Saint Bridget of Sweden dies. The pious and charitable Swede, founder of the Bridgettine Order, is recognized as a major figure in the pope's decision to return to Rome.
Turkish invasion forces Charles V to agree to peace with Protestants
Beheading of Thomas Cromwell
Spanish land in Cornwall, burn Mousehole & Penzance
Caravaggio's 1st public commission for paintings
Virginia colonists attacked by Indians
Shabbetai Tzevi, Jewish false messiah born
Jenny Geddes throws a stool at the Dean of St. Giles Church in Edinburgh, in protest against the new Prayer-book of King Charles I.
A court decision forces King Charles I to hand over the colony of Massachusetts to Sir Ferdinand Gorges, one of the founders of the Council of New England 1637
Franz Berwald was born in Stockholm. His music went over well in Germany, but in other places it was considered too modern.
Charlotte Sanders Cushman US, actress (Lady MacBeth) born
The first U.S. Swimming School opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
William AustBurt of Mount Vernon, Michigan, received a patent for his "typographer" - a forerunner of the typewriter.
James Cardinal Gibbons archbishop of Baltimore born
William R. Featherstone, Canadian Methodist hymnwriter. He penned thewords to 'My Jesus, I Love Thee' before the age of 16. born
First interment in US National Cemetary at Presidio.
William W. McConnell, missions pioneer. In 1891, he became the first missionary sent out by the Central American Mission, after its founding in 1890. born
Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died Mount McGregor, New York, at age 63.
New York saloonkeeper Steve Brodie claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River.
Detective novelist Raymond Chandler born
Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie born
Karl Menninger psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic) born
Arthur Treacher Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show) born
By some accounts, the ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition St. Louis.
On this day in 1912, the opera composer Ethel Smyth was arrested for throwing a brick through the British Home Secretary's window. She was also charged with setting fire to the country home of the Colonial Secretary.
Actor Michael Wilding born
Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War One.
American Baptist clergyman Joseph H. Gilmore dies at the age of 84 . He is remembered today primarily for the hymn, 'He Leadeth Me,' which he wrote at the age of 28.
Actress Gloria DeHaven born
Actor Calvert DeForest ("Late Show with David Letterman") born
Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy born
Don Drysdale, pitcher (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962) born
Radio personality Don Imus (AM TV on MSNBC) born
Country singer Tony Joe White born
Actor Larry Manetti ("Magnum, P.I.") born
Rock singer David Essex born
Rock musician Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive) born
Actress Belinda Montgomery born
Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk the First.
Actress-writer Lydia Cornell born
Actor Woody Harrelson (Cheers) born
Rock musician Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) born
Actor Eriq Lasalle ("E-R") born
Rock musician Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing) born
Rock musician Nick Menza (Megadeth) born
Rioting that claimed some 43 lives erupted Detroit.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Watters (Color Me Badd) born
Actress Charisma Carpenter ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Mr. Dalvin (Jodeci) born
Country singer Alison Krauss born
Rock musician Chad Gracey (Live) born
Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans ("The Wayans Brothers") born
Actor Omar Epps ("Scream 2") born
Country singer Shannon Brown born
Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox served subpoenas on the White House after President Nixon refused to turn over tapes and documents.
Actress Stephanie March born
A Washington DC jury convicted 12 Hanafi Muslims of charges stemming from the hostage siege at three buildings the previous March.
Ayatollah Ruhallah Khomeini, who overthrew the Shah of Iran and made his country a theocracy, laid down the law on music. He said, "Music is no different from opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes people think of nothing but music and sensual matters."
Rhythm-and-blues singer Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) born
The USSR's Soyuz 37 was launched. On board were cosmonauts Viktor Gorbato and Lt. Col. Pham Tuan: The first non-Caucasian in space.
TV star Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed when a helicopter disabled by special effects explosives crashed on the set of "The Twilight Zone" movie.
President Reagan appealed in his weekly radio address for a donor liver to save the life of Ashley Bailey, an 11-month-old girl at a Minneapolis hospital. A donor could not be found; Ashley died in November.
After "Penthouse" published nude photos of Vanessa Williams, she resigned her title of Miss America. Thus she became the first Miss America to resign her title.
President Reagan, just out of the hospital for cancer surgery, met with Chinese President Li Xiannian at the White House, where they approved the signing of a nuclear cooperation agreement.
Bandleader Kay Kyser, known for his "Kollege of Musical Knowledge," died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey London. (The couple divorced 1996.)
President Reagan named nearly a dozen people to complete the ranks of his commission on the deadly illness AIDS.
Billy William, Catfish Hunter and Ray Dandridge were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
In his weekly radio address, President Reagan responded to the just-completed Democratic national convention by accusing the Democrats of "singing the same sad song they sang four years ago."
In a stunning defeat, Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party lost its majority in the upper house of the Diet in parliamentary elections, prompting Prime Minister Sousuke Uno to resign the next day.
Greg LeMond of the United States won the Tour de France.
President Bush announced his choice of Judge David Souter of New Hampshire to succeed retiring Justice William J. Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Senate voted to impose a long list of strict new conditions on renewal of China's normal trade status in 1992. However, the 55-44 vote fell short of the 2/3 majority later needed to override President Bush's veto.
The Soviet government applied for full membership to the IMF and World Bank after the Group of Seven recommended a limited "special association" for the USSR.
Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third, touring the Middle East, made a secret visit to Lebanon.
AIDS experts meeting in Amsterdam expressed alarm over possible reports of an AIDS-like illness in people not infected with the AIDS virus, HIV.
Israel's new government canceled plans to build more than 6,600 housing units in the occupied territories.
Surgeon General-designate Joycelyn Elders stuck to her firm stands on sex education and AIDS prevention in a one-day confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.
White House deputy counsel Vincent W. Foster Junior was buried near Hope, Arkansas, three days after taking his own life in a Virginia park.
James Jordan, father of basketball star Michael Jordan, was murdered near Bennettsville, South Carolina.
The space shuttle Columbia returned to Earth after a 15-day mission which included experiments on the effects of weightlessness on aquatic animals.
In a new get-tough approach, the United Nations ordered the first combat unit from its rapid reaction force to Sarajevo to take out any rebel Serb guns that fired at U.N. peacekeepers.
The U.S. Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
At the Atlanta Olympics, Kerri Strug made a heroic final vault despite torn ligaments in her left ankle as the U.S. women gymnasts clinched their first-ever Olympic gold medal.
The search for Andrew Cunanan, the suspected killer of designer Gianni Versace and others, ended as police found his body on a houseboat in Miami Beach, Florida, an apparent suicide.
Scientists at the University of Hawaii announced they had turned out more than 50 carbon-copy mice, with a cloning technique said to be more reliable than the one used to create Dolly the sheep.
Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world's most powerful X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight.
Morocco's King Hassan II died at age 70.
Woodstock '99 opened in Rome, New York.
Members of the Kennedy family gathered in New York City for a private memorial Mass a week after John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard.
President Clinton rejoined the troubled Middle East talks at Camp David after hurrying back from a four-day trip to Asia.
Leaders of the major industrial countries concluded their summit in Japan by announcing a campaign to slash the number of deaths worldwide from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Tiger Woods, at 24, became the youngest player to win the career Grand Slam with a record-breaking performance in the British Open. Karrie Webb, 25, won the US Women's Open.
Execution of two gay teens in Iran spurs controversy
'Incident' at East London tube station
Inter Milan cancels tour of England due to safety concerns
Capitol Hill Democrats hold informal hearing on Plame leak
Space Shuttle Discovery launch scheduled for Tuesday
Man shot on London Underground unconnected to bombing, says Scotland Yard
Saddam Hussein taken to hospital
U.S. expedites bombs shipment to Israel, outcry in the Muslim world
Lebanon faces humanitarian crisis
Human Rights Watch: US abuse of Iraqi prisoners continues
Earthquake strikes off Indonesia
Latvian anti-gay protesters attack gay activists
Thai king endorses October 15 general election rerun
Tour de France: Alexandre Vinokourov wins stage 15
Libya lifts death sentences for nurses but makes demands
Cricket: England draw Test series opener with India
Fox News security hole exposes 1.5 million users' personal information
Work begins on "Lisbon Treaty"
Minor league baseball coach killed on field in United States
AKP secures mandate in Turkish general election
Nationalised UK bank Northern Rock appoints new chief executive
Second Arab-Israeli bulldozer attack in July 2008
Rhode Island man arrested with record blood-alcohol reading
Trio found with â¬440 million of cocaine receive a total of 85 years imprisonment
China to establish protest zones for Olympics
Chinese police offer 300,000 yuan reward in double bus bombings
65-year-old woman arrested over the death of two Mexican wrestlers
Taco Bell mascot Gidget dies from stroke at 15
British schoolboy found guilty of racial harassment of schoolgirl
Rugby Union: Queensland's Ballymore Cup quarter finals
Ivory Coast fined US$47,000 by FIFA over March stampede
Canberra's Sophie Lavers crowned Miss World Australia
Vestas occupation continues; left-wing political parties voice support
Typhoon kills two in southern China
Weather bureau forecasts an early spring for Australia
Family of five killed in Staten Island, NY house fire