Death of Alexander the Great - death came at the end of a two-day feast.
Death of "The Venerable" Bede
Death of St. Gregory VII, Pope, to the immense relief of Emperor Henry IV
Alfonso VI, King of Leon, takes Toledo
Glastonbury Abbey, England, destroyed by fire
Death of Pope Alexander IV
Edward Bruce invades Ireland
The Venice movable type publisher Ottaviano Petrucci, having produced movable type for printing music, applied for what today we would call the patent.
Columbus discovered Martinique
Death of Henry II, King of Navarre
First Protestant synod in France meets in Paris
Founding of Barinas, Venezuela
Election of Stephen Bathory as Prince of Transylvania
Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley converse with spirits
Hanging of Montrose, in Edinburgh
The first regular session of the Constitutional Convention was held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia after enough delegates had shown up for a quorum.
Father Stephen Theodore Badin became the first Roman Catholic priest to be ordained in the United States, in a ceremony in Baltimore.
Argentina began its revolt against Spain.
The first telegraphed news dispatch, sent from Washington DC to Baltimore, appeared in the Baltimore "Patriot."
Stuart Perry of New York City patented the gasoline engine.
The grand opera house in Vienna was opened. The emperor Franz Joseph made a low-key criticism of its forbidding appearance not a serious or heartfelt attack, just a mild jab only to have one architect collapse of a heart attack and another commit suicide.
Igor Sikorsky, developer of a working helicopter, born
Playwright Oscar Wilde was convicted of a morals charge in London; he was sentenced to prison. "The Ballad of Reading Gaul," was inspired by the time he spent in prison.
James P. Lee first published "Gold in America -- A Practical Manual." It is said to be the first book about regular folks finding gold.
Lyricist Hal David .He and Burt Bacharach wrote dozens of hits together born
Actress Jeanne Crain born
Miles Davis, trumpeter, pioneered cool jazz. His biggest LP "Bitches Brew." born
Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis born
The "Movietone News" was shown for the first time at the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City. Charles Lindbergh's epic flight aboard the "Spirit of St. Louis" was featured.
Henry Ford stops producing the Model T car and begins production of the Model A.
Spy novelist Robert Ludlum born
Opera singer Beverly Sills born
Former White House news secretary Ron Nessen born
Pittsburgh, Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves played the final game of his career and scored his 714th and final home run. The record stood for 39 years.
At the Big Ten conference championships held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jesse Owens, who had been sick the previous day, ran the 100-yard dash in 9.4 seconds to tie the world's record.
Country singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall born
Actress Dixie Carter born
Singer Leslie Uggams born
Movie director and Muppeteer Frank Oz (voice of Miss Piggy) born
Transjordan (now Jordan) became a kingdom as it proclaimed its new monarch, King Abdullah Ibn Ul-Hussein.
Actress Karen Valentine born
Country singer Jessi Colter born
Rock singer Klaus Meine (The Scorpions) born
Actress Patti D'Arbanville born
Actress Connie Selleca born
Rock singer-musician Paul Weller born
President Kennedy asked the nation to work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
Actor-comedian Mike Myers born
The Organization of African Unity was founded, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
In a heavyweight fight in Lewistin, Maine, Cassius Clay knocked out challenger Sonny Liston in one minute and 56 seconds of the first round.
The Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, was dedicated.
The motion picture "Midnight Cowboy," starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, opened in New York.
Actor Justin Henry ("Kramer vs. Kramer") born
Rapper Dat Nigga Daz born
Singer Lauryn Hill (The Fugees) born
275 people died in America's worst domestic air disaster when an American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare airport.
Daredevil Daniel Goodwin, wearing a "Spiderman" costume, scaled the outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours.
The Return of the Jedi, the third installment of George Lucas' Star Wars movie trilogy, opened nationwide. The movie topped all previous opening day box office records with a gross of $6,219,629.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Albert Schaufelberger, a U.S. military attach in San Salvador, was slain by the guerrilla group FMLN.
CIA Director William Casey dismissed as "politically motivated" a House subcommittee report that he had obtained briefing materials from President Carter's 1980 re-election campaign.
The Detroit Tigers tied the 1916 New York Giants as they won their 17th road game, beating the California Angels 5-1. That game broke the American League mark of 16 held by the Washington Senators from 1912.
More than 11,000 people were killed as a hurricane and tidal wave devastated Bangladesh.
CBS Radio began network baseball coverage for the first time in 25 years as Brent Musberger called the play-by-play for the Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets game.
5 to 7 million people formed a broken 4000-mile human chain from Los Angeles to New York in Hands Across America, to benefit the nation's homeless. The event raised $24.5 million.
A jury in New York acquitted former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan and seven other construction executives of fraud and grand larceny.
President Reagan departed the White House on a trip to the Soviet Union and a superpower summit with Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
The Calgary Flames won their first Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens in game six of their championship series by a score of 4-to-2.
A congressional report cast doubts on the U.S. Navy's official finding that a troubled sailor probably had caused the blast that killed 47 servicemen aboard the battleship USS Iowa
Foreigners fled the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa as rebels closed in on the city. Israel completed Operation Solomon, which had evacuated 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to their promised land.
Career US diplomat Philip Habib died in Puligny-Montrachet, France, at age 72.
Jay Leno made his debut as permanent host of NBC's The Tonight Show succeeding Johnny Carson.
The White House announced it was putting five fired employees of its travel office on paid leave as it investigated accusations of financial mismanagement.
The Boston Pops backed up James Taylor in a concert to be videotaped for later broadcast. The program included the title music from the move Jurassic Park
The U.N. Security Council lifted a 10-year-old ban on weapons exports from South Africa, scrapping the last of its apartheid-era embargoes.
NATO warplanes struck Bosnian Serb headquarters. (Serbs answered with swift defiance, storming U.N. weapons depots, attacking safe areas and taking peacekeepers as hostages.)
President Clinton, honoring the men and women who died in military service, used his weekly radio address to defend America's global military role, saying it "is making our people safer and the world more secure."
In the first round of parliamentary elections, French voters gave the leftist opposition the biggest share of votes in a surprising setback for President Jacques Chirac's conservatives.
Senator Strom Thurmond (Republican, South Carolina) became the longest-serving senator in US history, marking 41 years and ten months of service.
Leaders in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and its breakaway province of Abkhazia agreed to a cease-fire after a week
Indonesia's new president, B.J. Habibie, promised to hold elections.
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr decided against re-prosecuting Whitewater figure Susan McDougal and Julie Hiatt Steele, a witness in the Monica Lewinsky investigation, after both their trials ended with hung juries.
The government proposed a rating system telling consumers how prone vehicles are to rolling over.
Iranian state radio announced that former President Hashemi Rafsanjani had resigned from the incoming parliament, depriving hard-liners of a leading figure in the power struggle between conservatives and reformists.
London's Millennium Dome to become a concert arena
First pipeline opens from Caspian Sea
Amnesty International calls for Guantanamo shutdown
Controversial Judge Priscilla Owen approved for seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court
Bird flu may infect 20 percent of world's population, kill millions
Pakistani immigrant convicted of N.Y. subway plot
Indo-Pakistan talks on Siachen end in deadlock
Fighting in Dili continues ahead of multinational deployment
U.S. appeals court upholds Honolulu aerial ad ban
Howard's revival of nuclear debate "surprising": Political expert
Australian Government under pressure to reveal nuclear sites
Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling found guilty
Family narrowly escapes fiery death in Christchurch, New Zealand
Taylor Hicks crowned American Idol winner
Appeals Court asked for quick decision in California High School Exit Exam case
Malaysian culture minister pans documentary
Trains grind to a halt in Northeast US
Zogby poll finds 45% want new 9/11 investigation
Man attempts to bring 700 snakes onto a plane
Ostankino Tower catches fire in Moscow
Protesters turn their backs on Australian PM
New environmental housing regulations for Western Australia
US President Bush nominates new surgeon general
Pentagon report reflects concerns over China's increased military
Illinois law means end to horse slaughter in US
McDonald's petitions Oxford English Dictionary to remove the word McJob
Bird defecates on Bush in front of reporters
Exclusive interview with New Zealand republican, Lewis Holden
South Africa's largest weekly newspaper wants President Mbeki to resign
Former vice president of Democratic Republic of Congo arrested on charges of war crimes
2007/08 UEFA Women's Cup: FFC Frankfurt vs. UmeÃ¥ IK
Major League Soccer: Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
Eleven days later, a survivor pulled from rubble after Chinese earthquake
Dima Bilan wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Russia
French fry 'king' J. R. Simplot dies at age 99
Missiles fly out of control during air base fire in Russia
Boeing 747 cargo plane breaks in two after failed takeoff at Brussels Airport
Trial against Church of Scientology begins in France
North Korea conducts test of nuclear weapon
Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills at least 17
6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Acre, Brazil
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray found dead in hotel room at age 38
Washington politician Dino Rossi to announce US Senate bid
Ukrainian basketball player Alexander Belostenny dies at age 51
Musician David Byrne sues Florida governor over campaign song
Oil spilled after ships collide in Singapore
Expedition 27 crew successfully returns to Earth
NATO intensifies attack on Libya
Rugby union: Noosa thrash Caloundra in Caloundra