturned by a Texas State appellate court

2013 Event - The U.S. State Department evacuates staff from the U.S. Consulate in Pakistan due to threats; most officials were moved to the city of Islamabad

2013 Event - Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, famous for her 11-hour filibuster against restricting abortion rights, announces she will run for either the Texas State Senate seat or for Governor of Texas

2013 Event - Teresa Heinz Kerry, 74, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, was discharged from the hospital after suffering a seizer nearly three weeks ago; she is expected to make a full recovery

2013 Event - NASA's New Horizons team releases the first high resolution view of Pluto's largest moon; Charon, which is as large as the state of Texas, is covered in ice

2013 Event - In the state of California, the 2008 Proposition 8 ballot measure is upheld in an appeals case, allowing same-sex marriage to continue

2013 Event - Petr Necas, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, declares a state of emergency as the swollen Vltava River threaten the center of Prague

2013 Event - Malawi President Joyce Banda accuses singer Madonna of 'bullying state officials' after exaggerating the contributions of her charity and complaining about her treatment during a recent visit to the country

2013 Event - The release of 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State were released by Wikileaks; Julian Assange worked on the project inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

2013 Event - David Milliband announces plans to resign as Britain's Foreign Secretary and move to U.S. state of New York to head the International Rescue Committee

2013 Event - In Washington state, six tanks are reported to be leaking radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; the leak has not posed an immediate health risk

2013 Event - Owen Paterson, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, convenes with British retailers and the Food Standards Agency to determine how "beef" products containing horsemeat were sold in supermarkets

2013 Event - Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan responds to air strikes on Syria, saying Israel's government is waging 'state terrorism'

2013 Event - U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton steps down from her post; she is succeeded by Senator John Kerry

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 - The President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, declares that official documents must use the words 'State of Palestine'

2012 Event - After suffering from a concussion caused by fainting from dehydration, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hospitalized for a blood clot

2012 Event - Hilary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, fainted from dehydration and sustained a concussion after falling in her home

2012 Event - In the U.S. state of Connecticut, a shooter kills 29 people, including 20 children, himself and his mother at Sandy Hook Elementary School

2012 Event - Thousands of union employees protest outside of the capital building in Lansing, Michigan, as Michigan's government passes legislation, becoming the nation's 24th right-to-work state, and most highly unionized state in the U.S. to have such laws

2012 Event - U.S. Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, emboldened by the passage of a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution last month, declared marijuana legal for recreational use

2012 Event - Philippine President Benigno Aquino, announces a state of national calamity after Typhoon Bopha claims over 450 lives

2012 Event - All members of the Commonwealth of Nations, who have the British Monarch as their head of state, agree to the Succession of the Crown Bill, enabling a female child, for the first time, to become monarch

2012 Event - Medical textbooks require rewriting after 39-year-old Canadian Scott Routley becomes the first person believed to be in a vegetative state to tell scientists he isn't in any pain

2012 Event - U.S. voters in the state of Massachusetts approve a referendum legalizing the use of medical marijuana; Colorado and Washington approve the legalization of recreational use of the drug

2012 Event - The 52-foot iconic statue known as Big Tex, is destroyed by fire during the final days of the 2012 State Fair of Texas

2012 Event - Ending a 50-year ban on veiled female news presenters, Egypt's state television gives its female presenters a choice of wearing, or not wearing, a veil

2012 Event - A large crude deposit of oil is found by Permex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, in the northern state of Tamaulipas; deposits could contain 250 - 400 million barrels of oil

2012 Event - A California state jury rules that Samsung electronics owes Apple Inc. over $1 billion for patent infringement

2012 Event - The West coast of Washington state is hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake

2012 Event - Egypt's state news organization states that their President, Mohammed Morsi is going to Iran at the end of August to attend the Non-Aligned Movement meeting

2012 Event - Dallas, Texas Mayor Mike Rawlings declares a state of emergency after an outbreak of West Nile Virus kills at least 17 people; the city plans to combat the mosquitoes with aerial spraying of pyrethroid insecticides

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 - Ghana's state funeral, held in Accra for President John Atta Mills, attracts tens of thousands

2012 Event - Mexico's state, Veracruz, experiences a natural disaster when Hurricane Ernesto makes landfall, killing at least three people

2012 Event - In Egypt, protesters throw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State's motorcade during her first visit to the country since President Mohamed Mursi was elected

2012 Event - An estimated 90 - 115 people die when an oil tanker in Okobge, Rivers State Nigeria crashes and explodes

2012 Event - After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for a NATO airstrike that killed 26 Pakistani soldiers and officials, Pakistan reopens key NATO supply routes into Afghanistan

2012 Event - Fox News reporter and Opus Dei member Greg Burke is selected by Pope Benedict XVI as secretariat of state

2012 Event - Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims occurs in western Burma, causing the area to declare a state of emergency

2012 Event - Richard Dawkins, an atheist, ethologist and evolutionary biologist, approves of British education secretary Michael Gove's plan of sending free King James Bibles to every state school

2012 Event - The nearly finished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York City

2012 Event - In Illinois, a Cook County Circuit Court rules that the tax levied on Internet businesses by the U.S. state of Illinois is unconstitutional

2012 Event - U.S. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum wins the caucuses in the state of Louisiana

2012 Event - After three years without an elected head of state, Nicolae Timofti is named President of Moldova

2012 Event - U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins the caucus in Washington state

2012 Event - The State Senate of Maryland approves a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state

2012 Event - California's Proposition 8 banning gay marriage in that state was overturned by the U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2012 Event - In the state of Washington, the State Senate passes legislation allowing same sex marriage

2012 Event - The 2012 State of the Union Address is delivered by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Congress

2012 Event - Justine Greening, the U.K. Secretary of State for Transport approves the HS2, a high-speed rail line that will link major cities in the U.K. to London

2012 Event - Jamaica's new Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announces the country will become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

2012 Event - The U.K. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, begins a two day tour of Myanmar

2011 Event - Mexico's state of Guerrero is hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake

2011 Event - Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of the State of Illinois, is issued a sentence of 14 years in jail for corruption

2011 Event - In Peru, protests over a mining project persist in four provinces, causing the country to declare a state of emergency

2011 Event - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promotes democratic reforms in her meeting with Burma's top pro-democracy activist, Aung San Suu Kyi

2011 Event - Washington State University researchers develop an artificial bone 'scaffold' which uses 3D printers to print replacement bone tissue for injured patients

2011 Event - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Iran to respond to the IAEA report stating Iran is working on nuclear bomb technology

2011 Event - Pope Benedict XVI begins his state visit to Germany

2011 Event - In Berlin, Social Democrats do well in a state election; the Pirate Party enters a state parliament for the first time, with the Free Democrats achieving 2% of the vote

2011 Event - A state of emergency is declared by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal after Tropical Storm Lee in the northern Gulf of Mexico

2011 Event - New England's state of Vermont experiences the worst flooding in 100 years

2011 Event - Over half of the country of Peru enters a state of emergency as a result of unusually cold weather

2011 Event - South Sudan becomes a sovereign state after seceding from Sudan

2011 Event - New York becomes the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage when Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the New York State Marriage Equality Law

2011 Event - The U.S. state of Arizona has an enormous wildfire covering almost 500 square miles; it is not contained and is sending smoke across several other states

2011 Event - More than 100,000 homes in Michigan lose power after powerful storms hit the state

2011 Event - Tornadoes hit Joplin, Missouri, and a state of emergency is declared; more tornadoes hit Minneapolis, Minnesota and warnings are announced in states from Texas to Michigan

2011 Event - The U.S. Department of State issues a global travel alert to all U.S. citizens, warning of enhanced potential for anti-American violence

2011 Event - The Mid-April 2011 Southern United States tornado outbreak results in over 30 deaths; North Carolina is the state worst affected

2011 Event - Over 230,000 acres of land, including the town Fort Davis, are destroyed by wildfires in the state of Texas

2011 Event - New South Wales swears in its new Premier, Barry O'Farrell, following its state election

2011 Event - The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile rejects the 14th Dalai Lama's submitted resignation as Head of State of the Central Tibetan Administration

2011 Event - U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, publicly announces she will retire rather than serve a second term in 2012 if President Obama is reelected

2011 Event - Analysts report a nuclear meltdown may be occurring at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant; a state of emergency is declared at five plants

2011 Event - Lawmakers successfully pass the vote to remove nearly all collective bargaining from Wisconsin state employees

2011 Event - Wisconsin AFL-CIO assemble hundreds of union supporters claiming they will risk arrest to prevent police from clearing the Wisconsin State Capitol building

2011 Event - A state of emergency due to snow is declared in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota

2011 Event - Lara Giddings becomes the first female Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania

2010 Event - After facing heavy flooding and mudslides, the President of Venezuela declares a state of emergency in the state of Falcon

2010 Event - Alaska's State Senator Lisa Murkowski becomes the first write-in candidate to successfully win an election since 1954

2010 Event - Nigeria's government opens two swollen dams, displacing two million people in Jigawa State

2010 Event - At least 47 people die in northern India from heavy monsoon rains and landslides in Uttrakhand state, Pitthoragarh, Chapawat and Uttarkashi regions

2010 Event - Raul Castro, head of the Cuban government, declares they will lay off half a million state workers to improve their economy by the middle of 2011

2010 Event - In Guatemala, heavy rains and landslides kill at least 18 people and a state of emergency is declared

2010 Event - The 2010 Canterbury earthquake leads the town of Christchurch, New Zealand, to declare a curfew and state of emergency

2010 Event - A U.S. federal investigation results in 47 foreign-born gang members arrested in New England, half are arrested in the state of Maine

2010 Event - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, responds to a fiscal state of emergency by requiring most state employees to take three days of unpaid leave per month

2010 Event - Renewed tribal clashes in Sudan's South Darfur state result in 52 civilians killed and 55 others wounded

2010 Event - Tens of thousands of Poles line the streets to witness the procession of President Kaczynski, en route to the Presidential Palace, Warsaw, where he will lie in state

2009 Event - Nearly 100 people are killed by a runaway truck at a market in Kogi State, Nigeria

2009 Event - At a ceremony in eastern Shan State, Burma, authorities burn $93 million in seized narcotic drugs

2009 Event - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume as soon as possible

2003 Event - In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush stated that Saddam Hussein had tried to acquire 'significant quantities of uranium from Africa' (a claim substantiated only by forged documents)

2003 Event - Rose Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners beat Washington State Cougars 34 - 14

2002 Event - In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush likens Iraq, Iran and North Korea to an 'axis of evil'

2000 Event - 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Corel State Spectrum

1998 Event - State Farm Rail Golf Classic

1998 Event - Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery

1998 Event - Rose Bowl, Michigan Wolverines beat Washington State Cougars 21 - 16

1997 Event - Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo

1997 Event - Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic

1997 Event - Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit

1997 Event - Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building and kills 1

1997 Event - Secretary of State Margaret Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish

1997 Event - Rose Bowl, Ohio State Buckeyes beat Arizona State Sun Devils 20 - 17

1996 Death - Lew Ayres, screen actor (Salem's Lot, State Fair), dies at 88

1996 Death - Robert J. Morris, lawyer, served New York State Assembly committee investigating Communist activities, dies at 81

1996 Event - Nebraska and Penn State are 5th and 6th major colleges to win 700

1996 Event - Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas and Alabama)

1996 Event - Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

1996 Event - Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs. United States

1996 Event - "State Fair," closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 118 performances

1996 Death - Janaki Ramachandran, Prime Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies

1996 Death - Hiteshwar Saikia, Prime Minister of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies

1996 Event - "State Fair," opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 118 performances

1995 Event - 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)

1995 Event - Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

1995 Event - New York becomes 38th state to have the death penalty

1995 Event - 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo

1994 Death - John Keith Wright, English Assistant Secretary of State (1971-84), dies at 66

1994 Death - Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State, dies at 85

1994 Death - Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State 1961 - 1969, dies at 85

1994 Event - Barb Mucha wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

1994 Death - Kalman Kahana, Polish co-founder of state Israel, dies at 81

1994 Event - Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war

1994 Death - Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party Assistant Secretary of State, dies at 67

1994 Death - Gundaris Pone, composer, professor, State University College at New Paltz, New York, dies of cancer in Kingston, New York, at age 61

1994 Death - Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48

1994 Event - -36 degrees F (-38 degrees C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)

1993 Event - 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (quarterback)

1993 Event - "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 14 performances

1993 Event - Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st U.S. state

1993 Event - "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 14 performances

1993 Event - Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

1993 Event - PLO recognizes state of Israel

1993 Event - Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

1993 Event - California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)

1993 Death - Jim Valvano, basketball coach (North Carolina State), dies of cancer at 47

1993 Event - 12th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Texas Tech beats OH State 84-82

1993 Event - Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3

1992 Death - Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74

1992 Event - Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

1991 Event - San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing and scoring titles

1991 Event - "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 12 performances

1991 Event - Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party - Assistant Secretary of state

1991 Event - "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 12 performances

1991 Event - Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter and rallying to beat Weber State 55-49

1991 Event - "Most Happy Fella" closes at New York State Theater New York City

1991 Event - Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17

1991 Death - JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies

1991 Event - SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yards

1991 Event - Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record

1991 Event - "Most Happy Fella" opens at New York State Theater New York City

1991 Event - "Little Night Music" closes at New York State New York City after 7 performances

1991 Event - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic

1991 Event - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 7 performances

1991 Event - College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3

1991 Event - Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week

1991 Event - North Carolina State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists

1991 Event - Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117

1990 Event - Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17

1990 Event - "Little Night Music" closes at New York State New York City after 11 performances

1990 Event - Secretary of State James Baker visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia

1990 Event - "Street Scene" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 6 performances

1990 Event - U.S. Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister

1990 Event - "Street Scene" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 6 performances

1990 Event - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 11 performances

1990 Event - New York City's Empire State Building catches fire - no fatalities

1990 Event - South Africa President F W de Klerk lifts 4 year of state of emergency

1990 Death - Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state building in 1930, dies

1990 Event - Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week

1990 Event - Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977

1990 Death - Michael Stewart, U.K. Secretary of State 1965 - 1966, 1968 - 1970, dies

1989 Event - East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns

1989 Death - Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Netherlands 1st female advisor of State, dies

1989 Event - Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open

1989 Event - 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia, state record

1989 Event - N.Y. State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill

1989 Death - Ray McAnally, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State), dies in Dublin at 63

1989 Event - Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week

1988 Event - 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)

1988 Event - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence

1988 Event - Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open

1988 Event - Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

1987 Event - State of siege ends in Taiwan

1987 Death - [Wayne] Woody Hayes, football coach (Ohio State), dies at 74

1987 Death - R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy and perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference

1987 Event - Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ

1986 Death - John Antill, studied under Alfred Hill, played in NSW State Orchestra, dies at 82

1986 Event - Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State

1986 Event - Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege

1986 Event - President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

1986 Event - Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of North Carolina State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself

1985 Event - Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India

1985 Event - Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India

1985 Event - 15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record)

1985 Event - 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), St. George, Utah (state rec) (103 degrees spread, UT 1985)

1985 Event - -61 degrees F (-52 degrees C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)

1985 Event - -69 degrees F (-56 degrees C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)

1985 Event - -30 degrees F (-34 degrees C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)

1985 Event - -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)

1985 Event - -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)

1984 Event - Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to New Jersey Nets 124-110

1984 Event - Washington State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing

1984 Event - 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery

1983 Event - 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)

1983 Event - Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion

1983 Event - 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston 54-52

1983 Event - Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title

1982 Event - 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)

1982 Event - 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)

1982 Event - Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0

1982 Event - Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Jr. resigns, replaced by George Schultz

1981 Event - San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record

1981 Event - Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Building, 10m

1981 Event - Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege

1981 Event - -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)

1980 Event - Alexander Haig named Reagan's Secretary of State

1980 Death - John W. Davis, President (WV State college), dies at 92

1980 Event - 1st female state police graduates, New Jersey

1980 Event - Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die

1980 Event - Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns

1979 Birthday - James Allen, born in Portland, Oregon, James Deshaune Allen, football player, linebacker, played for National Football League, attended Oregon State University, chosen 82nd overall in 2002 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, now a free agent

1979 Death - Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death

1979 Event - 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)

1979 Event - 12 degrees F, on top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii (state record)

1979 Event - 41st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Michigan State beats Indiana State. 75-64

1979 Event - Michigan State Spartans snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streak

1979 Event - -52 degrees F (-47 degrees C), Old Forge, New York (state record)

1979 Event - Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm

1978 Event - Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach

1978 Event - Theodore Bundy kills Florida State University coeds Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman

1977 Event - Dr. Clifford R Wharton, Jr. named chancellor of State University of NY

1977 Event - Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms

1977 Event - Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license

1977 Event - Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails

1976 Event - 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students

1976 Event - East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Michigan State University after he is warned not to

1975 Event - 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Penn State 6

1975 Event - 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)

1975 Event - 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)

1975 Event - 107 degrees F (42 degrees C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)

1975 Birthday - Joe Smith, NBA forward, Golden State Warriors

1975 Event - 8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)

1975 Event - 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hour rec)

1975 Event - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

1975 Event - Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship

1975 Event - Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports

1974 Event - 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)

1974 Event - Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state

1974 Event - 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Marquette 76-64

1973 Event - 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)

1973 Event - New Jersey becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league

1973 Event - Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2 years)

1973 Event - Henry Kissinger, sworn in as Secretary of State

1973 Event - Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing

1973 Event - 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527

1973 Birthday - Donyell Marshall, NBA forward, Golden State Warriors

1973 Birthday - Andrew DeClercq, NBA forward, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics

1972 Event - 39th Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 14 beats Penn State 0

1972 Birthday - Clifford Rozier, NBA center and forward, Golden State Warriors

1972 Event - 10.84" (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hour record)

1972 Event - 27.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota, state record

1972 Birthday - Leta Lindley, born in Phoenix, Arizona, LPGA golfer, 1995 State Farm Rail-3rd

1972 Event - Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts

1972 Event - AIAW 1st basketball champs, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48

1972 Event - British Government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike

1972 Event - 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota

1972 Event - East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh

1971 Event - Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey

1971 Birthday - Tammy Harris, Williamstown, New York, Miss America-New York State 1997

1971 Event - 11 guards and 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison

1971 Event - State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination

1971 Event - Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment

1971 Event - Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance

1971 Event - Washington State bans sex discrimination

1971 Event - Turkey state of siege proclaimed

1971 Birthday - Helen Dobson, Skegness England, golfer, 1993 State Farm Rail Classic

1971 Event - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state

1971 Event - -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)

1971 Event - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate

1970 Event - Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a California state historical landmark

1970 Event - Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30

1970 Event - Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)

1970 Birthday - Mike Kelly, born in Los Angeles, California, Michael Raymond Kelly, baseball player, outfielder, attended Arizona State University, played outfield for Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, won Golden Spikes Award, 1991

1970 Event - National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State U

1970 Birthday - Stefania Croce, Bergamo Italy, golfer, 95 State Farm Rail Classic-11

1970 Event - Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College

1970 Event - Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)

1970 Event - National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio

1970 Death - 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard

1970 Event - Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state

1970 Event - 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mount Washington, New Hampshire (state 24-hour rec)

1970 Event - 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington, New Hampshire a state record

1969 Event - 69 cm rainfall in Nelson Co., Virginia (state record)

1969 Event - Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in New York State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

1969 Birthday - Duane Bock, born in Southampton, New York, golfer, 1991 Low Amateur New York State Open

1969 Birthday - Jon Barry, NBA guard, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

1969 Event - State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances

1969 Event - Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency

1968 Event - -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Mazama and Winthrop, Washington (state record)

1968 Event - Students of San Francisco State Counsel go on strike

1968 Event - 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)

1968 Event - Students seize administration building at Ohio State

1968 Birthday - Bimbo Coles, NBA guard, Golden State Warriors

1968 Death - Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76

1968 Event - Students seize building at Bowie State College

1968 Event - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A and M

1968 Death - Howard Lindsay, U.S. playwright (State of the Union), dies at 78

1968 Event - Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in South Carolina State (Orangeburg)

1967 Birthday - Scott Schrader, California, Canadian Tour golfer, 1992 Golden State

1967 Death - Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51

1967 Event - 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College

1967 Birthday - Kent Jones, Portales, New Mexico, golfer, NM State Amateur-1990-91

1966 Event - Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created

1966 Event - Governor James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland, race riot

1966 Event - 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)

1966 Event - Miami beats St. Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball

1966 Birthday - Tina Barrett, Balt, LPGA golfer, 1989 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State

1966 Event - Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers

1966 Event - -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)

1966 Event - -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), New Market, Alabama (state record)

1966 Event - Wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966

1965 Birthday - Fayette Purser, Sydney Australia, golfer, NSW State Rep 1987-88

1965 Event - 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hour record)

1965 Event - 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)

1965 Birthday - Chris Washburn, born in Hickory, North Carolina, Christopher Scott Washburn, athlete, NBA player, played for North Carolina State 1985 - 1986

1965 Birthday - Rony Seikaly, NBA center, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors

1965 Death - Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86

1965 Event - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational

1965 Event - Martin Luther King, Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama

1965 Event - Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma

1965 Event - State funeral of Winston Churchill

1965 Event - Lyndon Baines Johnson's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

1964 Birthday - Fiona Pike, Adelaide Australia, golfer, S Australia State champ 1993/94

1964 Event - New York State Theater opens

1964 Event - Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)

1963 Event - Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union

1963 Event - Hyde St. Pier re-opens as State Historical Park

1963 Event - Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State

1963 Event - Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools

1963 Death - Joseph Self, murderer, executed; last Washington state execution in 25 yrs

1963 Event - State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested

1963 Birthday - Hu Na, born in Taipei, Republic of China, professional tennis player, defected from the People's Republic of the United State to the United States in 1982

1963 Event - Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st and only Heisman Trophy winner

1963 Event - -34 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)

1962 Birthday - Keith Lee, basketball player, Memphis State

1962 Event - 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (quarterback)

1962 Birthday - Manute Bol, NBA center, Golden State Warriors

1962 Event - 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana, state record

1962 Birthday - Jerome Kersey, NBA forward, Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics

1962 Event - Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature

1962 Event - 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 71-59

1961 Event - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record)

1961 Event - U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God

1961 Birthday - William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales

1961 Event - 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)

1960 Event - Chartered C46 carrying California State's football team crashes, kills 16

1960 Event - Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state

1960 Birthday - Ralph Sampson, NBA center, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets

1960 Event - 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)

1960 Event - India's Bombay state split into Gujarat and Maharashtra states

1960 Event - 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55

1959 Event - 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0

1959 Event - State of emergency on Cyprus ends

1959 Event - Hawaii becomes 50th U.S. state

1959 Birthday - Magic Johnson, born in Lansing, Michigan, professional basketball player, inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame, 2002, played for Michigan State, NBA All-Star Games

1959 Event - 42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)

1959 Death - John Foster Dulles, U.S. Secretary of State 1953 - 1959, dies at 71

1959 Event - Alaska admitted as 49th U.S. state

1958 Event - Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community

1958 Event - Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community

1958 Event - Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as director of State Bank

1958 Event - Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark

1958 Birthday - Gary Oldman, actor, Sid and Nancy, Criminal Law, State of Grace

1958 Birthday - Alan Milburn, born in Tow Law, County Durham, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Darlington, served in Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health, resigned, rejoined Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1958 Birthday - Larry Smith, born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, professional basketball player, coach, played forward/center for Alcorn State University, played for NBA's Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, credited as best rebounder in the 1980's, coached Anaheim Arsenal

1957 Event - Indonesia proclaims end to state of war

1957 Event - 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St. Louis, Illinois (state record)

1957 Event - 42.0 cm rain falls on East St. Louis, Illinois, state record

1957 Event - France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep

1956 Event - Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms

1956 Event - Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory

1956 Birthday - Lori West, born in Denver, Colorado, LPGA golfer, 1994 State Farm-5th

1956 Event - 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)

1956 Event - 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)

1955 Event - 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

1955 Birthday - Mary Landrieu, born in Arlington, Virginia, politician, Democrat, U.S. Senator from the State of Louisiana, considered among most conservative Democrats in the Senate

1955 Event - 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)

1955 Event - 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)

1955 Event - Argentine state of siege ends

1955 Event - Argentine parliament accepts separation of church and state

1955 Event - 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)

1955 Event - Austrian state treaty signed making Austria independent again

1955 Birthday - John Hutton, born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England, politician, Labor Member of Parliament for Secretary of State for Defence

1955 Event - 20.33" (51.64 cm) of rainfall, Axis, Alabama (state record)

1955 Event - Russia ends state of war with Germany

1955 Event - U.S.S.R. ends state of war with German Federal Republic

1954 Event - Egyptian President Naguib fired/state of emergency declared

1954 Birthday - Kip Byrne, born in Detroit, Michigan, Canadian Tour golfer, Michigan State Jr. 1970, 1971

1954 Event - 20.4 cm rainfall at Brunswick, Maine (state record)

1954 Birthday - Archie Griffin, NFL runningback, won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State

1954 Event - 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)

1954 Event - 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), East St. Louis, Illinois (state record)

1954 Event - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Warsaw and Union, Missouri (state record)

1954 Event - 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)

1954 Event - 122 degrees F (50 degrees C), Overton, Nevada (state record until June 29, 1994)

1954 Birthday - Michael O'Brien, born in Worcester, England, Mike O'Brien, politician, Labor Party, since 1992, serves as Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire, served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs, became Minister of State for Health Services, 2009

1954 Death - Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61

1954 Event - -70 degrees F (-57 degrees C), Rogers Pass, Montana (U.S. 48 state record)

1953 Birthday - World B Free, NBA guard, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

1953 Birthday - John Lucas, Durham, North Carolina, NBA guard, Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee

1953 Birthday - Gus Williams, NBA guard, Golden State, Seattle, Washington

1953 Event - Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras

1953 Birthday - John Denham, born in Seaton, England, John Yorke Denham, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Southampton Itchen, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, served, then resigned as, Minister of State at the Home Office in 2003, over the Iraq War

1953 Birthday - David Maclean, British minister of state

1953 Event - Dr. A de Waal appointed as Netherlands 1st female Assistant Secretary of State

1953 Event - John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State

1952 Event - 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)

1952 Birthday - Robert Ainsworth, born in Coventry, England, Robert William Ainsworth, politician, Labor Party, 2009, assumed roles of Secretary of State for Defense, since 1992, serves as a Member of Parliament for Coventry North East

1952 Birthday - Gordon Smith, born in Pendleton, Oregon, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Oregon 1997 - 2009, President of the Oregon State Senate 1995 - 1997

1952 Death - Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82

1951 Event - President Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany

1951 Event - Netherlands ends state of war with Germany

1951 Event - President Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

1951 Event - Mississippi Valley State University founded

1951 Birthday - Yvonne MCT van Rooy, Dutch Secretary of State Secretary, CDA

1951 Birthday - Bonnie Lauer, born in America, professional golfer, won National Collegiate Championship playing for Michigan State University, won 2 LPGA Tours, served as 1988 LPGA President

1951 Death - Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65

1951 Event - -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)

1951 Event - -50 degrees F (-46 degrees C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)

1950 Event - Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

1950 Event - 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)

1950 Event - 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)

1950 Birthday - Alan Keyes, born in Long Island, New York, politician, Republican party, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for international Organization Affairs

1950 Event - 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)

1950 Event - 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)

1950 Death - Othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71

1950 Event - John F. Dulles becomes advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Acheson

1950 Event - Senator Joseph McCarthy charges State Department infested with 205 communists

1950 Event - NY jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury

1949 Event - Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state

1949 Death - Laszlo Rajk, Hungarian Secretary of State/Foreign minister, hanged

1949 Event - Laos becomes associated state within French Union

1949 Event - State of Vietnam forms, Bao Dai installed as Emperor

1949 Event - Bolivian state of siege proclaimed

1949 Event - 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36

1948 Event - U.S. State Department announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit

1948 Event - Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship

1948 Event - State of Eire, formerly Irish Free State, declares its independence

1948 Event - Former state department official Alger Hiss indicted in New York City for perjury

1948 Event - California Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages

1948 Birthday - Virginia Bottomley, British minister of state health

1948 Birthday - Elliott Abrams, Assistant Secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras

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

1947 Event - Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines Marshall Plan

1947 Birthday - John Reid, born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, politician, Member of Parliament for Airdrie and Shotts, public service includes Secretary of State for Scotland, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1947 Birthday - Colin Sanders, British computer engineer, Solid State Logic

1947 Event - General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State

1946 Event - Belgian Council of State forms

1946 Event - West German state of Niedersachsen formed

1946 Event - 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisconsin (state 24-hour record)

1946 Birthday - Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP, Secretary of State for Defense

1946 Birthday - Richard L Brodsky, U.S. lawyer/NY State Assemblyman, D, 1983-

1946 Event - 8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats North Carolina 43-40

1946 Birthday - Clare Short, born in Birmingham, England, politician, left wing, Secretary of State for Internal Development, supports legislating cannabis, critical of Israel

1946 Event - Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union

1945 Event - H Lindsay and R Crouse's "State of the Union," premieres in New York City

1945 Birthday - Kathleen Brown, state treasurer, D-Calif, 1991-

1945 Event - Airplane crashes into the Empire State Building

1945 Event - U.S. Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Building, 14 die

1945 Event - 20.6 cm rainfall at Litchville North Dakota (state record)

1945 Birthday - Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State, Scotland

1945 Event - 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44

1945 Birthday - Tim Yeo, British MP/under-sect, State of Environment

1945 Event - Nazi occupiers begin state of siege

1944 Event - 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (quarterback)

1944 Birthday - Quentin Davies, born in Oxford, England, Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford 1987 - 1997, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defense under Prime Minister, Gordon Brown

1944 Birthday - Rick Barry, ABA/NBA forward, New York Nets, Golden State Warriors

1944 Birthday - Berend baron van Voorst tot Voorst, Dutch foreign state sect, CDA

1943 Birthday - Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security

1943 Event - 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Tishmoningo, Oklahoma (state record)

1943 Event - -32 degrees F (-36 degrees C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)

1943 Event - 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)

1943 Event - 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)

1943 Event - -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)

1942 Birthday - Mario Savio, born in New York, New York, activist, member of Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Sproul Plaza steps named Mario Savio Steps, taught mathematics, philosophy, logic at Sonoma State University

1942 Birthday - Michiel Patijn, Dutch Assistant Secretary of State of Foreign affairs, 1994-

1942 Event - 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens

1942 Event - Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)

1942 Birthday - David Hunt, Wales Secretary of State

1942 Event - David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

1942 Birthday - Dick K J Tommel, chemist, Dutch Assistant Secretary of State, 1994-

1942 Birthday - Colin Sanders, founder, Solid State Logic

1942 Event - -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)

1941 Event - State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia

1941 Event - 12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, Burlington Kansas (state 24-hour record)

1941 Event - Franklin D. Roosevelt declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

1941 Event - 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Wisconsin beats Washington State 39-34

1940 Event - 39.4 CM rainfall at Sapulpa Oklahoma (state record)

1940 Event - German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State

1940 Event - Dutch-Indies Governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege

1940 Event - Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege

1940 Birthday - Jan Schaefer, Dutch Assistant Secretary of state, PvdA

1940 Event - -17 degrees F (-27 degrees C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)

1939 Event - Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Netherlands in a State of War

1939 Birthday - Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office

1939 Event - 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, New Jersey (state record)

1939 Event - 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: University of Oregon beats OH State 46-33

1939 Event - Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany

1938 Death - Emile Vandervelde, Belgian Secretary of State (BWP), dies at 72

1938 Event - 119 degrees F (48 degrees C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record)

1938 Event - Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)

1938 Event - Austria becomes a state of Germany

1937 Event - 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie

1937 Event - Ireland adopts constitution (Irish Free State becomes Eire)

1937 Event - Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

1937 Birthday - Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education

1937 Event - 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)

1937 Birthday - Colin Powell, born in Bronx, New York, general and Secretary of State

1937 Event - 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh North Carolina)

1937 Birthday - Paul Bailey, born in England, novelist, George Orewell prize-winner, lecturer at North Dakota State University, writer in residence, Kingston University, wrote At The Jerusalem, radio and television plays, and non-fiction books

1937 Event - -45 degrees F (-43 degrees C), Boca, California (state record)

1937 Event - -50 degrees F (-45.6 degrees C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)

1937 Event - Only unicameral state legislature in U.S. opens 1st session (Nebr)

1936 Event - Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1936 Event - 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Seymour, Texas (state record)

1936 Event - 114 degrees F (46 degrees C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)

1936 Event - 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)

1936 Event - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)

1936 Event - 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)

1936 Event - 116 degrees F (47 degrees C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)

1936 Event - 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Mio, Michigan (state record)

1936 Event - 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (state record)

1936 Event - 109 degrees F (43 degrees C) Cumberland and Frederick, Maryland (state record)

1936 Event - 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record

1936 Event - 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)

1936 Event - 112 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record

1936 Event - 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)

1936 Event - 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)

1936 Event - 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)

1936 Event - Empire State Building emanates high definition TV-343 lines

1936 Event - -58 degrees F (-50 degrees C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)

1936 Event - -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)

1935 Birthday - Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor, Dresden State Opera 1961

1935 Event - 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Washington (state record)

1934 Event - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)

1934 Event - 113 degrees F (45 degrees C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)

1934 Event - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record)

1934 Event - 116 degrees F (47 degrees C), Orogrande New Mexico (state record, broken on June 27, 1994)

1934 Event - Water state kingdom dismisses NSB-leader Anton Mussert

1934 Event - Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police

1934 Birthday - Roger Nicholas Edwards, born in England, born Roger Nicholas Edwards, Lord Crickhowell, Baron Crickhowell, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire, Secretary of State for Wales

1934 Event - 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)

1934 Event - -51 degrees F (-46 degrees C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record)

1934 Event - 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania

1933 Event - -50 degrees F (-46 degrees C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)

1933 Event - 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)

1933 Event - 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia

1933 Event - Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler

1933 Event - German Secret State Police, Gestapo, established

1933 Event - Nevada becomes 1st U.S. state to regulate narcotics

1933 Event - -54 degrees F (-48 degrees C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)

1933 Event - -63 degrees F (-53 degrees C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)

1933 Birthday - Charles Johnson, born in Tacoma, Washington, born Charles W. Johnson, Justice Johnson, judge, Associate Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court of the State of Washington

1933 Event - -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Seminole, Texas (state record)

1932 Birthday - Gundaris Pone, born in Riga, Latvia, composer, professor, State University College at New Paltz, New York

1932 Event - 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)

1932 Birthday - Timothy Sainsbury, British minister of state

1932 Birthday - Timothy Renton, born in England, born Ronald Timothy Renton, Baron Renton of Mount Harry, politician, Conservative Party, Minister of State, Margaret Thatcher's Chief Whip, Member of Parliament for Mid-Sussex

1932 Birthday - John Nott, born in Bideford, Devon, Sir John William Frederic Nott, Conservative Party, served as Secretary of State for Defense 1981 - 1983, was Member of Parliament for St. Ives in Cornwall 1966 - 1983

1932 Event - 1st U.S. state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)

1932 Event - State of siege proclaimed in Honduras

1931 Event - Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church and State

1931 Event - Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (New York City)

1931 Event - 109 degrees F (43 degrees C), Monticello, Florida (state record)

1931 Birthday - Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, born in Moscow, Russia, conductor, U.S.S.R. State Radio

1931 Event - Empire State Building opens in New York City

1931 Event - 100 degrees F (38 degrees C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)

1931 Event - Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"

1930 Event - 113 degrees F (45 degrees C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)

1930 Birthday - Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach, California State, UNLV, 625-122

1930 Event - 115 degrees F (46 degrees C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)

1930 Event - 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)

1930 Event - 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)

1930 Birthday - Carlos Kleiber, Berlin Germany, conductor, Bavarian State Orchestra 1968

1930 Birthday - James Baker III, Houston, Secretary of Treasury, 1985 - 1988, Secretary of State, 1989 - 1992

1930 Event - Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322

1930 Event - -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)

1930 Event - -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)

1929 Event - Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)

1929 Birthday - Earl Ferrers, British minister of state, Department of Environment

1929 Event - Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

1929 Birthday - Ho Dam, North Korean Secretary of State, 1970 - 1983

1928 Birthday - Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano, Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54

1928 Birthday - Ernest L Boyer, educator/chancellor, NY's State Universities-SUNY

1928 Birthday - John Keith Wright, English economist and Assistant Secretary of State, 1971 - 1984

1928 Event - Turkey passes separation of church and state

1928 Birthday - Christa Ludwig, born in Berlin, Germany, soprano, Vienna State Opera

1927 Birthday - Teresa Stich-Randall, U.S. soprano, Vienna State Opera

1927 Event - 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)

1927 Death - Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State Vice President, assassinated

1927 Event - Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State

1926 Event - Lithuanian military state under General Augustine Woldemaras

1926 Event - Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37

1926 Event - 105 degrees F (41 degrees C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)

1926 Event - 108 degrees F (42 degrees C), Troy, New York (state record)

1926 Event - German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands

1926 Birthday - Ray McAnally, born in Ireland, actor, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian

1925 Death - Daniel Josephus Jitta, lawyer/Dutch state advisor, dies at 71

1925 Event - 112 F (44 degrees C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)

1925 Event - Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in U.K.

1925 Event - 1st transmission of Danish state radio

1925 Event - Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution

1925 Event - State of emergency crisis in Bayern ends, NSDAP re-allowed

1925 Event - -46 degrees F (-43 degrees C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)

1925 Event - -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)

1925 Event - Franc B. Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as U.S. Secretary of State

1925 Event - 1st all-female U.S. state supreme court appointed, Texas

1924 Birthday - Joe Paterno, football coach, Penn State, SI Sportsman of 1986

1924 Birthday - Alexander Haig, Pennsylvania, U.S. Secretary of State, 1981 - 1982, General

1924 Event - Forest Peters of Montana State University hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals

1924 Birthday - Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/president, California State University at Fullerton

1923 Event - Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

1923 Event - Irish Free state joins League of Nations

1923 Event - Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State

1923 Event - New York State Golf Association formed

1923 Birthday - Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, Secretary of State

1923 Event - Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London

1923 Birthday - Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State, 1973 - 1977, Nobel Peace Prize, 1973

1923 Event - New York state revokes Prohibition law

1923 Event - Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands

1922 Event - 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation

1922 Event - Polish state chief marshal Jozef Pilsudski, resigns

1922 Event - King George V proclaims Irish Free state

1922 Event - Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

1922 Event - State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg, South Africa

1922 Birthday - Bernard Kalb, spokesman, State Department, actor, Dave

1922 Event - -54 degrees F (-48 degrees C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)

1922 Event - Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier

1921 Birthday - Roger Nixon, born in California, musician, composer, professor of music, composed for orchestra, band, choir, opera, Professor Emeritus of Music, San Francisco State University

1921 Event - 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)

1921 Event - West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax

1921 Event - Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax

1920 Birthday - George P Schultz, U.S. Secretary of State, 1982 - 1989

1919 Event - Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)

1919 Event - Secretary of state proclaims 18th amendment, prohibition

1919 Event - Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege

1918 Event - Iceland becomes independent state under Danish crown

1918 Birthday - Claiborne Pell, born in New York, sponsor of the Pell Grant, U.S. State Senator from Rhode Island

1918 Event - Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state

1918 Event - CH Chubb gives Stonehenge to English state

1918 Birthday - Andreas Donner, Dutch state leader

1918 Event - Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital

1918 Event - Separation of church and state begins in U.S.S.R.

1918 Event - Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)

1917 Event - -32 degrees F (-36 degrees C) in Mountain City, Tennessee (state record)

1917 Event - -37 degrees F (-38 degrees C) in Lewisburg, WV (state record)

1917 Event - New York state allows women to vote

1917 Event - Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine

1917 Birthday - Cyrus R. Vance, U.S. Secretary of State, 1977 - 1980

1916 Death - Marthinus T Steyn, President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59

1916 Event - 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass North Carolina (state record)

1916 Event - 33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham South Carolina (state record)

1916 Event - 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted

1916 Birthday - A. P. W. Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa

1916 Event - 1st football game in Rose Bowl, Washington State vs. Brown

1915 Event - 10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)

1915 Event - 100 degrees F (38 degrees C), Fort Yukon Alaska (state record)

1915 Event - William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State

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

1914 Birthday - Robert J. Morris, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, lawyer, served New York State Assembly committee investigating Communist activities, credited for efforts attributed to Senator Joseph McCarthy

1914 Event - 24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan, state record

1914 Birthday - Edmund Muskie, born in Rumford, Maine, Governor of Maine 1955 - 1959, Senator-D-Maine 1959 - 1980, U.S. Secretary of State 1980 - 1981

1914 Event - Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed

1913 Birthday - William P. Rogers, born in Norfolk, New York, U.S. Secretary of State, 1969 - 1973

1913 Event - 1st state law requiring bonding of officers and state employees, ND

1912 Event - Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A and L State College

1912 Birthday - Alice Faye, Ann Leppert, New York City, actress, Barricade, State Fair

1912 Event - Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state

1912 Event - -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)

1912 Event - -47 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Washta, Iowa (state record)

1912 Event - New Mexico becomes 47th state

1911 Event - 45.7 cm rainfall at St. George, Georgia (state record)

1911 Event - 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)

1911 Event - 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)

1911 Event - 106 degrees F (41 degrees C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)

1911 Death - Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67

1910 Birthday - Rod Cameron, Calgary Alberta, actor, City Detective, State Trooper

1910 Event - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote

1910 Event - Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)

1910 Event - Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)

1909 Birthday - George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state

1909 Event - 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)

1909 Birthday - Harry B. Helmsley, born in New York City, billionaire builder, Empire State Building

1909 Birthday - Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State, 1961 - 1969

1908 Birthday - Helen Twelvetrees, actress, State's Attorney, Painted Desert

1908 Event - Belgium annexes Congo Free State

1908 Event - Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo

1907 Birthday - Ray C Bliss, R, Ohio State Republican Chairman

1907 Event - Oklahoma becomes 46th state

1907 Event - 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch, Nevada (state record)

1907 Birthday - Grace Hamilton, 1st black member of Georgia state legislature

1906 Event - State of siege proclaimed in Zululand

1906 Event - Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising

1906 Event - Pope encyclical against separation of church and state

1905 Event - French Assembly National votes for separation of church and state

1905 Event - 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)

1905 Event - 127 degrees F (53 degrees C), Parker Ariz (state record)

1905 Event - -29 degrees F (-34 degrees C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)

1905 Event - -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)

1905 Event - -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)

1904 Birthday - Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin

1904 Death - William GGVV Harcourt, historian/English Secretary of State, dies at 76

1904 Birthday - John Antill, born in Sydney, Australia, composer, studied under Alfred Hill, played in NSW State Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, famous for ballet suite Corroboree

1904 Event - -34 degrees F (-36.7 degrees C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)

1904 Event - -42 degrees F (-41.1 degrees C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)

1903 Event - 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state

1903 Birthday - August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state

1903 Event - North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses

1903 Event - Cuban state of Guantanamo leased to USA

1903 Event - -59 degrees F (-51 degrees C), Pokegama Dam, Minnesota (state record)

1902 Event - Dutch State Mine law forms

1902 Event - 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)

1901 Event - Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits

1901 Event - New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)

1900 Event - 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)

1900 Event - 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Basin, Wyoming (state record)

1900 Event - Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)

1900 Event - Britain annexes Orange Free State

1900 Event - British troops occupy Bloemfontein, Orange-Free state

1900 Event - President Steyn of Orange-Free state flees from Bloemfontein

1899 Event - Orange Free state mobilizes

1899 Birthday - Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/president, Pennsylvania State

1899 Event - -16 degrees F (-27 degrees C), Minden Louisiana (state record)

1899 Event - -2 degrees F (-19 degrees C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)

1899 Event - -47 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)

1899 Event - -39 degrees F (-39 degrees C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)

1897 Event - 14.75" (37.5 cm) of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hhourr record)

1897 Event - 37.5 cm rainfall at Jewell, Maryland (state record)

1897 Event - M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in U.S. (Utah)

1896 Event - Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published

1896 Event - Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state

1895 Event - U.S. state Utah accepts female suffrage

1894 Event - New York passes 1st state dog license law

1893 Event - 1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia

1893 Event - State Colorado accept female suffrage

1893 Birthday - Dean Acheson, statesman and U.S. Secretary of State, 1949 - 1953

1893 Birthday - Clemens Krauss, born in Vienna, Austria, conductor, Berlin State Orchestra 1937

1893 Event - New Mexico State University cancels it's 1st graduation ceremony, its only graduate Sam Steele was robbed and killed the night before

1893 Event - -17 degrees F (-27 degrees C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)

1892 Event - New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)

1891 Birthday - Fay Bainter, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair

1891 Event - "Empire State Express" train goes from New York City to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M

1890 Event - Wyoming becomes 44th state of U.S., 1st with female suffrage

1890 Event - Idaho admitted as 43rd U.S. state

1890 Event - 1st U.S. state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)

1889 Event - Washington admitted as 42nd state

1889 Event - Montana admitted as 41st state

1889 Event - North Dakota becomes 39th and South Dakota becomes 40th state

1889 Event - Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum

1889 Event - Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting

1889 Birthday - Howard Lindsay, born in Waterford, New York, playwright, actor and director, State of Union

1889 Event - President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana and Washington state

1888 Event - 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Bennett, Colorado (state record)

1888 Birthday - John Foster Dulles, U.S. Secretary of State, 1953 - 1959

1887 Event - Racetrack betting becomes legal in New York state

1887 Event - Oregon becomes 1st U.S. state to make Labor Day a holiday

1886 Event - President Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

1885 Birthday - Henri Velge, 1st chairman, Belgian Council of State

1885 Event - Congo Free State forms by King Leopold II of Belgium

1885 Event - 1st U.S. state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission

1884 Event - Netherlands recognizes king Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884 Event - Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884 Event - Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884 Event - Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884 Birthday - Rose Schneiderman, New York state department of labor sect, 1937-44

1884 Event - German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884 Event - U.S. recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884 Event - Mississippi establishes 1st U.S. state college for women

1883 Event - Alabama becomes 1st U.S. state to enact an antitrust law

1883 Event - 1st state labor union legislation; New Jersey legalizes unions

1881 Event - California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation

1881 Event - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages

1880 Birthday - William T. Cosgrave, president Irish Free state

1879 Event - Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia and English

1876 Death - Giacomo Antonelli, Secretary of State of Pius IX, dies at 70

1876 Event - Prairie View State University forms

1876 Event - Colorado becomes 38th state

1875 Birthday - Michael I Kalinin, Russian metal worker/head of state

1873 Event - 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

1873 Birthday - Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German Secretary of State, 1932 - 1938

1872 Event - Morgan State University founded

1872 Event - Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment

1872 Event - 1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt, California)

1872 Event - Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina

1871 Birthday - Cordell Hull, U.S. Secretary of State, 1933 - 1944, lowered tariffs, Nobel 1945

1870 Event - Governor Holden of North Carolina declares Casswell County in a state of insurrection

1870 Event - Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union

1870 Event - Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to U.S. after Civil War

1870 Event - Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to U.S. after Civil War

1869 Birthday - Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State

1868 Death - B F Randolph, South Carolina state senator, assassinated

1868 Event - 1st black cabinet member in South Carolina (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)

1867 Event - Blacks vote for 1st time in a state election in South

1867 Event - Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university

1867 Event - Most of Nebraska becomes 37th U.S. state (expanded later)

1867 Event - Nebraska becomes 37th U.S. state

1866 Event - Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union

1864 Event - Nevada admitted as 36th state

1864 Event - New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee

1863 Event - West Virginia admitted as 35th U.S. state

1863 Birthday - Georg Adler, German state economist

1863 Event - President Davis delivers his "State of Confederacy" address

1862 Event - Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land

1862 Event - Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges

1861 Event - Lexington Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state

1861 Event - Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia

1861 Event - Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia and says Union troops will not enter that state

1861 Event - Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from US

1861 Event - Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state

1861 Event - Union troops march on state militia in St. Louis, Missouri

1861 Event - Arkansas and Tennessee becomes 9th and 10th state to secede from US

1861 Event - Virginia is 8th state to secede

1861 Event - By popular referendum, Texas becomes 7th state to secede from U.S.

1861 Event - State troops seize U.S. munitions in Napoleon, Arkansas

1861 Event - U.S. House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state

1861 Event - Texas becomes 7th state to secede

1861 Event - State of Louisiana takes over U.S. Mint at New Orleans

1861 Event - Kansas becomes 34th state

1861 Event - Louisiana becomes 6th state to secede

1861 Event - Georgia becomes 5th state to secede

1861 Event - Alabama becomes 4th state to secede

1861 Event - Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US

1861 Event - Ft. Jackson and Ft. Philip are taken over by LA state troops

1861 Event - Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede

1860 Event - South Carolina votes 169-0 for Ordinace of Secession, 1st state to secede

1860 Death - John Ackersdijk, Dutch state house builder, dies at 69

1859 Event - Oregon admitted as 33rd state

1858 Event - Minnesota admitted as 32nd U.S. state

1858 Birthday - Matthew Ricketts, 1st Black man elected to Neb State Legislature

1857 Birthday - Marthinus T Steyn, President of Orange-Free state, 1896-1902

1857 Event - San Jose State University forms

1856 Birthday - Frank Kellogg, Secretary of State, 1925 - 1929, try to outlaw war, Nobel 1929

1856 Event - Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads

1854 Event - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

1854 Event - 1st Republican state convention in Ripon, Wisconsin

1854 Event - Great Britain and Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein

1854 Event - British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)

1852 Event - State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)

1851 Birthday - Waldemar Brogger, Norway, geologist/mineralogist, Metamict State

1850 Event - California becomes 31st state

1849 Event - California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey

1848 Event - Wisconsin becomes 30th state

1848 Event - State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam

1847 Event - New York State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration

1847 Event - George B. Vashon becomes 1st black to enter New York State Bar

1847 Event - Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)

1847 Event - State University of Iowa is approved

1847 Event - Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment

1846 Event - Iowa becomes 29th state

1846 Event - U.S. state Michigan ends death penalty

1846 Event - Texas state government formally installed in Austin

1845 Event - Texas admitted as 28th state

1845 Event - Texas ratifies a state constitution

1845 Event - Florida becomes 27th state

1845 Birthday - Elihu Root, R, U.S. Secretary of State, 1905 - 1909, Nobel Peace Prize, 1912

1844 Death - Charles Bulfinch, 1st U.S. pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80

1844 Death - Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1843 Event - Mount Rainier in Washington State erupts

1841 Event - Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons

1839 Event - 1st state normal school in U.S. opens, Lexington, Massachusetts, with 3 students

1838 Event - Tennessee becomes 1st state to prohibit alcohol

1837 Event - Michigan admitted as 26th U.S. state

1836 Death - Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of state of Texas, dies at 43

1836 Event - Arkansas becomes 25th state

1831 Event - State Gran Colombia disbands

1828 Event - Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized

1823 Event - Georgia passes 1st U.S. state birth registration law

1821 Event - Missouri admitted as 24th U.S. state

1820 Event - Maine admitted as 23rd state

1819 Event - Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state

1818 Event - Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)

1818 Event - Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1817 Event - Mississippi admitted as 20th state

1817 Event - John Quincy Adams becomes Secretary of State

1816 Event - Indiana becomes 19th state

1816 Event - U.S. Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions

1813 Event - Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in U.S. (NY)

1812 Event - Eastern Louisiana admitted as 18th U.S. state

1810 Birthday - Robert Augustus Toombs, Secretary State, Confederacy

1810 Event - Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in U.S.

1809 Birthday - Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secretary State, Confederacy

1809 Event - Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

1806 Birthday - Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal and assistant sec of state for Pius IX

1804 Event - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery

1803 Event - Ohio becomes 17th state

1801 Birthday - William Henry Seward, Secretary of State, 1861 - 1869, buys Alaska at 2 cents per acre

1801 Event - Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law

1799 Event - New York State abolished slavery

1798 Event - Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress

1796 Birthday - John Middleton Clayton, Delaware, Sen-Del, U.S. Secretary of State, 1849 - 1850

1796 Event - U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport

1796 Event - Tennessee admitted as 16th U.S. state

1795 Event - 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky

1795 Event - Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state

1795 Event - 1st state university in U.S. opens, University of North Carolina

1793 Event - 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Kentucky to Cincinnati

1792 Event - Kentucky admitted as 15th U.S. state

1791 Event - Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)

1790 Event - U.S. passes Assumption bill making U.S. responsible for state debts

1790 Event - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st U.S. Secretary of State

1790 Event - Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State

1790 Event - George Washington delivers 1st state of union address

1790 Event - President Washington delivers 1st State of the Union address

1789 Event - North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th U.S. state

1789 Event - New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

1789 Event - Jefferson appointed 1st Secretary of State; John Jay 1st chief justice;

1789 Event - Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State

1789 Event - Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs, State Department

1788 Event - New York becomes 11th state to ratify constitution

1788 Event - Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify U.S. constitution

1788 Event - South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify U.S. constitution

1788 Event - Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution

1788 Event - Massachusetts becomes 6th state to ratify constitution

1788 Event - Connecticut becomes 5th state

1788 Event - Georgia is 4th state to ratify U.S. constitution

1787 Event - New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution

1787 Event - Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify U.S. constitution

1787 Event - Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution

1787 Event - Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval

1785 Event - 1st U.S. state university chartered, Athens Georgia

1784 Event - John Jay becomes 1st U.S. Secretary of State

1784 Event - Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state and name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it

1784 Birthday - George HG earl of Aberdeen, English Secretary of State

1781 Event - Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland

1780 Event - Pennsylvania becomes 1st U.S. state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)

1778 Event - Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state

1778 Event - Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina

1777 Event - Vermont becomes 1st state abolishing slavery, adopts male suffrage

1777 Event - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state

1777 Event - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state

1777 Event - Georgia becomes 1st U.S. state to abolish both entail and primogeniture

1776 Event - Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor

1776 Event - Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution

1775 Event - Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria

1769 Event - Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky

1763 Birthday - Charles Bulfinch, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1st U.S. pro architect, Mass State House

1755 Event - Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State

1749 Event - Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"

1747 Event - Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women

1736 Birthday - Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent and secretary of State 1787 - 1795

1731 Event - All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated

1719 Death - Joseph Addison, English poet, writer, and secretary of state, dies at 47

1710 Event - Czar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget

1696 Event - State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor

1667 Event - State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict

1657 Event - 1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in state of Maryland

1617 Death - Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered

1600 Birthday - Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian, Matters of State and War

1593 Event - State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft

1590 Death - Francis Walsingham, English Secretary of State, dies at about 57

1586 Event - Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army

1577 Death - Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies

1576 Event - Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten

1555 Event - William of Orange becomes member of Council of State

1550 Death - Nicolas Perrenot de Granvelle, Charles V's Assistant Secretary of State, dies

1547 Event - Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)

1535 Event - English Catholic Cardinal John Fischer state rights

1509 Event - Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice

1504 Event - English guilds/corp goes under state control

1233 Event - Earl Otto II van Gelre grants Arnhem state justice

1230 Event - Utrecht bishop Willebrand grants Swells state justice

392 Event - Emperor Theodosius declares christian religion, state religion