Martyrdom of the Four Crowned Ones
Death of St. Deusdedit, Pope
Fall of Alexandria, Egypt, to Islam
Election of Conrad I as King of Germany
Henry V, last Salian Holy Roman Emperor born
Death of St. Godfrey (Geoffrey) of Amiens
Death of Pedro III, King of Aragon
Rebellion erupts in Switzerland, to oust the Austrians
Cortez enters Tenochtitlan, capitol of the Aztecs
The Danish king Christian II begins mass executions of Swedish nobles in what becomes known as the Stockholm Bloodbath.
The King of Bohemia is defeated at the Battle of Prague.
Charles X Gustav - King of Sweden born
British astronomer Edmond Halley (1st to calculate a comet's orbit). born
John Dickinson - American statesman often referred to as the "penman of the Revolution." born
The Louvre, in Paris, was opened to the public.
Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts became the first American college founded exclusively for women.
Bram Stoker - Author of the popular horror tale Dracula. Although an invalid in early childhood--he could not stand or walk until he was seven--he outgrew his weakness to become an outstanding athlete and football player at the University of Dublin. born
As the Civil War raged, Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term as president.
Herbert Austin Austin, Baron - Founder and first chairman of the Austin Motor Company, whose Austin Seven model greatly influenced British and European light-car design. born
Sarah Bernhardt made her American stage debut in "Adrienne Lecouvreur" - in New York City.
The New York Post reported that the finale of Brahms' First Symphony was so much like Beethoven's Ninth that "it should be put in quotation marks."
Frank Gouldsmith Speck- American cultural anthropologist known for his work on the Algonquin Indian tribes of the eastern United States. born
The composer Arnold Bax was born in London. Bax traveled to Ireland a lot and was drawn to Irish as well as Celtic mythology. He composed a lot of music with mythical or impressionistic overtones, and wrote poems and stories.
The Boston Gazette declared on this date that Brahms' Third Symphony was, quote, "painfully dry, deliberate and uncongenial." As for the Third Symphony, the Boston reviewer may have simply heard a bad performance of it.
Hermann Rorschach - Swiss psychiatrist who devised the inkblot test that bears his name and that is widely used clinically for diagnosing psychopathology. born
Doc Holliday, who fought on the side of the Earp brothers during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral sixty years earlier, dies of tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Montana was admitted to the Union as the 41st state.
Cesar Franck died six months after being hit by a horse-drawn carriage. He was 67.
former President Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin Harrison, becoming the first (and, to date, only) chief executive to win non-consecutive terms to the White House.
Author Margaret Mitchell ("Gone With the Wind") born
Theodore Roosevelt elected president.
William H. Frost of Spokane, Washington patented the insect exterminator
Actor Norman Lloyd (St. Elsewhere, Journey of Honor, Jaws of Satan, Saboteur, The Southerner) born
Actress June Havoc (Brewster's Millions, Gentlemen's Agreement, Sing Your Worries Away, Willy) born
Actor-director Gene Saks (A Fine Romance, Prisoner of Second Avenue, A Thousand Clowns; director: Barefoot in the Park, Mame, The Odd Couple, Cactus Flower) born
Producer- Walter Mirisch (The Apartment) born
Heart transplant pioneer Dr. Christian Barnard born
Actress Esther Rolle born
Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power with a failed coup in Munich, Germany that came to be known as the "Beer-Hall Putsch."
Actor Joe Flynn ( The Tim Conway Show, McHale's Navy, The Joey Bishop Show, The George Gobel Show, The Bob Newhart Show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Superdad, Million Dollar Duck, The Barefoot Executive, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes) born
Singer (Clara Ann Fowler) Patti Page (Tennessee Waltz, Old Cape Cod, I Went to Your Wedding, Doggie in the Window, Allegheny Moon, Steam Heat, Cross over the Bridge; in film: Elmer Gantry) born
CBS newsman Morley Safer born
New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent Herbert Hoover for the presidency. (elected as 32nd president)
The team of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II debuted with their show, "Make Mine Music". The Broadway production continued for 342 performances.
Actress Esther Rolle (Summer of My German Soldier, Good Times, Maude, Good Times, Scarlett, Driving Miss Daisy, A Rasin in the Sun, The Mighty Quinn) born
President Roosevelt created the Civil Works Administration, designed to create jobs for more than four million unemployed.
"Life With Father" premiered on Broadway in New York City this day. Eight years later, the show broke the existing record for longest-running stage production.
Operation "Torch" began during World War Two as US and British forces landed in French North Africa. (More than 400,000 Allied soldiers invaded North Africa).
National Horse Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Angel Cordero born
Singer Bonnie Bramlett (Never Ending Song of Love, Only You Know and I Know) born
Musician and songwriter Roy (Ulysses) Wood formed Electric Light Orchestra born
Singer Minnie Riperton (Lovin' You; LP Adventure in Paradise) born
Singer Bonnie Raitt (Runaway, The Boy Can't Help It, Something to Talk About, Sweet Forgivenesst) born
During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle took place as US Air Force Lieutenant Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.
TV personality Mary Hart born
Playboy Enterprises chairman and chief executive Christie Hefner born
Actress Alfre Woodard born
Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones born
The American League approved the transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team to Kansas City, MO this day. Charles O. Finley, of Chicago, would later tire of Kansas City and move the A's to Oakland, California.
Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency in a cliffhanger. (becomes 35th president)
Singer-actor Leif Garrett (Spirit of '76, Thunder Alley, Kid Vengeance, Three for the Road; singer: I Was Made for Dancin') born
Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli appeared together at the London Palladium. The program was shown on U.S. TV and the LP, "Live at the London Palladium" became a classic on Capitol Records.
- "Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives..." The voice of McDonald Carey introduced the popular soap opera, "Days of Our Lives" which debuted on NBC-TV.
Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first black to be elected to the US Senate by popular vote.
Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith born
Actress Parker Posey born
Rock musician Jimmy Chaney (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) born
Illustrator Norman Rockwell, best known for his covers of The Saturday Evening Post, dies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
A smoky fire set by a prisoner in a Biloxi, Miss., jail killed 28 people.
Democrat Martha Layne Collins was elected the first female governor of Kentucky
The first attempt to rescue two crippled satellites took place, as the space shuttle, Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (The mission was accomplished on November 14th.)
A letter signed by four American hostages in Lebanon was delivered to The Associated Press in Beirut. In the letter, Terry Anderson, Rev. Lawrence Jenco, David Jacobsen and Thomas Sutherland pleaded with President Reagan to negotiate a release.
Vyacheslav M. Molotov died at age 96. During World War II, Molotov ordered the mass production of bottles filled with flammable liquid to be used against German tanks, giving rise to the term "Molotov cocktail."
Eleven people were killed when a bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army exploded as crowds gathered in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, for a ceremony honoring Britain's war dead.
Republican George Bush is elected, the 41st president, defeating Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.
In an attempt to strengthen his 3-week-old leadership, East German Communist Party chief Egon Krenz ousted the old guard of the ruling Politburo, replacing them with reformers.
Douglas Wilder is elected governor of Virginia, becoming the first African-American governor in the United States.
President Bush ordered a new round of troop deployments in the Persian Gulf, adding up to 150,000 soldiers to the multinational force facing off against Iraq.
The European Community and Canada imposed economic sanctions on Yugoslavia in an attempt to stop the Balkan civil war.
Some 350,000 people rallied in Berlin against racist violence.
Volunteers began reading aloud the 58,183 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC as part of a tribute marking the tenth anniversary of the monument. Some 350,000 people rallied in Berlin against racist violence.
Thieves stole five Picasso paintings and other artwork valued at $52 million from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin approved a draft constitution that would strengthen executive power; it was ratified in a referendum the following month.
California voters approved Proposition 187, designed to deny education and social services and non-emergency health care to illegal aliens.
Midterm elections resulted in Republicans winning a majority in the Senate while at the same time gaining control of the House for the first time in 40 years.
Retired General Colin Powell embraced the Republican Party, but said he would not run for president or any other political office in 1996 because it was "a calling that I do not yet hear."
Three days after winning re-election, President Clinton told a news conference there always are "a lot of hard feelings" after elections, but he urged Republicans to put aside politically charged investigations and work with him to balance the budget and enact campaign finance reform.
Evander Holyfield won the IBF heavyweight title in a fierce fight against Michael Moorer in Las Vegas.
Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam, the most ambitious construction project in modern China's history.
US Representative Bob Livingston (Republican, Louisiana) predicted he would succeed Newt Gingrich as House Speaker. (However, Livingston later resigned before he could become speaker after admitting to marital infidelities.)
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators launched landmark talks, giving themselves an ambitious 100-day deadline to craft the broad outlines of a peace agreement.
Former President Bush was honored in Germany for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall 10 years earlier.
President Clinton participated in a "virtual town hall meeting" on the Internet, answering questions from pre-screened online users.
Arrests made in Australia after 'anti-terror' raids
Liberians choose their president
Family of killed Palestinian boy donates organs to Israeli patients
Suspicions of nepotism arise from pulping of new Australian industrial relations information booklets
Cheney lobbies for CIA exemption to torture ban
Chemical weapons used in Iraq by US military, says Italian documentary
New Zealand police want more taser stun guns
Location of 100 icebergs near New Zealand known
United States Democrats win House majority
Concerns raised over UK hospital disinfection practices
Several killed and wounded in blast near Pakistan army centre
U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld resigns
Study will examine treating heart damage with adult stem cells
Study shows that Canadians enjoy daily commute to work
UK Foreign Office is over-secretive: Committee reports
Polish drug company Jelfa ordered to shut-down over mislabelled drugs
U.S. Congressional Elections
Planet Mercury to blaze across Sun today
Three Walmart superstores open in Canada
Vietnam becomes 150th member of the World Trade Organization
Queues start to form for UK iPhone launch tomorrow
Baseball World Cup Day 1: Taichung starts prior to Taipei
Latest trial of the One Laptop Per Child running in India; Uruguay orders 100,000 machines
Nobel Prize winner Arthur Kornberg dies at age 89
Albanian group claims responsibility for Macedonia clashes
Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer
Konami Cup Asia Series Day 1: Uni-Lions reverses China, SK Wyverns ends Japan's winning streak
Perpetrator of Finnish school shooting dies in hospital
Baseball World Cup Day 2: 4 teams score lots of runs
Trailer released for Lordi horror movie
List of stupidest laws in Britain revealed
BBC Resources sale could be unprofitable
12 'fire bombs' found inside Buffalo, New York apartment house
Severe weather warnings issued in UK
UEFA Cup 2007â€“08: NÃ¼rnberg vs. Everton
UEFA Cup 2007â€“08: Bayern Munich vs. Bolton Wanderers
UEFA Cup 2007â€“08: Spartak Moscow vs. Bayer Leverkusen
New Zealand police blocked from laying terrorism charges
UK revokes visa of former Thai PM
Death toll rises in Haitian school collapse
Bridge collapse kills at least five in Massana, Andorra
Families appeal to Spain's government to negotiate with Somali pirates
Soldier killed in explosion in Afghanistan, number of UK soldiers killed in country rises to 231
750,000 could be affected by flooding in Kenya, UN says
Actor Ryan Thomas involved in car crash in Manchester, England
US House of Representatives passes universal health care bill
China offers Africa financial aid including $10 billion in loans
Burst pipe probed in Utah refinery blast as questions asked over safety
Germany wins Race of Champions in Beijing, Sebastian Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Dalai Lama visits monastery despite protests from China
Twelve dead after suicide bomb attack in Pakistan
Flooding kills 91 in El Salvador
South African Vipers win Singapore Rugby Sevens
Two winning British EuroMillions lottery tickets worth Â£45 million each claimed
Thousands flee violence in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo
South Korean workers protest against labour laws
Iraqi parliament approves delayed election law
Japanese anime producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki dies at age 75
NASCAR: Hamlin wins AAA Texas 500
Haile Gebrselassie announces retirement from athletics
Chilean miner Edison PeÃ±a completes New York Marathon
UK Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to investigate Nadine Dorries reality TV appearance
Puerto Rican voters support US statehood
Indian flooding displaces thousands