This Day In History (05. 06. 2018)

  • 1312 Pope Clement V closes Council of Vienna.
  • 1527 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance.
  • 1529 Battle at Gogra: Mughal Emperor Babur beats Afghans and Bengals.
  • 1541 King Henry VIII orders a bible in English be placed in every church in England.
  • 1604 Leon VII Spanish poet’s first poem is published: La Cocina.
  • 1682 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.
  • 1757 Battle of Prague: Frederick II of Prussia’s forces defeat Austrian army.
  • 1835 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).
  • 1851 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce starts.
  • 1902 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die.
  • 1903 Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers.
  • 1910 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
  • 1933 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8.
  • 1941 Joseph Stalin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1954 Roger Bannister of the UK becomes the 1st person to run a 4 minute mile, recording 3:59:4 at Iffley Road, Oxford.
  • 1957 Pulitzer prize awarded to John F. Kennedy (Profiles in Courage).
  • 1960 US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960.
  • 1974 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns amidst controversy over his aide Günter Guillaume’s ties with the Stasi (East German secret service).
  • 1984 Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle.
  • 1987 Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH.
  • 1990 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina.
  • 1994 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 1994 Nelson Mandela and the ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa’s first post apartheid election.
  • 1997 Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 2001 During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
  • 2002 Entrepreneur Elon Musk founds SpaceX.
  • 2007 “Shrek the Third” directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres in Westwood Ca.
  • 2012 François Hollande elected 24th President of France.
  • 2013 The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales.
  • 2017 France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory.

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