Upon Events in History

2015 Event - Kazumi Matsui, mayor of Hiroshima, Japan, calls upon world leaders to free the world of nuclear weapons during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

2014 Event - Martin Salia, a U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, dies today in a Nebraska hospital; Salia was already in critical condition upon his arrival after medical transport from West Africa

2014 Event - Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to develop Ebola in the U.S., dies after 11 days in a Dallas hospital; he was sent home after an initial hospital visit despite stating he had been in West Africa, but he was admitted upon his return two days later

2014 Event - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces his resignation after six years of service in the Obama Administration; Holder's resignation will take effect upon selection and confirmation of a successor

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 - By court order, student athletes can now profit from commercial use of their names and images; NCAA had previously retained all revenues from such deals, but students will now have profits placed in trust funds to be received upon leaving school

2014 Event - Eleven illegal gold miners are rescued from a collapsed shaft; the remaining men refuse to surface upon learning that the rescued men have been immediately arrested; over 200 miners may still remain in the shaft

2013 Event - Over two dozen companies will have U.S. sanctions imposed upon them as a result of their involvement in aiding Iran with its nuclear program

2013 Event - Upon completion of the nuclear genome of a 24,000 year old Siberian boy, the data reveals that two-thirds of today's Native Americans come from Eastern Asia and only one-third originated in Western Eurasia

2013 Event - Upon concluding their search for chemical weapons in Syria, UN inspectors leave Damascus

2012 Event - Responding to Iran's nuclear program, more sanctions are imposed upon Iran's banking and oil industries by the European Union

2011 Event - Protestors demonstrating against the construction of a power plant in Haimen, southern China, are fired upon with teargas and arrested

2011 Event - Senior politician Norman Moore calls upon Western Australia to consider secession over carbon tax and Minerals Resource Rent Tax

2010 Event - Britain's Labor Party leader Ed Miliband launches a review of the British Labor Party, calling upon activists to help make it the 'People's Party' once again

2010 Event - China leads an investigation into its commercial pilots upon learning over 200 of them falsified their resumes

2010 Event - Iran calls upon Muslims around the world to act in protest in response to Israel's plans to build in East Jerusalem

1998 Death - Marshall Barer, lyricist, Once Upon a Mattress, dies at 75

1997 Event - "Once Upon a Matress," closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 187 perf

1996 Event - "Once Upon a Matress," opens at Broadhurst New York City for 187 performances

1988 Event - Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St. crowds upon arrival in New York City

1987 Event - Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

1985 Death - Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63

1981 Death - Bill Hopkins, British composer, music critic, teacher, pianist, studied at Oxford University with Egon Wellesz and Edmund Rubbra, taught at Birmingham University and University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1977 Death - Ed Holmes, actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66

1970 Birthday - Alan Shearer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, professional soccer player, striker, record goal scorer for Newcastle and Premier League, philanthropist

1961 Birthday - Elizabeth McGovern, Evanston, Illinois, actress, Once Upon a Time in Amer

1960 Event - "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 460 performances

1959 Event - "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 460 performances

1959 Event - Rodgers and Barer's musical "Once upon a mattress," premieres in New York City

1958 Event - Vice President Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru

1957 Death - Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46

1955 Birthday - Buster Mottram, born in Kingston upon Thames, in south-west London, English tennis player, ranked 15th best tennis player in the world, represented Great Britain in Davis Cup eight times

1953 Birthday - Derek Conway, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Derek Leslie Conway, politician, Conservative Party, awarded Territorial Decoration, Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup

1946 Birthday - Maureen Anderman, actress, Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale

1943 Birthday - Bill Hopkins, born in Prestbury, Cheshire, England, British composer, music critic, teacher, pianist, studied at Oxford University with Egon Wellesz and Edmund Rubbra, taught at Birmingham University and University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1941 Birthday - John Butterfill, born in Kingston upon Thames, England, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament Bournemouth West

1940 Event - Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"

1938 Birthday - Lee Chamberlin, New York City, actor, Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale

1910 Birthday - Phil Hanna, River Forest, Illinois, singer, Once Upon a Tune

1895 Birthday - Cliff Edwards, born in Hannibal, Missouri, singer, When You Wish Upon a Star

1775 Event - Minutemen Captain John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon

1767 Event - Boundary between MD and PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon

1731 Death - Mary Astell, English writer and feminist, wrote 'Some Reflections upon Marriage', dies soon after having breast cancer

1727 Event - New York General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath

1702 Event - England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III

1666 Birthday - Mary Astell, born in Newcastle, England, English writer and feminist, wrote 'Some Reflections upon Marriage'

1558 Event - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary