Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) signed, London
The 25 year old judgement of heresy against Joan of Arc annulled
Death of Rogier Vander Weyden
Imprisonment of the Two Princes in the Tower (England)
The body of Juan Borgia is recovered from the Tiber river
Mary Queen of Scots thrown into Lochleven Castle prison.
Bartholomew Gosnold gives up his colonization efforts in New England
Princess Henrietta of England born
George Frederick Handel was hired to be Kappellmeister at Hanover. He barely started work before he took a leave of absence, and then another, to nurture a career in England. His employer, the Elector of Hanover, followed him to London when he inherited the British crown.
The Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill).
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. " Abraham Lincoln, Senate candidate, made this statement in a speech in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved.
Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at the Bowery Theatre New York City.
First baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams vs Cleveland Spiders).
Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel and Hardy) born
The U. S. government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
American scientist Barbara McClintock. Regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of genetics. Her discovery during the 1940s and '50s of mobile genetic elements won her the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1983. born
Helen Traubel, opera singer born
First Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over the White Sox.
The Ford Motor Company is started.
James Joyce met his future wife, Nora, for the second time and fell in love. He later chose the date as the single-day setting for his novel, "Ulysses".
Katharine Graham, former newspaper publisher ("Washington Post") born
The first Congress of Soviets was convened in Russia.
John Howard Griffin, photographer, author of Black Like Me born
Jazz saxiphonist Lucky Thompson born
The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation created (FDIC).
National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down).
The Marx Brothers in A Day At The Races opens in LA.
Author Joyce Carol Oates born
Country singer Billy "Crash" Craddock born
First US federally owned airport opened Washington, D.C.
Songwriter Lamont Dozier born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Levert born
Actress Joan Van Ark born
First network news - Dumont's "News from Washington".
Pravda denounces the Marshall Plan.
Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie, PA.
Rhythm-and-blues singer James Smith (The Stylistics) born
Boxer Roberto Durant born
Pop singer Gino Vannelli born
Despite Johnny Mize 2000th hit Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak.
Actress Laurie Metcalf born
Pope Pius the 12th excommunicated Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron -- a ban that was lifted eight years later
Rudolf Nureyev, Soviet ballet dancer, defects to the West.
Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli prime minister.
Valentina V. Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space aboard Vostok 6.
Model-actress Jenny Shimizu born
Kenneth A. Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, became the first black to win a mayoral election in a major Northeast city.
Actor Eddie Cibrian ("Third Watch") born
US ambassador to Lebanon kidnapped and killed.
Werner von Braun dies at 65 from smoking.
Ron Guidry's first complete game 7-0 over the Royals.
Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev was named president, becoming the first person to hold both posts simultaneously.
Tom Seaver no hits St Louis Cards.
President Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.
Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners.
South African blacks marked the 10th anniversary of the Soweto uprising with a one-day strike. 11 blacks were killed in the resulting violence.
Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession charges after shooting four youths who tried to rob him.
Hungarians paid homage to former premier Imre Nagy and four associates who were executed for leading the anti-Soviet revolt of 1956.
A crowd in the Netherlands welcomed African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, who thanked them for staunch Dutch support for the anti-apartheid movement.
The 7th International Conference on "AIDS" opened in Florence, Italy, with pleas from African and Asian countries for more help and criticism directed at the United States for its refusal to allow visits by foreigners infected with AIDS.
President Bush and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin capped the first day of their Washington summit by announcing their countries had agreed to slash their long-range nuclear arsenals by two-thirds.
Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger was indicted on felony charges in the Iran-Contra affair (he was later pardoned by President Bush).
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to give Haiti's military rulers one week to restore exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power, or face an embargo on oil and weapons.
An all Leonard Bernstein program began by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. The program included "Fanfare for Bima," "Simple Song" from "Mass," "Opening Prayer" from "Jubilee Games," and the dance music "Fancy Free,".
Former President Jimmy Carter, on a private visit to North Korea, reported the Communist nation's leaders were eager to resume talks with the United States on resolving disputes about Pyongyang's nuclear program and improving relations.
Bosnian government forces aided by Bosnian Croats unleashed a major offensive in hopes of breaking the Serb stranglehold on Sarajevo.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 4,500 for the first time, ending the day at 4,510.79.
Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Russian voters went to the polls in their first independent presidential election; the result was a runoff between President Boris Yeltsin (the eventual winner) and Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov.
The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship, beating the Seattle SuperSonics in game six, 87-to-75.
Sportscaster Mel Allen died in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 83.
The Detroit Red Wings took home the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive year after completing a sweep of the Washington Capitals with a 4-to-1 victory in game four.
Massachusetts' highest court cleared the way for Louise Woodward to return home to England, upholding a judge's ruling that freed the au pair convicted of killing a baby.
Kathleen Ann Soliah, a fugitive member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, was captured in St. Paul, Minn., where she was living as Sara Jane Olson.
Vice President Al Gore announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Thabo Mbeki took the oath as president of South Africa, succeeding Nelson Mandela.
Raynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a tree in Marion County, Mississippi; investigators later ruled it a suicide, not a lynching.
Federal regulators approved the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corporation, creating the nation's largest local phone company.
Empress dowager Nagako, widow of Japan's Emperor Hirohito, died in Tokyo at age 97.
Bomb blast in Iran injures three civilians
Global youth conference on genocide begins in Kigali
Downing Street Memo forum to be held June 16th in response to petition of 500,000
Canadian boy killed in Cambodian seige; Police storm school
American "Chicken for sex" meat salesman is charged with assault
Satellite radio approved in Canada
Brazil Political crisis: Minister Jose Dirceu leaves the government
World Bank president addresses global youth forum on genocide
Australian Senator to introduce bill for same-sex marriage
Auckland, New Zealand sexual attack premeditated
Bush proclaims Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a National Monument
Four incidents occur at Australian reactor in a week
Argentina thrash Serbia and Montenegro in Group C
Wade leads Miami to win over Dallas in NBA Finals, ties series 2-2
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard wins lawsuit
Timorese rebels begin disarming
Netherlands defeat Ivory Coast in Group C
Avian flu found in eastern Canada
Documents reveal al-Qaeda wants war between U.S. and Iran, Iraq insurgency weakening
United States identifies new Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq as Egyptian Abu Ayyub Al-Masri
Angola hold Mexico to 0-0 draw in Group D
United States House votes against setting date for withdrawal from Iraq
ISS crew bypass faulty switch to power-up computers
Malaysian fans riot at delayed opening of Indian film
Cockpit voice recorder retrieved from wreck of Kenya Airways Flight 507
US prosecutor Mike Nifong to be disbarred for ethics violations
First Somali president Aden Abdulle Osman Daar dies
US astronaut Sunita Williams breaks record
Australian government considers controlling fuel supplies
EliÃ¡n GonzÃ¡lez joins Communist youth group, AP says
Al Gore endorses Obama for US President
Protesters clash with police as Bush visits London
Study raises health concerns about shower curtains
Harrier jet crashes in Rutland, England, pilot survives
Yemeni troops search for missing hostages
Oklahoma trooper on leave after altercation with ambulance personnel
Study says nearly every species of animal engages in homosexual behavior
Nepali capital Kathmandu shut down after rebel strike
Recount offered for disputed Iranian election
Warren Buffett to host world's most expensive lunch
Apple swamped by iPhone 4 pre-orders
Dozens killed in Mexican prison riots
US General David Petraeus passes out during Senate testimony
Australian Football League's Richmond Tigers beat GWS Giants by 12 points
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