Election of Pope Clement III (Antipope)
The monks of Canterbury, England, report seeing an explosion on the Moon
Death of Queen Eleanor, widow of Henry III, King of England
Michelozzo di Bartolomeo completes the lantern of the Duomo in Florence
Richard III claims the Crown of England
Betrothal of Catherine of Aragon to Henry VIII of England
Confession of Augsburg, the distinct break between Catholicisim and Protestantisim
Euphame MacCalyean burned alive in Scotland for witchcraft
Margrett Fray and Agatha Birenseng burned as witches
Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia.
The island of Martinique becomes property of France
Georg Philipp Telemann died, in Hamburg. In his lifetime Telemann was more prominent than Bach. Later, his reputation suffered in part because he wrote so very much stuff that nobody could go through it all. Nevertheless, some of his better compositions are very good indeed.
The state of Virginia ratified the US Constitution.
Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were re-admitted to the Union.
Gen. George Custer and his force of 208 men were annihilated by Chief Sitting Bull's Sioux warriors at Little Big Horn in Montana.
Broadway producer George Abbott (The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum) born
Hermann Oberth, founder of modern astronautics. born
English novelist and critic George Orwell, author of "1984" born
A love triangle came to a violent end atop New York's Madison Square Garden as architect Stanford White, the building's designer, was shot to death by Harry Thaw, the jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit.
William Howard Stein - Biochemist, discovered the structure of enzyme (Nobel 1972) born
Movie director Sidney Lumet born
Actress June Lockhart born
Pierre "Peyo" Culliford (Smurfs creator) born
President Hoover authorized construction of Boulder (Hoover) Dam.
Civil rights advocate James Meredith born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Floyd born
R.C., "A Tisket A Tasket" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb.
Basketball Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed born
General Dwight Eisenhower is appointed commander of U.S. troops in Europe.
Some one-thousand British Royal Air Force bombers raided Bremen, Germany, during World War Two.
Pop singer Carly Simon born
Rock musician Ian McDonald (Foreigner; King Crimson) born
Actor-director Michael Lembeck born
Jimmie Walker DYN-O-MITE! born
T-V personality Phyllis George born
North Korean forces invaded South Korea.
The first commercial color telecast took place as CBS transmitted a one-hour special from New York to four other cities.
Rock singer Tim Finn (Split Enz; Crowded House) born
Arlene Dahl wed Fernando Lamas
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision interpreted as barring prayer in public schools.
Everyone knows "An American in Paris." What is less well-known is that the American George Gershwin got a reply. Darius Milhaud composed something called "A Frenchman in New York." It was premiered not by the New York Philharmonic, but rather by the Boston Pops.
Rock singer George Michael born
The Beatles performed their new song, "All You Need Is Love," during a live international telecast.
Musician Sean Kelly (Sixpence None the Richer) born
The People's Republic of Mozambique came into being, ending nearly five centuries of Portuguese rule.
Pink Floyd's "Animals" concert at the Cleveland Stadium sets an international attendance record for tickets sold for one act.
R.C., "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" by Maynard Ferguson peaked at #29 on the pop singles chart.
The Supreme Court decided that male-only draft registration was constitutional.
In Krefeld, West Germany, hundreds of masked youths battled riot police and hurled debris at Vice President George Bush's motocade during ceremonies saluting German-American friendship.
The New York Yankees announced that the team's bat boys were to wear protective helmets during all games. Bat boy Butch Wynegar had been hit by a line-drive foul ball while in the on-deck circle.
In a victory for President Reagan, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 221-to-209 to approve his request for $100 million in military and humanitarian aid to the Nicaraguan contras.
Pope John Paul the Second received Austrian President Kurt Waldheim at the Vatican, a meeting fraught with controversy because of allegations that Waldheim had hidden a Nazi past.
American-born Mildred Gillars, better known during World War Two as "Axis Sally" for her Nazi propaganda broadcasts, died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 87. (Gillars had served 12 years in prison for treason.)
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland occurs (104 degrees).
Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in the Walt Disney movie 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' which also featured a multitude of cartoon characters circa 1948. Even the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote were there though they didn't debut until 1949.
A judge in Cincinnati temporarily blocked a hearing by baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti into allegations that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose had gambled on baseball games.
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela met with President Bush at the White House.
NBC decided to air episodes of "Quantum Leep" for 5 straight days.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in its first "right-to-die" decision, ruled that family members can be barred from ending the lives of persistently comatose relatives who have not made their wishes known conclusively.
Following months of unsuccessful talks among Yugoslavia's six republics about the future of the federation, the western republics of Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence.
Both houses of Congress rushed to pass a back-to-work order ending a national rail strike. President Bush signed it in the early hours of June 26.
The space shuttle "Columbia," carrying seven astronauts, blasted off on a two-week mission.
Kim Campbell was sworn in as Canada's 19th prime minister, the first woman to hold the post.
The trustees of the Chicago Symphony okayed the renovation and expansion of Orchestra Hall. The plan is to demolish a building next-door to make room for a new wing. The stage will be expanded to accommodate larger performances.
Vice President Al Gore broke the tie vote, giving President Clinton a victory for his massive budget-cutting package with tax increases on the wealthy and cuts in Medicare.
David Letterman taped his last "Late Night With David Letterman" variety talk show for NBC-TV before moving to CBS-TV August 30
"Sleepless In Seattle" starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan opened in theaters.
111 degrees F (43.9 degrees C) at El Paso Texas.
Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata, faced with certain defeat in a no-confidence vote, announced his intention to resign after just two months in office.
Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends with a loss to Yanks 11-6.
Haiti held its first free election in five years.
Warren E. Burger, the 15th chief justice of the United States, died in Washington of congestive heart failure at age 87.
In an attempt to provide a more humanized view of their client, attorneys for Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh released photos and videotape showing McVeigh smiling and relaxed.
A truck bomb killed 19 Americans and injured hundreds at a US military housing complex in Saudi Arabia.
An unmanned cargo ship crashed into Russia's "Mir" space station, knocking out half of the station's power and rupturing a pressurized laboratory.
The Supreme Court struck down the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, designed to limit government's ability to regulate religious practices.
Oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau died in Paris at age 87.
The Supreme Court rejected a 1997 line-item veto law as unconstitutional, and ruled that HIV-infected people are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
President Clinton began a nine-day trip to China in the city of Xi'an.
The San Antonio Spurs won their first NBA title as they defeated the New York Knicks, 78-77, in game five of their championship series.
During a news conference, President Clinton said the people of Serbia had to "get out of denial" about the atrocities blamed on Slobodan Milosevic and decide if he was fit to remain president of Yugoslavia.
Philip Morris announced it was buying Nabisco for $14.9 billion.
South Korea marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean Conflict.
Juli Inkster became the first player in 16 years to successfully defend the LPGA Championship.
Live-fire training resumed on the Vieques, Puerto Rico, range in the largest naval exercises since a fatal accident prompted a yearlong occupation by protesters.
Hardliner wins Iran presidential runoff
Serbian Parliament members accuse NGOs of anti-Serbian campaign
Arrest warrants issued in Italy for 13 alleged CIA people on kidnapping charges
Second case of BSE confirmed in U.S.
Nigeria's past rulers stole $400 billion in public money
Elections held in Bulgaria
Tom Cruise debates psychiatry on NBC's Today show
Guidant announces more defibrillator problems
Dresdener Elbe Valley becomes UNESCO World Heritage site
France defeat South Africa 36 - 26 in rugby
All Blacks hold off Argentina in rugby
U.S. president attends White House tee ball game
Arcelor declares merger with Mittal Steel
Ex CIA aide: Tenet misled Powell on evidence for mobile labs
Hubble Space Telescope's main camera stops working
Fernando Alonso wins Canadian Grand Prix
Pelicans held on suspicion of being drunk
Car women's rugby 7's tournament
Australia defeats Ireland 37-15 in rugby
England do enough against Ecuador; through to quarter-final
Portugal overcome Netherlands 1-0 on way to quarter-final
Heavy rain causes severe flooding in UK
United States wins CONCACAF Gold Cup
Plane with Korean, Czech tourists aboard crashes in Cambodia
Audio tape released of missing Israeli soldier
Voting causes woman to face deportation from US
North Korea confirms receipt of funds, nuclear shutdown to proceed
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission to review Pan Am Flight 103 conviction
Four families left homeless after apartment fire in Buffalo, New York
Election of new 7 wonders of the world: deadline approaching
New video released shows BBC journalist Alan Johnston wearing 'explosive belt'
America's Cup: Team New Zealand wins over Alinghi in second race
Basketball: UAAP opens 2008-2009 season with new rules
State of Florida agrees to purchase U.S. Sugar to restore the Everglades
Australians getting drunker, fatter, but among the world's longest-lived
Wimbledon Officials receive criticism from animal rights group after shooting birds
US Supreme Court overturns death penalty for child rape
Wildfires started by lightning burn in California
Associated Press goes after bloggers for copyright violation
Brazilian tribe is neither a new discovery nor a hoax
Freed journalist calls on Iran to release aid worker
Gisela Dulko knocks Maria Sharapova out of Wimbledon
Google not accessible in some parts of China
Steelmaker Corus to cut 2000 jobs in the UK and Netherlands
Lleyton Hewitt knocks Juan Martin del Potro out of Wimbledon
Singer and songwriter Michael Jackson dies at age 50
Queen's University agree to cut 103 members of staff
Saturn moon may contain liquid water
World's smallest car enters Ripley's Believe it or Not museum
Journalist accuses Algerian footballer of assault after World Cup exit
NASCAR driver Labonte terminates deal with TRG Motorsports
Train accident in Spain kills at least twelve
FTC begins antitrust inquiry of Google
EU condemns Syria for shootdown, urges Turkish restraint