Historical Events on 4th November

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922 - Richarius becomes bishop of Luik
1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
1501 - Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain
1519 - Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast
1520 - Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden
1529 - English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested
1576 - Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).
1619 - Frederik V crowned king of Bohemia
1631 - Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
1645 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Holly
1646 - Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word
1675 - Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam
1737 - The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
1771 - Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
1783 - W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is premiered in Linz, Austria.
1839 - The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
1841 - 1st wagon train arrives in California
1845 - 1st nationally observed uniform election day in US
1846 - Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg
1852 - Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.
1854 - Lighthouse built on Alcatraz Island
15th US President James Buchanan15th US President James Buchanan 1856 - James Buchanan elected 15th US president
1861 - University of Washington founded in Seattle
1862 - Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)
1864 - Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
1864 - Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island
1866 - Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia
1867 - 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall
1873 - Dentist John Beers of SF patents gold crown
1874 - Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY
1875 - Passenger Steamship "Pacific" collides with sailing vessel "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 die
1875 - Tonga adopts constitution
1875 - Massachusetts Rifle Association is founded in Boston
1876 - John Brahms' 1st Symphony in C, premieres
1879 - Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
1879 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland 1884 - Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms
1886 - Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia," premieres
1889 - Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
1890 - Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
1890 - Prince of Wales opens 1st underground station (Stockwell, London)
1890 - St Aleksandr Borodons opera "Prins Igor," premieres in Petersburg
1893 - Dr Jamesons Legertje occupies Bulawayo Matabeleland
1901 - Clyde Fitch' "Way of the World," premieres in NYC
1903 - Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
1904 - 1st stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)
1905 - Dock strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam
1908 - Brooklyn Academy of Music, opens in NYC
1909 - Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
1910 - Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 1910 - Russian Czar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East
1911 - France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo
1914 - Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete," NYC)
1918 - Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors
1921 - The Sturmabteilung or SA is formally formed by Adolf Hitler
1921 - Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
1922 - Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1924 - British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns
1924 - California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard CarterArchaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter 1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st US female gov (Wyoming)
1924 - US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected
1928 - Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua
1929 - John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square," premieres in NYC
1929 - Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains, the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica
1931 - Jean Genet's "Judith," premieres in Paris
1933 - Bradman scores 200 NSW v Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours
1933 - Hermann Goering & Georgi Dimitrov duel
1933 - Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young
1934 - Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 1939 - 1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland
1939 - 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill
1939 - US allows "cash & carry" arms sales during WW II
1940 - Eggs & cake rationed in Netherlands
1942 - 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back out Fuka-posing
1944 - German troops reconquer Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1944 - RAF bombs Dinteloord, 54 killed
1946 - "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
1946 - UN Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization formed
1948 - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
1949 - "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
1950 - "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
1950 - "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
1950 - Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
1950 - US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
1951 - 9th Ryder Cup: US wins 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina, US)
1951 - NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
1951 - Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
1952 - Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America
1952 - General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th pres beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
1953 - Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Phila A's
1953 - New balk rule gives the batter option; of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
1954 - "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
1954 - Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1955 - The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.
1956 - 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest
1956 - Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt
1956 - USSR sends tanks into Hungary & threatens to bomb Budapest
1957 - 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 1958 - Angelo G Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
1958 - Belgian government of Eyskens, resigns
1958 - Democrats win US congressional election
1959 - Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1960 - "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe
1961 - Karamanlis becomes premier of Greece
1962 - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 1965 - Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPH) in Utah
1966 - Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
1968 - Battles between Jordan army & Al Fatah-arm forces
1968 - WRDU (now WPTF) TV chan 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
1968 - WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
1968 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population
1970 - Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
1970 - Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
1972 - Bangladesh adopts constitution
1972 - Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
1973 - 1000s commemorates former premier Georgios Papandreou
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1973 - M Medoff's "When you Comin' Back, Red Ryder?," premieres in NYC
1973 - New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
1973 - The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.
1975 - Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
1976 - 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available
1977 - UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 1978 - Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
1978 - Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 - 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available
1979 - 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
1979 - 500 Iranian "students" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)
1980 - Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
1980 - Libyan invasion in Chad
1980 - Ronald Reagan (R) defeats President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1980 - Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
1980 - Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards
1981 - Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," premieres in NYC
1981 - Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining
1981 - Dr George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley
1982 - Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
1983 - Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
1983 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
1984 - Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1984 - Nicaragua holds 1st free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
1987 - Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
1987 - Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
1987 - NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
1988 - 1st NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
1989 - 1st NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106
1989 - Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
1989 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
1989 - The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
1990 - "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 perfs
1990 - 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
1990 - 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
1990 - Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic
1990 - Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
1990 - US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
1991 - Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain
1992 - NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
1992 - NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
1993 - "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 1993 - Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet
1993 - Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1993 - Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn
1994 - Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan
1994 - United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
1994 - San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
1995 - "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs
20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien 1995 - 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
1995 - Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat LA Lakers 103-89
2001 - 53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win
2002 - Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress
2003 - The most powerful solar flare as observed by satellite instrumentation is recorded.
2003 - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy becomes the first person indicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He was eventually acquitted.
2004 - 12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war.
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States
2012 - Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
2012 - Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012
2012 - Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate

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