Baptism of Ethelbert, King of the Jutes in Kent, England
Death of Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
Roquefort cheese discovered
Coronation of Lothair II as Holy Roman Emperor
Coronation of Charles IV as King of Burgundy
Coronation of Louis II as King of Hungary
Hernando de Soto finds Juan Ortiz living with Florida Indians
Death of St. Francis Caracciolo
The fortress of Osaka, Japan, falls to shogun Ieyasu after a six month siege.
New Haven, Connecticut's government by Plantation Covenant ended
Parliamentarian Army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner
The Freemasons are founded in London.
George III, King of England during the Revolutionary War born
Mozart dug a grave for his pet starling. He was genuinely distressed about the bird's demise. Starlings today are regarded in the United States as common outdoor birds, but in Europe, especially in Mozart's day, they were raised as pets and taught to warble songs.
British troops capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory.
Turkey turned Cyprus over to the British.
The Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.
Dino Conte Grandi, Italy's delegate to League of Nations born
Henry Ford wheeled his first car from a brick shed in Detroit, and drove it around the darkened streets on a trial run.
Gold is discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek
Senator Howard Metzenbaum (Ohio) born
Opera singer Robert Merrill born
Actor John Drew Barrymore born
Robert Fulghrum, American author who wrote All I Really need to Know I learned in Kindergarten and It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It born
Country singer Freddie Fender born
The Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, ended.
The Battle of Midway began during World War Two.
In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.
The US Fifth Army entered Rome, beginning the liberation of the Italian capital during World War Two.
Singer Gordon Waller (Peter and Gordon) born
Juan Peron is installed as Argentina's president
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Taft-Hartley Act.
Rock musician Danny Brown (The Fixx) born
Actor Parker Stevenson born
French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc initialed treaties in Paris according "complete independence" to Vietnam.
Actress Julie Gholson born
Actor Eddie Velez ("The A-Team") born
The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.
Singer-musician El DeBarge born
Tennis player Andrea Jaeger born
Actor Scott Wolf ("Party of Five) born
Black militant Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy
Actress Angelina Jolie born
The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down an Alabama law providing for a daily minute of silence in public schools.
Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pleaded guilty in Washington to spying for Israel. (He is serving a life prison term.)
The congressional Iran-Contra committees voted to grant limited immunity to former National Security Council aide Oliver L. North, following an appeal by independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to reject immunity.
Secretary of State George Shultz flew to Jordan, where he met with King Hussein. Afterward, Shultz said the Jordanian monarch was reluctant to engage in peace talks with Israel unless Israel agreed to give up land on the West Bank.
A gas explosion in the Soviet Union engulfed two passing trains, killing 645.
Tiananmen Square massacre, at least hundreds of pro-democracy students were killed and thousands wounded as Chinese troops swept demonstrators from the square in Beijing.
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev closed out his U.S. visit in northern California, where he met with former President Reagan and South Korean President Roh Tae-woo and addressed students at Stanford University.
The government of China announced the death of Jiang Qing, the 77-year-old widow of Mao Tse-tung, saying she had committed suicide on May 14th.
President Bush tapped former Democratic national chairman Robert S. Strauss to be the new US ambassador to the Soviet Union.
President Bush held a news conference in which he said he understood Americans' fascination with Ross Perot, but predicted that voters would eventually ask, "How are you going to do it?"
The US Postal Service announced the results of a nationwide vote on the Elvis Presley stamp, saying more people preferred the "younger Elvis" design.
The UN Security Council agreed to send up to ten-thousand more UN peacekeepers to six Bosnian cities to enforce Muslim havens.
Rejecting allegations she was a "quota queen," Lani Guinier expressed regret President Clinton had dropped her nomination to head the Justice Department's civil rights division.
President Clinton and British Prime Minister John Major paid tribute to the lost airmen of World War Two at the American Cemetery in Cambridge, England.
At the Tony Awards, "Sunset Boulevard" won best Broadway musical and "Love! Valour! Compassion!" by Terrence McNally was chosen best play.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin, campaigning for re-election, indulged in a bit of onstage boogie at a pop concert for young voters.
At the Oklahoma City bombing trial, prosecutors urged the jury to sentence Timothy McVeigh to death, calling relatives of the victims to testify about their agonizing loss.
A federal judge sentenced Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
Americans aboard the shuttle Discovery arrived at the Russian space station Mir to pick up US astronaut Andrew Thomas, who'd spent four months in orbit.
While Congress was in recess, President Clinton bypassed the Senate using a provision of the Constitution and appointed James C. Hormel, an openly gay San Francisco businessman, as ambassador to Luxembourg.
On the 10th anniversary of China's crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests, tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong held a candlelight vigil.
A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 100 people.
President Clinton and Russian President Putin ended their summit by conceding differences on missile defense, agreeing to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium and pledging early warning of missile and space launches.
"Copenhagen" was chosen best play, "Contact" best musical and "Kiss Me, Kate" best musical revival at the Tony Awards.
First winter snowfall in New Zealand
U.S. military confirms Qur'ans were kicked, stepped on and splashed with urine at Guantanamo
Online poker firm set for multibillion pound flotation
Continuing civil unrest in Iran fueled by election tensions, soccer victory
Big shoes to fill at eBay
Bush Administration changes official position on legitimacy of Koran desecration allegations
One week after quake, geologists fear Mount Merapi eruption
Sex slave auctions held at British airports
Suspects deny London bomb plot, say lawyers
Explosion in Turkey injures eight
Iran warns disruption of oil may be a consequence of U.S. "wrong moves"
Nigerian kidnappers release 8 oil workers
Portuguese military land in East Timor
Terrorists execute 19 Turkomen and two Kurds in Diyala province, Iraq
Retired Indian police official shot in train
Portugal beats Luxembourg, in preparation for the World Cup
Bush calls for ban on gay marriage
Helicopter crashes in Sierra Leone, killing 20
Russia threatens to point nuclear missiles at European cities
Charles Taylor of Liberia boycotts war crimes trial
UEFA Euro 2008: Denmark-Sweden abandoned at 3-3
Man wakes up from coma after 19 years
Greek actor Sotiris Moustakas dies at 67
NHL: Anaheim's Chris Pronger suspended from Game 4 of playoff finals
Ovarian baby "miracle" birth
Denmark blames al-Qaeda for embassy bombing
Polish women's volleyball star Agata MrÃ³z dies aged 26
UEFA Champions League 2008â09: FC Porto kicked out of competion
Tsvangirai released by Zimbabwean police
Apache pipeline fire - Varanus Island, Western Australia
England; Australia set to battle for right to host 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup while U.S. are considering their options
Police detain Tsvangirai in Zimbabwe
Indian 'guru' faces charges of fraud, drugs and rape
COMPUTEX Taipei starts for the future of ICT industry
Audio tape indicating Canadian PM involved in bribery alleged to be doctored
WHOI sub Nereus explores deepest area of Pacific Ocean
Kung Fu star Carradine found dead in Bangkok hotel
Israel rejects U.S. call for freeze on West Bank settlements
Maker Faire wraps up in San Mateo, California
CEO of GM outlines plan for "New GM" after auto company declared bankruptcy
Twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests passes in China
Governor of New Hampshire signs law legalizing same-sex marriages
Large fires kill many in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Irish 1901 census goes online
WHO: H1N1 influenza virus still a pandemic
Turkey mourns flotilla dead
Basketball: Lakers score 102 to defeat the Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals
SpaceX launches first Falcon 9 rocket
French Open: Stosur and Schiavone to compete in women's final; Nadal to meet Soderling in men's final
Space Shuttle Endeavour enters history books after nineteen years following penultimate landing of program
Mars Opportunity rover passes distance milestone
News briefs: June 4, 2012
U.S. Congressman Thad McCotter aborts write-in campaign
Mubarak sentenced to life in prison over protester deaths
Jury finds two men guilty of Liam Aitchison murder