January 22 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1689 Prince William of Orange (future King William III of Britain), summons Convention Parliament to discuss ruling jointly with his wife Mary (daughter of exiled King James II)

1879 Battle of Rorke’s Drift: British garrison of 150 holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulu warriors. Eleven Victoria Crosses and a number of other decorations were awarded to the defenders.

1905 In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as ‘Bloody Sunday’

1973 Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions

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January 21 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union

1789 1st American novel, WH Brown’s “Power of Sympathy” is published

1793 Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for “high treason” by the newly created French Parliament (Convention nationale), during the French Revolution

1952 Jawaharlal Nehru‘s Congress party wins general election in India

1968 The Battle of Khe Sanh – one of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War – begins at the Khe Sanh Air Base

2008 Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.

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January 17 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1773 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)

1873 A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War

1912 Captain Robert Scott‘s expedition arrives at the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen

1946 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting

1991 Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War

Today’s Historical Events

1287 King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca

1377 Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon

1501 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

1524 Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano‘s voyage to find a passage to China

1536 Francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III

1562 French regent Catherine de’ Medici issues the Edict of St Germain recognizing Huguenots in France

1584 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar

1595 King Henry IV of France declares war on Spain

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1949 Radio series “The Goldbergs” by Gertrude Berg premieres on US TV on CBS

1954 Jacques Cousteau‘s 1st network telecast airs on “Omnibus” (CBS)

1983 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar, Rick Springfield, and Olivia Newton-John win

1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

1986 2nd Sundance Film Festival: “Smooth Talk” wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title

1993 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming

1994 Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1950 “Alive & Kicking” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances

1959 “Say, Darling” closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances

1962 Roy Harris’ 8th Symphony, premieres in San Francisco

1972 “My Hang-Up Is You” single released by Freddie Hart (Billboard Song of the Year 1972)

1974 Styne, Comdem & Green’s musical “Lorelei” premieres in NYC

1974 Asylum Records releases “Court and Spark”, Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell‘s 6th studio album; features the songs “Help Me” and “Free Man In Paris”, it becomes her biggest seller

1976 “I Write the Songs” cover by Barry Manilow hits #1

1978 After a tumultuous final tour the Sex Pistols break up as a band, which is announced the following day

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1916 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City

1933 Australian cricket batting champion Don Bradman takes only his 2nd Test wicket; bowls England’s Walter Hammond for 85 during 338-run 3rd Test defeat in Adelaide

1934 NY Giants reward NL MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with a huge $18,000 contract

1937 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women’s Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins inaugural event by 3 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby

1939 Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert

1952 1952 NFL Draft: Bill Wade from University of Vanderbilt first pick by Los Angeles Rams

1953 Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: In an all-American final Maureen Connolly wins 1st leg of her Grand Slam; beats Julia Sampson 6-3, 6-2

1953 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Ken Rosewall wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Mervyn Rose 6-0, 6-3, 6-4

January 12 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the “father of the nation”

1554 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia

1872 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, 1st imperial coronation in Axum in over 200 years

1948 Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

2010 Earthquake Devastates Haiti, killing approximately 160,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

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475 Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.

1493 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily

1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the “father of the nation”

1552 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, hundreds killed

1554 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia

1583 Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)

1598 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso

1616 Brazilian city Belem (the entrance gate to the Amazon) founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1949 “Arthur Godfrey & his Friends” premieres on CBS TV

1959 KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 “Hullabaloo” premieres on NBC-TV

1966 “Batman”, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

1967 NBC premiers the colorized remake of “Dragnet”

1968 Nighttime version of “Hollywood Squares” premieres on NBC TV

1971 “All in the Family” premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV

1979 6th American Music Awards: Barry ManilowLinda Ronstadt win

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1723 George Frideric Handel‘s opera “Ottone” premieres at the King’s Theatre London

1946 “Polonaise” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances

1959 American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records

1961 “Show Girl” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances

1963 “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1

1968 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd

1969 “Golden Rainbow” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances

1969 Atlantic Records releases eponymous debut album of Led Zeppelin in US

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1918 Montreal Canadien’s center Joe Malone scores 5 goals in a 9-4 win over Ottawa to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history; goes on to score 44 regular season goals

1920 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to

1946 NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA

1951 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1952 2nd NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: National Conference beats American Conference, 30-13; MVP: Dan Towler, LA Rams, FB

1958 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring

1958 8th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-7; MVPs: Hugh McElhenny, SF 49ers, HB; Gene Brito, Washington Redskins, DE

1958 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points

January 9 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1431 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government

1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat

1839 Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

1909 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23′ south)

1941 6,000 Jews murdered in a pogrom in Bucharest, Romania

2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

Today’s Historical Events

475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French King

1317 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned King of France

1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses

1431 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government

1464 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands

1493 1st sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus

1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1894 William K.L. Dickson’s motion picture “Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze” aka “Fred Ott’s Sneeze” receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

1936 Noël Coward‘s stage drama “Astonished Heart” premieres in London

1956 Musical “Peter Pan”, starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of “Producers’ Showcase” series

1959 “Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin‘s “Let’s Get Small” for being in “bad taste”

1984 “TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes” premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)

1989 “Pat Sajak Show” premieres on CBS

1996 First episode of “Third Rock from the Sun” screened on NBC

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1927 Dmitri Shostakovich‘ Octet opus 11 premieres in Moscow

1929 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown’s musical “Follow Thru” premieres in NYC

1946 “Would-Be Gentleman” opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances

1947 “Street Scene” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances

1947 Roger Sessions’ 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco with Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony,

1948 Walter Piston‘s 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Serge Koussevitzky; wins 1947 Pulitzer Prize

1965 Beatles ’65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

1967 “More of The Monkees” second album by The Monkees is released

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1811 1st Women’s Golf Tournament held

1903 Baseball’s National & American Leagues make peace

1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League’s Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)

1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game

1942 In his 20th title defence, Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in the 1st round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at New York’s Madison Square Garden

1947 Providence Steamrollers guard Dino Martin becomes the first NBA player to ever score 40 points in a game, in a 91-68 win over Cleveland Rebels at Rhode Island Auditorium

1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds

1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

January 8 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

1790 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

1835 US national debt is $0 for the first and only time in history

1912 Chiefs, representatives of people’s and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms

1916 WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople

1926 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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871 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army

1198 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III

1297 Monaco gains its independence.

1558 French troops under Duc de Guise occupy Calais

1598 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy

1610 Simon Marius. a German astronomer, independently discovers the first three moons of Jupiter one day after Galileo

1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1929 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC

1955 WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 The Who and The Kinks perform on the last “Shindig” TV show on ABC

1978 TV series “All Creatures Great and Small” debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy

1991 “Davis Rules” with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV

1993 NBC offers “The Tonight Show” to David Letterman

1993 Robert Rodriguez‘s “El Mariachi” debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival – will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

2008 34th People’s Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1705 George Frideric Handel‘s 1st opera “Almira” premieres in Hamburg, Germany

1734 Premiere of George Frideric Handel‘s opera “Ariodante” at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established

1949 “Make Mine Manhattan” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances

1949 “My Romance” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances

1949 “Small Wonder” closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances

1954 Jerry Vivino, American rock and R&B saxophonist (Max Weinberg 7; Vivino Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey

1956 Elvis Presley‘s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” single goes #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1913 Frank Chance becomes NY Yankees manager

1925 England cricket opening batsman Herbert Sutcliffe follows his 1st innings 176 with 127 in the 2nd innings but his team cannot avoid an 81 run defeat to Australia in the 2nd Test in Melbourne

1945 University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team sets an NCAA record by holding Arkansas State to 6 points in a 75-6 win

1947 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game

1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt

1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky’s 130-game home basketball win streak

1962 21 year old future Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus makes his first professional appearance; tied 50th in Los Angeles Open

1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall

January 7 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1610 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede

1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)

1941 Chinese Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire on the surrounded Communist New Fourth Army at Maolin, Anhui Province, killing or capturing 7,000 troops

1953 US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

1954 Georgetown-IBM experiment, 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held at IBM’s head office in New York

1999 President Bill Clinton‘s impeachment trial begins in the US Senate after the House voted to impeach him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky

Today’s Historical Events

754 Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion

1325 Afonso IV succeeds Denis as King of Portugal

1558 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by France

1566 Antonio “Michele” Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

1584 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and The Holy Roman Empire

1598 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I

1601 Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth

1608 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1894 William K.L. Dickson captures “Fred Ott’s Sneeze” as a motion picture at Thomas Edison‘s Black Mariah Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

1925 Musical “Big Boy” with Al Jolson premieres in NYC

1955 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion

1968 “GE College Bowl” quiz show premieres on NBC TV

1973 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1982 TV series “Fame”, based on the film of the same name, starring Debbie Allen and an ensemble cast premieres on NBC TV

2001 27th People’s Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1842 Gioachino Rossini‘s cantata “Stabat Mater” premieres in Paris

1903 Vincent d’Indy‘s opera “L’etranger” premieres in Brussels

1950 “Happy as Larry” closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances

1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

1958 Gibson issued US patent for the Flying V Guitar

1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts

1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by “Woodstock Festival”

1973 “Purlie” closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1899 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier’s

1910 Stanley Cup, Dey’s Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 3-1 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series

1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game in Hinckley, Illinois

1932 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich

1936 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)

1947 Australia v England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882

1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

1955 20 year-old future world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson scores a 5th-round TKO of Willie Troy in a non-title super middleweight bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden

January 6th Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1649 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other “high crimes”

1912 Geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt

1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt makes his “Four Freedoms” speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during his US State of Union address

1987 Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy

2021 Supporters of President Donald Trump storm US Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘s win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and vice-president Mike Pence

Today’s Historical Events

1017 Cnut the Great crowned King of England in London by Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury

1066 King Harold I of England crowned

1099 Henry V crowned German king

1205 Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans

1227 Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre

1322 Stephen Uros III becomes King of Serbia

1352 French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star

1355 Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

1958 WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC

1967 “Milton Berle Show” last airs on ABC-TV

1967 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting

1969 The Supremes release single “I’m Livin’ In Shame”

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1900 Maurice Ravel‘s “Albaradode Gracioso” premieres in Paris

1906 Maurice Ravel‘s “Miroirs” premieres in Paris

1924 Francis Poulenc’s ballet “Les Biches”, choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska, and danced by the Ballets Russe, premieres in Monte Carlo

1950 “Happy As Larry” opens at Coronet Theater, NYC, runs for 3 performances

1951 “Pardon Our French” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances

1963 “Oliver!” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances

1964 Rolling Stones’ 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)

1968 Th Beatles’ album “Magical Mystery Tour” goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1681 First recorded boxing match is engineered by Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle; his butler vs his butcher

1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union forms

1896 1st US women’s 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden

1925 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

1930 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 452 not out for New South Wales v Queensland in Sydney; then world record individual score in a first-class match; runs scored in 415 minutes

1937 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles

1942 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia

1951 Indianapolis Olympians beat Rochester Royals, 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes; also the longest game in NBA history

January 5 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1477 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy

1781 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

1919 German Workers’ Party forms, precursor to the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi)

1930 Mao Zedong writes “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”

1949 US President Harry Truman labels his administration the “Fair Deal”

Today’s Historical Events

1349 Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland and Zealand

1438 Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara

1463 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris

1477 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy

1500 Duke Ludovico Sforza‘s troops reconquer Milan

1527 Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)

1554 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands

1593 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1927 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone

1933 “Cavalcade” based on the play by Noël Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

1945 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon “Odor-able Kitty”

1955 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast

1967 KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins

1970 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Soap Opera “All My Children” premieres on ABC

1974 Raul Julia appears on “The Bob Newhart Show” in “Oh, Brother”

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1649 Francesco Cavalli’s opera “Giasone” premieres in Venice (the most popular opera of the 17th century)

1866 Bedřich Smetana’s first opera “Branibori v Cechach” (“The Brandenburgers in Bohemia”) premieres in Prague

1875 Charles Garnier’s new Opera opens in Paris

1896 Isaac Albéniz’ opera “Pepita Jiminez” premieres in Barcelona

1946 “Show Boat” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances

1959 Buddy Holly releases his last record “It Doesn’t Matter”; he was killed in a plane crash 29 days later

1962 Tony Sheridan & Beatles record “My Bonnie” & “The Saints”, produced by Bert Kaempfert, in Hamburg, Germany

1963 Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical “Camelot”, starring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet, closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 873 performances and winning 4 Tony Awards

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1859 1st steamboat the North Star sails up the northern Red River, America

1895 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days

1925 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings

1925 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings

1927 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox

1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League

1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

1937 Australian cricket batsmen Jack Fingleton (136) and Don Bradman (out 270 the following day) make then record stand of 346 for 6th wicket in 3rd Test vs England in Melbourne

January 4 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1847 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government

1865 New York Stock Exchange opens its 1st permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad St, near Wall Street in New York City

1959 Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth’s gravity

1961 Longest recorded strike ends as the Danish barbers’ assistants end a 33 year strike

2007 The 110th United States Congress convenes and elects Nancy Pelosi as the 1st female Speaker of the House

2021 1st Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines given to the general public with 82 year old Brian Pinker in the UK first to be jabbed [1]

Today’s Historical Events

46 BC Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina

274 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope

871 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex defeated by Danish invasion army

1490 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.

1519 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)

1570 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City’s only physician, Joost Sweiter, “because he is a Jew”

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1896 AFL charters Actors’ National Protective Union, NYC

1903 Topsy the Elephant is Electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company [1]

1934 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen’s “Willem of Orange” premieres

1935 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of “The Intimate Revue”

1953 KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Soap Opera “The Brighter Day” premieres

1957 “Blondie” situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1881 Johannes Brahms‘ “Academic Festival Overture” premieres in Breslau

1923 1st broadcast of “Barn Dance Show” (WBAP – Fort Worth Texas)

1936 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade

1947 “Park Avenue” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances

1947 “Show Boat” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances

1954 Elvis Presley records his 1st demo for Sun Records at a recording studio in Memphis, “It Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You” and “I’ll Never Stand In Your Way”

1969 “Fig Leaves Are Falling” closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances

1970 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms

1887 Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (San Francisco to San Francisco)

1902 Australian cricket spin bowler Hugh Trumble dismisses England batsmen Arthur Jones, John Gunn and Sydney Barnes in successive balls to complete 2nd Test rout by 229 runs in Melbourne; Trumble’s first of 2 Test hat-tricks

1904 Stanley Cup, Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa HC beats Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2-0 for 2-1 challenge series victory

1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes

1942 4th NFL All Star Game, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat NFL All-Stars, 35-24

1942 7 x NL batting champion Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

1957 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000

January 3 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine

1521 Martin Luther is Excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church for failing to recant parts of his Ninety-five Theses which started the Protestant Reformation

1777 General George Washington‘s revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey

1925 Benito Mussolini dissolves the Italian parliament and proclaims himself dictator of Italy, taking the title “Il Duce” (the Leader)

1977 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporate Apple Computer, Inc

1985 Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

Today’s Historical Events

236 Reign of St Anterus as Catholic Pope ends with his death after only 40 days

269 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

936 Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII

1338 Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent

1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht

1431 Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine

1521 Martin Luther is Excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church for failing to recant parts of his Ninety-five Theses which started the Protestant Reformation

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president

1947 1st opening session of Congress to be televised

1949 “Colgate Theater” dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV

1952 “Dragnet” with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV

1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing “She Loves You”

1967 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting

1970 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1780 Danish national anthem “Kong Kristian…,” 1st sung

1843 Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Don Pasquale” premieres in Paris

1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s final opera “Iolanta”, is first performed outside of Russia in Hamburg, Germany

1914 Kelman/Cushing/Heath’ musical “Sari,” premieres in NYC

1920 Arthur Honegger‘s “Chant de Nigamon,” premieres

1941 Sergei Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances” premieres in Philadelphia

1969 John Lennon‘s “Two Virgins” album declared pornographic in New Jersey

1970 “Jimmy” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1920 Boston Red Sox baseball club owner Harry Frazee announces agreement to sell slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 in cash and a $350,000 loan; start of the 84 year “Curse of the Bambino”

1929 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman follows up a 1st innings of 79 to score 112 in 3rd Test v England in Melbourne; his 1st of 29 Test centuries

1931 Montreal Maroons centre Nels Stewart scores fastest 2 goals in NHL history with a pair 4 seconds apart in a 5-3 win over Boston Bruins at Montreal Arena

1943 Max and Doug Bentley assist on brother Reg’s only NHL goal in Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-3 tie with the Rangers in NYC; only time in NHL history trio of family members score and assist on a scoring play

1948 Australian cricket batting maestro Don Bradman completes dual Test centuries (132 & 127* [26th Test 100]) in 3rd Test v India in Melbourne

1949 West Indian cricket batsman Everton Weekes scores 101 in 3rd Test against India in Calcutta; his world record fifth consecutive Test century

1958 Australian cricket fast bowler Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick (Eddie Fuller, Hugh Tayfield, Neil Adcock) as South Africa dismissed for 99 in follow-on 2nd Test at Cape Town

1971 1st AFC Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders, 27-17

January 2 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

366 The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire

1492 Muhammad XII, the last Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, ending both the Reconquista and centuries of Muslim rule in the Iberian peninsula

1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible‘s march to Novgorod begins

1905 American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms

1942 World War II: the 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge to make no separate peace deals

1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East Bengal

Today’s Historical Events

69 Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, Emperor

366 The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire

533 John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1235 Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names

1492 Muhammad XII, the last Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, ending both the Reconquista and centuries of Muslim rule in the Iberian peninsula

1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible‘s march to Novgorod begins

1585 Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

1602 Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1948 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins

1949 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 1st “Bob Cummings Show” premieres on NBC (later on CBS)

1962 Nighttime version of “Password” with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS

1966 National Football League Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns, 23-12; first NFL title game televised in colour; last one played before Super Bowl era

1968 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1990 Sting joins pro wrestling’s legendary “4 Horsemen” (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1843 Richard Wagner‘s opera “The Flying Dutchman” premieres in Dresden

1881 Camille Saint-Saëns’ 3rd Concerto in B, premieres

1952 “Pal Joey” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances

1958 Dmitri Shostakovich‘ 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY

1960 Roger Sessions’ 4th Symphony, in honor of the Minnesota Centennial, premieres by the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Antal Doráti

1968 “Zizi” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances

1969 “Fig Leaves Are Falling” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances

1970 Dutch premiere of musical “Hair” in Amsterdam

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1832 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens

1865 Welterweight Con Orem & heavyweight Hugh O’Neill brawl for 185 rounds before darkness ends legendary bare knuckle boxing match in Virginia City, Montana

1879 Australian fast bowler Fred Spofforth dismisses 3 English batsmen with consecutive deliveries during the 3rd Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Test cricket’s first “hat-trick”

1912 Brookyln Superbas Baseball Club President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of 4.5 acres of land to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 23,000; Ebbets Field opens in 1913

1912 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Christchurch, NZ: Norman Brookes & Alfred Dunlop beat Americans Maurice McLoughlin & Beals Wright 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4; Australasia unassailable 3-0 lead; win 4-0

1918 After repeated clashes over pay with the Brooklyn Robins owner Charlie Ebbets, star right fielder and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel is traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates

1918 Montreal Arena in Westmount, Quebec, the home rink of 4-time Stanley Cup winners the Montreal Wanderers burns down leading to the club disbanding

1922 8th Rose Bowl: California ties Washington & Jefferson, 0-0

January 1st Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

45 BC The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time

630 Prophet Muhammad sets out with an army 10,000 strong to conquer Mecca

1758 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the “starting point” for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae

1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US confederate states

1892 Ellis Island opens as a US immigration inspection station – it would go on to be the gateway to the US for more than 12 million people

1896 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

1958 European Economic Community, better known as the European Common Market starts operation

Today’s Historical Events

153 BC Roman consuls begin their year in office

45 BC The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time

1 Origin of the Christian Era

69 Roman garrison of Mainz uprising

89 Governor Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes emperor of Rome

104 Triumphal procession for the Roman General Gaius Marius with the defeated Numidian King Jugurtha led in chains though Rome

177 Commodus, son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius becomes consul for the first time – at 15 then youngest ever in Roman history

313 Start of Roman (Pontifical) Indiction

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1944 1st feature-length foreign movie “African Journey”, shown on TV, NYC

1947 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting

1949 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting

1953 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953 The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK

1954 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1770 Date of action in the opera “Madeleine”

1863 Franz Schubert‘s “Missa Solemnis,” premieres in Leipzig

1879 Johannes Brahms‘ Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

1952 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 5th string quartet

1957 Benjamin Britten‘s ballet “Prince & the Pauper,” premieres in London

1960 Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars at San Quentin Prison, California; Merle Haggard among the inmate audience

1962 Beatles’ Decca Records audition is unsuccessful – they are told “guitar groups are on the way out…”

1964 Top of the Pops, British pop music television program premieres; acts performing include Dusty Springfield; The Rolling Stones; Dave Clark Five: The Hollies; Swinging Blue; and The Beatles


Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1838 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide

1902 1st Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB

1907 Joe Gans lands a devastating right to the head of Canadian challenger Kid Herman to retain his world lightweight boxing title with an 8th round knockout in Tonopah, Nevada

1908 Jack Hobbs makes his international debut in England’s 2nd Test win over Australia at the MCG, scoring 83 and 28 in his two innings. Goes onto become the leading run scorer and century maker in 1st-class cricket history.

1909 American Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4) at Yonkers, NY

1910 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs

1913 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Hastings, NZ: Irishman James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish of England 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5

1916 2nd Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Washington State beats Brown, 14-0; MVP: Carl Dietz, Washington State

December 31 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

406 80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine at Mainz, beginning invasion of Gallia

1744 English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth’s nutation motion (wobble)

1775 Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold

1861 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India in 1861, a world record

1958 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country

Today’s Historical Events

192 Roman Emperor Commodus survives poisoning attempt by his mistress only to be strangled in the bath in assassination plot

406 80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine at Mainz, beginning invasion of Gallia

535 Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year

765 Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China

870 Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army

1229 James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (Palma) consummating Christian conquest of the island of Majorca

1492 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily

1502 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1923 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID

1943 NYC’s Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

1953 WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G’ville-Spartanburg, SC (NBC) begins

1962 “Match Game” debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn

1963 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)

1971 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting

1981 CNN Headline News debuts

1982 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years

Today’s Historical Music Events

1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens

1879 Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “Pirates of Penzance” premieres in NYC

1923 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy’s musical “Kid Boots,” premieres in New York City

1955 “Vamp” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances

1961 “lrma La Douce” closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances

1963 Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir play music together for the 1st time

1966 Monkee’s “I’m a Believer” hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks

1967 “Henry, Sweet Henry” closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1906 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Christchurch, NZ: All-NZ final; Antony Wilding beats Francis Fisher 6-0, 6-4, 6-4

1918 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as Chicago White Sox manager; reach World Series but lose in the “Black Sox” betting scandal; Gleason not involved

1920 Victorian all-rounder Roy Park makes Test cricket debut for Australia v England in 2nd Test in Melbourne; bowled by Harry Howell for a first ball ‘golden duck’ in his first and only Test innings

1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Auckland, NZ: Bill Johnson & Bill Tilden (US) beat Norman Brookes & Gerald Patterson (Australasia) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0

1921 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Perth: Australian Rhys Gemmell beats countryman Alf Hedeman 7-5, 6-1, 6-4

1945 Before the biggest Adelaide Oval crowd of the season, batting maestro Don Bradman scores his first post-WWII century; 112 for South Australia v Australian Services

1950 American thoroughbred jockeys Bill Shoemaker and Joe Culmone end the year tied, leading the nation with record 388 wins

1952 Davis Cup Men’s Tennis, Memorial Drive, Adelaide: Vic Seixas beats Ken McGregor in 4 sets but Australia retains title for third straight year; beats US, 4-1 in Adelaide

December 30 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI

1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die

1906 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan

1922 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR

1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

1950 Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union

Today’s Historical Events

987 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king

1317 Pontifical decree “Sancta Romania” against spiritualists

1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI

1610 Hungarian aristocrat Elizabeth Báthory arrested at Csejte Castle on suspicion of killing and torturing hundreds of young girls and women

1621 English King James I cracks Protestation of Parliament

1665 “Messiah” Sjabtai Tswi departs to Constantinople

1666 Abraham Crijnssen departs to Suriname

1672 Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1936 Beginning of the “feud” between comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny on Allen’s “Town Hall Tonight” show

1939 “Of Mice and Men”, starring Burgess Meredith as George, Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released

1953 The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.

1963 “Let’s Make A Deal,” debuts on NBC-TV

1968 Frank Sinatra first records “My Way” with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song “Comme d’habitude”

1980 “Wonderful World of Disney” last performance on NBC-TV

Today’s Historical Music Events

1689 Henry Purcell & Tates opera “Dido & Aeneas” premieres in Chesea

1731 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham’s great room in Boston)

1844 Opera “Stradella” after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)

1877 Johannes Brahms‘ 2nd Symphony in D, premieres in Vienna

1884 Anton Bruckner‘s 7th Symphony in E, premieres in Leipzig

1929 Cole Porter‘s musical “Wake Up And Dream” opens at the Selwyn Theatre, NYC; runs for 136 performances

1944 Sergei Prokofjev’s 8th Piano sonata, premieres in Moscow

1948 “Kiss Me, Kate” opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1896 Stanley Cup, Granite Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Ernie McLea scores a hat-trick as Montreal Victorias beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-5; first SC Challenge game played outside of Montreal

1907 Abraham Mills’ commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball

1908 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers outscore Edmonton HC, 14-9 in 2 game challenge series

1911 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG

1926 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)

1934 New York Rangers and Boston Bruins battle out a 0-0 tie; first of a 37-game overtime undefeated streak for the Bruins, the longest in NHL history; streak spans over 4 years and includes 27 ties

1939 Bradman scores 267 South Australia v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

1943 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash