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Events and People Who Made History on November 4

10th Century

922 - Richarius becomes bishop of Luik

16th Century

1501 - Philip de Blank and 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 - Spanish defeat Walloons and take Antwerp Belgium

17th Century

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 - Mass uses death penalty for denying that Saint Copybook is God's word
1675 - Storm hits about West-Europe: flood in Amsterdam

18th Century

1771 - Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant," premieres in Paris

19th Century

1841 - 1st wagon train arrives in California
1842 - Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois
1845 - 1st nationally observed uniform election day in US
1846 - Benjamin Palmer patents artificial leg
1854 - Lighthouse forms on Alcatraz Island
1856 - James Buchanan elected U.S. president
1861 - University of Washington founded in Seattle
1862 - Richard Gatling patents Gatling gun
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 San Francisco patents gold crown
1874 - Samuel J. Tilden elected governor of New York
1875 - "Pacific" collides with "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 dies
1875 - Tonga adopts constitution
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
1880 - 1st cash register patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton Ohio
1884 - Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for 1st President term
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

20th Century

1901 - Clyde Fitch' "Way of the World," premieres in New York City
1904 - 1st stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)
1905 - Harbor strike against importing grain elevators in Rotterdam
1908 - Brooklyn Academy of Music, opens in New York City
1909 - Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
1910 - Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Australia (vs. South Australia) It rained
1911 - Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma
1911 - France and Germany signs treaty about Morocco and Congo
1914 - Russia declares Turkey the war
1914 - Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete," New York City)
1918 - Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors
1922 - Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1924 - British Labour government of MacDonald, resigns
1924 - California legalizes pro boxing (illegal since 1914)
1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st U.S. female Governor (Wyoming)
1924 - U.S. president Calvin Coolidge re-elected
1928 - Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua
1929 - John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square," premieres in New York City
1931 - Jean Genet's "Judith," premieres in Paris
1933 - Bradman scores 200 NSW vs. Queensland, 184 minutes, 26 fours
1933 - Hermann Goering and 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
1939 - 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill
1939 - U.S. allows "cash and carry" arms sales during WW II
1940 - Eggs and cake rationed in Netherlands
1942 - 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afr corps draws back out Fuka-posing
1943 - France arrests government of Lebanon
1944 - German troops reconquer Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1944 - RAF bombs Dinteloord, 54 killed
1946 - "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 72 performances
1946 - U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization formed
1948 - T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature
1949 - "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
1950 - "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 4 performances
1950 - "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 269 performances
1950 - Indonesian troops reconquer Ambonese capital Ambon
1950 - U.S. troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
1951 - 9th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 9 -2 at Pinehurst CC NC
1951 - New York Giants and New York Yankees score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
1951 - Vijay Merchant scores 154 vs. England in his last Test Cricket innings
1952 - Earthquake and flood strike Kamshatka-South America
1952 - Eisenhower (R) elected 34th President beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
1953 - Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Philadelphia 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 New York City for 888 performances
1954 - Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1956 - 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest
1956 - Israel captures Straits of Tiran and reach Suez Canal Egypt
1956 - U.S.S.R. sends tanks into Hungary and threatens to bomb Budapest
1957 - 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
1958 - Angelo G. Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
1958 - Belgian government of Eyskens, resigns
1958 - Democrats win U.S. congressional election
1959 - Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
1960 - "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe
1961 - Karamanlis becomes premier of Greece
1962 - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1962 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - John Lennon utters his infamous "Rattle your jewelry" line
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 and Al Fatah-arm forces
1968 - WRDU (now WPTF) TV chan 28 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (NBC) 1st broadcast
1968 - WTOG TV channel 44 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1970 - Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
1972 - Bangladesh adopts constitution
1972 - Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
1973 - 1000s commemorates former premier Georgios Papandreou
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1973 - M. Medoff's "When you Comin' Back, Red Ryder?," premieres in New York City
1973 - New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
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 and McCovey, available
1977 - U.N. Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
1978 - 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, and Darrell Evans, available
1978 - Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran U
1978 - Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)
1978 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 - 500 Iranian "students" seize U.S. 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
1980 - Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time home run run king with 868, retires
1980 - Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards
1981 - Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," premieres in New York City
1981 - Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 seconds 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 and Miami for 1988 and Minneapolis and Orlando for 1989
1988 - 1st NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
1989 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
1989 - Orlando Magic's 1st NBA game, loses to Nets, 111-106
1989 - Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
1990 - 20th New York City Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
1990 - 21st New York City Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
1990 - "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert New York City for 225 performances
1990 - Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic
1990 - Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
1990 - Secretary of State James Baker visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
1991 - Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain
1992 - New York Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
1992 - New York Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
1993 - Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror false report his diet
1993 - Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett
1993 - "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 37 performances
1994 - Soyuz TM-20 lands in Kazahkstan
1994 - United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
1995 - 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province vs. N Transvaal
1995 - "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater New York City after 221 performances
1995 - Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat Los Angeles Lakers 103-89

21st Century

2001 - World Series, Arizona Diamondbacks beat New York Yankees 4 games to 3
2008 - Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States
2008 - Joe Biden is elected the 47th Vice President of the United States


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