Duncan I, King of Scotland killed by MacBeth
Henry V and his army lands in France, at about 6
Scots take the English town of Verneuil by trickery
The Meeting at Broletto Field re-establishes the commune in Florence
Pope Pius II dies at Ancona leading a crusade against the Turks
Columbus lands at the mouth of the Orinoco River, Venezuela
Philosopher Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus] born
Tristan de Luna y Arellano enters Pensacola Bay, Florida
New "blue laws" enacted in Virginia
Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723) born
Composer Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer born
Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants) born
French painter Claude-Joseph Vernet born
Mathematician Charles Hutton born
French ballerina Marie Allard,(Auguste Vestris) born
Samuel S. Wesley, (grandson of Methodist hymnwriter Charles Wesley) is born. He also was a sacred composer and penned over 130 original hymn tunes. The best remembered of these today is AURELIA, to which is sung "The Church's One Foundation." born
A comic opera by Rossini, "Turk in Italy," was premiered at La Scala. Rossini was then 22. Rossini achieved his first success with one-act comedies in his late teens. His first two full-length operas were the drama "Tancredi" and the comedy "L'Italiana in Algeri."
Pioneer psychologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing born
Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance.
English devotional writer Sarah Flower Adams dies at the age of 43. In 1845 she published The Flock at the Fountain, a catechism containing hymns for children. One of those hymns remains popular to this day: "Nearer, My God, To Thee."
The Oregon Territory was established.
Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton born
Writer Ernest Thayer ("Casey at the Bat") born
English novelist John Galsworthy born
The first "Ring" Cycle at Bayreuth continued with "Die Walkyre," and the first reviews began to appear in print. Wagnerites in London and Paris hailed the operas. But even the most diehard Wagner fans reported that the Bayreuth theater could be more comfortable.
Oliver B. Shallenberger, of Rochester, PA, received a patent for the electric meter.
Composer Jaroslav Jeremias born
International forces -- including 2,000 US Marines -- entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreigners.
Composer Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili born
Educator, Publisher, phonetic speller James Pitman (Bath England) born
Actor Millard Mitchell (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter) born
John Ringling North circus director born
Songwriter Stanley Adams born
China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War One.
Actor Nehemiah Persoff (Al Capone, Yentl) born
Newspaper columnist Russell Baker born
Actress Alice Ghostley (Bewitched, Designing Women) born
Bishop of Exeter Hewlett Thompson born
Earl Weaver (baseball analyst: ABC's Monday Night Baseball, playoffs, World Series; autobiography: It's What You Learn After You Know It All that Counts) born
Congress passed the Social Security Act and President Roosevelt immediately signed it into law.
LPGA golfer Betsy Cullen born
President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, a statement of principles that renounced aggression.
Singer Connie Smith, (Dream Painter, New Horizons) born
Rock singer David Crosby born
Jockey Robyn Smith Astaire, wife of Fred Astaire born
Comedian-actor Steve Martin (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne) born
Actress Brenda Benet (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball) born
President Truman announced that Japan had accepted terms for unconditional surrender, ending World War II.
Actor Antonio Fargas born
Actress Susan Saint James born
Singer-musician Larry Graham born
Pakistan became independent of British rule.
Author Danielle Steel (Vanished, Wanderlust, Daddy) born
"Far Side" cartoonist Gary Larson born
Rock singer-musician Terry Adams (NRBQ) born
Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills, California.
Film composer James Horner ("Titanic") born
The whiffle ball was invented.
Actress Jackee Harry born
Basketball star Magic Johnson born
The first meeting to organize the American Football League was held.
Actress Susan Olsen (The Bradys, The Brady Bunch Hour, The Brady Bunch) born
Robbers held up a US mail truck in Plymouth, Massachusetts, making off with more than one and a-half million dollars.
Actress Emmanuelle Beart ("Mission born
Actor David Hallyday (He's My Girl) born
(or 1966) Actress, Miss World contestant Halle Berry born in Bedford, Ohio
Actress Catherine Bell ("JAG") born
British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the first no-hitter against the Pirates since 1955.
The U-S bombing of Cambodia came to a halt, marking the official end to 12 years of American combat in Indochina.
Workers at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, went on strike, which would later result in the creation of the Solidarity labor movement.
Pope John Paul II left a Rome hospital, three months after being wounded in an attempt on his life.
Actress Mila Kunis ("That 70's Show") born
The Soviet Union denounced President Reagan's off-the-record joke, made three days earlier, about bombing Russia. One commentator called it "a sacred dream which popped up on the surface."
Vice President Bush led a celebration aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise marking the 40th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.
U.S. officials announced that members of Mexico's police force had abducted, interrogated and tortured Victor Cortez Jr., a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.
The government reported that America's merchandise trade deficit had soared to $15.7 billion in June 1987.
President Reagan arrived in New Orleans on the eve of the Republican national convention that would nominate his vice president, George Bush, to be its choice to succeed him.
South African President P.W. Botha announced his resignation after losing a bitter power struggle within his national party.
Interrupting his vacation, President Bush returned to Washington, where he told reporters he saw no hope for a diplomatic solution to the Persian Gulf crisis, at least until economic sanctions forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait.
Freed American hostage Edward Tracy returned to the United States, arriving in Boston, where he was reunited with his sister, Maria Lambert.
The Justice Department accused General Electric of fraud for billing the Pentagon $30 million for the non-existent sale of F-16 parts to the Israeli military.
President Bush expressed ''100 percent'' support for United Nations efforts to mediate a settlement to the Middle East hostage crisis.
Federal judge John J. Sirica, who had presided over the Watergate trials of the 1970's, died in Washington DC at age 88.
The White House announced that the Pentagon would begin emergency airlifts of food to Somalia to alleviate mass deaths by starvation.
Pope John Paul the Second denounced abortion and euthanasia as well as sexual abuse by American priests in a speech at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.
A jury in New York acquitted Washington lawyer Robert Altman of fraud charges for dealings linked to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
Eight children who were left alone died in an early morning house fire in Carbondale, Illinois.
The notorious international terrorist known as "Carlos the Jackal" was captured in Sudan. He was extradited to France the next day.
Rain turned the final full day of Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York, into a mudbath.
Shannon Faulkner officially became the first female cadet in the history of The Citadel, South Carolina's state military college. (However, Faulkner quit the school less than a week later, citing the stress of her court fight, and her isolation among the male cadets.)
The Republican national convention in San Diego nominated Bob Dole for president and Jack Kemp for vice president in an evening that featured a talk-show-style testimonial by Elizabeth Dole, who strolled the convention floor with a wireless microphone.
In Peru, 35 people were electrocuted when a stray rocket during a fireworks show knocked down a high-tension line.
An unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was formally sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
Two cosmonauts (Vasily Tsibliyev and Alexander Lazutkin) made it safely home to Earth after a luckless six-month mission aboard the Mir space station.
A federal court in Richmond, Virginia, ruled that the Food and Drug Administration had no authority to regulate tobacco, striking down FDA rules making it harder for minors to buy cigarettes; the Clinton administration said it would appeal.
Death claimed former AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland at age 77
Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Pee Wee Reese died at age 81.
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush won the Iowa straw poll.
On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, President Clinton offered a review of his years in office, and exhorted delegates to propel Al Gore on the road to succeed him.
TSA cuts US airport security screening personnel
Paula Abdul cleared of sex scandal after 'American Idol' inquiry
David Lange, former New Zealand prime minister, dies at 63
Controversial cancer test gains support
Mother's plea to U.S. president gains widespread attention
Kurmanbek Bakiev sworn in as president of Kyrgyzstan
Cypriot plane with 121 on board crashes in Greece
Fresh pictures of Castro and Chavez shown in Cuban media
UN sponsored ceasefire in Israel-Lebanon begins
Colombo land mine explosion kills seven
Court date "as needed" for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal
Ariel Sharon's condition worsens
Tamil Tigers say Sri Lanka's government bombed orphanage
Speculation grows in race to succeed Kofi Annan
Fire interrupts TNA wrestling PPV; one worker hurt
Nigeria hands over disputed area to Cameroon
Virginia incumbent, Senator George Allen, accused of racism by Democratic hopeful
Erroneous newspaper report garners publicity for Moon landing tapes
Wellington, New Zealand university student missing
PepsiCo names Nooyi CEO as Reinemund retires
British soldier released after serving 12 years of life sentence for Cyprus killing
Controversial blog Liverpool Evil Cabal closes
Australian government announces measures to reduce fuel costs
Toronto AIDS conference opens without Canadian Prime Minister
Economist reports Saudi oil production can continue unabated
Two Fox News journalists kidnapped in Gaza
Suspected low pathogenic H5N1 Bird Flu virus found in the United States
Russian train derails after bomb blast, terrorism suspected
National Express awarded contract to operate services on major UK rail route
World Deaf Swimming Championships Day 3: "Bad weather" and "New Record Day of Belarus"
5.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Hawaii hours before expected hurricane
Cargo Vessel grounded South of Gibraltar
Don Imus reaches settlement with CBS, sued by Rutgers member
At least 175 killed, 200 injured in northwestern Iraq
Nokia issues BL-5C battery warning, offers replacement
Mathematics summer school in Turkey threatened by authorities
Hurricane Flossie threatens Big Island of Hawaii with winds, rain
Russian troops advance into Georgia, violating truce
Dead body left in UK hospital alongside living patients for seven hours
Pakistan's Musharraf will resign within days, say reports
US Court of Appeals upholds free licenses
Olympic highlights: August 14, 2008
Ariane 5 rocket launches Superbird 7 and AMC-21 satellites
U2 fan ordered to destroy CDs
Aerosmith cancel remaining tour dates after on stage accident
Hurricane Guillermo forms in Pacific Ocean
Spanish economy contracts 1% in second quarter
Guitarist Les Paul dies at 94
Hong Kong's recession ends, economy grows 3.3%
BBC newsreader sacked after conviction for wounding teenager
US professional wrestler Lance Cade dies aged 29
7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Mariana Islands
Australian rules football: Gippsland Football League finals take shape two weeks out
Former US Representative Dan Rostenkowski dies aged 82
Manmohan Singh becomes the third longest serving Prime Minister of India
US warns Pakistan to stop press intimidation
Iran to launch its first nuclear power plant
New drug may treat virtually all viral infections
Thirty injured as bus crashes in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Corruption threatens Brazil's Olympics and World Cup
Texas continues to suffer record-breaking drought
Jersey knife attack kills six
Texas governor Rick Perry enters presidential race
Reform Party of the United States nominates fitness model Andre Barnett for president
Students from Liceo MarÃa Luisa Bombal of Rancagua, Chile detained after taking control of school
Ryanair threaten legal action after documentary on fuel policy, safety