Death of Athalaric, King of the Ostrogothics
Fall of Jerusalem to al-Malik en-Nasir Salah-ud-Din Yusuf. The Christian crusaders had occupied Jerusalem for 88-years.
At Largs, King Alexander III of Scotland repels an amphibious invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway.
Edward II, King of England, flees London, his wife and Barons.
England's King Richard III. The 12th of 13 children, he married the wealthy widow of the Prince of Wales and then imprisoned his mother-in-law for life. born
Ferdinand and Isabella, King and Queen of Castile-Aragon, lay siege to the Moors of Granada, and found Santa Fe, Spain
Catherine of Aragon arrives in Wales to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales
Having landed in Quebec a month ago, Jacques Cartier reaches a town which he names Montreal.
Hans Lippershey petitions the States General of the Netherlands for a patent on his invention of the Telescope
The Parliament of England names this a Thanksgiving Day, in celebration of the Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland
British spy Major John Andre was convicted in connection with Benedict Arnold's treason and was hanged in Tappan, N.Y.
Nat Turner, a black slave and leader of the only effective and sustained U.S. slave revolt.
The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River.
Charles Darwin returned from his voyage on the HMS Beagle to the Pacific. It would be 23 years before he publishedOrigin of Species.
Paul von Hindenburg, German Field Marshall during World War I whose brilliant victories on the Eastern Front promoted him to become the second president of the Weimar Republic born
German statesman Paul von Hindenburg born
24-year-old Johann Strauss the Younger took over his father's orchestra, just one week after his death. The musicians weren't too happy about it, but Junior told them he needed to keep the band going to support his siblings.
French World War I military commander Ferdinand Foch born
An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga.
The tin can opened with a key was patented by J. Ostyerhondt of New York City.
Political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi in Porbandar, India. born
The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The Capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was later convicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction.
Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt who promoted cooperation with the Soviet Union against Adolf Hitler. born
American poet Wallace Stevens born
The first international Conference of American States was convened in Washington, D.C., with representatives from most Latin America countries present.
Comedian Groucho Marx in New York. He and his brothers Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo, entertained millions through broadway shows and films. He later went on to host the television quiz show "You Bet Your Life" born
Ruth Cheney Streeter, the first director of the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve, in Brookline, Massachusetts. born
Actor-comedian Bud Abbott. He and Lou Costello made many comedy movies before splitting up in 1957. One of their funniest routines was "Who's on First," from their first film "One Night in the Tropics." born
Novelist Graham Greene born
Orville Wright sets an altitude record, flying at 1,600 feet. This exceeded Hubert Latham's previous record of 508 feet.
Not one, but two compositions by Delius were premiered in Leipzig "Summit Night on the River" and "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring."
Two other British composers put new works before their public at a festival in Leeds. George Butterworth's "A Shropshire Lad" was performed, and Elgar conducted his own symphonic poem "Falstaff."
President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
Country singer-musician Leon Rausch (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys) born
Actor George "Spanky" McFarland born
Actor Moses Gunn ("Shaft" and "The Great White Hope") born
Former Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills born
Warner Bros. released "Love Is on the Air" which featured the motion picture debut of then 26-year-old actor Ronald Reagan.
Movie critic Rex Reed born
The HMS Empress, carrying child refugees from Britain to Canada, was sunk during World War II.
German armies began Operation Typhoon - an all-out drive against Moscow.
Nazi troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.
Singer-songwriter Don McLean born
Cajun/country singer Jo-el Sonnier born
Scientists announce findings that smoking can cause cancer.
Country singer Chris LeDoux born
Designer Donna Karan born
Rock musician Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics) born
The "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles M. Schulz was published for the first time.
Singer-actor Sting (Gordon Summer) born
Rock singer Phil Oakley (The Human League) born
Alfred Hitchcock's TV show began with its portly profile of the famous director and the theme music of Gopunod's "Funeral March for a Marionette." The show ran for 10 years. Actor Rock Hudson died on this day in 1985.
The former French colony of Guinea in West Africa proclaimed its independence.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Freddie Jackson born
"The Twilight Zone" made its debut on CBS television. The program ran for 5 seasons for 154 installments, with a one-year hiatus between the third and fourth seasons.
Rock musician Bud Graugh (Sublime) born
Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, is sworn in. Marshall had previously been the solicitor general, the head of the legal staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and a leading American civil rights lawyer.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas withdrew his nomination as chief justice. Six months later, he resigned from the court, admitting he had made a financial deal with the Louis Wolfson Foundation.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Dion Allen (Az Yet) born
Rhythm-and-blues singer LaTocha Scott (Xscape) born
China, in a statement at the United Nations, declared they favored Arabs using oil as a weapon.
President Ford welcomed Japan's Emperor Hirohito to the United States.
The Senate joined the House in voting to override President Reagan's veto of stiff economic sanctions against South Africa.
Actor Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, at age 59 after a battle with AIDS.
On Capitol Hill, more Democratic senators lined up against Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork as President Reagan continued to lobby undecided lawmakers on behalf of his candidate for the high court.
The Summer Olympic Games concluded in Seoul, South Korea, with the Soviet Union coming in first in the medals count, East Germany second, and the United States, third.
Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered free elections.
Nearly 10,000 people marched through Leipzig, East Germany, demanding legalization of opposition groups and adoption of democratic reforms in the country's largest protest since 1953.
The Senate voted 90-to-nine to confirm the nomination of Judge David H. Souter to the Supreme Court.
President Bush, trying to muster acceptance for a $500 billion package of tax increases and spending cuts, asked Americans in a televised address to support the plan.
Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide asked the Organization of American States in Washington to send a delegation to his homeland to demand that the newly installed military junta surrender power immediately.
The campaigns of President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton agreed to hold three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate.
Hundreds of opponents of Russian President Boris Yeltsin battled police in Moscow and set up burning barricades in the biggest clash of Russia's 12-day-old political crisis.
U.S. soldiers in Haiti detained several leaders of the country's pro-army militias as part of an effort to dismantle armed opposition to restoration of elected rule.
O.J. Simpson's jurors stunned the courtroom and the nation by reaching verdicts in the sensational eight-month murder trial in less than four hours. (The decision was kept secret until the next day.)
Mark Fuhrman was given three years' probation and fined $200 after pleading no contest to perjury for denying at OJ Simpson's criminal trial that he had used a certain racial slur in the past decade.
An AeroPeru Boeing 757 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, killing all 61 passengers and nine crew members on board.
President Clinton proposed sending inspectors to farms around the world to ensure that foreign-grown fruits and vegetables are safe for American consumers. The president also said he would ask Congress to empower the Food and Drug Administration to ban produce from countries whose safety precautions do not meet American standards.
Hollywood's original singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels, Gene Autry, died at age 91.
The House released 4,600 pages of evidence that meticulously detailed President Clinton's efforts to contain the Monica Lewinsky scandal as it erupted.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art opened its much-hyped "Sensation" exhibit which had drawn controversy because of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's move to cut off city funding to the museum. (Giuliani objected to some of the artwork, which included a portrait of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung.)
One killed in University of Oklahoma explosion
Tigers win NRL Grand Final
Hundreds of lawsuits filed against music sharers in US
Tropical Storm Stan forms over Yucatan Peninsula
German Christian Democrats win by-election in Dresden
Suspected bomber identified in 1985 Rainbow Warrior bombing
Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to American scientists
Las Vegas schools on lockdown
Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended
India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 137th Birthday anniversary
Fatal shooting at school in Pennsylvania, USA
Ignatieff leads in tight race in Canadian Liberal "Super Weekend"
UK withdrawing thousand troops from Iraq
Abbott calls for independent boards to govern Australian hospitals
University of Memphis athlete shot to death; classes canceled
27 killed in Southwest China bus fire
Fred Thompson: Iraq had WMD in 2003
Fire kills six at Moscow State Institute of State and Corporate Management
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun to meet with Kim Jong-il
2007/08 UEFA Champions League: Stuttgart vs. Barcelona
2007/08 UEFA Champions League: Manchester United vs. AS Roma
Senator David Vitter to earmark $100,000 for creationist group
Isiah Thomas found guilty of sexual harassment
29 killed in Algerian floods
University of Calgary scientist Keith cracks carbon capture conundrum
CanadaVOTES: Animal Alliance (AAEVPC) candidate Marie Crawford running in TorontoâDanforth
Romanian coalition government collapses
Militant factions clash in Somalia
Rio de Janeiro to host 2016 Olympics
New 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes South Pacific
UN report says number of "abject poor" tripled in Gaza
US unemployment rate reaches 9.8%
Mudslides kill at least thirteen in Italy
Plaintiffs and Amazon propose settlement to Kindle deletion lawsuit
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel steps down to run for Mayor of Chicago
Filipino activist arrested for disrupting Manila Cathedral mass in Reproductive Health Bill protest
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, former publisher of The New York Times, dies aged 86