Historical Events for 15th August 2019

1457 – Earliest dated book, “Mainz Psalter,” completed
1950 – Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
1969 – Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm
1971 – Despite crashing out on lap 36, Scotsman Jackie Stewart clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship at the Austrian Grand Prix at Österreichring; French Tyrrell driver François Cevert wins the race
1973 – USSR performs nuclear test
1981 – Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
1985 – P. W. Botha gives the “Rubicon” Speech in Durban, South Africa, dissapointing many by refusing to consider immediate and major reforms in the country’s apartheid system
1989 – Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
1991 – 750,000 attend Paul Simon’s free concert in Central Park
2013 – 20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut
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Historical Events for 2nd August 2019

1552 – Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion
1921 – After 3 hours deliberation a Chicago jury acquits 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal, next day banned from organised baseball for life
1931 – Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
1941 – Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia
1943 – Sunderland seaplanes sink U-706 and U-106
1979 – Washington, D.C. trial attorney Edward Bennett Williams buys MLB’s Baltimore Orioles from Jerold Hoffberger for reported $12.3 million
1982 – Roger Ebert’s “Movie News” premieres on ABC FM network
1985 – 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
1986 – American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee beats her own world heptathlon record by 13 points (7,161) in Houston
1988 – System Enhancement Association settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)
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Historical Events for 26th July 2019

1579 – Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean
1790 – US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
1945 – After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister
1987 – Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
1990 – General Hospital records its 7,000th episode
1992 – Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4′ 35″ from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner
1998 – US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Riviera CC: Hale Irwin wins by 1 stroke ahead of Vicente Fernández of Argentina
1999 – Fighting ceases between India and Pakistan in the Kargil War, Kashmir, after two months of fighting
2013 – 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
2014 – While Israel reject long-term ceasefire that does not include destroying the Hamas tunnels, they agree to 12 hour ceasefire; Palestinian death toll in…

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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