Han Wu Ti, Chinese Han Emperor dies
Deaths of Sts. Jonah and Berikjesu
Gundobad, King of the Burgundians, issues a new legal code that brings Romans and Burgundians under the same law
Death of St. Stephen Harding
Pope Innocent II grants the Templars 'every best gift' and makes them an independent unit within the Church
Sultan Murat II takes Thessalonica
Coronation of Mathias I as King of Hungary
Santorio Sanctorius, Trieste, Italy, physician burned as a heretic born
Turks sail to attack Malta
Christine Couper, of Culros, Scotland, burned as a witch
1st American forestry legislation enacted, Plymouth Colony
First Swedish immigrants to the New World land in Delaware
The 10th president of the United States, John Tyler, was born in Charles City County, Virginia. He was the first president to marry while in office (his second marriage). His two marriages produced 15 children.
Sweden's King Gustav III died, nearly two weeks after he was mortally wounded during a masquerade party.
The first wedding was performed in the White House. Mrs. Lucy Payne Washington, sister-in-law of President James Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Dodd.
Edwin Drake, drilled first productive oil well in US born
"He withdrew after he had given everything to his fellow man and received nothing in return." A friend of Beethoven said that, in the eulogy at the composer's grave.
Robert Schumann graduated from college with a degree in law.
Victorious forces led by General Winfield Scott occupied the city of Vera Cruz after Mexican defenders capitulated.
Niagara Falls stops flowing -- for 1 day -- because of an ice jam
The British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the Dominion of Canada.
Baseball star Cy Young was born, paid $60 per month at age 23, Young would warm up in the outfield by throwing the ball against a wooden fence -- he threw with such velocity that he splintered some of the boards.
The Knights of Columbus was chartered in Connecticut. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, fraternal service, family organization of almost 6 million members.
The first batch of Coca Cola was brewed over a fire in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. John Pemberton created the concoction as a "hangover" cure and a stomach ache/headache remedy. Cocaine was an ingredient until 1904.
Seven newspapers joined together to distribute the first newspaper rotogravure section. (The first picture section was developed.)
Former US Senator Eugene McCarthy born
Man o' War, the famous American race horse was foaled.
Entertainer Pearl Bailey was born. Bailey received a Tony Award in 1968 for "Hello Dolly." born
Actress Eileen Heckart born
A vaudeville comedian made his radio debut, saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is Jack Benny talking. There will be a slight pause while you say, `Who cares?"'
The Polish composer Karol Szymanowski died in Switzerland. Szymanowski never achieved the kind of fame Rachmaninoff or even Moussorgsky knew in their lifetimes, but his music is still recorded today. It sounds something like Richard Strauss.
British Prime Minister John Major born
World War Two meat, butter and cheese rationing began.
Keyboardist-composer Vangelis born
Former pro basketball player Walt Frazier born
Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) born
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "The King and I," based on Margaret Langdon's novel "Anna and the King of Siam," opened at New York's St. James Theatre for 1,246 performances.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. (They were executed in June 1953.)
Karen Ann Quinlan born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her parents went to the U.S. Supreme Court before getting permission to turn off her life-support system. The case touched off much debate over the right to die.
Football Hall-of-Famer Earl Campbell born
Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas born
Actor Christopher Lambert born
Rock singer Perry Farrell(Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) born
23rd Amendment ratified, Presidential vote for District of Columbia.
Jack Paar hosted NBC's "Tonight" show for the final time.
Alfred Hitchcock's "The Bird's," opened. The film starred Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren and Jessica Tandy.
Model Elle MacPherson born
Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) born
The first nationwide strike in the 30-year history of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) began, lasting for 13 days.
Actress Lucy Lawless ("Xena - Warrior Princess") born
Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) born
Country singer Brady Seals born
Army Lieutenant William L. Calley Junior was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai (mee ly) massacre. (Calley ended up spending three years under house arrest.)
A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. (The sentences were later commuted.)
The last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.
Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University. (The guardsmen were later acquitted.)
Tennis player Jennifer Capriati born
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won the Academy Award for the best picture of 1975. Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Milos Forman won awards for best actor, best actress and best director for the film.
The oldest television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, switched from CBS, where it appeared for 30 years, to NBC.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was re-elected chairman of the right-wing Herut Party, the largest party in the Likud bloc governing Israel as part of a coalition.
Two top Justice Department officials resigned over Attorney General Edwin Meese's legal problems.
Senator Bob Dole ended his presidential candidacy.
Michael Dukakis won the Connecticut Democratic primary.
Leaders of the Assemblies of God ordered Rev. Jimmy Swaggart to stop preaching for at least a year because of "moral failure."
The movie "Rain Man" won Academy Awards for best picture, best director Barry Levinson and best actor Dustin Hoffman; Jodie Foster was named best actress for "The Accused."
President Bush, addressing the National Leadership Coalition on AIDS, declared his administration "on a wartime footing" against the disease, and called for compassion, not discrimination, toward those infected with the virus.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf publicly apologized to President Bush for questioning his judgment about calling a cease-fire in the Gulf War.
Political strategist Lee Atwater, who'd helped propel President Bush to his 1988 election victory, died at age 40 of complications resulting from a brain tumor.
Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowledged experimenting with marijuana "a time or two" while attending Oxford University, adding, "I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again."
"Unforgiven" won the Academy Award for best picture as well as best director for Clint Eastwood; Emma Thompson won best actress for "Howards End" and Al Pacino won best actor for "Scent of a Woman."
Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson resigned, capping a long-standing feud with team owner Jerry Jones.
Mexico's ruling party, the PRI, picked Ernesto Zedillo to be its new presidential candidate, replacing the assassinated Luis Donaldo Colosio.
The House of Representatives rejected, 227-204, a constitutional amendment placing term limits on lawmakers. (The rejected proposal would have limited terms to 12 in the House and Senate.)
Congress passed, and President Clinton quickly signed, a 12th stopgap spending bill to avert a partial federal shutdown.
Vice President Gore concluded his tour of Asia, saying that talks in Beijing had created "new momentum" in relations between the US and China.
President Clinton entered Botswana's remote big-game country, where elephants outnumber people, for a two-day break from a grueling Africa trip.
Twenty-two people were killed when a Russian-made Antonov military plane crashed into a Peruvian shantytown outside the northern city of Piura.
The White House denied there was any obstruction of justice by President Clinton and his legal team as Paula Jones' lawyers allege in her sexual harassment suit against the president. The administration officials also dismissed as outrageous a hearsay account Clinton might have sexually assaulted a woman 20 years ago. That allegation was included in the court filing made by Jones' lawyers.
The Lady Vols of Tennessee won a third straight NCAA basketball championship, defeating Louisiana Tech 93-to-75
Legendary jazz singer Joe Williams died in Las Vegas at age 80.
NATO airstrikes against Yugoslavia continued for a sixth night.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 for the first time, at 10,006.78.
Connecticut beat top-ranked Duke, 77-to-74, for its first NCAA basketball championship.
President Clinton told a news conference he was appalled when he first learned his campaign had taken illegal foreign donations in 1996 -- contributions he called both wrong and unneeded.
A federal judge ruled that President Clinton "committed a criminal violation of the Privacy Act" by releasing personal letters to undermine the credibility of Kathleen Willey, one of his accusers.
James Kopp, the fugitive wanted in the 1998 slaying of Dr. Barnett Slepian, a Buffalo, N.Y., abortion provider, was captured in France. (Kopp is fighting extradition to the United States.)
A chartered jet crashed near Aspen, Colo., killing all 18 people aboard.
Pianist John Lewis, who masterminded the Modern Jazz Quartet, died in New York at age 80.
Britain's Howard-Flight controversy continues
Congressional dems visit to Iraq encourages support of Bush $81B "reconstruction" plan
Israeli parliament rejects disengagement referendum
Australians more concerned by global warming than terrorism, says Lowy report
Upper house of former Kyrgyz parliament steps down, Bakiyev pledges to fight corruption
Sleepiness: A yawning chasm for working Americans
Japan asks "Where's the beef?"
Surgeons reattach boy's three severed limbs
US Transportation Security Administration "made inaccurate statements" about passenger privacy, says Department of Homeland Security report
Past Jackson abuse claims to be used in court
Lorry drops thirteen tonnes of fish in British town
American Christian TV evangelist Jerry Falwell hospitalized in critical condition
California State University, Chico fraternity suspended for making frat house porno flick
Canadian Football League to test Atlantic expansion with exhibition game
Laura Bush takes a quick trip to Afghanistan
Sudan preemptively rejects Security Council resolution on war crimes extradition
Cyclone Glenda intensifies to category 5 storm
Australian House of Representatives acknowledges Cyclone Larry efforts
UK public sector workers strike over pension rights
Blair challenges New Zealand to fight against global warming
Search for body fails on New Zealand's Raoul island
Jian Seng ghost ship affair brings criticism of Australian government
Darfur declares Swedish Foreign Minister unwelcome
UN Security Council calls on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment
New Zealand declares 2007 switch of energy efficiency strategy
U.S.A. researchers report plagiarism in Putin's dissertation
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates - energy prices could affect inflation
Iran Foreign Minister: Britain must admit to trespassing before soldiers are released
Iran 'suspends' releasing British soldiers; Shots fired near Iranian Consul in Basra, Iraq
Cricket World Cup: West Indies vs New Zealand
Proposed U.S. legislation seeks to push China to raise the value of yuan
Body of alumnus found at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
British pop star Leona Lewis breaks US Billboard records
National Hockey League news: March 29, 2008
Businesses and individuals worldwide turn lights off as part of Earth Hour 2008
U.S. launches airstrikes against Basra militants
New bridge lowered into position as East London line extension work progresses
Around 240 Chilean protesters detained after anti-government demonstration
Huge interest takes Wikileaks offline
Utah legalizes homebrewing
Canadian neighbourhood protected from bully for three years
Space Shuttle Discovery lands in Florida
Radioactive part mistakenly sold, melted with scrap metal in China
Robber holds retired NYC police officer at gunpoint during convention
Spanish court considering torture criminal case against former U.S. officials
Stadium disaster claims lives at football World Cup qualifier match in Ivory Coast
Helicopter crash in Turkey kills six
'Recession gardens' replace victory gardens
Volcano near Anchorage, Alaska erupts, airport closed
New Jersey officials: Stimulus bill hurting Atlantic City casinos
Russia removes two timezones
Explosion at Yemen weapons factory kills dozens
British music royalties suffer first ever decrease
New York City disputes 2010 Census
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs may work for Facebook
George Clooney to be defence witness in Berlusconi sex case
Cardenal Caro Province governor: Pichilemu Municipality to leave 107 families homeless
Sandra Fluke, Chelsea Clinton, Christine Quinn on women in politics
Pope Benedict visits Cuba urging openness, religious freedom
Soyuz TMA-08M launches to International Space Station, arrives in record time
Outer Hebrides collision kills postman