Death of St. Fintan of Taghmon
Dover submits to William "the Conqueror"
French and German members of the 1st Crusade defeated by the Turks.
Election of Pope Gregory VIII
Death of Charles VI, King of France
Magellan enters the strait which bears his name
Henry VIII of England is named Defender of the Faith by the Pope after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
Zampieri Domenichino, Italian artist. born
The Sieur de Beaumont accused of witchcraft
Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japans most powerful warlord.
All exports from the colonies must have customs paid in England
John Harlow fined 50 lbs of tobacco for missing church in Warwick, Virginia.
Japanese painter Katsushka Hokusai An ingraver and printmaker whose color prints are still quite popular tiday. born
Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan) born
The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
The US Navy frigate "Constitution," also known as "Old Ironsides," was launched in Boston's harbor.
Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco- Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel, created dynamite and Peace Prizes. born
Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops sieze the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
"Orpheus in the Underworld" premiered in Paris. Jacques Offenbach's operetta made the CAN-CAN popular. It also continues a lot of the music you know from "Gaite Parisienne," the orchestral suite that might just as well be called "Offenbach's Greatest Hits."
Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refused to accept the treaty terms.
After 14 months of experiments, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
Hungarian-born conductor Sir Georg Solti (1st complete recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen) born
Dizzy (John Birks) Gillespie, trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz born
The world's first planetarium opens in Munich.
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Whitey (Edward) Ford (Cy Young Award born
Author Ursula LeGuin (The Wind's Twelve Quarters, A Wizard of Earthsea, Left Hand of Darkness) born
Actress Georgia Brown (Lillian Klot) (Oliver, Cheers) born
Basketball player Connie Dierking born
Baseball player Ted Uhlaender born
Rock singer Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz)(Do Wah Diddy Diddy, The Mighty Quinn) born
Musician Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MG's) born
Musician Ron Elliott (guitar born
Football player Brian Picolo (Chicago Bears film: Brian's Song) born
During World War Two, US troops captured the German city of Aachen
Actor Everett McGill born
Musician Lee Loughnane (Chicago) born
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu born
Musician Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) born
Tennis player, Linda Tuero born
Musician/guitarist, Eric Faulkner born
Steven Curtis Chapman born
Actress-author Carrie Fisher born
Musician/Guitarist/songwriter, Steve Lukather (Toto) born
The Guggenheim Museum opened to the public in New York.
Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon clashed in their fourth and final presidential debate.
More than 140 people, mostly children, were killed when a coal waste landslide engulfed a school and several houses in south Wales.
The "March on the Pentagon," protesting American involvement in Vietnam , draws 50,000 protesters. .
Willy Brandt is elected Chancellor of West Germany.
Rock musician Che Colovita Lemon (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) born
President Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the US Supreme Court.
Actor Jeremy Miller ("Growing Pains") born
Actor Will Estes ("Kirk") born
The United States sends a ten-ship task force to Grenada.
1 meter = distance light travels through vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second
Pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon claimed to have abducted American Edward Tracy (he was released in August 1991).
The debate began in the Senate on the nomination of Judge Robert H. Bork to the US Supreme Court. (Two days later, the Senate voted 58-to-42 to reject the nomination.)
A federal grand jury in New York indicted former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his wife, Imelda, on charges of fraud and racketeering. (Marcos died before he could be brought to trial; his widow, Imelda, was acquitted in 1990.)
Rescue workers in Oakland, California, pulled longshoreman Buck Helm alive from the wreckage of the Nimitz Freeway, part of which had collapsed during the October 17th earthquake. (However, Helm died less than a month later.)
A Palestinian stabbed three Israelis to death during a rampage in a Jerusalem neighborhood in retaliation for the police killings of 17 Arabs on the Temple Mount.
American hostage Jesse Turner was freed by his kidnappers in Lebanon after nearly five years in captivity.
Singer Madonna's book "Sex" was released.
A report prepared for the Los Angeles police commission found that the city was unprepared to handle the rioting that broke out the previous spring, and had responded inadequately.
The Toronto Blue Jays won game four of the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 2-to-1.
NATO ministers endorsed a US plan to form limited partnerships with Russia and other former East bloc foes, but stopped short of offering full membership.
The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-to-0, in game five of the World Series; Toronto still led the Series, three games to two.
The Senate rejected curbs on President Clinton's right as commander-in-chief to send troops to Haiti.
Thirty-two people were killed when a section of bridge collapsed in Seoul, South Korea.
United States and North Korea signed an agreement requiring the communist nation to halt its nuclear program and agree to inspections.
The Atlanta Braves won game one of the World Series, defeating the visiting Cleveland Indians 3-2.
Maxene Andrews of the Andrews Sisters died in Hyannis, Mass., at age 79.
Rioting inmates surrendered control of a prison dormitory in Greenville, Illinois, ending a one-day uprising that began after the government ordered federal prisons locked down nationwide.
The Atlanta Braves took a two-games-to-none lead in the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees 4-to-0.
President Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military survived its first Supreme Court test.
Arnoldo Aleman claimed victory over Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua's presidential election.
Reversing months of strong opposition, the Clinton administration endorsed a revised Republican bill to restructure the Internal Revenue Service and shift the burden of proof from the taxpayer to the government in court-contested cases.
The Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians, 14-to-11, in game three of the World Series.
A radical environmental group, the Earth Liberation Front, claimed responsibility for fires that caused $12 million in damage at the nation's busiest ski resort in Vail, Colorado.
Dr. Jane Henney was confirmed as FDA commissioner.
President Clinton signed a $520 billion spending package that was shipped to him just before the 105th Congress slipped into history.
The New York Yankees swept the San Diego Padres, winning game four of the World Series, 3-to-0.
France's highest court upheld the conviction of Maurice Papon, the former Vichy official who had fled France rather than face prison for his role in sending Jews to Nazi death camps; Papon was captured in Switzerland and deported the following day.
Wikimedia Foundation and Answers.com announce partnership
High School shooting in Michigan, USA injures one
Journalist freed from Baghdad captors
Major ISP Level 3 experiences downtime
Norway takes action to prevent a possible bird flu epidemic
Possible end to strike, fines for BC teachers
Syrian officials and Lebanese President accused by U.N. report
South Thailand insurgents blamed for five bombs
France protests treatment of government minister by US authorities; US government admits mistake
Avian flu found within UK
Amazon rainforest being destroyed faster than previously believed
Swedish couple names baby boy "Google"
US population reaches 300 million
Thai Prime Minister to consider lifting martial law
Waikato win Air New Zealand Cup
Headmaster to meet parents after student sex parties
Evangelist Kent Hovind's tax trial begins
Interview with Innocent Watat, City Council candidate for Wards 3 & 4 in Brampton, Canada
First non-white Governor elected in Louisiana in over 100 years
Alcon Taiwan Hiking focuses on reducing computing hours
Hope Parade in Taiwan inconjuncted with creation and environment awareness
Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen wins Brazilian Grand Prix and the Championship
Aerosmith sued over late cancellation of gig in Maui, Hawaii
Turkey preparing for incursion into Iraq after PKK militants kill 17 soldiers
Thousands flee renewed violence in Congo
BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon
Major League Soccer: Chicago Fire vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
Scottish Premier League 2007â€“08: Rangers vs. Celtic
New York business receives package containing unknown powder
Canadian farmer vows to continue providing customers with raw milk despite order
EU to give 280 million euro in aid to dairy farmers
UNHCR: Thousands of Angolans expelled from DRC in "dire" need of aid
Ousted Honduran president Zelaya says coup talks suspended
Five cholera deaths recorded in Zimbabwe amid fears of new epidemic
Indian Human Resources minister to reform technology sector
Afghan president accepts runoff vote; UN seeks to fire 200 officials
Scottish lawyer denies death of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi
US Supreme court to hear Guantanamo Bay cases
Iran nuclear talks enter third day
Suicide bombers close Pakistani schools
France confirms deportation of illegal Afghan immigrants
At least 21 dead after train accident in India
BBC's Mock The Week 'breached guidelines' with Olympian humour, say corporation's Trust
Indonesian president sworn in for a second term
Whooping cough outbreak kills ten infants in California
Archaeologists uncover Britain's earliest known hospital
Two men found guilty of murder of shop owner in West Yorkshire, England
British Government warns against tax breaks for Scientology
Typhoon Megi heads towards China
Electric company faces lawsuits from residents of California neighborhood destroyed by explosion
Scientist demands end to US 'addiction to oil'
Australian jockey Stathi Katsidis found dead at age 31
Greek lawmakers pass new austerity law despite violent protests
St Paul's cathedral to shut down following 'Occupy' protest
Car bomb hits centre of Beirut