Petronius Maximus, Western Roman emperor, torn to pieces by Roman mob
Coronation of Sigsimund as Holy Roman Emperor
Manuel I, King of Portugal born
Meeting of Papal Legates to discuss King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon
The Catacombs of Rome are discovered by accident
Boris Godunov crowned Czar of Muscovy
Death of Jacopo Robusti, known as "Tintoretto," painter
Establishment of Hartford, Connecticut
Lady Godiva takes a ride through Coventry
Composer Franz Joseph Haydn died in Vienna, Austria.
Rossini's "Thieving Magpie" was premiered in Milan. "The Thieving Magpie" is a comic opera in three acts.
Surgeon William Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic born
Poet Walt Whitman was born in West Hill, New York. born
1st recorded bicycle race, 2 kilometers in Paris.
1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition.
More than two-thousand people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Britain and South Africa signed a peace treaty ending the Boer War.
Richard Strauss' father Franz died. Franz Strauss had been the principal horn player in Munich and was well-known to people like Wagner and Mahler.
The Union of South Africa was founded.
Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash. born
The 17th amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of US senators, was declared in effect.
During World War One, British and German fleets fought the Battle of Jutland off Denmark.
Prince Rainier of Monaco born
Actress Elaine Stewart born
Actor-director Clint Eastwood born
Opera singer Shirley Verrett born
Former Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite born
Singer-musician Augie Myers born
Singer Johnny Paycheck born
Actress Sharon Gless ("Cagney and Lacey") born
Football Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath born
Actor Gregory Harrison born
Science fiction fans sometimes use the term "space opera" to refer to science fiction dramas that don't contain much science. But on this day in Stockholm, a genuine space opera was premiered - Karl Blomdahl's "Aniara."
Comedian Chris Elliott born
Actor Kyle Secor ("Homicide born
Actress Lea Thompson ("Caroline in the City") born
South Africa became an independent republic.
Israel hanged Adolf Eichmann for his part in the killing of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany in World War II.
Actress Tonya Pinkins born
Actress Brooke Shields ("Suddenly Susan") born
Tens of thousands of people died in an earthquake in Peru.
The Senate voted to cut off all funds for U.S. bombing of Cambodia.
Martha Mitchell, the estranged wife of former Attorney General John N. Mitchell, died in New York.
Rock musician Scott Klopfenstein (Reel Big Fish) born
The trans-Alaska oil pipeline, three years in the making, was completed.
Addressing AIDS research supporters in Washington, President Reagan called "for urgency, not panic," but drew scattered boos when he announced he would seek expanded testing for the disease.
Actor Curtis Williams Junior ("Corrina, Corrina") born
On the third day of the Moscow superpower summit, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said maybe it was "time to bang our fists on the table" to complete work on a strategic arms treaty while President Reagan said, "I'll do anything that works."
House Speaker Jim Wright, dogged by questions about his ethics, announced he would resign. (Thomas Foley later succeeded him.)
President Bush and his wife, Barbara, welcomed Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in a ceremony at the White House. The two leaders and their aides discussed German reunification.
Leaders of Angola's two warring factions signed a peace treaty, ending a 16-year-old civil war. Federal health officials announced a new Medicare fee schedule.
"Crazy for You" was named Broadway's best musical at the Tony Awards; "Dancing at Lughnasa" was named best play.
An estimated 50-thousand people demonstrated in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, against Communist-organized elections.
President Clinton paid a Memorial Day visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where some in the crowd jeered him for his efforts to avoid military service; Clinton exhorted his critics to remember that "disagreement is freedom's privilege."
US Representative Dan Rostenkowski (Democrat, Illinois), maintaining his innocence, was indicted on 17 felony counts alleging he'd plundered nearly $700,000 from the government. (Rostenkowski later pleaded guilty to two counts of misusing federal funds, and spent 451 days in federal custody.)
The United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.
Sen. Bob Dole accused Hollywood of promoting violence, rape and casual sex in music and movies, and said "the mainstreaming of deviancy must come to an end."
President Clinton declared he was ready to permit the temporary use of American ground forces in Bosnia to help U.N. peacekeepers move to safer positions.
Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election for prime minister, defeating incumbent Shimon Peres by nine-tenths of one percent.
Pope John Paul the Second began an eleven-day tour of his native Poland, his seventh visit since assuming the papacy.
Storms tore from Pennsylvania through New England, killing several people and knocking out power for nearly one million customers.
Singer Geri Halliwell, also known as "Ginger Spice" of the Spine Girls, confirmed she was leaving the group.
During a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, President Clinton asked Americans to reconsider their ambivalence about Kosovo, saying it is "a very small province in a small country. But it is a big test of what we believe in."
In Turkey, the treason trial of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan opened. (He was convicted and sentenced to death.)
Bandleader Tito Puente died in New York at age 77.
President Clinton, visiting Portugal, tried to calm fears of a nuclear arms race that would leave Europe vulnerable by promising to share any new missile defense technology with U-S allies.
Ryanair profits jump 19% to â‚¬268.9m
France gets a new prime minister
Retired U.S. vets sue Donald Rumsfeld for excessive service cutbacks
Chicken that crossed road let off fine by California court
Live 8 concert plans announced
Scottish Radio Holdings set to buy Highland Radio for â‚¬7m
Natalie Glebova is elected Miss Universe
Former FBI Second-In-Command says he was "Deep Throat"
Man shot in Rotorua, New Zealand
French 'iPod bill' seeks digital music player interoperability
Third GayFest begins in Bucharest
Yangtze river in China polluted
Tourist bus attacked by militants in Kashmir
The Pirate Bay and PiratbyrÃ¥n raided
Rutte elected leader of the VVD
Thousands protest tuition in GieÃŸen, Germany
OIE: China, Indonesia and Africa "under-reporting" human and animal Bird Flu cases
Scientists discover prehistoric cave with unknown lifeforms
Taiwan MP shoves proposal in mouth
Racist scuffle on Anti-OBE Teachers' forum
States Challenge IR laws in High Court
Iraq to investigate alleged massacre in Haditha
9,000 gallons of liquid butane spilled as tanker truck overturns
Alexander Litvinenko was British spy, claims alleged killer
Man eats dog to protest animal cruelty
Malaysian court rules Christian woman can't remove Islam from ID
US tuberculosis patient moved to Denver hospital
Tensions between the U.S. and Russia flare before the G8 Summit
Tanker crash kills driver, spills diesel fuel in Vermont, US
Riyo Mori is crowned Miss Universe as Japanese after 48 years' absence
Treatment of Indonesian governor in Sydney causes diplomatic stir
FIFA and European Union are set to collide
Space Shuttle Discovery launches on mission STS-124
Woman arrested after caught living in man's closet
TACA Airlines Flight 390 crashes in Honduras
Helicopter crash in Panama kills Chilean police chief and ten others
American comedian Harvey Korman dead at age 81
UN emphasizes importance of women's health in Africa
UK group Liberty, Edinburgh city council on Scientology 'cult' signs
First storm of Atlantic hurricane season forms off coast of Belize
Controversial U.S. abortion doctor shot dead in Kansas church
Iran hangs three suspects for mosque bombing, blames U.S. and Israel
Bomb discovered in toilet on Iranian plane; defused safely
South Ossetia holds parliamentary elections
Norwegian government considers prosecuting Scientology
Thief steals over â¬6 million worth of jewels from Paris store
Football: Werder Bremen win DFB-Pokal
Australian rules football: Maffra go a game clear ahead of Traralgon clash
6.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Andaman Islands
Seven policemen killed in Afghanistan after bomb explosion
Nineteen activists killed by Israeli commandos aboard aid convoy bound for Gaza
Scotland's Dario Franchitti wins Indianapolis 500
Dozens dead after bus accident in Cameroon
President Obama easily wins Texas primary; Romney secures Republican nomination
Indonesians retrieve missing recorder from crashed Russian jet
Highly preserved mammoth presents scientists with blood sample