Death of Pope St. John I, in prison
Coronation of Louis II as Holy Roman Emperor
Marriage of Henry II, King of England, to Eleanor of Aquitane
Fall of Antioch to Baibars, Sultan of Egypt
Fall of Acre to the Mameluks; Death of William de Beaujeu, 21st Master of the Templars
Pope Clement V excommunicates Robert I, "the Bruce," King of Scots
Robert I, "the Bruce," lands on the Isle of Man
Death of King Rupert of Germany
Marriage of Francis I, King of France, to Claude
Death of St. Felix of Cantalice
Christopher Marlowe summoned on charges of atheism
The composer Johann Jakob Frohberger born
1st accredited colonial election in America - John Winthrop is chosen Governor of Massachusetts
The Canadian city of Montreal was founded.
Anne, Queen of France, granted absolute powers as Regent
English Royal Warrant authorizes medals of King Charles I
Rhode Island prohibits holding blacks or whites in slavery for more than 10 years - 1st American law regulating slavery
The first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, was appointed.
The French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.
Oliver Heaviside, physicist who predicted the existance of the ionosphere, used to reflect radio waves. born
Abraham Lincoln was nominated for president by the Republican Party at its convention in Chicago.
German architect Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus born
The Supreme Court endorsed the concept of "separate but equal" racial segregation with its "Plessy versus Ferguson" decision.
A public reading of Bram Stoker's new novel, "Dracula, or, The Un-dead," was staged at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in London, an event that roughly coincided with the book's publication.
Film director Frank Capra in Palermo, Sicily. He was the first to win three Best Director Oscars. Capra said his favorite of the films he made was, "It's a Wonderful Life." born
Isaac Albeniz died in the French Pyrenees, he was 48. Just a few days before Albeniz had been awarded the Legion of Honor. Albeniz composed four books of piano music called "Iberia."
Halley's Comet, as seen from Earth, moved across the sun.
Gustav Mahler died like Beethoven, in Vienna and in the middle of a thunderstorm. Mahler was 50; he had suffered from heart disease. His last word: "Mozart."
Movie director Richard Brooks born
The "Mariner" became the first steamboat with cargo to pass through the Panama Canal.
Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla born
Sportscaster Jack Whitaker born
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, California; she reappeared a month later, claiming to have been kidnapped.
Actor Pernell Roberts born
The Tennessee Valley Authority was created. It's purpose was to control Tennessee River floods, institute a reforestation program on lands in the valley and provide rural electrification. The TVA serves seven states.
Congress approved the so-called "Lindbergh Act," which called for the death penalty in cases of interstate kidnapping.
Actor and television executive Dwayne Hickman born
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson born
Bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) born
During World War II, Allied forces finally occupied Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle that claimed about 20,000 lives.
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson born
Actress Candice Azzara ("Caroline in the City") born
Country singer Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) born
Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) born
Actor James Stephens born
The United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, New York, for its permanent home in Manhattan.
Country singer George Strait born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Butch Tavares (Tavares) born
Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a North American F-86 Canadair over Rogers Dry Lake : California.
Rock singer-musician Page Hamilton (Helmet) born
Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe through the Tulips" was released. An eventual top twenty hit, "Tiptoe" was a remake of a number one hit for Nick Lucas in 1929.
Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan Young blasted off aboard "Apollo Ten."
Rhythm-and-blues singer Darryl Allen (Mista) born
The 9,677-foot Mt. St. Helens volcano in Washington state, quiet for 93 years, exploded. The volcanic blast was five hundred times more powerful than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Steam and ash erupted more than eleven miles into the sky and darkened skies in a 160-mile radius. Forest fires erupted around the volcano and burned out of control. The eruption, and those that followed, left some sixty-seven dead. The blast took 1,300 feet off the top of the mountain and left 57 people dead or missing.
In the South Korean city of Kwangju, townspeople and students began a nine-day uprising that was finally put down by troops.
Owen Bieber was elected president of the United Auto Workers union, succeeding Douglas A. Fraser.
The U.S. Senate approved, 76-18, a major revision of the nation's immigration laws that would give millions of illegal aliens already in the United States the opportunity to gain legal status under an amnesty program.
A small growth was discovered in President Reagan's colon, but a White House spokesman said an examination showed the polyp was benign, and it was not removed.
Florida Gov. Bob Graham declared a state of emergency in the wake of devastating brushfires.
"Tank's Prospect" won the Preakness Stakes.
Dr. Robert Gale, a bone-marrow specialist who went to the Soviet Union following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, told reporters in Los Angeles that as many as 100,000 Soviets would suffer long-term radiation effects.
Senator Paul Simon of Illinois entered the Democratic presidential race.
A cheering crowd in the Soviet town of Termez greeted the first Soviet soldiers to cross the border in the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded his historic visit to China, which officially marked the end of a 30-year Sino-Soviet rift.
East and West Germany signed a treaty for economic, monetary and social union. West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said the pact marked the "birth of a free and unified Germany."
In the face of heated student protests, the trustees of all-women Mills College in Oakland, California, voted to rescind their earlier decision to admit men.
Helen Sharman became the first Briton to rocket into space as she flew aboard a Soviet "Soyuz" spacecraft.
Hansel won the 116th running of the Preakness Stakes.
The Supreme Court ruled that states may not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs while on trial unless a good reason is shown to require the medication.
Actor Spencer Breslin ("Soul Man") born
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Muslim and Croat leaders agreed to try to impose a U.N.-backed peace plan in areas where they had been fighting (the Serbs had rejected the proposal).
Voters in Denmark ratified the European Community's treaty on closer economic and political union.
Israel's three decades of occupation in the Gaza Strip ended as Israeli troops completed their withdrawal and Palestinian authorities took over.
Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov was found dead at age 45.
Triumphant Republicans pushed a historic budget through the House that they said would bring an unprecedented $1.4 trillion in savings from federal budgets over the next seven years.
Actress Elizabeth Montgomery died in Los Angeles.
President Clinton, denying that he was weak on welfare reform, endorsed Wisconsin's welfare-to-work plan in his Saturday radio address.
Louis Quatorze won the Preakness.
President Clinton announced creation of a research center at the National Institutes of Health devoted to the goal of developing an AIDS vaccines within the next decade.
The 50th Cannes Film Festival awarded Golden Palms to Japanese director Shohei Imamura for "The Eel" and Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami for "The Taste of Cherry."
The Supreme Court, in a sweeping endorsement of broadcasters' free-speech rights and journalistic discretion, ruled that even public stations owned and run by states need not invite marginal candidates to political debates they sponsor.
The government filed a sweeping antitrust case against Microsoft Corporation.
Georgette Smith, a Florida woman left paralyzed from the neck down after being shot by her elderly mother, won the right to be taken off life support. (Smith died the next day, shortly after being taken off a ventilator; her mother, Shirley Egan, was later acquitted of attempted murder.)
Two Serb soldiers held as prisoners of war by the U.S. military were turned over to Yugoslav authorities.
Sante Kimes and Kenneth Kimes, mother-and-son grifters, were convicted in New York of murdering Irene Silverman in a plot to steal her elegant townhouse mansion. (The body of the 82-year-old millionaire widow has never been found.)
A pier supporting a new open-air bar collapsed and plunged into the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. Three people died, and 37 people - including eight rescue workers who were hurt while trying to pull victims from the debris-strewn water - were taken to hospitals.
Actor Tony Randall dies in New York city.
Tropical Storm Adrian forms in Eastern Pacific, threatens Central America
Tense panel discussion on Srebrenica held in Belgrade
VISA opens regional office in Bucharest
Traffic to be restricted on Romanian National Road 66
Air France to launch new daily flight from Paris to Bucharest
Results of British Columbia, Canada General Election
Cuba to embrace free software
Romanian parliament ratifies EU accession treaty
Landless Workers Movement marches to Brasilia in protest
Kuwait parliament gives women the vote
Birds attack people in Houston
Live grenade thrown at George Bush in Georgia
Uzbek rebel leader on horseback wants an Islamic state
Former Pasqua aide claims Iraq intended to reward Charles Pasqua, denies having received oil
Australian opposition expected to release workplace plan
FBI searching Michigan farm for clues in disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa
Australian rugby league club to have extra police at all NSW games
Nepal Parliament passes resolution to curb King's power
NZ Finance Minister introduces budget
Cholera outbreak hits Angola
Dee Caffari on last stretch of round-the-world sailing challenge
Nelson, NZ, man trying to sell leg online
Indian markets plummet: Sensex loses 826 points, Nifty down 246
Canada extends Afghanistan military role for two more years
Record typhoon Chanchu batters south China
New Italian government proposes withdrawal of troops from Iraq
700 new forms of life discovered in Antarctic sea
Microsoft buys online ad firm Aquantive for $6 billion
British adventurer flies powered paraglider over Everest
Norton AntiVirus cripples thousands of PCs in China
War spending bill rejected by White House
Taiwan Tourism Exposition to encourage tourism industry after Sichuan earthquake
Airliner hijacker found working for British Airways
Chinese quake death toll nears 32,500, as a major aftershock occurs and mourning begins
At least 728 rescued from burning Indonesian ferry
1,000 arrested in Iraq in crackdown against al-Qaeda
HIV-positive man receives 35 years for spitting on Dallas police officer
YODEX: The first-ever "Wow! Taiwan Design Competition" announced
13,000 people participate in Bristol running event
British House of Commons' Speaker addresses Parliament ahead of vote of no confidence
As the Eurovision entrants return home, the home crowds weigh in
Court rules teen must take chemotherapy
Taiwanese hold rally against government
EU budget chief claims win in Lithuanian presidential elections
Key town captured by Islamist Somali militants
Afghanistan: Suicide attackers kill several people in Kabul
French teacher returns home after being held in Iran for ten months
Twelve people dead after blast in north-west Pakistan
Australian rules football: Interview with Andy Thissling, statistician for the Traralgon Football Club senior side
Shriver speaks out over Schwarzeneggerâs affair and love child
Space Shuttle Endeavour launches for final time
Former Louisiana Tech University President F. Jay Taylor dies aged 87
Dominique Strauss-Kahn refused bail after appearance in New York court
Elizabeth II begins state visit to Ireland amid protests, security fears
Non-sponsors' logos plastered by peeved Paralympians
Expedition 31 crew members arrive at International Space Station
Disco diva Donna Summer dies at 63
Kangaroo injures Australian politician