Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem fell to the Sultan of Egypt
Election of Pope Urban III
John I "Lackland," King of England, sends to Hubert de Burgh for "40 bacon pigs of the fattest and least good for eating" to fuel the fire in the mine under the tower of Rochester Castle
Election of Pope Nicholas III
Coronation of Louis IV as King of Germany
Treaty signed between Spain and the Moors in Granada
Jacques Davy Duperron French cardinal, remembered especially for his part in the conversion of King Henry IV of France to Roman Catholicism. born
Henrietta Marie of France, Queen to Charles I, King of England born
Catherine of Branganza, wife of Charles II, King of England born
This was a big day for one Thomas Masters who became the first American to be granted an English patent. Tom was the first to master the fine art of cleaning and curing Indian corn.
The Christian hymnodist Isaac Watts. He wrote innumerable hymns of the church, including "When I survey the wondrous cross" and "O God, our help in ages past." born
In the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne in present-day Pittsburgh.
Artist Jean-Germain Drouais He was a historical painter who was one of the leading early Neoclassicists in France. born
More than 6,000 British troops evacuated New York City after signing the peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War.
The first sword swallower to perform in America gave a show in New York City. Senaa Samma, from Madras, India, was obliged to use an American sword "as a substitute for the one lately stolen from him by some villain."
Industrialist Andrew Carnegie
Pioneer German automobile designer Karl Benz born
Social reformer Carry Nation born
German mathematician Felix Klein born
Union ends the siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., with the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn.
Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.
Colonel Ronald MacKenzie destroys Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife's village, in the Bighorn Mountains near the Red Fork of the Powder River, during the so-called Great Sioux War.
Missionary John Flynn. He was moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Australia from1939 through 1942. He was a missionary to the country's wild central and northern inland, and in 1928 founded what later became the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. born
Pope John the 23rd was born Angelo Roncalli near Bergamo, Italy. born
A Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, "Iolanthe," was premiered in New York and in England simultaneously. It was the only way to protect the copyright in both hemispheres.
John B. Meyenberg of St Louis patented evaporated milk.
Virgil Thomson was born in Kansas City. Thomson was one of the most influential American music critics of the 20th century, partly because he was one of the American composers who had studied with Nadia Boulanger. born
The American College of Surgeons was founded in Springfield, Illinois.
Science writer Lewis Thomas born
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe DiMaggio born
Radio station WTAW in College Station, Texas, broadcast the first play-by-play description of a football game, between Texas and Texas A&M.
Actor Ricardo Montalban born
Hirohito becomes regent of Japan. 1923 broadcasting from England to America for the first time.
American writer of science fiction and fantasy Poul Anderson born
Jazz singer Etta Jones born
Earthquake kills 187 in Shizouka, Japan.
Jazz musician Nat Adderley born
Actress Kathryn Crosby born
The Anti-Comintern Pact, an agreement between Japan and Germany to collaborate in opposition to the spread of communism, was signed.
Baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis died at age 78.
Author, actor and game show host Ben Stein born
CBS Radio presented "The FBI in Peace and War" for the first time. It became one of the longest-running crime shows on radio - lasting 14 years.
Supreme Court grants Oregon Indians land payment right from the U.S. government
Actor John Larroquette born
Movie director Jonathan Kaplan ("The Accused") born
Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood Ten" who were cited for contempt of Congress the day before.
"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appeared on the music charts this day and became THE musical hit of the Christmas season. Although Gene Autry's rendition is the most popular, 80 different versions of the song have been recorded, with nearly 20,000,000 copies sold.
Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest running play, opened in London.
The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel.
President Eisenhower suffered a slight stroke.
John F. Kennedy Junior born
Football player Bernie Kosar born
The body of President Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Singer Stacy Lattisaw born
INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS by Strawberry Alarm Clock peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
Actress Christina Applegate born
Maximum speed limits were cut to 55 MPH this day, by U.S. Presidential order. It was an energy conservation measure and was also intended to save an estimated 9,000 lives each year.
Greek President George Papadopoulos was ousted in a bloodless military coup.
Former UN Secretary-General U Thant died in New York at age 65.
The Irish Republican Army was outlawed in Britain following the deaths of 21 people in a pub bombing in Birmingham.
William J. Schroeder of Jasper, Indiana, became the second man to receive a Jarvik-7 artificial heart during a 6 hour operation at Humana Hospital Audubon in Louisville, Kentucky. He lived 620 days on the device.
The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
Harold Washington, the first black mayor of Chicago, died at age 65 after suffering a heart attack in his City Hall office
An earthquake centered in eastern Canada and measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale was felt widely across Canada and in the northeastern United States.
More than half a million demonstrators gathered in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where they scoffed at a Communist Party shakeup and cheered Alexander Dubcek, the reformer ousted in 1968.
Poland held its first popular presidential election, resulting in a plurality of votes for Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, who won a runoff the next month.
President Bush threatened to veto anti-crime legislation heading for a final vote in Congress, accusing Democrats of producing a bill that would actually weaken law enforcement.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev suffered a setback in his bid to hold the Soviet Union together when leaders of seven republics refused to endorse a treaty creating a new political union.
The Commerce Department reported that the gross domestic product, the sum of all goods and services produced within US borders, had advanced at a brisk three-point-nine percent seasonally adjusted annual rate during the third quarter of 1992.
The Czech parliament voted to split the country into separate Czech and Slovak republics beginning January 1, 1993.
Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Sedki escaped an attempt on his life when Islamic militants detonated a car bomb near his motorcade.
Violence broke out in the Gaza Strip, a day after Israeli undercover soldiers killed Imad Akel, the head of the military wing of Hamas.
Author Anthony Burgess died in London at age 76.
Sony Corporation co-founder Akio Morita retired as chairman of the electronics giant for health reasons.
NATO warplanes buzzed the besieged "safe haven" of Bihac in northwest Bosnia, but did not carry out airstrikes against rebel Serbs.
Serbs in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo took to the streets by the thousands to protest the peace plan, vowing to fight to the death.
Ireland voted to legalize divorce in the closest result in the nation's polling history, a margin of less than 1 percent.
In his weekly radio address, President Clinton appealed to America's values and interests as he pleaded for support for the Bosnia peace agreement.
Testifying for a second day at a civil trial, O.J. Simpson again denied killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, but couldn't explain how blood believed to be the victims' got into his Bronco, or how he suffered hand cuts.
President Clinton won a victory on the trade front by getting Pacific Rim leaders meeting in the Philippines to accept the year 2000 as a deadline for cutting tariffs on information technology.
President Clinton and Pacific Rim leaders meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, approved a rescue strategy for Asian economies shaken by plunging currencies, bank failures and bankruptcies.
Teamsters President Ron Carey announced he was taking an unpaid leave of absence to fight an election overseer's decision barring him from a rerun.
Britain's highest court ruled that former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, whose extradition was being sought by Spain, could not claim immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during his rule.
Comedian Flip Wilson died in Malibu, California, at age 64.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit by a Chinese head of state to Japan since World War Two.
Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida. Elian was one of three survivors from a boat carrying 14 Cubans that had sunk two days earlier in the Atlantic Ocean; his rescue set off an international custody battle between relatives in Miami and Elian's father in Cuba.
Venezuela provides discounted heating oil to Massachusetts
Brian Lara becomes second person to score 11 000 runs
Turkey found buried alive in an Austin, Texas yard
Calvin-Hope rivalry gets new digs
Peter Forsberg scores two in win over the Boston Bruins
Electoral council sets new dates for elections in Haiti
Australian wheat kickback report handed to Governor-General
Cheney meets with King Abdullah in Riyadh
Buddhist relic collection tours North America and world
Pakistan and China sign free-trade deal
Traces of radiation found where Litvinenko ate
Australia Votes 2007: Rudd to become 26th Prime Minister
US to reduce troops in Iraq by 5,000 in December
Australia Votes 2007: Outgoing treasurer will not stand for Liberal leadership
Western Texas and southeastern New Mexico under 'winter storm warnings'
The Onion: An interview with 'America's Finest News Source'
Pan-Green and Pan-Blue Coalitions battled intensively before the 2008 Legislators' Election in Taiwan
'King Taksin operation' enters second day, Thai government disrupted
Ship sunk by Indian navy was a fishing boat, says owner
Australian government introduces "Fair Work" to parliament
Flood deaths in Brazil rise to 84
Israel announces 10 month halt to settlement construction in West Bank
Death of Kentucky census worker considered suicide
School closed after five-year-old boy dies from suspected swine flu in Buckinghamshire, England
Sakurai Prize awarded for Higgs boson theories
Jawbone found in Aruba is not Natalee Holloway's
29 presumed dead after second explosion at New Zealand mine
Pichilemu, Chile's Wastewater Treatment Plant to be inaugurated
Korean Peninsula on the 'brink of war': DPRK
English jury returns mix of verdicts in policeman's serial rape trial
Scottish football team Hibernian appoint new manager
Scientists sequence small genome of a pest: spider mite
'Gangnam Style' becomes most watched YouTube video ever