Atilla the Hun defeated by Aetius
Death of Louis I "the Pious," Holy Roman Emperor
Death of St. Adalbert of Magdeburg
John "Lackland" Plantagenet, King of England born
Richard I captures a large Moslem caravan (3rd Crusade)
Edward III, King of England, sends his ambassadors to France, with a declaration of war
Geoffrey Chaucer granted a royal pension for service
Edward IV, King of England, and his army, land in France
Isabella, Queen of Spain, condemns enslavement of Indians
English sack Cadiz, Spain...again
Death of William Barents, explorer
Theodore II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated by boyars in a palace coup
A certain Lord Sanquir, of Scotland, executed for assassinating a man to whom he had lost in a duel
Britain grants second Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area.
Death of Richard Brandon, executioner of Charles I of England
In India, a group of British soldiers was imprisoned in a suffocating cell that gained notoriety as the "Black Hole of Calcutta." Most died..
The U.S. Congress approves the Great Seal of the United States and the Eagle as it's symbol. William Barton designed the seal that is still used today. It consists of an eagle, an olive branch and 13 arrows -- one for each of the original 13 colonies.
King Louis XVI caught trying to escape the French Revolution.
Jacques Offenbach was born, his real name was Jacob Eberst. Playing music in the theatre led to conducting in the theatre and then to composing for the theatre. By his thirties Offenbach was known for both talents. For the rest of his life he was honored for his operettas.
Queen Victoria at age 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. Ruled for 63 years (ending in 1901).
Novelist Charles Chesnutt (The Conjure Woman, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, The Colonel's Dream) born
West Virginia is admitted to the Union as the 35th state.
President Andrew Johnson announces the purchase of Alaska.
The U.S. Navy seized Guam, the largest of the Mariana Islands in the Pacific, during the Spanish-American war. The people of Guam were granted U.S. citizenship in 1950.
Edward Elgar's "Cockaigne" Overture was premiered in London.
Author-playwright Lillian Hellman born
Actor Errol Flynn (Captain Blood, In the Wake of the Bounty, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Too Much Too Soon) born
Alice M. Robertson of Oklahoma presided over the U.S. House of Representatives on this day. She was the first woman to accept the task, even though it was only for a few minutes.
Master guitarist and country musician Chet Atkins born
World War II hero Audie Murphy born
Actress Olympia Dukakis born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Billy Guy born
The French composer Jehan Alain, whose organ works are still played, died while on patrol in the Alsace province near the German border. Alain was only 29.
Movie director Stephen Frears born
Songwriter Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys born
Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in more than 30 deaths.
Singer Anne Murray (in Nova Scotia) born
Musician Andre Watts born
TV personality Bob Vila born
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, California, mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates.
President Truman vetoed Taft-Hartley Act.
Ed Sullivan has his first really big 'shoe' on Sunday night TV. `Toast of the Town' premiered on CBS-TV. It started his TV career that would span 23 years on a weekly basis. The first show of "Toast of the Town" cost $1375 to produce including just $375 for the talent.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Lionel Ritchie born
Actor John Goodman (Always, Arachniphobia) born
Singer Cyndi Lauper (Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Time After Time, True Colors) born
Rock musician Michael Anthony (Van Halen) born
Rock musician John Taylor born
Floyd Patterson took back the world heavyweight title this day by knocking out Ingemar Johanson of Sweden in round five of a title bout at the Polo Grounds in New York City. He lost the title only six days later.
Rock musician Mark DeGliantoni (Soul Coughing) born
US and USSR agree to set up the "Hot Line".
Actress Nicole Kidman born
Boxer Muhammad Ali convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. His conviction is later struck down by the Supreme Court.
Oil began to flow through the $7.7 billion, 789-mile Alaska pipeline.
ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart was shot to death in Managua, Nicaragua, by a member of President Anastasio Somoza's national guard.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington.
Doctors at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan.
Johnny Carson marries 4th wife at Alexis, Mass.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev greeted the speaker of Iran's parliament, Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was visiting Moscow.
President Bush broke off U.S. diplomatic contact with the Palestine Liberation Organization because the PLO refused to act against a factional leader who plotted to attack Israel.
South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, arrived in New York City for a ticker-tape parade in their honor as they began an eight-city U.S. tour.
Boris Yeltsin, the newly elected president of the Russian republic, was welcomed to the White House by President Bush. German lawmakers voted to move the seat of the national government back to Berlin.
O.J. Simpson pleaded innocent in Los Angeles to the killings of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Former airman Dean Allen Mellberg went on a shooting rampage at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, Washington, killing four people and wounding 22 others before being shot and killed by a military police sharpshooter.
U.S. Air Force Captain Jim Wang, a radar officer, was cleared of wrongdoing in a friendly fire attack on two U.S. helicopters over northern Iraq in 1994 that resulted in 26 deaths.
Royal Dutch Shell abandoned its controversial plan to sink an aging oil platform in the North Atlantic.
The Clinton administration announced it would veto the re-election of U.N. Secretary-General Bhoutros Bhoutros-Ghali.
Westinghouse Electric agreed to buy Infinity Broadcasting for $3.9 billion.
On the eve of Father's Day, President Clinton used his weekly radio address to announce the release of the first wave of almost $60 million in prostate cancer research grants.
As the last of 40,000 Yugoslav troops left Kosovo, NATO declared a formal end to its bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
Golfer Payne Stewart won his second U.S. Open title, by one stroke over Phil Mickelson.
After a furious last-minute lobbying blitz by the Clinton administration, the Senate voted 57-to-42 to approve legislation making it easier for federal prosecutors to try hate crimes, attaching the measure to a defense authorization bill.
Scores killed and wounded in Iraq as violence escalates
Filmcrew working for Channel 4 arrested for soaking Tom Cruise in London
Iran election going to run-off, challenger alleges fraud
Google planning PayPal rival
Twin babies in NZ foster home die of head injuries
Tony Blair orders two government jets
Apple plans to sell movies on iTunes
New Zealand PM faults Japan over Whaling Commission vote
BBC's famous 'Top of the Pops' programme to be axed
Italy seeks indictment of U.S. marine
Shashi Tharoor starts his campaign for Secretary General of the UN
Australian House of Representatives moves to affirm support for heterosexual marriage
"Avast ye scurvy file sharers!": Interview with Swedish Pirate Party leader Rickard Falkvinge
Germany too hot for Ecuador in Group A
Paraguay beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in Group B
Sweden score late against England for 2-2 draw in Group B
Poland win 2-1 against Costa Rica in Group A
Cocaine found in frozen mango puree shipped to MontrÃ©al, Canada
Blow out sales prices likely on mattresses as new U.S. fire-resistant standards take effect
North Korea receives transfer of $25 million
Dubai purchases RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 for $100 million
Study links foie gras consumption with Alzheimer's, arthritis, diabetes, other diseases
Nine firefighters killed in South Carolina blaze
North Korea invites International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors
Texan bystanders kill car passenger after child injured
Security camera records 'unexplainable' object in Sante Fe, New Mexico
Suspect in Laos plot detained in Thailand; suspects plead not guilty in California
MDC may pull out of Zimbabwe election
NASA: White substance photographed by Phoenix lander on Mars 'must have been ice'
Taste of Taiwan Cuisine features three shows for food and packaging industries
Google Developer Day focuses on Internet APIs in Australia
Google Developer Day makes its inception in Taiwan
Peacekeeping helicopter crash kills four in Bosnia
Row over Lech WaÅÄsa's alleged collaboration with communists escalates
Scientists say genetic building blocks are from out of this world
Jason-2 satellite launched to measure sea levels
Mormon church warns Wikileaks over documents
Guinea coup trial defendant names co-conspirators
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon Championships
EPA declares 'emergency' asbestos cleanup in Montana town
Tropical depression dissipates, impacts Mexico
Two British hostages feared dead after bodies found in Iraq
Sarkozy in UK to mark historic de Gaulle war broadcast
Ronnie Lee Gardner executed by Utah firing squad
Getty taps into Flickr snappers
Bomb left outside police station in Northern Ireland
Three dead in murder-suicide shooting at Southern California fast food restaurant
Australian rules football: Gippsland Football League round 10 - Leongatha v Wonthaggi
Clarence Clemons, Springsteenâs E Street Band sax player, dies at 69
Australian water polo players Zagame and Rippon whooping it up
Two divers' bodies found in Scapa Flow, Scotland