Tigremas, Ard-Righ of Ireland, proclaims the wearing of the "Nine Colors"
Lombards assembled to cross the Alps to Italy
Death of St. Hugh of Grenoble
Death of Elanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England
Death of the IlKhan Abaqa, in Hamadan
St. Catherine of Siena receives the Stigmata
Conway Castle taken by Welsh rebels
Death of Robert II, King of Scotland
Parliament orders "The Book of Common Prayer" printed in English
Death of Sigsimund I, King of Poland
The "Sea Beggars" take Briel from the Spanish
Galileo received in Audience by Pope Paul V
Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates the dollar sign '$'
The U-S House of Representatives held its first full meeting, in New York City. Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House Speaker.
German military theorist Prince Otto von Bismarck born
The Harmonicon proclaimed that a certain symphony was "infinitely too lengthy" and predicted that would therefore, quote, "fall into disuse." (Beethoven's Symphony No. 3: Eroica)
Berlioz left Rome to return to France claiming he intended to murder his fiancee for allegedly seeing another man. The deed was never done.
Cincinnati, Ohio, became the first US city to pay its firefighters a regular salary.
Italian pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni born
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff born Novgorod Province, Russia. He was the last great figure of the tradition of Russian Romanticism and also a leading piano virtuoso of the day.
Actor Lon Chaney, The man of a thousand faces born
Society pianist Eddie Duchin born
Toward the end of World War I, the Royal Air Force was founded. Two months later, Britain began bombing industrial targets in Germany from bases in France.
Actor Toshiro Mifune born
Writer William Manchester ("Death of a President") born
Actor George Grizzard born
Cosima Wagner died in Bayreuth at the age of 92, fully 47 years after Wagner's death.
Actress Grace Lee Whitney born
Actress Debbie Reynolds born
Nazi Germany began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses.
Country singer Jim Ed Brown born
Actor Don Hastings ("As the World Turns") born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley (The Isley Brothers) born
The United States recognized the Franco government in Spain following the end of the Spanish civil war.
American forces swarmed ashore on the Japanese island of Okinawa, to begin what would be one of the longest and bloodiest battles of World War II.
Tidal waves struck the Hawaiian islands, resulting in more than 170 deaths.
Rock musician Ronnie Lane (Faces) born
Singer Arthur Conley born
Greece's King George the Second died.
Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff born
Jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron born
Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) born
Actress Annette O'Toole born
Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld born
The first weather satellite, "TIROS-One, (Television & Infra-Red Observation Satellite)" was launched from Cape Canaveral.
The daytime drama "General Hospital" premiered on ABC TV.
Country singer Woody Lee born
President Nixon signed a measure banning cigarette advertising on radio and television, to take effect after January first, 1971.
Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva born
Actor Sam Huntington ("Jungle 2 Jungle") born
The United States formally transferred control of the Panama Canal Zone to the government of Panama.
In his first major speech on the AIDS epidemic, President Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, "We've declared AIDS public health enemy number one."
Independent Counsel James C. McKay said there was insufficient evidence to warrant a criminal indictment of Attorney General Edwin Meese the Third in connection with the Iraq-Jordan pipeline plan or his investment in telephone company stock.
Jim Jordan, old-time radio's "Fibber McGee," died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 91.
Alaska Governor Steve Cowper announced that a "strike force" of state officials and local fishermen were taking over some of the cleanup operations following the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill.
More Soviet military vehicles rolled through the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, a day after Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev warned the Baltic republic to annul its declaration of independence.
The US Supreme Court ruled, 7-to-2, that trial prosecutors violate the Constitution if they bar prospective jurors for racial reasons even when the defendant and the excluded jurors are of different races.
Duke defeated the University of Kansas 72-to-65 to win the NCAA college basketball championship.
Modern dance pioneer Martha Graham died at age 96.
President Bush pledged the United States would help finance a 24 billion-dollar international aid fund for the former Soviet Union.
The House ethics committee publicly identified 22 current and former lawmakers as the worst offenders in the House bank overdraft controversy.
In an impassioned plea for Russian aid, President Clinton told newspaper editors in Annapolis, Maryland, that America should help "not out of charity" but as a crucial investment in peace and prosperity.
The government reported the nation's unemployment rate for March remained unchanged from February, at 6.5 percent.
More than 1500 mourners attended a vigil for Mexican-American singer Selena in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she'd been shot to death the day before.
United Nations peacekeepers officially took over from the US-led multinational force in Haiti.
With US Defense Secretary William Perry looking on, Ukraine began the process of dismantling its nuclear missiles.
Baseball umpire John McSherry died after collapsing during a season opener between the Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos.
In a case that sparked an uproar reminiscent of the Rodney King case, two Riverside County, California, sheriff's deputies were videotaped repeatedly clubbing a Mexican man and woman after a 70-mile highway chase involving a pickup truck suspected of sneaking across the border.
Federal authorities cautioned that thousands of schoolchildren across the nation might have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus by eating frozen strawberries imported from Mexico and processed in the US.
US District Judge Susan Webber Wright dismissed Paula Jones' lawsuit against President Clinton, saying her claims of sexual harassment fell "far short" of being worthy of trial.
A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with originating the "Melissa" e-mail virus. (David L. Smith later pleaded guilty to various state and federal charges.)
The United States branded as an illegal abduction the capture of three US Army soldiers near the Macedonian-Yugoslav border; President Clinton demanded their immediate release.
Canada created a new territory, Nunavut, as a means of providing autonomy for the Inuit people.
President Clinton, speaking at a fund-raiser for his wife's Senate campaign, accused New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of enlisting a "right-wing venom machine" against Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Michelle Kwan won her third World Figure Skating title.
A U.S. Navy surveillance plane collided with a Chinese fighter over the South China Sea, then made an emergency landing on China's Hainan island.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour armed standoff with the police at his Belgrade villa.
Notre Dame won its first national championship in women's basketball, defeating Purdue, 66-64.
US lowers bar in age discrimination suits
Google starts prefetching top search results for Mozilla and Firefox browsers
Metal press crushes Illinois worker
Harvard hosts conference on technological future of news media
Iraq: Uneven voter turnout elects women who push sharia law while anti-woman violence rages
EU, Canada impose duties on some US goods in retaliation for Byrd Amendment
Bus drivers to strike in Auckland
Parents of Terri Schiavo to sell list of supporters to marketing firm
Minutemen gather to patrol US-Mexican border in April
Rural African school goes to Sweden for environment award
MS-13 gang threatens the Arizona "minutemen"
Zimbabwe election victory for Mugabe
Witnesses saw truck "rev up and race" before recent Texas oil refinery blast
The Vatican: Pope suffers from congestive heart failure
FBI: Death of the Georgian Prime Minister was an accident
Death toll of Bahrain tourist boat capsizing rises to 57
NZ Sky TV customers to get refund for satellite failure
Iraq war vet claims atrocities by U.S. soldiers
Donald Trump plans Â£300m "golfing paradise" for rural Scotland
"The Simpsons Movie" hits theatres July 2007
Auckland City Council acts to remove suspect chemicals in pre-school's soil
Sun releases T1 source code
Mouse makes nest in cash machine, eats money
First GuantÃ¡namo Bay prisoner sentenced
Strong earthquake near Solomon Islands, tsunami reported
Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka vs West Indies
NHL: Red Wings defeat Blue Jackets 4-1
Media round-up: April Fools' Day 2008
Portuguese football club Porto in match-fixing probe
Moldovan parliament approves new government
Peruvian necklace identified as oldest gold artifact in the Americas
UEFA Champions League: April 1, 2008
Coalition forces: Eleven 'suspected terrorists' captured
Amber alert issued for missing Utah girl
Australia flash flooding traps thousands
'Guiding Light' to flicker out after 72 years on radio, TV
G20 protester dies after collapsing
FDA warning on pistachios after salmonella contamination
Honda demonstrates mind-reading robotic technology
Southern California auto maker announces fully-electric sedan
Man arrested after crashing motorized bar stool while drunk
US Justice Department to withdraw Stevens charges
Guinea-Bissau to hold elections this June
UN agency condemns new Afghan "Shia family law"
US government files lawsuit against BP Exploration in Alaska
State trooper, firefighter save truck driver after New Jersey crash
General Motors automobile sales plunge by 45%
Sixteen people feared dead after helicopter crash in North Sea
ADP says US economy lost 742,000 jobs in March
Obama lessens US ban on offshore drilling
Rancagua, Chile Servicio MÃ©dico Legal boss, Juan DÃaz, suspended on Juanita Carey case
Large Hadron Collider reaches milestone
Tonga: Four guilty over ferry disaster that killed 74
Treasury reveals cost of carbon tax on Australian families
More of Gaddafi's top officials defect
Australia to lose $2 billion due to Japanese disasters
Ohio man dies after sitting in chair for two years
Roberto CÃ³rdova wins ConcertaciÃ³n primary elections in Pichilemu, Chile
News briefs: March 31, 2012
Ex-KGB head Leonid Shebarshin dies at age 77
Quakes push Canary Islands up eleven centimetres
South Korean president responds to North Korea's nuclear constitution change
Interview: University of Guam's Ron McNinch on North Korea's nuclear threats