Death of Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred "the Great," King of England
Crusade leaders visit the Mount of Olives where they meet a hermit who urges them to assault Jerusalem. Taking Jerusalem.
John, Duke of Burgundy, massacres 3500 people in Paris
Alfonso V, King of Aragon, crowned King of Naples
College of St. Mary Magdelen founded, Oxford, England
Death of St. John of Sahagun
Ursula Fray and Catharina Kless burned for witchcraft
Pocahontas arrives in England
Rev. Gerville Pooley, of Virginia, files the first breach-of-promise lawsuit against Ciceley Jordan...and loses
The new Governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop, arrives in Salem
English rename New Amsterdam 'New York' after Dutch pull out.
Virginia first to adopt the Bill of Rights.
It is decided that U.S. Senators be at least 30 years old.
John Augustus Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge born
Napoleon's invasion of Russia begins.
Author Charles Kingsley (in England) born
Iowa Territory is organized.
The first baseball game is played in America.
The gas mask is patented by L. P. Haslett.
The First baseball perfect game - John Richmond of Worcester beats Cleveland.
British prime minister Anthony Eden born
Philippine nationalists declared their independence from Spain.
Cuba agrees to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.
A bitter fight between musical traditionalists and the avante garde ended in Parism in a draw. They agreed on a compromise choice to head the Paris Conservatory its composition teacher Gabriel Faure.
International Power Broker David Rockefeller born
Irwin Allen, disaster movie producer born
Secret Service extends protection of President to his family as well.
The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurs on World War I's Western Front in France.
Movie producer Samuel Z. Arkoff born
Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president and Calvin Coolidge for vice president.
Harry Houdini frees himself from a straitjacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet above the ground.
George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States, and Vice-President under Ronald Reagan born
Anne Frank, whose diary told of hiding from the Nazis in occupied Holland born
Actor-singer Jim Nabors born
Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws.
Actor-singer Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, USMC; Mayberry RFD) born
Rock singer Reg Presley (The Troggs) born
Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] and United Air Lines.
First radio station with 500,000 watt power, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Eight of Stalin's generals are sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union.
Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY.
Jazz musician Chick Corea born
American bombers strike the oil refineries of Ploesti, Rumania for the first time.
An American classical work of the first order drew a scathing review from a British listener. "How blessed are those who are born tone deaf," went the letter in the Radio Times of London, "and are spared the agony of listening to the hideous sounds of Symphony No. 3 of Roy Harris."
Sportscaster Marv Albert born
Philippines National Day.
Nina Makarova conducted the premiere of her own symphony in Moscow.
Rock musician Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) born
Rock singer-musician Brad Delp (Boston) born
Country singer-musician Junior Brown born
Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette born
Actor Timothy Busfield born
Actress Jenilee Harrison born
Rock musician John Linnell (They Might Be Giants) born
Rapper Grandmaster Dee (Whodini) born
A sniper killed civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Miss.
Nelson Mandella begins a long jail term in South Africa.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could NOT outlaw inter-racial marriages.
Rock musician Bobby Sheehan (Blues Traveler) born
Tricia Nixon and Edward F. Cox married in a White House ceremony.
John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World", "Attica State", and "Luck of the Irish".
Ground-breakng ceremonies for President Kennedy library.
Blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd born
David Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each of the six "Son of Sam" .44-caliber killings that had terrified New Yorkers.
Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel.
The 3rd professional baseball players strike starts.
750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators in Central Park, NYC.
The U.S. House of Representatives approves $27 million in aid to the Nicaraguan contras.
P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency.
President Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
In runoff elections in France, President Francois Mitterrand's Socialist Party fell short of a majority in the National Assembly. But a right-wing coalition also failed to retain its legislative control.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that white workers who claim to be treated unfairly as a result of affirmative action programs can sue for remedies under civil rights legislation.
In a speech to the Supreme Soviet legislature, President Mikhail S. Gorbachev eased his objection to a reunified Germany holding membership in NATO.
The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.
The Russian republic held its first-ever direct presidential elections and elected Boris N. Yeltsin president of their republic.
Reports surfaced that Judge Stephen Breyer, considered a likely candidate to the Supreme Court, had failed to pay Social Security taxes for a domestic employee. (Although Breyer was passed over by President Clinton in favor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he was later nominated to serve on the nation's highest court.)
At the Tony Awards, "Angels in America best play while "Passion" won best musical.
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home; O.J. Simpson was tried and later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil action.
Rabbi Menachem Scheerson, the charismatic ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader, died in New York at age 92.
Rescued Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was treated to lunch at the White House and a hero's welcome at the Pentagon.
The Supreme Court dealt a potentially crippling blow to federal affirmative action programs, ruling Congress was limited by the same standards as states in offering special help to minorities.
A panel of federal judges in Philadelphia blocked a law against indecency on the Internet, saying the 1996 Communications Decency Act would infringe adults' free speech rights.
Senate Republicans overwhelmingly chose Trent Lott to succeed Bob Dole as majority leader.
Baseball began interleague play, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.
The Treasury Department unveiled a new 50-dollar bill meant to be more counterfeit-resistant.
A jury in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, convicted 17-year-old Luke Woodham of killing two students and wounding seven others at Pearl High School.
Space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth, bringing home the last American to live aboard Mir and closing out three years of US-Russian cooperation aboard the aging space station.
Thousands of NATO peacekeeping troops poured into Kosovo by air and by land; but in a surprising move, a Russian armored column entered Pristina before dawn to a hero's welcome from Serb residents.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling, said patients cannot use a federal law to sue HMO's for giving doctors a financial incentive to cut treatment costs.
Italians vote on fertility referendum
French journalist held hostage in Iraq freed
Twenty-five children injured in bus-truck collision in Florida
Chechnya train derailed by blast, 12 injured
China school flood claims 91 lives
Bomb blasts kill several in Iran
More political, soccer-related unrest in Iran follows Bahrain victory
Crown Prince of Kuwait admitted to hospital
Mike Tyson set to retire after loss
Fossett set to recreate first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight
Iraqi police discover 20 bodies
Pink Floyd will reunite to play London's Live 8
Lula's future in the hands of Brazilian Parliament
Oklahoma baseball team defeats Rice, evens series in NCAA Super Regional
Blair asked to intervene as British artist faces jail in Turkey for collage
German tax authority migrating 12,000 desktops to SuSE Linux and KDE
Argentina defeat Wales 27 to 25 in rugby
Australian healthcare workers don't wash hands often enough
10-year-old child takes grandmother's car for 85 Km drive
Australian late scores down Japan 3-1 in Group F
Singer Kevin Aviance attacked outside Manhattan, N.Y. gay bar
Tamil Nadu cuts diesel prices by 0.45 rupees
10 killed in shootout in Kashmir
Large meteorite strikes in Norway
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Roethlisberger hospitalized after motorcycle accident
London terrorist suspects released without charge
Rice University baseball team beats Oklahoma, will play in College World Series
5 killed, 35 injured in train crash in Israel
Czech Republic coast to 3-0 win over USA in Group E
Judge shot at courthouse in Nevada
Italy shut out Ghana for 2-0 win in Group E
With pressure from France, Chad and Sudan open door to possible troop deployment
Singapore and Brunei issue joint banknote
Bail denied in Laos overthrow plot, Hmong protest
NASA extends Space Shuttle Atlantis' mission
Global annual military spending tops $1.2 trillion
Left wing of Atlantis may have been damaged
"Woofstock" dog festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kurdish militants in Iraq declare cease-fire with Turkey
Recent 'Earth-like planet' found in April 'too hot' for life say some scientists
Euro 2008: Portugal vs. Czech Republic
Google Developer Day starts from Yokohama, Japan
Kai-fu Lee: Developers will rule the next-generation Internet world
Cuba reforms wage laws to pay workers based on amount done
Finland, Estonia and Greece ratify the EU's Treaty of Lisbon
Euro 2008: Austria vs. Poland
Scientists suggest scaring toads to limit population
Canadian Government apologises for Residential Schools
Large forest fire continues to burn into third day in southern Norway
Ariane rocket launches Skynet and Turksat spacecraft
Floodwaters swamp Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Romanian fighter jet hit by UFOs
Four Boy Scouts killed in Iowa tornado
Norwegian national assembly votes to allow same-sex marriage and adoption
Residents evacuated after partial building collapse in Buffalo, New York
Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher, to have sex change operation
Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure becomes world's largest Komen race
Rescue underway for teen solo sailor
7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Nicobar Islands, India
Kyrgyzstan: Ethnic unrest continues, government asks Russia for help
Up to 31 reported dead as Libyan government troops attack Misrata
Louisiana State University loses spot in college world series
News briefs: June 11, 2012
Australian Paralympians cycling around Fiji for people with disabilities
County Donegal, Ireland crash kills one, injures two