3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian, jurist, writer of Islamic Spain born
William Tell reportedly shoots Hermann Gessler, Austrian Governor of Tyrol
Christopher Columbus returns from his 4th voyage to the New World
Catharina Rauffains, Ursula Isel and Ursula Stadelmann burned as witches
Francisco de Zurbaran born
Controversial colonial religious leader Anne Hutchinson, 46, was convicted of spreading heresy and banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Mrs. Hutchinson afterward relocated in Rhode Island with her family and friends.
The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
Lord Dumnore placed Virginia under martial law. Virginians had been acting in a most revolutionary manner, but they had yet to go so far as to toss their tea into the James River.
During the French Revolution, "Christianity" was abolished on this date. Reason was deified, and as many as 2,000 churches were afterward destroyed throughout France.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at the Pacific Ocean.
Rebellious Indians in a conspiracy organized in defiance of the United States government by Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, were defeated during his absence in the disastrous Battle of the Wabash (or Tippecanoe) by William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory.
Haydn's remains were dug up to be reburied in a better place. The diggers were surprised and more than a little upset to discover that Haydn's skull was missing.
American biblical lexicographer Joseph Henry Thayer. A Congregationalist pastor, Thayer's main interest was New Testament language and in 1886 he published his definitive "Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament." born
In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot to death by a mob while trying to protect his printing shop. In the 1830s, Lovejoy, a Presbyterian minister born in Maine, founded the St. Louis Observer, an influential Presbyterian newspaper.
American songwriter Will L. Thompson. He had a major interest in sacred music, Thompson's pen has left the Church two enduring hymns: "Jesus is All the World to Me" and "Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling." born
Marie Curie (Marja Sklodowski), discoverer of radium born
The Republican Party was symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in "Harper's Weekly."
Rutherford B. Hayes elected 19th president.
Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky born
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, two participants in Tombstone, Arizona's, famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, are jailed as the hearings on what happened in the fight grow near.
Colorado became the first state to give women the right to vote. .
Nazi S.S. leader Heinrich Himmler. He was captured by the British at the end of the war and committed suicide in prison, rather than hang as a war criminal. born
Mahler met his match. He and future wife Alma attended a dinner party in Vienna and were impressed with each other at once, even though almost every man in the room had dated Alma or wanted to.
Actor Dean Jagger (Twelve O'clock High, Elmer Gantry, Bad Day at Black Rock, White Christmas, King Creole, The Robe, Vanishing Point, Mr. Novak) born
French novelist Albert Camus (Le Mythe de Sisyphe) born
Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives.
President Woodrow Wilson reelected, but the race is so close that all votes must be counted before an outcome can be determined, so the results are not known until November 11.
Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.
Evangelist Billy Graham born
Jazz trumpeter Al Hirt (Sugar Lips, Flight of the Bumble Bee as theme song for TV's The Green Hornet; played in singer, Don Gibson's band; a regular on: Make Your Own Kind of Music, Fanfare) born
Opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland born
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to the public.
Singer Mary Travers (Group Peter, Paul and Mary a Jet Plane, Blowin' in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Dig Rock 'n' Roll Music; solo: LP: No Easy Walk to Freedom) born
Singer Dee (Delectus) Clark born
Actor Barry Newman (Petrocelli, Nightingales, The Edge of Night, Vanishing Point) born
The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed during a windstorm.
Singer Johnny (Ramistella) Rivers (Poor Side of Town, Memphis, Secret Agent Man, Slow Dancin', Baby I Need Your Lovin') born
Singer-songwriter (Roberta Anderson) Joni Mitchell, (Willy, Big Yellow Taxi, Woodstock; singer: Help Me, Free Man in Paris, Both Sides Now) born
President Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.
Comedienne Judy Tenuda born
Actor Christopher Knight ("The Brady Bunch") born
Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt died in New York City.
Richard M. Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial race, held what he called his "last press conference," telling reporters: "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
Actress Dana Plato (Diff'rent Strokes, Return to Boggy Creek, Beyond the Bermuda Triangle) born
The Pillsbury Doughboy appeared in his first TV ad.
Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor of a major city -- Cleveland: Ohio.
President Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Chicago released ``Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?''
Actor Jason London ("Party of Five") born
Actor Jeremy London ("Party of Five") born
President Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.
New Jersey became the first state to allow girls play Little League baseball.
Singer Nick Gilder (Hot Child in the City) born
``The Rose''...starring Bette Midler...premiered in Los Angeles.
Steve McQueen, famous for his roles in "The Getaway," "Papillon," "The Sand Pebbles" and many other films, passed away at the age of 50.
A bomb exploded in the U.S. Capitol, causing heavy damage just outside the Senate chamber but NO injuries.
NASA announced that Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, would be allowed to fly aboard the space shuttle, which he did in April 1985.
The Colombian army stormed the country's Palace of Justice, which had been seized by leftist guerrillas belonging to the April 19 Movement. The siege claimed the lives of 100 people, including 11 Supreme Court Justices.
Freed American hostage David Jacobsen received a welcome home from President Reagan at the White House. Jacobsen warned that open speculation about U.S. efforts to free the remaining captives in Lebanon could be fatal.
Sly Stone was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly failing to make child support payments.
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg asked President Reagan to withdraw his nomination to the US Supreme Court, citing the clamor that arose when it was revealed Ginsburg had smoked marijuana several times in the 1960's and 1970's.
On the eve of Election Day 1988, Vice President George Bush confidently said the nation was "coming in behind my candidacy" while Democrat Michael Dukakis vowed to pull off a stunning "November surprise."
L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia, becoming the first elected black governor in US history; David N. Dinkins was elected New York City's first black mayor.
``Night Stalker'' Richard Ramirez was formally sentenced in Los Angeles to die in the gas chamber for 13 murders.
In some of her strongest remarks during the Persian Gulf crisis, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher warned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that time was "running out" for a peaceful solution.
Basketball star Earvin ``Magic'' Johnson disclosed he has the HIV-virus and announced he was retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro- and anti-Communists rallies took place in Moscow on the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Former Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubcek, whose failed attempt to loosen the Communist grip on his country became known as the "Prague Spring," died at age 70.
President Clinton, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," assailed labor leaders who opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement, accusing them of using "naked pressure" to try to kill the pact.
On the eve of Election day, President Clinton concluded an eight-day campaign odyssey with an impassioned plea for embattled Democrats, saying, "We'll go forward, we don't want to go back," even as he braced for gains in the House and Senate.
In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men admitted to the ambush-rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl, an attack that outraged the Japanese and strained ties between Japan and the United States.
The US liquor industry voted to drop its decades-old voluntary ban on broadcast advertising.
Thousands of Communists marched through Moscow to mark the 79th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution.
A Nigerian Boeing 727 jetliner crashed en route to Lagos, killing 142 people.
NASA's Mars Global Surveyor blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to map the surface of the Red Planet. (The Mars Pathfinder blasted off the following December.)
President Clinton accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Warren Christopher as a major reshuffle in his Cabinet began.
Police arrested 23 students occupying a university bell tower on the second day of protests against a California measure eliminating state affirmative action programs.
In a rising war of words, the Clinton administration warned it was considering military options, including a cruise missile strike, if Iraq carried out its threat to shoot down UN surveillance planes.
John Glenn returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle "Discovery," visibly weak but elated after a nine-day mission.
Relatives of the victims of EgyptAir Flight 990 gathered in Newport, R.I., to bid them a wrenching farewell, a week after the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
Kenya's Joseph Chebet won the New York City Marathon; Adriana Fernandez won the women's division.
Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.
More than 15 months after a Concorde crashed outside Paris, two of the world's only supersonic jetliners returned to the skies.
The Bush administration targeted Osama bin Laden's multimillion-dollar financial networks, closing businesses in four states, detaining U.S. suspects and urging allies to help choke off money supplies in 40 nations. At the White House, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allies in the war on terrorism, confidently offered back-to-back pledges of victory, no matter how long it took.
First Iraq-Iran passenger flight in 25 years arrives in Tehran
First casualty of French riots reported
Gorbachev warns against rapid globalization
Coral Gables hosts Herald Hunt puzzle adventure
Indiana tornado kills at least 19
New Zealand study finds circumcision cuts STD infection rate
No injuries reported after NASA Orbiter hangars evacuated after hydrazine leak
Delta Blues wins Melbourne Cup
Possible new stadium in Auckland for 2011 rugby world cup
Traders' one day strike in Indian capital
BÃ¼lent Ecevit, former prime minister of Turkey and poet, has died at 81
Britney Spears to divorce husband Kevin Federline
Paedophilia claims made against "living god"
Faith Hill says reaction to Carrie Underwood's CMA win was a joke
Midterm election polls open in United States
Morning polling causes late students
Six charged with the attempted assassination of Fijian coup leader
Police officer shot dead in Canadian Arctic community
Macedonian police kill four militants in mountain operation
Illegal drug found to be used in the manufacture of toys
Three Massachusetts workers dead after water pipe explosion at power plant
Canadian defence minister escapes rocket attack in Afghanistan
Deadly shooting at high school in Finland
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck becomes king of Bhutan
Dozens dead after school collapses in Haiti
Danish PM pushes for new referendum on euro
World leaders react to Obama's victory
Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia hit by earthquake
Afghan president Hamid Karzai opens new terminal at Kabul International Airport
Madagascar political rivals agree to unity government deal
New Jersey jury convicts Florida man who claimed he was too fat for murder
Glenn Beck loses domain name case over parody website
UN: Ethiopian GDP grew only 1.7% in 2009, may not reach anti-poverty goals
At least nine missing after Russian military plane crashes into Pacific
BBC's Strictly Come Dancing to be broadcast from Blackpool Tower
NATO airstrike kills seven Afghan security forces members
Pakistan: Twelve militants killed in recent fighting
China's premier visits Cairo ahead of China-Africa summit
Iranian police arrest 109 in protests
Opposition agrees to join Lebanese government
Saudi military attacks Yemeni rebels
North Korean military leader Jo Myong Rok dies at age 82
NASCAR: Edwards wins O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Brad Keselowski clinches Nationwide Series
Quake-hit Haiti struck by Hurricane Tomas
Hong Kong flu kills six in Japan
Indian Markets hits record close in Diwali trade
Celtic defeat Aberdeen 9-0
World leaders react to Obama win
Voters in Maine and Maryland vote for marriage equality
United States re-elects Barack Obama
Australian Broadcasting Corporation plans to call California for Obama before polls close