Death of St. Otto of Bamberg
A French Royal Audience hears arguments for a General Council of the Church
Charles VIII, King of France born
Cortes forced to evacuate Tenochtitlyn by Aztec revolt
Henry II, King of France, mortally wounded on the last day of the three day Tournament. This served to help end jousting.
William Barents, Dutch navigator, dies at about 50
Henry IV, King of France, officially re-opens work on the Pont Neuf
Globe Theater re-opens after fire
William Prynne, Henry Burton, and John Bastwick pilloried, their ears removed, and Prynne branded "Seditious Libeler"
Founding of the Comedie-Francaise
John Gaule, Vicar of Huntingdonshire, England, preaches against witches
Franz Schubert was very busy concluding his last string quartet in just 10 days. His speed was not because he knew he was dying; as near as we can tell, he did not. He simply composed rapidly because his ideas flowed rapidly.
French acrobat Blondin (blahn-DAN') (born Jean Francois Gravelet) crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope as five-thousand spectators watched.
Ada H. Kepley of Effingham, Illinois, became America's first female law school graduate.
English socialist leader Harold Laski born
The Excelsior diamond (blue-white, 995 carats) discovered.
Film director Howard Hawks born
A giant fireball impacts in Central Siberia (the Tunguska Event).
Erik Satie wrote the first of his three piano pieces which he would entitle, "Desiccated Embryos."
Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, in campaign for Indian equal rights in South Africa.
Actress Susan Hayward born
President Harding appointed former President Taft chief justice of the United States.
Adolf Hitler began his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany. Among those killed was one-time Hitler ally Ernst Roehm, leader of the Nazi stormtroopers.
Actress Nancy Dussault born
Margaret Mitchell's Civil War novel "Gone With the Wind" was published in New York.
Singer Florence Ballard of The Supremes born
Singer Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) born
Jazz musician Stanley Clarke born
"The Guiding Light," a popular radio program, made its debut as a television soap opera on CBS.
Rock musician Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) born
Actor-comedian David Alan Grier born
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio born
Pope Paul the Sixth was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Rock musician Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) born
Actress Monica Potter born
A Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard "Soyuz Eleven" were found dead inside their spacecraft after it had returned to Earth.
The 26th Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age to 18, was ratified as Ohio became the 38th state to approve it.
The extended deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment expired, three states short of the 38 needed for passage.
39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days.
Hugh Hefner, calling his Playboy Bunny a "symbol of the past," closed Playboy Clubs in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
In a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court ruled that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.
The prosecutor at the trial of Klaus Barbie in Lyon, France, denounced the crimes of the former Nazi Gestapo official and demanded the maximum sentence of life in prison. (Barbie died in September 1991 at age 77.)
There was a surprising display of "glasnost" during a Soviet Communist Party conference as delegate Vladimir I. Melnikov bluntly criticized President Andrei A. Gromyko and other longtime Kremlin figures.
Renegade Roman Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrated four bishops in defiance of papal authority; the Vatican announced the excommunication of all five.
General Wojciech Jaruzelski announced he didn't intend to run for Poland's new presidency, saying the people viewed him as the man who imposed martial law.
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela visited Oakland, California, a day after receiving a star-studded welcome in Los Angeles.
The federal base-closing commission voted to shut down 17 military bases, including the massive Philadelphia Navy Shipyard, in addition to seven facilities ordered closed two days earlier.
Fidel Ramos was sworn in as the new president of the Philippines.
Planes loaded with food and medicine arrived at the airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of an international relief effort. Fidel Ramos was sworn in as the new president of the Philippines.
The Milwaukee Symphony performed with the Moody Blues to launch its summer concert series.
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy promised federal help for Midwestern farmers as he toured flood-damaged areas of Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Actor George "Spanky" McFarland of "Our Gang" and "Little Rascals" fame died in Grapevine, Texas, at age 64.
The Supreme Court ruled that judges can bar even peaceful demonstrators from getting too close to abortion clinics.
The US Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
Actor Gayle Gordon died in Escondido, California, at age 89.
President Clinton, speaking in Chicago, proposed an even tighter ban on armor-piercing handgun ammunition known as "cop-killer" bullets.
In a stunning Kremlin purge, Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired three top security ministers for the botched handling of a bloody hostage-taking by Chechen rebels in southern Russia.
President Clinton paid tribute to the 19 killed and hundreds wounded in the truck bomb attack in Saudi Arabia as he attended memorial services at Eglin Air Force Base and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic responded to international pressure to step aside by handing his powers to an equally nationalist deputy.
In Hong Kong, the Union Jack was lowered for the last time over Government House as Britain prepared to hand the colony back to China after ruling it for 156 years.
Officials confirmed that the previously unidentified remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.
Linda Tripp, whose tape-and-tell friendship with Monica Lewinsky spurred a White House crisis, spent six hours testifying before a grand jury in Washington.
On the day the independent counsel law expired, Kenneth Starr wrapped up the Whitewater phase of his investigation as presidential friend Webster Hubbell pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor.
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in two years, boosting the target for the funds rate a quarter-point to 5 percent.
The highest legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called for an outright ban on the blessing of same-sex unions by its ministers. The sharply divided 268 to 251 vote by the church's General Assembly followed a week of wrenching debate and fervent prayer.
Nine people died in a crush of fans during a rock festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
An Arkansas Supreme Court committee sued President Clinton to strip him of his law license. (Clinton later agreed to pay a fine and give up his law license for five years.)
Rwandan businessmen sentenced for War Crimes
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announces cooperation between KDE Group and Wikimedia
Bodies found at crash site of US helicopter in Afghanistan
OhmyNews forum discusses experiences in citizen journalism
Brazil wins Confederations Cup
Sharapova knocked out of Wimbledon in semi-final
Fiji's War of the Ribbons
Ferry crashes into smaller boats in West Vancouver after losing power
Football: KeÅ¾man goes to Madrid
Undercover investigation into protests planned for July's G8 summit
Flash floods hit Australia's eastern coast
Police crackdown on illegal tow operations in Sydney
French Parliament adopts controversial copyright bill
Australian shot in Thailand
Ullrich and Sevilla suspended from Tour de France
Interior Ministry, Fatah offices in Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes
Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Freitas do Amaral resigns
Palestinian PM: Israel aims to topple government
US Seeks to Lift Export Sales Ban on the F-22A Raptor
Nickelback's lead singer arrested for drunk driving
Football: KeÅ¾man goes to FenerbahÃ§e
Germany master penalties to beat Argentina to semi-final spot
Italy brush Ukraine aside 3-0 to reach semi-final
America's Cup: Alinghi are fifth race victors
Car driven into Glasgow International Airport
Mississippi Gulf Coast may soon lose landmark
Wife of missing soldier receives green card
MI5 terror threat warning level raised to 'critical'
Two American soldiers charged in Iraqi murders
Four killed as missile strikes aircraft carrying Ivory Coast PM Guillaume Soro
Spain's Ibiza airport evacuated after bomb alert
Kenyan Prime Minister calls for suspension of Mugabe from African Union
Arizona helicopter collision kills six
Five die in New Mexico single-engine plane crash
Abkhazia to close border with Georgia following bomb blasts
Cargo plane crashes near Khartoum; at least four dead
Boeing 767 cargo plane seriously damaged by fire at San Francisco
President Bush signs $162 billion war funding bill
Man auctions his life on eBay, is disappointed at sale price
Euro 2008: Germany vs. Spain
Iran building collapse kills 19
Great Britain's most dangerous road announced
Taiwan Designers' Week shows potential of innovations
Three murdered, one injured in axe attack in Australia
South Korean police clamp down on protests against US beef
Rail explosion reported at Viareggio, Italy
Yemeni passenger plane with 153 people onboard crashes into Indian Ocean
After much contention Al Franken wins Minnesota Senate seat
Seven youths shot in Detroit, Michigan
US airlines eke out US$12 million profit in first quarter
Sweeping bank regulatory overhaul passed in US House of Representatives
Braidwood Inquiry finds Dziekanski tasering in British Columbia unjustified
Explosion at University of Missouri-Columbia leaves four injured
Report finds teen substance abuse is top public health problem in US
Lamb of God vocalist arrested for Czech manslaughter
Turkey strengthens air defence at Syrian border following shootdown
Fred Karger officially ends presidential campaign