Abd al-Rahman proclaimed Emir of Cordoba
Henry II, the last Saxon ruler of Germany, was crowned king of Lombardy following the defeat of Arduin of Ivrea. The city of Pavia rioted at the news.
John "Lackland", King of England, submits to the Pope
Hexham (Final victory of York over Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses in England)
Ottaviano Petrucci of Venice founded the first modern-style music publishing house. By producing the first book of music made from movable type.
Charles V gives Saxony to Maurice (of Saxony)
The Bishops of England summoned to take the Oath of Supremacy
Mary, Queen of Scots, married James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh just three months after the assassination of her former husband, King Henry.
Murder of Dimitri Ivanovitch, son of Czar Ivan IV
Cape Cod was discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold.
Johannes Kepler discovers his harmonics law
James Puckle, a London lawyer, patented the world's first machine gun.
King George III escaped assassination twice. Once a bullet meant for him killed another man, and another time when he went to the theater two bullets missed his head. Unshaken, he told the performers to continue ... and later fell asleep.
Daniel O'Connell, Irish Catholic leader known as "The Liberator," died in Italy. By his win in an 1828 election in County Clare, he forced the British government to accept Roman Catholics in parliament.
American newspaperman and author Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York. His most famous book is "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". born
Alexander Borodin won his doctorate in chemistry. His dissertation was "On the Analogy of Arsenic with Phosphoric Acid."
Pierre Curie, French chemist and physicist. Together with his wife, Marie, he worked on magnetism and radioactivity. born
Giuseppe Garibaldi with 1,000 volunteers heavily defeated the superior Neapolitan army under General Landi at the Battle of Calatafimi.
The U.S. Agriculture Bureau became a separate entity by an act "to establish a Department of Agriculture."
Emily Dickinson, U.S. poet, died in Amherst, Massachusetts. She wrote at least 800 poems, all but five of which remained unpublished until after her death.
Actor Joseph Cotten. Notable in the films "Citizen Kane," "The Third Man" and "Portrait of Jennie." born
James Mason, British film actor, born. Among his best-known films were "Odd Man Out," "The Desert Fox" and "Lolita." born
Actress Constance Cummings born
Novelist and critic Max Frisch. Frisch was one of Europe's leading post-World War II literary figures. born
The Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
In Italy, Austrian troops took Asiago during an attack on the Italian front along the Trentino.
Country singer Eddy Arnold born
The first regular Air Mail service was established from Washington, D.C., to New York City.
Igor Stravinsky, famous, successful and acclaimed for "Firebird" and "Rite of Spring", left that composing style behind on this day, when "Pulcinella" premiered in Paris. Based on melodies by Baroque composers, "Pulcinella" had sharp lines and witty orchestration.
Photographer Richard Avedon born
Playwright Anthony Shaffer ("Sleuth") born
Playwright Peter Shaffer ("Equus;" "Amadeus") born
The New York Rangers became the newest franchise to be awarded by the National Hockey League. Two years later, the Rangers won their first Stanley Cup.
The Australian Flying Doctor service was inaugurated by Dr. Vincent Welsh at Australian Inland Mission, Cloncurry, Queensland.
Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight between San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Karlis Ulmanis seized dictatorial power in a coup in Latvia.
Playwright Paul Zindel born
Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti born
Amy Johnson arrived in Croydon, England, after a record-breaking return flight from South Africa taking just four days, 16 hours.
Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy born
Actress Anna Maria Alberghetti born
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright born
Nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States.
Actress-singer Lainie Kazan born
The Dutch army surrendered to Nazi Germany.
Joe DiMaggio began his record 56-game hitting streak by singling off Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Smith in a game played at Yankee Stadium. (Yankees lost 13-1.)
Britain's first jet-propelled aircraft, the Gloster-Whittle E.28/39, flew for the first time.
Country singer K.T. Oslin born
Gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles.
Hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
Singer-songwriter Brian Eno born
Actor Chazz Palminteri born
Baseball player George Brett born
World heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano, collected his 44th pro boxing victory, knocking out former champ, Jersey Joe Walcott, at Chicago Stadium in two minutes, 25 seconds of the first round.
The Vienna Treaty, signed by Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union, restored Austria's independence.
Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific.
After five years on "Wagon Train," Robert Horton let his contract expire and left the popular television series. Robert Fuller replaced Horton as the trail scout who rode with wagon master, Chris Hale.
US astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard "Faith Seven" on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program.
Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigned amid a controversy over his past legal fees.
Singer-rapper Prince Be (PM Dawn) born
President Nixon appointed America's first two female generals: Colonels Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays.
Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police opened fire during student protests.
Actor David Charvet ("Melrose Place") born
George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer and left paralyzed while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Laurel, Maryland.
Rock musician Ahmet Zappa born
Olymic gold-medal gymnast Amy Chow born
Sir Robert Menzies, long-serving Australian prime minister, died. He was Liberal prime minister from 1939 to 1941 and then from 1949 to 1966.
Israel and Jordan reached agreement on the text of a U.S.-sponsored accord under which Israel would withdraw its troops from Lebanon as soon as Syria and the PLO agreed to withdraw their forces.
President Reagan hosted a formal welcoming ceremony at the White House for Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid before the two leaders began discussions on Central America and other issues.
Searchers on Oregon's Mount Hood found two teen-age survivors of a hiking expedition that became trapped in a whiteout blizzard. Nine other climbers died.
President Reagan told a gathering of out-of-town reporters at the White House he did not consider himself "mortally wounded" by the Iran-Contra affair. (The president got to relive his radio-announcer days when he complied with a reporter's request to read a promo for Nashville station WSM.)
Rita Hayworth, American film actress and dancer, died. Best known for her roles in "Blood and Sand" and "Gilda."
The Soviet Union began the process of withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, more than eight years after Soviet forces had entered the country.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrived in Beijing for the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, a visit overshadowed by pro-democracy demonstrations led by Chinese students.
Congressional leaders and Bush administration officials began a bipartisan summit on the fiscal 1991 budget and its deficit.
"Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $82.5 million at Christies in New York smashing the previous world record for price paid of $53.9 million.
President Bush took Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics. She left after two innings; the A's won, 6-3.
Edith Cresson, a Socialist and former trade minister, became the first woman prime minister of France.
A judge in Los Angeles ordered police officer Laurence Powell retried on a charge of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King (however, the charge was eventually dropped).
Opposition Popular Front forces in Azerbaijan swept President Ayaz Mutalibov from power only a day after parliament reinstated him.
"Prairie Bayou" won the Preakness.
French police rescued six schoolgirls and a teacher after a 46-hour hostage drama at a Paris suburban school, shooting to death a man with 16 sticks of dynamite strapped to his body.
Bosnian Serbs began voting in a two-day referendum that overwhelmingly rejected a UN-backed peace plan.
Supreme Court nominee Stephen G. Breyer arrived in Washington to spend the night at the White House, while Republicans joined Democrats in predicting swift Senate confirmation.
Dow Corning Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing potentially astronomical expenses from liability lawsuits.
China conducted an underground nuclear test just days after it had agreed to an extension of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole announced he was leaving the Senate after 27 years to challenge President Clinton full-time.
Right-wing leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee became India's first Hindu nationalist prime minister after his Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the largest single party in a hung parliament.
Space shuttle "Atlantis" blasted off on a mission to deliver urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American astronaut to Russia's orbiting "Mir" station.
Attorney General Janet Reno requested the death penalty for Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski. (However, under an arrangement in which he admitted his guilt, Kaczynski later agreed to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Trapped in blazing shopping malls, hundreds of looters burned to death in rioting that laid smoking waste to Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin triumphed over his Communist foes, surviving an impeachment vote in the Russian parliament.
Charismatic won the Preakness, finishing 1 lengths ahead of Menifee.
George W. Bush proposed letting Americans invest Social Security taxes in the stock market, appealing for support from the millions of people who have thrived in a booming market. Presidential rival Al Gore condemned the idea as a dangerous gamble that would turn the solemn obligations of the 65-year-old retirement plan into "a system of winners and losers."
More than two decades after a study in rats prompted scientists to link saccharin to human cancer, the federal government dropped the artificial sweetener from its list of cancer-causing chemicals.
United Press International was sold to the parent company of The Washington Times.
By a five-to-four vote, the US Supreme Court threw out a key provision of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, saying that rape victims could not sue their attackers in federal court.
Jansa reelected President of Slovenian Democratic Party
Local elections held in Croatia
Uzbeks fleeing across border to seek refuge
Kahne takes Checkered Flag at Richmond
MPAA sues six BitTorrent sites linking to TV shows
Ethiopians vote amid opposition charges of fraud
Pilot gets six months for smuggling Chinese immigrants
Australian senator to oppose petrol deregulation
Satellite phone subsidy to be extended in Australia
Wave of attacks strike policemen in Brazil
Australian Mitchell Dean wins Honolulu Triathlon
Saddam Hussein's trial resumes, ex-Iraqi President formally charged
Michigan woman kidnapped in 1976 found alive in Arizona
Honolulu police shoot gunman in standoff
Mass evictions from Oakland's public housing
The Taj Mahal turning yellow due to pollution
US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30
Virgin Media investors want to discuss company's strategy
Immediate life insurance website launched, first in world
India's Assam state hit by fresh violence
Televangelist Jerry Falwell dies at age 73
PayPal receives banking licence
Pakistan: Explosion rocks provincial town
Microsoft claims 235 patent breaches by open source software
Penguin swims ashore in Peru
Newcastle United appoint Sam Allardyce
Creator of G.I. Joe action figure to create a line of Bible-themed toys
Japanese boy brings severed head of his mother to police station
Former judge calls for Cherie Blair's resignation
Russia launches Progress spacecraft to resupply Space Station
Child virus outbreak reaches Beijing
Finnair negotiating possible partnership with major Indian airlines
University hosting panel continues discussion on Wikipedia ethics without Wikimedia
British Columbia helicopter crash kills 4
Clinton wins West Virginia Democratic primary
Sri Lankan president promises to end war in 48 hours
After uncertain day of Eurovision rehearsals, EBU will place sanctions on Spain and RTVE
Mexico presents first population-wide genome map for a Latin country
ESA launches Herschel Space Observatory and Planck Satellite
U.S. automaker GM plans to close 1,100 dealerships
UK PM Cameron and Scottish First Minister Salmond meet in Edinburgh
European airline Ryanair fined over ash-triggered flight cancellations
Australian rules football: Leongatha upset Traralgon in round six of Gippsland Football League season
Google mistakenly collects private data from Wi-Fi networks
IMF approves US$1.13 billion loan to Pakistan
VI Congress of Mayors and Councilors of the O'Higgins Region takes place in Pichilemu, Chile
California governor Schwarzenegger presents new budget plan
Spanish judge suspended over abuse of power charges
Jessica Watson becomes youngest solo sailor to sail the world
Colegio Preciosa Sangre, Pichilemu, amidst other Chilean schools celebrate Student's Day
Solar-powered airplane makes first international flight
Azerbaijan win Eurovision Song Contest
IMF head remains in New York prison; charged over alleged hotel sex attack