Pompei buried by Mt Vesuvius.
The rebel Earl of Glouchester exchanged for King Stephen of England
Fourth Lateran Council begins
Edward V, King of England. born
Election of Julius II as Pope
Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.
, William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.
Shakespeare's romantic comedy "The Tempest" was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.
Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings .
Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux born
An earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal, killed 60,000 people. (killed about 2/3 of the population)
Italian sculptor Antonio Canova born
Spencer Perceval, British Prime Minister. born
The Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.
The first medical school exclusively for women opened its doors to twelve students. The Boston Female Medical School was founded by Samuel Gregory. Twenty-six years later, the school merged with Boston University School of Medicine becoming one of the first coed medical colleges in the world.
General George B. McClellan was made General-in-Chief of the Union armies.
The US Post Office began selling money orders.
The United States Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations, using reports gathered by telegraph from 24 locations.
Twenty-year-old Gustav Mahler wrote that he had become a vegetarian. He said he thought it would regenerate the human race if everybody stopped eating meat.
Journalist and novelist Stephen Crane (The Red Badge of Courage) born
Sportswriter-poet Grantland Rice and Polish author Sholem Asch born
The publication, "Billboard Advertising" appeared for the first time. The periodical cost 10 cents. Today, the weekly magazine costs about $250 a year and is known as "Billboard", the longtime bible of the radio and music industry.
The famous soprano Mary Garden put her mouth where other people's money was, she sold her kisses for charity. One winning bidder reported, quote, "she is some kisser."
The Hapsburg monarchy of Austria-Hungary was dissolved. Vienna became the capital of Austria and Budapest the capital of Hungary.
Newspaper columnist James J. Kilpatrick born
Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey became a republic.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company buys the rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles.
Musician (alto saxophone) Lou Donaldson (New Faces New Sounds, The Time is Right, Midnight Sun, Here 'Tis, The Natural Soul) born
Betsy Palmer (TV panelist Knots Landing, The Last Angry Man, It Could Happen to Jane, Mr. Roberts) born
Actress Betsy Palmer born
Golfer Gary Player (Masters [1961, 1974, 1978]; PGA [1962, 1972]; PGA Seniors [1986, 1988, 1990]; U.S. Senior Open [1987, 1988]) born
In a speech in Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini described the alliance between his country and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Rome and Berlin.
Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded.
Country singer/songwriter 'Whispering' Bill(James) Anderson (writer: City Lights, I Missed Me, Happy Birthday to Me - singer: Three Times a Lady, Still, My Life, If It's All the Same to You, Someday We'll be Together) born
Actress Barbara Bosson (Hill Street Blues, Cop Rock, Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, Hooperman, The Committee, The Last Starfighter) born
"A Night in the Tropics", the first movie for (Bud) Abbott and (Lou) Costello, was released.
Actor Robert Foxworth (Falcon Crest, Storefront Lawyers, Double Standard, Ants, Frankenstein, Damien: Omen 2) born
Actress Marcia Wallace (The Bob Newhart Show, My Mom's a Werewolf) born
Magazine publisher (Hustler) Larry Flynt born
Musician (guitar) Chris Morris (Paper Lace Chicago Died) born
The whimsical tale about an invisible rabbit named "Harvey" opened in New York City. One year later, the play by Mary Chase, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Musician (groups Square Dance Machine) born
Football Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks born
Actress Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint, In the Spirit, The Baby Maker) some sources list 1950 born
Pop singer-musician Dan Peek (formerly with America) born
Charles Cooper, the first black man to play in the National Basketball Association, hit the hardwood.
Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington in an attempt to assassinate President Truman.
Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald Bell (Kool and the Gang) born
The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, in a test at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall born
The western African nation of Algeria began its rebellion against French rule.
Country singer Lyle Lovett (Best Male Country Vocal ) born
Actress Rachel Ticotin born
Rock musician Eddie MacDonald (The Alarm) born
Baseball pitcher Fernando Valenzuela born
Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) born
Pop singer-musician Mags Furuholmen (a-ha) born
Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) born
Rapper Willie D (Geto Boys) born
Lyndon B. Johnson calls a halt to bombing in Vietnam, hoping this will lead to progress at the Paris peace talks.
The current movie rating system of G, M, R, X, followed by PG-13 and now, NC-17, went into. The Production Code Administration hands out the ratings.
George Harrison became the first Beatle to release a solo album, "Wonderwall Music," the movie soundtrack.
Elvis Presley scored his first number-one hit in more than seven years with "Suspicious Minds." It would turn out to be his last.
The last album of The Beatles reached #1 on the album chart. "Abbey Road" was the top LP for a total of eleven weeks (nonconsecutively).
Actress Toni Collette born
Actress Jenny McCarthy born
The poet Ezra Pound died leaving behind not just his poetry but a good deal of music criticism which he wrote under the name Walter Atheling. Ezra Pound also wrote a book on harmony and composed two works that he called "anti-operas."
Rock musician Andrew Gonzales (Reel Big Fish) born
In the wake of the "Saturday Night Massacre," Acting Attorney General Robert H. Bork appointed Leon Jaworski to be the new Watergate special prosecutor, succeeding Archibald Cox.
Elton John's "Island Girl" hit number one on the "Billboard Hot 100." The song parked itself at the top of the hit heap for 3 weeks.
Actress Helene Udy ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") born
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 403-23 in favor of legislation to apply the War Powers Resolution to the U.S.-led military operation in Grenada, four days after the Senate passed its own legislation.
Indians turned out by the hundreds of thousands to pay respects to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who'd been assassinated the day before by two Sikh security guards.
22 members of a Mexican anti-narcotics squad were killed by alleged drug traffickers in the village of Ignacio Aldama.
Anglican hostage negotiator Terry Waite, on another visit to Lebanon, temporarily dropped from sight after announcing progress in efforts to free kidnapped Westerners.
Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya won the New York City Marathon in two hours, eleven minutes and one second; Priscilla Welch of Britain led the women in two hours, 30 minutes and 16 seconds.
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping retired from the Communist Party's Central Committee.
Israeli voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that resulted in a narrow victory for the right-wing Likud bloc, requiring the creation of a coalition government.
East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia, prompting tens of thousands of refugees to flee to the West.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced the end of a unilateral cease-fire with the Contra rebels.
During a trip to Orlando, Florida, President Bush accused Iraqi forces of engaging in "barbarism" and "brutality," adding, "I don't believe that Adolf Hitler ever participated in anything of that nature."
Clarence Thomas took his place as the newest justice on the US Supreme Court.
The space shuttle "Columbia" landed at Cape Canaveral, Florida, ending a ten-day mission that included the deployment of an Italian satellite.
South African runner Willie Mtolo won the New York City marathon; Australia's Lisa Ondieki won the women's title.
The space shuttle "Columbia" landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, ending a two-week mission.
In an address to pediatricians, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton accused insurance companies of waging a deceitful campaign against the administration's health plan.
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report saying that CIA Director R. James Woolsey's response to the Aldrich Ames spy case was "seriously inadequate," but that his predecessors were ultimately to blame.
Bosnia peace talks opened in Dayton, Ohio, with the leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia present.
The House voted to ban so-called "partial birth" abortions by a vote of 288-139.
Accused of peddling access to the Oval Office, President Clinton demanded an end to what he called the "escalating arms race" for political money. Bob Dole countered with his own solutions to "a growing scandal" of Democratic financial sins.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin defended his government during an appearance at Harvard University, but conceded that China had made mistakes. Meanwhile, about 2,000 people demonstrated outside both for and against the Chinese government.
John Kagwe of Kenya won the New York City Marathon for the second straight year; Franca Fiacconi became the first Italian to win the women's division.
The military arm of the radical Islamic group Hamas made an unprecedented threat against Yasser Arafat, demanding the Palestinian leader halt a crackdown against it, or face violent vengeance.
Coast Guard crews searching for clues in the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, which claimed 217 lives, found the first large piece of wreckage off the New England coast.
Former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, died of bile duct cancer at age 45.
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister denies knowledge of Guantanamo abuse allegations
Makybe Diva wins the Melbourne Cup
Transdnestria is once again accused of selling weapons to Iraq
U.N. denied access to Guantanamo inmates
Sony's DRM protected CDs install Windows rootkits
US Senate meets in private session
North, South Korea plan united team for 2008 Olympics
Ericsson's CEO Tours Marconi Sites
Dutch Prince leaves sour impression with New Zealanders
New Zealand Medical Association says no party pills
Final bidder submits SGD5.5 billion plan for Singapore casino
Police disperse striking traders in New Delhi
Tense stand-off in Fiji amid coup warnings
Plane with Dutch royal couple on board makes emergency landing
Wellington airport denies National party advertisements
Australian government commits AU$60 million to cut greenhouse emissions
PW Botha, apartheid leader, dead at 90
Global study dispels some myths about sexual behaviour
Australia beat New Zealand to enter into the final of ICC Champions Trophy
Three masked men shoot a man on Halloween night
Elephants recognize mirror image of themselves
New strain of Bird Flu appears in China
Bomb explodes at PayPal headquarters
Three men sought after serial rapes in Karmiel, Israel
Seven Palestinians, one Israeli dead after latest Israeli offensive
Deadly Typhoon Cimaron makes landfall in Luzon
Major League Soccer Playoffs: DC United vs. Chicago Fire
Taipei International Flower Exhibition started with multiple applications
Five injured as Mandala Airlines 737 overshoots runway in Malang, Indonesia
Washoe "the signing chimp" dies Washoe
London's Metropolitan Police Service found guilty in suspected suicide bomber case
Singer Meat Loaf falls ill during concert
Westboro Baptist Church ordered to pay US$11 million to family of fallen US soldier
Japan fishermen clash with surfers over dolphin hunt
Thailand's "Truth Today", Thaksin tonight; pro-government protesters mass at stadium
General who oversaw military tribunals at Guantanamo is being investigated for abuse of power
American prize-winning author Studs Terkel dead at 96
Kay Hagan sues Elizabeth Dole over "Godless" television advertisement
Charging elephant kills BBC guide in Tanzania
Heavy storm hits Philippines, kills fourteen
Islamist militants blow up girls' school in Pakistan
British soldier killed by explosion in Afghanistan
Celebrity chef John Burton Race charged with drink-driving in UK
Man arrested after fatal accident in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah withdraws from elections
EU deems UK privacy laws inadequate, takes legal action
Two people die after contracting H1N1 virus, number of swine flu deaths in Scotland rises to 28
Russian military cargo jet crash kills eleven in Siberia
Afghanistan announces arrests in UN guesthouse attack
Xinhua says ship carrying hazardous goods sank in China's Yangtze river
Search continues for nine missing after midair collision off California
At least eight dead after bombings in Iraq
Mozambique FRELIMO party to win elections, partial results indicate
Two killed in landslide in Tenerife
Erosion influences Nigerian climate policy
Turkey lifts ban on YouTube
State Senator Stewart Greenleaf enters New Hampshire primary
Fire in Pichilemu, Chile kills family of five
Philippines welcomes world's 7 billionth baby
Freddie Starr arrested as part of Savile child sex inquiry