King Louis the Child, last Carolingian ruler of Germany, dies
Phillip Augustus, King of France, Henry II, King of England, and Fredrick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, begin assembling the troops for the Third Crusade
Charles V (the Wise), King of France born
Great daylight comet of 1472 passes within 10.5 million km of earth
Papal Swiss Guard first enters Rome
Founding of the Anabaptists, by Grebel Conrad, in Zurich
Death of Juan de Grijalva, discoverer of Mexico
Execution of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
"First Prayer-Book of Edward VI" approved by Parliament
Colonists began putting up houses to begin the settlement at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Margaret Brent, first woman lawyer in the colonies, denied a vote in the Maryland Assembly
America's first medical textbook is published in Boston.
Soldier and Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen born
John Fitch, had a working steamboat years before Fulton. born
During the French Revolution, King Louis the 16th, condemned for treason, was executed on the guillotine.
American explorer nicknamed ``The Pathfinder.'' John C. Fremont He mapped the territory between the Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean, was military governor of California and Arizona territory and the first Republican presidential candidate, in 1856. He was defeated by Democrat James Buchanan. born
Horace Wells, dentist, pioneer in use of medical anethesia. born
John Breckinridge, 14th U.S. Vice President. born
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Confederate General. born
Henri Duparc a pupil of Cesar Franck's born
An envelope-folding machine is patented by Dr. Russell Hawes of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Firearms designer John Browning born
Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate, 12 days before Mississippi seceded from the Union.
Lawyer Roger Nash Baldwin founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. born
Canadian troops set sail to fight in South Africa.
Elisha Gray, the U.S. inventor who contested the first patent for the telephone with Alexander Graham Bell, died.
Fashion designer Christian Dior born
140,000 workers and peasants begin a march to the Czar's Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.
In New York City, the first ``no smoking'' legislation is enacted, barring women from smoking cigarettes in public. Officials feared the air pollution created by cigarette smoke. (however, the measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan Junior).
Tennessee bans liquor production for 1910.
Japan rejects the U.S. proposal to neutralize ownership of the Manchurian Railway.
The first Kiwanis Club was founded, in Detroit.
J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe's destitute. Ida Tarbell's expos of John D. Rockefeller and the oil monopoly contributed to the passage of antitrust legislation.
Greek-American actor Telly Savalas born
The Soviet leader Lenin died of a brain hemorrhage. He had led the Bolsheviks to victory in the
Popular British comedian Benny Hill born
Actor Steve Reeves ("Hercules") born
Albert Roussel's Suite in F Major premiered. The "Suite in Fa" is one of Roussel's finest pieces, with a nice perpetual motion sound at the beginning.
The League of Nations rejects Japanese terms for settlement with China.The rise of militaristic nationalism led Japan down the road to Pearl Harbor and World War II.
Actress Ann Wedgeworth born
Blues singer-musician Snooks Eaglin born
King Edward VIII is proclaimed in London.
American disc jockey Wolfman Jack born
Golfer Jack Nicklaus born
Opera singer Placido Domingo born
Singer Richie Havens born
The U.S. lifts the ban on arms to the U.S.S.R.
North Africa, Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward.
Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O'Clock Jump" in New York for Okeh Records.
A Nazi daylight air raid kills 34 in a London school.
Bela Bartok made his final concert appearance. The composer and his wife played the starring roles in his ``Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion.'' At one point Bartok lost his concentration and began making stuff up.
Actress Jill Eikenberry born
The Swiss city of Basel was again the scene of a world premiere. This time it was Honnegger's 4th Symphony, subtitled "Basle Delights." This is one of Honnegger's lighter symphonies.
A federal jury in New York found former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury.
Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean born
George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), author of "1984," died in London.
The first atomic submarine, the USS "Nautilus," was launched at Groton, Connecticut.
Patsy Cline appeared on ``Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts.''
Director and producer Cecil B. deMille dies. ( ``The Ten Commandments.'')
Basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon born
Hassan Ali Mansur, the prime minister of Persia, was assassinated.
Rap DJ Jam Master Jay (Run-DMC) born
Actress Charlotte Ross ("Days of Our Lives") born
Actress Karina Lombard born
Rapper Levirt (B-Rock and the Bizz) born
The U.S. Supreme Court decides that pregnant teachers can no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.
Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger meet to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT).
The supersonic Concorde jet was put into service by Britain and France.
President Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters.
President Carter urges 65 degrees as the maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis.
Singer Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton (The Spice Girls) born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Nokio (Dru Hill) born
Britain's first test-tube triplets -- a girl and two boys -- were born to a couple in London. The mother was Anne Maaye.
An anti-acne drug known as "Retin-A" got a boost with the release of a study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" that said the skin cream could also reduce wrinkles caused by exposure to the sun.
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke led a field of seven candidates in an open primary to advance to a runoff election for a Louisiana state House seat.
Washington Mayor Marion Barry said he would seek help but did not publicly concede he had used illegal drugs. He left the next day for a treatment program in Florida.
In the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, mutinous military cadets fired on troops patrolling the capital during a crackdown on a nationalist uprising.
Iraq announced it would use hostages as human shields against allied warplanes. President Bush denounced Iraq's treatment of POW's, and said Iraqi President Saddam Hussein would be held responsible.
CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, CBS News London bureau chief Peter Bluff, a cameraman and soundman were captured by Iraqi forces; they were released almost six weeks later.
Billy Idol pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges for punching a woman he'd just met at a Los Angeles restaurant.
It's announced that Hillary Clinton will work out of a White House office near the Oval Office, an unprecedented move in first lady history.
Two US warplanes fired on and bombed an Iraqi air defense radar site in northern Iraq after radar was turned on them -- Iraq denied provoking the attack.
Lorena Bobbitt is found innocent by reason of insanity in the June 1993 attack on her husband, John. She'd cut off his penis while he slept. The organ was surgically reattached.
President Clinton, addressing the Democratic National Committee, implored members to "bear down and go forward" despite the results of the 1994 elections.
At the 53rd annual Golden Globes, "Sense and Sensibility" won best dramatic picture; "Babe" won best comedy; best dramatic acting awards went to Nicolas Cage for "Leaving Las Vegas" and Sharon Stone for "Casino," while awards for acting in a comedy or musical went to Nicole Kidman for "To Die For" and John Travolta for "Get Shorty."
American composer Irwin J. Levine died. ( ``Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree.'' The song is tied with the Beatles' ``Yesterday'' as the most recorded song in the history of music. He also wrote ``Knock Three Times'' and ``This Diamond Ring.'')
Speaker Newt Gingrich was reprimanded and fined as the House voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct.
Trying to improve its tarnished image, the Democratic National Committee announced it would no longer accept money from people or companies with foreign ties and would limit contributions from labor unions and wealthy benefactors.
Pope John Paul the Second began a historic pilgrimage to Cuba.
Actor Jack Lord of "Hawaii Five-O" fame died in Honolulu at age 77.
John Gotti Jr., who allegedly runs the Gambino mob his jailed father once headed, was arrested for his alleged role in a far-reaching racketeering and extortion ring. Gotti, 33, of Mill Neck, N.Y. was among 32 defendants rounded up by law enforcement authorities in pre-dawn raids at numerous locations in metropolitan New York.
President Clinton denied having an "improper" relationship with the then 21-year-old woman, Monica Lewinsky, or that he tried to cover it up by urging her to lie to lawyers. He also has denied sexually harassing Jones or anyone else.
Iraq asked the UN to freeze arms inspections at sensitive "presidential sites," a move immediately condemned by the chief UN weapons inspector as "flying in the face" of Security Council demands.
Opening arguments were held in a lawsuit by Texas cattlemen who charge that talk-show hostess Oprah Winfrey drove down livestock prices in a 1996 program about mad cow disease. The cattlemen, led by feedlot owner Paul Engler, say a Winfrey show, in which she swore off hamburgers because of concerns about contracting mad cow disease, cost them $12 million.
Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of a former Mexican president, was convicted of masterminding the murder of rival Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu and sentenced to 50 years.
Former Senator Dale Bumpers told the Senate impeachment trial of Bill Clinton the president was guilty of a "terrible moral lapse" but not of conduct warranting or even permitting his removal from office.
The grandmothers of Elian Gonzalez traveled to the United States to plead for the boy's return to Cuba.
Methane Rain in Titan's Rivers
Beazley may face challengers for leadership
Romanians to pay power bills via SMS
Romanian band to hold concert for tsunami victims
Romanian president warns of high-level corruption
Jan Nowak-Jezioranski Dies
NASA's Swift detects possible birth of black hole
Unrest in Belize Civil Unrest in Belize
Conference discusses the credibility of blogs
Ayman al-Zawahiri releases new tape
Euromillions lottery jackpot set to rise to Â£100m
Many SAG Awards presenters announced
Rescue teams try to save London whale
Rescuers find remains of West Virginia miners
Maryland Judge throws out law banning gay marriages
Kosovo president Ibrahim Rugova dies
Portugal to produce new Volkswagen model in 2008
Alan Carpenter "effectively" new Western Australian Premier
Australian Defence Minister resigns
Experts fear for the health of London whale
UK freedom of information acts come into effect
Sydney councils pay investigators to have sex with prostitutes
A1 Grand Prix Taupo, New Zealand results
UK firms encouraged to make the Web speak
Oil leaking container ship might cause environmental catastrophe
Suspected assassin of Turkish-Armenian journalist arrested
Series of earthquakes hit Korea, Indonesia, Turkey and Norway
Ricky Hatton regains IBF light welterweight title
Fire breaks out in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia
Europe hit by storms, 45 deaths reported
World stocks plunge on fears on US recession
Martin Luther King day commemorated by US citizens
Israeli spy satellite launched by Indian rocket
NikoliÄ wins first round of Serbian presidential election
Widening rift between Islam, West: Gallup poll
Portland, Oregon mayor admits to sexual relationship he previously denied
UN chief visits Gaza, demands investigation into attacks on UN facilities
Australian writer Harry Nicolaides jailed for three years for insulting Thai Royal Family
ASEAN basketball league moves closer to reality
Scott Brown wins special election for Massachusetts's Senate seat in upset victory
67th Annual Golden Globe Award highlights
Eight killed in Virginia shooting, suspect surrenders
TV host Conan O'Brien accepts US$45 million settlement with NBC
UK woman convicted of 'mercy' murder of son
Injured NASA astronaut replaced on crew of upcoming mission
US singer Etta James dies aged 73
First Czech Winter Olympics champion JiÅÃ RaÅ¡ka dies at age 70
Gujarat high court refutes Modi's objection to Lokyukta's appointment
AFCON 2013: Hosts South Africa draw 0-0 with Cape Verde Islands