Julius Nepos become Emperor of the West
Attila the Hun raises the siege of Orleans, France
Death of Ferdinand I "the Great," King of Castile
The leaders of the 2nd Crusade decide to attack Damascus
The Crusade against the Albegensians sets forth from Lyons
The forces of Scotland's King Robert the First defeated the English in the Battle of Bannockburn.
Effective end of the Jacquerie
John of Gaunt, England, unhorses the Sieur de Pussances, France, in a Tourney held at Bordeaux, ending his term as Governor of Aquitane
The first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot, on a voyage for England, spotted land, probably in present-day Canada
Execution of Thomas Flamank
Henry the Eighth was crowned king of England.
End of the "Field of the Cloth of Gold"
Paracelcus burns the books of Galen and Avicenna
Death of the former Queen of France, Mary
Fall of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Munster; capture and torture of John of Leiden
Ordination of St. Francis Xavier
King Henry VIII divorces Anne of Cleves
St. John of the Cross born
All Catholic services are forbidden in England
Miguel Lpez de Legazpi establishes Manila
John Stewart, Master of Orkney, charged with consulting one Anne Balfour, a witch
Date picked for the abdication of King James I of England by the members of the "Watson Plot"
Virginia Company is dissolved - Virginia becomes a crown colony
The Inquisition finally releases Galileo
Margaret Brent, a niece of Lord Baltimore, was ejected from the Maryland Assembly after demanding a place and vote in that governing body.
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, English general born
French Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon born
The first republican constitution in France was adopted.
Clergyman Henry Ward Beecher born
Gustavus Franklin Swift, founder of Swift & Co. born
Writer and satirist Ambrose Bierce born
Georges Bizet was visiting Rome, where he was struck by the feeling that anything was available for a price. "There are no chaste women here," he would write the next day," and most of the men will do anything that is asked of them for a few sous."
Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey born
The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 71.
Author-editor Norman Cousins born
Comedian Jack Carter born
Movie director Claude Chabrol born
Terry Riley was born in Colfax, California. He was the pioneer of the Minimalist movement, which reacted against other 20th century compositional styles in much the way that Eric Satie and "Les Six" has reacted against Wagner several generations before. born
France signed an armistice with Italy during World War Two.
Musician Mick Fleetwood born
Actor-director Georg Stanford Brown born
Ralph Vaughan Williams's Fifth Symphony was premiered with the composer himself conducting. The Fifth Symphony was dedicated to Sibelius.
Rock musician Jeff Beck born
Rock singer Colin Blunstone (The Zombies) born
Soviet forces blockaded the western zones of Berlin, setting the stage for the Berlin airlift to support the 2 million people of the divided German city.
Rock musician John Illsley (Dire Straits) born
Reggae singer Derrick Simpson (Black Uhuru) born
Singer-musician Andy McCluskey (Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark) born
Rock singer-musician Curt Smith (formerly Tears for Fears) born
Actress Danielle Spencer born
Actress Sherry Stringfield born
"Resurrection City," a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People's March on Washington DC, was closed down by authorities.
Singer Glenn Medeiros born
113 people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Actress Kaitlin Cullum ("Grace Under Fire") born
Actress Raquel Welch won a $10.8 million verdict against MGM, which she claimed ruined her career by firing her from the 1980 movie "Cannery Row."
By a 97-to-3 vote, the U.S. Senate approved a sweeping tax revision bill calling for lower tax rates and fewer deductions, credits and benefits.
Comedian-actor Jackie Gleason died at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 71.
Pope John Paul the Second, on a visit to Austria, condemned Nazism during a stopover at the Mauthausen death camp where 110,000 World War II prisoners died.
Following the crackdown on China's pro-democracy movement, Zhao Ziyang was deposed as Communist Party general Secretary, and was replaced by Jiang Zemin.
A two-day Rocky Mountain snowstorm ended leaving 18 inches of snow on the ground at Dickinson Park, Wyoming.
Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan was virtually drowned out by jeering demonstrators as he addressed the Sixth International AIDS conference, meeting in San Francisco.
South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela arrived in Washington.
On the eve of the 41st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, the U.S. and North Korea agreed on returning the remains of missing soldiers; 11 sets of remains were shipped.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the First Amendment did not shield news organizations from being sued when they publish the names of sources who had been promised confidentiality.
The Supreme Court, in a five-to-four decision, strengthened its 30-year ban on officially sponsored worship in public schools, prohibiting prayer as a part of graduation ceremonies.
Yale University computer expert David Gelernter was injured in his office by a bomb sent by Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.
Eight Muslim fundamentalists were arrested in New York, accused of plotting a day of bombings of the United Nations, a federal building and the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.
President Clinton struck out at his conservative critics and the media, bitterly complaining in a speech in St. Louis that unfair and negative reports about him were feeding a cynical mindset in America.
In his weekly radio address, President Clinton blamed the failed nomination of Dr. Henry Foster to be surgeon general on right-wing extremists who will "stop at nothing" to outlaw abortion.
The New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup as they completed a sweep of the Detroit Red Wings.
A jury ordered the city of Philadelphia to pay $1.5 million in damages for the bombing of MOVE headquarters in 1985 that killed eleven people.
The Air Force released a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
Actor Brian Keith was found dead in his Malibu, California, home; he was 75.
In Freehold, New Jersey, 18-year-old Melissa Drexler, who gave birth during her prom, was charged with murder in the death of her baby.
President Clinton left on a nine-day visit to China amid a swirl of controversy over his policy toward the Beijing government.
AT&T Corporation struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-Communications for $31.7 billion.
Union organizers claimed victory after workers at six Fieldcrest Cannon mills in North Carolina voted to be represented by the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees.
Testimony wound to an end after 76 days in the landmark Microsoft antitrust trial.
Revising an earlier plan, President Clinton proposed using $58 billion from the growing budget surplus to help senior citizens pay for prescription drugs in 2002.
After months of political violence, Zimbabweans crowded polling booths in the country's most competitive election since independence.
US city police officer disciplined for drawing gun
Mlambo-Ngcuka sworn in as South African deputy president
Senator Biden intends to run for United States Presidency
Dublin gets ready to be rocked once again by U2
England and Wales see 60% increase in public injured by police vehicles
President Mugabe bulldozes homes of 200,000 across Zimbabwe
African Union rejects calls for action on Zimbabwe
Iranians vote in runoff election
Citizen reporters meet at OhmyNews forum in Seoul, Korea
Seventy arrested after fight in Moscow
Most of Greek workforce participating in a general strike, say unions
Yahoo closes user-created chat rooms over sexual conduct
Basketball: Djordjevic's farewell game to be played July 3
Death penalty abolished in Philippines
Version 0.44 of SVG image software Inkscape released
Prolific television producer Aaron Spelling dies at 83
New web search engine uses only user-generated results
Argentina score in extra-time; beat Mexico, get to quarter-finals
Germany book quarter-final spot with 2-0 win over Sweden
All Renault front row for Canadian Grand Prix
Torrential rainstorms kill over 200 in Karachi, Pakistan
Ali Hassan al-Majid and two others sentenced to death by Iraqi court
At least four UN peacekeepers killed, six injured by bomb in Lebanon
Olympus Marathon takes place in northern Greece
America's Cup: Alinghi wins first race over Team New Zealand
Mugabe: There will be an election in Zimbabwe
City to sue owner of partially collapsed 19th century livery in Buffalo, New York
Technology giants battle for USB 3.0 standards
We'll always have .paris: ICANN votes for top level domain registration in 2009
Bodies retrieved from Philippine ferry capsized in typhoon
American TV personality and "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon dies at 86
U.S., Mexico and U.K. top medalists at RoboGames 2009
USA upsets Spain, wins 2â0 in FIFA Confederations Cup semifinal
Former detainees allege abuse at US Bagram base in Afghanistan
Togo unanimously vote to abolish the death penalty
Iran and Britain expel diplomats after Iranian presidential election
High school football coach shot dead at school gym in Iowa
Australian Labor Party caucus vote to change prime minister
US military commander in Afghanistan dismissed by President Obama
Former Rwandan government minister Nyiramasuhuko convicted of genocide
Obama announces troop reductions in Afghanistan
Nebraska's two nuclear plants near Omaha on alert
Libyan rebels in Misrata restrict press freedoms
US court jails second man for Revolution Muslim web postings
Swedish House Mafia to separate
Norway killer Breivik of 'sound mind', argue defence team
Silvio Berlusconi convicted of sex with underage prostitute
Toowoomba, Brisbane City take out Roller Derby wins on Australia's Sunshine Coast