June 06 1984 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
1985 Body of Nazi criminal, Dr Josef Mengele located & exhumed
1985 Chris Evert wins a grand slam title for 13th straight year (French)
1985 Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1986 Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of the NC State track
team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself
1987 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
1988 George Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II
Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
1989 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
1991 Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store
1992 2nd WLAF World Bowl
2012 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs
June 05 1984 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)
1987 "Nightline" presents it's 1st "Town Meeting" the subject is AIDS &
the show runs until 3:47 AM
1989 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
1989 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"
1989 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Mil Brewers win 5-3
1991 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched
8239 -BC- presumed origin of Mayan Era of Creation
June 04 1982 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
1984 Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
1985 STS 51-G vehicle moves to the launch pad
1985 Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
1986 Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, pleads guilty in US court
1987 Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses, ends streak of 122 cons hurdle wins
1988 Longest game in Balt Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6)
1989 Beijing cop shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
1989 Eastern Europe's 1st somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland
1989 Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
1989 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue
Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
1990 Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
1990 NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx areacode 917
June 03 1981 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after attempt on life
1984 Patty Shoehan wins LPGA by a record 10 strokes
1986 E F Helin discovers asteroid #3767
1987 Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
1988 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony
1989 Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing
1989 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone
1989 Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
1989 Troops in China shoot & kill 100s of students demonstrating
for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
1991 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan. Worst eruption in Japanese history
June 02 1899 Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings
1902 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon
1903 Pirates win a triple header from the Dodgers
1910 1st roundtrip flight over the English Channel (C.S. Rolls, England)
1910 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
1913 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dep't of Labor-RR clerks
1914 Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
1922 Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
June 01 1980 Barbra Striesand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif
1980 H Debehogne discovers asteroids #2543 Machado & #3411
1980 Ted Turner's Cable News Network begins broadcasting
1984 KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
1984 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
1990 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
1990 The Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1991 Mount Pinatubo (Phillipines) erupts for 1st time in 600 years
May 31 0070 Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem
1417 Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
1495 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
1531 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
1564 Battle on Gotland: Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden
1621 Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night
1634 US colony Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony
1659 Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague
1665 Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah
1678 Lady Godiva rides naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes
1696 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius
1727 France, England & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
1744 French troops conquer Kortrijk
1790 US copyright law enacted
1821 Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore
1836 HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope
1837 Astor Hotel (most elaborate in US) opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria
1847 Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
1849 Last edition of Orange sheet "Journal de La Haye"
1853 Elisha Kane's Arctic expedition leaves New York aboard the Advance
1859 Philadelphia A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
1861 General Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line
1861 Mint at New Orleans closes
May 30 1858 Hudson Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked
1862 Battle of Booneville MS - captured General Beauregard evacuates Corinth MS
1862 Battle of Front Royal VA
1864 Battle of Bethesda Church VA
1864 Cavalry fight at Old Church (Totopotomoy Creek) VA
1866 The opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
1868 Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus MS placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves
1872 Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy
1879 92º F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland OH in May
1879 Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden
1883 Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
1889 The brassiere is invented
May 29 1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' homerun out of Connie Mack Stadium
1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
1967 Australian Paul McManus waterskis barefoot for 1:30:19
1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
1968 Manchester United become the first English team to win European Championship soccer tournament beating Benfica of Portugal 4-1 at Wembley after an added 30 minutes
1968 Truth in Lending Act signed into law
1968 UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
1969 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
1970 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1971 "Court Room" by Clarence Carter hits #61
1972 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1973 Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
1973 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles CA
1974 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
May 28 0585 -BC- Thales Miletus predicts solar eclispe Persian-Lydian battle ends
0640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
1037 German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis"
1156 Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet
1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia
1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising
1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with German emperor Charles V
1533 England's archbishop voids King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn's marriage
1539 Hernando de Soto lands in Florida
1608 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
1635 Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V" premieres in Madrid
1664 1st Baptist Church is organized (Boston)
1674 German Parliament declares war on France
1731 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
1741 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty
May 27 1938 Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of England season, earliest to do so
1940 British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)
1941 Allied troops begin evacuating Kreta
1941 FDR proclaimes an "unlimited national emergency" due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor
1941 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
1942 Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor
1942 Hitler orders 10,000 Czechoslovakians murdered
1942 Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim
1942 Top German Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is shot & mortally wounded in Prague
1943 French defiance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris
1943 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry
1944 Allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks)
1944 Japanese advance in Hangkhou China
1944 Jean-Paul Sartre's "Huis Clos" premieres in Paris France
1948 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid
1948 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians
May 26 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1942 Belgian Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942 Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army
1943 1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
1943 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
1943 Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
1944 82nd Airborne division D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste Mère Eglise
1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
1946 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
1946 Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 South Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy
1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London
1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1955 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off Rhode Island, killing
May 25 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1989 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montréal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1989 Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
1991 "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35
1991 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
1991 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 2
1992 Jay Leno becomes permanent host of "The Tonight Show"
1992 New York Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inning, beat Milwaukee Brewers 13-7
1992 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected President of Italy
1994 Emmy 21st Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci not nominated
1996 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
1997 Bell Atlantic Senior Golf Classic
1997 David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth TX
1997 Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #
1997 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
1997 Todd & Mel Stottlemyre become 1st father & son to win 100 games
May 24 1086 Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
1153 Malcolm IV becomes king of Scotland
1300 King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured
1370 Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV
1487 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
1626 Peter Minuit buys Manhattan from Indians for trinkets, valued at $24
1653 German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria
1658 Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought
1660 English king Charles II visits Netherlands
1667 French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
1689 English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
1697 English king Willem III travels through northern Europe
1726 People's revolt due to increase in gin/brandy tax
1738 Methodist Church is established
May 23 1991 Last Cubans troops leave Angola
1991 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Montréal Expos, 2-0
1991 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
1991 US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion
1992 New York Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
1992 President Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees
May 22 1992 India launches its Agni rocket
May 21 1994 South Yemen secedes from Yemen
1994 Sushmita Sen, 18, of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe
May 20 1992 India launches its 1st satellite independently
1992 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in 55.12 seconds
1993 10 meter meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)
May 19 1900 Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago .
1902 Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria .
1964 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in the Moscow embassy .
May 18 1096 Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm .
1291 Sultan of Egypt & his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre.1953 1st woman to break the sound barrier (Jacqueline Cochrane, USA)
1954 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect .
1955 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya NM (state record) .
May 17 1756 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
1787 English slave ship Sisters, from Africa to Cuba, capsizes.
1792 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
1794 Hard frost in southern New England .1910 Canada sets the designs for the 1¢-50¢ coins
May 16 1606 2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia.1881 World's 1st elec tram goes into service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin) .1991 Queen Elizabeth becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress.
May 15 1964 Sporting Portugal wins 4th Europe Cup II at Antwerp.
1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site .1995 China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
May 14 1702 England & Netherlands declares war on France & Spain .
1702 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw.1910 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
.1941 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested .
May 13 1835 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii is established .1888 Brazil abolishes slavery
May 12 1941 Great British convoy marches into Alexandria
1942 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz
1942 David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine
1942 Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River
1942 Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 .
1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in US .
1943 German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender .
May 11 1942 Japanese troops conquer Kalewa.1967 100,000,000th US phone connected
May 10 1503 Columbus discovers Cayman Islands .
1857 Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerutkazerne, Delhi .
May 09 1987 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
May 08 1794 US Post Office established
May 07 1832 Greece becomes independent republic .
1832 Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece .1954 US, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
May 06 1943 British 1st army opens assault on Tunis .1981 US expels Libyan diplomats
May 05 1955 Indies parliament accept hindu-divorce .1944 Gandhi freed from prison
May 04 1494 Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica . 1846 US state of Michigan ends death penalty . 1979 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
May 03 1455 Jews flee Spain . 1845 Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton China .
1846 Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas .
1851 Most of San Fransisco destroyed by fire; 30 die
May 02 1878 US stops minting 20¢ coin . 1926 US military intervenes in Nicaragua .
May 01 1908 World's most intense rain shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) at Portobelo Panamá .1927 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
Apr 30 1955 Imperial Bank of India nationalized .1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
Apr 28 1848 Free last slaves in French colonies .1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title .1989 Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
Apr 27 1526 Mogol King Babur beats sultan of Delhi
, 1937 US Social Security system makes its 1st benefit payment ,1974 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
Apr 25 1898 US declares war on Spain over Cuba
Apr 25 1954 Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (New York NY)
Apr 25 1975 West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm Sweden
Apr 24 1980 US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
Apr 18 1853 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)
Apr 17 1983 India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
1933 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest
1972 - Britain assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland
May 15/1991 Ontario - Angry independent truckers close down 20 km of Highway 401 near Toronto; cause huge traffic jams. 15 May 1980 Ottawa Ontario - Ottawa agrees to extend natural gas pipeline from Montreal to Quebec City. 15-May-1873 The proposal to dis
May 12/1992 Montreal Quebec - Canadas largest charter airline, Nationair, declares bankruptcy.
May 09/1991 Ottawa Ontario - Ottawa and the provinces unveil a 5 year $100 million plan to combat ground-level ozone, a harmful component of city smog.
May 08/1987 BIRTH OF THE LOONIE
Ottawa Ontario - Royal Canadian Mint unveils one-dollar coin to replace the paper dollar; made of nickel, copper and recycled tin, the loonie has a loon engraved on its rear side.
May 07/1988 Moncton NB - Mila Mulroney struck in the stomach by a placard during a labor rally outside a Tory gathering; a man is arrested but no charges are laid.
May 05/1992 Calgary Alberta - William Hopper says Petro-Canada to lay off 1,200 employees by end of 1993; company lost $598 m in 1991; largest corporate loss in the history of Canada
May 03/1991 Charlottetown PEI - Brian Mulroney 1939- promises 500-job GST processing centre for Summerside to help community hard hit by closing of Canadian Forces Base.
May 02/1962 Ottawa Ontario - Canadian dollar officially pegged at US 92.5¢. 2-May-1907 Riots break out in Rawalpindi and East Bengal, spreading to the Punjab .2-May-1930 Riots break out in Amritsar.
May 01/1987 London England - British Customs seizes Air Canada jet at Heathrow Airport after discovering a major hashish shipment from India; plane released after Air Canada pays substantial fine.
Apr 30/1970 Vancouver BC - First computer-controlled CP Rail coal train reaches Roberts Bank from mines in Alberta. 1950 Edmonton Alberta - Construction starts on $95 million Interprovincial Pipeline to carry oil from Alberta to the Lakehead.
Apr 29/1995 Kitchener Ontario - Butchers finish making the worlds longest sausage, with a length of 28.77 miles. 29-April-1639 Delhis Red fort construction commenced by laying the Foundation Stone by Shah Jahan. This fort was completed on May 13, 1646. 29
28-April-1701 John Norris of Britain met Aurangjeb at Parnela in South India. 28-April-1952 The war between Japan and India ended.
Apr 25/1940 Quebec City - Quebec women allowed to vote and run for office in provincial elections, 22 years after women were granted the federal vote. 1867 Tokyo is opened for foreign trade.1933 US & Canada drop Gold Standard .1976 India all out for 97 vs
Apr 24/1985 Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada ruling allows Sunday shopping in most provinces. 1952 Sarnia Ontario - First shipment of oil from Alberta arrives in Ontario by pipeline and lake freighter. 24-April-1929 First non-stop flight from Engl
Apr 22/1980 Ottawa Ontario - Ottawa to boycott 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, to protest Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. 1864 US mints 2¢ coin .1st appearance of In God We Trust .1931 Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty .1969 1st human eye transplant per
Apr 17/1991 Ottawa Ontario - Monique Landry promises Iran $6.5 million to help Kurdish refugees; total Canadian relief of $16.6 million added to $2 million for Turkish camps. 1974 Regina Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan to provide free prescription drugs to pr
Apr 14/1997 Ottawa Ontario - Quebec City lawyer Guy Bertrand places his petition asking for a ruling on the legality of Quebec separation before the Supreme Court of Canada. 1980 Ottawa Ontario - Opening of first session of the 32nd Parliament; until July
Apr 13/1972 Ottawa Ontario -US President Richard Nixon starts two-day visit to Canada; signs Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. 13-April-1699 Khalsa Panth established. 13-April-1796 The first elephant was brought to America from Bengal, India.
10-April-1875 Swami Dayanand Saraswati established the Arya Samaj at Bombay and in 1877 in Lahore. 10-April-1930 Police raid the headquarters of the Indian National Congress, Bombay. 10-April-1993 Student hijackers of IA plane overpowered in Lucknow. 10-A
9-April-1783 Tipu Sultan drives out English from Bednoor, India. 9-April-1965 Fighting breaks out in the Rann of Kutch between Indian and Pakistani troops. Pakistan attacked Indian borders, Sardar Post, Chhar Bet and Beria Bet, this was manned by the Stat
Apr 09/1987 Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada rules that the right to strike is not guaranteed by the constitution.
8-April-1759 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam, India .8-April-1923 Plague in India killed 1,000 in past week. 8-April-1929 Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw two bombs on the Assembly Hall. 8-April-1950 Nehru and Ali Khan sign the Indo-
Apr 07/1989 Ottawa Ontario - Gunman hijacks bus near Montreal and drives it to Parliament Hill, disarmed by police. 7-April-1920 Ravi Shankar Bhattacharya, renowned Sitar player (Sounds of India)was born in Banaras, India.
6-April-1606 Khusru Prince and his father Jahangir rebelled and fled from Agra. 6-April-1968 Indira Gandhi,PM, inaugurated the construction of Bokaro Steel Plant. 6-April-2000 The Government permits use of LPG as auto fuel.
Apr 05/1966 China - Canada signs three-year deal to sell $550 million worth of wheat to China.
Apr 04/1917 Victoria BC - British Columbia gives women the provincial vote. 1893 Toronto Ontario - Opening of the new Ontario Legislature in Queens Park .1899 South Africa all out 35 vs England.1905 Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 370,000 .
Apr 03/1930 Stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games
Mar 27/1924 Ottawa Ontario - Canada recognizes the U.S.S.R. 1790 The shoelace invented . 1941 Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years . 1982 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match vs Sri Lanka at Lahore
26-March-1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies. 1942 Indira Gandhi, third Prime Minister of India, was married to Feroze Gandhi.
Mar 26/1995 Ottawa Ontario - Ottawa passes legislation ordering 30,000 striking railway employees back to work, ending nation-wide week of chaos for travellers, commuters and shippers.
Mar 25/1668 1st horse race in America takes place .1996 Canada - Jean Chrétiens Liberal Party wins 5 federal bye-elections, the Bloc Quebecois 1.1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia) .1969 Pakistan General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub
Mar 24/1975 Ottawa Ontario - Parliament passes act making the beaver the official symbol of Canada.
Mar 21/1991 Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court rules 9-0 that fetus not legal person; no guarantee to life under Criminal Code; upholds BC Court of Appeal ruling.
Mar 20/1939 Brian Mulroney 1939-
lawyer, politician, born in Baie Comeau, Quebec.20-March-1920 Usha Mehta, freedom fighter, was born at Satara. Her name is closely attached with freedom movement via Bombay Radio .20-March-1977 General Election (6th) of I
Nar 18/1892 LORD STANLEY DONATES A CUP
Montreal Quebec - Former Governor General Lord Stanley says he will donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions; aw
Mar 15/1990 Ottawa Ontario - Solicitor General Pierre Cadieux announces that Sikhs in the RCMP can wear turbans and other religious garb while in uniform.
Mar 12/1496 Jews are expelled from Syria .1609 Bermuda becomes an English colony .1755 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine.1789 US Post Office established .1799 Austria declares war on France.1938 Nazi Germany invades Austria.
11-March-1971 Indira Gandhi wins majority in Parliament. 11-March-1990 Darbarsingh, former Chief Minister of Punjab, passed away.
Ottawa Ontario - Environment Canada starts issuing weekly ozone warnings.1981
Ottawa Ontario - US President Ronald Reagan visits Ottawa; US agrees to ease social security eligibility claims, for those who have worked in both countries.11-Mar
Mar 10/1624 England declares war on Spain
Toronto Ontario - Toronto Maple Leafs achieve longest undefeated streak in their history, winning or tying 18 games in a row.
9-March-1500 Pedro Cabral departs from Pourtugol with 13 ships to India. 9-March-1966 India yields to Sikh demand for Punjab-speaking state
Mar 07/1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
Mar 05/1945 San Francisco California - US, China, Soviet Union and Britain invite Canada to attend founding United Nations Conference.
Mar 04/1982 WILSON FIRST WOMAN ON THE SUPREME COURT
Ottawa Ontario - Bertha Wilson 1933- appointed first woman to sit on Supreme Court of Canada; Ontario Court of Appeal Justice; resigned Jan, 1991
Mar 03/1964 Ottawa Ontario - Parliament approves change of name of Trans-Canada Air Lines to Air Canada; to take effect January 1, 1965.
Mar 03/1982 Ottawa Ontario - Statistics Canada confirms that Canada entered a recession in 1982.
Mar 02/1976 Toronto Ontario - Time magazine puts out last Canadian edition; loses advertising after Ottawa changes tax laws.
Mar 01/1995 Toronto Ontario - Real estate developer Bramalea Inc. seeks court protection from its creditors; for the second time in the 1990s.
Feb 29/1944 Myanmar - British and Indian troops, with some Canadians, finally drive the Japanese invaders from Burma
Feb 27/1996 In the Jain hawala case, non bailable warrants of arrest issued against 10 politicians including BJP leader L.K. Advani, former Dy. PM Devi Lal and former Union Ministers.
Feb 27/1991 Iraq - Coalition under US General Norman Schwarzkopf proclaims victory over Iraq in the six-week Gulf War; Canadian troops start to return home after combat operations cease; Canada sent a total of 2,400 troops, 26 fighter planes, 3 warships a
Feb 26/1979 Manitoba/Saskatchewan - Total solar eclipse crosses western Canada, casting a moving shadow 250 km wide.
Feb 25/1982 Ottawa Ontario - House of Commons starts inquiry into bank profits, in wake of record interest rates.
Feb 04/1783 Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy),1797 Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 40,000.1976 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
Feb 03/1947 BBRRRRR!!!
Snag Yukon - Thermometers in Snag register -64C (-83F), the lowest temperature recorded in Canada; likely the lowest temperature on record in North America.
Feb 02/1976 Ottawa Ontario - Ottawa signs agreements with Newfoundland and PEI to put public employees under the federal AIB - Anti-Inflation Board.
Feb 01/1983 Canada - New channels first available on cable as pay TV launched in Canada; First Choice, Superchannel and C-Channel.
31-January-1963 Peacock declared as National Bird of India.
31-January-1960 Milkha Singh at Lahore sets record for 200m in 20.7s.
31-January-1561 Akbars Vajir-E-Ajam Bairam Khan was assassinated at Patan, Gujarat by an Afghan assassin Mubarak Khan Lohani ( whose father was slain by Bairam Khan) in the battle of Machiwara.
Jan 30/1990 Ottawa Ontario - Finance Minister Michael Wilson gets 7% Goods and Services Tax bill through first reading in the Commons; to start January, 1991.
1975 Toronto Ontario - Ontario starts Wintario lottery to raise money for recreation and cult
Jan 29/1996 Quebec Quebec - Lucien Bouchard sworn in as Premier of Quebec; former Bloc Quebecois Leader replaces Jacques Parizeau.
Jan 28/28-January-1846 British forcibly separate Kashmir from the Sikhs and sell it to the Maharaja of Jammu for 1,000,000 pounds after the Battle of Allwal.
Jan 27/1994 Ottawa Ontario - Toronto area MP Jag Bhaduria quits the Liberal caucus to sit as an independent, after it was revealed he had falsified his academic background.
Jan 26/1950 India becomes a republic ceasing to be a British dominion
25-January-1914 Gandhi reaches agreement with South African Union govt. on treatment of Indian nationals at South Africa. 25-January-1995 India and South Africa sign three pacts to forge special ties.
Jan 24/1939 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
Jan 23/1995 Toronto Ontario - Ontario Court of Appeal acquits Guy-Paul Morin of 1984 sex-slaying of his nine-year-old neighbor, Christine Jessop of Queensville, Ontario; ruling on basis of new DNA evidence.
Canada - Liberal Alexander Mackenzie 1822-1892 defeats John A. Macdonald in the second Canadian general election, 138 seats to 67; of a total 206 seats. Macdonald suffered from the Pacific Scandal revelations.
Jan 21/1992 Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court starts review of David Milgaard murder conviction in the death of Saskatoon nursing aide Gail Miller; he will be freed April 16th, after 22 years in jail, when the Court finds a miscarriage of justice.
Jan 18/1896 1st demonstration of an x-ray machine in the US, New York City NY
Jan 17/1917 US pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands
1991 Iraq fires 8 SCUD missiles on Israel - 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn
1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
Jan 16/1970 Ottawa Ontario - Cabinet accepts federal policy paper recommendations;.appoints Commission to oversee conversion from Imperial to International (Metric) System of Units.
13-January-1849 Sikhs again lost in Chillianwala in India but British suffered heavy casualties.
13-January-1709 Bahadhur Shah I defeated his brother Kam Bakhsh at Hydrabad as the Mughal Emperor consolidated his position.
12-January-1993 Police firing at 15 places in Bombay; four foreign militants arrested.
Jan 12/1981 Ottawa Ontario - Justice Minister Jean Chretien - rewrites the Charter of Rights in proposed constitutional package, giving the provinces more power.
Jan 11/1972 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
Jan 10/1839 Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
Jan 10/1993 Oakville Manitoba - 400 Oakville residents return home after three week exile in shelters and motels; as risk from toxic chemicals released in a train derailment.
1997 Seoul Korea - Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien starts visit to South Korea.
Jan 08/1996 Toronto Ontario - Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin announces he is quitting federal politics to run for the job of provincial Liberal leader and Premier of Newfoundland.
Jan 07/1761 Battle at Panipat India Afghan army beats Mahratten
Jan 06/1978 Montreal Quebec - Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada to move head office from Montreal to Toronto.
Jan 05/1982 Ottawa Ontario - Ottawa bans hiring skilled foreign workers in several mining, manufacturing and construction sectors; to protect Canadian jobs
Jan 04/1932 British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
Jan 03/1802 Sydney Nova Scotia - 300 Scottish Highlanders arrive in Sydney to settle.
Jan 02/1983 JOE CLARK RESIGNS
Ottawa Ontario - Joe Clark 1939- resigns as Leader of the Opposition after getting support of only 2/3 of delegates at Winnipeg; Erik Neilsen interim leader; calls leadership convention.
Dec 31/1600 British East India Company chartered
1781 Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens
Dec 30/1988 Ottawa Ontario - The Senate passes the bill approving the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement.
Dec 29/1967 PARLIAMENT VOTES TO END DEATH PENALTY
Ottawa Ontario - Parliament drops death penalty for murder, except policemen or prison guards; for five-year trial period.
Dec 26/1862 1st US navy hospital ship enters service
Dec 25/1971 Ottawa Ontario - Justin Pierre Trudeau born; second child born to a Prime Minister while in office; Mary Macdonald the first, in 1869.
Dec 23/1966 Ottawa Ontario - Royal Canadian Mint announces that dimes, quarters and 50-cent pieces will be struck from nickel instead of the more costly silver.
Dec 22/1994.Sardar Joginder Singh Tatla (1924-1994 )passed away in Hydrabad India
Dec 21/1990 Ottawa Ontario - Jean Chrétien becomes Leader of the Opposition.
Sindhia arrested Gulam Qadir and killed him.
Central Bank of India established.
Dec 20/1971 Pakistan President Yahya Khan resigns
Dec 19/1956 Bonn Germany - Canadian and West Germany sign agreement to train 360 West German aircrew in Canada.
Dec 18/1971 Windsor Ontario - Thieves steal over $1 million from Windsor branch of the Royal Bank; 6 arrested several days later.
Dec 17/1992 MULRONEY SIGNS FREE TRADE DEAL
Ottawa Ontario - Brian Mulroney 1939- signs North American Free Trade Accord at ceremony on Parliament Hill; George Bush and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari sign in separate ceremonies; deal still mu
Dec 16/1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan
Dec 15/1791 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
Dec 14/1901 1st table tennis tournament is held at the London Royal Aquarium
Dec 13/1995 Montreal Quebec - New Montreal Forum named the Centre Molson.
Dec 12/1989 Revelstoke BC - CP Rail runs first regular freight train through 14.5 km Mount MacDonald Tunnel, the longest rail tunnel in the Americas.
Dec 10/1987 Montreal Quebec - First death from eating tainted mussels in Montreal.
Dec 07/1941 WAR WITH JAPAN
Ottawa Ontario - Canada the first of the Western allies to declare war on Japan, Finland, Hungary, and Rumania; shortly after Japanese bomb US base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. US, Britain and other allied countries follow the nex
Dec 06/1921 CANADIAN WOMEN EXERCISE FIRST FEDERAL VOTE
Dec 05 /1987 Montreal Quebec - Hydro-Quebec signs a long-term $7.2 billion supply contract with the state of Vermont.
Dec 03/1917 Ste-Foy, Quebec - First train crosses the new Quebec Bridge.
2-December-1965 Border Security Force came into existence.
Dec 01/1969 Canada - Police forces bring in breathalyzer testing to take blood alcohol levels of suspected impaired drivers.
Nov 30/November-1759 Alamgir was murdered by his minister Imad-ul-Mulk.
Nov 28/1812 BRITISH AND CANADIANS BEAT BACK AMERICANS
Fort Erie Ontario - - British and Canadian militia drive back a second American attempt to cross Niagara River at Fort Erie; War of 1812.
27-November-1001 Sultan Mehmud of Ghazni began his first real expedition to India by defeating the Hindu King Jaipal. He won Afghanisthan and Punjab in Peshawar battle. This was the first major Muslim conquest in India.
Nov 27/1975 Ottawa Ontario - National Defence to buy fleet of new long-range patrol aircraft for almost $1 billion; plus modern tanks for European land forces.
Nov 26/If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
Nov 25/1986 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal
22-November-1718 Durgadas Rathore, social reformer, died on the banks of the Sipra at Ujjain.
Nov21/1988 Canada - Brian Mulroney 1939- wins federal election with 169 seats to 83 Liberal; 43 NDP; 0 other; ran on a platform of Free Trade with the US.
Nov 21/1989 Moscow Russia - Brian Mulroney 1939- makes an official state visit to the USSR.
Nov 19/1949 Ottawa Ontario - Canadian dollar devalued by l0%.
Nov 17/1992 Ottawa Ontario - Justice Minister Kim Campbell says Ottawa to pay up to 80 victims of brainwashing $100,000 each on compassionate grounds; experiments by Dr. Ewen Cameron at McGill in early 1960s funded by Canada, CIA.
Nov 16/1983 MARGARET CALLS IT QUITS
Ottawa Ontario - Margaret Trudeau 1947- files for divorce from Prime Minister Trudeau; granted April 2, 1984.
Nov 15/1977 President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
Nov 14/1849 TORONTO THE CAPITAL OF CANADA
Toronto Ontario - Toronto, Upper Canada becomes the new seat of the Union government; after a Tory mob had burned the Montreal Parliament buildings
Nov 13/1990 Montreal Quebec - Montreal invests $15 million to save the Expos baseball team.
12-November-1969 Indira Gandhi, who was expelled from Congress for indiscipline during President elections, made a large split and formed her own Congress Party with Jagjivan Ram as President. The party is recognised as Congress (I).
Nov 12/1975 Toronto Ontario - 8,800 Toronto teachers go on strike at 135 high schools.
Nov 09/1904 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
Nov 08/1983 Europe - Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1919- meets leaders of France, Holland, Belgium, West Germany, Britain, and Pope John Paul II; on 3 day European peace mission.
Nov 02/1970 Ottawa Ontario - Canada announces further bans on sale of weapons to South Africa.
Nov 01/1954 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
Oct 31/1950 Thunder Bay, Ontario - Completion of 1,770 km oil pipeline from Edmonton to Lake Superior.
29-October-1930 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is sent back to prison for two yearrs following a speech he made at Allahabad the day after his release from jail.
Oct 29/1975 Vancouver BC - Vancouver has one of its greatest one day October rainfalls, as 60.7 mm falls
26-October-1946 27 die as violence between Hindus and Muslims continued in Calcutta.
24-October-1605 Jahangir became the fourth Emperor of Mughal Empire at Agra.
Oct 22/1936 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
Oct 19/1987 BLACK MONDAY MARKET MELTDOWN
Toronto Ontario - The Toronto Stock Exchange follows New York down, as a crashing stock market leads to global financial panic. The TSE 300 Index drops 407 points, and the Dow Jones plunges 508.32 points, or 22.62
Oct 17/1969 Ottawa Ontario - Pierre Elliot Trudeau 1919- introduces the Official Languages Act in Parliament.; legislation will require all federal departments, commissions and agencies to use both English and French in dealings with the public.
Oct 16/1848 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
Oct 15/1992 New Delhi, India - Talwinder Singh Palmar d1992 killed in gun battle with Indian police; prime suspect in 1985 bombing of Air India jet; Sikh militant arrested in 1985 but later released.
14-October-1884 Lala Har Dayal, revolutionary, nationalist and freedom fighter, was born at Delhi. 14 Oct-1989 Election Commission accepted Shiv Sena as a political party.
Oct 13/1943 Italy declares war on former ally Germany
Oct 12/1975 Ottawa Ontario - Canada Post workers go on strike.
11-October-1737 A violent earthquake and cyclone hit Calcutta which claimed 3,00,000 lives.
Oct 11/1968 Washington DC - US pays Canada $52.1 million for BC flood control benefits from Columbia River project
Oct 10/1973 China - Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1919- starts six-day visit to China, where he meets with Chairman Mao Tse-Tung; first visit by a Canadian Prime Minister.
Oct 09/1990 Montreal Quebec - Air Canada announces layoff of 2,900 employees; blames recession and rising oil prices
Oct 08/1971 Ottawa Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada rules Indian woman cannot be deprived of Indian status because of marriage to non-Indian; under the Bill of Rights.
Oct 07/1997 Montreal Quebec - RCMP ordered to make reparations of $2 million to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney for defamatory accusations released during the Airbus enquiry.
Oct 05/1984 Cape Canaveral Florida - Marc Garneau 1949- becomes first Canadian in space on board Space Shuttle Challenger Flight STS-41G;
Oct 04/1988 Washington DC - Nine Canadians victimized by CIA brainwashing experiments at McGill University in the 1950s reach out-of-court settlement, sharing $750,000 award.
oct 02/1980 Ottawa Ontario - Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1919- says he will unilaterally patriate constitution, and amend it by adding Charter of Rights; debate starts in House of Commons Oct. 6.
Oct 01/1992 Ottawa Ontario - Statistics Canada says first-time bride aged 26 in 1990, 22.6 in 1971; groom 27.9, 24.9; first marriages 77%, 90% in 1971; 7.1/1000 people; 7.9 in 1921.
30-September-1981 Pakistan Commando soldiers release 66 hostages in Lahore from five Khalistan hijackers and activists of the Dal Khalsa International.
Sept 28/1993 Montreal Quebec - Bell Canada announces 5,000 job cuts.
Sept 27/1990 Ottawa Ontario - Brian Mulroney 1939- increases the size of the Senate to 112, appointing 8 new senators: now 54 PCs, 52 Liberals; to stop Senate from blocking GST.
Sept 26/1993 Niagara Falls, Ontario - Dave Munday takes his second plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel; 53-year-old diesel mechanic from Caistor Centre, Ontario, the first person to make two trips over the Falls; previous trip in 1985.
Sept 25/1983 Ottawa Ontario - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrives in Canada for 3-day state visit.
Sept 20/1984 Ottawa Ontario - Pope John Paul II holds huge outdoor mass on LeBreton flats in Ottawa before returning to Vatican; on papal visit to Canada.
Sept 18/1989 OPP ARREST BOB RAE
Temagami Ontario - Ontario NDP Leader Bob Rae arrested with 15 others in Temagami Wilderness Society anti-logging blockade near a stand of old-growth white pines. An Ontario Supreme Court ruling Sept. 14 had rejected a pro
16-September-1913 Kasturba Gandhi was arrested.
Sept 16/1914 CANADA GETS AN AIR FORCE
Ottawa Ontario - Sir Sam Hughes sets up the first Canadian military air service, the Canadian Aviation Corps; forerunner of the RCAF.
Sept 15/1992 Somalia - Canadian planes deliver 10 loads of 150 tonnes of relief supplies to famine-ravaged Somalia; three C-130 cargo planes and 71 personnel supporting Red Cross and UN.
Sept 14/1990 Ottawa Ontario - Brian Mulroney 1939- sends squadron of F-18 fighter jets, with 450 pilots and flight crew, to Persian Gulf"; raises to $74 million Canadian aid to Kuwaiti refugees.
Sept 13/1981 FIRST TERRY FOX RUN
Canada - Eight hundred Canadian communities participate in the first Terry Fox 10k Run to raise money for cancer research. One year earlier, the 23 year old Fox was forced to end his Marathon of Hope in Thunder Bay, when
Sept 12/1983 Ottawa Ontario - Canada expels 2 Soviet diplomats for trying to obtain prohibited high technology equipment.
9-September-1812 The first paper currency was issued by the Bank of Bengal. The notes of this bank were later printed by Perkins, Heath & Co. in England. They can be distinguished into at least 10 different types. They were issued in a wide range of denom
8-September-1935 Asha Bhosle, famous playback singer, was born.
Sept 07/1993 Ottawa Ontario - Prime Minister Kim Campbell dissolves Parliament; will call an election the following day.
Sept 05/1990 Montreal Quebec - Mercier Bridge through the Kanawake reserve opens after 55-day Mohawk standoff.
Sept 04/1984 Also On This Day...
Brian Mulroney 1939- wins the federal election in a landslide against opponents Liberal John Turner and New Democrat Ed Broadbent.His PC Party takes a record 212 of 282 seats, to 40 Liberal; 30 NDP; 1 other
Sept 03/1989 Toronto Ontario - One pilot killed as two Snowbirds jets collide during Canadian National Exhibition airshow; other pilot ejects safely over Lake Ontario.
Sep 02/1995 Toronto Ontario - British Nimrod plane plunges into Lake Ontario before horrified spectators during the annual airshow at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto; seven RAF crew members killed.
1-September-1947 Indian Standard Time was adopted.
Aug 30/1987 Rome Italy - Toronto sprinter Ben Johnson runs the 100m dash at the world track and field championships in a world record 9.83, cutting one-tenth of a second from the previous record of 9.93 set by Calvin Smith four years earlier; record later
Aug 28/1992 Ottawa Ontario - Defence Minister Marcel Masse says Canada prepared to send 750 troops to Somalia to help relieve famine and civil war.
26-August-1984 An Indian Airlines Boeing with 68 passengers and a crew of six hijacked to Lahore. The 12 Sikh hijackers then surrendered to the authorities in the U.A.E and released all the passengers.
25-August-1948 Jana Gana Mana to be the provisional National Anthem till Constituent Assembly made a final decision.
Aug 24/1814 BRITISH TORCH WASHINGTON, AVENGE BURNING OF TORONTO
Washington DC - Major-General Robert Ross leads 4,000 troops in attack on Washington; British burn the Capitol, White House, National Library and other government buildings; to retaliate fo
Aug 23/1988 Ottawa Ontario - Canada Post workers go on strike.
Aug 21/2017 Canada - The next total solar eclipse visible from Canada will happen on this day.
Aug 20/1987 Ottawa Ontario - Federal government slaps a total ban on smoking in public service offices, starting Jan. 1, 1988. Smoking by government employees at all public service counters ends immediately.
Aug 19/1992 Calgary Alberta - Petro-Canada to sell 37% stake in Westcoast Energy to finance Hibernia expenses; wants to sell 10% of Hibernia holding after Gulf share sold.
Aug 18/1960 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Aug 16/1898 Roller coaster patented
Aug 09/1988 Edmonton Alberta - Wayne Gretzky traded by Edmonton Oiler owner Peter Pocklington to Los Angeles Kings with two other players; Oilers get Jimmy Carson, top draft choice Martin Gelinas, 3 other first-round draft choices and a reputed $15-20 mil
Aug 06/1990 United Nations New York - Canada agrees to join trade embargo against Iraq ordered by UN security Council; fear of similar aggression toward Saudi Arabia