Death of St. Clestine I, Pope
The Awakening of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
Deaths of Sts. Aurelius and Natalia
Death of St. Clement Slovenski
Seward of Northumbria & Malcolm defeat Macbeth at Dunsinane
Death of Pope Nicholas II
The 2nd Crusade moves camp to the eastern side of Damascus
Fredrick II condemned and deposed by the Coucil of Lyons
Death of James I, "the Conqueror," King of Aragon
Marriage of Enguerrand deCoucy and Isabella of England
The Duke of York allies with Henry Bolingbroke at Berkely Castle
Copernicus formally installed as Canon of Frauenberg Cathedral
French regain Le Havre; returning English soldiers bring plague
A Spanish fleet routs the allied Portugese/English/French fleets
Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
The Armada anchors at Calais
Castana de Sosa leaves Nueva Leon with 150 settlers for New Mexico
Sir George Calvert arrives in Newfoundland to develop his land grant
The Jewish elders of Amsterdam excommunicate Spinoza.
William Cuthill, William Thomson, James Boig, Donald Cargill and Walter Smith were hanged in Edinburgh. The five Scottish Presbyterians were martyred for thier faith.
The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.
Charlotte Corday assassin of Jean-Paul Marat born
Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the Department of State.
French novelist Alexander Dumas the Younger, author of "Camille" born
Union General George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac.
Cyrus H. Nusbaum, an American Methodist clergyman who penned the hymn,'Would You Live for Jesus, and Be Always Pure and Good?' born
Cyrus W. Field finally succeeded, after two failures, in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe (1,686 miles long).
Joseph Tinker baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of famous double play combo born
Donald Crisp Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana) born
Ernst von Dohnanyi was born in the city of Pressburg. He rapidly became known as a first-rate interpreter of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. He later became music director of the Budapest Philharmonic, then director of the Hungarian Broadcasting Service. born
Harl McDonald, composer (Santa Fe Trail) born
Leo Durocher, baseball manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants) born
Orville Wright tested the US Army's first airplane, flying himself and a passenger for one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
The author of "The Complete Opera Book" was killed. Gustav Kobbe was sailing off the coast of Long Island when he was killed by a Navy seaplane. Kobbe was 61. "The Complete Opera Book" is still in print today.
TV producer Norman Lear born
Movie reviewer Vincent Canby born
Singer Bob Morse (The Hi-Lo's) born
Actor Jerry Van Dyke born
Singer Nick Reynolds The Kingston Trio) born
Sportscaster Irv Cross born
Bugs Bunny made his "official" debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon "A Wild Hare."
Billboard magazine starts publishing best-seller's charts.
Actor John Pleshette born
Singer Bobbie Gentry born
Actress/director Betty Thomas (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues) born
Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming born
Singer Maureen McGovern (Got to be a morning after) born
Actress Janet Eilber born
Actress Roxanne Hart born
After two years and 17 days of truce negotiations, an end was declared to the war in Korea. The TV series M*A*S*H lasted 3x's longer than the war itself!
Rock musician Karl Mueller (Soul Asylum) born
Rock singer Juliana Hatfield born
Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell born
In the wake of urban rioting, President Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence, the same day black militant H. Rap Brown said in Washington that violence was "as American as cherry pie."
Actor Julian McMahon born
The House Judiciary Committee voted 27-to-eleven to recommend President Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers born
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, deposed shah of Iran, died in an Egyptian military hospital of cancer at age 60.
Retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk, accused of being the sadistic Nazi guard known as "Ivan the Terrible," testified at his trial in Jerusalem that he was not "the hangman you're after." (Although found guilty, Demjanjuk had his conviction overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court.)
UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar held separate peace talks with the foreign ministers of Iraq and Iran on a cease-fire in the eight-year-old Persian Gulf war.
Workers at the Nissan Motor Corporation assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, voted against representation by the United Auto Workers.
82 people were killed when a Korean Air DC-10 crashed while attempting to land in heavy fog at Tripoli airport in Libya, four of them on the ground.
A mistrial was declared in Raymond Buckey's retrial on charges of molesting children at the McMartin Pre-School in California.
Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer vetoed a tough abortion bill passed by his state's legislature.
Fighting escalated is the breakaway republic of Croatia, as a Yugoslav air force jet fired on Croatian forces and ground fighting erupted into clashes with federal tanks and troops.
President Bush's aides attacked Democratic nominee Bill Clinton's foreign policy credentials and judgment.
At the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, the US men's volleyball team was stripped of its victory over Japan the day before in an opening-round game.
IBM reported a record $8.04 billion quarterly loss.
Bombs exploded in Rome and Milan, killing at least five people.
Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice; he was 27.
Richard Goode gave an all-Beethoven piano recital at Tanglewood.
Bosnian Serbs re-imposed their blockade of Sarajevo and fired on a U.N. convoy, killing one British soldier and wounding another.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.
U.S. officials detained Mousa Mohamed Abu Marzook, one of the senior leaders of the militant group Hamas, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
American Gail Devers the won women's 100-meter dash in the Atlanta Olympics.
Terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person and injuring more than 100.
United Auto Workers approved a deal to end a six-day strike at a General Motors parts plant that forced four assembly plant shutdowns and threatened GM's entire North American production.
President Clinton held a town meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the future of Social Security, during which he expressed skepticism about proposals to privatize part of the Social Security trust fund.
Monica Lewinsky spent five hours being interviewed by prosecutors in New York in a possile prelude to an immunity deal.
In an overwhelming defeat for major league umpires, their threatened walkout collapsed when all the umpires withdrew their resignations; however, about one-third of them ended up losing their jobs anyway.
A flash flood in Switzerland claimed the lives of 21 people, 18 of them tourists.
With Air Force Col. Eileen Collins at the controls, space shuttle Columbia returned to Earth, ending a five-day mission.
The House approved President Clinton's one-year extension of normal trade with China.
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic called presidential, parliamentary and local elections for the following September. (The election would result in Milosevic's fall from power.)
Sinn FÃ©in leaders believed to have left IRA Army Council
U.S. Senator Santorum: â€˜not to runâ€™ in 2008 Presidential race
Google adds Hybrid Satellite/Map View
Four arrested in Birmingham UK in connection with July 21 attempted bombings
British computer firm Tiny axes more than 1,500 Jobs
Record rains disrupt life in Mumbai, India
Crew of Discovery inspect Shuttle for launch damage
Tentative deal averts Ontario liquor stores strike
CAFTA faces tough vote in U.S. House
Verdicts announced in France's largest child abuse case
Brief bomb alerts in central London
Football CL: All first leg games of second qualifications round are over
Landis tests positive for high levels of testosterone; could lose Tour title
Miner dies after being struck with hose in Central Western NSW
Saddam Hussein to learn his fate in October
DHS funds research targeting anonymity and blogs
Hamas denies that release of Israeli soldier is "imminent"
Man shot in New Zealand gun shop
Tube train evacuated after a landslide in west London
Ayman al-Zawahiri warns: Israel will "pay the price" for attacking muslims
Obrador declares himself President, plans protests
Current Israel Hezbollah conflict being compared with "Operation Grapes of Wrath"
Two missing after severe thunderstorm in St. Paul, Minnesota
Blast kills three at Mojave Spaceport, California
Tour de France: Sandy Casar wins stage 18
Two news helicopters crash in Phoenix, Arizona
Claire Danes appears on MuchMusic to promote film "Stardust"
UN aid convoys face increasing attacks in Darfur
Qantas ordered to check oxygen cylinders
Two dead, seven others wounded in church by gunfire in Tennessee, United States
EU maintains ban on Indonesian airlines amid accusations of political motivation
Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director dies at 82
Heavy rainfall creates huge traffic jams across Delhi, India
Seychelles sentences Somali pirates to ten years in prison
Google Android smartphone sales triple in the UK this year
Wikileaks release Afghan "war logs" in co-operation with mainstream media
One dead after motorcycle and car collision in Guernsey, Channel Islands
Two tornadoes touch down near Wellington, Utah
Poisoned liquor kills 17 in Kenyan slum
New Jersey governor calls television show "Jersey Shore" negative
Investigation into Washington, D.C. Metro crash finds need for new safety rules
Chip Ganassi makes American motor sports history
Twin car bomb kills 20 in Iraq
London Olympics organizers apologize after North Korea flag gaffe