The Sixth Crusade ends when an Egyptian-Khwarismian force almost annihilates the Frankish army.
English forces defeat the Scots under David II during the Battle of Neville's Cross, Scotland.
Defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Worcester, Charles II of England flees to France.
Johann Sebastian Bach got married to his cousin Maria Barbara Bach. That was the first of Bach's two marriages. He had children by both.
Jupiter Hammon, America's first published black poet born
At one of the turning points of the American Revolution, British Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American Gen. Horatio Gates at Saratoga, N.Y.
Chopin died in Paris of tuberculosis.
Charles Kraft (Kraft Foods) born
Actress Spring Byington (Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Angels in the Outfield, Jezebel, Little Women, Laramie, December Bride) born
Author Nathaniel West (Miss Lonelyhearts, Day of the Locust) born
Zeppelin LII explodes over London, killing 28.
Playwright Arthur Miller born
Actress Rita Hayworth born
The Radio Corporation of America was created.
Actor Montgomery Clift (From Here to Eternity, Suddenly Last Summer, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Misfits, A Place in the Sun) born
Actress Beverly Garland born
Newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin born
Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to eleven years in prison. (He was released in 1939).
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
Daredevil Evel Knievel born
Singer Jim Seals (Seals & Crofts) born
Country singer Earl Thomas Conley born
The U.S. destroyer Kearney is damaged by a German U-boat torpedo off Iceland; 11 Americans are killed.
Juan Peron became dictator of Argentina. He remained in power for 11 years before being overthrown.
Colonel Juan Peron staged a coup, becoming absolute ruler of Argentina.
Actor Michael McKean born
Actress Margot Kidder born
Actor Howard Rollins born
Astronaut Mae Jemison born
French author Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
Country singer Alan Jackson born
Charles Van Doren and 13 others were arrested for fraud in connection with rigged quiz shows.
Animator Mike Judge ("King of the Hill") born
Hair opens at New York's Public Theater
Reggae singer Ziggy Marley born
Arab oil-producing nations announced they would begin cutting back on oil exports to Western nations and Japan; the result was a total embargo that lasted until March 1974.
West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner that was on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers.
Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her years of work on behalf of the destitute in Calcutta.
Mt. St. Helens erupts 3 times in 24 hours, in Washington.
First lady Nancy Reagan underwent a modified radical mastectomy at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
Philip Morris Companies Incorporated launched an $11.5 billion takeover bid for Kraft Incorporated.
Earthquake strikes San Francisco bay area minutes before the start of a World Series game there. The earthquake registers 6.9 on the Richter scale--66 are killed and damage is estimated at $10 billion.
In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State James Baker said Iraqi President Saddam Hussein "must fail if peace is to succeed."
The Cincinnati Reds opened up a 2-0 World Series lead, beating the Oakland A's 5-4.
Japanese exchange student Yoshi Hattori, 16, was shot and killed by Rodney Peairs in Center, Louisiana, after Hattori and his American host mistakenly knocked on Peairs' door while looking for a Halloween party. (Peairs was acquitted of manslaughter, but in a civil trial was ordered to pay more than $650,000 in damages to Hattori's family.)
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, in a CBS interview, said he would offer legislation restricting President Clinton's authority to send troops to Haiti.
The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-to-4, evening the World Series at one game each.
Leaders of Israel and Jordan initialed a draft peace treaty. Negotiators for the Angolan government and rebels agreed to a peace treaty to end their 19-year civil war.
President Clinton told wealthy contributors at a Houston fund-raiser that "you think I raised your taxes too much. It might surprise you to know that I think I raised them too much, too" a statement that drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.
The Cleveland Indians won the American League pennant by defeating the Seattle Mariners, 4-0, in game six of their playoff series.
A bomb exploded aboard a Paris subway car, wounding 29 people.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired security chief Alexander Lebed, one day after the former general was accused by a rival of building his own rogue army.
The remains of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara were laid to rest in his adopted Cuba, 30 years after his execution in Bolivia.
A pipeline explosion and fire in southwest Nigeria killed some 700 people.
The FBI reported that serious crimes reported to police declined for seventh straight year in 1998 and murder and robbery rates reached 30-year lows.
Former nurse Orville Lynn Majors was convicted of murdering six patients at a western Indiana hospital; the jury deadlocked on a seventh count. (Majors is serving a 360-year prison sentence.)
Tropical Storm Wilma forms, ties record for busiest hurricane season
New York Times reporter Judith Miller breaks silence on Plame leak investigation
Persistent rain storm in Northeast USA comes to an end
Iraqis say U.S. bombing killed 39 civilians
Jens Stoltenberg reveals the next Norwegian cabinet
5.1 earthquake hits north of Tokyo
Chinese astronauts in Shenzhou VI return safely
5 killed in return bus trip from marching band competition
Chicago White Sox win American League baseball pennant
United Future announces tax cuts in 2008 for New Zealand
Makati City Mayor suspended
Philippine President Arroyo tells business leaders security is top priority
National Guard dispatched to Buffalo, New York to help with storm cleanup
Interview with Brodrick Thorpe, City Council candidate for Ward 10 in Mississauga, Canada
Rob Broudie, top British lawyer, found dead
Eritrea moves troops into UN buffer zone
Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan to resume in November
Putin promises to complete Iran's nuclear reactor
American Indian Movement spokesperson dies, age 75
First A380 enters commercial service
Satirist Stephen Colbert runs for U.S. President
Richard Roberts takes leave of absence from Oral Roberts University
Floods spared historic Farnsworth House in Illinois
Dalai Lama seeks autonomy not independence
Drug-resistant staph deaths surpass AIDS in the United States
Fire ruins historical building of Prague Exhibition Grounds
Spanish airline LTE suspends all flights
Fear and loathing on the campaign trail, September 2008
Second pipeline blast hits Canadian region
Police fight police in Brazil protest
Lost tomb of 'Gladiator' real life Roman inspiration found
Judge in Nebraska says thou shalt not sue God
Clash of cultures: Somali and Latino workers at U.S. meat packing plants
IMF prepares to help Hungary and Ukraine
'Mobile phone dermatitis' linked to nickel deposits
Apple users criticize lack of FireWire port on MacBook
Crude oil prices reach one-year high
Politicians call for NY Sen. Monserrate to resign after assault conviction
Buffalo, NY firefighter injured while battling blaze
Botswana holds parliamentary elections
One million protest against Spanish abortion liberalisation
International pressure mounts on Guinean military junta to withdraw from elections
6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia
Baby survives after stroller hit by train in Melbourne, Australia
Greek film director Yannis Dalianides dies at age 87
Teenager disappears in Pichilemu, Chile
Mathematician BenoÃ®t Mandelbrot dies aged 85
NASCAR: Jamie McMurray wins Bank of America 500
Herman Cain: SimCity rumor 'a lie'
Boston Globe criticised for outing FBI informant
Football: Wigan 1-3 Bolton Wanderers
'Homer Simpson' contributes to U.S. presidential candidate Buddy Roemer