According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.
Brutus, assassin, kills himself after losing Phillipi
Valentinian III installed as Western Roman Emperor
Death of St Ignatius of Constantinople
Murder of Kotuz, Egyptian Caliph
Treaty of Paris between Scotland and France against the English
Coronation of Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor
Election of Ferdinand I as King of Bohemia
Rebellion in Ireland. Catholics, under Phelim O'Neil, rose against the Protestants and cruelly massacred men, women and children to the number of 40,000 (some say 100,000).
The British Parliament met for the first time.
French chef Nicholas Appert, inventor of the canning process. born
Paris police were investigating the murder of the composer Jean-Marie Leclair. They thought Leclair's nephew stabbed him to death to steal his wife but they never found evidence for an arrest.
Virginia emancipates slaves who fought for independence during the Revolutionary War.
French lexicographer Pierre Larousse . born
Adlai E. Stevenson, vice president under Grover Cleveland from 1893-1897 born
British poet Robert Bridges
Forces led by Union General Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate General Stirling Price's army in Missouri.
John Heisman, American college football coach from 1892 to 1927 who had a trophy for best college player named after him born
William Coolidge, inventor of the X-ray tube born
Scriabin's career got a boost when he performed his own piano concerto in Odessa.
Olympic swimming medalist in 1924, Gertrude Ederle born
College and Pro Football Hall of Famer 'Bruiser' (Frank) Kinard born
25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
Actor James Daly (Hallmark Hall of Fame, Eagle in a Cage, Medical Center, Planet of the Apes, The Invaders) born
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Ned Rorem born
Baseball player, Ewell Blackwell born
Former "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson born
Saxophoneist Sonny (William) Criss (The Bop Masters, Saturday Morning, Criss Craft, Out of Nowhere, Warm and Sonny) born
Baseball pitcher (U.S. Senator from Kentucky)- Jim Bunning born
Actress, Diana Dors (Fluck) (Children of the Full Moon, Oliver Twist, Unicorn, Theatre of Blood, The Devil's Web, Baby Love) born
World Golf Hall of Famer Juan 'Chi-Chi' Rodriguez born
Singer Charlie Foxx (Mockingbird) born
The first major Old West writer, Zane Gray, died.
Songwriter Eleanor (Ellie) Greenwich (My Baby, Chapel of Love, Da Do Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me, River Deep) born
The British Eighth Army launched an offensive at El Alamein in Egypt; a World War II battle that eventually swept the Germans out of North Africa.
Author Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, Twister, Rising Sun, The Great Train Robbery, The Terminal Man, Disclosure, The Great Impostor, The Secret of Canta Victoria, Congo) born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Barbara Ann Hawkins (The Dixie Cups) born
The Battle of Leyte Gulf began.
Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player hired by a major league team, was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and sent to their Montreal farm team.
The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow.
Musician Greg Ridley born
The first husband and wife team to win Nobel Prizes, Carl and Gerty Cory of Washington University Medical School, won the prize for medicine on this day in for their work on undersstanding the conversion of sugar into glycogens.
Country singer Dwight Yoakam born
An anti-Stalinist revolt that was subsequently crushed by Soviet troops began in Hungary.
Parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic born
Rhythm-and-blues singer David Thomas (Take 6) born
Rock musician Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) born
Country singer-musician Junior Bryant (Ricochet) born
Earthquakes killed more than 10,000 people in Nicaragua.
The musical "Pippin" opened on Broadway.
President Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
China and Japan exchanged treaty ratification documents in Tokyo, formally ending four decades of hostility. .
The resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced.
A truck filled with explosives, driven by a Moslem terrorist, crashes into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The bomb kills 237 Marines and injures 80. Almost simultaneously, a similar incident occurs at French military headquarters, where 58 die and 15 are injured.
The US Senate rejected, 58-to-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.
Democrat Lloyd Bentsen and the Reverend Jesse Jackson accused Republican George Bush of injecting race into the presidential campaign by focusing on prison escapee Willie Horton -- a charge a Bush spokesman labeled "absolutely ridiculous."
In a case that inflamed racial tensions in Boston, Charles Stuart claimed he and his pregnant wife, Carol, had been shot in their car by a black robber. Carol Stuart and her prematurely delivered baby died; Charles Stuart later died, an apparent suicide, after he was implicated.
Twenty-three people were killed in an explosion at Phillips Petroleum Company's chemical complex in Pasadena, Texas.
Deficit-reduction negotiations continued between the White House and congressional leaders. President Bush, campaigning in New England, blamed the Democratic-controlled Congress for the budget impasse.
The United States announced that all parties invited to the Middle East peace conference had accepted.
President Bush announced that Vietnam had agreed to turn over all materials in its possession related to US personnel in the Vietnam War.
Japanese Emperor Akihito began a visit to China, the first by a Japanese monarch.
A French court convicted three former health officials of charges they knowingly allowed blood tainted with the AIDS virus to be used in transfusions.
An IRA bomb exploded in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing ten people, including an IRA operative.
The Toronto Blue Jays repeated as baseball champions as they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-to-6, in game six of the World Series.
A suicide bomber in Colombo, Sri Lanka, killed 50 people including Gamini Dissanayake, the opposition candidate for president.
President Clinton met with Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Hyde Park, New York. The leaders agreed that Russian troops would help enforce peace in Bosnia, but remained deadlocked on the issue of NATO command.
A jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena.
Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole tried to persuade Ross Perot to quit the race and endorse the GOP ticket, but Perot refused.
The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, California (Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.)
The New York Yankees tied the World Series at two games apiece, defeating the Atlanta Braves, 8-to-6.
British au pair Louise Woodward, charged with murdering a baby in her care, testified at her trial in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that she'd never hurt eight-month-old Matthew Eappen, saying, "I love kids."
The International Whaling Commission opened the way for an American Indian tribe, the Makah, to resume traditional whale hunts for the first time in seven decades.
The Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians, 8-to-7, in game five of the World Series.
Barnett Slepian, a doctor who performed abortions, was shot and killed at his home in suburban Buffalo, New York.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-peace agreement at the White House.
Typhoon Babs pummeled the northern Philippines, killing at least 189 people.
Sixteen members of the Ku Klux Klan held a silent rally in New York City as thousands of counter-demonstrators jeered them.
The New York Yankees won the first game of the World Series, beating the Atlanta Braves, 4-1. (The Yankees went on to sweep the series.) .
Russian fighter crash in Lithuania: investigation concludes
FEMA official in New Orleans blasts agency's response
Kaczynski elected as the new president of Poland, according to polls
Leaked poll finds 45% of Iraqis support suicide bombers who attack allied forces
Iraqi vote remains in doubt
Emigration perspective in the eyes of young Poles
Florida Governor Jeb Bush gives speech on Hurricane Wilma
New Zealand broadcasters to pay back National party's GST
Interview with Chuck Jeffrey, Regional Council candidate for Wards 2 & 6 in Brampton, Canada
UK Government propaganda directed at Muslim youth
Hungarian police disperse rally against Prime Minister Gyurcsany
Senior diplomat criticizes U.S. policy in Iraq
Human remains found at World Trade Center
WiMAX Forum Taipei Showcase & Conference starts for M-Taiwan and WiMAX applications
WiMAX Forum will endorse M-Taiwan WiMAX Application Lab in Hsinchu and shows the highlights from WiMAX Forum PlugFest in Taipei
Space Shuttle Discovery launches for mission STS-120
Thousands more evacuated in California, USA
Pet parrot saves owners' lives
Laura Bush in Saudi Arabia to promote breast cancer awareness
UEFA Champions League 2007â€“08: Arsenal vs. Slavia Prague
UEFA Champions League 2007â€“08: CSKA Moscow vs. Inter Milan
Study says carbon dioxide levels rising faster than anticipated
Australian police commander caught speeding at 175 kph
6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan, Pakistan
Jet flies 150 miles past destination in US; pilots say they were distracted
Suicide bomb blast hits air force base in Pakistan
Canada acquits man wrongly jailed for over a decade over teen girl's murder
More than 300 arrested in over two days after US drug operation
Kenya government reform record to be reviewed by AU experts
Ethiopia appeals for food aid for over 6 million
Official: Military aircraft crashes in Afghanistan
Typhoon Megi kills seven in Taiwan, heads towards southern China
Tropical storm Richard forms, drifts towards Honduras
Nearly 200 dead in Haitian cholera outbreak
Four feared dead in Ireland helicopter crash
Apple unveils new MacBook Air laptops, iLife '11 software suite
WikiLeaks releases Iraq War logs
Teenager killed in shark attack on California beach, water was like 'river of blood'
US, North Korea form agreement to search for war dead
Crown Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia dies
UN wants Gaddafi's death probed