1382 St. Mary's College is founded at Westminster, England.
1600 Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
1740 Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
1740 Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuse to honour the Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession begins.
1781 Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
1803 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
1813 German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished
1817 First Mississippi showboat leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
1818 49th parallel established as the border between US & Canada
1818 The Convention of 1818 signed between the United States and the United Kingdom which, among other things, settled the US-Canada border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
1818 US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country
1824 William H. Seward and Frances Adeline Miller Seward wed.
1827 Battle of Navarino - a combined Turkish and Egyptian armada is destroyed by an allied British, French, and Russian naval force in the port of Navarino in Pylos, Greece. The most important result of this battle is the end of the Greek Liberation War and the affirmation of independence of modern Greece.
1847 Little William Nelman poisons his grandfather
1883 Peru and Chile signed the Treaty of Ancn, by which the Tarapac province was ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru's involvement in the War of the Pacific.
1883 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1890 Pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 First International 6 day bike race begins in New York
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1903 US wins disputed boundary between the District of Alaska & Canada
1905 Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days
1906 Dr Lee DeForest demonstrates his radio tube
1910 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
1911 Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole
1929 Bayshore Highway opens in San Francisco
1930 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
1935 The Long March ends
1941 World War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
1944 30 blocks of Cleveland Ohio burn after a liquid gas factory explodes
1944 Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.
1944 Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
1944 The Soviet army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
1947 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
1951 The "Johnny Bright Incident" occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma
1952 Governor Evelyn Baring declared a state of emergency in Kenya and began arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising, including Jomo Kenyatta, the future first President of Kenya.
1955 Day-O is released by Harry Belafonte. It was later renamed to The Banana Boat Song.
1955 Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings.
1956 Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17 foot craft
1960 First fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI
1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
1963 South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy
1964 Herbert Hoover, former U.S. president, dies.
1964 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
1967 A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
1967 All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers
1968 Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
1968 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
1971 The Nepal stock exchange collapses.
1973 OPEC oil embargo begins
1973 The Saturday Night Massacre: President Nixon fires Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.
1973 The Sydney Opera House opens.
1976 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
1976 The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, LA. Seventy-eight passengers and crew died; only 18 people aboard the ferry survived.
1977 3 members of rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd die in charter plane crash
1977 A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.
1979 John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
1979 The John F Kennedy library is opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
1981 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
1982 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem at least 63 and probably many more people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
1983 IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Wham! - Freedom
1984 The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.
1987 10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
1988 Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
1988 Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
1991 The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.
1993 Personal posting - I...Taylor Elizabeth...was born : ) - USA
2004 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is sworn in as the President of Indonesia.
2004 The Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball become the first team in the history of the league to win a best-of-7 postseason series after trailing the series 3 games to 0, by defeating the New York Yankees in Game 7 the American League Championship Series.
2004 The first Ubuntu Linux distribution is released.
2008 Jewish Holiday - Hoshana Rabbah - Work permitted with certain restrictions.
omg, its the day Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashed!