Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor, killed by Rome's Danube legions
Pope Innocent III calls for the Fifth Crusade
Othon de Grandson returns to England
Charles of Anjou enters Bordeaux
At Caslav, the representatives of Bohemia and Moravia renounce the authority of the Emperor Sigsimund and found a government
1st written record of Scotch whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland - Friar John Cor is the distiller
Pagolo Vitelli appointed Captain of the Florentine Republic
Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England
A second "False Dimitri" attempts to usurp the Russian throne
Death of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan
The Plymouth settlement is granted a Royal Patent
Jacques Marquette, Jesuit priest and French explorer of the Mississippi born
1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass.
Mary Dyer, a Quaker, is hanged in Boston for heretical preaching
Kentucky became the 15th state of the union.
Tennessee became the 16th state.
Mormon leader Brigham Young born
Mikhail Glinka was born. Glinka deliberately sought to compose works with a Russian sound. He had an ear for peculiarly Russian chord progressions and sonorities. born
Haydn's funeral. With Mozart already several years gone, Vienna's music scene went into a brief decline until Beethoven, already an active composer, began turning out his greater and more controversial compositions.
President James Madison warned Congress that war with Britain was imminent. The War of 1812 started 17 days later.
The US Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the US frigate "Chesapeake," Captain James Lawrence, was heard to say, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with a British frigate.
James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, died near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Lou Gehrig starts in 1st of 2130 consecutive games, a record.
Actress Marilyn Monroe born
Actor Edward Woodward born
Actor-writer-director Peter Masterson born
Actor Morgan Freeman born
Actor Rene Auberjonois born
A civilian flight from Lisbon to London was shot down by the Germans during World War Two, killing all aboard, including actor Leslie Howard.
Opera singer Frederica von Stade born
Actor Brian Cox ("Braveheart") born
Rock musician Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones born
Actor Jonathan Pryce born
Singer Graham Russell (Air Supply) born
Actress Gemma Craven born
Country singer Ronnie Dunn (Brooks and Dunn) born
Actress Lisa Hartman Black born
Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.
Singer-musician Alan Wilder (formerly with Depeche Mode) born
Rock musician Simon Gallup (The Cure) born
Country musician Richard Comeaux (River Road) born
The U.S. Supreme Court banned prayers and Bible teaching in public schools on the constitutional grounds of separation of church and state.
The Beatles released their album, "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
Author-lecturer Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf most of her life, died in Westport, Connecticut.
Actor-singer Jason Donovan born
Greek Prime Minister George Papadopoulos abolished the Greek monarchy and proclaimed Greece a republic with himself as president.
Singer Alanis Morrissette born
The Soviet Union formally charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason. (Shcharansky was imprisoned, then finally released in 1986.)
Cable News Network made its debut.
Vice President George Bush addressed the Third International Conference on AIDS in Washington, and, like President Reagan before him, drew scattered boos by calling for more widespread testing for possible carriers of the AIDS virus.
President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded their Moscow summit by exchanging the documents of ratification of the intermediate-range nuclear arms treaty they'd signed the previous December.
Former Sunday school teacher John E. List, sought for 18 years in the slayings of his mother, wife and three children in Westfield, New Jersey, was arrested in Richmond, Virginia. (List was later sentenced to life in prison.)
The South African government proposed a bill to scrap the 37-year-old law segregating buses, trains, toilets, libraries, swimming pools and other public amenities.
The United States and the Soviet Union resolved differences over the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, clearing the way for a superpower summit.
NASA scrubbed the launch of the space shuttle Columbia after a navigational unit failed.
The US Treasury Department, responding to UN sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia, froze an estimated $200 million in assets of the Serb-led Yugoslav government.
The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a four-game sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks to win hockey's Stanley Cup for the second straight year.
The founder and director of the Colorado Symphony Chorus became the director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus effective on this date.
A mortar attack on a holiday soccer game in a suburb of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 80.
The Supreme Court ruled that a criminal conviction must be overturned if the jury was given a constitutionally flawed definition of "beyond reasonable doubt."
President Clinton embarked on a European trip that included commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day; his first stop was Italy.
An estimated 200,000 participants, most of them schoolchildren, gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to protest government cuts for social and educational programs.
The Broadway show "Titanic" won five Tony Awards, including best musical.
Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, was fatally burned in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers, New York apartment
Thousands of refugees from Serbia's Kosovo province streamed into neighboring Albania to escape deadly fighting.
President Clinton abruptly abandoned his executive privilege claim in the Monica Lewinsky investigation, reducing the prospect of a quick Supreme Court review of a dispute over the testimony of presidential aides.
President Clinton ordered a government investigation into whether - and how - the entertainment business markets violence to children.
An American Airlines MD-82 landed off-center during a severe thunderstorm in Little Rock, Ark. and barreled off the end of the runway, breaking apart and catching fire; 11 people, including the captain, died.
With about half an hour to spare, Texas Governor George W. Bush blocked the scheduled execution of convicted killer Ricky McGinn so that possibly exculpatory DNA evidence could be reviewed. (The DNA tests failed to establish McGinn's innocence, and he was put to death by injection the in September 2000.)
Brazilian Minister of Culture says that he smoked marijuana until the age of 50
Dutch vote today on EU constitution
$1,000 reward offered for answer from US President
U.S. Supreme Court overturns Arthur Andersen conviction
61.6% of the Dutch people say 'no' to EU constitution
Samsung's 4 Gigabit flash memory begins mass production
Mount Diablo buckwheat rediscovered in California
FBI #2 W. Mark Felt is Watergate informer 'Deep Throat' confirmed by Woodard & Bernstein
Firefighters battle fire at Los Angeles International Airport
Satellite images show destruction of Zimbabwe community
Ubuntu releases 6.06 LTS version of popular Linux distribution
Three terrorists gunned down by police in India
Military helicopter crashes into TV tower in Georgia, U.S. killing four
Fatal coal mine accident in western Turkey
Reported Bigfoot sighting in Clarence, New York a hoax
John W. Snow resigns as United States secretary of the treasury
Toronto transit workers strike illegally
U.S. offers direct talks on nuclear issue; Iran dismisses as 'propaganda'
Australian House of Representatives has "no rules": Gillard
In the land of the open source elves: Interview with "Battle for Wesnoth" creator David White
Chemical Explosion in Billingham
Premier Iemma apologises to Indonesian governor over hotel entry incident
Venezuelan protests continue over closure of RCTV
Spanish town council electee proposes nudist pool, marijuana field in park
Guantanamo detainee commits suicide
Hillary Clinton's song contest reaches final round
US presidential candidate Dodd applauded by League of Conservation
21 dead in south Thailand attacks
Iran's Ayatollah Jannati re-affirms anti-US stance
Evan O'Dorney wins US National Spelling Bee competition
Philadelphia breaks 80 year old building lease; moves to evict Scouts
Remains of WWI soldiers found in French mass grave
Volcanic eruption in Galapagos not threatening tortoises, people
Seventeen arrested after party on London Underground
Texas authorities obtain DNA from jailed FLDS leader Warren Jeffs
NASA says Phoenix spacecraft may have landed on ice
Helicopter carrying quake survivors crashes in China
Obama withdraws from Trinity United Church
Fire in Universal Studios backlot
News crew kidnapped and tortured by slum 'militia' in Brazil
Zimbabwean police arrest two opposition figures
French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent dead at 71
Serie A 2008â09: Zambrotta joins AC Milan
World Health Organization calls for ban on tobacco ads
Silverjet ceases operations and enters administration
Parents arrested after putting baby on Craigslist
Democratic Party reaches deal over Florida and Michigan
British singer Susan Boyle admitted to hospital
U.S. manufacturer General Motors seeks bankruptcy protection
Five dead after arson attack in Iran
Barack Obama presents rescue plan after GM declaration of bankruptcy
Passengers on Air France Flight 447 sent text messages to family members before plane disappeared
Air France jet with 228 on board goes missing
Ice hockey: Blackhawks score two goals in 28 seconds to gain 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals
Relics found behind The Ruins of St. Paul, Macau
Egypt to open Gaza Strip crossing for humanitarian and medical aid
Ratko MladiÄ said to be too ill to face trial
Australia women's water polo team into FINA Women's World League Super Finals quarter finals
Buddy Roemer suspends U.S. presidential campaign
First same-sex couple wed in south of France