Dedication of the Church of Mont St. Michael
The German aristocracy meets at Tribur, and takes the side of Pope Gegory VII against Emperor Henry IV
Death of Rudolph, King of Germany
James II, King of Scotland born
Anglican Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned at the stake in Oxford for their nonconformity to the Roman catholic Church during the reign of Queen Mary I. Their deaths were included in Foxe's Book of Martrys and fired anti-Catholic sentiment for centuries.
Death of Pope Gregory XIV
Death of Charles IX, King of Sweden
Pierre Puget, Baroque sculptor, painter, architect born
French explorer and cleric Isaac Jogues was killed by Mohawk Indians near the settlement of Auriesville, New York. He was canonized in 1930 by the Roman Catholic Church. He is credited with being the first European to see Lake George in 1646.
Albrecht von Haller, the father of experimental physiology born
An acclaimed lute player named Leopold Weiss died. He is remembered chiefly for an incident in which a rival musician attempted unsuccessfully to bite off his thumb.
Lexicographer Noah Webster born
During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded.
Franz Schubert's first Mass was sung in a Vienna church. The soprano role was sung by a woman sometimes described as Schubert's first love, although contemporary accounts leave the impression that Schubert's romantic inclinations were very much in a different direction.
Napoleon was exiled to St Helena.
"The Tremont Hotel opened in Boston. It was the first bona fide first-class hotel in America and the first hotel to have indoor plumbing. For $2 a night the patrons received four meals, a private key, a washbowl, and access to bathrooms in the basement.
Ether was first administered in public at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston by Dr. William Thomas Green Morton during an operation to remove a tumor from the jaw performed by Dr. John Collins Warren.
English author and dramatist Oscar Wilde born
Abolitionist John Brown led an abortive raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Va. He was convicted of treason and hanged.
Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion born
Playwright Eugene O'Neill (Nobel Prize and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright: The Ice Man Cometh ; Long Day's Journey into Night) born
Photographer Paul Strand born
President Theodore Roosevelt incites controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.
Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch born
Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic, in New York City.
Actress Linda Darnell born
Musician Bert Kaempfert (Wonderland by Night, Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Three O'Clock in the Morning) born
Actress Angela Lansbury born
German novelist Gnter Grass(The Tin Drum) born
Former presidential adviser Charles W. Colson born
Rock musician C.F. Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) born
The novel, The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas, was published Nine years later the book was made into a movie and captured three Oscars.
Actress Suzanne Somers born
Ten Nazi war criminals condemned during the Nuremberg trials were hanged.
Rock singer-musician Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead, Ratdog) born
Producer-director David Zucker born
Actor-director Tim Robbins born
Musician Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) born
Rock musician Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) born
The Cuban missile crisis began as President Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.
China detonated its first atomic bomb.
Tommie Smith & John Carlos perform Black Power salute during Olympic medal ceremony
Singer Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) born
Actor Jeremy Jackson ("Baywatch") born
Anwar Sadat was elected president of Egypt, succeeding the late Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Rapper B-Rock (B-Rock and the Bizz) born
A light plane carrying House Democratic leader Hale Boggs of Louisiana and three other men was reported missing in Alaska. The plane was never found.
Actress Kellie Martin born
The College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church chose Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to be the new pope; he took the name John Paul the Second. (The first non-Italian pope since 1542)
A baboon heart is transplanted into 15-day-old Baby Fae--the first transplant of the kind--at Loma Linda University Medical Center, California. Baby Fae lived until November 15.
A 58-and-a-half-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well.
In the Persian Gulf, an Iranian missile hit a re-flagged Kuwaiti ship in the first direct attack on the tanker fleet guarded by the US.
The Los Angeles Dodgers shut out the Oakland A's, 6-to-0, in game two of the World Series.
Rescue workers near Point Barrow, Alaska, continued their efforts to save three California gray whales trapped in Arctic Ocean ice.
President Bush signed an order cutting federal programs by $16.1 billion under the Gramm-Rudman budget-reduction law.
Comedian Steve Martin and his wife, actress Victoria Tennant, visited American GIs in Saudi Arabia.
The Cincinnati Reds beat the Oakland A's 7-0 in game one of the World Series.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev submitted to the Soviet legislature a scaled-back plan to transform the Soviet economy to a free-market system.
A deadly shooting rampage took place in Killeen, Texas, as George Hennard crashed his pickup truck into a Luby's Cafeteria and opened fire, killing 23 people before taking his own life.
The Nobel Peace prize was awarded to Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian who spoke on behalf of indigenous people and victims of government repression.
The UN Security Council endorsed the deployment of US warships to block arms and oil shipments to Haiti, in an attempt to increase pressure on Haiti's military leaders.
The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-to-5, in game one of the World Series.
Heavy rains began drenching southeast Texas, resulting in floods that left 20 dead and forced 14,000 from their homes in 35 counties.
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was elected to a fourth term.
A vast throng of black men gathered in Washington DC for the "Million Man March" led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
American industrialist Armand Hammer returned home from the Soviet Union in his private jet, bringing with him Jewish scientist David Goldfarb after securing permission for the ailing ''refusenik'' to emigrate.
Republican Bob Dole challenged President Clinton's ethics and honesty in their final debate.
Soccer fans trying to squeeze into Mateo Flores National Stadium in Guatemala City stampeded, killing 84 people.
Author James Michener died in Austin, Texas, at age 90.
In the first known case in the United States, a Georgia woman gave birth after being implanted with previously frozen eggs.
After receiving a Spanish extradition warrant, British police arrested former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in London for questioning about allegations that he had murdered Spanish citizens during his years in power.
David Trimble and John Hume were named recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the Northern Ireland peace accord.
Hurricane Irene rumbled up the East Coast.
A New York Air National Guard plane rescued Dr. Jerri Nielsen from a South Pole research center after she'd spent five months isolated by the Antarctic winter, which forced her to treat herself for a breast lump.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake in the Mojave Desert shook three states and derailed an Amtrak train, but caused no serious damage or injuries.
Radio raconteur Jean Shepherd died in Sanibel, Florida, at age 78.
Insurgents kill monk and burn temple in south Thailand
Spanish police reportedly closing in on fugitive Nazi doctor
New national museum opens in Kyushu, Japan
Riots break out at Neo-Nazi rally in Toledo, Ohio
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory confirms existence of Element 118
New Zealand Labour party sells pledge card
Microsoft backtracks on Vista delay accusations
Four more found guilty in 1993 Mumbai blasts case
Oil prices at new high on fears of Turkish attack in Iraq
Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles, California
China 'furious' at U.S. over Dalai Lama award
Nevada man's execution halted at 11th hour
Australia Votes 2007: Liberals promise personal income tax cuts
The Raveonettes on love, death, desire and war
Spanair mechanics to be questioned under criminal suspicion over Flight 5022 crash
NHL: Montreal Canadiens open 100th season
Oil prices drop as inventories grow
Medical helicopter crashes near Chicago, Illinois killing four
Thai-Cambodian generals in talks after border clash kills two
Oversight Committee: White House attempted to influence Congressional elections
Ilham Aliyev claims landslide victory in disputed Azerbaijani elections
China sentences six more to death over riots
European Commission publishes progress report on Western Balkans
At least 40 dead after string of attacks in Pakistan
NY Sen. Monserrate found guilty of misdemeanor assault
Zimbabwe's MDC pulls out of unity government
UN rights council endorses Gaza report
Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi mosque; twelve dead
Bank of America reports losses of over US$2.2 billion
Man charged with assaulting British singer Leona Lewis
World Wrestling Entertainment heir Shane McMahon resigns from the company
Son of Indian hospital CEO commits suicide by jumping out of window
US Army to court martial soldier over three Afghan murders
20 dead, seventeen trapped after Chinese coal mine explosion
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture visits schools to kick off National School Lunch Week
Iran continues to lash out at film industry
Felix Baumgartner jumps from stratosphere, breaks sound barrier