Death of St. Helena for the Cross of Christ at Jerusalem
Pope Gelasius asserts his spiritual power is superior to the temporal power of the Emperor
Death of St. Theodosius of the Caves
Death of Bela IV, King of Hungary
John of Nottingham and Robert Marshall test their witchcraft murder plot on an image of Richard de Sowe
Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born
Election of Mathias I, King of Hungary, as King of Bohemia
Death of Sultan Muhammad II
5th Lateran Council (18th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
Lady Jean Gordon divorces her husband, Bothwell, for adultery
The French burn the Spanish fort of San Mateo, Florida
Thomas Turner, English poet, dies
2nd Civil War in France is ended by Treaty of Loudun
1st American law to regulate the practice of medicine passed in New York.
A bridge in Rowley, Massachusetts, was permitted to charge a toll for animals, while people crossed for free.
A liberal bill of rights reforming gentry-ruled Poland and setting up a constitutional monarchy, was signed by King Stanislaw Augustus. It was only the second written constitution in the world after the United States.
Washington DC was incorporated as a city, with the mayor appointed by the president, and the council elected by property owners.
The publication, "Elegant World," which came out in this month wrote: "A crass monster," the magazine said about a certain symphony. "A hideously writhing wounded dragon that refuses to expire." The work was Beethoven's Second Symphony
1st regular steam train passenger service starts.
Perfume maker Francois Coty born
The territories owned by the British South Africa Company south of Zambesi were given the name of Rhodesia.
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir born
Singer(crooner)-actor Bing Crosby (Harry Lillis) in Tacoma, Washington born
Fashion critic Mr. Blackwell born
Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse and two others were executed by the British for their roles in the Easter Rising.
Broadway librettist Betty Comden born
Folk singer Pete Seeger born
America's 1st passenger flight (New York-Atlantic City)
West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
Former boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson was middleweight champion 5 times and also welterweight champ. He retired in 1965 with a record 175-19-6 including 110 knockouts. born
A powerful tone poem premiered, Arthur Honegger's musical portrait of a steam locomotive, "Pacific 231." Honegger describes the locomotive, a large American engine used for long hauls, gathering steam, then gathering speed.
Composer-musician Jimmy Cleveland born
Country singer Dave Dudley born
Nellie T. Ross became the first female director of the US Mint.
Singer Englebert Humperdinck (Arnold Dorsey) born
Joe DiMaggio played his first major league game. He got 3 hits in the Yankees' 14-5 win over St. Louis. The "Yankee Clipper" was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1955.
Singer Frankie Valli born
Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "Gone With the Wind."
Jazz musician Rudy Jacobs (Rudolf) born
Jockey Eddie Arcaro rode "Whirl-A-Way to the winner's circle in the Kentucky Derby. He was on the way to racing's Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes).
Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to Thornton Wilder for his play "The Skin of Our Teeth" and Upton Sinclair for "Dragon's Teeth.""
Rock musician Pete Staples (The Troggs) born
US wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended.
During World War II, Japanese forces on Okinawa launched their only major counter-offensive, but failed to break the American lines.
Indian forces captured Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese.
Sports announcer Greg Gumbel born
Magician Doug Henning born
The US Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.
Singer Christopher Cross born
Rock musician Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon) born
Country musician Cactus Moser (Highway 101) born
Rock musician David Ball (Soft Cell) born
The play "The Fantasticks" opened at the Sullivan Playhouse in New York. It would become the longest-running off-Broadway play.
National Public Radio broadcast for the first time. National Public Radio was formed to educate, entertain and inform in ways that were not available elsewhere.
Anti-war protesters, calling themselves the "Mayday Tribe," began four days of demonstrations in Washington DC aimed at shutting down the nation's capital.
Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in ten years, with his "Wings Over America" tour. It opened in Ft. Worth, Texas.
"Sun Day" fell on a Wednesday as thousands of people extolling the virtues of solar energy held events across the country.
Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party won the British general election, making her the first woman prime minister of a major European nation.
After two years of debate, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter that condemned the first use of nuclear weapons and virtually ruled out their use for retaliation.
Pope John Paul II arrived in Seoul, South Korea, to begin a tour of Asia and the Pacific.
In Bonn, West Germany, leaders of the world's seven biggest industrial democracies praised the Reagan administration's approach in nuclear arms control talks with the Soviet Union.
Horse racing legend Bill Shoemaker became the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. "The Shoe" was atop Ferdinand for the win. It had been 32 years since Shoemaker's first Kentucky Derby victory in 1955.
In NASA's first post-"Challenger" launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff, forcing safety officers to destroy it by remote control.
"The Miami Herald," in its Sunday edition, said its reporters had observed a young woman spending "Friday night and most of Saturday" at a Washington DC townhouse belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart.
The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's activities, after a report about unflattering revelations in an about-to-be published memoir by former chief of staff Donald Regan.
Chinese leaders rejected students' demands for democratic reforms as some 100,000 students and workers marched in Beijing.
PLO leader Yasser Arafat, ending a two-day visit to France, said the PLO charter calling for the destruction of Israel had been "superseded" by a declaration urging peaceful coexistence of the Jewish state and a Palestinian state.
The federal government formally approved the use of the drug AZT to treat children infected with the AIDS virus.
Actress Jill Berard ("Hiller and Diller") born
Exxon Corporation and the state of Alaska withdrew from a $1 billion settlement of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (another settlement was reached later).
Author Jerzy Kosinski was found dead in his New York City apartment, he was 57.
The government reported the nation's civilian unemployment rate fell in April to six-point-six percent.
In Los Angeles, soldiers continued to patrol streets and guard fire-gutted and ransacked stores in the wake of rioting that erupted following the Rodney King-taped beating acquittals.
Hollywood song-and-dance man-turned-politician George Murphy died at age 89.
American sailor Terry M. Helvey confessed to stomping to death Allen Schindler, a homosexual shipmate, but told his court-martial in Yokosuka, Japan, that he was drunk and did not plan the killing (Helvey was sentenced to life in prison).
President Clinton presided over a televised forum from Atlanta, during which he denied suggestions he'd vacillated on foreign policy, but said global problems were more difficult than he'd imagined.
The government reported that its Index of Leading Economic Indicators dropped half a percentage point in March 1995, the biggest tumble in two years.
An international conference in Geneva ended 30 months of arduous negotiations over whether to ban land mines with a weak compromise treaty giving countries 9 years to switch to detectable, self-destructive devices.
A group of Texas separatists ended a weeklong standoff with authorities; however, two armed followers fled into the woods (one was killed, the other eventually captured).
World chess champion Garry Kasparov won the first game of his much-anticipated rematch with IBM's Deep Blue computer (however, Kasparov ended up losing the six-game match).
"Silver Charm" won the 123rd Kentucky Derby.
Space shuttle Columbia and its crew returned to Earth, ending two weeks of lab work that advanced brain research.
After a daylong squabble that had stretched past midnight, European leaders meeting in Brussels, Belgium, agreed on Wim Duisenberg of the Netherlands as the chief of the new European Central Bank, but with the proviso that he step down in 2002 to make way for Frenchman Jean-Claude Trichet.
"The Sevres Road," by 18-century landscape painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, was stolen from the Louvre.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 11,000, just 24 trading days after passing 10,000.
Tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas killed at least three dozen people.
Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi met with President Clinton at the White House during the first official U.S. visit by a Japanese premier in 12 years.
The trial of two alleged Libyan intelligence agents accused of blowing Pan Am Flight 103 out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 opened in the Netherlands. (Last January, one of the defendants, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, was convicted of murder; the other defendant, Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, was acquitted.)
The archbishop of New York, Cardinal John O'Connor, died at age 80.
'Family Guy' returns to US television, loses in ratings to 'Housewives'
Issues of World Press Freedom Day raised in U.N., Africa
Finger found in frozen custard by North Carolina man
Left-side driving part of a planned Findlay, Ohio interchange reconfiguration
Hungarian chemicals company wants to acquire Oltchim Romania
Franco-Belgian bank Dexia to extend into Southeastern Europe
Nine thousand Romanian miners to be laid off in 2006
Afghan opium harvest begins
Romanian officer injured while serving in Iraq
UK clothing firm to list on Icelandic Stock Exchange
UK Staffordshire South election postponed
UBS sees net income jump 15 percent
Time Warner loses personal data on 600,000 employees
K'nesset Member Natan Sharansky resigns from coalition government to protest planned Gaza withdrawl
World Press Freedom Day marked in Serbia and Montenegro
Canadian PM reaches an agreement with the New Democrat Party
Worst floods in 20 years for Georgia
B.C. elections debate fiery but not conclusive
New Zealand Government to unbundle local loop
BJP leader Pramod Mahajan dies in Mumbai
8.0 magnitude earthquake occurs near Tonga
Earl Woods, father of Tiger Woods, dies at age 74
Filmmaker releases trailer for open source feature film
Armenian president offers condolences over Black Sea air crash
Transit chaos in Bogota, Colombia
Communal tension erupts in Vadodara, India
French presidential candidates Royal and Sarkozy debate
Fixed election dates to become law in Canadian federal elections
Gay not an option on MySpace profiles
Britain's Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
Barack Obama receives protection from the Secret Service
Iraq says leader of the insurgent group Mujahideen Shura Council killed
Multifaith council commends Malaysian politician's comments on conversion to Islam
Olympic torch reaches Hong Kong
Fiery Egyptian tourist bus crash kills nine
Big Brown victorious in Kentucky Derby, runner-up Eight Belles breaks down
Executives from IT industry focus on 10-year anniversary of Microsoft Research Asia
Last Stauffenberg plotter dies at age 90
Police: Austrian children kept in dungeon were in 'oppressive' conditions
Hitler doll story found to be hoaxed
Tropical storm hits Philippines, 45,000 people displaced
Swine flu worldwide: update
Iran executes woman despite stay of execution
Protests in Greece over proposed budget cuts
Eurozone approves Greece bailout
5.9 magnitude earthquake in Pichilemu, Chile revives fears of new tragedy
Bangladesh storms kill at least 23
Australian rules football: Traralgon, Maffra two games clear on top of Gippsland Football League ladder
Chilean earthquakes in the O'Higgins Region: photoessay
Nepal Maoists begin strike to overthrow government
Oil company BP to pay for Gulf of Mexico spill
New ash flight bans ordered in Ireland
World leaders react to death of Osama bin Laden
Pakistani Taliban threaten revenge attack after bin Laden death; CIA says retaliation is likely
One confirmed dead after tornado hits Auckland, New Zealand
Obama responds to criticism over medical marijuana raids
President Obama renews his push to close Guantanamo detention facility