Today’s History Lesson

Jody Victor: Here’s what happened on this day, August 30, In history.

31 -BC- Origin of Era of Augustus
257 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1645 Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty
1843 First black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party)
1850 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city
1854 John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels
1862 Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY
1862 Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee
1885 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda
1888 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day
1905 Ty Cobb’s 1st major league at bat (Detroit Tigers)
1906 Hal Chase became 1st Yankee to hit 3 triples in a game
1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11
1912 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1
1913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
1916 Boston’s Dutch Leonard no-hits St Louis Browns, 4-0
1916 Paul Von Hindenburg becomes chief-of-General-Staff in Germany
1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
1941 Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II
1941 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cin Reds, 2-0
1944 Soviet troops enter Bucharest Romania
1945 Hong Kong liberated from Japan
1956 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
1961 First Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons
1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning baseball game
1963 Hot Line communications link between Wash DC & Moscow went begins
1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1967 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
1968 First record under Apple label (Beatle’s Hey Jude)
1969 120,000 attend Texas Intl Pop Festival
1969 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153
1975 KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show
1979 First recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
1979 President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga
1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
1987 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women’s record (6’10¬”)
1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1990 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on the same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in the 1st inning
1991 Dan O’Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
1991 France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin – 14« to 13«
1991 Mike Powell of the US, sets then long jump record at 29′ 4«”

Jody Victor

Today’s History Lesson

Jody Victor : Here’s what happened on this day, January 19, in history.

0379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
0973 Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdágne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 Richard Steele publishes “The Crisis”, defending Hanoverian success
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops occupy Stirling
1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope
1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50ºF (10ºC)
1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 Johann von Goethe’s “Faust, Part 1” premieres
1833 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company
1840 Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)
1853 Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres, in Rome
1853 Napoleon III marries Eugénie de Montijo
1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 MS troops take Fort Massachusetts an Ship Island
1862 Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan’s Crossroads)
1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 NV Suriname Bank established
1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson NC
1871 First Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1884 Jules Massenet’s opera “Manon” premieres in Paris
1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan 800-1000 killed
1886 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1898 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 First regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903 New bicycle race “Tour de France” announced
1906 Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Und Pippa Tanzt!” premieres in Berlin
1909 Eugene Walter’s “Easiest Way” premieres in New York City NY
1910 Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910 National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 Raymond Poincaré installed as President of France
1915 First German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 Silvertown Essex’s ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1918 Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1919 “Tidal wave” of molasses 15 meters high x 25 meters wide kills dozens, Boston
1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925 -48ºF (-44ºC), Van Buren ME (state record)
1927 British government decides to send troops to China
1929 Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 seconds
1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, the 1st coming at 7 seconds of the game
1934 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson’s appeal for reinstatement
1935 KLM begins flight path between Curaçao & Aruba
1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajoie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 seconds
1941 British offensive in Eritrea
1941 British troops occupy Kassalaf Sudan
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 Titus Brandsma (Carmelite priest) arrested by German occupiers for speaking out against Nazism as a “lie” and “pagan”
1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1950 Maiden flight by Canada’s Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 NFL takes control of New York Yanks
1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 “The Millionaire” TV program premieres on CBS
1955 First Presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1955 “Scrabble” debuts on board game market
1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 First episode for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” is filmed
1964 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 27-24
1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India’s 3rd prime minister
1966 Neil Simon, Coleman & Fields’ musical “Sweet Charity” premieres
1966 Tippett’s cantata “Vision of St Augustine” premieres in London
1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will “Vse Zene” (All to wife)
1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 38-25
1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine’s Golf Invitational
1969 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 10-7
1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1970 Dutch bishop says he is in favor of married priest
1970 Nixon nominates G Harrold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1971 Beatles’ Helter Skelter is played at the Charles Manson trial
1971 NHL Writers’ Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
1971 “No, No Nanette” opens at 46th St Theater New York City NY for 861 performances
1971 24th NHL All-Star Game West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls
1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 World’s largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1979 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
1982 Australia-West Indies one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 California Supreme Court refuses to allow quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia to starve herself to death in a public hospital, she appeals and is later granted the right to die
1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time 50,808 km (he is the first man to break the 50 km/h barrier)
1985 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda IL
1985 “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 Spain recognizes Israel
1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama’s 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988 “48 Hours” premieres on CBS-TV
1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, vs Australia at Adelaide
1991 42nd NHL All Star Game-Campbell beats Wales 11-5 in Chicago
1991 Sergeant Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1991 48th Golden Globes Dances with Wolves
1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1992 “City of Angels” closes at Virginia Theater New York City NY after 878 performances
1992 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1993 Oakland A’s unveil new elephant logo
1993 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994 -20ºF (-29ºC) (5 32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland OH
1994 -36ºF (-38ºC) in New Whiteland IN (state record)
1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997 54th Golden Globes English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush
1997 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural

Jody Victor