Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.
Odoacer the Barbarian, King of Italy, killed by Theodoric the Ostrogoth
Alphonso I, King of Portugal, takes the fortress of Santarem from the Moors
Azzone Visconti takes control of Milan, Italy
The French raid Winchelsea and Rye, England
Anti-Jewish riots begin in Seville, Spain next 12 mo.
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain from Hispaniola after his first voyage to the New World.
Father da Silveira, Portuguese envoy to the Munhumutapa of South-East Africa, is murdered
John Bridgeman appointed Bishop of Chester
John Milton appointed Secretary Of Foreign Tongues by the Commonwealth
Salvator Rosa, Italian artist, dies at about 58
Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States born in Waxhaw, South Carolina.
In the American Revolution, Cornwallis, with 1,900 British soldiers, defeated an American force of 4,400 in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in Connecticut.
Maine became the 23rd state.
Cherubini died, he was 82. Cherubini was the leading arbiter of Parisian musical taste for decades. He was the establishment figure against whom Berlioz was the great rebel.
German immunologist Emil von Behring born
The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team in America, defeated Antioch 41-7. Later they changed their name to the Cincinnati Red Legs and then to the Cincinnati Reds.
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, John McCloskey, was named the first American cardinal, by Pope Pius the Ninth.
In London, Irish-American terrorists attempted to blow up the offices of the Times newspaper.
Hollywood movie mogul Lew Wasserman born
Actor MacDonald Carey born
President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential news conference after being in office for only 11 days. The questions had to be submitted in advance. There were only newspapers at that time.
Trumpet playing band leader Harry James born
President Woodrow Wilson sent 12,000 U.S. troops under General Pershing into Mexico to capture revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, who had staged several cross-border raids. The two-year expedition was unsuccessful.
Lili Boulanger, first woman to win the Prix de Rome, died. She was 24 years old and suffering from tuberculosis.
The American Legion was founded, in Paris.
CBS CEO Laurence Tisch born
Country singer Carl Smith born
Former astronaut Alan L. Bean born
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg born
Jazz musician Cecil Taylor born
The first blood bank was established in Chicago, Illinois, at the Cook County Hospital.
Rock musician Phil Lesh (The Grateful Dead) born
Singer Mike Love (The Beach Boys) born
Rock singer-musician Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart born
During World War II, the German-held Italian town of Monte Cassino was devastated by Allied bombs.
"Going My Way" won the Academy Award for best picture of 1944, and its star, Bing Crosby, was named best actor; Ingrid Bergman was named best actress for "Gaslight."
Rock singer-musician Howard Scott (War) born
Sec. of Transportation Federico Pena born
Rock guitarist Ry Cooder born
Rock singer Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) born
Baseball player Mickey Hatcher (Micgael Vaughn Hatcher, Jr.) born
One of Broadway's best-known musicals, "My Fair Lady," opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater. Starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, the musical was adapted from the George Bernard Shaw play "Pygmalion."
Actress Park Overall born
Movie director Renny Harlin born
Singer Terence Trent D'Arby born
Rock singer Bret Michaels (Poison) born
Actress Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton (for the first time) on the 8th floor of the Ritz Carlton in Montreal. It was her fifth marriage, his second.
While addressing a joint session of Congress, President Johnson called for new legislation to guarantee every American's right to vote.
US Mint stops buying and selling gold.
CBS Television announced it would drop "The Ed Sullivan Show" after 23 years on the network.
Rock musician Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) born
Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis died near Paris at age 69.
The US House of Representatives began a 90-day test to determine the feasibility of showing its sessions on television.
The shows "Three's Company" and "Eight Is Enough" premiered on ABC-TV.
Pope John Paul II published his first encyclical, "Redemptor Hominis," in which he warned of the growing gap between rich and poor.
In Syria, over 140 hostages aboard a Pakistan Airways plane, hijacked by the militant Al Zulfiqar organization, were released after 13 days. exchange Pakistan freed 55 political prisoners.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir said he was leaving Washington more optimistic about prospects for an agreement on withdrawing Israeli troops from Lebanon.
Two decades of military rule in Brazil ended with the installation of a civilian government.
The United States Catholic Conference, representing 285 Roman Catholic bishops, sent letters to all members of Congress, urging them to oppose funding for the MX missile.
Funeral services were held in Stockholm, Sweden, for slain Prime Minister Olof Palme, who had been shot to death by an unidentified gunman.
Peggy Say, the sister of Terry Anderson, the Associated Press correspondent held hostage in Lebanon, said President Reagan was being "unjustly castigated" for his arms-for-hostages deal.
Paul Simon defeated Jesse Jackson in the Illinois Democratic primary, while George Bush won a ringing victory over Bob Dole in the Republican contest.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev convened a two-day meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee to decide on agricultural reforms.
The Israeli government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir lost a vote of confidence in the Knesser after Shamir refused to accept a U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Iraq executed London-based journalist Farzad Bazoft, whom it accused of spying in spite of worldwide pleas for clemency. He had worked for London's Observer newspaper.
An indictment was unsealed in Los Angeles, charging four police officers with beating black motorist Rodney King.
Soviet pole vaulter Sergei Bubka cleared a record 20 feet during an international meet in San Sebastian, Spain.
Democratic presidential candidates debated in Chicago, criticizing President Bush's handling of the Persian Gulf War and its aftermath, and clashing over economic issues.
The United Nations officially embarked on its largest peacekeeping operation with the arrival of a diplomat in Cambodia.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met at the White House with President Clinton, after which Rabin offered to negotiate the return of part of The Golan Heights to Syria.
Searchers found the body of the sixth and last missing victim of the World Trade Center bombing in New York.
Illinois Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, defeated four Democratic primary challengers in his bid for re-election.
President Clinton issued an executive order formally blocking a $1 billion contract between Conoco and Iran to develop a huge offshore oil tract in the Persian Gulf.
Pioneering aviation firm Fokker NV, once a byword for industrial expertise, collapsed, ending 77 years of Dutch aircraft making and triggering the biggest mass redundancy in Dutch history.
The Liggett Group agreed to repay more than ten million dollars in Medicaid bills for treatment of smokers, settling lawsuits with five states. (The settlement came two days after Liggett, the nation's fifth-largest tobacco company, made history by settling a private class-action lawsuit alleging cigarette makers manipulated nicotine to hook smokers. )
Greek frogmen and US Marines evacuated hundreds of foreigners trapped in Albania by that country's descent into anarchy.
President Clinton spent a second day at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, recuperating from surgery for a partially torn knee tendon.
Dr. Benjamin Spock, whose child care guidance spanned half a century, died in San Diego at 94.
CBS' "60 Minutes" aired an interview with former White House employee Kathleen Willey, who said President Clinton kissed her, touched her breast and put her hand on his genitals near the Oval Office in Nov. 1993.
Brazilian firefighters dug ditches in a bid to halt raging fires in the northern Amazon as officials appealed for more men and sorely needed water-dumping helicopters. "We lost control of this thing a long time ago," said fire brigade captain Kleber Gomes Cerquinho as army soldiers driving a bulldozer carved a path through the jungle to create a firebreak and check the blaze. The fires had burned out of control for two months and destroyed 2.2 million acres of farmland.
The Kosovar Albanian delegation to peace talks in Paris said it was ready to sign an international accord for Kosovo.
An Amtrak train slammed into a steel-filled truck at a crossing in Bourbonnais, Ill., killing 11.
Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and Dusty Springfield were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
TV funnyman Durward Kirby died in Fort Myers, Florida, at age 88.
Their presidential nominations secured, George W. Bush and Al Gore dug in for the battle to the November Election Day. Bush said he was braced for Gore's "politics of personal destruction and distortions," and Gore argued that Bush's "risky tax scheme" would hurt the economy. _____________________________________________________________
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Former WorldCom chief found guilty of all charges
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Tony Blair's education bill passes with support from opposition parties
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Canadian government tax processing computers back online
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Space Shuttle Discovery successfully launches after a month of delays
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Obama calls food safety system a 'hazard to public health'
Oil spill hits Australia's Sunshine coastline
Two suspected terrorists arrested in Mumbai, India
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Tamil party drops commitment to independence from Sri Lanka
Seven die in bombing in Falluja, Iraq
Paul Schneider leaving NBC's Parks and Recreation; Rob Lowe, Adam Scott to appear in series
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Four arrested in three Naperville, Illinois prostitution stings
David Beckham to miss World Cup with injury
Church of Scientology attempting to block 'intolerant' German film
Reggae singer Smiley Culture dies during police raid in Surrey, England
Fukushima reactor suffers multiple fires, radiation leak confirmed
British pathologist criticised by General Medical Council
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Middle Eastern troops enter Bahrain after protests
Japan earthquake death toll estimated at over 10,000
Three UK towns to be made cities following nationwide competition
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