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Vaark
07-11-2011, 07:40 AM
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Historical Events on 11th July
1533 - Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1789 - US Marine Corps created by an act of Congress
1798 - US Marine Corps forms
1804 - Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
1812 - US invades Canada (Detroit frontier)
1864 - Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC
1892 - US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
1914 - Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
1916 - 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted
1916 - Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act
1922 - The Hollywood Bowl opens.
1923 - Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
1934 - FDR became 1st pres to travel through Panama Canal
1936 - Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens
1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
1952 - Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
1954 - 1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss
1955 - Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"
1961 - Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1962 - 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1962 - Brothers Hank & Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
1965 - Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
1969 - David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"
1969 - Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
1971 - Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
1973 - Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
1974 - House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
1974 - World Football League plays 1st games
1975 - Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
1976 - 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
1977 - Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
1980 - American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
1981 - Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
1984 - Govt orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
1987 - Heart's "Alone," single goes #1 for 3 weeks
1988 - Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
1989 - President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
1990 - NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
1991 - Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
1992 - Pres candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
2006 - 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.


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Vaark
07-12-2011, 06:31 AM
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Historical Events on 12th July


1630 - New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
1804 - Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.
1812 - US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
1843 - Mormon leader Joseph Smith say God OKs polygamy
1859 - Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Mass
1862 - Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
1862 - Federal troops occupy Helena Arkansas
1874 - Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "Gloria Scott" (BG)
1878 - Fever epidemic in New Orleans begin, it will kill 4,500
1882 - 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, DC
1901 - Cy Young wins his 300th game
1909 - 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
1914 - Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for Red Sox
1921 - Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
1928 - 1st televised tennis match
1933 - Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
1943 - Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
1944 - US govt recognizes authority of General De Gaulle
1948 - 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
1951 - Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero Ill
1954 - Major League Baseball Players Assn founded
1954 - Pres Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system
1957 - US Surgeon Gen Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
1959 - NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
1960 - Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence
1960 - USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
1962 - 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
1962 - Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
1966 - Race riot in Chicago
1967 - 23 die in Newark race riot
1967 - Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured & over 1000 arrested
1970 - Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky
1971 - Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
1972 - Democrats nominated George McGovern for president in Miami Fla
1979 - "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
ERA)
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington
1990 - Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party
1992 - Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
1993 - 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
1996 - Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

CedarPhin
07-12-2011, 03:26 PM
Just wasn't Hamilton's week.

Bumpus
07-12-2011, 04:44 PM
Did Babe Ruth debut as a pitcher on the 11th or 12th of July, 1914?

Vaark
07-12-2011, 05:15 PM
Did Babe Ruth debut as a pitcher on the 11th or 12th of July, 1914?

good catch Jethro. Probably an 18 inning night game starting the eve of the 11th, eh?

Bumpus
07-12-2011, 05:24 PM
good catch Jethro. Probably an 18 inning night game starting the eve of the 11th, eh?


Ah, but then wouldn't he have made his "debut" on the 11th?

Vaark
07-13-2011, 06:19 AM
Historical Events on 13th July


1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
1787 - Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
1787 - Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop
1832 - Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)
1836 - US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
1837 - Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace
1851 - John F Loudon discovers tin on East Indian Island of Billiton
1854 - US forces shell & burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua
1923 - Draft law passes
1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
1930 - 1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay
1930 - Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
1934 - Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)
1939 - Frank Sinatra made his recording debut
1945 - 1st atom bomb explodes in New Mexico
1949 - Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
1950 - Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams elbow
1960 - US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate
1963 - Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43
1966 - Richard Speck, murders 8 nurses in Chicago
1972 - LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
1976 - Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)
1977 - NYC experiences 25 hr black-out
1978 - Lee Iacocca fired as Ford Motor Pres by chairman Henry Ford II
1985 - "Live Aid" concert raises over $70 million for African famine relief
1988 - Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert
1994 - OJ Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
1996 - Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940)


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Bumpus
07-13-2011, 05:36 PM
Holy crap! OJ was 17 years ago?!?

Damn, I'm getting old. :(

Bumpus
07-13-2011, 10:21 PM
Just wasn't Hamilton's week.

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Vaark
07-14-2011, 06:52 AM
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Historical Events on 14th July



1789 - Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille
1798 - 1st direct federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves
1798 - Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against US govt
1832 - Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
1845 - 1st postmasters' provisional stamps issued, NYC
1845 - Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many
1850 - 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration
1853 - Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan
1891 - John T Smith patents corkboard
1914 - 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Dr R Goddard)
1927 - 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
1933 - Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness
1934 - Ruth hits 700th career home run
1938 - Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifest
1940 - Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
1946 - Dr Ben Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published
1949 - USSR explodes their 1st atom bomb
1951 - 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
1951 - Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
1953 - Communist offensive in Korea
1958 - Col Saddam Hussein & Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy
1962 - Brave's Hank Aaron hits HR #500
1965 - Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
1967 - The Who, opening for Herman's Hermits begin a US tour
1969 - The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1972 - Plate ump & catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is ump & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
1974 - Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
1976 - Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NYC
1977 - North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3
1977 - US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
1985 - Last USFL game-Baltimore Stars defeats Oakland Invaders, 28-24
1986 - Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide
1987 - Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
1987 - Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
1987 - Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
1990 - "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV (NYC)
2002 - French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
2007 - Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.

Vaark
07-15-2011, 06:26 AM
Historical Events on 15th July


1099 - 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem
1741 - Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
1799 - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte captured
1815 - Napoleon surrendered & is later exiled on St Helena
1815 - 1st flat horse race held on Nottingham Hill at Cheltenham, England (day and month TBC)
1830 - 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk & Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa & Missouri
1863 - Pres Davis orders service duty for confederate army
1870 - Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US
1870 - Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province & NW Territories created
1870 - Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
1876 - Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
1893 - Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
1909 - Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
1914 - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
1916 - Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
1920 - Ruth ties his record of 29 HRs in a season
1922 - 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo
1929 - 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca
1932 - President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
1934 - Continental Airlines commences operations.
1937 - Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
1948 - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
1948 - Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)
1952 - 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
1952 - Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
1954 - 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
1958 - Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
1959 - The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
1960 - Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
1961 - Spain accept equal rights for men & women
1964 - Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans
1965 - "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
1968 - "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
1968 - Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
1969 - Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
1971 - Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
1973 - Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
1973 - Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
1976 - 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
1980 - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
1987 - Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
1991 - US troops leave northern Iraq
1995 - Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
1999 - The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
2002 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established




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Vaark
07-16-2011, 05:54 AM
This Day in History for 16th July

622 - Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)
1429 - Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
1439 - Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
1519 - Public debate between Martin Luther & theologist John Eck
1661 - 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
1790 - Congress establishes District of Columbia
1798 - US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized
1861 - Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
1867 - D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
1867 - Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
1880 - Dr. Emily Stowe becomes the first woman licenced to practice medicine in Canada.
1920 - China joins the League of Nations
1920 - Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief
1926 - National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
1935 - 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)
1936 - 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
1941 - 100°F (38°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
1941 - Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1945 - 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
1950 - Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
1951 - Novel "Catcher in Rye" by JD Salinger published
1955 - "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
1956 - Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1957 - Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
1964 - Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate
1967 - Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
1969 - Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
1972 - Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance
1973 - During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
1975 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
1979 - Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1988 - Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1988 - Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
1990 - 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
1990 - Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
1990 - NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities
1990 - Ukraine declares independence
1993 - SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games
1994 - Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds ½ billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)
1994 - Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
1994 - Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
1997 - Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.
2007 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant.





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Vaark
07-17-2011, 07:30 AM
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17th July

1585 - English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I
1596 - At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
1686 - A meeting takes place at Lüneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defence, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.
1815 - Napoleonic Wars: In France, Napoleon surrenders at Rochefort, Charente-Maritime to British forces.
1821 - Spain cedes Florida to US
1856 - The Great Train Wreck of 1856 occurs in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania killing over 60 people.
1861 - Congress authorizes paper money
1863 - Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
1867 - 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
1897 - 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
1898 - Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba
1902 - Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
1914 - Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
1917 - British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor
1934 - Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1936 - Military uprising under Gen Franco/begins Spanish civil war
1938 - Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
1948 - Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
1954 - 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
1954 - Construction begins on Disneyland. . .
1955 - Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County
1955 - Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
1955 - Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.
1958 - King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
1959 - Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 yrs old)
1961 - Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
1961 - Ford Frick rules that if anyone breaks Babe Ruth 60 HR record, it must be done in 1st 154 games
1962 - East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
1962 - Senate rejects medicare for aged
1967 - Race riots in Cairo Illinois
1968 - Beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
1968 - Revolt in Iraq
1972 - 1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
1973 - Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
1974 - 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues
1974 - Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
1974 - John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days
1975 - Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
1978 - NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out
1978 - Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him
1987 - Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
1988 - 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
1990 - NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
1990 - Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
1994 - Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for their 4th soccer world cup
1994 - Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship
1995 - Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)
1996 - 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
2005 - Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once


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