Death of St. Silverius, Pope
Danish settlers in England massacred
Henry VI, King of England, crowned King of France at Paris
Napoleon was crowned emperor of France.
1st savings bank in US opens as the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society
President Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
French Artist George Seurat (some sources 1859) born
French painter Georges Seurat (Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte) born
Abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.
Circus co-founder Charles Ringling born
The conductor John Barbirolli was born.
Journalist Hy Gardner born
Engineer Peter Carl Goldmark, the inventor of the long-playing record born
J.P. Morgan acquires majority holdings in Equitable Life Co.
Musician Eddie Sauter born
Actor-playwright Adolph Green (screen writer with Betty Comden: Singin' in the Rain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) born
Actor Ezra Stone (Feinstone) born
Armenia proclaims independence from Turkey.
Bandleader Milton Delugg born
The first successful helium dirigible, C-7, makes a test flight in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Opera singer Maria (Kalogeropoulou) Callas born
Former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig born
Actress Julie Harris (Knots Landing, I Am a Camera, Member of the Wedding) born
The first aluminum street cars were put in service in Cleveland, Ohio this day.
The Model A Ford was introduced as the successor to the Model T. The price of a Model A roadster was $395.
Former Attorney General Edwin Meese the Third born
"The Adventures of Charlie Chan" was first heard this day on the NBC-Blue radio network. The Chinese detective became even more popular on the movie screen between 1937 and 1940.
The Atomic Age was born when scientists demonstrated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction at a laboratory below the stands at the University of Chicago football stadium.
Vic Toweel, of South Africa, set a record for knockdowns - in a title fight in Johannesburg, South Africa. He floored Danny O'Sullivan of England 14 times in 10 rounds before the bantamweight fight was stopped. During a post-fight interview, O'Sullivan told reporters, "Adkeivhaep oi er," then, keeled over, again.
Country singer John Wesley Ryles born
Actor Keith Szarabajka born
Denver's KOA-TV transmitted, for 49 stations on the NBC network, the first human birth to be seen on TV. It was a part of the program, "The March of Medicine."
Keeping his campaign promise, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in Korea to promote a settlement to end hostilities in that war-ravaged country.
George Jorgensen, a former G.I. who had gone to Denmark in 1950, prepared to return to the U.S. - as Christine Jorgensen. George had undergone 2,000 hormone injections and six operations performed by sex change surgeons.
The Senate voted to condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (Republican, Wisconsin) for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."
N-B-C news broadcaster Stone Phillips born
Actor Dennis Christopher born
Rock musician Rick Savage (Def Leppard) born
Cuban leader Fidel Castro declared himself a Marxist-Leninist who would lead Cuba to Communism.
Tennis Hall-of-Famer Tracy Austin born
A weird piece of performance art was put on at UCLA. "Playable Music Number 4" by Nam June Paik calls for a performer to cut his arm slowly with a razor. An enthusiastic member of the audience is said to have yelled, "Encore! Encore! Use your throat!"
Cardinal Francis Spellman died in New York at age 78.
Singer Jimmie Rodgers ("Honeycomb", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine") was found in a car in Los Angeles, near death, suffering from a fractured skull. He had been the victim of a "mysterious assault."
Rock musician Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters) born
Rock singer Jimi (cq) Haha (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) born
The Environmental Protection Agency began operating under director William Ruckelshaus.
Rapper Treach (Naughty By Nature) born
The U.S. Senate votes to give 48,000 acres of New Mexico back to the Taos Indians.
Motown's Temptations reached the #1 spot on the top 40 charts this day with "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone". It was the fourth #1 hit for the Temptations, joining "My Girl" (1965), "I Can't Get Next to You" (1969) and "Just My Imagination" (1971).
Tennis player Monica Seles born
Singer Nelly Furtado born
Singer Britney Spears born
In the first operation of its kind, doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Dr. Barney Clark, who lived 112 days with the device. He died on March 23, 1983.
Dan Marino connected for four touchdown passes and set an NFL record for TD passes in a season (40). Miami's Dolphins lost the game, however, to the Los Angeles Rams 45-34. It marked the Dolphins' first home loss of the season following six wins.
In a speech to Egypt's Parliament, Jordan's King Hussein criticized the U.S.-sponsored Camp David peace accords and insisted the PLO be a full partner in Middle East peace talks.
A Philippine civilian court acquitted armed forces chief Gen. Fabian C. Ver and 25 other defendants of charges related to the 1983 shooting death of opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino.
The highest-rated "Monday Night Football" telecast was seen this night on ABC-TV. The Miami Dolphins beat the Chicago Bears 38-24. The Miami win snapped a 12-game winning streak of the Bears.
President Ronald Reagan announced that former CIA official Frank Carlucci would be his new national security adviser, succeeding Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter, who resigned as the Iran-Contra affair unraveled.
After a chaotic six-and-a-half-hour meeting that had begun the night before, the Chicago City Council elected Eugene Sawyer acting mayor, succeeding the late Harold Washington.
Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan.
The space shuttle "Atlantis" was launched on a secret four-day mission.
President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev held the first talks of their wind-tossed Malta summit aboard the Soviet cruise ship Maxim Gorky.
V.P. Singh was sworn in as prime minister of India.
, Chancellor Hekmut Kohl's center-right coalition easily won the first free all-German elections since 1932.
Composer Aaron Copland died in North Tarrytown, New York, at age 90.
Actor Bob Cummings died in Woodland Hills, California, at age 82.
The Midwest section of the U.S. braced for a massive earthquake predicted by Iben Browning. Nothing happened.
Testimony began in West Palm Beach, Florida, in the trial of William Kennedy Smith, for the rape of Patricia Bowman at his family's estate.
American hostage Joseph Cicippio, held captive in Lebanon for more than five years, was released.
Germany's lower house of parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Maastricht Treaty on European unity.
The space shuttle "Discovery" blasted off with five astronauts and a spy satellite aboard.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot to death by security forces in Medellin.
The space shuttle "Endeavour" blasted off on a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope.
An unemployed man opened fire at a California unemployment agency in Oxnard, California, killing three workers; he killed a police officer during a chase that ended in Ventura, where the man himself was gunned down.
The government agreed not to seek a recall of allegedly fire-prone General Motors pickup trucks, striking a deal with GM under which the automaker would spend more than $51 million on safety and research.
Reputed "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was convicted in Los Angeles of three counts of pandering.
In Pensacola, FL, Paul Hill was given two life sentences for murdering a doctor and security guard outside an abortion clinic in July 1994. Hill was convicted of violating the new federal law protecting abortion clinics.
Financier Charles Keating Junior, a central figure in the most notorious savings-and-loan debacle of the 1980s, won a new federal trial because jurors had learned of his prior fraud conviction in state court before convicting him of fraud and racketeering.
NASA launched a U.S.-European observatory on a $1 billion dollar mission to study the sun.
In Baumholder, Germany, President Clinton told 4,000 American troops who were on their way to Bosnia-Herzegovina for peacekeeping duty to strike "immediately and with decisive force" if threatened.
Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent counsel investigation of telephone fund-raising by President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, concluding they did not violate election laws, a decision that drew jeers from Republicans.
Relative calm took over in Seattle, where a meeting of the World Trade Organization was greeted earlier with sometimes violent demonstrations.
In Northern Ireland, a power-sharing Cabinet of Protestants and Catholics sat down together for the first time.
All six Republican presidential hopefuls, including Texas Gov. George W. Bush, debated in Manchester, N. H.
Australian Van Nguyen executed in Singapore
Man charged with Huxley attack
Search continues for missing plane of George F. Baker III off coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts
Joseph De Veuster voted greatest Belgian
Court finds random bag searches in NYC subway constitutional
Australian Senate sits for extra day, passes industrial relations legislation
Arias leads opinion polls in Costa Rica
Best's body arrives in Northern Ireland
Federal Opposition hounds Treasurer over appointment to RBA board, Gerard resigns
Genetically modified seeds got into New Zealand
Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention
USA tracks information on travelers
An account of the Esperanza Fire from an animal rescuer
Warlords gang-rape a woman in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan
Taiwan President's daughter-in-law back in Taiwan for birth
Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot
Cuba asks to re-open negotiations with United States
Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote
Hezbollah-led protestors stage Beirut sit-in
Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot
Stephen Hawking believes going to other planets is necessary for human survival
CNet Reporter James Kim, family missing
England in a good position after day two of Adelaide test match
China loosens press restrictions
Draw results for UEFA Euro 2008 announced
Taiwanese government supports IT industry by participating in Taipei IT Month
Ozzy Osbourne's personal possessions fetch $800,000 for charity
Russians vote in parliamentary election
Uranium smugglers arrested in Slovakia and Hungary
World AIDS Day events held around the globe
Obama's transition website 'frees the content'
Thai PM barred from politics, three parties dissolved
International community marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Minyama residents promise to keep fighting to stop McDonald's development
Number of Zimbabwe cholera deaths nears 500
Arrest made in Jennifer Hudson family killings
Pakistani Member of Parliament killed by suicide bomber
US President Obama delivers address on Afghanistan plan
Religious and political leaders criticise Swiss ban on minarets
British actress Maggie Jones dies age 75
British sailors detained, released after yacht accidentally crosses into Iranian waters
FIFA announce Russia to host 2018 World Cup, Qatar to host 2022 World Cup
Pentagon 'don't ask don't tell' poll shows support for repeal
Prime Minister of Vanuatu ousted in vote of no confidence
Interpol orders arrest of Wikileaks founder to face rape charges
On the campaign trail, November 2011
Australian woman claims Church of Scientology imprisoned her for twelve years
Leaked Syrian government emails indicate weapons supplied to Hamas