Death of Robert II, King of France
Archbishop Langton absolves John I, King of England
The Ka-Khan of the Mongols demands homage of the Pope
Death of Randolph, Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland
Uprising of the middle and lower classes in Florence, Italy
Death of John II, King of Castile
Death of St. Jerome Emiliani
"The Association of Masters of Defence," a professional association of teachers and students of rapier &c., is recognized by Henry VIII, King of England
Charles V outlaws Philip of Hesse and John Fredrick, the Elector of Saxony 1545
Abel de la Rue, of Coulommiers, France, accused of witchcraft
Samuel de Champlain reaches Cape Cod
Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69
Death of "Red" Hugh O'Neill
The Englishman Sir David Kirke siezes power in Quebec.
The Westminster Larger Catechism is adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at Edinburgh. This and the Shorter Catechism have been in regular use among Presbyterians.
The English Riot Act, which prohibited assemblages of more than 12 people, took effect. If more than 12 people assembled, they were 'read the Riot Act' which called upon them to depart.
Colombia declared independence from Spain.
American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time. 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York.
The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia.
British Columbia entered Confederation as a Canadian province.
Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.
Pioneering film actress Theda Bara (Theodosia Goodman) Bara is one of the most mysterious silent film stars. Very little is known about her and only three and a half of her films have survived. She attended college but dropped out in 1905 to pursue an acting career. She appeared in over forty films between 1914 and 1926. Director Frank Powell cast her as the "Vamp" in A Fool There Was (1915), making her an instant star. She died on April 7, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. born
The draft lottery in World War One went into operation.
New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 conquered Mount Everest born
Elliot Richardson, U.S. attorney general under President Nixon born
Arnold Schoenberg's "Serenade," Op. 24, was premiered. It was his first work composed entirely by the 12-tone method. It had previously been used to some extent in the Suite for Piano, Op. 21, composed from 1921 to 1923.
Actress-singer Sally Ann Howes born
Video artist Nam June Paik born
Rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef born
Actress Diana Rigg (Original Avengers - Mrs. Peale) born
Actress Natalie Wood born
The first singles chart from Billboard appeared. The first #1 single was Tommy Dorsey's and Frank Sinatra's "I'll Never Smile Again."
The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps -- later known as WACs -- began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
Country singer T.G. Shepherd born
An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler failed as a bomb explosion at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters only wounded the Nazi leader.
President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago.
Rock musician John Lodge (The Moody Blues) born
Guitarist Carlos Santana born
Jordan's King Abdullah Ibn Hussein was assassinated in Jerusalem.
Rock musician Paul Cook (The Sex Pistols) born
Country singer Radney Foster born
Rock singer Chris Cornell born
Rock musician Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) born
Actor Reed Diamond ("Homicide") born
"Apollo Eleven" astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon as they stepped out of their lunar module.
1st baby born on Alcatraz Island.
America's "Viking One" robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars.
A flash flood hit Johnstown, Pennsylvania, killing 80 people and causing $350-million worth of damage.
Actor Charlie Korsmo ("Hook") born
Treasure hunter Mel Fisher located a Spanish galleon sunk by a 1622 hurricane off Key West, Fla. It contained $400 million worth of treasure.
The UN Security Council voted unanimously to approve a US-sponsored resolution demanding an end to the Persian Gulf war between Iraq and Iran -- a move supported by Iraq and dismissed by Iran.
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis received the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Atlanta.
Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini accepted a truce with Iraq, even though he said the decision was like drinking poison.
President Bush called for a long-range space program to build an orbiting space station, establish a base on the moon and send a manned mission to the planet Mars.
Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, one of the court's most liberal voices, announced he was planning to retire from the nation's highest court.
A federal appeals court set aside Oliver North's Iran-Contra convictions, reversing one outright.
Lebanon joined Syria in agreeing to participate in Mideast peace talks with Israel.
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin banned political activity in government offices and republic-run business, effectively curtailing the influence of the Communist Party.
Vaclav Havel, the playwright who'd led the "Velvet Revolution" against communism, formally stepped down as president of Czechoslovakia.
White House deputy counsel Vincent Foster Junior was found shot to death in a park near Washington DC, a suicide.
A day after firing William Sessions as FBI director, President Clinton named federal judge Louis Freeh to replace him.
Harry Ellis Dickson conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra at Tanglewood in "A Centennial Salute to Arthur Fiedler."
Bosnian Serbs rejected an international peace plan sponsored by the United States, Russia, France, Britain and Germany.
Baseball Hall-of-Famers Duke Snider and Willie McCovey pleaded guilty in New York to tax evasion.
Leaders of the University of California voted to drop affirmative action policies on admission and hiring.
In his weekly radio address, President Clinton paid tribute to America's Olympic athletes at the just-opened Atlanta games as well as 16 high school students from Montoursville, Pennsylvania, who died in the crash of TWA Flight 800.
At the Atlanta Olympics, Renata Mauer of Poland won the games' first gold, in the ten-meter air rifle.
Seven people were arrested after New York City police found scores of deaf Mexicans who were being kept in slave-like conditions and forced to peddle trinkets for the smugglers who had brought them to the US.
Russia won an $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.
A smoky fire broke out aboard the cruise ship "Ecstasy" just two miles from the Florida shore, forcing the ship's return to port.
After 38 years at the bottom of the Atlantic, astronaut Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule was lifted to the surface.
A federal grand jury indicted two former Utah Olympic officials for their alleged roles in paying one million dollars in cash and gifts to help bring the 2002 games to Salt Lake City.
The Mideast summit, resurrected only hours after its reported demise, moved forward with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stepping in for President Clinton, who had left for an economic summit in Japan.
British Army soldiers to be court martialled for war crimes
Prayer does not help heart patients, study finds
Press freedom groups condemn two-day radio station ban in Burundi
James Doohan, Star Trek's 'Scotty', dies at 85
Canada becomes 4th nation to allow same-sex marriage
New U.S. immigration bill proposes time-limit and employer scrutiny
Parents aid jailbreak of 18 year old Swede convicted of rape
UEFA CL: First qualifying round winners are now known
Low morale reported among U.S. soldiers in Iraq
Four children among six Canadians killed in Israeli attack on Lebanon
Carbon trading scheme proposed by British MP
Villagers evacuating as Mayon volcano erupts
Many hurt on Alton Towers ride
International bodies express concern over Israel-Hezbollah conflict
Somali tensions rise as Ethiopia sends in troops
Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse
JetBlue launches service from Raleigh, North Carolina to New York
Poorly performing high schools in North Carolina threatened with closure
New Zealand policewoman found moonlighting as prostitute
FDA officials question safety of antibiotic 'Ketek'
Brooten, Minnesota man killed in rollover accident
CBC's new show The One sparked some controversy over simulcast
Rocket launcher found in yard of New Jersey home
Violence erupts after game at FIFA U-20 World Cup
Toll of the phosphor accident in Ukraine still rising
Argentina's first lady launches presidential bid
European Court of Justice rules ISPs not obliged to reveal identity of people suspected of illegal sharing
Tour de France: Tom Boonen wins stage 12
US Boy Scouts and hikers airlifted from wildfire in Utah
NFL star Michael Vick indicted for running dog fighting operation
Heavy rain causes flooding across the UK
Polish homosexuals flee persecution by new right-wing government
Body found on jetliner from China to United States
Crane collapse in Houston, Texas, kills 4, injures 7
Lewis Hamilton wins German Grand Prix
Golf: Harrington wins British Open
Human cells grow blood vessels in mice
Bombs rock Spanish tourist resorts
Released video: Israeli soldier shoot bound man at short range
Betancourt calls for release of all FARC hostages
Two separate fighter jet crashes kill two, injure two in Afghanistan
Helicopter crash kills sixteen at NATO base in Afghanistan
Fortieth anniversary of first manned Moon landing
Taliban publicize video of captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl
Singapore police arrest death penalty book author
Turkish protesters march against Internet censorship
UK border officers go on Olympic strike
Australian Gliders glide past China women's national wheelchair basketball team