Sa'd ad-Daula becomes Supreme Inspector of Taxes in Persia
Regiomontanus [Johannes Mller], preparer of astronomical tables born
The Inquisition of Toledo writes for instructions in dealing with cases of sorcery
John III, King of Portugal born
Coronation of Gustavus Vasa I Eriksson as King of Sweden
The Inquisition is introduced into Mexico
Death of John III, King of Portugal
Diego VelÝzquez, Spanish painter (Fraga Philip) (baptized) born
Pierre Corneille, father of French Classical drama born
Catalonia revolts against the Spanish Crown
Abdication of Queen Christine of Sweden
Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader, tortured and executed in Moscow
Nathan Hale, had but one life to give for his country. born
Painter John Trumbull born
The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London.
Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.
Actress Billie Whitelaw born
The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey.
Civil rights activist Roy Innis born
The Securities and Exchange Commission was established.
Singer Levi Stubbs (The Four Tops) born
Singer-songwriter Gary "US" Bonds born
Japanese forces retreated in the World War Two Battle of Midway.
Country singer Joe Stampley born
The "D-Day" invasion of Europe took place during World War Two as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.
Actor Robert Englund born
Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein born
Comedian Sandra Bernhard born
Tennis player Bjorn Borg born
Record producer Jimmy Jam born
Rock musician Steve Vai born
Rock musician Sean Yseult (White Zombie) born
Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
Rock musician David Navarro (formerly with Red Hot Chili Peppers) born
Actor Max Casella ("Doogie Howser, M.D.") born
Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Damien Hall (Guy) born
Rock musician Bardi Martin (Candlebox) born
Country singer Lisa Brokop born
Actress Staci Keanan ("Step By Step") born
California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a primary ballot initiative calling for major cuts in property taxes.
Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country. (The Israelis withdrew in June 1985.)
Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious "Angel of Death" of the Nazi Holocaust.
Morton Thiokol Incorporated, which had built the booster rocket involved in the "Challenger" explosion in 1986, announced it would not bid for the contract to build the next generation of rocket motors for the nation's manned space shuttles.
On Capitol Hill, Thomas Foley was elected the 49th speaker of the House of Representatives.
Burial services were held for Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., declared as obscene the 2 Live Crew album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be." (The decision was later overturned on appeal.)
The Soviet KGB released secret documents from 1941 that showed that Rudolph Hess, Hitler's deputy, was lured to the Duke of Hamilton's estate by British.
"A.P. Indy" won the 124th running of the Belmont Stakes.
A Chinese freighter holding 300 illegal aliens ran aground off New York; up to ten Chinese died after jumping overboard.
At the Tony Awards, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" won best musical; "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," won best play.
President Clinton joined leaders from America's World War Two allies to mark the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
A Chinese passenger jet crashed, killing all 160 people on board.
U.S. astronaut Norman Thagard, aboard the Russian space station Mir, broke NASA's space endurance record of 84 days, one hour and 16 minutes.
The Senate narrowly rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as outgoing Majority Leader Bob Dole and the Democrats clashed over deficit reduction.
A family of four becomes the first people to leave the Freemen ranch in Montana since April.
Timothy McVeigh's lawyer pleaded with a jury to spare the life of the convicted Oklahoma City bomber, holding up his dress uniform and portraying him as a model soldier deeply disturbed by his government's role in the disaster at Waco.
"Real Quiet" was denied horse racing's Triple Crown as "Victory Gallop" won the Belmont Stakes by a nose. .
The UN Security Council demanded in a unanimous vote that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests and sign nuclear control agreements.
Space shuttle Discovery returned from a 10-day mission that included a visit to the international space station.
At the Tony Awards, Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" was named best revival, "Side Man" best play, and "Fosse" best musical.
In tennis, Andre Agassi won the French Open, defeating Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.
In golf, Juli Inkster shot a final-round 1-under 71 for a 16-under 272 total to win the U.S. Women's Open.
Unilever agreed to buy Bestfoods for $20.3 billion in a deal creating the world's biggest food company.
England off to electric start in Women's Euro football championship
Two women first ever to serve on municipal council in Kuwait
Mars rover Opportunity successfully escapes sand trap
New denunciations of political corruption create severe political crisis in Brazil
Son of PelÃ© arrested accused of drug traffic
Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs gives opening keynote to WWDC 2005
Over 1.5m apply for British Live 8 tickets
Sweden celebrates its first national day as a public holiday
Â£5.8m Turner watercolour a British record
Wellington, New Zealand inner city speed limit has decreased
India to get $6 billion out of the Big Blue
Sedition trial underway in Auckland, New Zealand
Pitt and Jolie's multi-million dollar charity baby
Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Colorado Rockies, 5-2
Federal Reserve chief's stagflation scare
Embattled Thai Election Commission hands TRT case to Attorney General
Signs about colleague missed in missing persons case: Detective
Google launches Google Spreadsheets
EU diplomat proposes deal with Iran to drop NPT Article IV.1
Somali "Anti-Terrorism Alliance" gets US funds; so do "Blackhawk Down" warlords Somali
Tubes, Grateful Dead musician Vince Welnick died of 'probable suicide'
Ex-wife of Nelson Mandela denied entry into Canada
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's latest film makes Thailand premiere
Man attempts to jump into Popemobile
Reports say Turkish troops enter northern Iraq
Canadian Tory MP left alone for voting against budget legislation
Bob Barker retires as US host of "The Price is Right"
Team New Zealand wins fourth Louis Vuitton Cup yachting race
UEFA Euro 2008: BÅaszczykowski injury damages Poland's Euro hopes
Sunshine Coast Grammar 1st XV win last round, qualify for semi finals
Dow plunges as oil prices break records
Greek police investigates murder of actor
US B-2 bomber crash in Guam caused by moisture on sensors
UN summit results in pledge to mitigate food crisis
Tsvangirai campaign rallies banned in Zimbabwe
Japan's Supreme Court invalidates distinctions on nationality
24 error messages sent by Flight 447
Possible bodies, wreckage from Air France Flight 447 found
Palestinian protester killed by Israeli soldiers
Dozens of children killed in childcare center fire in Mexico
Swine flu: recent developments worldwide
Large fireball observed after object strikes Jupiter
Facebook unblocked in Bangladesh
Obama nominates James Clapper for Director of National Intelligence
Cyclone Phet turns to Pakistan after hitting Oman
Australian rules football: Gippsland Football League heavyweights clash, Maffra go two games clear
WHO's reaction to H1N1 influenced by drug companies, reports claim
'Unfounded and unsubstantiated': London policemen cleared of beating Muslim
Casey Stoner wins Catalunya MotoGP
Science Fiction author Ray Bradbury dies
Russian serial killer Irina Gaidamachuk jailed
Study suggests successful depression treatment lowers youths' risk of drug abuse