The Glastonbury Abbey "Lady Chapel" is consecrated
Death of Henry, Emperor of Rumania supposedly poisoned by his wife
Provisions of Oxford reforms proposed by Parliament
Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany.
Louis XI, King of France, ratifies the "Perpetual Peace"
Murder of James III, King of Scotland
Columbus returns to Spain
Marriage of Henry VIII, King of England, to Catherine of Aragon
Coronation of Christian II as King of Norway and Denmark
Revolt in Ireland of "Silken" Thomas Fitzgerald
Tristan de Luna y Arellano sets sail for Florida
Death of Mary of Guise, widow of King James V of Scotland
Ben Johson, playwright born
Sir Humphrey Gilbert granted a charter to search for the Northwest Passage
Henrick Hudson's ship, the "Half Moon," freed from the ice
Captain Cook runs aground on Australian Great Barrier Reef.
John Constable (in England), painter born
Maj. Gen. James L. Kemper, hero of the battle of Williamsberg born
The Iowa Territory organized.
Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of English women's movement born
Claim laid to the Comstock (silver) Lode in Nevada. The mine eventually produces more than $300 million in silver.
300 feet of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm.
Richard Strauss was born in Munich. His music was performed a lot in Germany in the war years. After the war, Strauss's international reputation suffered because of this. Strauss died at the age of 85.
Charles Fabry, discovered the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere born
Montana's Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives born
Bedrich Smetana's "Libuse" premiered in Prague to open a new theatre there. Smetana attended, but by this time his deafness was nearly total.
One time premier of the Soviet Union Nikolai A. Bulganin born
Paul Mellon, philanthropist born
Undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau born
Opera singer Rise Stevens born
Football coach Vince Lombardi (Coach of the Greenbay Packers who won the first Super Bowl) born
Author William Styron born
Nelson Mandela, South African civil rights leader & politician born
Actor-producer Richard Todd born
Sir Barton becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
Ohio Sen. Warren G. Harding was chosen as the "dark horse" Republican candidate for president. He became the 29th president of the United States.
Comedian Johnny Brown born
Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released.
Country singer Wilma Burgess born
Jackie Stewart, race-car driver, Ford spokesperson born
Bartok's "Divertimento for Strings" premiered in the Swiss city of Basle. The "Divertimento" is one of Bartok's finest works, somehow managing to be extremely modern and extremely listenable at the same time.
US and USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during World War II.
Actress Adrienne Barbeau born
World War II sugar rationing finally ends.
Rock musician Frank Beard (ZZ Top) born
Rock singer Donnie Van Zandt (.38 Special) born
First magnesium jet airplane flown.
Joe Montana, football player born
Roger Maris hits #19 and 20 of his 61 homers.
George Wallace backs down at the Alabama schoolhouse door.
Buddhist monk Quang Duc immolated himself on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.
Rock musician Dan Lavery (Tonic) born
Country musician Smilin' Jay McDowell (BR5-49) born
U.S. leaves Wheelus Air Force Base, Libya.
Train and school hostage incident in the Netherlands ends.
Seattle Slew won Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
Actor Joshua Jackson ("Dawson's Creek") born
Joseph Freeman Junior became the first black priest ordained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Actor John Wayne died at age 72.
Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney retains WBC heavyweight crown.
Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon.
Karen Ann Quinlan, the comatose patient whose case prompted a historic right-to-die court decision, died in Morris Plains, New Jersey, at age 31.
A divided Supreme Court struck down a Pennsylvania abortion law, while reaffirming its 1973 decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.
Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win three consecutive terms.
Preakness winner "Risen Star" captured the Belmont Stakes with a time second only to its father, thoroughbred legend "Secretariat."
The government of China issued a warrant for the arrest of dissident Fang Lizhi, who had taken refuge inside the US Embassy in Beijing.
A federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M. Poindexter to six months in prison for making false statements to Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. (Poindexter's convictions were later overturned.)
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down an anti-flag burning law passed by Congress in 1989, re-igniting calls for a constitutional amendment.
Actress Julia Roberts and actor Kiefer Sutherland called off their wedding three days before it was to have taken place.
The long dormant Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted during negotiations between the United States and the Philippines over future base leases. The ashes and gasses it spewed could be seen for more than 60 miles.
President Bush authorized $1.5 billion in agricultural credit guarantees for the Soviet Union.
President Bush's stopover in Panama en route to the Earth Summit in Brazil was disrupted when police fired tear gas at protesters, preventing Bush from speaking at a rally praising the revival of democracy in Panama.
The Supreme Court ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" motivated by bigotry may be sentenced to extra punishment; the court also ruled religious groups have a constitutional right to sacrifice animals in worship services.
The Steven Spielberg movie "Jurassic Park" opened.
United Nations forces launched a nighttime attack against the forces of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
A car bomb blew up outside a luxury hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, killing five people in an apparently drug-related attack.
Tabasco Cat won the Belmont Stakes.
The United States, South Korea and Japan agreed to seek punitive steps against North Korea over its nuclear program.
In an unprecedented joint appearance, President Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich sparred politely over Medicare and other issues before an audience of senior citizens in Claremont, New Hampshire.
Closing a congressional career that had spanned 3 decades, Bob Dole said goodbye to the Senate to begin in earnest his campaign for the presidency.
The parents of Timothy McVeigh pleaded for their son's life during the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
Mitsubishi Motors agreed to pay 34 million dollars to settle allegations that women on the assembly line at its Illinois factory were groped and insulted and that managers did nothing to stop it.
Actor DeForest Kelley of "Star Trek" fame died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 79
The FBI was seeking the creator of Worm.Explore.Zip, a file-destroying computer virus which had hit some of the nation's biggest corporations.
An unruly group of men doused women with water and groped them in New York's Central Park; some of the assaults were captured on home video.
A day after the death of Syrian President Hafez Assad, his son, Bashar, was unanimously nominated by Syria's ruling Baath Party to succeed his father.
Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil won his second French Open title, beating Magnus Norman.
Fake Jackson suicide email hides virus
Firing of Michael Jackson spokeswoman disputed
Report finds FBI missed multiple chances to stop 9/11
US Congress House panel OKs big cut in public broadcasting funds
US teen missing in Aruba feared dead
Glazer caps Manchester United's player transfer spending at Â£25m a year
Irish inflation creeps upwards to 2.4%
BSkyB faces challenge in securing British Premiership football rights
US millitary says it killed approximately 40 'insurgents' in Iraq
G8 finance ministers agree on deal to relieve debts of 18 poorest nations
Rice beats Oklahoma in first round of NCAA Super Regional, 10-4
Biarritz defeat Toulouse to win French rugby championship
Australia defeats England in rugby
Australian opposition promises to scrap workplace agreements
Fernando Alonso wins British Grand Prix
Netherlands ease to 1-0 win in Group C
Three inmates commit suicide at Guantanamo detention facility
Lauren Nelson crowned Miss Oklahoma
Third former Williams trader admits manipulating natural gas prices
Portugal win against World Cup first timers in Group D
Australian cabinet discounted potential security risks with nuclear energy
Anti-Tubby Smith ad rejected by University of Kentucky student paper
Mexico score three against Iran in Group D
Opening day of the 56th Bad Hersfeld Festival
Ex-Thai PM Thaksin's assets are frozen
Anti-junta demonstrations grow in Bangkok
New Zealand meteorologist Auer dies
Flooding hits NSW Hunter Region
US senator Joseph Lieberman suggests attacking Iran base
Woman shot dead by police officer in Kent, England
Queensland government not doing enough on water: Poll
Bombing in Kenya's capital city Nairobi
Blender Foundation launches open movie, open game projects
Atlantis docks, astronauts ready for spacewalk
EU, US declare intent to cooperate on climate change at summit
Delta II rocket launches GLAST observatory
U.S. teens generally reducing risky behavior says CDC
Three sought in Vancouver following hate crime
NASA's Phoenix Lander has an oven full of Martian soil
Indonesian police hand over Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 report to prosecutors
Million-dollar trial aborted on account of sudoku
Italian border guards seize $134 billion in U.S. bonds at Swiss border
WHO declares global swine flu pandemic
Venezuela bans Coke Zero over unspecified health problems
Three dead after ConAgra plant explosion, all inside now accounted for
San Diego State University pitcher taken first in baseball draft
Bombing of Peshawar Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan kills 18
Three dead infants found in Canadian home
Pope Benedict XVI begged forgiveness Friday from child abuse victims and promised to "do everything possible" to protect children at a Mass celebrated by 15,000 priests from around the world.
NCAA Football: USC banned from bowl games for two seasons, wins vacated
Turkey sets the price to lift the ban on YouTube and Google services
World's oldest leather shoe found in Armenia
UN Security Council imposes more sanctions against Iran
Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter dies in car crash
Russian reverse engineers Skype; uploads source to public
Somali interior minister killed by bomb attack in own home
Eritrea accuses four Britons of espionage and terrorism
Colorado counties consider forming new U.S. state