$10.00
This Day - EVERY DAY - in History (a 366-Item Geeklist, Eventually)
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
355 
 Thumb up
40.02
 tip
 Hide
I'm a sucker for "this day in history" things. Not just the big events, but the little ones, too, like the invention of the whatchamacallit, or the birth of Prince Skepticus of Erewhon.

So I had the probably-delusional idea that a geeklist, to proceed day-by-day, eventually hitting 366 items (too bad 2011 isn't a leap-year; but in order not to ignore 1/1461st of history, I'll cover Feb 29, too), might be of interest to... well, at least to ME.

So here goes. I have gone back to January 1 since the year is still young, to give this list a running start. I won't necessarily add every day on the actual day, but I won't get AHEAD of the calendar, I can promise you that! I disabled adding items, but allowed comments, so if somebody has an interesting tidbit about a given date, it can be added as a comment.

No doubt this list won't remain at the top of Geeklist hotness for an entire year, so you should subscribe if you want to know how it comes out.

Note #1: If I go back to a past entry to add something I missed the first time, additions will be italicized.

Note #2: The historical event linked to the game will be in bold...

Note #3: Sometimes, I will shorten things a little bit, rather than type a long dissertation about a particular event.

Navigating this geeklist:

Page 1 January 1st
Page 2 January 26th
Page 3 February 20th
Page 4 March 16th
Page 5 April 10th
Page 6 May 5th
Page 7 May 30th
Page 8 June 24th
Page 9 July 19th
Page 10 August 13th
Page 11 September 7th
Page 12 October 2nd
Page 13 October 27th
Page 14 November 21st
Page 15 December 16th
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
[1]  Prev «  8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12  Next »  [15] | 
226. Board Game: No Peace Without Spain! [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:2305]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 13

900: Zwentibold, King of Lotharingia, killed by Count Reginar I of Hainault

1516: France and Spain sign Treaty of Noyon (War of the League of Cambrai)

1521: Hernán Cortés captures Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital

1642: Christiaan Huygens discovers Mars' south pole ice cap

1655: Johann Christoph Denner, credited as inventor of the clarinet, born in Leipzig, Saxony

1704: An Anglo-Austrian force led by Duke of Marlborough routs the French and their Bavarian allies at Battle of Blenheim (War of the Spanish Succession)

1792: Louis XVI, already being held, formally arrested and declared an enemy of the people (French Revolution)

1878: First victim of a yellow fever outbreak dies in Memphis, Tennessee, by the end of the outbreak 20,000 people in the American southeast had died

1899: Alfred Hitchcock born in London

1913: First stainless steel cast in Sheffield, England

1913: Otto Witte, a circus acrobat, is crowned King of Albania - or at least, so Witte claims

1920: Battle of Warsaw between Poles and Soviets begins; Poles ultimately win the battle (Polish-Soviet War)

1926: Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary leader, born in Biran, Cuba

1937: Battle of Shanghai between Japan and Chinese Nationalists begins; one of the biggest and bloodiest battles of the war

1940: Adlertag (Eagle Day) - Germany steps up its air offensive against Britain, with the aim of destroying RAF Fighter Command to facilitate Sea Lion (WW2)

1942: Bambi premieres in New York

1960: First two-way telephone conversation by satellite happens with help of Echo 1, a balloon satellite

2008: Michael Phelps swims to win his 10th and 11th Olympic gold medals, a record
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
227. Board Game: The Alaska Game of Trivia [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 14

1385: A badly outnumbered Portuguese force, with English allies, rout Castilians and Aragonese, French, Italian allies at Battle of Aljubarrota, preserving the infant John I on the Portuguese throne

1592: Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin destroys a Japanese fleet at Battle of Hansan Island (Imjin War)

1784: Grigory Shelikhov, a fur trader, founds Three Saints Bay on Kodiak Island, the first permanent Russian settlement in Alaska

1848: Oregon Territory organized

1880: Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed, 632 years after construction began

1885: First patent in Japan issued, for antifouling paint for ship hulls

1894: First wireless transmission of information using Morse code demonstrated at a meeting of the British Association at Oxford

1900: Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing (Boxer Rebellion)

1912: US Marines invade Nicaragua

1916: Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary (WW1)

1917: China declares war on Germany (WW1)

1921: Tannu Tuva established as an independent republic (a Soviet satellite, eventually annexed in 1944)

1935: President Franklin Roosevelt signs Social Security Act; poverty among the elderly begins to decline

1936: Last public execution in United States takes place in Owensborough, Kentucky

1936: Trevor Bannister, actor, born in Durrington, England; Mr. Lucas on Are You Being Served?

1941: US president Roosevelt and British prime minister Churchill sign the Atlantic Charter, detailing post-war aims (note: US still neutral...) (WW2)

1945: Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender; US president Truman announces Japan's surrender (note: this was August 15 in Japan)

1947: Pakistan becomes independent

1950: Gary Larson, cartoonist, born in Tacoma, Washington; you know The Far Side

1953: Whiffleball invented in Shelton, Connecticut

1967: Marine Broadcasting Offences Act 1967 becomes law in United Kingdom, banning off-shore pirate radio station broadcasts

1974: Turkey invades Cyprus

1980: In Gdansk, Poland, workers seize the Lenin Shipyard in a strike; demand pay hikes and right to form non-communist unions

1985: Michael Jackson wins rights to most of the Beatles' catalog, for $47 million

1994: French intelligence operatives capture terrorist Carlos the Jackal in Khartoum, Sudan

2003: Major blackout over eastern US and parts of Canada; 50 million people affected
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
228. Board Game: Amusement Land [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 15

778: Roland, famous Frankish military leader and subject of song and stories, killed at Battle of Roncevaux Pass against the Basques

927: Saracens capture and destroy Taranto (southern Italy)

1057: Malcolm Canmore slays Scottish King Macbeth (who earlier killed Malcolm's father, King Duncan) at Battle of Lumphanan

1261: Michael VIII Palaiologos crowned Byzantine Emperor, formally founding the Palaiologos dynasty that lasted until the end of the Empire (1453)

1309: Knights of St John conquer Rhodes

1461: Empire of Trebizond surrenders to Mehmed II the Ottoman sultan; it had broken away from the Byzantine Empire in 1204

1483: Pope Sixtus consecrates the Sistine Chapel

1519: Panama City in Panama founded

1769: Napoleone di Buonaparte born in Ajaccio, Corsica (then a new French possession); you may know him as Napoleon Bonaparte

1771: Sir Walter Scott, writer (Ivanhoe, etc), born in Edinburgh

1843: Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen opens; it's the second oldest still operating such park in the world, the oldest one is Dyrehavsbakken also in Denmark, opened to the public in 1756

1863: Royal Navy warships bombard Kagoshima (Japan) after being fired on

1877: Thomas Edison suggests saying "hello" for a telephone greeting; apparently, Alexander Graham Bell had been considering "ahoy, ahoy"

1911: Crisco introduced

1914: Panama Canal opens for shipping - SS Ancon is the first vessel to transit

1914: Japan issues an ultimatum to Germany; it's ignored and Japan later enters the war and takes German possessions in the Pacific and China (WW1)

1935: Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash near Point Barrow, Alaska

1944: Allies land in southern France (WW2)

1945: Japanese hear the (recorded) voice of the Emperor on the radio for the first time, announcing Japan's surrender (WW2)

1947: India gains independence from Britain

1948: Republic of Korea (aka, South Korea) proclaimed

1954: Alfredo Stroessner assumes the presidency of Paraguay; his dictatorship lasted until 1989

1954: Stieg Larsson, writer, born in Stockholm

1965: The Beatles play before 60,000 at Shea Stadium, New York

1969: First day of Woodstock in upstate New York

2001: Astronomers announce discovery of the first solar system outside our own
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
229. Board Game: Game of Telegrams [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 16

1378: Hongxi Emperor of Ming Dynasty China born (his reign later in life was only 264 days)

1819: The 15th Hussars cavalry, going to the relief of 60 cavalrymen of the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry who were already swinging swords, charge with sabers drawn into an unarmed crowd of around 60,000 in St. Peter's Field in Manchester; about 15 killed and some 600 injured; the people were protesting for reform of parliamentary representation (dubbed the Peterloo Massacre)

1858: Transatlantic telegraph cable inaugurated with a message from US President James Buchanan to Queen Victoria

1863: Dominican Restoration War begins against Spanish who had re-colonized the Dominican Republic; the DR celebrates Independence Day on February 27 (independence from Haiti) and Restoration (of independence) Day on August 16 (from Spain)

1869: Tsunami hits Arica (then in Peru, now in Chile – the city didn’t move but the border did), killing 25,000

1869: A Triple Alliance (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay) army of 20,000 defeats a Paraguayan force of 6000 at Battle of Acosta Ñu (or Battle of Campo Grande), the last major battle of the War of the Triple Alliance; many of the Paraguayan soldiers were children

1896: Gold discovered in the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory and another gold rush was on

1913: Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, admits first students since its inception in 1736

1920: Ray Chapman (Cleveland Indians) hit in the head by a pitch from Carl Mays (New York Giants), and dies 12 hours later – only major league fatality from a pitched ball

1929: Riots between Arabs and Jews break out in British ruled Palestine

1945: Puyi, last Emperor of China and the Emperor of Manchukuo (the Japanese puppet state in Manchuria) captured by Soviet troops (WW2)

1954: First issue of Sports Illustrated

1964: Military coup in South Vietnam; General Nguyen Khanh becomes president

1974: The Ramones play their first public show, at CBGB’s in New York

1977: Elvis Presley dies at Graceland, aged 42

1989: Solar flare creates geomagnetic storm which disrupts trading on Toronto’s stock exchange

2010: China passes Japan to become world’s second largest economy
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
230. Board Game: The Mob [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:4199]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 17

1473: Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, son of King Edward IV, born in Shrewsbury, England; he and his younger brother are believed to have died in the Tower of London around 1483, many blaming King Richard III

1601: Pierre de Fermat born in Beaumont-de-Lamogne, France; the founder of the modern theory of numbers and of course the author of Fermat’s Last Theorem

1807: First commercial steamboat service begins on Hudson River between Albany and New York City

1844: Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) born in Angolela, Shewa (a historical kingdom within modern Ethiopia)

1862: Dakota uprising against white settlement begins in Minnesota; it eventually ends in defeat for the Dakota (also referred to as the Sioux)

1998 18981887:Marcus Garvey, journalist, publisher, and Black Nationalist, born in St Ann’s Bay, Jamaica

1896: Bridget Driscoll becomes the first pedestrian killed in the UK by an automobile when she’s hit by a car flying along in the grounds of the Crystal Palace in London at 4 mph (2.5 kph); Driscoll suffers a fatal head injury

1907: Pike Place Market opens in Seattle

1908: Fantasmagorie shown in Paris – the first animated cartoon

1913: Mark Felt, a career FBI official, born in Twin Falls, Idaho; he was Deep Throat in the Watergate scandal

1914: Russians invade East Prussia (WW1)

1915: Charles Kettering (co-founder of Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company of Dayton, Ohio) patents the electric ignition for automobiles

1915: Leo Frank lynched in Marietta, Georgia

1915: A category 4 hurricane hits Galveston, Texas

1945: Indonesia declares its independence from the Netherlands (Netherlands doesn’t recognize this until 1949)

1953: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in southern California

1959: Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, perhaps the best-selling jazz album of all time, is released

1974: “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace hits #1 in United States

1982: First music CDs (compact discs) are sold commercially, in West Germany

1987: Rudolf Hess commits suicide in Spandau prison in West Berlin, the last senior Nazi

1988: Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, and several others (including the US ambassador) killed in a suspicious plane crash in Punjab
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
231. Board Game: Kremlin [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:563]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 18

1201: City of Riga founded

1227: Genghis Khan, the Great Khan of the Mongols, dies while on campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia aged roughly 65; his body is taken back to Mongolia and buried in a secret location – and his grave remains hidden despite increasingly high-tech efforts to find it

1590: Roanoke Island colony (in modern North Carolina), England’s first in the New World, is discovered to have been abandoned, the word CROATOAN carved on a tree

1783: A huge fireball – the Great Meteor of 1783 – seen over Scotland and England

1868: Pierre Jules César Janssen, while observing a solar eclipse, discovers helium

1914: US President Woodrow Wilson proclaims American neutrality in the war in Europe (WW1)

1917: Italy launches an offensive against Austria-Hungary – the 11th Battle of the Isonzo; it goes somewhat better than the previous 10, but the Austro-Hungarians held (WW1)

1917: Fire destroys 1/3 of Thessalonica

1920: 19th Amendment to US constitution approved by Tennessee and thus ratified – women’s suffrage

1928: Marge Schott, the St-Bernard-dog-owning, chain-smoking, Nazi-memorabilia-owning, ethnic-slur spewing owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, born in Cincinnati; on the plus side, Schott liked kids and may well have saved professional baseball in Cincinnati

1931: Flooding on the Yangtze Kiang (river) in China peaks; some 3.7 MILLION killed over several months due to the flooding

1958: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published in the United States

1960: Searle markets the first oral contraceptive in the United States

1962: Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico, born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

1963: James Meredith, the first black student to be allowed at the University of Mississippi, graduates

1971: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw troops from Vietnam

1991: Hard-liners in the Communist leadership, Red Army, and KGB arrest Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in an ultimately-abortive coup d’etat – and so begins the final chapter for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1992: Christopher McCandless, a young wanderer, dies on our about this date in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, of starvation; he was the subject of the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and the subsequent movie

1997: Virginia Military Institute (founded 1839) admits its first female student

2005: Blackout on Indonesian islands of Java and Bali cuts power to nearly 100 million

2008: Pervez Musharef resigns as President of Pakistan
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
232. Board Game: Formula Motor Racing [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1478]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 19

43 BC: Octavian (later Augustus) persuades Roman Senate to elect him Consul; the eight legions he had with him in Rome at the time probably helped

1561: Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland after 13 years in France

1745: Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan, Scotland, beginning the Second Jacobite Rebellion

1812: US frigate Constitution defeats British frigate Guerrière and earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” when British shot bounces off its sides (War of 1812); for more on the Constitution and the early US Navy, see my geeklist Six Frigates - The Early American Navy

1839: French government announces it is making a “gift to the world” of Louis Daguerre’s process for photography

1871: Orville Wright, pioneering aviator, born in Dayton, Ohio

1883: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, fashion designer, born in Saumur, France

1909: First race held at Indianapolis Speedway (five miles, average speed 57 mph, about 92 kph)

1921: Gene Rodenberry, creator of Star Trek, born in El Paso, Texas

1934: Adolph Hitler, already chancellor, becomes Führer as a plebiscite approves combining the offices of chancellor and president

1934: First Soap-Box Derby held in Dayton, Ohio; subsequent ones have been in Akron, Ohio

1942: 7000 Allied troops, mostly Canadian (5000) and British, raid German-held Dieppe in France

19451944: Uprising against the Germans in Paris begins (WW2)

1951: Making his major league debut, Eddie Gaedel pinch-hits for the St Louis Browns against the Detroit Tigers and draws a walk on four pitches; oh yes, Gaedel was 3’7” (109 cm) tall

1953: US-supported military coup in Iran overthrows Premier Mohammed Mosaddegh and reinstalls the Shah

1960: Two dogs, 40 mice, two rats, and some plants shot into space by Soviets and return safely the next day

1964: The Beatles begin their first North American tour in San Francisco (first tour – but they had played a few shows earlier in the year)

1989: Six hundred East Germans cross from Hungary into Austria, taking advantage of the Hungarian communist regime’s relaxation of its border controls

2004: Google goes public
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
233. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:135] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 20

632: Arab armies defeat Byzantines at Battle of Yarmouk, assuring the conquest of Syria and Palestine – the first major Islamic conquest

917: Constantine Lips, Byzantine admiral, dies against the Bulgarians at Battle of Achelous

1000: The Hungarian state founded by Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary

1778: Bernardo O’Higgins, one of the founding fathers of Chile, born in Chillán, Chile

1794: US troops led by General Anthony Wayne defeat an alliance of Indian tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in present-day Maumee, Ohio; ended the Northwest Indian War

1858: Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London publishes for the first time Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, along with the similar theory of Alfred Russel Wallace

1882: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow

1890: H.P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu mythos and author of other SF/fantasy/horror books, born in Providence, Rhode Island

1910: The Great Fire of 1910 burns 3 million acres in Montana, Idaho, and Washington (12,000 km2)

1920: In Canton, Ohio, owners of four Ohio League teams – Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, and Dayton Triangles – meet to form a new professional football league (with Jim Thorpe as president); originally called the American Professional Football Association, it came to be known as the National Football League;

1930: Philo Farnsworth gets a patent for his television system

1940: Speaking of the Royal Air Force’s role in the ongoing Battle of Britain, British PM Winston Churchill says, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”

1940: Former Soviet communist leader Leon Trotsky attacked in his home in exile (Mexico City) by an undercover NKVD agent, and dies the following day

1960: Senegal quits the short-lived Mali Federation

1968: On the night of August 20-21 Warsaw Pact forces led by the Soviet Union invade Czechoslovakia and end the Prague Spring

1977: NASA launches Voyager 2 into deep space, including a 12-inch copper phonograph record (that’s like a big CD, kids) containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature; later goes on to star in a Star Trek movie

1982: A multinational force including US marines lands in Beirut (Lebanese Civil War)

1988: Cease-fire reached in the Iraq-Iran War after nearly eight years of fighting

1991: Over 100,000 in Moscow protest the communist hard-liners’ coup in the Soviet Union; Estonia declares that it is resuming its pre-1940 independence
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
234. Board Game: Mona Lisa Mysteries [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:8095]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 21

1192: Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes shogun in Japan, founding the Kamakura Shogunate

1770: James Cook claims most of Australia for Britain, dubbing his claim New South Wales

1772: Gustav III of Sweden speaks before parliament, and a new constitution is adopted, moving Sweden towards absolutism

1808: British and Portuguese defeat French at Battle of Vimeiro in Portugal (Peninsular War)

1810: Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, one of Napoleon's marshalls, elected crown prince of Sweden

1831: Nat Turner, a slave, launches a short-lived, violent slave revolt in Virginia

1858: First debate between Senator Stephen Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in Illinois

1863: Confederate raiders led by William Quantrill massacre 150 in Lawrence, Kansas

1897: Olds Moter Works (later Oldsmobile) founded

1911: Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre

1918: Second Battle of the Somme begins (WW1)

1935: Benny Goodman show in Los Angeles helps open the Swing Era

1936: Wilt Chamberlain, college and professional basketball star, born in Philadelphia

1939: Festus Mogae, a former president of Botswana, born in Serowe, Botswana

1944: Dumbarton Oaks Conference begins (WW2)

1954: Archie Griffin, only two-time winner of college football's Heisman Trophy, born in Columbus, Ohio

1959: Hawaii becomes the 50th state

1961: Jomo Kenyatta released by British colonial authorities in Kenya

1973: Google co-founder Sergey Brin born in Moscow

1983: Philippine opposition figure Benigno Aquino Jr. assassinated at Manila's airport moments after returning to the Philippines from three years abroad

1988: Lake Nyos, a volcanic lake in Cameroon, emits a carbon dioxide cloud that kills 2000

1991: Hardliner coup against Gorbachev, facing opposition led by Russian Federation president Boris Yeltsin, collapses in USSR; Latvia declares independence from Soviet Union
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
235. Board Game: Loch Ness [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:6566]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 22

476: Odoacer, a Germanic leader during the ongoing revolt against Rome, is named King of Italy by his troops

565: The earliest recorded report of the alleged Loch Ness monster, by St Columba

1485: Richard III defeated and killed at Battle of Bosworth Field, ending England's Plantagenet dynasty; the victor, Henry Tudor, becomes king

1639: Madras (now Chennai) founded by British East India Company

1791: Slaves in the French colony of St-Domingue (Haiti) begin a revolt on the night of August 21-22; unlike most, this slave revolt ultimately succeeded

1851: The schooner America wins what would become known as the America's Cup, near the Isle of Wight

1864: Twelve nations sign the first Geneva Convention, recognizing the neutrality of the Red Cross and authorizing it to provide aid in war zones

1902: Cadillac Motor Company founded in Warren, Michigan

1902: Leni Riefenstahl, a prominent film-maker in the Third Reich (Triumph of the Will), born in Berlin

1904: Deng Xiaoping, Chinese communist leader, born in Guang'an, Sichuan, China

1906: Manufacture of the Victrola record player begins

1910: A treaty for the annexation of Korea by Japan signed

1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction/fantasy/horror author, born in Waukegan, Illinois

1922: Irish revolutionary Michael Collins assassinated in County Cork

1942: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy (WW2)

1962: French President Charles de Gaulle survives an assassination attempt

1968: Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia, the first visit by a pope to South America

1972: Rhodesia expelled from the International Olympic Committee due to racist policies

1978: Jomo Kenyatta, first president of Kenya, dies in office

1989: Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to reach 5000 strike outs

1989: First ring around Neptune discovered

2004: One of Edvard Munch's paintings called The Scream (there are several versions) stolen from a museum in Oslo
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
236. Board Game: The Hell of Stalingrad [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:2333]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 23

1305: Scottish knight Sir William Wallace executed in London for treason against English king Edward I

1775: King George III proclaims the American colonies to be in open rebellion

1784: Four counties in western North Carolina declare themselves independent as the state of Franklin; they are now in Tennessee

1924: Economist Robert Solow born in Brooklyn, New York

1926: Rudolph Valentino, actor and early sex symbol, dies aged 31

1927: Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed for murder

1939: Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia sign a non-aggression pact - and agree to divide Poland and assign other areas to German or Soviet spheres of influence

1942: The Battle of Stalingrad begins as Germany and allies try to capture that Soviet city (WW2)

1944: King Michael of Romania ousts pro-Nazi dictator Ion Antonescu; Romania quits the Axis and joins the Allies (WW2)

1970: Strike by farm workers and associated boycotts begin in US organized by Cesar Chavez

1977: Gossamer Condor wins Kremer Prize for human-powered flight

1989: Pete Rose banned from baseball

1999: First cases of West Nile virus reported in New York City
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
237. Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:318]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 24

79: Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy erupts - cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: some believe the date was October 24); around 20,000 killed including Pliny the Elder

410: The Sack of Rome - Alaric's Visigoths take Rome and trash the place (first enemy to take Rome in nearly 800 years, Brennus' Gauls captured Rome in 387 BC)

1572: With violence already under way, French King Charles IX orders assassination of Hueguenot leaders in Paris, a wave of killing known as the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

1690: English traders found a factory, the date considered the founding of Calcutta (Kalikut) - though a Kalikut court has ruled that the city has no birthday

1812: British, Spanish, and Portuguese end the French Siege of Cádiz (Peninsular War)

1814: British troops raid Washington DC and burn down the White House and Capitol (among other buildings)

1821: Spain and Mexico sign Treaty of Córdoba, ending the Mexican War of Independence with Spain's recognition of Mexican independence

1857: Failure of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company sparks the Panic of 1857 in the US

1875: Captain Matthew Webb begins his successful effort to swim the English Channel - the first to do so

1890: Duke Kahanamoku, Olympic-medal winning swimmer, businessman, and the person credited with popularizing surfing, born in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii

1899: Jorge Luis Borges, influential writer and critic, born in Buenos Aires

1914: Germans capture Namur in Belgium (WW1)

1949: The treaty creating NATO goes into effect

1954: Brazilian President Getúlio Vargas, dictator 1930-45 and elected president in 1951, commits suicide during a political crisis

1954: During the Red Scare, US Congress passes the Communist Control Act

1968: France explodes its first hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific

1973: Dave Chappelle, comedian, born in Washington, DC

1991: Ukraine declares independence from the Soviet Union

2006: Pluto demoted to "dwarf planet" status by International Astronomical Union
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
238. Board Game: 1989: Dawn of Freedom [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:207]
 
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 25

1530: Ivan the Terrible born in Kolomenskoye, Russia

1537: The Honourable Artillery Company, which traces its history to 1087, receives a charter from King Henry VIII; fought on both sides of the English Civil War, and is now a unit in the UK's Territorial Army

1786: King Ludwig I of Bavaria born in Strasbourg

1825: Uruguay declares independence from Brazil

1830: Riots in Brussels mark the beginning of the Belgian Revolution, which eventually leads to independence from the Netherlands

1835: The Great Moon Hoax begins - a series of articles allegedly from the Edinburgh Journal of Science reprinted in the New York Sun about the discovery of life on the moon

1845: King Ludwig II of Bavaria born in Munich (this one is remembered as Mad King Ludwig)

1894: Kitasato Shibasaburō, Japanese physician/bacteriologist, publishes his discovery of the agent behind bubonic plague in The Lancet

1912: Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) founded when several smaller parties merge under Dr. Sun Yat-sen

1912: Erich Honecker, communist ruler of East Germany, born in Neunkirchen, Saarland

1930: Sean Connery, actor, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

1939: Britain and Poland sign a treaty committing London to assist Warsaw in case of attack by Germany

1939: The Wizard of Oz opens in theaters in the United States

1942: Japanese attack Australians at Battle of Milne Bay (in Papua New Guinea); ends in September in an Australian victory, the first defeat for Japan's land forces in WW2

1944: Paris liberated (WW2)

1945: American missionary and intelligence officer John Birch killed by Chinese Communists in Xi'an; conservative anti-communists in the United States call him the first victim of the Cold War and name the John Birch Society for him

1950: President Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize the railroads to avert a strike

1951: Rob Halford, lead singer for Judas Priest, born in Walsall, England

1962: "The Loco-Motion" hits #1 in the United States

1967: Jeff Tweedy, front-man for alt-country band Wilco (and a member of Uncle Tupelo before), born in Belleville, Illinois

1975: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band release Born to Run

1989: Tadeusz Mazowiecki becomes Prime Minister of Poland - the first non-communist prime minister in central and eastern Europe since the immediate post-WW2 period

1991: Belarus declares independence from the Soviet Union

1991: Battle of Vukovar begins between Croatian indepence forces and Yugoslav People's Army

1991: Linus Torvalds announces what is now known as Linux
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
239. Board Game: I.C.B.M. [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 26

55 BC: Roman army led by Julius Caesar invades Britain

1071: Seljuk Turks (led by Alp Arslan) decisively defeat Byzantines at Battle of Manzikert and capture Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes; victory leads to growing Turkish strength in Anatolia

1346: Edward III's forces (English, Welsh, some allies) with longbows used en masse rout the armies of French King Philip VI and allies at Battle of Crécy (Hundred Years War); this may have also been the first real use of cannon in Europe, by the English

1789: National Constituent Assembly adopts Déclaration des droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen (Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen) (French Revolution)

1883: The Krakatoa volcano in Dutch East Indies, erupting since May, enters its final stage of eruption - and eventually blows up on August 27th so violently it is heard in Perth (2200 miles/3500km) and Rodrigues (3000 miles/4800km)

1920: 19th Amendment (women's suffrage) formally becomes part of the US constitution

1939: First televised major league baseball game (Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds)

1944: Maureen "Moe" Tucker, rock drummer (Velvet Underground), born in Levittown, New York

1957: Soviets announce the successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

1959: The Mini, a best-selling small car, is launched by the British Motor Corporation

1966: Namibian War of Independence against South Africa begins

1968: Protesters against the Vietnam War raise hell at Democratic National Convention in Chicago
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
240. Board Game: Persian Wars [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 27

479: A Greek alliance routs the Persians at Battle of Plataea; same day, a Greek fleet defeated the Persians at Battle of Mycale; these defeats ended the second Persian invasion of Greece

1576: Titian, an Italian painter, dies aged about 88 (birthdate unknown)

1689: Russia and Qing China sign Treaty of Nerchinsk, the first between Russia and China

1698: Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidic Judaism, born in Okopy, Poland (now in Ukraine)

1770: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher, born in Stuttgart, Württemberg; his writings were important influences on European philosophy, including Marxism

1776: In the first major battle following the Declaration of Independence, Howe defeats Washington at Battle of Long Island

1813: Napoleon defeats Russians, Austrians, and Prussians under Austrian Prince Schwarzenberg at Battle of Dresden

1858: Giuseppe Peano, a founder of mathematical logic and set theory, born in Spinetta, Piedmont

1859: First commercially-viable oil well in USA drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania

1883: Krakatoa eruption continues and blows up - tsunami kills tens of thousands on Java and Sumatra

1890: Man Ray, modernist artist, born in Philadelphia

1896: The Anglo-Zanzibar War begins at approximately 9:02 AM with a bombardment of the Sultan's palace; it ends at approximately 9:40 AM in a British victory - the shortest war in history

1908: Donald Bradman aka "The Don", greatest cricket batsman of all time, born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia

1908: Lyndon B. Johnson, American president and senate leader, born in Stonewall, Texas

1916: Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary; doesn't go well (WW1)

1928; War is outlawed as the Kellogg-Briand Pact is signed

1939: Heinkel He 178, the first practical jet aircraft, makes its first flight

1945: First US troops enter Japan for the post-war occupation (28th local time)

1979: Lord Louis Mountbatten assassinated by Irish Republican Army (bomb on his boat)

1982: Rickey Henderson (Oakland A's) steals his 119th base of the season, breaking Lou Brock's record

1990: Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash aged 35

1991: Moldova declares independence from Soviet Union
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
241. Board Game: Free At Last [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 28

413 BC: The Athenians see a lunar eclipse in Sicily and upon advice of his astrologers, Nicias decides to delay returning to Greece; Sicilians later make the Athenians pay (Sicilian Expedition, Peloponnesian War)

1521: Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade

1609: English explorer Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay, though the local residents were well aware of it

1837: Two pharmacists in Worcester, England, name of Lea and Perrins begin manufacture of worcestershire sauce

1845: First edition of Scientific American published

1862: Second Battle of Bull Run begins; ends in a Confederate victory (American Civil War)

1899: Charles Boyer, actor, born in Figeac, France

1913: Robertson Davies, writer, born in Thamesville, Ontario, Canada

1914: In first major naval engagement of WW1, British sink three German cruisers at Battle of Heligoland Bight

1916: Italy declares war on Germany, and Germany on Romania (WW1)

1922: First radio commercial airs in New York City

1937: Toyota Motor Corporation founded

1955: Emmett Till, a black teen, is abducted and murdered in Mississippi for flirting with a white woman

1957: Sen. Strom Thurmond (South Carolina) begins his 24-hour-plus filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957

1963: Before 200,000 people at the Lincoln Monument in Washington DC, Dr. Martin Luther King gives his famous "I Have A Dream" speech

1996: Charles and Diane, Prince and Princess of Wales, divorce
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
242. Board Game: Friedrich [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:269]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 29

708: Copper coins minted in Japan

1526: Ottomans under Suleiman the Magnificent defeat Hungarians at Battle of Mohács; Louis II King of Hungary and Bohemia dies, ending the Jagiellonian Dynasty

1533: Pizarro executes Atahualta, the last Inca emperor

1541: Ottomans capture Buda, the Hungarian capital

1619: Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French politician who helped reform France’s finances and economy (though France still nearly went bankrupt under the expense of Louis XIV’s wars), born in Reims

1632: John Locke, philosopher (Two Treatises of Government, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, etc), born in Wrington, England

1756: Frederick the Great’s Prussia attacks Saxony (an ally of Austria), and the Seven Years’ War in Europe is on

1786: Farmers in western Massachusetts, upset over their financial difficulties caused in part by a lack of gold and silver specie, begin what is called Shays’ Rebellion

1825: Brazil’s independence recognized by Portugal

1876: Charles Kettering, inventor, born in Loudonville, Ohio

1898: Goodyear tire company founded in Akron, Ohio

1910: Japanese rule officially begins in Korea

1923: Richard Attenborough, actor and director, born in Cambridge, England

1949: Soviet Union detonates its first atomic bomb

1966: The Beatles play their last concert, in San Francisco

1991: The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Communist Party

2005: Hurricane Katrina slams New Orleans and other cities and towns on the Gulf Coast
11 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
243. Board Game: Bill Nye the Science Guy WAY COOL GAME O' SCIENCE [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 30

1797: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, born in London

1831: Michael Faraday demonstrates the first electrical transformer


1835: Melbourne founded

1836: Houston founded

1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist and the "father of nuclear physics", born in Brightwater, New Zealand

1912: Nancy Wake, a British agent in France during the German occupation and one of the most decorated servicewomen of WW2, born in Wellington, New Zealand

1914: Battle of Tannenberg ends with Russians defeated by Germans (WW1)

1918: Baseball slugger Ted Williams born in San Diego

1922: Turks defeat Greeks at Battle of Dumlupinar, leading to the Greeks’ withdrawal from Anatolia and the end of the Greco-Turkish War

1930: Warren Buffet, investor and entrepreneur, born in Omaha, Nebraska

1935: Sylvie Earle, oceanographer and National Geographic explorer-in-residence, born in Gibbstown, New Jersey

1941: The German siege of Leningrad begins (WW2)

1944: Molly Ivins, political humorist, born in Monterey, California (not Texas)

1945: Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrives in Japan to lead the occupation

1945: Allied Control Council, the post-war body to rule Germany, established

1963: The hot-line between Moscow and Washington is established

1979: For first time humans record a comet hitting the sun when Comet Howard-Koomen-Michels collides with Sol
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
244. Board Game: Hurdle Race [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
AUGUST 31

12: Roman emperor Caligula born in Antium, Italy

1056: Byzantine Empress Theodora dies without children, ending the Macedonian Dynasty

1314: King Haakon V moves Norway’s capital from Bergen to Oslo

1864: Battle of Jonesborough begins, Union commander Sherman looking to cut Hood’s supply lines near Atlanta (American Civil War)

1886: An earthquake estimated at 7.6 on Richter scale damages 90% of the buildings in Charleston, South Carolina, and is felt as far away as Chicago and Boston – the strongest recorded earthquake in the southeast United States (and you thought that Virginia earthquake last week was something…)

1900: Coca-Cola first sold in Britain, in Spence’s department store in London

1907: Britain and Russia sign the St. Petersburg Convention, ending tensions caused by The Great Game in central Asia, and creating the Triple Entente with France (both Britain and Russia already had alliances with France)

1935: Frank Robinson, baseball great and first black manager in the majors, born in Beaumont, Texas

1939: Hitler signs the order to attack Poland, and Germans fake an attack by Polish troops on a radio transmitter in Silesia (WW2)

1945: Liberal Party of Australia (which is conservative) formally founded in Sydney

1945: Itzhak Perlman, violinist and conductor, born in Tel Aviv

1955: Edwin Moses, an Olympic gold-medal winning hurdler who between 1977 and 1987 won 122 consecutive races and broke the world record in 400m hurdles four times, born in Dayton, Ohio

1962: Trinidad & Tobago gains independence from Britain

1971: Astronaut Dave Scott becomes first to drive on the moon

1980: Polish government agree to demands of shipyard workers on strike in Gdansk, signs an agreement that allows formation of Solidarity trade union independent of the Polish Communist Party

1991: Kyrgyzstan declares independence from Soviet Union

1994: Russia's post-WW2 military presence in eastern Germany officially ends

1997: Diana Princess of Wales killed in a car crash in Paris, aged 36, prompting a very un-British outpouring of emotion

1998: North Korea claims to have successfully launched its first satellite, Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1
12 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
245. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:612]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
SEPTEMBER 1

1159: Pope Adrian IV dies – story has it he choked on a fly in his wine, but it was probably something else like quinsy

1711: William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau born in Leeuwarden; he was the first hereditary stadtholder in the Netherlands

1715: King Louis XIV of France dies after 72 years as king

1775: British King George III refuses to accept a petition from the North American colonies, attempting reconciliation

1859: A solar storm occurs, the most powerful recorded by humans

1864: Hood evacuates Atlanta, which has been besieged by Sherman’s armies for four months - major defeat for the Confederacy (American Civil War)

1870: Prussians and Bavarians (200,000 strong) defeat the French (120,000) at the Battle of Sedan, and (the following day) capture Emperor Napoleon III (Franco-Prussian War)

1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars (Barsoom), born in Chicago

1897: Boston Subway opens, the first underground rapid transit system in North America

1902: Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) is released – the first science fiction movie

1905: Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian Federation

1907: Walter Reuther, an American labor leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia

1914: Martha, the last passenger pigeon, dies in the Cincinnati Zoo; billions of passenger pigeons lived in the (modern) United States before 1492, and once were so numerous their flocks would darken the skies

1914: St. Petersburg’s name is changed to the less-Germanic sounding Petrograd (WW1)

1923: The Great Kantō earthquake (7.9 Richter) hits Japan and destroys much of Tokyo and Yokahama; well over 100,000 killed in the quake and subsequent fires (Japanese cities in the 1920s were largely made of wood); many ethnic Koreans (maybe 2000-5000) massacred in the aftermath on suspicion of setting fires

1928: Albanian president Ahmet Zogu proclaims himself King Zog I

1939: Germany launches a full-scale invasion of Poland and World War Two in Europe is on

1939: Hitler signs an order authorizing mass euthanasia/execution by physicians of mentally ill and disabled people in Germany

1942: A federal judge in California upholds the wartime incarceration of Japanese nationals and Japanese-American citizens in the United States (WW2)

1951: United States, Australia, and New Zealand sign the ANZUS Treaty, a mutual defense pact

1961: Soviets explode a nuclear weapon in Central Asia, ending a testing moratorium

1964: Masanori Murakami pitches for the San Francisco Giants against the New York Mets – the first Japanese to play in a major league baseball game; Murakami spent the 1965 season with the Giants before returning to Japan; the next Japanese to pitch in the majors would be Hideo Nomo in 1995

1969: Muammar Qadafi seizes power in Libya in a coup while King Idris is in Turkey getting medical care

1972: Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky in Iceland to become world chess champion

1979: US spacecraft Pioneer 11 becomes first to pass Saturn

1983: A Soviet fighter shoots down Korean Airlines flight 007 (New York-Seoul) in Russian airspace, killing all 269 on board

1985: Wreck of the Titanic found

1991: Uzbekistan declares independence from Soviet Union

1998: Airbags in automobiles become mandatory in the US
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
246. Board Game: The Atlanta Campaign [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:8574]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
SEPTEMBER 2

31 BC: Octavian’s fleet defeats those of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at Battle of Actium

1666: The Great Fire of London begins and burns for three days

1752: Britain and its empire finally adopt the Gregorian Calendar (OS date); September 2 was followed by September 14

1789: US Treasury Department founded

1807: A Royal Navy fleet bombards Copenhagen; bombardment lasts until Denmark surrenders on September 5 (Napoleonic Wars)

1811: University of Oslo founded (original name: The Royal Fredericks University)

1838: Liliuokalani, last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, born in Honolulu

1864: Sherman’s forces enter Atlanta, successfully concluding the siege of Atlanta (American Civil War)

1898: British and Egyptian force commanded by Kitchener defeats the Sudanese at Battle of Omdurman

1901: At a speech at the Minnesota State Fair, vice president Theodore Roosevelt gives his advice, "Speak softly and carry a big stick"

1913: Bill Shankly, long-time manager of Liverpool, born in Glenbuck, Scotland

1924: Daniel arap Moi, second president of Kenya, born in Sacho, Kenya Colony

1939: Nazi Germany annexes the Free City of Danzig (WW2)

1945: Japan formally surrenders, signing the instrument of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, in Tokyo Bay (WW2)

1961: Carlos Valderrama, international soccer player with 111 appearances for Colombia's national side, born in Santa Marta
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
247. Board Game: Atlantic Storm [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2203]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
SEPTEMBER 3

301: San Marino, today an independent enclave in northern Italy, is founded by St Marinus

1260: Mamluks defeat a Mongol army at Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine; the first major defeat for Mongol forces, often regarded as the high tide mark for the Mongol Empire

1651: Oliver Cromwell leads the New Model Army to crush Charles II’s Royalist forces at the Battle of Worcester, the last battle of the English Civil War

1658: Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell dies and is succeeded by his son Richard

1767: John Macarthur born in Plymouth, England; he was one of the founders of Australia’s wool industry, introducing Spanish merino sheep into New South Wales in 1797

1783: The United States, Britain, France, and Spain sign the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the War of the American Revolution

1838: Frederick Douglass, who became an influential abolitionist, writer, and orator, escapes from slavery in Maryland

1861: CSA general Leonidas Polk (a bishop, incidentally) marches into Columbus, Kentucky, thus violating Kentucky’s attempt at neutrality and prompting the Kentucky state legislature to invite Union forces into the state (American Civil War)

1875: Ferdinand Porsche born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (now Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic); he was an automotive engineer who designed the Volkswagen Beetle, the first gasoline-electric hybrid, and of course, the first Porsche

1929: The Dow Jones index hits 381 1/6, reaching an all-time high…

1936: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, President of Tunisia until January 2011, born in Hammam Sousse, Tunisia

1939: Britain, Australia, New Zealand, India, and France declare war on Germany, in response to Germany’s invasion of Poland (WW2)

1939: Hours after Britain’s declaration of war, German u-boat U-30 torpedoes a British cruise ship SS Athenia northwest of Ireland, killing 112 – first u-boat sinking of the Battle of the Atlantic (WW2)

1941: Nazis test Zyklon B by gassing to death 600 Soviet prisoners of war and 250 sick Polish prisoners, the first use of this gas at Auschwitz (WW2, Holocaust)

1954: Communist China begins shelling Nationalist-held islands (Quemoy), beginning First Taiwan Strait Crisis

1967: H-Day (“Dagen H”) in Sweden – in one day the country switches from driving on the left side of the road to the right

1976: Viking II lands on Mars

1977: Yomiuri Giants slugger Sadaharu Oh hits his 756th home run in the Japanese big leauges, surpassing Hank Aaron’s major league mark of 755
8 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
248. Board Game: Geronimo [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:7730]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
SEPTEMBER 4

476: Usurpation of Romulus Augustulus as Emperor by Oadacer ends the Western Roman Empire (traditional date used by historians to mark Rome's fall)

1563: Wanli Emperor of Ming Dynasty China born in Beijing; his 48 year reign was the longest of any Ming emperor

1781: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula founded; you may know it simply as Los Angeles

1862: Lee begins his first invasion of the North as advance elements of the Army of Northern Virginia cross into Maryland northwest of Washington (American Civil War)

1870: Napoleon III, a prisoner of the Prussians since the Battle of Sedan, is deposed and the Third Republic is proclaimed in France

1884: Britain ends the practice of shipping convicts to Australia

1886: Geronimo, the Apache chief, surrenders to the US Army in Arizona, ending the last major campaign of the Indian Wars

1888: George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film

1919: Mustafa Kemal calls the Congress of Sivas to discuss the future of the Ottoman Empire (which was effectively over)

1940: A German u-boat shoots torpedoes at the Greer, an American destroyer; first recorded hostilities between US and Germany (note, over a year before the US joined the war) (WW2)

1944: British liberate Antwerp (WW2)

1950: The comic strip Beetle Bailey first appears

1951: Addressing the Japanese Peace Convention in San Francisco, President Harry Truman inaugurates transcontinental television broadcasting in the United States

1957: Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the state's National Guard to prevent black students from enrolling at Central High School in Little Rock

1957: "E-Day" - Ford introduces the Edsel line, one of the most famous flops in American business history

1972: American swimmer Mark Spitz wins his 7th gold medal at the Munich Olympics

1998: Google incorporated (don't believe me? do a search)

2002: Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol

2006: Steve Irwin killed by a stingray while filming
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
249. Board Game: Forward Pass [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
SEPTEMBER 5

973: Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī born in Khwarezm, Persia, a leading medieval era scholar

1638: Louis XIV born in St-Germain, France

1698: Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards (exempting clergy and peasants), to Westernize Russia's nobility

1774: Continental Congress convenes for first time

1793: Reign of Terror in French Revolution begins

1812: Siege of Fort Wayne begins (War of 1812)

1836: Sam Houston elected president of Texas

1905: Russia and Japan sign Treaty of Portsmouth, ending Russo-Japanese War

1905: Arthur Koestler, writer who was Communist and then wrote against it (Darkness at Noon), born in Budapest, Austro-Hungary

1906: St. Louis University's Bradley Robinson throws a forward pass in a gain against Carroll College - generally considered the first legal forward pass in American college football

1914: Battle of the Marne begins 30 miles from Paris; French throw the Germans back

1914: The iconic "Lord Kitchener Wants You" recruiting poster appears for the first time

1944: Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg form the Benelux economic union

1945: Al Stewart, singer-songwriter, born in Glasgow

1946: Freddy Mercury (Queen) born in Stone Town, Zanzibar

1957: On the Road by Jack Kerouac published

1961: First conference of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Belgrade

1972: Black September (Palestinian terrorist group) takes much of Israel's Olympic delegation hostage in Munich; by the end of the siege the following day, 11 Israeli hostages and a West German policemen are dead

1994: John Newman, a New South Wales legislator, assassinated - reportedly first assassination of an elected Australian politician
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
250. Board Game: Magellan [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:8548]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
flag msg tools
All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
badge
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
mbmbmbmbmb
SEPTEMBER 6

1522: The Vittoria, only surviving ship of Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in southern Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of the globe; 18 of the original crew of about 270 survived and Magellan wasn't one of them

1757: Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, born in Chavaniac, France; Lafayette rose to major general in the army of the United States during the American Revolution

1885: Eastern Rumelia joins Bulgaria, completing unification of Bulgaria

1901: American president William McKinley shot by an anarchist in Buffalo, New York; he dies on September 14

1915: Prototype of first tank produced in England

1930: Military coup in Argentina

1943: Roger Waters, rock musician (Pink Floyd, and solo) born in Leatherhead, England

1952: Canada's first permanent television station, CBFT, starts broadcasting in Montreal

1966: South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting in Cape Town

1991: Leningrad reverts to its original name, St. Petersburg

1995: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles) plays in consecutive game number 2131, breaking the major league baseball record of Lou Gehrig

2006: Prince Hisahito of Akishino, third in line to the Japanese throne, born in Tokyo
10 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
[1]  Prev «  8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12  Next »  [15] | 
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
[1]  Prev «  8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12  Next »  [15] | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.