Martyrdom of St. Chrysogonus
Viking army under Sigefrid lays siege to Paris
Death of Magnus, last King of the Isle of Man
Coronation of David II, King of Scots, at Scone
Death of Queen Isabella of Spain
The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss, in England.
Philip Massinger, English dramatist born
Anna Hoyd burned for witchcraft
Dutch philosopher Benedictus de Spinoza born
Oliver Cromwell prohibits Anglican services in England
The first Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner ordained in Philadelphia.
Father Junipero Serra, who had a mission in California. born
Novelist and an Anglican clergyman Laurence Sterne, born
Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, born in Orange County, Virginia.
Richard Wagner took a wife. Later he would take someone else's. Wagner wed Wilhelmina Planer, an actress. At the time Wagner was working as a conductor in the Prussian city of Konigsberg.
Gambler, frontier lawman and sports writer William "Bat" Masterson born
British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution.
In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hookers forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tenn. Overconfident and overextended, the Union Army of the Cumberland advanced into the deep woods of northwest Georgia.
Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls.
Painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec born
Scott Joplin, entertainer born
Women from 21 states met in Cleveland to organize the American Women Suffrage Association.
The National Rifle Association was incorporated, and its first president named, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside.
Joseph Glidden received a patent for barbed wire, which made the farming of the Great Plains possible.
Scriabin's First Symphony was premiered in St. Petersburg. Scriabin's music was just weird enough to be controversial, but not to far out that it couldn't get played in Europe. Debussy and Ravel were exposed to Scriabin at an early age.
Producer-writer Garson Kanin born
Columnist William F. Buckley born
Troops battle 1,200 inmates after Folsom prisoners revolt.
In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.
Country singer Johnny Carver born
Rock-and-roll drummer Pete Best born
Rock musician Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's) born
Actor-comedian Billy Connolly born
Former White House news secretary Marlin Fitzwater born
Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman born
John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl" was first published.
A group of writers, producers and directors that became known as the "Hollywood Ten" was cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movie industry.
Actor Dwight Schultz born
Actor Stanley Livingston ("My Three Sons") born
Rock musician Clem Burke (Blondie) born
Record producer Terry Lewis born
Actress Denise Crosby born
Zurich General Accident & Liability Insurance Co. becomes safety consultant and major insurer for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
Rock musician John Squire (The Stone Roses) born
Rock musician Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) born
Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy.
"Apollo 12" splashed down safely in the Pacific, ending the second manned mission to the moon.
Rock musician Chad Taylor (Live) born
Hijacker "D.B. Cooper" parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with 200-thousand dollars in ransom -- his fate remains unknown.
Actor Colin Hanks ("Roswell") born
Actress Katherine Heigl ("Roswell") born
Greeks announce the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
The hijacking of an Egyptair jetliner parked on the ground in Malta ended violently as Egyptian commandos stormed the plane. Fifty-eight people died in the raid, in addition to two others killed by the hijackers.
The United States and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap shorter- and medium-range missiles in the first superpower treaty to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.
South Africa's justice minister announced that Nelson Mandela would not be returned to prison upon his recovery from tuberculosis, but would instead remain in custody in another location.
Czechoslovakia's hard-line party leadership resigned after more than a week of protests against its policies.
President Bush returned home from an eight-day tour of Europe and the Middle East, during which he'd lobbied foreign leaders on behalf of his Persian Gulf policy.
Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger pleaded innocent to making a false statement in the Iran-Contra affair (however, Weinberger was pardoned by President Bush before the case could come to trial). China, a domestic jetliner crashed, killing 141 people.
Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill.
President Clinton met at the White House with Salman Rushdie, the British author condemned to death by Iran for writing "The Satanic Verses."
Two eleven-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, were convicted of murdering two-year-old James Bulger of Liverpool, England.
Rebel Serbs refused to withdraw from the UN-designated safe area around Bihac and continued to advance on the city, despite recent NATO air strikes.
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic promised during a televised address to accept a U.S.-brokered peace plan. Voters in Ireland narrowly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing divorce.
On the eve of an Asia-Pacific trade conference in the Philippines, President Clinton met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin . Both sides signaled their troubled relations were on the mend, and agreed to exchange presidential visits over the next two years.
President Clinton and Pacific leaders began meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, to discuss ways of calming the Asian economic crisis.
Japan's Yamaichi Securities closed its doors, becoming the third Japanese financial company to collapse in a month.
America Online confirmed it was buying Netscape Communications in a deal ultimately worth $10 billion.
The first Palestine Airlines flight touched down at Gaza International Airport.
A funeral was held in St. Petersburg for liberal Russian lawmaker Galina Starovoitova, who had been assassinated four days earlier.
280 people were killed when a ferry caught fire and foundered off the coast of eastern China's Shandong province.
Chinese chemical plant explosion threatens water supply for major city
Two injured in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey split up
Heavy Rain and Floods in Sri Lanka: Over 50,000 Families Affected
Auckland Regional Council supports Eden Park upgrade in New Zealand
French actor Philippe Noiret dies at 76
Britain to replace Trident nuclear missile system
Kurdish Linux launched in Turkey
Former pitcher Pat Dobson dies at 64
TESEV Report on Eastern Turkey for UNDP released
Former Russian spy Litvinenko dies, radioactive poisoning suspected
Word of Life Bible Institute student burns New York church for deviating from the "word of God"
University of Miami football coach Coker fired
Hare Krishna village demolished in Kazakhstan, religious persecution alleged
"Jezebel of Jazz" Anita O'Day dies at age 87
Denmark convicts three in terror plot case
Australia Votes 2007: Early results suggest Labor win
Naked News presents a new style of news
Chess grand master Kasparov arrested after protest
French government reveals industry sponsored anti-piracy body
Baseball pitcher Joe Kennedy dies
Baby falls from third floor window and survives
Venezuelan regional elections both a win for supporters and opponents
UN official: Gaza faces humanitarian catastrophe
SpaceX successfully test fires Falcon 9 rocket in Texas
Venezuelan polls test ChÃ¡vez
UK government announces cut in VAT
Calgary Stampeders win Grey Cup in Montreal
Four US, eight Afghan troops killed in Afghanistan after attacks
UK policeman convicted of murdering WPC fiancÃ©e who died after staged car crash
Ritual sacrifice in Nepal sees 320,000 animals slaughtered to Hindu goddess
Reverend Billy Joe Daugherty dies at the age of 57
Benet Academy, Illinois students support classmate with leukemia
Man misdiagnosed as being in coma for 23 years
UK students protest for second time this month
Guyanese shadow finance minister Winston Murray dies aged 69
NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Obama comments raise speculation of presidential bid
New Jersey jury clears man of five murders over 1978 teens' disappearance
Explosion partially destroys intelligence building in Rafah, Egypt