Domitian, 11th Roman emperor (81-96) born
Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals.
Death of Hugh Capet, King of France
Capture of Lisbon from the Moors by Alfonso I, King of Portugal
Coronation of Rudolph I as King of Germany
Death of Valdemar III, King of Denmark
Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.
Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, died. ( 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward the Sixth)
Pioneering Dutch microscope maker Anton Van Leeuwenhoek. born
The Treaty of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War in Europe.
Alessandro Scarlatti died.
Journalist Sarah Josepha Hale, author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" born
Felix Mendelssohn played his first public concert in Berlin. Mendelssohn was nine years old.
Attorney Belva Lockwood, the first woman candidate for U.S. president, nominated by the National Equal Rights Party. born
Match patented by A. Phillips.
Two of Uranus' moons discovered (Ariel and Umbriel) by William Lassell.
James Schoolcraft Sherman, 27th US vice president. born
The first telegram was transmitted across the United States from California Chief Justice Stephen Field to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.
Film producer-director, Merian Cooper ("King Kong") born
Anna Edson Taylor, a 43-year-old widow, became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She made the attempt for the cash award offered, which she put toward the loan on her Texas ranch.
US dramatist and writer of lebrettos, Moss Hart. born
Poet, Denise Levertov. born
Y(elberton) A(braham) Tittle, football player. born
Black Thursday (more than 13 million shares traded on New York Stock Exchange). The first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
Modern composer, George Crumb. born
Modern composer, Luciano Berio. born
Al (Alphonse) Capone, prohibition era Chicago gangster, sent to prison for tax evasion.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.
Rock musician Bill Wyman born
Actor-producer David Nelson born
Actor, F. Murray Abraham ("Amadeus"). born
Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)
The 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
Following Soviet ratification, U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes announced the United Nations charter was in effect.
NAACP President Kweisi Mfume born
Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared, "I shall go to Korea" as he promised to end the conflict.
Actor B.D. Wong is 35. born
The US blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis officially began under a proclamation signed by President Kennedy.
Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
Fire in a social club (Bronx, New York - 25 killed).
Rock musician Ben Gillies (Silverchair) born
The merchant freighter SS "Poet" departed Philadelphia bound for Port Said, Egypt, with a crew of 34 and a cargo of grain; it was never heard from again..
Thirty years after it was expelled for refusing to answer allegations of corruption, the Teamsters union was welcomed back into the AFL-CIO by a vote of the labor federation's executive council in Miami Beach, Florida.
The crew of the USS "Vincennes" received an emotional homecoming in San Diego, nearly four months after the cruiser downed an Iranian jetliner in the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud.
Zsa Zsa Gabor was sentenced to 72 hours in jail, 120 hours of community service and nearly $13,000 in fines and court costs for slapping a traffic officer.
The Senate failed to override President Bush's veto of a major civil rights bill by a vote of 66-34, one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed.
Rep. Donald Lukens, R-Ohio, resigned over new sex charges.
Gene Roddenberry, "Star Trek" creator, died.
The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-US team to win the World Series as they defeated the Atlanta Braves, 4-to-3, in game six.
Two George Washington University researchers who had cloned non-viable human embryos told a news conference that science was still far from duplicating human beings -- but they urged ethicists to prepare for the future.
The Clinton administration announced that the US budget deficit had fallen to $203 billion in the just-completed fiscal year.
Actor Raul Julia died in Manhasset, New York, at age 54.
President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin met in New York, trying to stabilize relations shaken by disputes over human rights, trade and Taiwan.
The Cleveland Indians got their first victory in the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 7-6 in game three.
Rioting erupted in St. Petersburg, Florida, after a white police officer fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop.
The New York Yankees took the lead in the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 1-to-0 in game five.
Setting the stage for an upcoming summit, President Clinton rejected calls for a confrontational approach to China, arguing that isolating the Chinese would be "potentially dangerous."
In Arlington, Virginia, former NBC sportscaster Marv Albert was spared a jail sentence after a grudging courtroom apology to the woman he'd bitten during a sexual romp.
Officials from the United States, China and North and South Korea seeking a permanent peace for the divided Korean peninsula announced in Geneva they had removed the last obstacles to full-blown talks.
An Israeli court sentenced American teen-ager Samuel Sheinbein to 24 years in prison for killing an acquaintance in Maryland in 1997.
Senator John Chafee, R-Rhode Island, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital at age 77.
The New York Yankees took game two of the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves, 7-2. .
Grand Jury investigation of Plame leak nears end
Australian Government to introduce IR reforms next week
22.2% of secondary school students in Ireland drop out before the Leaving Cert
Airliner crashes in Nigeria
New Zealand Labour party drops in latest poll
Interview with Stephanie Beaumier, City Council candidate for Wards 1 & 5 in Brampton, Canada
Floyd Landis adopts "the Wikipedia defense" as appeal strategy
PM reshuffles Cabinet, Pranab Mukherjee is new Indian Foreign minister
London Zoological Society reports on health of planet Earth
New version of Firefox browser released
Taipei Computer Association - a key player at IT industry and exhibition in Taiwan
Interview with Sue Gardner of the Wikimedia Foundation
Injured Buffalo, New York police officer returns home
New Zealand repeals sedition law
Danish Prime Minister calls an election for 2007
American television personality James Lipton was a pimp
Calls made for prosecution in light of Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 report
SDSU vs. BYU football game postponed due to wildfires
Evidence of 'shattered moon' found inside rings of Saturn
7.1 earthquake strikes Indonesia
China launches space probe to the moon
Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurdish rebels
Bush says missile shield "urgently" needed to counter Iranian threat
1,000,000 flee homes in California due to wildfires; over 500,000 ordered to evacuate
UEFA Champions League 2007â€“08: Werder Bremen vs. Lazio
Global stock markets plunge
Polish exercise book advertisement copies Wikipedia content, violates copyright
McCain volunteer fakes mutilation by Obama supporter
Canadian news doesn't interest Prime Minister, prefers to watch American
Richard becomes a hurricane, threatens Belize
Tropical storm Richard nears hurricane strength, soaks Honduras
Cyclone Giri makes landfall in Myanmar, kills one
Students evacuated after police find suspected drug lab at Georgetown University
US swimmer dies in open-water race
Earthquake hits Turkey, hundreds reported dead
Moto GP rider Marco Simoncelli dies in Malaysia Grand Prix
Former U.S. presidential candidate and Senator George McGovern dies aged 90