Murder of Philip, King of Germany, by his daughter's rejected suitor
Philip IV "the Fair", King of France, gives a secret commission to William de Nogaret (see 21 July)
Edward II, King of England, relieves the siege of Edinburgh
Richard II become King of England
Discovery Day (by John Cabot) celebrated in Newfoundland
Death of Sebastian del Piombo
English capture El Morro, the fort at San Juan, Puerto Rico
1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown, Va.
Death of Captain John Smith
Increase Mather, American Congregationalist minister, theologian born
First lady Martha Washington (Dandage). She was born in New Kent County, Virginia, USA. Her first husband Daniel Custis died in 1757 leaving her quite wealthy. She married George Washington in 1759. During the American Revolution, she spent winters in army camps with her husband and organized a women's sewing circle to mend clothes for the troops.
The Constitution became effective when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.
Great Stoneface Mountain found in New Hampshire
There was inspiration for Beethoven in the form of Wellington's victory. He composed a "Battle Symphony" using French and British patriotic music and the sounds of actual muskets, fired at specific intervals like percussion instruments.
Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.
F. W. Woolworth opens his first store
Rockwell Kent, artist born
Britain celebrated the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The first Ferris wheel is premiered at Chicago's Columbian Exposition.
Al Hirschfeld, cartoonist born
Rimsky-Korsakov died. The death of Rimsky-Korsakov is particularly tragic because his music was advancing rapidly in those last few years.
Mary McCarthy, author born
Actress Jane Russell born
Judy Holliday, actor born
Actress Maureen Stapleton born
Lawrence K. Grossman, NBC News president born
Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic laterial sclerosis.
Actresse Mariette Hartley born
Comedian Joe Flaherty born
Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit (30 dead).
Ray Davies, singer, songwriter (The Kinks) born
Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to the US during WW II.
Actress Meredith Baxter born
Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrated the 'long playing record'.
Country singer Leon Everette born
Rock musician Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) born
Rock musician Nils Lofgren born
Actress Robyn Douglass born
Actor Robert Pastorelli born
Michel Platini (French soccer player) born
Cartoonist Berke Breathed born
Country singer Kathy Mattea born
Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
Three civil rights workers, Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James E. Chaney, disappear after release from a Mississippi jail.
Country musician Porter Howell born
Actress Sammi Davis-Voss born
Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns.
Soyuz 19 returns to Earth.
Former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman enters prison.
William Montbatten, Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Lady Di's baby. born
John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the March 1981 shooting of President Reagan and three other people.
International experts in Sao Paulo, Brazil, conclusively identified the bones of a 1979 drowning victim as the remains of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele, ending a 40-year search for the so-called "angel of death" of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments.
The Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest is protected by the First Amendment.
Some 50,000 Iranians were killed in a major earthquake.
Secretary of State James Baker visited Yugoslavia, where he pleaded for a peaceful solution to multi-ethnic conflicts that were threatening to erupt into civil war.
Two piano concert goes by the British composer Ronald Stevenson have been recorded by Murray McLachlan on the Olympia label. The concert goes are called "The Continents" and "Faust Triptych." The Cheetham School of Music Orchestra is conducted by Julian Clayton.
President Clinton, addressing members of the Business Roundtable, made an impassioned call for action on health-care reform, saying: "I refuse to declare defeat."
American teen-ager Michael Fay was released from a Singapore prison, where he'd been flogged for vandalism.
Dr. Henry Foster lost a crucial Senate vote in his bid to become surgeon general as only 57 senators voted to cut off debate, three short of the 60 needed. (One last vote the next day also fell short.)
Pentagon officials said American troops destroyed an Iraqi ammunition depot in March 1991 that may have contained chemical weapons.
European leaders agreed to gradually lift a global ban on British beef exports imposed three months earlier following a scare over the "mad cow" disease.
In Colombia, former Bogota mayor Andres Pastrana was elected the country's president, defeating Horacio Serpa, a key player in the scandal-tainted administration of President Ernesto Samper.
In World Cup soccer, Iran defeated the United States, 2-to-1.
President Clinton visited Slovenia, formerly part of Yugoslavia, where he publicly urged Serbs to reject Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic. NATO and the Kosovo Liberation Army, meanwhile, signed an accord providing for the demilitarization of the KLA.
North Korea promised to refrain from long-range missile tests after the United States lifted some economic sanctions against it.
Some 55 years after World War Two ended, 22 Asian-American veterans received the Medal of Honor for bravery on the battlefield during a White House ceremony.
International Whaling Commission adjourns for private talks
Iraq's Justice Minister accuses U.S. of having "lots of secrets they want to hide"
Priest charged in exorcism death
Lebanese politician George Hawi assassinated as historic elections end
Killen convicted of manslaughter for 1964 civil rights workers murders
NZ law exempts working farm dogs from embedded ID tag rule
Australia's Old Parliament House becomes heritage listed
England fans watch match in cinema
Mexico lose 1-2 to Portugal but still qualify in Group D
Angola draw 1-1 with Iran in Group D
Argentina and Netherlands play 0-0 stalemate in Group C
Ivory Coast beats Serbia and Montenegro 3-2 in Group C
Two killed, high damages as storm hits Vienna, Austria
Roadside bomb kills three Canadian soldiers in Panjwaye, Afghanistan
Thai scientist has deodorized the stinky 'king of fruits'
First high level meeting between US and North Korea in five years occurs
Recall of Thomas the Tank Engine toys due to lead-paint fears
Adam Aircraft receive $105 million in funding for A500 and A700
Melbourne gunman missed court
Date set for Royal Mail strike
Love Ulster group proposes new Dublin march
Landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis postponed due to bad weather
Transit chief apologises to girls kicked off bus for kissing
Indonesia pledges to cut haze-causing forest fires by half
48th International Children's Festival in Å ibenik - 2008
Poison sue Capitol Records and EMI Music Marketing over royalties
National Hockey League news: June 21, 2008
Euro 2008: Netherlands vs. Russia
12 dead following police raid of Mexican night club
'Pregnancy pact' grabs international attention for small Massachusetts town
Sebastian Vettel wins British Grand Prix
Violence in Iran increases
Greenland assumes self rule Sunday
Militant leader hanged by Iran
Sweden's Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend
Ailing social networking website MySpace loses co-president after four months
Wreckage of crashed plane in Africa found
Soviet human rights activist Yelena Bonner dies aged 88
Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car accident aged 34
Kate Lundy and Tony Abbott assist in Olympic dreams with Gymnastics Australia's artistic gymnastics team announcement
Scientists create micro-battery using 3D printing