1618 Second Defenestration of Prague: Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary are thrown out of a window and amazingly are not seriously injured by the 70 foot (21m) fall. Triggers the Thirty Years’ War.
1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones
1998 The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes.
1420 Jews of Syria and Austria expelled
1421 Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled
1536 Pope Paul III installs Portuguese inquisition
1953 WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)
1962 15th Cannes Film Festival: “Keeper of Promises” directed by Anselmo Duarte wins the Palme d’Or
1963 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
1963 16th Cannes Film Festival: “The Leopard” directed by Luchino Visconti wins the Palme d’Or
1922 Comedic play “Abie’s Irish Rose” premieres at Fulton Theatre, NYC; runs for 2,327 performances (longest run at the time)
1959 “Party with Comden & Green” closes at John Golden NYC after 44 performances
1960 “Finian’s Rainbow” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
1960 “Got A Girl” by The Four Preps hits #24
1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
1969 The Who release rock opera “Tommy”
1873 1st Preakness Stakes: G. Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43 at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
1883 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
1884 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5
1901 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
1922 Future World Heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney suffers his only professional defeat in 15-round unanimous points decision against Harry Greb at Madison Square Garden, NY
1932 Australian cyclist Hubert Opperman sets paced world records 1,384km in 24 hours, and 1,609km (1,000 miles) in 28 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds at Melbourne Motordrome
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Today’s Word is
a novice; person in training or apprenticeship.