St. Militiades becomes Pope
Death of Henry I, "the Fowler," King of Germany
Tiberias falls to Saladin
Dame Alice Kyteler found guilty of witchcraft, but escapes, with Sarah de Meath
Portuguese Royal permission given for settlement of the Azores
Cade's Rebellion occupies London
Marriage of Charles the Bold of Burgundy with Margaret of York
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and a crucial figure in the English reformation, in Nottinghamshire. born
Death of Stephen "the Great," Prince of Moldavia
Michel de l'Hopital appointed Chancellor of France
French astrologer, physician and prophet Nostradamus died in Salon
Vincenzo Galilei, son of astronomer Galileo Galilei, was buried in Florence. The stargazer's son was a composer and lutenist.
Lord Carlisle given all the Carribean Islands by the King of England
German composer Christof Gluck who wrote more than 40 dramatic works. born
The Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that "these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States."
Vermont became the first American colony to abolish slavery.
William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London, England (Army of the Salvation).
German novelist Herman Hesse 1877 (Stepenwolf). born
President James Garfield was shot by Charles Giteau. He died September 19th.
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet Franz Kafka born
Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
King Olav V of Norway born
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall born
The conductor and pioneering Wagnerite Felix Mottl collapsed and died while conducting "Tristan and Isolde" in Munich.
TV/Movie Actor (Gunsmoke's deputy Festus Haggen) Ken Curtis born
Robert Sarnoff, president of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) who converted the network to the first all-color television station. born
Congolese statesman and prime minister from 1960- 1961, Patrice Lumumba. born
The United States Army Air Corps was created.
Civil rights activist Medgar Evers born
Actor Brock Peters ("To Kill a Mockingbird") born
Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos born
Jazz musician Ahmad Jamal born
TV/Stage Actor, (Quincy ME's Sam Fujiyama) Robert Ito born
Businessperson, Wendy's Restaraunts founder Dave Thomas born
Actress Polly Holliday born
American aviator Amelia Earhart and co-pilot Frederick Noonan were reported lost over the Pacific Ocean. They were never found.
Former White House chief of staff John Sununu born
An object crashed near Roswell, New Mexico; the Air Force later insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts gave rise to speculation it might have been an alien spacecraft.
Wagner's daughter-in-law Winifred was convicted of actively supporting the Nazis. Among other punishments, Winifred Wagner was banned for life from the Bayreuth Festival, which she had run since the death of her husband Siegfried.
Luci Baines Johnson Turpin, daughter of President Johnson born
Rock musician Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) born
Actress-model Jerry Hall born
Actor Jimmy McNichol born
Author Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
President Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress.
Actress Yancy Butler born
President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev agreed in Yalta on limitation of undergound nuclear testing and on a lower ceiling for defense missiles.
The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.
Susan B. Anthony dollar, the first U.S. coin to honor a woman, is issued.
President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age.
Larry Walters using a lawn chair hoisted by 42 helium-filled weather balloons, rose to 16,000 after taking off from San Pedro, CA.
Actress Vanessa Lee Chester ("The Lost World Park") born
Actress Lindsay Lohan born
18 illegal immigrants were found dead inside a locked boxcar near Sierra Blanca, Texas, in what authorities called a botched smuggling attempt; a 19th man survived.
Nineteen-year-old Steffi Graf defeated eight-time Wimbledon winner Martina Navratilova, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, to capture her first Wimbledon crown.
Former Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko died in Moscow at age 79.
More than 1,400 Muslim pilgrims were killed in a stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel leading to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The Soviet Union's 28th Communist Party congress opened with an address by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who conceded mistakes while defending perestroika.
A European Community-brokered truce between Yugoslavia and the breakaway republic of Slovenia was shattered as the federal army battles Slovene militias.
Actress Lee Remick died in Los Angeles at age 55.
The Labor Department reported that the nation's unemployment rate the previous month had risen to an eight-year high of 7.8 percent, compared to 7.5 percent in May.
Braniff Airlines goes out of business.
President George Bush vetoed the so-called "motor-voter" registration bill (but President Clinton later signed a revised version into law).
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, some of whose followers were accused in the World Trade Center bombing, surrendered to immigration officials in New York.
The White House acknowledged that it had erred in firing seven travel office employees and urging the FBI to investigate them.
A USAir DC-9 crashed in poor weather at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, killing 37 of the 57 people aboard.
Columbian soccer player Andres Escobar was shot to death in Medellin, 10 days after accidentally scoring a goal against his own team in World Cup competition.
Conchita Martinez won the women's title at Wimbledon, defeating Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
In Denver, representatives of 34 countries ended an economic summit by endorsing an open-market zone throughout the Western Hemisphere - excluding Cuba.
Seven years after they shot their parents to death in the family's Beverly Hills mansion, Lyle and Erik Menendez were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Electricity and phone service was knocked out for millions of customers from Canada to the Southwest after power lines throughout the West failed on a record-hot day.
The movie "Independence Day" was released in the movie theaters in USA; it grossed a record $96.4 million in its first weekend (six days) and $83.5 million since July 3, and hit $100 million in only seven days, a record; it also hit $50.2 million Fri-Sun, shy of Batman Forever's $52.8 million.
Actor James Stewart died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 89.
Apologizing to viewers and Vietnam veterans for "serious faults" in its reporting, Cable News Network retracted a story alleging US commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the war.
Former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was shot to death in Skokie, Ill.; authorities believe he was the victim of a three-day shooting rampage by white supremacist Benjamin Nathaniel Smith that targeted minorities in Illinois and Indiana. (One other person was killed and several wounded before Smith committed suicide.)
"Godfather" author Mario Puzo died on Long Island, N.Y., at age 78.
Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation were allowed to return, following a 191,000-acre fire that disrupted thousands of lives and raised fears about possible radiation releases. The fire, started June 27 by a fatal traffic accident, destroyed 20 homes and scores of other buildings.
France beat Italy 2-to-1 in the European Championship soccer final in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Mexicans surged to the polls, turning out by the tens of millions to elect opposition candidate Vicente Fox as their next president, shocking and delighting themselves by ending their country's 71 years of one-party rule.
Live 8 concerts around the world to "End Poverty Now"
Judge orders Baltimore City prison to produce plan for improvement
Four channels to be launched on Viasat in the Nordic and Baltic countries
Truex Jr. beats Harvick in the Winn-Dixie 250
Microsoft to pay IBM US $775 million in Antitrust settlement
Explosion in Russia kills 10: authorities suspect Chechen involvement
Federal Judge puts California's Prison Health Care system into receivership
CNet News launches reader wiki
Canada's Health Minister will attempt to stop Americans from buying prescription drugs in bulk
CNOOC submits Unocal Bid Details to Federal Regulators
Discovery Space Shuttle Launch scheduled for July 13
Soul musician Luther Vandross dies at age 54
MTV debuts 'Logo' cable channel targeting gay market
Serbia and Montenegro military announces mandatory service shortening
Canada Day celebrated at Parliament Hill
Australian Big Brother contestants removed for alleged sexual assault
5 charged, 12 taken to hospital after Sydney rave
Israeli barrage of Gaza continues with strike on PM's office
Chavez asks Africa to unite against U.S.
Sadr City suicide bomber uses fruit truck to kill 66 on market day
Former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto dies
Wiki sites share ad revenue with editors
David Beckham resigns as captain of England football team
Rally in Australian forests to oppose woodchip industry
Michael Schumacher wins United States Grand Prix
African Union summit: Sudan says no to UN troops
"Armageddon" rock misses Earth by Moon's distance
America's Cup: seventh race postponed
Hugo Chavez meets Iran's Imam Khamenei
Further arrests following terror attacks in London and Glasgow
Suicide attack at Yemen shrine leaves nine dead
Michael Moore's controversial new documentary 'Sicko' opens strongly
'Scooter' Libby jail sentence commuted by US President George Bush
Collection of signatures for the free part of the beach in Maiori, Italy
Neola North wildfire in Utah blamed for three deaths
Princes William and Harry host the Concert for Diana
Edmonton prison conflict wounds eight
Mongolia declares state of emergency after violent protests, five people killed
Zimbabwean opposition leader rejects calls for power sharing talks
Tennis: Nadal beats Murray in Wimbledon quarter final
Nine oil workers die as helicopter crashes in Siberia
Palestinians storm Egyptian border near Rafah
Ãngrid Betancourt and others rescued, says Colombia
Four killed, dozens injured in Jerusalem attack on bus
Suspect in eight murders arrested in Illinois, United States
Government Accountability Office requests rerun of US Air Force tanker bid
Nelson Mandela taken off US terrorist list
Honduras interim government rejects orders to reinstate deposed president
2.8 magnitude earthquake rattles northern Delaware, southwest New Jersey
Progress spacecraft fails to dock with International Space Station
US children who celebrate Independence Day more likely to become Republicans, says Harvard study
Congressman Thad McCotter to run for U.S. President