Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar (0102 BC by some calanders) born
Election of Felix III as Pope
Death of St. John Gaulberto
Crusaders capture Syria's harbor city of Tripoli
Coronation of Anastasius IV as Pope
William the Lion made prisoner at Alnwick
King Henry II does penance at Canterbury for Becket's murder
The armies of the Third Crusade (1189-92), led by England's King Richard ('TheLionhearted'), captured the Syrian seaport of Acre.
Pelagius leads the 5th Crusade up the Nile
Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I
Marriage of David II, King of Scotland, to Joanna, sister of Edward III of England
Landing of the English army at St. Vaast la Hogue, Cotentin, Normandy
Death of Desiderius Erasmus
England's King Henry VIII marries Catharine Parr (his 6th & last wife), She outlived him.
Henry VIII, King of England, marries Catherine Parr
St Basil's Cathedral consecrated
English troops under Buckingham land on the Isle of Rhe
Death of Michael I, Czar of Russia
Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James the Second at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.
Josiah Wedgewood , English potter, industrialist and writer. born
Composer Christian Danner born
Fire sweeps through Paris following 2 days of rioting.
Russian zoologist Heinrich Christian Pander born
US forces lead by Gen. Hull invade Canada (War of 1812).
American writer Henry David Thoreau born
Mormon church founder Joseph Smith announced that a divine revelation had been given him sanctioning polygamy among his newly-organized religious followers.
Canada, physician/author William Osler. He studdied the circulatory system. born
George Eastman, the founder of Kodak, was born. It was this man who in 1919 gave the 3-and-a-half Million dollars that made it possible to establish the Eastman School of Music. The Eastman School would become a hotbed of talented composers later in the century.
Congress authorized a new award, the U.S. Medal of Honor, often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Turkey cedes Cyprus to Britain.
Amedeo Modigiani, Italian painter, sculptor, and draftsman. born
Actor Joseph Crehan, Baltimore MD,(Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight) born
Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers born
R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome born
Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian operatic soprano famous for her Wagnerian roles. born
Peter Deyneka, missions pioneer. He founded the Slavic Gospel Association in 1934. This mission undertakes evangelistic work in Europe and South America. born
Comedian Milton Berle "Uncle Miltie" born
The Panama canal, was officially opened by President Woodrow Wilson. The project began in 1881. The first ship actually sailed through on January 7, 1914.
Hindemith's "Kammermusic for Winds" was premiered in Cologne. This witty piece, an early composition with traces of jazz here and there, is still popular with wind ensembles today.
A new U.S. industrial code was established to fix a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour. This was the first national minimum wage law passed by the U. S. Congress.
US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned.
Singer-musician Christine McVie born
Actress Denise Nicholas born
The RAF becomes the first air force to use jet aircraft in operational service.
Fitness guru Richard Simmons born
Rock singer-musician John Wetton (Asia; King Crimson) born
Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns from the army to begin his presidential campaign.
Gospel singer Sandi Patti born
Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) born
Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) born
Actress Lisa Nicole Carson born
Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi born
George McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Miami Beach.
John Ehrlichman, a former aide to President Nixon, and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's former psychiatrist.
Singer Tracie Spencer born
Hans Werner Henze got a Marxist opera staged in London. It was called "We Come to the River" and was a revolution manifesto.
President Carter defended Supreme Court decisions limiting government payments for poor women's abortions, saying, "There are many things in life that are not fair."
Actor Topher Grace ("That 70's Show") born
For the first time a woman in the United States was ordered to pay alimony to her husband.
The last of the distinctive looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The company had produced those cabs since 1922.
Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he'd chosen US Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.
Doctors discovered what turned out to be a cancerous growth in President Reagan's large intestine, prompting surgery the following day.
Protestants paraded through Northern Ireland to observe the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, and to protest the Anglo-Irish accord giving Ireland a role in running the British-ruled province.
For the first time in 20 years, a delegation of Soviet diplomats arrived in Israel for what was described as a "technical mission" to document Soviet citizens and make an inventory of Soviet property.
Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis tapped Sen. Lloyd Bentsen as his running mate.
President Bush continued his visit to Hungary, where he held talks with officials and made a speech at Karl Marx University in Budapest.
A farmer in eastern France went on a shooting rampage, killing 14 people before being captured.
Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin shocked the 28th congress of the Soviet Communist Party by announcing he was resigning his party membership. Saying he wanted to concentrate on his duties as president of the Russian republic.
Actor Erik Per Sullivan ("Malcolm in the Middle") born
A Japanese professor who had translated Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" was found stabbed to death, nine days after the novel's Italian translator was attacked in Milan.
In an emotional farewell speech, Benjamin Hooks, outgoing executive director of the NAACP, urged the group's convention in Nashville, Tennessee, to show the world that it remained vital.
196 people were killed when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck northern Japan.
In Somalia, a mob avenging a deadly United Nations attack on the compound of Mohamed Farrah Aidid killed an Associated Press photographer and three Reuters employees.
Confirmation hearings began for Supreme Court nominee Stephen G. Breyer.
Germany's highest court ruled the country's combat troops could be sent on U.N. missions abroad with parliamentary approval.
The National League won the All-Star Game, defeating the American League 8-to-7.
President Clinton, visiting Germany, went to the eastern sector of Berlin, the first American president to do so since Harry Truman.
President Clinton spelled out school-prayer guidelines, asserting the First Amendment already guaranteed adequate freedom of religion.
The House voted overwhelmingly to define marriage in federal law as a legal union of one man and one woman -- no matter what states might say.
Hurricane "Bertha" slapped North Carolina's Cape Fear, then moved on to batter a string of coastal towns.
In Copenhagen, the last stop of an eight-day European tour, President Clinton said political divisions in Europe were closing.
In Spain, kidnapped Basque politician Miguel Angel Blanco was found mortally wounded shortly after a deadline set by his militant Basque captors.
France beat Brazil, 3-to-0, for its first World Cup soccer championship.
In Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, three young brothers who had been asleep in their beds burned to death in a sectarian attack.
President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders held their first face-to-face budget meeting of the year; the talk was described afterward as positive.
In Philadelphia, a WPVI TV news helicopter videotaped about a dozen police officers kicking and punching Thomas Jones, a black carjacking suspect. (Jones later pleaded guilty to carjacking and other crimes, and was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison)
New Hampshire Chief Justice David Brock was impeached by the Legislature, the first such action against an official in the state since 1790. (He was later acquitted in a state Senate trial.)
Former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang sworn in as vice president of Sudan
Abreu smashes records, wins Home Run Derby
Padraig Harrington withdraws from British Open
Tropical Storm Emily forms in mid Atlantic, threatens North and Central America
False security alarm in Bradford, England
Four explosions at Spanish power station
Intel's offices across the EU raided
London bombing: Police search houses in Leeds
Building in Barcelona damaged by explosion
Suicide attack hits mall in Netanya, Israel
Cuba declines American help for damage caused by Hurricane Dennis
Police make significant progress in London bombings investigation
UK Defence Minister alludes to possible Iraq troop reduction
Arrest over London bombing
White House refuses to comment on Karl Rove as source of leak
Ft. Wayne, Indiana burn center treats Afghan child
TD Financial to acquire Hudson United Bancorp
Fire in Hospital in Costa Rica kills 18 persons
Palestinian radio station broadcasts praise for London terror attacks
Rebel leader says he will run for president in Haiti
PRIDE Critical Countdown results
Man arrested for mutilating NZ body
Microsoft launches classified listings site
UK to get new nuclear power stations
Iraqi group claim deaths of U.S. soldiers avenge rape, murder of Iraqi girl
Blair ally Lord Levy arrested
Zidane apologises for headbutt
China and Russia counter resolution against North Korea
Psilocybin induces mystical and spiritual experiences: study
EU fines Microsoft â‚¬280.5 million
Canadian media company Bell Globemedia to acquire rival CHUM
Hezbollah attack Israel; Israeli forces cross over into southern Lebanon
Dozens arrested in leadup to St Petersburg G8 Summit
Sex scandal rocks Scottish politics
Illinois man named person of interest in wife's disappearance
NASA says water found on exoplanet
Plane from Los Angeles to London diverted
Australian radio personality Stan Zemanek dies aged 60
US stocks surge, Dow Jones index reaches record
FIFA U20 World Cup: Austria, Czech Republic, Spain and US make it to quarters
IAEA: North Korea to begin shutting down nuclear reactor next week
Two British girls arrested for smuggling in Ghana
Tour de France: Filippo Pozzato wins stage 5
Tour de France: Thor Hushovd wins stage 4
AFC Asian Cup: Lights fail as Korea draw with Saudi Arabia, Iran defeat Uzbekistan
European football: Benayoun, Babel move to Liverpool
Well-preserved baby mammoth found in Siberia
United Kingdom will compensate Iraqi victims of abuse
Chaotic first day for iPhone 3G
IndyMac Bank placed into conservatorship by US Government
Tony Snow, former White House Press Secretary and "Fox News Sunday" anchor, dies at age 53
American surgeon Michael E. DeBakey dies at age 99
Six die as bus carrying Polish tourists crashes in Serbia
Van Halen singer impersonated in Canadian medical scare
Former president Rafsanjani to lead Friday Iran prayers
Firefighter killed while tackling pub blaze in Edinburgh, Scotland
Daisy Dick wins Barbury International Horse Trials
Spain defeat the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time to win FIFA World Cup
Bomb blasts in Uganda kill dozens
Rosetta spacecraft passes Lutetia asteroid
Reutimann 'earns' second career NASCAR Sprint Cup race win
Australian rules football: Gippsland Football League round 13 - Traralgon defeat Sale
Nine die in French Alps avalanche at Mont Maudit
Moldovan premier invites Romanian counterpart to pipeline start