The 1st Crusade arrives before Antioch
Coronation of Louis IV, King of Germany
Pope Clement VI condemns the flagellant movement
St. Mary's College founded at Westminister, England
Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca born
Florence, Italy, requested that the remains of Dante be moved there
In France, Huguenot Henri de Navarre routs Duke de Joyeuse's larger Catholic force at Coutras.
Battle of Sekigahara, which established the Tokugawa clan as rulers of Japan (SHOGUN)
English astronomer and architect Sir Christopher Wren. His greatest building is St Paul's Cathedral in London. born
George I of England crowned.
The US Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
Austin Flint, 19th century pioneer in US heart research born
The United States and Britain agreed to establish the 49th parallel as the official boundary between the United States and Canada.
Great Britain and the United States sign a diplomatic convention establishing a boundary between the U.S. and Canada along the forty-ninth parallel.
19th-century politician and Civil War general, Daniel Sickles. (In 1859 he killed Philip Baron Key, the son of Francis Scott Key and his wife's lover, on the White House grounds. He was acquitted of the charge of manslaughter because it was a crime of passion. At Gettysburg, he was reprimanded by Gen. Meade for his taking such an advanced, unprotected position on the Union left. He lost a leg at Gettysburg. While minister to Spain after the War, he was the reputed lover of the Queen of Spain.) born
Spain gives Florida to the United States.
During the Greek War for Independence, a combined Turkish and Egyptian armada is destroyed by an allied British, French, and Russian naval force at the Battle of Navarino.
Wagner's career finally took off when "Rienzi" was sung in Dresden to great acclaim. Wagner was then 29 years old. The same opera company immediately made plans to stage "The Flying Dutchman."
French poet Artur Rimbaud. born
Composer Charles Ives. In his spare time he composed symphonies and other works which break all the rules, some of which are too modern for some ears even today. born
Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor, most famous for portraying Dracula (Some sources 1888) born
Comic actress Margaret Dumont. born
The city of Chicago dedicated the World's Columbian Exposition.
A joint commission ruled in favor of the United States in a boundary dispute between the District of Alaska and Canada.
Mystery author Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay) born
Lee De Forrest, the father of radio, was given a patent for the vacuum tube.
Radio-television personality Arlene Francis (actress Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Thrill of it All; TV emcee: Who's There, Talent Patrol, The Comeback Story, Blind Date; panelist: What's My Line) born
Country singer-musician Grandpa Jones (Louis Marshall) born
Dancer Fayard Nicholas born
Germany accepted U.S. President Wilson's terms to end World War I.
Herschel Bernardi (actor Proper Stranger, Irma La Douce; voice: Charlie Tuna TV commercials, Jetson characters) born
Columnist Art Buchwald born
Psychologist Joyce Brothers, America's first media psychologist. In the mid 1950s, she appeared on the quiz show The $64,000 Question and won in the category of boxing. born
Mickey Mantle, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees born
Roosevelt Brown (Pro Football Hall of Famer offensive tackle; 8 time All Pro) born
Actor William Christopher (Father Francis Mulcahy on MASH) born
Actor Michael Dunn (Gary Miller) born
Actor Jerry Orbach (Law and Order, Dirty Dancing, Straight Talk, Brewster's Millions; voice of candelabra: Beauty and the Beast) born
Just over a year after the start of the Long March, Mao Zedong arrives in Hanoi in northwest China with 8,000 survivors, and sets up Chinese Communist headquarters.
African-American political activist and cofounder of the Black Panthers, Bobby Seale. born
Country singer Wanda Jackson (Right or Wrong, Let's Have a Party, In the Middle of a Heartache; songwriter: [Let's Stop] Kickin' Our Hearts Around) born
Baseball Hall of Famer Juan Marichal born
Actor Earl Hindman ("Home Improvement") born
The Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated during World War Two.
General Douglas MacArthur kept his promise to return to the Philippine Islands as he landed with American forces during World War II. Two and a-half years after he'd said, "I shall return."
Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon form the Arab League to present a unified front against the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard. born
Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration within the motion picture industry.
Isaac Curtis (football Super Bowl XVI) born
Actress Melanie Mayron born
Baseball All-Star Keith Hernandez born
Actor Viggo Mortensen born
The TV sitcom about police, Car 54, Where Are You?, premiered, and ran till 1963.
Rock musician David Ryan (The Lemonheads) born
Rock musician Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & The Blowfish) born
The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, died in New York at age 90.
Seven men were convicted in Meridian, Mississippi, of violating the civil rights of three murdered civil rights workers.
Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg born
Arab oil-producing nations ban oil exports to the United States, following the outbreak of Arab-Israeli war.
In the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned.
After fifteen years of construction, the Sydney Opera House is officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. . Famous for its geometric roof shells, the structure contains several large auditoriums and presents an average of 3,000 events a year to an estimated two million people.
Three members of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Mississippi.
Ten people were killed when an Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn hotel near Indianapolis International Airport after the pilot, who was trying to make an emergency landing, ejected safely.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, defeating the Oakland A's in game five by a score of 5-to-2.
Three members of the rap group 2 Live Crew were acquitted by a jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, of violating obscenity laws with an adults-only concert in nearby Hollywood the previous June.
The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, 2-1, sweeping the Oakland A's in four games.
The host Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-to-2 in game three of the World Series, taking a two-games-to-one lead. (This was the first World Series game to be played outside the US. During the pre-game ceremony, a Marine color guard presented the Canadian flag correctly, two days after another guard held the banner upside-down before game two.)
The Senate adopted a non-binding resolution saying Congress should give its approval before any US troops were sent to enforce a Bosnian peace accord.
Toronto took a three-games-to-one lead in the World Series as the Blue Jays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 15-to-14.
Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry to limit violence in programs.
NATO Secretary General Willy Claes resigned to face corruption charges in his native Belgium (he later received a three-year suspended jail sentence).
France, the United States and Britain announced a treaty banning atomic blasts in the South Pacific but only after France finished testing there the following year.
Space shuttle "Columbia" was launched on a research flight that had been delayed six times.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Yankees 12-to-1 in game one of the World Series.
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto's party won a parliamentary election.
Hungarian-born US financier and philanthropist George Soros announced he would donate as much as half a billion dollars in aid to Russia over the next three years.
Mir cosmonauts performed history's first "internal spacewalk" (because of the need for spacesuits) to restore power to the damaged Spektr module of the space station.
Elizabeth Dole, unwisely abandoned her Republican bid to be America's first woman president. .
The government laid out new rules to protect children's privacy on the Internet and to shield them from commercial e-mail
Arrest warrant issued for Tom DeLay
Houston Astros win National League baseball pennant
Australian opposition minister gives speech on poverty
American soldiers accused of desecrating enemy bodies
Hussein enters "not guilty" plea at trial
Premiers take on Australian PM on Shoot To Kill Laws
Endon Mahmood, wife of Malaysian PM, dies
Iran bans Hollywood movies
RAF officer refusing to serve in Iraq
UN appeals for more aid for devastated Pakistan region
Newspaper editor shot dead in Iraq
OpenOffice.org office suite version 2.0 has been released
Publishers seek injunction against Google Print
Spain issues arrest warrant for three U.S. soldiers accused of killing two journalists in 2003
Irish Government sends team of officials in hunt for Journalist
Haze covers Southeast Asia
Human remains found five years later at World Trade Center site
Scientists progress towards cloaking device
Earthquake measuring 4.5 shakes northern California
California woman sees holy figure in burrito
Florida suffers from summerlike conditions ahead of cold front
Sir Edmund Hillary receives honorary doctorate
Rugby World Cup: France 10 - 34 Argentina
US stock markets tumble on 'Black Monday' anniversary
Half of life could go extinct by century's end, warn eminent biologists
Top 100 Canadian albums named
Six found murdered in Vancouver, Canada apartment building
Mass suspensions and relief of duties after US B-52 flew with armed nuclear missiles
Man throws red paint in Roman Trevi fountain to protest film festival
Saudi Arabia plans to open embassy in Finland
Thai police arrest Canadian paedophile suspect
South African reggae star Lucky Dube shot dead in attempted hijacking
Bush and Putin suggest potential for World War III
Dell joins Microsoft-Nortel VoIP Team
South Africa defeats England 15 - 6 to win the Rugby World Cup
Major League Soccer: Toronto FC vs. New England Revolution
Teen hacker admits to attack on scientology.org
Church of Scientology falsely accuses internet group 'Anonymous' of 2007 school shooting
Spanish prime minister speaks on economic crisis
US scientist from Maryland accused of spying for Israel
ECOWAS suspends Niger in dispute over constitution
Zimbabwe cabinet meets without MDC ministers after boycott
New Gabonese president names new government
Ten dead, nine injured as Super Typhoon Megi clears Philippines
Wikimedia Foundation announces departure of general counsel Mike Godwin
Ethics complaint by police dismissed by Ontario Press Council
Former Libyan leader Gaddafi killed