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Historical Events for 22nd June 2017

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:03

431 - Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens
1377 - Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
1775 - 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
1910 - 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland
1955 - US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
1958 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1973 - George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
1981 - 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1990 - Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
1996 - Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut

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Historical Events for 21st June 2017

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:03

996 - Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas
1879 - Frank W. Woolworth opens his 1st successful "F. W. Woolworth Great Five Cent Store" on North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1930 - Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th and lose 15-7
1945 - US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
1948 - Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
1957 - Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.
1963 - Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1975 - West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
2003 - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English
2015 - Hackers ground 1400 passengers by attacking IT system at Warsaw Chopin airport in Poland

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Historical Events for 20th June 2017

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:03

451 - Battle of the Catalaunian Plains: Roman and Visigoths forces defeat Attila the Hun in north east France
1212 - French and Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
1675 - Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
1911 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)
1932 - A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
1972 - Secret Meeting Between IRA and British Officials held
1976 - Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
1993 - Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1995 - Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun
2011 - 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series

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Historical Events for 19th June 2017

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:03

1894 - 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
1912 - Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A and L State College
1924 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)
1932 - Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
1941 - Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani
1943 - "Shiekh Of Araby" Spike Jones and City Slickers peaks at #19
1946 - 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
1955 - Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
1977 - Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg
1994 - Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

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Historical Events for 18th June 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 21:03

1541 - Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland
1812 - War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1815 - Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
1910 - 16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
1948 - National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
1950 - Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2
1954 - Pierre Mendès forms French government
1967 - Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
1992 - Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft
2006 - 106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY

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Historical Events for 17th June 2017

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:03

1091 - Floris II de Vette becomes earl of Holland
1734 - French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
1850 - Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die)
1946 - SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
1967 - China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
1970 - Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
1988 - Soyuz TM-5 launches
1992 - Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
2012 - 112th US Golf Open: American golfer, Webb Simpson shoots a 281 at Olympic Club CA
2015 - US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman

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Historical Events for 16th June 2017

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:03

1624 - Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company
1871 - The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology.
1883 - The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children
1899 - Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
1916 - Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand
1917 - 1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]
1975 - Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
1978 - Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
1985 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1996 - 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2

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Historical Events for 15th June 2017

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:03

1826 - Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II abolishes the elite Janissary corps executing thousands for treason to make way for a more modern army
1866 - Prussia attacks Austria
1898 - US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii
1915 - US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
1955 - The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
1965 - Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"
1967 - Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill
1968 - "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
1974 - "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart
2014 - 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1

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Historical Events for 14th June 2017

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 21:03

1876 - California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
1907 - Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
1916 - Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Woodrow Wilson campaigns on the slogan "he kept out of the war"
1922 - 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1963 - NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show
1973 - US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies
1976 - 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
1992 - Anne-Marie Palli wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
2001 - China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

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Historical Events for 13th June 2017

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:03

1665 - Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
1727 - Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
1828 - Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator
1917 - World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
1925 - Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
1946 - King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
1959 - "Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1978 - Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
2000 - President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
2004 - 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam

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Historical Events for 12th June 2017

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:03

1534 - Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder Naples
1665 - New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
1701 - Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
1859 - Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
1919 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
1930 - 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn
1978 - David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
1990 - Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
2005 - 51st LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
2015 - Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars

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Historical Events for 11th June 2017

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:03

1685 - James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
1788 - Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
1864 - Battle of Laurel Hill, WV
1870 - 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
1904 - Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
1924 - Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
1934 - Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
1940 - Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
1966 - French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
1994 - Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria

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Historical Events for 10th June 2017

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:03

1801 - Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
1915 - British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1921 - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1933 - Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.
1964 - Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1972 - Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden
1984 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1987 - Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
1990 - 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)
2001 - 100th Women's French Open: Jennifer Capriati beats Kim Clijsters (1-6, 6-4, 12-10)

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Historical Events for 9th June 2017

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:03

1075 - Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen
1525 - Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
1650 - The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
1864 - Battle of Big Shanty, GA
1946 - 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest
1974 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic
1990 - Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
1993 - "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
2002 - 101st Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-5, 6-3)
2013 - 112th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)

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Historical Events for 8th June 2017

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:03

1940 - Last British troops leave Narvik Norway
1969 - Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
1969 - Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1980 - 79th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (6-4, 6-1, 6-2)
1986 - Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1986 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 - Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
1986 - 85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
1996 - Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
2012 - A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people

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Historical Events for 7th June 2017

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:03

1099 - 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
1839 - Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
1900 - 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
1917 - The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area
1936 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution
1971 - Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
1979 - Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
1987 - 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)
1997 - 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
2008 - 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29.65

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Historical Events for 6th June 2017

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:02

1673 - France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
1832 - The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.
1882 - Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
1924 - 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
1946 - Martin Kresses begins publishing "Eric the Viking" comic strip
1958 - Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
1968 - WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - 70th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Ilie Năstase (8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5)
1971 - WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting
1972 - Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London

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Historical Events for 5th June 2017

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 18:03

1806 - 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
1857 - Walter Woodbury and James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Jakarta)
1927 - 32nd Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9)
1937 - Henry Ford initiates 32 hour work week
1943 - President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong
1947 - US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"
1966 - 65th Men's French Championships: Tony Roche beats Istvan Gulyas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5)
1975 - Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)
1983 - 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2)
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize

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Historical Events for 4th June 2017

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:03

1760 - Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
1850 - Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
1961 - US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev meet at the Vienna Summit in Austria
1964 - Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark
1966 - "Batman and His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
1967 - Monkees take home an Emmy for their Outstanding comedy Series
1971 - J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
1987 - Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
1990 - Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die
2014 - 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram

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Historical Events for 3rd June 2017

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 18:02

1621 - Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
1856 - Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws
1918 - US Supreme Court in Hammer v. Dagenhart rules child labor laws unconstitutional
1929 - 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)
1937 - Josh Gibson HR's just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium (580' drive)
1978 - Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
1980 - "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 8 performances
1987 - "Little Shop of Horrors" released in France
1988 - Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
2016 - A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve

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