Abu'l'Abbas declared Caliph
Death of St. Stephen the Younger
End of the French occupation of Florence
Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean.
Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name.
Death of Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino), painter
Abahai, Manchurian leader; established Ch'ing dynasty born
John Bunyan, English preacher and writer who wrote Pilgrim's Progress. born
French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer of ballets and introducer of ballets into opera. born
Natchez Indians massacre most of the 300 French settlers and soldiers at Fort Rosalie, Louisiana.
English poet William Blake born
Anton Rubenstewas born. Rubenstewas an important figure Russian musical life the 19th century and one of his symphonies was one of the most frequently performed classical works for several generations. born
John Hyatt, inventor of celluloid born
Washington Irving, one of the most important figures of early National American literature, died. ("Legend of Sleepy Hollow")
Architect Henry Bacon, designer of the Lincoln Memorial born
The Modoc War of 1872-73 begins northern California when fighting breaks out between Modoc Chief CaptaJack and a cavalry detail led by CaptaJames Jackson.
The first automobile race took place between Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois. America's auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner averaged 7 MPH. The winner was James FranklDuryea, who won $2,000 from the Chicago "Times-Herald."
The pianist Jose Iturbi was born Valencia. Iturbi recorded a piano version of "Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor Brujo" that was one of the best-selling 78 rpm records of all time, and started a tradition of arranging that work for virtuosos on various instruments. born
Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist born
Virginia-born Lady Nancy Astor became the first woman member of the British Parliament.
The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville's famed home of country music, made its radio debut on station WSM.
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy born
Former presidential hopeful Gary Hart born
Movie director Michael Ritchie ("Downhill Racer," "The Candidate") born
Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel born
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise depart Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island.
A fire at the Coconut Grove nightclub Boston killed 491 people. Most victims suffocated or were trampled to death.
President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalmet Tehran during World War Two.
CBS News correspondent Susan Spencer born
Edward Land's instant camera went on sale.
"Late Show" orchestra leader Paul Shaffer born
Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on UN forces.
Country singer Kristine Arnold (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) born
The United States fired an intercontinental ballistic missile at full range for the first time.
The African nation of Chad became an autonomous republic withthe French community.
Ernie Davis become s the first African American to wthe Heisman Trophy.
Rock musician Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) born
Cape Canaveral is renamed Cape Kennedy
The United States launched the space probe "Mariner Four" on a course to Mars.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) born
The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.
President Ford nominated Federal Judge John Paul Stevens to the US Supreme Court seat vacated by William O. Douglas.
Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story Sports Illustrated. The rest is history.
An Air New Zealand DC-10 en route to the South Pole crashed into a mountaAntarctica, killing all 257 people aboard.
Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant won his 315th game to become college football's all-time career victory leader surpassing Amos Alonzo Stagg's record.
An 88-nation world trade conference meeting Geneva agreed on a new set of guidelines for encouraging free trade and halting a tide of global protectionism.
The space shuttle Columbia blasted into orbit, carrying six astronauts who conducted experiments using the $1 billion Spacelab the shuttle's cargo bay.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir met with President Reagan at the White House to discuss ways to strengthen U.S.-Israeli military and economic ties.
Senate Republicans elected Bob Dole of Kansas to be Senate majority leader the 99th Congress.
The Irish Senate approved the Anglo-Irish accord concerning Northern Ireland.
Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis celebrated Thanksgiving with a dinner of irradiated turkey and freeze-dried vegetables, and launched a satellite from the cargo bay.
The United States violated ceilings the unratified SALT II nuclear arms treaty as another Air Force B-52 bomber capable of carrying atomic-tipped cruise missiles became operational.
A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean with the loss of all 159 people aboard, shortly before it was due Mauritius for refueling.
A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean with the loss of all 159 people aboard.
President-elect Bush announced that MarlFitzwater, President Reagan's chief spokesman, was staying on for his administration.
Major U.S. banks boosted their prime lending rate a half a percentage point to 10.5 percent.
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrived New York after escaping her homeland by way of Hungary.
Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britaduring an audience with Queen Elizabeth the Second, who conferred the premiership on John Major.
Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain during an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, who conferred the premiership on John Major.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev expressed unhappiness over reports that the United States might move toward diplomatic recognition of Ukraine after the republic's upcoming independence referendum.
Bosnia-Herzegovina, a breakthrough the relief effort came with the delivery of 137 tons of food and supplies to the isolated town of Srebrenica.
King William's Town, South Africa, four people were killed, about 20 injured, when black militant gunmen attacked a country club.
The British government confirmed reports of contacts with the Irish Republican Army that were aimed at ending the violence British-ruled Northern Ireland.
TV personality Garry Moore died on Hilton Head, South Carolina, at age 78.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered a Wisconsprison by a fellow inmate.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was clubbed to death a Wisconsprison by a fellow inmate; while cleaning a toilet.
Norwegian voters rejected European Union membership.
Sixties war protester Jerry Rubdied Los Angeles, two weeks after being hit by a car; he was 56.
President Clinton continued to press his case for sending 20,000 U.S. ground troops to Bosnia.
President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.
A stuck hatch on the space shuttle "Columbia" prevented two astronauts from going on a spacewalk (a second planned spacewalk also had to be canceled; engineers later discovered a loose screw had jammed the hatch mechanism).
Defense Secretary William Perry joined US soldiers the mud and freezing raof Bosnia-Herzegovina to deliver a Thanksgiving message of discipline and patience for their still-unfinished peacekeeping mission.
India's powerful Congress Party withdrew its support from India's ruling coalition, forcing Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral to resign.
Some Republicans expressed disappointment and outrage over President Clinton's written responses to 81 questions from the House Judiciary Committee concerning the Monica Lewinsky affair, with one accusing the president of "word games."
Hsing-Hsing, the popular giant panda who arrived at the National Zoo in 1972 as a symbol of U.S.-China detente, was euthanized at age 28 because of his deteriorating health.
SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch
Confidential EU report about Israels annexation of East Jerusalem
Mr. Miyagi passes away, Thanksgiving Day
Official reveals $44 billion budget for U.S. intelligence
ABC's "Alias" to end run in May 2006 ABC's
NBC cancels "Three Wishes"
Congressman Cunningham admits taking bribes
Monday's no-confidence vote may signal end of current Canadian goverment
'Guantanamo'-style detention facility under construction on Australian Island
Paul McCartney slams Chinese fur practices, rules out future concerts in China
Warrant issued for the arrest of Ric Flair
Detroit Lions fire coach Mariucci, two assistant coaches
Liberals, BQ, win Canadian by-elections
Canadian House of Commons passes Quebecois nation motion
Duck hunters asked to help monitor spread of Avian Flu
New Zealand Telecom could be split into three
Sanjay Dutt found guilty under Arms Act in 1993 Mumbai blasts case
Union Coal Minister Shibu Soren convicted in the murder case by Delhi court
Korea: Delegates prepare for negotiations
Australian report shows emissions increase "more than doubled since the 1990s"
Pope begins official visit to Turkey
Google to invest in alternative energy
DHS video confirms details of leaked internal memo on al-Qaeda threat, and more
Third night of unrest is calmer in Paris suburbs
Teenage girl shot dead by Swiss army recruit
Statement of "joint understanding" released after Annapolis Conference
British teacher faces 40 lashes over teddy bear's name
NASA unveils detailed map of Antarctica
Five arrested in British football corruption probe
Councillors from Taichung City don't apologize about bully scandal at Baseball World Cup
British soldier jailed for 10 years for spying for Iran
UK retailers MFI and Woolworths collapse
Gunman opens fire inside store in California, USA
Second Bangkok airport closed, protests continue
Spain launches â¬11 billion stimulus package
William Gibson, American playwright, dies at age 94
Thai PM declares state of emergency over airport blockades
Zimbabwean cargo plane crashes in Shanghai; three dead
Ferry capsizes in Bangladesh, at least five dead and 50 missing
Suspected bomb derails Moscow-St Petersburg train, kills at least 25
Namibia votes in presidential election
Wikileaks website attacked; millions of files to be released tonight
Felix Loch wins season opening World Cup luge race in Austria
'Astonishing' figures show 800 Scottish NHS staff earning over Â£140,000
Files will risk 'countless' lives, Obama administration warns Wikileaks
Four aftershocks hit central Chile; no damages reported
US study examines suicide trends in depressed youth
Death toll from Borneo bridge collapse reaches eleven
Thousands protest constitutional decree in Tahrir Square, Egypt