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2011: After scientists reviewed studies on cell phone safety, the World Health Organization classifies cell phone radiation as a carcinogenic hazard, possibly carcinogenic to humans
2011: Release dates and titles for two films based on 'The Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkein are announced
2005: Watergate figure Deep Throat is revealed to be W. Mark Felt a former F.B.I agent
1997: "Once Upon a Matress," closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 187 perf
1997: Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race
1996: Mark Van Thillo and Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures
1994: Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
1993: President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees
1992: 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
1992: Barb Mucha wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1992: 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa and Crazy For You win
1991: Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia
1991: Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war
1990: BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie
1990: Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles
1990: 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
1989: "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (New York City)
1989: 1st International Rock Awards
1989: Speaker of House Jim Wright resigns
1989: 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
1987: Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987: Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
1985: Tornados in Penn, Ohio, New York and Canada kill 88 and injured more than 1,000
1985: New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
1985: Guatemala adopts constitution
1985: 41 tornadoes hit Northeast U.S., killing 88
1984: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984: 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge
1984: Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) vs. England, ODI cricket record
1983: 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
1982: "Best Little Whorehouse in Tx" opens at Eugene O'Neill New York City for 63 perf
1981: Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1980: Police and youthful rebels battle in Zurich
1980: "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38
1979: Radio City Music Hall (New York City) reopens
1979: "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 108 performances
1979: Zimbabwe proclaims independence
1977: Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed
1977: "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 920 performances
1977: Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
1976: Loudest Pennsylvania (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London
1975: Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
1975: "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 104 performances
1974: Israel and Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
1974: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973: Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th cricket run of English season
1972: Ajax wins Europe Cup 1 in Rotterdam
1971: WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970: Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open
1970: At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
1970: KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"
1969: Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"
1969: "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8
1969: "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 132 performances
1967: Bayern Munchen wins 7th Europe Cup II at Neurenberg
1965: Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy
1964: San Francisco Giants beat New York Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hours 32 minutes)
1964: Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1962: "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV
1961: Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St. Louis, opens
1961: Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate
1961: Benfica wins 6th Europe Cup 1 at Bern
1961: Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth
1961: John F. Kennedy visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
1959: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Cavalier Golf Open
1958: U.S. performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
1958: Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"
1957: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1956: Mickey Mantle home run just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof
1955: Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"
1955: Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
1955: Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to railroad strike
1953: Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government
1953: WSUN TV channel 38 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1951: Netherlands and South Africa sign cultural accord
1950: Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial
1950: Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
1949: Charley Lupica begins stay on 4' platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, and stays 117 days)
1949: 31st PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Hermitage CC Richmond VA
1948: Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
1947: Communists grab power in Hungary
1947: 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6
1947: Italian government of Gasperi forms
1947: Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft. Deposit and Perryville Md, kills 53
1944: Allied breakthrough in Italy
1943: Cards Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters
1943: "Archie" comic strip 1st broadcast on radio
1942: Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury
1942: 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Seaview CC Atlantic City, New Jersey
1941: German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach and swimming pools
1941: 1st issue of "Parade" goes on sale
1941: British troops vacate Kreta
1941: 41 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
1940: General-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
1940: Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1938: Bill Edrich scores his 1,000th run of cricket season, all at Lord's
1937: 1st quadruplets to finish college (Baylor University)
1937: German battleships bomb Almeria, Spain
1937: Brooklyn Dodgers snap New York Giant Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak
1935: Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
1935: Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan
1930: Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
1930: Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
1930: Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth
1929: Atlantic City Convention Center opens
1928: 1st aerial cross of Pacific takes off from Oakland
1928: Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
1927: Ford Motor Company produces last "Tin Lizzie" (begins Model A)
1927: Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
1926: Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia
1926: Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
1923: China and U.S.S.R. exchange diplomats
1921: Suffy McInnis (1st base) begins an errorless string of 1,700
1919: NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic
1919: 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)
1917: 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)
1916: British battle cruiser Invincible explodes, killing all but 6
1916: Battle of Skagerrak: Brit-German sea battle at Jutland (10,000 dead)
1915: An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London
1914: Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1
1913: 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
1913: Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)
1912: U.S. Marines land on Cuba
1910: Union of South Africa declares independence from U.K.
1910: Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
1910: Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to New York City
1909: 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, New York City)
1908: Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)
1907: Taxis 1st began running in New York City
1906: Attack on King Alfonso XIII and Victoria von Battenberg in Madrid
1905: Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger
1902: Australia Cricket all out 36 vs. England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
1902: Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
1900: Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
1900: U.S. troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion
1900: British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
1900: Piet de Law captures Lt-colonel Spragges Irish Yeomanry
1899: Bronx acquires Keltch Memorial Park
1894: John Harvey Kellogg patents "flaked cereal"
1891: Work on trans-Siberian railway begins
1889: Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Pennsylvania
1883: French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar
1880: League of American Wheelmen (1st U.S. bicycle association), forms in Newport, Rhode Island
1879: 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
1879: Madison Square Garden opens
1878: U.S. Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation
1878: German battleship Grosser Kurfurst sinks, 284 killed
1870: Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)
1870: E. J. DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement
1868: Dr. James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St. Cloud, Paris
1868: 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio
1864: Raid at Morgan's Kentucky
1862: Battle of Seven Pines Virginia (Fair Oaks)
1861: Mint at New Orleans closes
1861: General Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line
1859: Philadelphia A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
1853: Elisha Kane's Arctic expedition leaves New York aboard Advance
1849: Last edition of Orange sheet "Journal de La Haye"
1847: Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
1837: Astor Hotel opens in New York City, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria
1836: HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope
1821: Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st U.S. Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore
1790: U.S. copyright law enacted
1744: French troops conquer Kortrijk
1727: France, England and Netherlands sign accord of Paris
1696: John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius
1678: Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes
1665: Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah
1659: Netherlands, England and France sign Treaty of The Hague
1634: U.S. colony Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony
1621: Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night
1564: Battle on Gotland: Lubeck and Denmark beat Sweden
1531: "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
1495: Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella and Venice sign anti-French Saint League
1417: Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen