Coronation of Louis II as King of Italy
Robert I, Usurper of the French Crown, killed in battle with the real King, Charles "The Simple"
Death of St. Edburga of Winchester
King Magnus V of Norway defeated by Sverre, his rival
Under pressure from rebellious barons, England's King John signed the Magna Carta, at Runnymede, England. A crucial first step toward creating Britain's constitutional monarchy.
Death of Leopold VI, last Babenburg ruler of Austro-Hungary
Coronation of Charles I, King of Hungary
Prince Edward of England, son of Edward III and known as the "Black Prince" born
Death of Wat Tyler; end of Wat Tyler's Rebellion
Death of the Compte d'Ecu
Charles "the Bold" becomes Duke of Burgundy
Pope Leo X condemns Luther's 95 Theses and threatens to toss Luther out of the Catholic Church.
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, surrenders to the Lords Confederate
Death of St. Germaine of Pibrac
Thomas Randolph, English poet, dramatist born
James Fort, in Jamestown, finished
Charles I prorogues his second Parliament
Margaret Jones, of Charlestown, 1st woman executed as a witch in Massachusetts Bay Colony, is put to death.
Benjamin Franklin, in a dangerous experiment, demonstrated the relationship between lightning and electricity by flying a kite during a storm in Philadelphia. An iron key suspended from the string attracted a lightning bolt.
Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the American Army.
12th Amendment ratified (manner of choosing President and VP).
Arkansas becomes the 25th state.
Edvard Grieg was born, in the Norwegian city of Bergen. By the time Grieg died in 1907 (at the age of 64) his piano concerto and the Peer Gynt music were firmly in the repertory, and it was not unusual to rank him with, or close to, Liszt and Chopin. born
Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen rubber called vulcanization.
Britain and the U.S. decide border along Pacific Northwest.
James Polk, the eleventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jacob Fussell, a Baltimore dairyman, sets up the first ice-cream factory.
San Francisco Water Works organized.
A site near Arlington, Virginia (Robert E. Lee's home and the grounds around it) turned into a Yankee military cemetery!
Series of photographs by Edward Muggeridge were made to prove to Leland Stanford that all the hooves of a horse are off the ground during the gallop. It was the first attempt at motion pictures made with 12 cameras, each taking one picture.
Silent film comedian Harry Langdon born
"General Slocum" boat catches fire; over a thousand die.
Artist Saul Steinberg born
First flight across the Atlantic (Alcock and Brown).
Morris K. Udall, Democratic Congressman from Arizona born
Mario Cuomo, governor of New York, silver-tongued orator born
Singer, actor Waylon Jennings born
France surrendered to Hitler.
Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson born
American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War Two. Meanwhile, B-29 Superfortresses made their first raids on Japan.
Janet Lennon (in Culver City, CA), singer (Lennon Sisters) born
Singer Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply) born
Actor-director Simon Callow ("Shakespeare in Love") born
Actor Jim Varney (Ernest P. Worrell) born
Rock singer Steve Walsh (Kansas) born
Country singer Terri Gibbs born
Actress Julie Hagerty born
Rock musician Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche) born
Actress Courteney Cox born
Country musician Tony Ardoin born
Country musician Michael Britt (Lonestar) born
Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill.
The pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim married the cellist Jacqueline Du Pre. He was 24, she 22. The wedding took place in Jerusalem.
Rock musician Jimmy McD (formerly of Jimmie's Chicken Shack) born
Actor-rapper Ice Cube born
Actress Leah Remini ("Fired Up") born
Rock musician T-Bone Willy (Save Ferris) born
Spain's first free elections since 1936.
King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.
Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat.
Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity.
Three Chinese workers in Shanghai were sentenced to death for helping to set fire to a train during recent pro-democracy protests.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump missed a payment due on junk bonds used to finance one of his Atlantic City, New Jersey, resorts.
India concluded its violence-racked elections, with the Congress Party of recently assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi gaining a plurality of votes.
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin arrived in the United States for his summit with President Bush.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the government may kidnap criminal suspects from a foreign country for prosecution.
Vice President Dan Quayle, relying on a faulty flash card, erroneously instructed a Trenton, New Jersey, elementary school student to spell "potato" as "potatoe" during a spelling bee.
President Clinton told a news conference he was confident his Supreme Court nominee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, would win Senate confirmation.
Former Texas Gov. John Connally, who had been wounded in the gunfire that killed President Kennedy, died at age 76.
Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations.
Former President Jimmy Carter arrived in North Korea on a private mission to try to reduce tensions with the Communist nation.
At the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Simpson struggled to don a pair of gloves prosecutors said were worn the night Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, were murdered.
President Clinton met with Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on the opening day of a Group of Seven summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A truck bomb blew up in a retail district of Manchester, England, injuring more than 200 people in an attack claimed by the Irish Republican Army.
Ella Fitzgerald, the "first lady of song," died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 78.
Israel's High Court dismissed petitions calling for the indictment of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on charges of breach of trust.
NATO fighter jets staged a show of force meant to pressure Yugoslav forces to end their attacks on ethnic Albanians in Kosovo province.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state prison inmates are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake in central Mexico killed at least 17 people.
Vessels from North Korea and South Korea clashed on the Yellow Sea; about 30 North Korean sailors are believed to have died.
Thousands of ethnic Albanian refugees flooded back into Kosovo while thousands of Serbs fled.
Al Gore named Commerce Secretary William Daley to take over his presidential campaign, replacing Tony Coelho, who had abruptly resigned, citing health problems.
Federal agents made more than 170 arrests as they broke up a multimillion-dollar Mexican heroin ring alleged to have smuggled unusually pure and cheap black tar heroin into new markets from one U.S. coast to the other.
Denis Savard, Joe Mullen and Walter L. Bush Junior were selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Red and processed meats linked to bowel cancer
Tsunami bulletin issued from Pacific coast of California-Mexico border to Vancouver, Canada
Boy dies on Space Mission ride at Disneyworld
President Bush says U.S. will defend Taiwan if attacked by China
EBay UK bans sale of Live 8 tickets
Aid payments to be withdrawn by UK following violence in Ethiopia
Autopsy reveals that Terri Schiavo was in a persistent vegetative state
Canadian PM survives confidence vote
House votes to limit Patriot Act
Bombing in Iraq kills US Marines and civilians
Samples being taken from poultry farms in Eastern Oklahoma for lawsuits
J.J. Redick arrested for drunken driving
Immigration Detainees on Hunger Strike in Oxford UK
University of California, San Francisco inviting tobacco users to test new nicotine vaccine
New Zealand to get free-to-air digital television
Australian PM should convert to Islam: Bashir
Australian government to censor 3G mobile content
War on terrorism memorial planned near Oklahoma Capitol
Major cell phone companies working on Linux-based platform for phones
Bill Gates to step down from daily roles by July 2008
Americans United for Separation of Church and State investigating United Church of Christ Convention Deal
FAA allows commercial spaceflights out of Oklahoma Spaceport
"Living fossil" found in Laos
Russia launches new civil remote sensing satellite
Rallies in Greece as Universities' strike continues
Ecuador make short work of Costa Rica in Group A
England beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Group B
Sweden stuns Paraguay two minutes from time in Group B
North Korean funds released
Gay marriage amendment to stay off 2008 ballot in Massachusetts, USA
Questions arise about health of North Korean dictator
Khamenei: US and Israeli intel services responsible for Iraqi shrine bombing
11th suspect arrested in Laos overthrow plot; indictments handed down
Another Jemaah Islamiyah leader captured in Indonesia
Air Independence and Libyan Airlines place orders for Bombardier aircraft valued at $190 million
Panama: Eleven years of a conflict between PPC and ex-workers of Port Authority
Astronauts fix thermal blanket on Atlantis
Thaksin's speech played for demonstrators, ex-Thai PM calls for elections
Seven soldiers killed in southern Thailand ambush
Scores dead, thousands flee as flooding spreads across southern China
Temporary restraining order stops demolition of partially collapsed building in Buffalo, New York
Hundreds of cyclists take part in London Naked Bike Ride
Australian Government to pressure Asia to reduce fuel subsidies
Western Australia gas crisis set to worsen
Jenny Li and Thomas Dold win the Taipei 101 Run Up
Quebec man found not guilty in shooting death of Laval officer
Nepal's royal palace now a public museum
Australian Medical Association withdraws from NT Intervention
WiMAX Forum: WiMAX usage anticipated to increase significantly over next four years
UK inquiry into Iraq war will be held in private
Swine flu claims first UK victim
Demonstrator killed in Tehran protest
Los Angeles Lakers need to win game six to tie NBA championship
Women reveal accounts of forced abortion in Scientology
US report says Afghanistan has significant mineral wealth
International Committee of the Red Cross condemns Gaza blockade
Israel announces inquiry into Gaza aid ship deaths
World Cup workers walk off the job
US congressmen sue Obama for military action in Libya
Woman's body found in home of Papua New Guinea leader
First Libertarian Party presidential nominee John Hospers dies at 93
Darcy Richardson to seek Reform Party presidential nomination
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo comments on North Colorado proposal