Decapitation of St. Alban, said to be 1st Christian martyr in Britain
Death of St. Etheldreda (Audrey)
First meeting of the Icelandic Parliament
Turkish army surrenders to Crusaders at Nicea
The army of Edward II, King of England, crosses the Bannockburn
Death of Edward III, King of England
A large Codfish, opened at Cambridge market, was found to contain a copy of John Frith's book of religious treatises
Prince Ferdinand's army leaves Milan for Germany
Charles II, King of England, lands in Scotland
Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.
The Congress of the Republic of Texas agreed to annexation by the United States.
George Sax, inventor of the saxophone. born
Modest Mussorgsky finished work on "Night on Bald Mountain," to use the most common English-language title. The literal translation of the original title was, "Saint John's Night on a Bare Mountain," which is certainly more evocative.
Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a "Type-Writer."
The Duke of Windsor, Britain's former King Edward VIII born
Pioneer sex researcher Alfred Kinsey born
Jazz musician Milt Hinton born
Advertising executive David Ogilvy born
Alan Turing, mathematician, pioneer in computer theory born
Former Secretary of State William P. Rogers born
Director-choreographer Bob Fosse born
Singer June Carter Cash born
Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.
Runner and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph born
Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) born
Actor Ted Shackelford born
Congress enacted the Taft-Hartley labor act over the veto of President Truman.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas born
Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
Actress Frances McDormand born
Actress Karin Gustafson ("Taps") born
Singer Chico DeBarge born
Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) born
President Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin held the first of two meetings in Glassboro, New Jersey.
The Senate censured Sen. Thomas Dodd, D-Conn., for misusing campaign funds.
Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren.
President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon's resignation in 1974.)
Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) born
An Air India Boeing 747 from Toronto crashed off the Irish coast, killing all 329 people aboard in the world's worst commercial air disaster at sea.
House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill refused a request from the White House for President Reagan to address only the House of Representatives on the issue of aid for the Nicaraguan Contras.
The Iran-Contra hearings resumed with testimony from former CIA employee Glenn A. Robinette, who said he'd installed a $14,000 security system at the home of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, then helped make it appear that North had paid for the work.
Alice Cooper broke six ribs when he fell off the stage in Vancouver.
Severe hailstorms in eastern Colorado caused $70 million in property and crop damage.
Madonna became the first celebrity cover girl to appear on Cosmopolitan's cover since Elizabeth Taylor in 1969.
Pope John Paul the Second began his second papal visit to Austria, where he met with President Kurt Waldheim, despite controversy over Waldheim's alleged involvement in Nazi war crimes.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to shut down the dial-a-porn industry, ruling that Congress had gone too far in passing a law banning all sexually-oriented phone message services.
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela received a tumultuous welcome in Boston as he continued his U.S. tour.
The Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers, meeting in London, agreed that the Soviet Union should become the first associate member of the International Monetary Fund.
John Gotti, convicted of racketeering charges, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.
Israel's Labor Party upset the hard-line Likud bloc in parliamentary elections. John Gotti, convicted of racketeering charges, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.
In a case that drew widespread attention, Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Virginia, sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her. (John Bobbitt was later acquitted of marital sexual assault; Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding by reason of insanity.)
Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields recorded a whole lot of Handel for the German label Hanssler. First out was the early Concerti Grossi. It took three compact discs to record all of Handel's Concerti Grossi.
Princeton University professor Andrew Wiles claimed to have proven Fermat's last theorem, a problem that had perplexed mathematicians for 350 years.
The United States and Russia signed agreements in Washington on cooperating in space and economic development.
French marines and Foreign Legionnaires headed into Rwanda to try to stem the country's ethnic slaughter.
Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine to halt the crippling rampage of polio, died in La Jolla, California, at age 80.
Congressional Democrats unveiled a "families first" legislative package aimed at winning middle-class voters and retaking Capitol Hill.
Former Greek prime minister Andreas Papandreou died at age 77.
Civil rights activist Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, died in New York of burns suffered in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson; she was 61. (Malcolm Shabazz was sentenced to 18 months at a Massachusetts facility specializing in young arsonists.)
President Clinton said the reported discovery of traces of deadly nerve gas on an Iraqi missile warhead gave the United States new ammunition to maintain tough UN sanctions against the Baghdad government.
A divided Supreme Court dramatically enhanced states' rights in three decisions that eroded Congress' power.
U.S. Marines in Kosovo killed one person and wounded two others after coming under fire; no Marines were injured.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, during a visit to South Korea, said American troops would remain in the country indefinitely to maintain strategic stability in the Pacific area.
US flag burning amendment approved by House
Solar sail craft may have made orbit
Australian Deputy Prime Minister resigns
No resolution in North Korean nuclear stalemate
Zimbabwe bans crop growing in urban areas
Canadian PM vows to push ahead with same-sex marriage bill
Canadian military accused of Agent Orange cover up
Killen gets 60 years for civil rights killings
Court legalizes same-sex marriage in New Brunswick
Jack Kilby, Nobel laureate and inventor of integrated circuit, dies at 81
Australian Internet filters "belated": Opposition
FOX to produce new 'Futurama' episodes
KLM flight makes emergency landing on Eindhoven Airport
Cadbury's recall over 1 million chocolate bars over salmonella fears
Film project aims to raise Â£1 million to make a Creative Commons-licensed film
France qualify with 2-0 win over Togo in Group G
Seven plotted to blow up Sears Tower
Spain edge out Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group H
Switzerland shut door on Korean Republic 2-0 in Group G
Ukraine advance after win against Tunisia in Group H
'Purity' ring case taken to High Court
Police ends demonstration of anarchist squatters in Belgium
Inflation in Zimbabwe becomes world's highest at 11,000% and rising
Walloon region of Belgium officially recognises mosques
UK Radar station could aid flood warnings
Comedian George Carlin dead at age 71
Ban Ki-moon calls for Zimbabwe elections to be postponed
Air safety group says airport was operating illegally without license when Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 crashed
Phoenix lander confirms presence of water ice on Mars
Outgoing Australian Democrats leader predicts new party amidst double dissolution
COMPUTEX Taipei: Three awards, One target
Tensions continue to rise between North Korea and United States
Six-year-olds trigger emergency response with toy nuclear reactor in Germany
UK broadcaster Setanta enters administration
UN: World hunger at all-time high due to economic slowdown
Former Scientology executives say leader David Miscavige abused staff
Washington Metro collision kills nine, injures many
Authorities arrest 7 state officials over Mexico childcare centre fire
Sarkozy says burqa is "not welcome" in France
60 reported dead in Congo train crash
Obama 'angry' with Afghanistan general Stanley McChrystal
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Central Canada
New 'failed states index' report published
German and Swedish foreign ministers agree on Gaza standpoint
Hong Kong Democratic Party stirs up universal suffrage reform package controversy
Saturn moon Enceladus may have salty ocean
RIA Novosti celebrates 70th anniversary, uploads 100 images to Wikimedia Commons
Greek parliament votes in favor of new Papandreou cabinet as debt crisis deepens
Prohibition Party holds convention; nominates Jack Fellure for U.S. President
One Australian male and female archer qualify for Olympics after Ogden event
Basketball Australia announces final Olympic teams for the Opals and Boomers
Questions raised over Mosquito device ahead of New South Wales trial