Death of St. Paulinius of Trier
Caligula, 3rd Roman Emperor (37-41 AD) born
Commodus, 18th Roman Emperor (180-91) born
Death of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne
Death of Leofric, husband of Lady Godiva
Death of Baldwin V ("Baudouinet"), King of Jerusalem, age 9
Utrecht bishop Willebrand grants Swells state justice
German king Heinrich VII makes his son Johan king of Bohemia
The government of Florence massacres the Ciompi
Death of Henry V, King of England, at Bois de Vincennes
Locusts ravage Poland, causing widespread famine
Cortes and his Indian allies take Tenochtitlan
Adrian VI (Netherlands) is crowned last non-Italian Pope until 1978 CE
Pope Paul II deposes & excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
Great mogol of India Djehangir born
Cromwell retreats to Dunbar
French physicist Guillaume Amontons born
English Puritan author and preacher John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progess, dies at age 69. He had been imprisoned several times between 1660 and 1672, Bunyan used these periods of isolation to pen his two literary masterpieces, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666) and Pilgrim's Progress (1678).
Composer Johann Paul Kunzen born
Composer Johann Paul Aegidius Martini born
Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland
Composer Jean-Etienne Despreaux born
English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India
Composer Johann Ignaz Walter born
Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
Composer Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa born
American hymnwriter Anna B. Warner . She never married, but lived with her sister Susan in New York state. In 1860, a novel they co-authored contained a poem which became one of the most beloved of all children's hymns: 'I Know.' born
Amicare Ponchielli was born in Cremona. He became an organist and small town conductor, but his operas were occasionally staged with some success. The first Ponchielli opera to be staged at La Scala did pretty well. born
American hymnwriter, Jesse Brown Pounds. During her lifetime she published nine books, 50 cantatas and over 400 religious song texts. Three of her hymns remain popular today: "Anywhere With Jesus," "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" and "The Way of the Cross Leads Home." born
Italian educator Maria Montessori born
An earthquake rocked Charleston, South Carolina, killing up to 110 people.
Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," a device which produced moving pictures.
A Packard automobile completed a 52-day journey from San Francisco to New York, becoming the first car to cross the nation under its own power.
Entertainer Arthur Godfrey born
Writer William Saroyan born
Astronomer Sir Alfred Lovell born
Broadcast journalist Daniel Schorr born
Comedian Buddy Hackett born
"The Threepenny Opera" was premiered in Berlin. Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht wrote the music and words, and their wives Lotte Lenya and Helene Weigel sang in it. The brief overture is a witty, cynical, decadent little masterpiece all by itself.
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson born
President Roosevelt signed an act prohibiting the export of US arms to belligerents.
Actor Warren Berlinger born
Rock musician Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) born
The radio program "The Great Gildersleeve" made its debut on NBC.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman born
Hurricane "Carol" hit the northeastern United States, resulting in nearly 70 deaths and millions of dollars in damage.
Rock singer Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) born
Rock musician Gina Schock (The Go-Go's) born
Singer Tony DeFranco (The DeFranco Family) born
Singer Chris Whitley born
The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago became independent within the British Commonwealth.
Rhythm-and-blues musician Larry Waddell (Mint Condition) born
The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to establish the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Boxer Rocky Marciano died in a light airplane crash in Iowa, the day before his 46th birthday.
Rock musician Jeff Russo (Tonic) born
Singer-composer Debbie Gibson born
At the Munich Summer Olympics, American swimmer Mark Spitz won his fourth and fifth gold medals, in the 100-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle relay; Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut won the gold medal in the floor exercises and the balance beam.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamara (Trina & Tamara) born
Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike.
Slain Philippine opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Junior was buried in his homeland, ten days after he was shot dead as he ended a self-imposed political exile. Over a million mourners were addressed by his widow Cory.
The crew of the space shuttle Discovery launched the second of three communications satellites from the spacecraft's cargo bay.
Richard Ramirez, later convicted of California's "Night Stalker" killings, was captured by residents of an East Los Angeles neighborhood.
An Aero-Mexico DC-9 collided with a single-engine plane over Cerritos, California, killing 82 people, including 15 on the ground.
The Soviet passenger ship "Admiral Nakhimov" collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea, causing both vessels to sink; up to 448 people reportedly died.
The Justice Department challenged the constitutionality of the 1978 Ethics in Government Act, which provided for the appointment of independent counsels. (The Supreme Court upheld the law.)
Fourteen people were killed when a Delta Boeing 727 crashed during takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The airline later blamed crash the on the crew's failure to set the wing flaps in proper position.
The Rolling Stones opened their first concert tour in eight years before 50,000 fans in Philadelphia.
The fraud and conspiracy trial of PTL founder Jim Bakker in Charlotte, North Carolina, was interrupted after the former TV evangelist suffered an apparent breakdown in his attorney's office.
Britain's Princess Anne and Mark Phillips announced they were separating after 16 years of marriage.
U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar met twice with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Azizona in Amman, Jordan, trying to negotiate a solution to the Persian Gulf crisis.
East and West Germany signed a treaty to harmonize their legal and political systems after merging on October 3.
In Washington, D.C., hundreds of thousands of union members marched in a "Solidarity Day" protest.
Uzbekistan and Kirghiziz declared their independence, raising to 10 the number of republics seeking to secede from the Soviet Union.
White separatist Randy Weaver surrendered to authorities in Naples, Idaho, ending an eleven-day siege by federal agents that claimed the lives of Weaver's wife, son and a deputy US marshal.
Hurricane "Emily" hit North Carolina's Outer Banks, killing three people.
Russia withdrew its last soldier from Lithuania, the first Baltic nation to eject all former Soviet troops.
Mideast peace talks resumed in Washington amid hopes that a historic agreement to establish Palestinian autonomous areas would be concluded within days.
Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltics after half a century.
The Irish Republican Army declared a cease-fire after 25 years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland.
At the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles, Judge Lance Ito ruled the defense could play only two examples of police detective Mark Fuhrman's racist comments from taped conversations with a screenwriter.
Seven people drowned when their vehicle rolled into John D. Long Lake in Union, South Carolina; they had gone to see a monument to the sons of Susan Smith, who had drowned the two boys in October 1994.
New York City police found the body of four-year-old Nadine Lockwood in her family's apartment; she'd been starved to death. (The girl's mother, Carla Lockwood, faces murder charges.)
Prince Charles brought Princess Diana home for the last time, escorting the body of his former wife to a Britain that was shocked, grief-stricken and angered by her death in a Paris traffic accident.
Prices on the New York Stock Exchange plunged amid news of political chaos in Russia and North Korea's apparent firing of a missile over part of Japan.
Detroit's teachers went on strike, wiping out the first day of class for 172,000 students in one of the largest teachers' strikes in years. (The walkout lasted nine days.)
An LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 72 people, including five on the ground.
Several hundred killed after stampede in Baghdad
Total evacuation of New Orleans planned
Carnival style protest held in Sydney
Italian petrol prices rocket to a record EUR 1.30 per litre
Philippine impeachment unlikely to succeed
Rhode Island District Court freezes Palestinian Authority assets in the US
Edvard Munch's The Scream and Madonna found
Bull kills New Zealand man
FBI most-wanted fugitive, polygamist Warren Jeffs, arrested
New UK donor laws may reduce organ shortages
Hard shoulder gets the soft treatment on British motorways
Canadian union upset over Scugog councilor lowering flag
Astronomers witness supernova
Portuguese troops leave for Lebanon in October
Space shuttle Atlantis set to launch on September 6
Pilot dies as Dutch F-16 fighter jet crashes in Afghanistan
Annan demands Hezbollah free abducted soldiers and Israel lift blockade
Kids TV star Lunar Jim to tour malls in Canada
Plane carrying arms to Nepal detained in Gujarat
Two trains collide near Rio de Janeiro
Law banning same sex marriages in Iowa 'unconstitutional' says judge
Jackpot rises on 'Mega Millions' lottery in US; breaks record
Fire kills six, badly injures seven in Croatia
White House spokesman Tony Snow stepping down
Some Gaza Strip students to go without textbooks
Peace talks between Sunnis and Iraqi Shi'ites begin in Finland
Number of suspects in Finnish dogfighting case rises to ten
U.S. Senator Larry Craig to resign
10 years on Diana, Princess of Wales remembered
Iran unveils part of its nuclear program
Fred Thompson confirms US Presidential bid
"Muslim Brotherhood" facing troubled times
Mayor of New Orleans tells residents to evacuate ahead of hurricane
Radical left computer activists capture data of Blood and Honour web forum with 31,948 users
NASA considers continuing shuttle use after 2010
Italy will give Libya US$5 billion as compensation for occupation
Former terrorist arrested for 1970s murder of top German prosecutor
Japan blames design, maintenance for explosion on China Airlines jet
U.S. General McChrystal submits plan on Afghanistan to President Obama
Hurricane Jimena intensifies off Mexican coast
Reports suggest probe into Formula One race-fixing allegations
Study shows that aspirin might do more harm than good
Israeli navy fires on Gazan fishing vessels
Australian rules football: West Gippsland Latrobe Football League Finals week one results
Daughter of U.S ambassador Eric John dies after New York City fall
As increase in digital music sales slows, record labels look to new ways to make money
St. Lucian footballer Philip Tisson shot dead in Brooklyn, New York
Algerian forces kill at least eight al-Qaeda rebels
Two time Tour de France winner Laurent Fignon dies at age 50
Rem Koolhaas wins Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
French film director Alain Corneau dies at age 67
Last surviving participant of the 1930 FIFA World Cup Francisco Varallo dies aged 100
Frenchman climbs skyscraper in 20 minutes without any equipment
Wikileaks crashes under cyber attack
Ukraine beats Great Britain women's sitting volleyball in straight sets at Summer Paralympics
Day two of Paralympic judo underway in London
Judo round of sixteen underway at London Summer Paralympics
United States's Cynthia Paige Simon loses to Spain in women's 57kg judo quarter finals
Great Britain's Powell loses to Germany's Matthias Krieger in judo event at Paralympics
Egyptian President Morsi backs Syrian rebels in speech
Frank Ponta inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame
Australia and South Africa men's national wheelchair basketball teams play in their Paralympics opener
Brazil women's national wheelchair basketball team loses first game in its Paralympic campaign
Hawaiian Airlines announces iPad mini in-flight service