christine~ (eppylover) wrote,

So much of note happened on this day in history!

699: Death of St. Sexburga
 1070: Death of St. Godelive
1189: Death of Henry II Plantagenet, King of England, at Chinon
1266: Norway ceded Man and Hebridies Islands to Scotland
1376: Wenceslaus crowned King of Germany
1403: Caermarthen surrenders to Owain Glen Dwr
1415: Martyrdom of Jan Hus
1439: Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholics sign the Decree of Union at the Council of Florence, creating an official union between the two churches. Popular sentiment in Constantinople was against the decree, and when the city was captured by the Turks the union ceased some 7 years later
1483: Coronation of Richard III, and Anne, King and Queen of England
1519: Charles I, King of Spain, elected as Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
1535: Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason. He was sainted on May 19, 1935
1536: Jacques Cartier returns to France from his second voyage
1553: Death of Edward VI, King of England, of consumption
1553: Jane Grey proclaimed Queen of England
1572: Death of Sigsimund II, King of Poland
1581: Madlen Isolin, Maria Rosch, Brigida Wunsil, Catharina Einseler and Anna Flieger, of Waldsee, Germany, burned as witches
1642: Owen Roe O'Neill lands in Donegal
1699: Pirate Capt. William Kidd was seized in Boston and deported to England
1747: John Paul Jones, founder of the U.S. Navy - "I have not yet begun to fight" born
1777: During the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga
1812: Beethoven wrote three letters to a woman he called his "Immortal Beloved." There has been a lot of debate about which woman this was, but biographers now seem to have settled on Antonie Brentano, who was above Beethoven's station and married besides
1854: The Republican Party was formally established at a meeting in New York City
1865: William Booth founds The Christian Mission to work among London's poor and unchurched. Later, he changed the mission's name to the Salvation Army
1885: French bacteriologist Louis Pasteur inoculated the first human being, a boy who had been bitten by a rabid dog. The youngster did not develop rabies
1917: During World War One, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks
1919: A British dirigible, the R-34, landed in New York, becoming the first airship to cross the Atlantic Ocean (108 hr)
1921: Former first lady Nancy Reagan born
1922: Actor William Schallert (Gidget's TV dad) born
1923: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed
1925: Talk show host Merv Griffin born
1925: Rock `n' roll pioneer Bill Haley ("Rock Around The Clock") born
1927: Actress Janet Leigh ("Psycho")born
1928: A preview was held in New York of the first all-talking feature, "The Lights of New York."
1931: Singer-actress Della Reese ("Touched By An Angel") born
1931: Actor Donal Donnelly born
1932: First Class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
1933: 1st All-Star baseball game. American League won 5-2
1937: Actor Ned Beatty born
1937: Singer Gene Chandler born
1940: Country singer Jeannie Seely born
1942: Anne Frank, age 13, and her family go into hiding, with four others, from the Nazis in the "Secret Annex" at 263 Prinsengracht (Prince's Canal), Amsterdam
1944: 169 people died when fire broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut
1945: President Truman (the eppylover's fave prez, only because of his personality) signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom
1946: Actor-director Sylvester Stallone (icky) born
1946: Actor Fred Dryer born
1946: Actor Burt Ward (Robin, hee hee) born
1948: Actress Nathalie Baye born
1951: Actor Geoffrey Rush born
1952: Actress Shelley Hack born
1952: Actor Grant Goodeve born
1953: Country singer Nanci Griffith born
1954: Actress Allyce Beasley born
1956: Country musician John Jorgenson born

1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet  ~ SEE HERE!
1957: Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2
1958: Alaska became the 49th state
1962: Jamaica gains independence from Great-Britain.
1962: H. Richard Niebuhr, theologian, Yale professor, and author of Christ and Culture, dies at age 67
1967 Biafran War erupted. (The war, which lasted two and a-half years, claimed some 600,000 lives.)
1971: Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong died this day, he was 69
1973: "I am the last of the classical school. When Bruno Walter died I raised my fees." So said Otto Klemperer, the last great German conductor of his generation, who died in Zurich at the age of 88. A younger generation of German conductors succeeds him notably Kurt Masur
1978: Actress Tia Mowry ("Sister, Sister") born
1978: Actress Tamera Mowry ("Sister, Sister") born
1987: The U.S. fines Chrysler Corporation $1.5 million for 811 violations of worker safety regulations
1987: The first of three massacres by Sikh extremists over two days took place in India as gunmen attacked a bus with Hindu passengers. Seven-two people were killed in the attacks in Punjab and Haryana
1988: 167 North Sea oil workers were killed when a series of explosions and fires destroyed a drilling platform
1988: Medical waste and other debris began washing up on New York City-area seashores, forcing the closing of several popular beaches
1989: The US Army destroyed its last Pershing One-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, Texas, under terms of a 1987 treaty
1989: A Palestinian shouting "The glory of Allah!" grabbed the steering wheel of an Israeli bus, causing a crash that claimed 15 lives
1990: NATO leaders concluded two days of meetings in London, pledging to sharply reduce both nuclear and conventional defenses in Europe
1991: President Bush sent a personal message to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, urging a stronger effort to conclude arms control talks
1991: Steffi Graf won the women's singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 3-6, 8-6
1992: The Group of Seven industrial nations opened their 18th annual economic summit in Munich, Germany
1993: On the eve of the Group of Seven summit in Tokyo, President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa expressed optimism about resolving a contentious trade dispute between their countries
1994: 14 firefighters were killed while battling a several-day-old blaze on Storm King Mountain in Colorado
1994: President Clinton stopped in Latvia, then traveled to Poland as part of a four-nation European tour
1995: The prosecution rested at the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles
1996: A Delta MD-88 jetliner's left engine blew apart during an aborted takeoff from Pensacola, Florida, sending metal pieces ripping into the carbin, killing a mother and her son
1996: President Clinton announced the biggest changes in the rules governing meat and poultry safety in 90 years
1996: Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title, defeating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5
1997: The rover Sojourner rolled down a ramp from the Mars Pathfinder lander onto the Martian landscape to begin inspecting the soil and rocks of the Red Planet
1997: Cuauhtemoc Cardenas captured Mexico City's mayoral race while Mexico's ruling party suffered devastating losses in congressional elections
1997: Pete Sampras won his fourth Wimbledon title as he defeated Cedric Pioline of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
1998: Singing cowboy star Roy Rogers died in Apple Valley, California, at age 86
1998: Protestants rioted in many parts of Northern Ireland after British authorities blocked an Orange Order march in Portadown
1998: Se Ri Pak, a 20-year-old rookie from South Korea, became the youngest winner of the U-S Women's Open, defeating American amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn in sudden death
2000: The German parliament offered a formal apology to Nazi-era slave and forced laborers as it passed a bill setting up a five billion-dollar compensation fund
2000: The body of 19-year-old Cory Erving, son of basketball star Julius "Dr. J" Erving, was found in his car at the bottom of a Florida pond; he'd been missing since May 28th
2000: Venus Williams beat her younger sister Serena 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the Wimbledon final; their singles match was the first between sisters in a Grand Slam semifinal
2003: The Corsicans rejected a referendum for increased autonomy from France by a very thin majority: 50.98 percent against, and 49.02 percent for
2004: John Kerry names John Edwards as his Vice Presidential running mate on the Democratic Party ticket
2005: Bob Geldof and Bono meet with the G8 in Gleneagles to discuss increasing aid to Africa. Afterwards, both make appearances at the Edinburgh 50,000 concert, a last concert in the Live 8 series
2005: The International Olympic Committee announced that London will host the 2012 Summer Olympics
2006: The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years
2006: Ehud Barak took office as prime minister of Israel, pledging to seek peace with neighboring Arab countries
2006: Felipe Calderon is elected President of Mexico after a very close election

So.... anyone for a Sexburga?
(Want Pope Fries with that?)

Tags: beatles, history

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