Germanicus, the best loved of Roman princes, dies of poisoning. On his deathbed he accuses Piso, the governor of Syria, of poisoning him.
Death of St. Paulinius of York
At Tours, France, Charles Martel kills Abd el-Rahman and halts the Muslim invasion of Europe.
Martyrdom of St. Daniel and his companions
Richard of York claims English throne
New Netherlands Company given a three year monopoly on the fur trade in North America
Issak Walton publishes "The Compleat Angler"
French Rocco painter Antoine Watteau born
English chemist-physicist Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen born
France declares war on Austria over the question of Polish succession.
Benjamin West, painter. born
In Versailles France, Joseph Guillotin says the most humane way of carrying out a death sentence is decapitation by a single blow of a blade.
This may have been Verdi's birthday. There are no records to prove it, but this was the day Verdi celebrated it. born
The U.S. Naval Academy was formally opened at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Maryland.
Wagner met Liszt for the first time. The introduction was performed by Liszt's 15-year-old daughter Cosima. Cosima would go on to marry the conductor Hans von Bulow... then leave him to marry Wagner.
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer is buried at West Point in New York.
The tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, New York.
Revolution in China begins with a bomb explosion and the discovery of revolutionary headquarters in Hankow. The revolutionary movement spread rapidly through west and southern China, forcing the abdication of the last Ch'ing emperor, six-year-old Henry Pu-Yi.
Producer Owen Bradley born
Jazz musician Harry "Sweets" Edison born
Jazz great Thelonius Monk born
British playwright Harold Pinter born
At Rio de Janeiro, nations of the Western Hemisphere sign a non-aggression and conciliation treaty.
George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" opened on Broadway.
Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia's
Entertainer Ben Vereen born
Prokofiev's Sixth Symphony was premiered in St. Petersburg, called Leningrad at the time. The Sixth has one of the most unusual beginnings of any symphony; it sounds like a laugh.
Rock singer-musician Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers) born
Actress Jessica Harper born
Singer-musician Midge Ure born
Singer David Lee Roth born
President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to the finance minister of Ghana (Komla Agbeli Gbdemah) after the official had been refused service in a Dover, Delaware, restaurant.
Country singer Tanya Tucker born
Musician Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) born
A dam burst in northern Italy, drowning an estimated 3,000 people.
Rock musician Jim Glennie (James) born
U.S. Forces launch Operation Robin, in Hoa Province south of Saigon in South Vietnam, to provide road security between villages.
Rock musician Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls) born
Luciano Berio's Sinfonia was premiered with the New York Philharmonic and the Swingle Singers. One movement mixed dissonant material with a complete symphonic movement of Mahler.
Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte was kidnapped by the Quebec Liberation Front, a militant separatist group. (Laporte's body was found about a week later.)
Fiji became independent after nearly a century of British rule.
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned under an agreement with the Justice Department to plead no contest to income tax evasion charges. He was fined $10,000 and placed on three years' probation.
Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated.
Actor Yul Brynner died in New York at age 65.
Actor-director Orson Welles died in Los Angeles at age 70.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson formally launched his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Britain's Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing in 54 days, 18 hours.
Vice President Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis prepared for their second debate of the 1988 campaign, scheduled to take place in three days.
South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that eight prominent political prisoners, including African National Congress official Walter Sisulu, would be unconditionally freed, but that Nelson Mandela would remain imprisoned.
The Oakland A's swept to the American League pennant and their third straight World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox 3-1.
The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California, ending a virtually flawless four-day mission.
The United States cut all aid to Haiti, including $90 million funneled through the Agency for International Development.
Iraq released US munitions expert Clinton Hall, two days after he'd been taken priaoner in the demilitarized zone separating Iraq and Kuwait.
All sides prepared on the eve of a three-way presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri, between President Bush, Democrat Bill Clinton and independent candidate Ross Perot.
Thousands of Somalis demonstrated in the capital of Mogadishu to support warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, an event that coincided with the arrival of special US envoy Robert Oakley.
In Greece, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Andreas Papandreou, won a solid majority of seats in parliamentary elections.
Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras resigned as commander-in-chief of Haiti's armed forces and pledged to leave the country.
Iraq announced it was withdrawing its forces from the Kuwaiti border; seeing no signs of a pullback, President Clinton dispatched 350 additional aircraft to the region.
Americans Alfred G. Gilman and Martin Rodbell won the Nobel Prize in medicine.
world chess champion Gary Kasparov won a month-long championship match against Viswanathan Anand.
University of Chicago professor Robert E. Lucas won the Nobel Prize in economics for demonstrating how people's fears and expectations can frustrate policy-makers' efforts to shape the economy.
President Clinton joined Vice President Gore in Knoxville, Tennessee, where the president moved to broaden the sweep of the Internet at 100 universities, national labs and other federal institutions.
Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole hosted a rally in Cincinnati that featured his running mate, Jack Kemp, and retired General Colin Powell.
Defying the Republican Congress a second time, President Clinton vetoed a ban on certain late-term abortion procedures.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and its coordinator, Jody Williams, were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Former Defense Secretary and presidential adviser Clark M. Clifford died at age 91.
Portugal's governing Socialist Party was returned to power by a comfortable margin in a general election.
Six college students getting out of their cars or walking along a highway on their way to a fraternity party at Texas A&M were struck and killed by a pickup truck whose driver who had fallen asleep.
SchrÃ¶der gives up German chancellorship ambitions, makes way for Merkel
Wallace and Gromit sets destroyed by fire
CBC service returns to normal tomorrow
Chinese activist severely beaten by "mob"
Saudi Arabia blocks access to Blogger, Flickr, LiveJournal
North Korea pulls out of football tournament
Security Council recommends Ban Ki-moon for UN Secretary-General
Interview with Derek Begley, Regional Council candidate for Wards 9 & 10 in Brampton, Canada
Pablo Montoya from ARCA to NASCAR at Talladega
Clashes between Shiv Sena, MNS in Mumbai
Microsoft ends support for Windows XP's first service pack
Gordon Brown announces new powers for UK Treasury
NYC boy found on Long Island, New York after car theft triggers amber alert
North Korean official warns U.S. that the DPRK may fire a nuclear missile
Explosions rock 'Green Zone' inside Baghdad
Snooker player Paul Hunter dies of cancer, age 27
Vodafone New Zealand buys Internet provider ihug
Obesity and the Fat Acceptance Movement: Kira Nerusskaya speaks
Serie A hit with another scandal
Shootings in Cleveland high school leave five injured, gunman dead
Crossrail train approved for London
Chinese student found dead in Perth suburb
Iraqi authorities demand that U.S. sever all contracts with Blackwater
France claims Russia has violated some terms of ceasefire with Georgia
Dow Jones recovers hundreds of points, before losing them in minutes
CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Larry R. Heather in Calgary Southwest
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Anne LagacÃ© Dowson in WestmountâVille-Marie
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate David Sparrow in Don Valley West
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Jo-Anne Boulding in Parry SoundâMuskoka
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Paul Arbour in CarletonâMississippi Mills
WTO calls meeting on trade finance and economic crisis
CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Stefan Jetchick in Louis-HÃ©bert
Hampshire councils have Â£3 million invested in Icelandic banks
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish top diplomat
Chinese restaurant closed in Toronto after rat photos published
CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Vicki Gunn in YorkâSimcoe
Former UN head Annan warns Kenya over future poll violence
70 killed after tanker explosion in Nigeria
Two people killed in fire in Greater Manchester, England
UN plane crashes in Haiti; eleven dead
Bosnian football fan's suspected killer escapes police custody
Animal rights activists demand British coffee chain withdraw advertising campaign
US federal judge and Florida judge clash over Scientology wrongful death case
Car explosion in San Pedro, California was act of vandalism, say police
Baghdad judge clears pair of murdering six foreign soldiers
Tropical storm Otto moves into central Atlantic
Residents of Leeds, England neighbourhood plagued with crime ask council for help
Pakistan: Suspected US drone strikes kill seven rebels
Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh dies aged 70
Pakistani journalist found dead in home