Alexander the Great died of fever in Babylon at age 33.
Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general, conqueror of Wales, north England born
Charles II (the Bald), King of France & Emperor born
Death of St. Anthony of Padua
The Kingship of Robert I, "the Bruce," King of Scots, is recognized by Pope John XXII
Chaucer given an annual pension from John of Gaunt
Pierre de Craon attempts the assassination of Clisson, Constable of France
Richard of Gloucester accuses Jane Shore of sorcery
Richard Barnfield, English poet born
Coronation of Matthias II as Holy Roman Emperor
First publication of "Mercurius Politicus," British periodical
Marquis de Lafayette lands in the United States.
U.S. Army Gen. Winfield Scott. He is famous for his victories in the War of 1812 and the War with Mexico born
J. C. Maxwell who formulated electromagnetic theory born
Irish poet and dramatist William Butler Yeats "Bysantium" and "Easter 1916" born
King Ludwig the Second of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.
Congress created the Department of Labor.
Yukon Territory of Canada is organized with Dawson chosen as capital.
Carlos Chavez was born in Mexico City. Chavez was a friend of Aaron Copland... Copland was inspired to write "El Salon Mexico" while visiting Chavez. Chavez is the only Mexican-born classical composer to achieve any international reputation so far. born
China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Christians.
Harold "Red" Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" of football born
Ralph Edwards, host of "This is Your Life" born
The advisor to Tsar Nicholas II, Gregory Rasputin, is poisoned and stabbed to death in St. Petersburg
The U.S. Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post
The "Ballet Russe" danced "Les Noces," Stravinsky's cubist portrait of a peasant wedding.
Charles Lindbergh honored in New York City for his trans-Atlantic flight. 750,000 lbs of ticker-tape shower down.
Federal Savings and Loan Association authorized.
First sodium vapor lamps installed Schenectady, NY.
Bulgarian-born artist Christo born
Singer Bobby Freeman born
President Roosevelt created the Office of War Information, and appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis to be its head.
Actor Malcolm McDowell born
German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.
Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) buzz-bomb attacks against Britain.
Babe Ruth's #3 is retired.
Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) born
Actor Richard Thomas, (The Waltons) born
Actor Jonathan Hogan born
Actress Ally Sheedy (Short Circuit) born
Bettina Bunge, tennis player born
Vostok 6 launched. The pilot is Valentina Tereshkova, first woman cosmonaut.
Supreme court hands down Miranda vs. Arizona decision. Declares a suspect must be informed of rights.
President Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the US Supreme Court.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) born
N.Y. Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.
James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., was captured in a Tennessee wilderness area after escaping from prison.
Former Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark died in NY at 77.
Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the U.S. seizure in 1877 of their Black Hills in South Dakota.
Rep. John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation.
A teenager fired six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II.
Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69.
Actress Sarah Schaub ("Promised Land") born
The robot spacecraft Pioneer-10 became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. It did so 11 years after it was launched.
Actress Ashley Olsen born
Actress Mary-Kate Olsen born
President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency.
Benny Goodman died in Chicago, he was 77. Jazz fans remember Goodman's swing band, and the even better Sextet that preceded it.
A federal jury found cigarette manufacturer Liggett Group liable in the lung-cancer death of New Jersey resident Rose Cipollone, but innocent of misrepresenting the risks of smoking. (An appeals court later overturned the jury's award of $400,000 and ordered a new trial; the family dropped the lawsuit in 1992.)
The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title, sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in four games.
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, urged Israel to accept a U.S. plan for peace talks. (Baker gave out the telephone number for the White House switchboard, telling the Israelis publicly, "When you're serious about this, call us.")
The US Supreme Court ruled a jailed suspect represented by a lawyer in one criminal case sometimes may be questioned by police about another crime without the lawyer present.
Tragedy struck the first round of the US Open golf tournament when lightning struck and killed a spectator.
Democrat Bill Clinton stirred controversy during an appearance before the Rainbow Coalition by criticizing the rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks "filled with hatred" toward whites.
Canada's Progressive Conservative Party chose Defense Minister Kim Campbell to succeed Brian Mulroney as prime minister; she was the first woman to hold the post.
Astronaut Donald K. "Deke" Slayton died in League City, Texas, at age 69.
A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon Corp. and Capt. Joseph Hazelwood for the "Exxon Valdez" disaster, allowing victims of the nation's worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
O.J. Simpson was questioned for several hours by Los Angeles police following the slashing deaths of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
President Clinton proposed a 10-year plan for balancing the federal budget, saying in a televised address his proposal would cut spending by $1.1 trillion.
France announced it would abandon its 1992 moratorium on nuclear testing and conduct eight more tests between September and May.
The Supreme Court placed greater limits on congressional districts intentionally drawn to get more minorities elected to Congress.
The 81-day-od Freemen standoff ended as the 16 remaining members of the anti-government group surrendered to the FBI and left their Montana ranch.
Former soldier Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing, a devastating crime that killed 168 people and thrust indiscriminate political terror into the heart of America.
Michael Jordan scored 39 points and the Chicago Bulls worked their fourth-quarter magic again to beat the Utah Jazz 90-86 and win their fifth NBA championship in seven years.
President Clinton visited Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, where two students were killed and 22 others wounded the previous month.
Civil rights leaders and politicians called for an end to racial violence as hundreds of mourners gathered in Jasper, Texas, for the funeral of James Byrd Junior, a black man who police said was brutally killed by white supremacists.
NATO soldiers shot dead two armed men as peacekeepers tried to contain new violence in Kosovo; Russian troops, meanwhile, blocked British troops from entering the airport in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo.
Italy pardoned Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who'd tried to kill Pope John Paul the Second in 1981.
The presidents of South Korea and North Korea opened a summit in the northern capital of Pyongyang with pledges to seek reunification of the divided peninsula.
Final withdrawal of Australian troops from East Timor
Airbus wins Qatar Airways order worth $15bn
Serial child imposter held by French police
Michael Jackson found 'not guilty' on all counts
Ryanair exercises options on five Boeing 737s
Wisconsin Democratic Party calls for Impeachment of Bush, Cheney, & Rumsfeld
100 people were detained in Russia after police mistook rugby match as brawl
Dallas beats Miami again in NBA Finals, leads series 2-0
Left parties in India protest fuel price hike
Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq
Entertainment Software Association says new Oklahoma law unconstitutional, plans to sue
Bank staff in India threaten strike
Korea Republic win 2-1 against Togo in Group G
Vaccine developed to fight Alzheimer's disease considered "promising"
France draw with Switzerland in Group G
Computer-controlled prosthetic ankle patent awarded to Oklahoma City company
Tropical Storm Alberto strikes Florida
Icelandic PM ÃsgrÃmsson resigns
Thousands of Floridians evacuate for Tropical Storm Alberto
Brazil trot to 1-0 win over Croatia in Group F
Rhode Island representative Patrick Kennedy pleads guilty to DUI
Feminist gathering in Tehran dispersed by police
ACT Civil Unions Act invalidated by Governor General
Hamas takes control of Fatah security headquarters
Not enough names to go around in China, ministry says
Woman disclosed by newspaper in sex tape commits suicide
Judges agree on rules for Khmer Rouge tribunal
Proposed New Zealand Day opposed in Parliament
Indonesia arrests Jemaah Islamiyah leader
Television's 'Mr. Wizard' Don Herbert dies at 89
Cessna to display seven aircraft and new cabin concept at Paris Air Show
13 drug-resistant TB cases reported in Thailand
Thai female boxing champ paroled from prison
Mars was once covered by oceans, study says
Large earthquake strikes off Guatemala's Pacific coast
NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr Signs 5-year Contract with Hendrick Motorsports
European Union to fund scheme to reduce aircraft emissions and noise pollution
BT's Lalani smashes through the Â£1m salary barrier
Australian airline to increase airfares
Tim Russert, NBC News "Meet the Press" moderator dies at age 58
UK drivers urged not to panic buy during delivery strikes
Security tightened at Singapore courts after two attempts to escape
Politician's remarks overshadow Canada's historical apology to natives
EBay Australia's PayPal only policy blocked
Prisoners escape from Afghan jail after Taliban attack
UK shadow home secretary resigns over terror law
Gas leak kills six and injures 28 at Chinese fertiliser factory
Ireland rejects EU Lisbon Treaty
Picasso prints stolen from Brazilian museum
Senior intelligence official suspended after leaving top secret files on train
Partially collapsed building in Buffalo, New York likely to be demolished
DRAMeXchange Compuforum: Global DRAM market to be changed majorly
Report finds LOT Airlines plane was lost over London due to pilot error
NASA cancels launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour
Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup
National Party of Australia to trial community pre-selections at 2011 NSW election
Norwegian military security agency accused of conducting illegal surveillance of PM
Iranian media says current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won re-election
College World Series field set, games to start Saturday
FBI investigates AT&T security breach
Pakistan's intelligence agency said to support Taliban
Joran van der Sloot charged with murder of Peruvian woman
Food critic Egon Ronay dies at 94
Australia's New South Wales Fire Brigades in crisis over bullying
United States and England open World Cup with 1â1 draw
At least fifteen dead in Iraq after gunmen attack central bank
Polish authorities arrest Israeli agent
Court rules Massey can appeal US restrictions in mine disaster investigation