Death of the Martyrs of Lyons
Death of St. Nicephorus of Constantinople
Sacking of Peterborough Abbey by the Danes and Hereward the Wake
Marriage of Geoffrey Plantagenet to Queen Matilda of England
War between France and Flanders ends
Marriage of Henry V, King of England, to Catherine of France
Pope Paul III declares that the Indians of North America have souls, and bans their enslavement
Death of Thomas Nadasdy, father of Ferenc Nadasdy
Shane O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, Irish rebel, assassinated
Execution of James Douglas, the Earl of Morton
The Province of Virginia is granted a new Charter
Poet John Milton joins The Honourable Artillery Company of England
The first Italian immigrant arrives New York
Marquis de Sade, first well-known sadist born
Thomas Hardy (in England), novelist born
Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol
Sir Edward Elgar, composer (Pomp and Circumstance, Enigma Variations) born
President Cleveland married Frances Folsom a White House ceremony.
Hedda Hopper, gossip columnist born
Responding to rumors that he was dead or dying, Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the "New York Journal" as saying from London that "the report of my death was an exaggeration."
Johnny Weissmuller, swimmer, actor (Tarzan) born
Actor-composer Max Showalter born
Congress granted US citizenship to all American Indians.
King Constantine of Greece born
Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones) born
Baseball's "Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig, died New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Stacy Keach, actor (Hammer) born
Singer William Guest (Gladys Knight & The Pips) born
Marvin Hamlisch, pianist, composer born
The Italian monarchy was abolished favor of a republic.
Jerry "the Beaver" Mathers, actor (Leave it to Beaver) born
Actress Joanna Gleason born
Queen Elizabeth the Second of Britawas crowned Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George the Sixth.
Dana Carvey, comedian, impressionist (Saturday Night Live) born
Actor Gary Grimes ("Summer of '42") born
The US space probe "Surveyor One" landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.
Singer Merril Bainbridge born
Rapper B-Real (Cypress Hill) born
Vice President Nelson Rockefeller said his commission had found no widespread pattern of illegal activities at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Actress Nikki Cox ("Unhappily Ever After") born
Pope John Paul the Second arrived his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Irish Grinstead (702) born
President Reagan announced he was nominating economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
The publishers of "Consumer Reports" magazine called for a ban on the Suzuki "Samurai," a popular sport utility vehicle that the magazine said tended to roll over sudden turns; American Suzuki Motor Corporation defended the vehicle as safe.
President Bush returned from a European trip, calling it "a triumph of hope" for a world moving beyond the Cold War.
On the third day of their Washington summit, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev held informal talks at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.
Actor Sir Rex Harrison died in New York at age 82.
Pope John Paul the Second, on a pilgrimage to his native Poland, visited the town of Przemysl, less than ten miles from the Soviet border; an estimated 10,000 Ukrainians crossed into Poland to see the pontiff.
"The Will Rogers Follies" won best musical at Broadway's Tony Awards; "Lost in Yonkers" was named best play.
South Africa's Supreme Court upheld Winnie Mandela's conviction for kidnapping four young blacks, but said she would not have to serve any of her five-year prison term.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN atomic watchdog, reported it could no longer verify the status of North Korea's nuclear program, prompting the United States to seek economic sanctions.
A U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by a Bosnian Serb surface-to-air missile while on a NATO air patrol in northern Bosnia; the pilot, Captain Scott F. O'Grady, was rescued six days later.
"Rent," "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk" and "The King and I" dominated the 1996 Tony Awards, each winning four prizes.
Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy the Oklahoma City bombing.
Conservative President Jacques Chirac of France, forced to share power with Socialists who had routed his party national elections, handed the premiership to former opposition leader Lionel Jospin.
Voters in California passed Proposition 227, which effectively abolished the state's 30-year-old bilingual education program by requiring that all children be taught in English.
Monica Lewinsky hired a new defense team, Jacob Stein and Plato Cacheris, replacing William H. Ginsburg as her lead attorney.
South Africans went to the polls in their second post-apartheid election, giving the African National Congress a decisive victory; retiring President Nelson Mandela was succeeded by Thabo Mbeki.
President Clinton, visiting Germany, was honored with the prestigious International Charlemagne Prize at Aachen Cathedral.
Elan shares plunge as another patient dies
Six thousand gather to celebrate birthday of Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito
Iran, North Korea, USA blamed in failure of month-long Non-Proliferation Treaty conference
NASA solar sail passes first major test
British Liberal Democrat Patsy Calton, 56, dies of cancer
Department of Defense denies federal funding to schools that ban military recruiting
John Kerry criticizes news media, joins call for inquiry on Downing Street Memo
France: Villepin's cabinet announced
Greek Soccer 3rd Division, North Group, Pavlos Melas relegated
New Zealand's Taupo Airport worst in the world
US accused of sinking The Pirate Bay
Federal and NSW governments withdraw Snowy Hydro shares
Katharine Close, 13, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
Consensus reached on incentive package for Iran
"Metric tonne" of date rape drug was bound for US
90 days of hard labor for Abu Ghraib dog handler
Late Indian politician's son in critical condition after suspected drug overdose
Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed
Oil workers kidnapped off of Nigerian oil rig
Federal Air Marshal's cover blown
Hackers hit Swedish police website
British police shoot man in anti-terrorism raid
Two Iraqi women, one pregnant, killed by US soldiers
Judge orders U.S. Department of Justice officials to testify
World conference of expatriate Greeks to take place in Athens
Dutch TV kidney reality show was a hoax
Video of kidnapped BBC journalist released
Six kidnapped Chevron workers released in Nigeria
Previously unknown Indian tribe discovered in Brazil
Lower court in China sentences Food and Drug official to death for taking bribes
Bob Woolmer not murdered, says Scotland Yard detectives
Cambodian lawmaker calls for ASEAN website to be blocked over missing land
Four arrested in plot to bomb infrastructure at JFK International Airport, New York City
University of Florida coach Donovan signed to coach the Orlando Magic
Serie A 2008â09: Inter Milan hire Mourinho as new Head Coach
All FLDS children returning to parents
US Senator Kennedy has brain tumor surgically removed
American musician Bo Diddley dies at age 79
WiMAX Expo Taipei to showcase the solutions of WiMAX
Five dead in Calgary murder-suicide
Isolated native tribe discovered in Brazil
Grammar school floods on Queensland's Sunshine Coast
Phoenix spacecraft makes first 'impression' on Mars
South Africa police staff arrested for fraud
Venezuela's president nationalizes more private companies
Wreckage of plane thought to be missing Air France flight found in Atlantic
Canadian victims of terrorism will be able to sue perpetrators
Aircraft wreckage in Atlantic confirmed to be that of missing Air France flight
Woman survives being run over by a train in suicide attempt
Search in Atlantic underway for missing Air France passenger jet
Hydrogen fuel cell cars promoted in various states, but U.S. federal funding cut
Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore and longtime wife Tipper separating
US Supreme Court relaxes strict interpretation of self incrimination ruling
Israel may free all Gaza flotilla detainees
Thirteen die in Cumbria, United Kingdom, after series of shootings
Hewlett-Packard to cut 9,000 jobs in $1 billion restructuring plan
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to resign
Jetstar to offer iPads as an in-flight entertainment option
Chicago approves new handgun regulations
Chile announces official list of players for South Africa Football World Cup
Poker's all about luck, says Swiss Supreme Court
Israel to release activists arrested in flotilla raid
Atlanta Thrashers sold to True North Sports and Entertainment, moving to Winnipeg
US fans turn out for Phoenix Comicon
Australia women's water polo team into FINA Women's World League Super Finals semi finals
Second man charged in Lee Rigby murder case