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Joan Of Arc Handed Over

  • 1431, the BRITISH handed over JOAN OF ARC to FRENCH BISHOP PIERRE CAUCHON to be tried for witchcraft and heresy.
  • 1496, LEONARDO DA VINCI creation of a flying machine failed to get airborne.
  • 1521, the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH’S POPE LEO X excommunicated MARTIN LUTHER for challenging church doctrine.
  • 1940, the CHARLIE BARNET ORCHESTRA recorded “SOUTHLAND SHUFFLE” for BLUEBIRD RECORDS.
  • 1543, SPANISH-explorer JUAN CABRILLO died at the SAN BERNARDO ISLANDS off the NORTH coast of COLOMBIA.
  • 1693, the MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT — now the oldest appellate court in the UNITED STATES — held its first session. It ruled that the persecution and execution of purported witches and warlocks in the city of SALEM must end.

Battle Of Princeton

  • 1777, GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON’S CONTINENTAL ARMY defeated the BRITISH at the “BATTLE OF PRINCETON” in NEW JERSEY.
  • 1795, JOSIAH WEDGWOOD, craftsman in ceramics, died at 64.
  • 1823, the MEXICAN government issued a land grant in TEXAS to STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.
  • 1825, the nation’s first engineering college, the RENSSELAER SCHOOL (now RENNSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE), opened in TROY, NEW YORK.
  • 1831, the country’s first building-and-loan association was founded in FRANKFORD, PENNSYLVANIA.
  • 1833, in the SOUTH ATLANTIC, BRITAIN established control over the FALKLAND ISLANDS.
  • 1852, the first CHINESE immigrants arrived in HAWAII.
  • 1861, the DELAWARE legislature voted against joining the CONFEDERACY. The same day, the state of GEORGIA seized the federal installations at FORT JACKSON and FORT PULASKI

Battle Of Cockpit Point

  • 1862, UNION ships bombarded CONFEDERATE batteries at COCKPIT POINT in VIRGINIA, but were unable to regain complete control of the POTOMAC RIVER.
  • 1865, a 193-round boxing match, between HUGH O’NEILL and CON OREM, ended inconclusively with the arrival of nightfall.
  • 1871, HENRY BRADLEY of BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK, received a patent for oleomargarine.
  • 1872, the U-S PATENT OFFICE released its first list of patents.
  • 1875, composer GEORGES BIZET died at 37.
  • 1876, the first publicly-supported kindergarten in the UNITED STATES opened in FLORENCE, MASSACHUSETTS.
  • 1882, playwright OSCAR WILDE arrived in the UNITED STATES. Asked by customs agents if he had anything to declare, he replied, “Nothing but my genius.”
  • 1888, in WASHINGTON, DC, MARVIN STONE received a patent for the first wax drinking straw constructed with his spiral-winding and tube-making process.
  • 1889, an admissions convention in the WASHINGTON TERRITORY requested statehood.
  • 1899, a “NEW YORK TIMES” editorial first suggested the use of “automobile” as a word.

Wind Cave Created

    • 1903, PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT signed legislation creating WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK in HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA.
    • 1910, in ENGLAND, miners went on strike, demanding an eight-hour workday.

“BAMBINO” FOR CASH

      • “BAMBINO” FOR CASH
      • 1920, the RED SOX sold BABE RUTH to the YANKEES for $125,000 cash and a loan of $350,000 to the BOSTON team owner, HARRY FRAZEE. The latter amount would finance “NO, NO, NANETTE”, a BROADWAY musical. Maybe influenced by what was known as the “CURSE OF THE BAMBINO”, the RED SOX did not win a WORLD SERIES championship until they swept the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS in the 2004 FALL classic.
      • 1925, FASCIST-leader BENITO MUSSOLINI dissolved the ITALIAN parliament and claimed dictatorial powers..
      • 1929, WILLIAM PALEY at 27 became the president of CBS.
      • 1930, FIRST NATIONAL PICTURES released a film version of “NO, NO, NANETTE”, starring BERNICE CLAIR and ALEXANDER GRAY.
      • 1931, in FRANCE, MARSHAL JOSEPH JOFFRE died at 78. The same day, PARAMOUNT released in the UNITED STATES the GERMAN film-classic “DER BLAUE ENGEL (THE BLUE ANGEL)”, starring EMIL JANNINGS and MARLENE DIETRICH.

March Of Dimes Established

      • March Of Dimes Established
      • 1938, led by PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, the first MARCH OF DIMES campaign against polio began. Later, when the SALK vaccine eradicated most cases of the disease, the charity began its campaign against birth defects in babies.
      • 1940, actors DANNY KAYE and SYLVIA FINE married. The same day, the CHARLIE BARNET band recorded “SOUTHLAND SHUFFLE” for BLUEBIRD RECORDS.
      • 1941, in WORLD WAR II, the ITALIAN army began a counter- offensive in ALBANIA.
      • 1944, after he had tied a record of 26 “air kills”, AMERICAN-ace MAJOR “PAPPY” BOYINGTON was shot down by a JAPANESE “ZERO”. Captured by an enemy submarine, BOYINGTON sat our the rest of WORLD WAR TWO as a prisoner of war.

Hasty Heart Opened

      • Hasty Heart Opened
      • 1945, JOHN PATRICK’S play, “THE HASTY HEART” starring RICHARD BASEHART, opened at the HUDSON THEATRE in NEW YORK for a run of 204 performances. The same day, an ALLIED landing force on the western shores of BURMA captured the city of AKYAB; and BRITISH PRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL began a visit to FRANCE.
      • 1947, CONGRESS allowed the first telecast of an opening session.
      • 1949, the “COLGATE THEATRE”, a dramatic-anthology series, debuted on NBC TELEVISION.
      • 1950, SWISS-actor EMIL JENNINGS died at 65.
      • 1952, a revival of the musical “PAL JOEY” opened at the BROADHURST THEATRE in NEW YORK for a run of 540 performances.
      • 1958, trekking overland, SIR EDMUND HILLARY, conqueror of MT. EVEREST, reached the SOUTH POLE.

Alaska Admission

      • Alaska Admission
      • 1959, ALASKA became the 49th state of the UNION.
      • 1961, the UNITED STATES broke diplomatic ties with CUBA

Astrodome Groundbreaking

      • Astrodome Groundbreaking
      • 1962, ground-breaking ceremonies were held for the HOUSTON ASTRODOME. The same day, POPE JOHN XXIII excommunicated CUBAN-dictator FIDEL CASTRO.
      • 1963, actor JACK CARSON died at 52.
      • 1964, NBC TELEVISION’S “JACK PAAR SHOW” became the first AMERICAN prime-time program to feature (a film clip) the BEATLES singing (“SHE LOVES YOU”).
      • 1966, PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS recorded their hit “KICKS”. The same day, via videotape, the BEATLES appeared on the TV-show “HULLABALOO”, performing “DAY TRIPPER” and “WE CAN WORK IT OUT”.
      • 1967, CARL WILSON of the BEACH BOYS (“409”) was indicted for draft evasion. He was later acquitted. The same day, nightclub-owner JACK RUBY, killer of assassin LEE HARVEY OSWALD, died in DALLAS, TEXAS; and NBC TELEVISION’S “TONIGHT SHOW” was shortened from an hour and forty-five minutes to 90 minutes.

Two Virgins Confiscated [Nudity]

      • Two Virgins Confiscated [Nudity]
      • 1969, declaring the album pornographic, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, police confiscated a shipment of the “TWO VIRGINS” album (“UNFINISHED MUSIC #1”). The cover featured JOHN LENNON and YOKO ONO posing in the nude.
      • 1970, B-J THOMAS’S “RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD” became the year’s first number-one single. The same day, the BEATLES recorded “I ME MINE”, the group’s last recording together; and the musical “MAME” closed at the BROADWAY THEATRE in NEW YORK after a run of 1,508 performances.
      • 1971, the DALLAS COWBOYS won the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP, beating the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, 17-10. The same day, the BALTIMORE COLTS beat the OAKLAND RAIDERS, 27-17, to win the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP.
      • 1973, an investment group, headed by GEORGE STEINBRENNER, purchased the NEW YORK YANKEES from CBS for $12-million.
      • 1974, in LONDON, the price of gold reached a record $121.25 per ounce. The same day, the RIAA awarded JIM CROCE a posthumous gold record for his “TIME IN A BOTTLE”.
      • 1979, hotel-founder CONRAD HILTON died at 91.

Joy Adamson Murdered

    • Joy Adamson Murdered
    • 1980, in KENYA, 69-year-old JOY ADAMSON, author of “BORN FREE” (AUDIO), was killed by a servant. The same day, gold prices reached a record high of $634 per ounce; and rhythm-and-blues singer AMOS MILBURN died at 52.
  • 1981, in the NBA, the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS retired AUSTIN CARR’S number 34. The same day in tennis, HANA MANDLIKOVA won the WOMEN’S SINGLES at the AUSTRALIAN OPEN.
  • 1983, in a game against the MINNESOTA VIKINGS, DALLAS COWBOYS’ running-back TONY DORSETT dashed for a 99-yard gain from scrimmage — an NFL record.
  • 1984, SYRIA, after negotiating with REVEREND JESSE JACKSON, released a captive AMERICAN pilot.

Lady Soul Inducted

  • 1987, ARETHA FRANKLIN (“NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU”) became the first female artist to be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in CLEVELAND. The same day, singer VIC DAMONE (“ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE”) married singer-actress DIAHANN CARROLL (“JULIA”).
  • 1987, ARETHA FRANKLIN (“NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU”) became the first female artist to be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in CLEVELAND. The same day, singer VIC DAMONE (“ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE”) married singer-actress DIAHANN CARROLL (“JULIA”).
  • 1988, MARGARET THATCHER became the century’s longest-serving BRITISH prime minister.
  • 1989, the RUSSIAN-newspaper “IZVESTIA”, formerly a front for the COMMUNIST PARTY, sold its first advertisement.
  • 1990, PRESIDENT BUSH announced PANAMANIAN renegade- general MANUEL NORIEGA had surrendered to UNITED STATES military forces.
  • 1991, in the NHL, the LOS ANGELES KINGS’ WAYNE GRETZKY scored his 700th career goal. The same day, the 102ND CONGRESS convened, facing debates over the PERSIAN GULF CRISIS.
  • 1992, actress DAME JUDITH ANDERSON died at 93. The same day, 32 CUBANS defected to the UNITED STATES by helicopter.

Bush And Yeltsin Signed Start Two

  • 1993, PRESIDENT BUSH and RUSSIAN PRESIDENT YELTSIN signed “START TWO (STRATEGIC ARMS REDUCTION TREATY NUMBER TWO)” — a missile-reduction agreement. The same day, “LOST IN YONKERS” closed at the RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE in NEW YORK after 780 performances; “THE SECRET GARDEN” closed at the ST. JAMES THEATRE in NEW YORK, after 709 performances; and “CATSKILLS ON BROADWAY” closed at the LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE in NEW YORK after 453 performances.
  • 1993, PRESIDENT BUSH and RUSSIAN PRESIDENT YELTSIN signed “START TWO (STRATEGIC ARMS REDUCTION TREATY NUMBER TWO)” — a missile-reduction agreement. The same day, “LOST IN YONKERS” closed at the RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE in NEW YORK after 780 performances; “THE SECRET GARDEN” closed at the ST. JAMES THEATRE in NEW YORK, after 709 performances; and “CATSKILLS ON BROADWAY” closed at the LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE in NEW YORK after 453 performances.
  • 1997, composer BURTON LANE died at 84. The same day on NBC TELEVISION, BRYANT GUMBEL co-hosted his final “TODAY SHOW”.
  • 1998, in NASHVILLE, country-star GRANDPA JONES (“YODEL SONG”)

Last Daily “Peanuts”

  • 2000, CHARLES SHULTZ’S last daily “PEANUTS” comic strip ran in over 2,500 newspapers. New SUNDAY strips continued until FEBRUARY 13TH.
  • 2000, CHARLES SHULTZ’S last daily “PEANUTS” comic strip ran in over 2,500 newspapers. New SUNDAY strips continued until FEBRUARY 13TH.
  • 2003, NEW LINE CINEMA released film-comedy “ABOUT SCHMIDT”, starring JACK NICHOLSON, CATHY BATES, HOPE DAVIS, and DERMOT MULRONEY. The same day, beating the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI in the FIESTA BOWL, 31-24, OHIO STATE became the first NCAA DIVISION I football team to finish the season with 14 victories and no defeats; and football-coach SID GILLMAN died at 91 in CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA.
  • 2005, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH named former presidents GEORGE H.W. BUSH and BILL CLINTON to head an effort to raise tsunami-relief funds.
  • 2009, ISRAELI ground forces invaded PALESTINIAN GAZA. The same day, actor PAT HINGLE died at 84 in CAROLINA BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA.