St. Hilarius becomes Pope
Death of St. Elisabeth, Princess of Hungary
Philip V "the Tall," proclaims himself King of France
Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico.
Election of Clement VII as Pope
Charles I King of Great Britain and Ireland (1625-49) born
Nicholas Poussin, French artist, dies.
George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War. born
The United States and Britain signed the Jay Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
Mendelssohn's music for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was first heard in public. It was played in its original form, for two pianos by Felix and his sister Fanny.
James A. Garfield, 20th President (March 4-September 19,1881) born
The first life insurance policy issued to a woman was purchased by 36-year-old Carolyn Ingraham of Madison, New Jersey.
Religious revivalist Billy Sunday born
President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania
Explorer Hiram Bingham, discoverer of the Inca city of Machu Picchu born
Haldor Lillenas, American hymnwriter. He penned nearly 4,000 Gospel texts and hymn tunes during his lifetime, including "It Is Glory Just to Walk With Him," Wonderful Grace of Jesus" and "Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace." born
Frederick E. Blaisdell, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania patented what he called the paper pencil.
Trombonist Tommy Dorsey ("The Sentimental Gentlemen of Swing": I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Treasure Island, The Music Goes Round and Round, Alone, You, Marie, Song of India, Who, Satan Takes a Holiday, The Big Apple, Once in a While, Music Maestro Please, Our Love, Indian Summer, All the Things You Are, There are Such Things, In the Blue of the Evening, Without a Song, I'll Never Smile Again, Boogie Woogie) born
Indira (Priyadarshini) Gandhi - prime minister of India for three consecutive terms (1966-77) and a fourth term (1980-84). She was assassinated by Sikh extremists. born
Actor Alan Young (Mr. Ed, Emmy-Award winning show Young Show ; Beverly Hills Cop 3, The Time Machine) born
The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification.
American baseball player Roy Campanella (Professional National League (NL) catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, whose career was cut short as a result of an automobile accident). born
British geophysicist Stanley Keith Runcorn - first to discover evidence of periodic reversals of the Earth's magnetic field. born
A festival was held to honor the merger of the Hungarian cities of Buda and Pest. The Budapest festival featured the premieres of Dohnanyi's "Festival Overture"... Kodaly's "Psalmus Hungaricus"... and Bartok's "Dance Suite."
Former UN Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick born
After 5 years of publication, "TIME" magazine presented its cover portrait for the first time. Japanese Emperor Hirohito was the magazine's first cover subject.
Halfback Joe Kershallo scored 71 points to lead West Liberty State College of West Virginia to a staggering 127-0 win over Cedarville College, Ohio.
Talk show host Larry (Zeiger) King born
Talk show host Dick Cavett born
Singer Ray Collins (Memories of El Monte) born
Broadcasting and sports mogul Ted Turner born
Singer Pete Moore (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles) born
TV journalist Garrick Utley (NBC News, NBC Magazine with David Brinkley, TV moderator: Meet the Press, First Tuesday) born
Actor Dan Haggerty (The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, The Adventures of Frontier Freemont) born
Fashion designer Calvin Klein born
During World War Two, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
Musician Fred Lipsius (Group Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, LP: Child is Father to the Man) born
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra recorded "Artistry in Rhythm", the song that later become the Kenton theme. It was Capitol record number 159. The other side of the disk was titled, "Eager Beaver."
Football player Mike Phipps born
Sportscaster (Bobby Moore) Ahmad Rashad born
Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, California. Three days later, Davis lost the sight in his left eye. He later called the accident the turning point of his career.
Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. The nation's first automatic toll collector accepted only correct change and required a quarter.
Actress Kathleen Quinlan (The Promise, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, American Graffiti, Airport '77, Apollo 13) born
Actress Glynnis O'Connor (The Deliberate Stranger, Johnny Dangerously, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Sons and Daughters) born
The last Edsel rolled off the assembly line. Ford Motor Company stopped production of the big flop after two years and a total of 110,847 cars.
Rock musician Matt Sorum (The Cult; Guns N' Roses) born
Actress Meg Ryan (When a Man Loves a Woman, When Harry Met Sally, D.O.A., Sleepless in Seattle, Flesh and Bone, Top Gun, One of the Boys) born
A year after Chubby Checker reached the #1 spot with "The Twist", the singer appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" to sing the song again. "The Twist" became the first record to reach #1 a second time around. It went #1 for the second time on January 13, 1962.
Actress/director Jodie (Alicia) Foster (The Accused, Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Napoleon and Samantha, Sommersby, Mayberry RFD, Paper Moon, Maverick; director: Little Man Tate) born
Olympic gold medal runner Gail Devers born
Six weeks before his 31st birthday, LA Dodgers pitcher, Sandy Koufax, plagued by arthritis, announced his retirement from baseball. Koufax compiled a 12-season record of 165 wins, 87 losses and 2,396 strikeouts.
Rock musician Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) born
"Apollo 12" astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamika Scott (Xscape) born
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
20-year-old Dwight Gooden, of the New York Mets, became the youngest major-league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League. The Mets pitcher led the majors with 276 strikeouts.
A Houston jury ruled Texaco must pay $10.5 billion, the largest damage award in United States history, to Pennzoil Company for Texaco's 1984 acquisition of Getty Oil Co.
President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
Congressional budget negotiators finished all but the final details of a two-year, $75 billion deficit reduction pact, but not in time to avert spending cuts mandated by the Gramm-Rudman Act.
Shipping heiress Christina Onassis died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at age 37.
Funeral services were held in El Salvador for six Jesuit priests slain by uniformed gunmen. The archbishop of El Salvador said the killings "place our country in the first place of barbarity in the world."
Leaders of 16 NATO members and the remaining six Warsaw Pact nations signed treaties in Paris making sweeping cuts in conventional arms throughout Europe and pledging non-aggression toward one another.
Pop duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.
Officials in Moscow announced that Eduard Shevardnadze was returning to his former post as Soviet foreign minister.
The U.S. House of Representatives sustained President Bush's veto of a bill that would have lifted his ban on federally financed abortion counseling.
President-elect Clinton paid a call on Congress, pledging an open door to Democrats and Republicans alike.
President Bush's mother, Dorothy, died in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 91.
The Chicago Symphony Chamber Music Series played with Ruben Gonzalez, Gregory Smith and Lenore Lams performing Stravinsky's "Histoire du Soldat" and Berg's "Adagio", each as arranged for clarinet, violin and piano.
The US Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
President Clinton met in Seattle with Chinese President Jiang Zemin.
The U.N. Security Council, anxious to stop Serb attacks on the "safe area" of Bihac in northwest Bosnia, authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.
The Clinton administration and Republican congressional leaders reached a deal to end a six-day budget standoff and resulting partial government shutdown.
Polish President Lech Walesa was defeated in his bid for re-election.
Fourteen people were killed when a commuter plane collided with a private plane at an airport in Quincy, Illinois.
The United States vetoed UN Secretary-General Boutros
The space shuttle "Columbia" lifted off with the oldest crew member to date, 61-year-old Story Musgrave.
The space shuttle "Columbia" zoomed into orbit on a two-week science mission.
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr laid out his evidence against President Clinton, then defended his investigation under withering questions from Democrats, during a daylong appearance before the House Judiciary Committee
Movie director Alan Pakula died in a car accident on Long Island, New York, at age 70.
World leaders at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Turkey signed a treaty cutting the number of tanks and non-nuclear weapons systems across Europe.
Hundreds of anti-American protesters battled riot police and set stores and banks ablaze as President Clinton rode through Athens in a tight security cocoon and proclaimed a "profound and enduring friendship" with Greece.
US bombers to train in Australia
Australian man to be executed in Singapore
U.S. House vote forced on immediate pullout of troops in Iraq
Carter's CIA chief labels Dick Cheney "vice president for torture"
French unions march in support of public services
World Summit on the Information Society ends in Tunisia
Australian science organisation discontinues genetically modified pea research
Blair, Brown promise an extra Â£540 milllion to Pakistan, Iraq
Kirby Chambliss wins Red Bull Air Race World Series
New storm approaches as Vancouver remains under boil water advisory
Fire crews race to contain Blue Mountains, NSW fires before Tuesday
Bush meets with coup appointed Thai PM
"Civil defence" thwarts Israeli air strike on Gaza refugee camp
ELF Cup kicks off in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Iraqi deputy health minister kidnapped
MIT researchers explore method of transferring electricity wirelessly
Common Admission Test for colleges conducted across India
The Wii, Nintendo's next generation console, launches in North America
Finalists head for Canadian football's Grey Cup
Ukrainian coal mine explodes, killing 68
Spanish King's 'shut up' to ChÃ¡vez becomes ringtone
ChÃ¡vez warns oil prices could double if US invades Iran
Murray Hill on the life and versatility of a New York drag king
Two students in Germany accused of plotting a school attack
Senator Ted Stevens loses re-election bid in Alaska ballot
Thaksin to return to Thai politics
UK football club criticized by council for attempting to trademark city's bird
CERN says repairs to LHC particle accelerator to cost US$21 million
Senator Xenophon of Australia calls for criminal investigation into Scientology
Somali pirates attack US-flagged ship, vessel evades capture
Daimler acquires stake in winning team Brawn GP, changes its name to Mercedes Grand Prix
British Climatic Research Unit's emails hacked
Seven die from H1N1 swine flu virus; total virus victims in Wales rises to 21
At least nineteen dead after suicide bomb blast in Pakistan
Uruguay qualify to take last spot in 2010 FIFA World Cup
Herman Van Rompuy named as first permanent EU President
UN criticises Israel's latest settlement plan, angry reaction from US and UK
Mobile operator Orange bills French doctor â¬160,000 for one month of Internet use
Robbery suspect flees on riding mower
London cop fired for rape despite 'insufficient evidence' to prosecute
EU increases 2012 budget by two per cent
Israeli Defense Force admits to targeting media center in Gaza City airstrike
Canberra United lose first game since January 2011
Expedition 33 crew returns to Earth