16 June 2013 - WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY?

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY?

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Ever wondered what happened on this day in history? 
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  • 0632 - Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era
  • 1338 - German monarch declares pope & king's decree redundant
  • 1487 - Battle at Stoke: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell
  • 1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland
  • 1624 - Judge directs US colony Virginia to English crown
  • 1673 - Peace of Vossem: Fren King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
  • 1745 - English fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River
  • 1746 - Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army
  • 1755 - British capture Fort Beaus‚jour, expel Acadians
  • 1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed's Hill)
  • 1775 - Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress
  • 1779 - In support of the US, Spain declares war on England
  • 1779 - Vice-adm Hardy sails out of Isle of Wright against Spanish Armada
  • 1784 - Holland forbids orange clothes
  • 1794 - 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
  • 1815 - Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
  • 1815 - Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
  • 1822 - Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
  • 1823 - King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
  • 1832 - Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Ill
  • 1836 - London Working Men's Assn forms
  • 1842 - Natchex Mississippi, hit by tornado; about 500 die
  • 1858 - Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
  • 1861 - Battle of Vienna, VA & Secessionville, SC (James Island)
  • 1864 - Battle of Lynchburg VA
  • 1864 - Skirmish at Golgotha Georgia
  • 1864 - Union Gen Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va
  • 1871 - Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
  • 1873 - Pres Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perc‚ indians
  • 1879 - Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC
  • 1880 - Salvation Army forms in Londo
  • 1881 - Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty
  • 1882 - 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
  • 1883 - 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
  • 1884 - 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)
  • 1884 - On Coney Island, the 1st roller coaster begins operating
  • 1893 - RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
  • 1896 - Temperature hits 127øF at Fort Mojave, Calif
  • 1898 - China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
  • 1899 - Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • 1903 - 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
  • 1903 - Ford Motors incorporates
  • 1903 - Pepsi Cola company forms
  • 1904 - Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
  • 1909 - 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
  • 1909 - Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
  • 1913 - South-African parliament forbids blacks owning land
  • 1916 - Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
  • 1917 - 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia
  • 1917 - 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
  • 1922 - Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
  • 1923 - Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
  • 1924 - South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • 1927 - 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
  • 1929 - Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • 1931 - Austrian govt of Ender falls
  • 1932 - Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights
  • 1932 - Pres Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
  • 1932 - Sutcliffe & Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • 1933 - National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
  • 1933 - US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created
  • 1935 - US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
  • 1936 - Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
  • 1936 - Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)
  • 1937 - Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
  • 1938 - Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by Browns
  • 1938 - St Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx 6 times in a row
  • 1940 - Communist govt installed in Lithuania
  • 1940 - General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
  • 1941 - 1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC
  • 1943 - Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)
  • 1944 - Iceland adopts constitution
  • 1944 - King Edward VI visits Montgomery's HQ in Normandy
  • 1944 - US bombs Kyushu Japan
  • 1945 - 71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
  • 1945 - Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
  • 1946 - "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 perfs
  • 1946 - 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
  • 1947 - 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
  • 1947 - Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • 1949 - Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
  • 1951 - 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • 1951 - 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
  • 1952 - Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 1953 - Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
  • 1954 - Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
  • 1954 - Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam
  • 1955 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 1955 - Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron
  • 1956 - 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • 1956 - 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
  • 1957 - French offensive in Algeria
  • 1957 - White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6
  • 1958 - "Flip Top Box" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #46
  • 1958 - Govt troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia
  • 1960 - "Psycho," opens in NY
  • 1960 - Pres Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan
  • 1961 - Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • 1961 - Discoverer 25 launched
  • 1961 - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
  • 1962 - 2 US army officers killed in Saigon
  • 1962 - Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
  • 1963 - Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
  • 1963 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
  • 1963 - Valentina Tereshkova (USSR) is 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
  • 1964 - Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners
  • 1964 - Quake strikes Niigata Japan
  • 1966 - "Rowan & Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1966 - 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win
  • 1967 - 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
  • 1968 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1968 - 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • 1968 - Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • 1969 - Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
  • 1970 - Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
  • 1970 - Race riots in Miami Florida
  • 1971 - Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1971 - Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida
  • 1973 - Leonid I Brezhnev visit US
  • 1974 - 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 1974 - Homer Simpson & Marge Bouvier wed
  • 1974 - Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
  • 1975 - Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
  • 1975 - Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • 1975 - Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
  • 1975 - Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • 1976 - Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa (Soweto Day)
  • 1977 - "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • 1977 - Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections
  • 1977 - Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR
  • 1977 - Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
  • 1978 - Cin Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • 1978 - Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
  • 1979 - "Logical Song" by Supertramp peaks at #6
  • 1979 - Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
  • 1979 - Moslem Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
  • 1980 - "Blues Brothers," premieres in Chicago
  • 1980 - Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs could be patents
  • 1982 - Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
  • 1983 - Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
  • 1983 - European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
  • 1983 - Pope John Paul II visits Poland
  • 1983 - Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
  • 1983 - USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
  • 1984 - Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • 1984 - Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • 1985 - 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • 1985 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 1985 - T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
  • 1985 - Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11«") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole & never recovers
  • 1986 - 1 day general strike in South Africa
  • 1987 - Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
  • 1987 - Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
  • 1988 - Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • 1988 - In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • 1989 - "Ghostbusters II" premieres
  • 1989 - Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
  • 1989 - Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • 1990 - "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
  • 1990 - Nelson & Winnie Mandela visit Leidseplein, Amsterdam
  • 1991 - "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 perfs
  • 1991 - -23] NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week"
  • 1991 - 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline Natl GC Minn
  • 1991 - Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR
  • 1991 - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1991 - Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • 1991 - Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
  • 1991 - With 3 runs in 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5
  • 1992 - Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1992 - Great Brit postage stamp 350 year battle near Edgehill
  • 1992 - Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in an inning
  • 1992 - Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)
  • 1992 - Longest salami is 68'9 & 25 circumference, weighed 1,492lbs/5oz in Flekkefjord, Norway
  • 1993 - Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
  • 1994 - Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy
  • 1995 - "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend
  • 1995 - Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)
  • 1995 - Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • 1996 - 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
  • 1996 - 50th NBA Championship: Chic Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • 1996 - 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • 1996 - Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1997 - 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes 






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