Death (by suicide) of Nero Imperator
Death of St. Columba (Colum Cille)
Coimbra is taken by Ferdinand, King of Castile
Marriage of Friedrich "Barbarossa" King of Germany, to Beatrix of Burgundy
Otto IV chosen King of Germany
Carpini, Papal Legate returning from the Mongols, reaches Kiev, Russia
Death of Beatrice, Dante's inspiration
Assassination of Astorre Manfredi of Faenza, and his brother
Death of Florian Geyer, Bundschuh leader
Jacques Cartier sails into the mouth of the St. Laurence river
Duke of Medina Sidonia sails from Lisbon with the Spanish Armada
Euphame MacCalyan, daughter of Lord Cliftonhall, tried and found guilty of witchcraft
A new Law against witchcraft passes its' first reading in the English House of Lords
1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Massachusetts
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor born
Russian Czar Peter the Great born
George Stephenson, principal inventor of the railroad locomotive. born
The San Francisco Committee of Vigilence forms.
First dime novel published.
Charles Elmer Hires sells his first Root Beer, in Philadelphia.
Cole Porter, composer, lyricist born
Fred Waring, musician, conductor born
Robert McNamara, former Ford Motor Co. President, former U.S. Secretary of State, head of World Bank. born
Actress Mona Freeman born
Broadcast journalist Marvin Kalb born
Comedian Jackie Mason born
Donald Duck made his first screen appearance in "The Wise Little Hen."
Soul singer Jackie Wilson born
Composer Charles Wuorinen born
Author Letty Cottin Pogrebin born
Rock musician Jon Lord (Whitesnake; Deep Purple) born
Congress passed an act authorizing employers to withhold income tax payments from salary checks.
66,545 fans allowed Yankees to break the million mark earliest.
Baseball player Dave Parker born
About 100 die in Worcester, MA, tornado.
First ballistic missile submarine launched "George Washington".
Actor Michael J. Fox born
The movie "Cleopatra" opens in NY.
Jazz musician Wayman Tisdale born
Actress Gloria Reuben born
Rock musician Dean Felber (Hootie & the Blowfish) born
Rock musician Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) born
Warren E. Burger confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice.
Secretariat wins Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks.
Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth.
Actress Natalie Portman born
Allen Ludden, game show host, dies.
Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley.
Rogers Commission report released blame on Morton Thiokol.
The House ethics committee met in closed session to discuss whether to formally investigate charges that Speaker Jim Wright's financial dealings may have violated House rules.
China began reporting large-scale arrests in the wake of the crushed pro-democracy movement. The arrests coincided with the public reappearance of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who was rumored to have been seriously ill.
Go and Go won the 122nd running of the Belmont Stakes.
Mt. Pinatubo, Philipines, erupts. Over the next several days, ash covers the surrounding area including Clark Air Force Base (US).
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir insisted his country have a say in the selection of Palestinians who would attend a US-sponsored Middle East peace conference.
Jim Courier gained his first Grand Slam of tennis as he won the French Open.
Pianist Claudio Arrau died in Austria at age 88.
The Chicago Symphony under Daniel Barenboim performed Bruckner's Fifth in Barcelona. That concluded the Chicagoans' tour of Spain.
As millions of Japanese watched on television, Crown Prince Naruhito wed commoner Masako Owada in an elaborate Shinto religious ceremony.
Actress Alexis Smith died in Los Angeles at age 72.
The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in game five against the Los Angeles Kings.
In a bipartisan slap at President Clinton, the House of Representatives voted 244-to-178 in favor of having the United States defy the international arms embargo on Bosnia.
One week after being shot down over Bosnia by a Bosnian Serb missile, and a day after being rescued, U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was warmly welcomed by his comrades at Aviano Air Base in Italy.
White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," said it was wrong for an investigator to have obtained secret FBI files on 341 people, including prominent Republicans, and President Clinton agreed with Panetta that an apology was called for.
Air Force General Joseph Ralston gave up his fight to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his candidacy doomed by the clamor over his admission that he'd had an adulterous affair years ago.
President Clinton unleashed a torrent of public works money, signing a $203 billion transportation bill.
Three white men were charged in Jasper, Texas, with the brutal dragging death of James Byrd Junior, a black man.
After 78 days of intense NATO airstrikes, Yugoslav and Western generals signed a pact clearing the way for a Kosovo peace plan.
President Clinton instructed federal law agencies to collect race and gender data on people they stop or arrest, in a move to end racial profiling by police.
The Justice Department released a report saying an 18-month investigation had found no credible evidence that conspirators aided or framed James Earl Ray in the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.
Painter Jacob Lawrence died in Seattle at age 82.
Sculptor George Segal died at his New Jersey home at age 75.
Rwandan genocide investigations to be completed by end of July
International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity in Darfur
Atari Melbourne Project revealed
Sources close to both sides say NHL, NHLPA agree on Salary Cap structure
Half of Ugandan Presidential convoy blocked at Uganda-Rwanda border
First tropical storm of season forms in the Atlantic
Canadian top court strikes down private medicare ban in Quebec
New HIV drug could stop virus from spreading
26 Australian citizens detained in immigration centres
34 people injured in Assam serial blasts
New videotape of Ayman al-Zawahiri aired on Aljazeera
Details emerge on how al-Zarqawi's location was pinned
Australian unemployment at lowest level in 30 years
Major blaze hits large Muslim building in the Netherlands
Oklahoma allows execution of repeat child molesters
Ecuador beats Poland, 2-0 in Group A
Germany wins, 4-2 over Costa Rica in first World Cup match
54 killed, 20 injured in Tanzanian bus crash
Salvage crew boards grounded ship in Newcastle, Australia
NTSB announces safety recommendations to be made in aftermath of Comair Flight 5191 disaster
Atlantis launched, heads for International Space Station
Canoe completes voyage from Hawaii to Japan
Church of England threatens legal action over PS3 game
Heat protection system on Space Shuttle Atlantis damaged during liftoff
Lewis Hamilton on his first pole for McLaren
Lordi horror movie receives 300,000 euros of Finnish government funding
Aer Lingus buys twelve new long-haul Airbus jets
Iraq protests Turkish artillery attacks
Belgian voters decide fate of socialist-liberal coalition tomorrow
Minnesota World War II Memorial dedicated
MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res warns of emerging crisis in eastern Chad
CTV acquires rights to 'The Hockey Theme'
Lightning strikes park in Connecticut killing 1, injuring 4
McDonald's pull sliced tomatoes from menu in US
Seattle homeless advocates arrested for blocking intersection
UK policeman killed while training
Israel, Iran engage in war of words
e21FORUM: Intel confronts Microsoft again
COMPUTEX Taipei: Another insight of "Design"
Four Pakistani policemen shot dead
Long March 3B rocket launches Chinasat-9 satellite
Ad-hoc Liaison Committee meets in Oslo, Norway
Roger Federer wins the French Open at Roland Garros
Apple launches new, faster iPhone
World Cup qualifier may be affected by London Underground strike
Explosion at ConAgra plant in North Carolina, multiple injuries
Garuda Indonesia increases flights, fleet; may buy rival
US Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor breaks ankle
Hospital in Essex, England fined Â£50,000 after patient dies due to health and safety breaches
US intelligence analyst arrested over Wikileaks video
Three football World Cup journalists robbed at gunpoint in South Africa
Circus elephant escapes in Zurich, Switzerland
Boat in Bangladesh sinks, at least twelve dead
Chilean deputy's 'homophobic' comment on Facebook causes controversy
British voice artist Roy Skelton dies at age 79
Winning horse I'll Have Another loses shot at US Triple Crown
Job market in France suffers as unemployment rate hits fifteen year high