Death of St. Martin of Tours
Death of St. John the Almsgiver
Death of St. Theodore the Studite
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. born
Baldwin I crowned King of Jerusalem (1st Crusade)
The Fourth Lateran Council was convened by Pope Innocent III. It was the council which first defined "transubstantiation," the Catholic belief that the bread and wine of the Eucharist change invisibly into the body and blood of Christ.
Saint Gregory Palamas - Orthodox monk, theologian, and intellectual leader of Hesychasm, an ascetical method of mystical prayer that integrates repetitive prayer formulas with bodily postures and controlled breathing. born
Coronation of Pope Innocent VII
Great Schism of the western church ends with election of Pope Martin V
Martin Bucer Protestant Reformer, mediator, and liturgical scholar known for his attempts to make peace between conflicting reform groups. born
Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is executed.
Catherine Parr, 6th and last wife of Henry VIII born
41 Pilgrims aboard the "Mayflower," anchored off Massachusetts: signed a compact calling for a "body politick."
Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law requiring settlements of over 50 households to hire a teacher and those over 100 households to found a school suitable for college preparation.
Bach was reprimanded. His employers in Arnstadt told him he wasn't rehearsing his singers enough.
Indians, led by William Butler, massacre the inhabitants of Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky born
Former slave Nat Turner was executed in Jerusalem: Virginia.
Frederick Stock was born. Today he is remembered mainly as an early leader of the Chicago Symphony, but Stock also composed symphonies and a violin concerto. born
Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state.
Alger Hiss, who was accused of being a communist spy in Washington in the late 1940's born
Nielsen's opera "Maskarade" was premiered in Copenhagen.
Construction begins on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Former Senator William Proxmire (Democrat, Wisconsin) born
Fighting in World War One came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.
President Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Author Kurt Vonnegut Junior born
Jazz singer-musician Mose Allison born
Comedian Jonathan Winters born
Jazz-country musician Hank Garland born
The most famous criminal in America in the last third of the 20th century, Charles Manson, was born in Cincinnati born
Dr. Robert Millikan at the National Academy of Science meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, announced the discovery of cosmic rays.
Actress Bibi Andersson born
Country singer Narvel Felts born
Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
Senator Barbara Boxer (Democrat, California) born
Singer Jesse Colin Young born
Rock singer-musician Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) born
The Boston Herald, Randolph Elie said, "Forty-five years have passed since Schoenberg wrote his Chamber Symphony, and it will certainly be another 45 before it is programmed by popular demand."
Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller born
Pop singer-musician Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) born
Rock singer-musician Andy Partridge (XTC) born
Singer Marshall Crenshaw born
Rock singer Dave Alvin born
Rock musician Ian Marsh (Human League; Heaven 17) born
Rock musician Scott Mercado born
Actress Calista Flockhart born
Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain.
"Gemini 12" blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Junior.
The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren voted to merge into one denomination in the U.S., afterward to be called the United Methodist Church. (The "declaration of union" took place officially on April 23, 1968.)
The US Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to the South Vietnamese army, symbolizing the end of direct US military involvement in the Vietnam War.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio born
Stunt man Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago in nearly six hours.
The space shuttle Columbia blasted off on the first commercial space mission.
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland.
President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japan's legislature.
On the last full day of their visit to the Washington, D.C. area, Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana stopped by a J.C. Penney department store in Springfield, Virginia, where a "Best of Britain" promotion was on display.
France formally thanked Syria for its role in securing the release of hostages Marcel Coudari and Camille Sontag in Lebanon.
Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to form "Unisys," becoming the #2 computer company. Changeover costs were estimated at $15 million.
Actor Roger C Carmel dies at 54, (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law.)
Following the failure of two Supreme Court nominations, President Reagan announced his choice of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who went on to win confirmation.
Police in Sacramento, California, found the first of seven bodies buried on the grounds of a boardinghouse. Landlady Dorothea Puente was later charged in the deaths of nine people; she was convicted of three murders and sentenced to life in prison.
Helmut Kohl, East German leader Egon Krenz ruled out any possibility of East-West German re-unification.
An NCAA rushing record of 377 yards was set by Indiana University's Anthony Thompson in a crushing defeat of Wisconsin.
Stormie Jones, the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13.
The United States stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in 16 years to help the war-shocked nation arrange democratic elections.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin told US senators in a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War Two and some were "summarily executed," but that others were still living in his country voluntarily.
The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
A bronze statue honoring the more than eleven-thousand American women who'd served in the Vietnam War was dedicated in Washington DC.
Walt Disney Co. announced plans to build a U.S. history theme park in a Virginia suburb of Washington; the company later backed down in the face of local opposition.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an Israeli military checkpoint in Gaza, killing three soldiers.
President Clinton set out for an Asian trade conference, suggesting it could help bring prosperity to dissatisfied Americans.
With a partial government shutdown looming, President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders clashed over Medicare and bickered over who to include in compromise budget talks.
The Army reported getting nearly two-thousand calls to a hot line set up after revelations of a sex scandal at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Meanwhile, a Pentagon official said the Army was ready to take action in another case of alleged sexual misconduct at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Retired General Colin Powell announced he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination or any other office in 2000, saying he lacked "the passion" for political life.
Photography giant Eastman Kodak announced it was cutting ten-thousand jobs because of fierce competition from Japan's Fuji Photo Film Company.
President Clinton ordered warships, planes and troops to the Persian Gulf as he laid out his case for a possible attack on Iraq. Iraq, meanwhile, showed no sign of backing down from its refusal to deal with UN weapons inspectors.
Israel's Cabinet narrowly ratified a land-for-peace agreement with the Palestinians.
A car bomb ripped through a Bogota commercial district, killing at least eight people, but President Andres Pastrana defiantly signed extradition orders for three suspected drug traffickers.
Sixty-seven people were killed when an apartment building collapsed in Foggia, Italy; an investigation blamed the collapse on cheap materials and slipshod construction.
Argentine journalist Jacobo Timerman died in Buenos Aires at age 76.
Thirtieth anniversary of Australia's constitutional crisis
New Australian industrial relations legislation passes House of Representatives
US trade deficit hits new record
Sony faces class action lawsuits for DRM
Blair could face inquiry into terror vote
Marcinkiewicz's cabinet given vote of confidence
U.S. Senate passes amendment stripping Guantanamo detainees' access to courts
United Airlines to hire 2,000 flight attendants
German Social and Christian Democrats agree on new government
Research articles predict next earthquake
President Bush claims critics are rewriting Iraq war history
Australian government accused of hypocrisy over World Court statement
Mayawati denies calling Muslims fanatics
Belinda Emmett, wife of Rove McManus, dies
McCain shows interest in 2008 run to become American President
Toronto and Rockettes kick into the records book
Fastest "zorb" ride set by New Zealanders Fastest
Reports: North Korean officials may meet with United States officials in New York
Massive hurricane spotted on Saturn
First person infected with Bird Flu in China has clean bill of health
Liverpool City Council audit produces 43 recommendations
"City Slickers" actor, Jack Palance, dies
IEA warns: bleak future for the World without more energy investment
Mets; Citigroup agree to 20 year sponsorship deal
11-year-old girl abducted, raped and sold in Afghanistan
FFA to investigate crowd violence at Melbourne-Sydney match
Ulster Freedom Fighters to stand down at midnight; Northern Ireland
Baseball teams from Taiwan and China were eliminated at Konami Cup Asia Series
Malaysian car maker unveils 'Islamic car'
Antje Duvekot on life as a folk singer, her family and her music
Pilot of Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 speaks out for first time
US honors military service on Veterans Day
War dead remembered 89 years on
US retailer Circuit City files for bankruptcy protection
Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian detained
Australia's Simpson Desert to be closed for summer
NASA calls end to Mars Phoenix mission
IPhone sales exceed BlackBerry
Investigation continues into Russian submarine accident that killed 20
California county's corporate anti-electioneering measure abandoned
British oceanliner QE2 makes final journey home
Latvian government takes majority stake in Parex Bank
Two Kenyans kidnapped by gunmen in Somalia now released
Bomb hits northwestern Pakistan; at least 30 killed
South African police officer kills three year old boy
German football goalkeeper Robert Enke is dead
Massive power failure hits Brazil
Pirates seize cargo ship in Indian Ocean
Public access to information on emissions from European industries
Knight Foundation and Mozilla send geeks into newsrooms
BBC Director-General Entwistle resigns