Rome becomes a republic (one suggested date)
Death of St. Methodius of Constantinople
Coronation of Henry III as King of England
Founding of Gouda, Holland
The Mongol Khatun (Princess) Bayalun journeys to Constantinople
Henry of Valois, King of Poland, flees his Kingdom
Orlando di Lasso died in Munich. He was 62. Orlando was one of the first composers to routinely compose polyphonic music, multiple melodies going at one time. Without Orlando, Bach might not have been possible.
1st compulsory education law in America passed, by Massachusetts
United States Army founded.
Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopts Stars and Stripes as U.S. flag, replacing Grand Union flag.
Former Revolutionary War Gen. Benedict Arnold died in London.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" born
Bookseller John Bartlett, compiler of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" born
The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.
Settlers proclaimed the Free Republic of California at Sonoma, adopting the California Bear Flag.
Bunson invents a gas burner.
Fire destroys part of San Francisco.
Battle of Second Winchester, Virginia.
Battle of Pine Mountain. Gen. Leonidas Polk killed in action.
Cincinatti Reds lose after 130 straight wins.
California Street Cable Car Railroad Co. gets it's franchise.
Hawaiian Territorial Government begins.
Actor and folk singer Burl Ives born
Dorothy McGuirre, singer (McGuirre Sisters) - some sources list 1918 born
Gen. Pershing and his HQ staff arrived in Paris during World War I.
First direct airplane crossing of the Atlantic.
Actor director Sam Wanamaker born
Actor Gene Barry (Burke's Law) born
Baltimore radio station WEAR first to put on a President (Harding).
Pierre Salinger, ABC newsman, White House press secretary for Kennedy born
Cuban revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara born
Pianist-composer Cy Coleman born
Author Jerzy Kosinski born
Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin.
German forces occupied Paris during World War II.
First bazooka rocket gun produced, Bridgeport, CT.
First B-29 raid against mainland Japan.
Rock singer Rod Argent (The Zombies; Argent) born
Real estate developer Donald Trump born
TV Guide is first published.
Rock musician Alan White (Yes) born
Univac 1, the world's first commercial computer was unveiled and demonstrated in Philadephia PA. It was designed for use by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Keel laid for first nuclear powered submarine, the Nautilus.
President Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Olympic speed skater Eric Heiden born
Androgynous rock musician George "Boy George" Dowd, (Culture Club) born
Rock musician Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche) born
Mariner V launched from Cape Kennedy on a flight past Venus.
Actress Jasmine Bleeth born
Tennis player Steffi Graf (in West Germany) born
Actress Traylor Howard ("Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place") born
EMI's Reflexe label was established. They were authentic when authentic wasn't cool. But the much newer Virgin Veritas label has been very successful, especially with its recordings of Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
M. L. King killer James Earl Ray recaptured after prison break.
Down 9-7 in the 10th with 2 outs Yanks Paul Blair hits a 3 run homer.
Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland (Malvinas) Islands ending 74-day conflict.
Health Secretary Margaret Heckler said her department would give top priority to finding the cause and a cure for AIDS.
Lebanese Shiite gunmen hijack TWA flight 847 after Athens' takeoff.
Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges in Geneva dies at age 86.
Death claimed Broadway librettist Alan Jay Lerner in NY at age 67.
`Wild Kingdom' host Marlin Perkins dies near St Louis at age 81.
House Democrats chose Richard Gephardt to be majority leader and William H. Gray to be majority whip.
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was arrested for slapping a Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman.
The Supreme Court, 6-3, upheld police checkpoints that examine drivers for signs of intoxication.
The government reported consumer prices had risen a modest three-tenths of 1 percent in May.
The space shuttle "Columbia" returned from a medical research mission.
Actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft died in London at age 83.
The Earth Summit concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship, beating the Portland Trailblazers in game six, 97-to-93.
Actor Daryl Sabara ("Spy Kids") born
Mona Van Duyn became the first woman to be named the nation's poet laureate by the Library of Congress.
President Clinton chose Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an advocate of women's rights, to serve on the Supreme Court, surprising observers who predicted Clinton's choice would be Judge Stephen Breyer.
The New York Rangers won hockey's Stanley Cup for the first time in 54 years as they defeated the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden.
Academy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 70.
President Clinton unveiled a $9.3 billion-dollar welfare reform plan.
Stephen P. Yokich was elected president of the United Auto Workers at the union's triennial convention in Anaheim, California.
The FBI disclosed the White House had obtained bureau background reports on at least 408 people without justification.
World copper markets were thrown into turmoil following disclosure by Sumitomo Corp. that a rogue trader had hidden multibillion-dollar losses.
The winter's near record snowpack melted into floodwaters, prompting seven Idaho counties to declare disasters as other counties braced for overflowing rivers.
Hong Kong's future legislature rammed through two laws Saturday to curb political freedoms and civil rights when China takes back the 156-year-old British colony in little more than two weeks' time.
The Chicago Bulls clinched their sixth NBA championship, defeating the Utah Jazz in game six played in Salt Lake City, 87-to-86.
About 15,000 NATO peacekeepers spread out across Kosovo, including a convoy of about 1,200 U.S. Marines.
The Supreme Court opened the door to full broadcast advertising of casino gambling, ruling a federal ban aimed at protecting compulsive gamblers violated free-speech rights.
In the biggest step toward peace since the end of the Korean War, the leaders of North and South Korea signed an agreement pledging to work for reconciliation and eventual reunification.
A retired Army Reserve colonel, George Trofimoff (73), was accused of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for 25 years. He allegedly sold military secrets to the Soviets when he was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army at an installation in West Germany where refugees and defectors from the Soviet bloc were interrogated.
Risking a wider split in the nation's largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention declared that women should no longer serve as pastors.
Aid group 'denied access' to Rwandan refugee camp in Burundi
New rocky planet discovered in orbit around nearby star
UNHCR criticises Rwanda's and Burundi's decision to re-label refugees as illegal immigrants
South African president dismisses deputy on implications of corruption
Canadian military hosts first gay wedding
Bombings reported in southeastern Iran
UN reports Rwandan refugees repatriated by force
Chinese bloggers on Microsoft's MSN now face regulation of censors
Beazley gaining office would threaten Australia's economy: Treasurer
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Roethlisberger upgraded to fair condition
Alleged spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah freed from prison
Canada's richest man dies at age 82
Miami beats Dallas 98-96 in third game of the NBA Finals
New Zealand's National Party's bill blocked
Former Irish taoiseach Charles Haughey passes away
Diesel spill in northern Saskatchewan
North Korea to test missile that could reach U.S. mainland
United Church of Christ loses Puerto Rico Conference over GLBT issues
Germany beat Poland and top Group A
Saudi Arabia and Tunisia share dramatic draw in Group H
Spain beat Ukraine 4-0 in Group H
Ten killed in Beirut seaside blast
Shuttle mission may be extended further due to ISS computer failure
UK TV star Michael Barrymore re-arrested over pool death probe
Former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim dies at 88
Fossilized remains of birdlike dinosaur found in China
Ruth Bell Graham dies at 87
Nightwish announce details of new album
Michael Moore's new film 'Sicko' leaked via P2P
Woman neglected medical treatment; dies in hospital ER
13 schools torched in southern Thailand
Surprise demolition of partially collapsed building in Buffalo, New York met with opposition
Northern Japan hit by strong quake
Flooding closes highways in eastern Iowa, US
Foam manufacturer settles for US$25 million over Station nightclub fire
Mugabe is 'prepared to fight' if Zimbabwe elects opposition
Most complete dinosaur from Britain goes on display
Hearse key thief spared prison
Civil unrest in Iranian cities after Ahmadinejad declares victory
Australian rules football: Traralgon get game back as ladder shakes around middle
Obama to ask for special BP claims fund over oil spill
China: Heavy flooding displaces over a million, kills dozens
Stampede at rally in Kenya kills at least five; dozens wounded
Kyrgyzstan: Violence continues, death toll rises
Flash floods kill at least nineteen campers in Arkansas
Deadly clashes in Somalia between police and government troops
Fire in central London causes traffic chaos
BBC Television Centre placed up for sale
Casey Stoner wins British MotoGP
Apples top most contaminated produce list
Sky purchases UK Glee rights