England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry the Eighth to Anne Boleyn valid.
Leopold Mozart died. Already eclipsed by his famous son, Leopold Mozart sank into nearly complete obscurity except in his role as Wolfgang's dad until recent years, when one of his horn concertos re-entered the repertory.
Congress empowered President John Adams to recruit an American army of 10,000 volunteers.
The first black regiment from the North left Boston to fight in the Civil War.
Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe born
The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," a failure at its premiere, was sung anew after revisions and was a huge success.
British novelist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond born
Gyorgy Ligeti was born in Transylvania. born
Actress Carroll Baker born
Actor John Karlen ("Cagney and Lacey") born
The Dionne quintuplets -- Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne -- were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada.
Canada's Dionne quintuplets, three of whom survive - Annette, Cecile and Yvonne born
President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.
Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
Basketball executive Jerry West born
During World War Two, the Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces.
Singer Gladys Knight born
Country singer Gary Stewart born
Actress-director Sondra Locke born
Actress Beth Howland born
The National League gave its approval for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Actor Brandon Cruz (TV series "The Courtship of Eddie's Father") born
Singer Kylie Minogue born
Actor Glenn Quinn ("Angel") born
The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the English throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, died in Paris at age 77.
165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky.
President Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.
David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers (he was freed 17 months later).
Actor Joseph Cross ("Jack Frost") born
Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, stunned the world as he landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.
Syrian troops moved into southern Beirut to end 22 days of fighting between rival Shiite Moslem militias.
Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil won the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein opened a two-day Arab League summit in Baghdad with a keynote address in which he said if Israel were to deploy nuclear or chemical weapons against Arabs, Iraq would respond with "weapons of mass destruction."
NATO agreed to reorganize its forces in Europe, with a 50-percent cut in U.S. troops in Europe.
Ethiopian rebels seized control of the capital of Addis Ababa, a week after the country's longtime Marxist ruler, Mengistu Haile Mariam, resigned his post and fled.
The United States offered nine million dollars in aid to victims of the fighting in former Yugoslavia.
The House of Representatives voted to lift the government's ban on using aborted fetuses for tissue transplantation research, but the tally fell short of a veto-proof majority.
Palestine Liberation Organization officials announced that Yasser Arafat had named himself interior minister of the autonomous zones as part of an interim government; 14 other prominent Palestinians, mostly Arafat allies, were appointed to other positions.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 devastated the Russian town of Neftegorsk, killing at least 2,000 people.
Bosnia's foreign minister and three colleagues were killed when rebel Serbs shot down their helicopter.
President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.
In Denver, Timothy McVeigh's attorneys rested their case in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
President Clinton paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan with a speech in the Netherlands in which he urged today's leaders to revive economies in the former Soviet bloc.
Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts of its own, raising fears of a nuclear arms race.
Comic actor Phil Hartman of "Saturday Night Live" and "NewsRadio" fame was shot to death at his home in Encino, California, by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.
California astronomer Susan Terebey announced she had photographed what may be a planet some 450 light years from Earth.
Russia's Balkan envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin, met with Slobodan Milosevic for nine hours, declaring the Yugoslav president key to a Kosovo peace plan despite complications caused by his indictment for war crimes.
Juan Montoya won the 84th Indianapolis 500, becoming the first rookie champion since Graham Hill in 1966.
President Alberto Fujimori of Peru won a lopsided re-election victory in a runoff vote that had been boycotted by his opponent.
Mothers, teachers concerned about leukemia deaths at California elementary school
Low fares airline, Ryanair celebrates twenty years in business
Actor Eddie Albert Dies at Age 99
Queensland Liberal and National parties move towards becoming a single party
Activists in Tunisia thrashed by police
Two boys dead after their father throws them off hotel balcony
Oilers make it to Cup final
More earthquakes shake the South Pacific
Israeli Air Force attacks militant bases in Lebanon
Interview with LibriVox founder Hugh McGuire
Student faces expulsion over blog post
Keep your eyes peeled for cosmic debris: Andrew Westphal about Stardust@home
Authorities detonate bomb left on doorstep in Florida
Japanese cabinet member commits suicide
Derby promoted after 1-0 win over WBA in Championship playoff final
Four killed, dozens injured in southern Thailand bombings
Two teenagers charged over shooting of student at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, Toronto
Islamic cleric tries to bypass gender segregation
US Airspace violation raises Turkey regional tensions
Fire at American Broadcasting Company's New York studios
New Nazi victims' monument opens in Berlin
International ban on cluster bombs "very close" says British Prime Minister
New Jersey court rules Spanish citizens can sue over ship asbestos
IE8 Beta 2 will be released soon
Bob Barr wins the Libertarian Party presidential nomination
Florida teacher lets students vote to remove child from class
Toilet on International Space Station breaks
FLDS couple reunited with child, Texas fear families will flee justice
UK submarine hits rocks in Red Sea
Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix
Bankruptcy for U.S. automaker GM becomes almost certain after bondholder offers fail
Over a dozen killed in suicide bombing in Iran
Australia names squad for remaining 2010 football World Cup qualifiers
Soyuz TMA-15 launches crew to International Space Station
Ontario investigators search for the body of Victoria Stafford
Israel's Knesset considers 'loyalty' law
NCAA Basketball: University of Connecticut cited for eight major rules violations
US actor Gary Coleman dies aged 42
US Representative Joe Sestak allegedly offered job by Obama to stay out of Senate election
Suspected serial killer appears in British court
At least 65 dead after train derailment in West Bengal, India
California Senate prohibits sports drinks in public schools
UK Conservative party wins last seat in general election
Foxconn under pressure after tenth employee suicide this year
Experimental aircraft breaks record for hypersonic flight
US military to withdraw military trainers from Pakistan
Paraguayan ambassador to Chile visits Pichilemu hacienda after 'slavery' controversy
Ratko MladiÄ arrested for war crimes
Water main bursts in west Edinburgh; traffic, utilities disrupted