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2012

Britain has 2.67 million people unemployed, its highest unemployment rate since 1995

2012

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake causes a small tsunami to hit the coast of Aomori prefecture on the Japanese island of Hokkaido

2011

The Tokyo Stock Exchange falls more than five percent on the first day of trading following the 2011 Sendai earthquake

2010

No reports of damage or casualties are reported after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits central Japan

1995

1st time 13 people in space

1992

Soviet newspaper “Pravda” suspends publication

1991

Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave

1990

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress

1986

European Space Agency’s Giotto flies by Halley’s Comet (605 km)

1985

11th People’s Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards

1984

Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41-C mission

1983

OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years

1976

U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1973

Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland

1971

South Vietnamese troops flee Laos

1971

The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

1968

POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1968

CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn’t make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA

1967

John F. Kennedy’s body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

1967

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career home run #500 off Stu Miller

1965

Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany

1964

Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death in Lee Harvey Oswald murder

1962

Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France

1960

Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

1958

RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como’s Catch A Falling Star)

1958

Recording Industry Association of American created

1958

South Africa government disallows ANC

1958

U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958

U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957

Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns

1955

Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal

1954

Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game

1953

Nikita Khrushchev succeeds Malenkov as secretary Communist Party

1951

During Korean War, U.S. / U.N. forces recapture Seoul

1951

Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany

1950

FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” program begins

1948

Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco

1945

RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm

1941

Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies

1939

England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day

1939

Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia

1937

Battle of the Century: Fred Allen and Jack Benny meet on radio

1937

Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge

1936

Federal Register, 1st magazine of the U.S. government, publishes 1st issue

1935

36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars

1933

Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation

1933

Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense

1931

1st theater built for rear movie projection (New York City)

1923

Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicie in Poland

1923

German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP

1923

President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st President to pay taxes

1922

KGU-AM in Honolulu Hawaii begins radio transmissions

1922

KSD-AM in Saint Louis Missouri begins radio transmissions

1922

WGR-AM in Buffalo New York begins radio transmissions

1918

1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF

1916

Battle of Verdun – German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun

1915

German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile

1912

King Vittorio Emanuel III of Rome injured during assassination attempt

1909

Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms

1903

1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida

1900

Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel’s laws of genetics

1900

U.S. currency goes on gold standard

1896

Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)

1889

August Strindberg’s “Froken Julie,” premieres in Copenhagen

1888

2nd largest snowfall in New York City history (21″)

1885

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado,” premieres in London

1870

California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible

1862

Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern

1845

-5.3 degrees F (-20.7 degrees C) in Groningen

1843

Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)

1836

HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin leaves Australia

1826

General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama

1821

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (New York)

1812

Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812

1800

Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII

1794

Eli Whitney patents cotton gin

1743

1st American town meeting (Boston’s Faneuil Hall)

1734

Prince Willem KHF van Orange marries George II’s daughter Mary Anne

1689

Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as king and queen

1644

England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)

1590

Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

1559

Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht and Woudrichem, Netherlands

1558

Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor
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June 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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