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On This Day in History
Sunday, September 06, 2015


394Battle of Frigidus North-Italy
1492Columbus’ fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands
1522Magellen with Vittoria returns to Spain, after 1st round world trip
1543French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
16201st stones layed in Western Tower
1622Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
1628Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle
1634Battle at N”rdlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat
1672Willem III’s troops reconquer Naarden on France
1675Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
1683Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
1688Austrian armies occupy Belgrade
1690King Willem III escapes back to England
1715Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland
17161st US lighthouse built (Boston)
1732VOC fires Neth-Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
1776Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French & Dutch ships sinks; 600 die
17761st (failed) submarine attack (David Bushnell’s «Turtle» attacks British sailboat «Eagle» in Bay of NY)
1791Mozarts opera «La Clemenza di Tito,» premieres in Prague
1819Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
1837Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio goes co-ed (4 women, 30 men)
1839Cherokee Nation forms
1839Great fire in NY
1848National Black Convention meets (Cleveland)
1853Women’s Right’s Convention met (NYC)
1861General Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky
1862Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland
1863-7] Confederate troops vacate Fort Wagner SC (1700 casualties)
1863After 59 day siege, confederates evacuate Ft Wagner, SC
1866Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention
18691st westbound train arrives in SF
1869Mine fire kills 179 at Avondale Pennsylvania
1870Ship sinks in Gulf of Biskaje; 483 die
1873Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street
1876Race riot in Charleston SC
1876Southern Pacific line from LA to SF completed
1880Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
1880W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
1883Cub’s Burns (extra bases), Williamson & Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1 inn
1886Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO) award
1889King Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda resigns
1898Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi’s tomb in Omdurman
1899Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk
1899US min of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his «Open Through Note»
1900British General Buller occupies Lydenburg South Africa
1901Pres William McKinley, shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at Pan American Exposition in Buffalo NY, he dies 8th days later
1903Start of Sherlock Holmes «Adventure of Creeping Man» (BG)
1904Soccer team Rheden forms
1905Atlanta Life Insurance Company forms
1905Chic White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
1905General Trade journal publishes 1st Dutch photo (train accident)
1909Word received, Adm Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier
1910Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
1912NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Phila, 3-0
191319th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers
19131st aircraft to loop the loop (Adolphe P‚goud-France)
1913Hamilton Alerts apply for ORFU reinstatement, taking the name Hamilton Rowing Club
1914Battle of Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris
1917French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft
192040th US Mens Tennis: Wm Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (61 16 75 57 63)
1920Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight
192242nd US Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston 46 36 62 63 64)
1923Queen Wilhelmina celebrates 25 year jubilee
1924Assassination attempt on Mussolini fails
1924Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
1927B G DeSylva/Lew Brown’s musical «Good News,» premieres in NYC
1927Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
1928USSR signs Briand-Kellogg-pact
1930Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
1938Wilhelmina celebrates 40th anniversary jubilee as Dutch queen
19391st German air attack on Great-Britain in WW II
1939South Africa declares war on nazi-Germany
1940Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania
1940Generalissimo Gamelin arrested in France
194155th US Womens Tennis: Sarah H Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (75 62)
194161st US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats F Kovacs (2d 57 61 63 63)
1941All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
1941Jews of Vilna Poland confined to their ghetto
194256th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (46 61 64)
1942Czech marathon runner Oskar Hˆks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
1943«Congressional Limited» train derails near Frankfort Pa, kills 79
194363rd US Mens Tennis: J R Hunt Seaman beats Jack Kramer (63 68 108 60)
1943Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A’s
1944Gen Von Zangens 15th army escape from Zealand
1945A’s catcher George George punches ump Joe Rue gets suspended
1946All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
1946Terence Rattigan’s «Winslow Boy,» premieres in London
1948«Mr Strauss Goes to Boston» opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 perfs
194837th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
1948Juliana becomes queen of Netherlands
1949Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes
1952Canadian TV begins in Montreal
1953Adenauers CDU wins elections in German FR
1953Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38
195468th US Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats A Louise Brough (68 61 86)
195474th US Mens Tennis: E V Seixas Jr beats Rex Hartwig (36 62 64 64)
1954US plane shot down above Siberia
1954WINS NYC begins playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show
1954Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters
1955«Catch a Star» opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
1955J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname
1957Elvis records «White Xmas,» «Silent Night» & «Here Comes Santa Claus»
1958Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
1958US performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1959Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
1962US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
1963Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in history
1963Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records
1963Major league baseballs 100,000th game
1965India invades West Pakistan
1965KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966«Star Trek» premieres on NBC TV
1966Race riot in Atlanta Georgia
1968Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1969«Cabaret» closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
1970NY Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
1970Palestinians seize 3 jetliners
1970USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971Jerry Lewis’ 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises
1972John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
1972Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
1973NY Times reports almost all Superfectas run at Yonkers, Roosevelt & Monticello from Jan-Mar of 1973 were fixed
19756.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice Turkey
197589th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats E G Cawley (57 64 62)
1975Heavy earthquake at Lice Turkey; 3,000 killed
1975Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976
1975Tennis Star Martina Navratilova requests US political asylum
1975US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976Jerry Lewis’ 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears
1976Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
1977Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
1978Begin & Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace
1978USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979«Peter Pan» opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
198094th US Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats H Mandlikova (57 61 61)
1980Chantal Langlace sets women’s record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)
1980College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for
1980Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1980Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
1980Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
1981«They’re Playing Our Song» closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 perfs
1981Bob Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
1982Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
1982Jerry Lewis’ 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000
1982Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1982Paul McCartney releases «Tug of War»
1982Pitts Pirates retire Willie Stargell’s #
1982Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
1983Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova requests political asylum in NY
1983USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
1984Lanford Wilson’s «Balm in Gilead,» premieres in NYC
1984Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
1986300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Striesand’s benefit concert
1986Attack on synagogue in Istanbul, 23 killed
1986Jozef Pribilinec speed walking world record time (15,447k)
1986Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1986USSR charges correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying
1987Benjamin & Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital
1987Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
1987Saskatchewan’s Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
1988Crippled soviet Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with 2 cosmonauts aboard
1988Thomas Gregory (11) swims English Canal
1988USSR performs underground nuclear test
19896th MTV Awards: Living Colour wins
1989Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
1989Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution
19907th MTV Awards: Sinead O’Connor wins
199133rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
1991Ronald Venetiaan chosen president of Suriname
1991Soviet Union recognizes Estonian independence
1991USSR recognizes independence of the 3 Baltic republics
1992Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m (3:28.86)
1993Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1993Jerry Lewis’ 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922
199411th MTV Awards: Aerosmith, Lisa Marie & Michael Jackson win
1994Actor Jackson Pinckney awarded $487,000 for being partially blinded by Jean-Claude Van Damme during filming of «Cyborg»
1994Franziska van Almsick swims female record 200m freestyle (1:56.78)
1994Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)
1995Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig’s record, plays in 2,131 straight games
1995Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood
1996Balt Orioles’ Eddie Murray’s 500th career HR
1997Princess Diana’s funeral
1997Women’s championship at US Tennis Open
1998Men’s championship at US Tennis Open
1998Safeway LPGA Golf Championship

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