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Historical Events for 26th June 2019

1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
1937 – Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord’s, scores 0 and 1
1938 – Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
1945 – England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs
1959 – 9th Berlin International Film Festival: “The Cousins” wins Golden Bear
1964 – Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine
1977 – 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
1991 – NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Larry Johnson first pick by Charlotte Hornets
1995 – Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
2015 – NHL Draft: Erie Otters (OHL) center Connor McDavid first pick by the Edmonton Oilers
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Historical Events for 19th June 2019

1825 – Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” premieres
1862 – Slavery outlawed in US territories
1881 – Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
1922 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
1936 – Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
1970 – Jim Bouton’s controversial “Ball Four” is published
1972 – A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
1972 – -29] Tropical storm Agnes upgraded to a hurricane, makes landfall in Panama City (would kill 128)
1984 – 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
1993 – David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord’s
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Historical Events for 10th June 2019

1540 – Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster
1692 – The first victim of the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop, is hanged for witchcraft in the colony of Massachusetts
1793 – 1st public zoo opens in Paris
1863 – Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1882 – Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
1917 – 60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution
1968 – KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1974 – “Feel Like Makin’ Love” single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)
1977 – International Labour Organisation and United Nations meet to discuss apartheid in South Africa and potential actions to prevent further violence and state repression.
2017 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand…

Historical Events for 31st May 2019

1744 – French troops conquer Kortrijk
1910 – Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
1940 – Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe Pétain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
1943 – 42 U-boats sunk by the Allies this month
1947 – 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6
1962 – “Tell It To Groucho” last airs on CBS-TV
1967 – Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)
1972 – 16th European Cup: Ajax beats Internazionale 2-0 at Rotterdam
1989 – 1st presentation of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis awards
2014 – Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
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Historical Events for 28th May 2019

1858 – Dion Boucicault’s “Foul Play” premieres in London
1900 – In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work
1912 – Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa
1929 – 1st all color talking picture “On With the Show” exhibited (NYC)
1940 – British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway
1946 – 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
1955 – 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
1960 – 59th Women’s French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)
1963 – Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
2014 – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt
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Historical Events for 17th May 2019

1631 – Earl Johann Tilly attacks Maagdenburg
1814 – Norwegian constitution passed by constitutent assembly at Eidsvoll
1881 – 7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40
1911 – 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
1919 – UK War Department orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes
1940 – Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
1975 – 10CC releases “I’m Not in Love”
1992 – LPGA Championship, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble
1993 – Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled
2004 – Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage
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Historical Events for 14th May 2019

1853 – Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
1903 – President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco
1921 – Mussolini’s fascists obtain 29 parliamentary seats in Italian elections
1925 – Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs Dalloway” is published by The Hogarth Press
1944 – General Rommel, Speidel and von Stulpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler
1950 – Pitts Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 HRs
1979 – “Kids Are All Right” rockumentary film featuring The Who premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
1983 – “She Blinded Me with Science” by Thomas Dolby hits #5
1984 – 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
1994 – Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
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Historical Events for 20th April 2019

1657 – Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
1818 – Napoleon Bonaparte bids emotional farewell to his old guard at Palace of Fontainebleau
1862 – First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
1894 – 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
1919 – King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
1945 – US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
1958 – Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
1962 – New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
1981 – Final performance of TV show “Soap” airs
1992 – Expo ’92 opens in Seville Spain
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Historical Events for 8th April 2019

1912 – Steamers collide on the Nile, drowning 200
1913 – 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Congress, providing for election of senators by popular vote
1962 – Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1964 – Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1979 – People’s Republic of China joins IOC
1980 – Islander Potvin’s 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings and set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
1990 – “Aspects of Love” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
1990 – New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
1995 – Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
2000 – Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
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Historical Events for 2nd April 2019

1550 – Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
1801 – Napoleonic Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen
1883 – Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
1935 – Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt receives a British patents for RADAR
1978 – TV soap show “Dallas” starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
1982 – Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
1986 – NYC Mayor Ed Koch signs and brings the Gay Rights Bill into effect
1989 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Juli Inkster leads wire-to-wire to win her second DS event, 5 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner and Tammie Green
2013 – 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
2017 – ANA Inspiration Women’s Golf, Mission Hills…