Horace, Latin poet, satirist, dies
Octavian, Antony and Lepidus form the triumvirate of Rome.
Clovis, king of the Franks, dies and his kingdom is divided between his four sons.
Byzantine troops in the Balkans mutiny
Death of St. Fergil of Salzburg "the Geometer"
Pope Urban II calls for the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont: "God Wills It!"
Death of Constance, widow of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Death of St. Gregory of Sinai
The French nobility, led by Olivier de Clisson, crush the Flemish rebels at Flanders.
Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean
William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married
Death of John II, King of Sweden
Death of Sir John Elliot in the Tower of London
Marquise de Mainteon, mistress and 2nd wife of Louis XIV, King of France born
Cromwell issues an Edict against the Royalist clergy
Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer and inventor of the centigrade thermometer born
The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania and the first legally recognized university in America.
The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston.
Cornelius Vanderbilt (Started the Staten Island Ferry) born
Augusta Ada King, Lady Lovelace, died, heavily in debt, addicted to strong drink. She had been the assistant to the mathematical engineer Charles Babbage (the father of the computer).
George Armstrong Custer meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon, at a Thanksgiving party.
Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custers 7th Cavalry kills Chief Blackkettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River.
Israeli statesman Chaim Weizmann born
American historian Charles Beard born
U.S. Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton, brother of the three famous outlaws, is killed in the line of duty near Fort Smith, Ark.
Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City. Mr. Brady had to pledge to New York's finest that he would not frighten the horses in the park.
"Also Sprach Zarathustra" was premiered in Frankfurt with Strauss himself conducting. Strauss said at the time that it was his best work, but today it's not played much. The very beginning of it is famous, though, because it was used in the movie "2001."
The War Department authorized creation of the Army War College to instruct commissioned officers. It was built in Leavenworth, Kan.
The Southern novelist and film critic James Agee born
New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
Broadway producer David (Margulois) Merrick (Hello, Dolly!, Beckett) born
Children's entertainer "Buffalo Bob" Smith (Howdy Doody Time) born
The largest crowd to see a high school football game went through the turnstiles in Los Angeles. Los Angeles High and Polytechnic High fought to a 7-7 tie. The attendance? 57,000 people.
Actor Marshall Thompson born
Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong recorded "You Made Me Love You" on Okeh Records.
Former Treasury Secretary William Simon born
A Stravinsky ballet was premiered. "The Fairy's Kiss" is an homage to Tchaikovsky.
Paul Wittgenstein played the premiere of Ravel's left-handed piano concerto. Wittgenstein lost his right hand in wartime but decided to pursue his concert career anyway.
Gail Sheehy, the American author who wrote the pop-psychology book Passages born
"Eeny Meeny Miney Mo" was recorded by Ginger Rogers and Johnny Mercer. The tune was recorded at Decca Records in Los Angeles.
Boxer Willie (Wilfred) Pastrano (Light Heavyweight Champion 1963-1965) born
The stage play, "Pins and Needles" opened in New York City. The cast consisted of members of the ILGWU (the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union). The show ran two years. We bet it was a stitch.
Author Gail Henion Sheehy (The Silent Passage Pathfinders) born
The play "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York.
Actor Bruce Lee (Liu Yuen Kam) born
Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix (Foxy Lady, Purple Haze) born
During World War Two, the French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.
Swimmer Hans Fassnacht born
Football player Ike Harris born
Playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Boston at age 65.
Russian rock musician Boris Grebenshikov born
Alger Hiss, convicted of being a Soviet spy, is freed after 44 months in prison.
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg born
Rock musician Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) born
Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) born
Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) born
Actor Fisher Stevens born
Actress Robin Givens (Head of the Class, A Rage in Harlem) born
Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara to presidency of the World Bank.
Charles DeGaulle vetoes Britains entry into the Common Market again.
The Association, a California group, earned a gold record for the hit, "Never My Love" on Warner Bros. Records. The group also earned worldwide fame for other hits including "Windy", "Cherish" and "Along Comes Mary."
Rapper Skoob (DAS EFX) born
Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan. history.
Pope Paul the Sixth, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
Black Entertainment Television host Rachel born
The Senate voted 92-to-three to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who'd resigned.
Actor Jaleel White ("Family Matters") born
San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.
183 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid's Barajas airport.
Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder speaking for the first time since the implant, asked for a can of beer -- a wish that was granted two days later.
The Treasury Department proposed a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. Tax Code.
The British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
Lou Holtz signed a five-year pact to lead the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Holtz left the head coaching job with the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota to take the position.
Published reports said the FBI was investigating whether fired National Security Council aide Oliver L. North had destroyed papers from his personal files as the Iran-Contra affair began to unravel.
French hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque were freed by their pro-Iranian captors in West Beirut, Lebanon.
The United States was hit by a flood of worldwide criticism for its refusal a day earlier to allow PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat to address the United Nations.
Actor John Carradine, known for his roles in horror films, died in Milan, Italy, at age 82.
107 people were killed when a bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian Boeing 727.
University of Chicago doctors implanted part of a woman's liver in her 21-month-old daughter in the nation's first living donor liver transplant.
The Senate Armed Services Committee opened hearings on the Persian Gulf crisis.
British Conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as party leader. Subsequently, he would be named prime minister.
Israel signaled its anger with what it regarded as the high-handedness of the United States by rejecting an invitation to attend Mideast peace talks in Washington on Dec. 4.
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution paving the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in war-ravaged Yugoslavia.
President-elect Clinton met for more than an hour with former President Reagan in Los Angeles.
Rebel forces in Venezuela tried but failed to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months.
In his weekly radio address, President Clinton said enacting comprehensive anti-crime legislation was the first priority for 1994, saying, "We have to be concerned that in both our cities and our rural areas, the value of life has been cheapened."
Defense Secretary William Perry, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," suggested the Bosnian government had lost the war in the Balkans, and acknowledged NATO was powerless to stop the Serbs.
President Clinton presented his case for sending 20,000 U.S. troops on a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia, saying in a prime-time address that "in the choice between peace and war, America must choose peace.""
House Speaker Newt Gingrich ruled out a 1996 presidential run.
A federal judge blocked enforcement of a California initiative to dismantle affirmative action, saying civil rights groups had a "strong probability" of proving it unconstitutional.
Evan C. Hunziker, an American jailed by North Korea on spy charges, was set free, ending a three-month ordeal.
A day after saying it would open its presidential palaces to international observers, Iraq declared that UN weapons monitors were not included in the invitation.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York was marred when a gust of wind knocked part of a lamppost onto a 34-year-old woman, fracturing her skull and leaving her in a coma for almost a month.
President Clinton wrote the House Judiciary Committee that his testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair was "not false and misleading."
Northern Ireland's biggest party, the Ulster Unionists, cleared the way for the speedy formation of an unprecedented Protestant-Catholic administration.
President George W. Bush spends Thanksgiving with U.S. troops in Iraq
One third of English pubs allowed to extend their opening hours
Four US soldiers face disciplinary action for burning Taliban soldiers' bodies
Eden Park to be upgraded for New Zealand's Rugby World Cup
John Key new leader of New Zealand National Party
Spanish cyclist Isaac GÃ¡lvez dies after crash in Ghent, Belgium
Korea: Multilateral negotiations may resume soon
Canadian Cabinet Minister resigns over Harper's Quebec motion
Labor government retains power in Victorian election
Greg Chappell under fire for his remarks on Indian MPs
Rajnath re-elected as chief of Bharatiya Janata Party
Students protest Holocaust denier's appearance at Oxford debate
Second night of rioting in Paris suburb, Villiers-le-Bel
Middle East peace conference begins in Annapolis, Maryland
UK prime minister says donations were not lawfully declared
NFL: Redskins' Sean Taylor dies
Mascots for Vancouver 2010 Olympics based on native mythology
Standoffs remain after Mumbai attacks
Airbus A320 crashes off French coast, 7 missing or dead
UK coach driver jailed for triple-death crash near London
Golfer Tiger Woods injured in car crash
UN nuclear chief says negotiations with Iran at 'dead end'
77 dead after flooding in Saudi Arabia
Scottish judge criticises medical care of murdered baby
Qantas says A380 aircraft are safe to fly after 'serious' incident
Saudi Arabia announces 149 al-Qaeda arrests in last eight months
Teen charged over 'bomb attempt' at US Christmas celebration
Wikileaks to release thousands of secret documents; 'international embarrassment' likely
Borneo bridge collapse: death toll reaches four, many remain missing
GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson considers Libertarian Party run
Fujitsu launches cloud website for dog pedometer service
Agencies choose yearlong crew for International Space Station