Death of Clotaire II, King of France
Coronation of Charlemagne and his brother Carloman, as co-rulers of the Franks
The 1st Crusade lays siege to Antioch
Pius II, (pope from 1458-64. His original name was Enea Silvio Piccolomini. He tried to unite Europe in a crusade against the Turks at a time when they threatened to overrun all of Europe. born
Death of Pope Gregory XII
Santes Pagninus, Dominican scholar whose Latin version of the Hebrew Biblethe first since St. Jerome'sgreatly aided other 16th-century scriptural translators. born
William Sweeting and John Brewster burnt for heresy
Justus Lipsius, humanist, classical scholar, writer born
Edward Winslow, English founder of the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts. born
Louis XIII lays siege to Montpellier
Michael Wigglesworth, British-American clergyman, physician, and author of rhymed treatises expounding Puritan doctrines.
Luca Giordano, Napoli, painter born
New Book of Canons ordered used in Anglican Churches
Tthe shoemakers of Boston formed the first labor organization in American history.
The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon.
Robert Livingston Stevens, U.S. engineer and ship designer who invented the widely used inverted-T railroad rail and the railroad spike. born
Christian Friedrich Schnbein, German chemist who discovered and named ozone (1840) and was the first to describe guncotton (nitrocellulose). born
The United States took formal possession of Alaska from Russia.
Music lovers in Cologne were the first to hear Brahms' last orchestral piece, the Double Concerto.
Novelist Fannie Hurst born
The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago and New York was formally opened.
The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico shortly before Spain formally relinquished control of the island to the US.
Mahler also in Cologne... conducted the premiere of his own Fifth Symphony. At the time Mahler predicted that in the future conductors would usually take the scherzo too fast.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau born
Lee Harvey Oswald, conspirator in the assassination of President Kennedy born
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jesse Helms (Republican, North Carolina) born
Paris had the honor of being the locale for the world premiere of the Prokofiev First Violin Concerto. Koussevitsky conducted and his concertmaster soloed. It's one of the finest concertos ever written for any instrument, full of melody and drama.
Rock-and-roll performer Chuck Berry born
Actor George C. Scott born
Sportscaster Keith Jackson born
Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, New Jersey, at age 84.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt bans war submarines from U.S. ports and waters
Football coach Mike Ditka born
Greek actress Mey Oswald born
Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia during World War Two.
Playwright Wendy Wasserstein born
Author Terry McMilla born
Tennis player Martina Navratilova born
The Soviet Union announced an unmanned space vehicle had taken the first pictures of the far side of the moon.
Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme born
Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis born
Rock musician Tim Cross (Sponge) born
Tennis player Michael Stich born
The federal government banned artificial sweeteners known as cyclamates (SY'-kluh-maytz) because of evidence they caused cancer in laboratory rats.
Rock musician Peter Svenson (The Cardigans) born
Former first lady Bess Truman died at her home in Independence, Missouri, at age 97.
President Reagan ordered an investigation of a CIA handbook for Nicaraguan rebels that suggested assassination as a political tactic.
President Reagan summoned congressional leaders to the White House to announce he had decided on what action to take in response to an Iranian missile attack on a US-flagged tanker off Kuwait two days earlier. (The next day, US destroyers bombarded an Iranian offshore oil rig.)
The Oakland A's defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-to-1, in game three of the World Series.
South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, in an address to the UN General Assembly, called for a summit with North Korea's president to sign a non-aggression pact. Maurice Allais of France won the Nobel Prize in economics.
The space shuttle "Atlantis" was launched on a five-day mission that included deployment of the "Galileo" space probe on a course for Jupiter.
After 18 years in power, Erich Honecker was ousted as leader of East Germany; he was succeeded by Egon Krenz.
Iraq offered to sell its oil to anyone -- including the United States -- for 21 dollars a barrel, the same price level that preceded the invasion of Kuwait.
The visiting Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves in game two of the World Series, 5-to-4, evening the series at one game apiece. (The pre-game ceremony was marred by a US Marine Corps color guard that mistakenly presented the Canadian flag upside-down.)
Two defendants were acquitted of most of the felony charges in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny and other motorists at the start of the 1992 Los Angeles riots; the jury did convict Damian Williams of simple mayhem, Henry Watson of simple assault.
Defense Secretary William Perry, nearing the end of a visit to China, said Beijing had agreed to brief the Pentagon on its overall military strategy and defense spending plans.
President Clinton, facing political fallout for telling financial contributors that "I raised your taxes too much," said he had no regrets about the tax increase package he'd signed into law in 1993.
Democratic Party fund-raiser John Huang was relieved of his duties following days of attacks by the Republicans over what they called improper and possibly illegal contributions.
A monument honoring American servicewomen was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.
Coca-Cola Company chairman Roberto Goizueta died in Atlanta at age 65.
Broadcast journalist Nancy Dickerson died in New York at age 70.
The Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-to-4 in game one of the World Series.
The New York Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres, 9-to-3, to take a two-games-to-none lead in the World Series.
Pope John Paul the Second celebrated a Mass at the Vatican marking the 20th anniversary of his election to the papacy.
The New York Yankees won a record 36th pennant, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-1 in Game Five of the American League Championship Series.
Career prosecutor Robert Ray was sworn in to replace Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and wrap up the wide-ranging investigation of President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Russian sabre rattling in the Barents Sea
Next political election in Italy will be on April 9, 2006
Phone threat closes tunnels, snarls traffic in Baltimore, Maryland
Major rallies escalate teacher strike in BC
Armed conflicts in the world down by 40% since early 1990s
Iraq ballots to be audited due to voting "anomalies"
Clint Brown, TV3 presenter, resigns amid attack allegations
Argentinian woman sticks to slot machine after winning 35 million pesos
NZ Government passes bill to legalise controversial electioneering overspending
Pope Benedict XVI canonizes four new saints
Indian lawyers debate how to execute Mohammad Afzal
Virus carried on fifth generation iPods
Suicide bombing kills 16 in tourist city in Sri Lanka
U.S. Defense officials: Satellite photos suggest second North Korea nuclear test
Turkish Parliament approves military action in Iraq
Avro Vulcan returns to the air after restoration
John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing
'Large-scale attack' against ex-Prime Minister Bhutto leaves more than 100 dead in Pakistan
Brownback to drop out of Presidential race on Friday, says AP
Indian aviation sector hit by financial trouble; domestic traffic at five-year low
Russia asks Iceland for details of bank rescue plan before giving loan
Iran to stop executing children
Philippines prepares for new typhoon
UN claims over a quarter million human trafficking victims in EU
Hurricane Rick becomes Category 5 storm
IBEX satellite releases first all sky map
33 killed by firecracker blaze in India
Gun battle between gang members and police kills 12 in Rio de Janeiro
Suicide attack hits Iranian Revolutionary Guard commanders
Democratic Republic of Congo: UN expert accuses soldiers of killing 50 Hutu refugees in North Kivu
Bull moose shot by police in Alaska
Ali Bongo sworn in as president of Gabon
'Enough, enough, enough, enough': 1700 women march against mass rape in DR Congo
One dead as Super Typhoon Megi makes landfall in Philippines
Attorney General vetos release of Prince Charles correspondence
Cameron, Salmond sign deal for referendum on Scottish independence