This Day In History
1990 The owners of Guinness Beer hoisted a toast on this day to celebrate their $1 billion purchase of Spain's biggest brewer, La Cruz del Campo (Cruzcampo)
1990 Iraq announces it will free all German hostages
1990 Greyhound Bus Lines files reorganization plan so they can be traded publicly
1985 President Reagan andSoviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
1980 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jeans ad featuring Brooke Shields
1979 Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
1976 George Harrison releases "This Song"
1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
1968 Army coup seizes power in Mali
1963 Worst Canadian air disaster kills 118 in Montreal
1962 Jodie Foster was born
1949 Prince Rainier III coronation in Monaco
1946 (Birthday) Joe Correro - singer1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Sussex Vampire" (BG)
1945 Canadian rock star Neil Young was born
1942 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along the Don front
1942 American fashion designer Calvin Klein was born
1941 HMAS SYDNEY (RAN) sunk in the Indian Ocean west of Shark Bay, Western Australia by torpedoes and 5.9in gunfire of German raider 'Kormoran'.
1919 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles andLeague of Nations
1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
1905 The British steamer S.S. Hilda sinks in the English Channel 100 loose their lives
1903 Carrie Nation attempts to address the Senate
1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Dying Detective" (BG)
1879 National Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter
1874 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding the city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment
1863 Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "4 score and7 years..."
1850 Alfred Tennyson becomes England's Poet Laureate until his death in 1892
1600 Charles I King of Great Britian is born at Dunfermline Scotland
0461 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope