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# 0331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
# 0911 During a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople.
# 0959 Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
# 1189 Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
# 1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James
# 1787 Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
# 1788 Nguyen Hue declares himself emperor of Vietnam.
# 1791 First session of the French Legislative Assembly.
# 1791 The first session of the new French legislative assembly
# 1795 Belgium is conquered by France.
# 1800 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
# 1800 U.S. Schooner Experiment captures French Schooner Diana.
# 1814 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napolon the previous spring.
# 1827 The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
# 1829 South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
# 1837 "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
# 1837 Treaty with Winnebago Indians
# 1843 News of the World began publication in London.
# 1844 Naval Observatory headed by LT Matthew Fontaine Maury occupies first permanent quarters.
# 1847 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
# 1847 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
# 1851 The first Hawaiian stamps issued
# 1854 The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
# 1869 Austria issues the world's first postcards.
# 1869 The first postcards are issued (Vienna)
# 1874 Supply Corps purser, LT J. Q. Barton, given leave to enter service of new Japanese Navy to organize a Pay Department and instruct Japanese about accounts. He served until 1 October 1877 when he again became a purser in the U.S. Navy. In 1878, the Emperor of Japan conferred on him the Fourth Class of Rising Sun for his service.
# 1880 First electric lamp factory opened by Thomas Edison.
# 1880 John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Corps Band.
# 1880 John Phillip Sousa becomes leader of Marine Corps Band
# 1885 Special delivery mail service begins in US
# 1885 United States begins special-delivery mail service.
# 1886 The U.S. mint in Carson City, Nevada, closes.
# 1887 Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
# 1888 A new Chinese Exclusion Act voted by Congress, forbids Chinese workers who have left the United States to return
# 1889 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
# 1890 The McKinley Tariff Act passed by Congress October 1 increases the average U.S. import duty
# 1890 The Yosemite National Park and the Yellowstone National Park are established by the U.S. Congress.
# 1890 Yosemite National Park established
# 1891 In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
# 1893 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)

# 1894 Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
# 1894 First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.
# 1896 Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
# 1898 Czar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
# 1898 Henry Huntington buys the LA Railway
# 1898 The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
# 1903 Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
# 1905 Frantiek Pavlk is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leo Janek to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
# 1905 The Grand Trunk assumes control of the 460 mile Canada Atlantic system by agreement dated August 15, 1904.
# 1908 Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
# 1910 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (first state fair)
# 1910 Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.
# 1918 Sgt. William Merrifield (4th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Abancourt, France
# 1918 World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.
# 1920 Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
# 1926 An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.
# 1926 Arirang premiers in Seoul.
# 1928 First class at school for enlisted Navy and Marine Corps Radio intercept operators (The "On the roof gang")
# 1928 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
# 1928 The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
# 1931 The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
# 1931 The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
# 1936 Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
# 1936 Gen Francisco Franco establishes the state of Spain
# 1937 Patrol aviation transferred to Aircraft Scouting Force, a reestablished type command. With change five patrol wings were established as separate administrative command over their squadrons.
# 1937 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
# 1938 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)
# 1939 After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city.
# 1939 Winston Chruchill refers to Soviet policy as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
# 1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
# 1940 The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
# 1942 Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
# 1942 First flight of the Bell XP-59 "Aircomet".
# 1942 USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she was carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
# 1943 Clark's forces enter Naples, Italy.
# 1943 World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
# 1944 Newspaper editor Alejandro C¢rdova assassinated in Guatemala
# 1944 The Channel ports are in Allied hands
# 1945 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from the army
# 1946 Nazi leaders sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
# 1946 Truculent Turtle lands at Columbus, Ohio, breaking world's record for distance without refueling with flight of 11,235 miles.
# 1947 NHL Pension Society founded
# 1947 The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
# 1947 The first helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
# 1947 US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
# 1948 Calif Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
# 1948 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
# 1949 Chinese Communist Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1893-1976) declared his country the People's Republic of China after defeating Chiang Kai-Shek's Kuomingtang forces who fled to Taiwan.
# 1949 Military Sea Transportation Service activated.
# 1951 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated
# 1951 The first treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson
# 1952 The first ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
# 1953 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
# 1954 British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
# 1955 "Honeymooners" premieres
# 1955 Commissioning of USS Forrestal (CVA-59), first of postwar supercarriers
# 1957 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
# 1957 First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
# 1958 Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
# 1958 Inauguration of NASA
# 1958 NASA created to replace NACA.
# 1958 Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
# 1960 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
# 1961 A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
# 1961 East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
# 1961 East and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon.
# 1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard
# 1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
# 1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage the Beatles through 1977
# 1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
# 1962 The Lucy Show premiers
# 1962 US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
# 1963 Nigeria becomes a republic within the Commonwealth
# 1964 Free Speech Movement launched at U of California, Berkley
# 1964 Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
# 1964 SF cable cars declared a national landmark
# 1964 The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.
# 1965 Apostasia of 1965, a political move in Greece designed to overthrow the Prime Minister, George Papandreou.
# 1965 General Suharto crushes an attempted coup in Indonesia.
# 1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
# 1968 The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
# 1969 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
# 1969 The Concorde supersonic transport plane breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
# 1971 Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
# 1972 Louis Leakey famed anthropologist, dies at 68
# 1973 Joe Devlin actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
# 1974 Personal posting - 1st October 1974 gave birth to my second and last child a beautiful daughter weight 5lb 13oz
# 1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
# 1975 Reunion Island stops prints stamps, France takes over production
# 1975 The Seychelles gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
# 1975 Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
# 1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
# 1978 The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
# 1978 Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain
# 1979 US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)
# 1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
# 1980 USS Cochrane (DDG-21) rescues 104 Vietnamese refugees 620 miles east of Saigon
# 1982 EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
# 1982 Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
# 1982 Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
# 1982 West Germany's Parliament ousts chancellor Helmut Schmidt
# 1983 Personal posting - Michael Gallison &Jane Berlow Kardys Gallison wedding - USA
# 1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
# 1985 The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
# 1986 President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
# 1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
# 1987 The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.
# 1988 Robert Englund the actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
# 1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
# 1989 Denmark: World's first legal modern same-sex civil union called "registered partnership"
# 1989 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
# 1989 US issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
# 1990 Curtis E LeMay USAF General, WWII dies at 83
# 1990 Pres Bush at the UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
# 1990 USS Independence (CV-62) enters Persian Gulf (first carrier in Persian Gulf since 1974)
# 1992 Personal posting - Joshua Stephen Genet was born on this day. - USA
# 1993 The Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway commences operation over the former CN line between Sydney and Truro, Nova Scotia.

# 1994 Palau gains independence from the United Nations trusteeship administered by the United States of America.
# 1996 The St. Lawrence and Hudson Railway is formed by merging the CP Rail routes in southern Ontario and Quebec with its Delaware and Hudson subsidiary in northern USA. The STLH name was first used about June 1 although the legal entity was not established until October 1.
# 1998 Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
# 2003 Moot creates the popular internet image board board 4chan
# 2004 Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki makes his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
# 2005 Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.
# 2005 Inkheart a book by Cornelia Funke, was released.
# 2006 Age discrimination in employment is made illegal in the United Kingdom.
# 2008 the Senate passes a revised bailout plan containing $110 billion in tax breaks for business and the middle class, and raises the FDI rates on deposits

  • gryxng
  • August 6, 2010, 10:08 am
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  • 1

    did you just discover wikipedia?

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    sadly but true no

    • gryxng
    • August 6, 2010, 2:32 pm
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    The only important thing that happened on my birthday was that the USA declared war on Iraq :$

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