Today in History

TVC E. History today:  2015     Seth Blatter, president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), resigns five days after his re-election to a fifth term; several FIFA officials were recently arrested in a corruption scandal, but Blatter has not been charged

2014       After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos of Spain is abdicating and installing his son Felipe; unfavorable opinion, health issues and investigation of daughter Cristina in a public funds theft scandal have taken their toll on the king

2014       Hospitals are beginning to use genetic profiling of tumors in order to identify the most effective treatments for various cancers; tumor genetics is thought to be of greater significance than the place of origin in the body

2013       Columbia University researchers believe the new material, graphene, even if stitched together, is the strongest material in the world

2013       Petr Necas, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, declares a state of emergency as the swollen Vltava River threaten the center of Prague

2012       Egypt’s former president, Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison, along with his former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, for being complicit in killing of demonstrators in the 2011 revolution

2012       Camelot the horse, wins the Epsom Derby, the fourth Classic win for trainer Aidan O’Brien

2011       The World Health Organization announces the E. coli strain responsible for the 2011 E.coli O104:H4 outbreak had never before been isolated from patients

2011       Secret documents on Egypt’s nuclear power plant are released by WikiLeaks

2010       Foreign ministers of the Arab League meet in Cairo and agree to ask the U.N. Security Council to force Israel to end its blockade of Gaza

1997       Albert Belle’s Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends

1997       Liberals beat Conservatives in France

1997       Timothy McVeigh found guilty of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, killing 168

1996       50th Tony Awards: Master Class and Rent win

1996       51st U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam

1996       9th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

1995       John Valentin hits 3 home runs

1994       67th National Spelling Bee: Ned Andrews wins spelling antediluvian

1994       Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland, 29 killed

1994       Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List”

1994       Sharon Stone files $12m suit against her jeweler

1992       Former NFL New York Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

1992       Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album “Shadows and Light”

1991       45th Tony Awards: Lost in Yonkers and Will Rogers Follies win

1991       4th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

1991       Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1991       Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318′ 1″

1991       Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin

1990       “Turtle Power” by Partners In Kryme hits #13

1990       Seattle’s Randy Johnson, no-hits Tigers, 2-0

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