Roman emperor Claudius the First died, after being poisoned by his wife, Agrippina.
Death of St. Gerard of Aurillac
Death of St. Edward, "the Confessor," King of England
Death of Sultana Raziyya, the first female Moslem ruler
Philip IV "the Fair" orders the arrest of the Templars
Coronation of Henry IV as King of England
Death of Theodore Beza, theologian
The London Gazette published an ad which revealed that the score of Henry Purcell's work "Fairy Queen" had been lost. A reward was offered.
American Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher born
Horace H. Hayden, cofounder of 1st dental college born
The Continental Congress ordered construction of America's first naval fleet.
The cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a Masonic ceremony in the District of Columbia, led by President Washington.It would not be occupied until 1800.
The Jewish organization B'nai B'rith was founded in New York City.
Texas ratified a state constitution. 1884 accepted as the prime meridian for world time calculations.
Stage star of the Victorian age, Lillie Langtry born
The remains of Beethoven and Schubert were dug up so the Viennese could rebury their beloved composers in a better place.
The Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the first World Series, five games to three.
Debussy's wife tried to commit suicide. Lily Debussy was distraught over her husband leaving her for another woman. She survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The whole affair became public and hurt Debussy's popularity in Britain for a while.
Editorial cartoonist herblock born
Actor Cornel Wilde A Song to Remember, Sharks' Treasure, Omar Khayyam, The Greatest Show on Earth, Forever Amber) born
Actor - Comedian Nipsey Russell (Car 54, Where are You?, ABC's Nightlife, Barefoot in the Park, The Dean Martin Show) born
Actor-singer Yves Montand born
Comedian Lenny Bruce (Dance Hall Racket, Dynamite Chicken) born
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher born
Playwright Frank D. Gilroy born
Gospel singer Shirley Caesar born
Actress Melinda Dillon born
Singer-musician Paul Simon born
Actress Pamela Tiffin born
During World War Two, Italy declared war on Germany, its one-time Axis partner.
The poet Robert Lowell was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for draft evasion
Musician Robert Lamm (Chicago) . born
American troops entered Aachen, Germany.
British and Greek advance units landed at Piraeus during World War Two.
Country singer Lacy J. Dalton born
Singer-musician Sammy Hagar born
Model Beverly Johnson born
Writer-producer Chris Carter ("The X-Files") born
Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the third televised debate of their presidential campaign, with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in New York.
Actress Kelly Preston born
Country singer John Wiggins born
The four-character drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," by Edward Albee, opened on Broadway.
Olympic silver-medal figure skater Nancy Kerrigan born
Country singer Rhett Akins born
Actress Tisha Campbell born
More than 170 people were killed when a Soviet airliner crashed near the Moscow airport.
Rock musician Jan Van Sichem Junior (K's Choice) born
Voters in Egypt participated in a referendum to elect Vice President Hosni Mubarak the new president, one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts on behalf of a Central American peace plan.
Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz was named recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Vice President Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis met in their second presidential debate of the 1988 campaign.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 190 points, triggering memories of the 1987 crash.
At the start of a three-day conference in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, the crown prince of Kuwait promised greater democracy for the emirate if it were freed from Iraqi occupation.
In Lebanon, rebel Christian Gen. Michel Aoun ended his mutiny against the government.
Le Duc Tho, co-founder of the Vietnamese Communist Party, died in Hanoi at age 79.
Vice President Dan Quayle, Senator Al Gore and retired admiral James B. Stockdale clashed in a freewheeling vice-presidential debate in Atlanta.
The Philadelphia Phillies won the National League pennant, defeating the Atlanta Braves in game six.
The UN Security Council voted to reimpose sanctions on Haiti unless military leaders there stopped violating a UN-brokered accord.
Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe won the Nobel Prize in literature.
Pro-British Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland announced a cease-fire matching the Irish Republican Army's six-week-old truce.
British physicist Joseph Rotblat and the anti-nuclear group he founded, the Pugwash Conference, were named winners of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," called on Congress to investigate campaign contributions made to President Clinton's re-election campaign by the Lippo Group, an Indonesian banking conglomerate.
The Yankees won the American League pennant, defeating the Baltimore Orioles.
A jet-powered car driven by British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green streaked across Nevada's Black Rock Desert at speeds topping 764 mph, faster than the speed of sound. However, the car couldn't complete two runs within the 60 minutes required by record-keepers. (Green officially broke the record two days later.) In Quebec, Canada,
43 senior citizens and a bus driver were killed when the bus plunged into a ravine.
Five scientists in the United States won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing ways to analyze molecules in chemical reactions and the Nobel Prize in physics for discovering how electrons can change behavior.
The NBA suspended the first two weeks of the 1998-99 pro basketball season after collective bargaining talks broke off.
The New York Yankees won the American League pennant with a 9-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of their championship series.
White House and congressional budget bargainers continued to seek agreement on issues snarling a $500 billion bill for the new fiscal year.
Robert A. Mundell of Columbia University won the Nobel Prize for economic sciences.
In Boulder, Colorado, the JonBenet Ramsey grand jury was dismissed after 13 months of work with prosecutors saying there wasn't enough evidence to charge anyone in the 6-year-old's strangulation.
The Senate defeated the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, 51-48.
Google hires lead developer for open source instant messenger, Gaim
Apple introduces new iPod with video playback capabilities
Gunmen, police clash in south Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
Trial of Saddam Hussein to be televised
US extradition request blocked by Dutch court
Chinese ban on Wikipedia lifted for now
British top General says troops are unwelcome in Iraq
Free speech is not solicitation: American Civil Liberties Union
Former head of Radio Liberty Russian Broadcasts criticizes Kremlin's reaction to Russian journalist's murder
Four bodies found on Florida's Turnpike
New Zealand bank manager robbed own bank
Microsoft says no delay for European launch of Vista
Buffalo, New York snow storm closes schools, leaves nearly 400,000 without power
Pitt and Jolie's guard pulls gun on photographer in Pune, India
Gag order imposed on Guantanamo whistleblower
Recent American E. coli outbreak linked to cattle
Thai Tourism Minister applauds the Chiang Mai Charity Calendar
Rugby World Cup: England 14 - 9 France
At least two die in 15-truck pileup in California
Dalai Lama to receive US Congressional Gold Medal
Cook Islands rugby league player Adam Watene dies after training session age 31
Global markets surge in value
Canadian scientists protest Harper's attacks on science
Thailand protest cancelled at last minute
Wildfires rage north of Los Angeles
CanadaVOTES: Libertarian John Kittridge in St. Paul's
China and Russia sign trade deals worth US$3.5 billion
Gabon court upholds presidential candidate Bongo's win after protest
Local and regional elections held in Russia
Post-mortem examination reveals Stephen Gately "died of natural causes"
Turkey and Armenia sign historic agreement
CopiapÃ³, Chile mining accident: in depth
Eyewitnesses challenge Egyptian state media impartiality in fatal protests