Catherine, wife of Henry V, King of England born
Thomas Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, becomes the first English Gentleman to be killed by gunfire.
Death of Albert II, King of Germany
Margery Jourdemain burnt for witchcraft
Michael Servetus, who discovered the pulmonary circulation of the blood, is burnt for heresy in Switzerland.
Richelieu lays siege to La Rochelle
Death of William II of Orange
Explorer Captain James Cook, discovered the Sandwich Islands. born
Perhaps the world's most celebrated violinist, Niccol Paganini. He gave his first concert when he was nine. born
The first of the "Federalist Papers," a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published in a New York newspaper.
The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo (also known as "Pinckney's Treaty"), which provided for free navigation of the Mississippi River.
Issac Merrit Singer, invented 1st practical home sewing machine born
RH Macy & Co. opens 1st store, on 6th Avenue, New York City.
The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, born in New York City
New York's Boss Tweed arrested on fraud charges
Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire. Glidden eventually received five patents and is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.
Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee.
D. B. Downing, inventor, is awarded a patent for the street letter (mail) box.
getaway car was used for the first time when thieves robbed a shop in Paris, France.
The first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened in New York City.
The wife of Capt. Ralph Van Deman made a four-minute flight, making her the first woman airplane passenger.
Former "Tonight Show" executive producer Frederick DeCordova born
Actor Leif Erickson (William Anderson) (The High Chaparral, Force Five, On the Waterfront, Rocky 3, Tea and Sympathy, Waikiki Wedding) born
Author-poet Dylan Thomas in Swansea, Wales. (The Three Weird Sisters, Under Milkwood; poet: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Adventures in the Skin Trade) born
Jascha Heifetz made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City this day. Heifetz was a 16-year-old sensation who had played the violin since age 5.
20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York. As the largest state and the first on the East Coast to do so.
Actress Teresa Wright born
Actress Nanette Fabray born
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, baseball Hall-of-Famer and sportscaster Ralph Kiner born
Sculptor artist Roy Lichenstein born
Actress Ruby Dee (Ruth Wallace) (Peyton Place, Zora is My Name, Do the Right Thing, A Raisin in the Sun, The Jackie Robinson Story, All God's Children, Gore Vidal's Lincoln, Roots: The Next Generation) born
Fred Waller received a license of sorts from the U.S. Patent Office for water skis.
Former Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher . born
Fox Movie-tone news, the first sound news film, is released.
College Football Hall of Famer Kyle Rote born
Pro Football of Famer Bill George (Chicago Bears middle linebacker) born
Golf champion Kathy Cornelius (McKinnon) (U.S. Open ) born
Pianist Floyd Cramer (Last Date, On the Rebound, San Antonio Rose) born
Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn "nylon."
Actor-comedian John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Splitting Heirs, Life of Brian, Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, Silverado, The Big Picture) born
Football player Dave Costa born
Country singer Lee (Melvin) Greenwood (CMA Male Vocalist of the Year [1983, 1984]: Dixie Road, Hearts Aren't Made to Break , Going, Going, Gone, Mornin' Ride, I Don't Mind the Thorns, God Bless the U.S.A.) born
Actress Lara Parker (Foxfire Light, The Solitary Man, Race with the Devil, Night of Dark Shadows) born
Football player John Williams born
Actress Carrie Snodgress (Diary of a Mad Housewife, 8 Seconds, The Solitary Man, Woman with a Past, Pale Rider, Chill Factor) born
The radio program, "This is Nora Drake" premiered on NBC. "Nora" solved domestic, social and child-raising problems until January 2, 1959.
You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. It later became a television show on NBC. George Fenneman was Groucho's eternal straight man. Fenneman stayed with Marx during the program's run on radio (1947 - 1959) and TV (1950 - 1961).
News corespondent Terry Anderson (kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists in Beirut , released ) born
Rock musician Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) born
Social satirist Fran Lebowitz. born
Actress and TV personality Jayne Kennedy (NFL Today; Speak Up America) born
Actor-director Roberto Benigni born
Actor Robert Picardo ("Star Trek born
Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC..
Singer Simon Le Bon (Group born
Rock singer Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) born
"Expo `67" closed in Montreal, Canada.
Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of both "TIME" and "Newsweek".
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.
San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights advocate, were assassinated inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly, this day, to Israel's Menachem Begin and Egypt's Anwar Sadat.
The 'Mighty' New York Mets once again became world champs of baseball, as they beat Boston's Red Sox in game seven, 8-5.
South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, establishing direct presidential elections and other democratic reforms.
Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, a hostage in Lebanon, spent his 40th birthday in captivity.
The government of the Soviet Union unveiled an $804 billion budget containing a deficit of $58 billion that officials said was the result of past mistakes.
The third game of the World Series, delayed by the Northern California earthquake, was played at Candlestick Park. The Oakland A's defeated the San Francisco Giants, 13-to-7.
The Senate gave final legislative approval to a record package of taxes and spending cuts, hours after the House approved the plan.
Author Elliott Roosevelt died at age 80.
The government reported that the US gross domestic product grew at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of two-point-seven percent in the third quarter of 1992. Friends of Queen Elizabeth the Second staged an elaborate celebration for the 40th anniversary of her ascension to the British throne.
President Clinton presented a revised version of his health care reform plan to Congress, urging its passage within a year.
Brush fires raged across Southern California, destroying several hundred homes.
In the first trip to Syria by an American president in 20 years, President Clinton met with Syrian President Hafez Assad before heading to Jerusalem to meet with Israeli officials.
A sniper killed one soldier and wounded 18 others at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Paratrooper William J. Kreutzer was later convicted in the shootings, and condemned to death.)
Thousands rallied in Montreal for national unity three days before a referendum on whether Quebec should secede.
US envoy Dennis Ross shuttled between Jerusalem and the Palestinians' Gaza Strip headquarters, trying to finesse a deal to start an overdue Israeli withdrawal from Hebron.
Authorities in Chautauqua County, New York, said Nushawn Williams, an HIV-positive man who would trade drugs for sex with young women and teens, had infected a number of them with the AIDS virus.
The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan.
Serb forces drew back from former Kosovo battlefronts, holding off the immediate threat of NATO airstrikes.
Hurricane Mitch cut through the western Caribbean, pummeling coastal Honduras and Belize; the storm caused several thousand deaths in Central America in the days that followed.
In the first debate of the Democratic presidential race, Al Gore sought to stem his decline in the polls by attacking rival Bill Bradley's health care and spending plans.
The U.S. federal budget surplus was put at $123 billion in 1998, marking the first back-to-back surpluses since the 1950s.
The New York Yankees won their second straight World Series sweep, defeating the Atlanta Braves in game four, 4-1.
Australian anti-terror laws will be delayed
Chicago White Sox win World Series baseball championship
Harriet Miers withdraws from Supreme Court nomination
Several dozen protesters arrested outside White House for permit violations
Fact-finder confirms that Arar was tortured
Iranian president calls Israel â€˜disgraceful blotâ€™
Australian video journalist denies bodies burned in disrespect
First beta of Windows API 'Wine' released
Thai PM promises action on suspected militants
Rapper 'Snoop Dogg' arrested at California airport
Manmohan Singh threatened on e-mail
Expert calls for less vaccination and more research
Greek blog aggregation service administrator jailed, service censored
Dilbert creator Scott Adams talks again
Buffalo Sabres beat New York Islanders to tie NHL record for best start to a season
Delhi University to honour actor Amitabh Bachchan, four others on 4 November
Bush signs law to build fence at US-Mexico border
California wildfire kills four firefighters seriously injures one
Canadian foreign affairs minister accused to have called Liberal MP a "dog"
Youths burn buses in Paris one year after riots
New Zealand school children put fight videos on YouTube
Unexpected comet 'outburst' could be visible for weeks
Tony Blair speaks in Canada
Dalai Lama to meet with Canada's PM on Monday
Oral Roberts University attorneys seek gag order
Conspirator of USS Cole attack freed from prison
New bill will ban Muslims from wearing veils at polls in Canada
Elderly couple found slain in scrapyard in Staffordshire, England
Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life
Premier League 2007â€“08: Manchester United vs. Middlesbrough
20 killed in suspected US missile strike in Pakistan
US Senator Ted Stevens convicted on 7 counts
FBI says Jennifer Hudson's nephew found dead
Asian stock markets slide; Nikkei at lowest level since '82
Homophobic attack on trainee police officer in Liverpool
Paul the 'psychic' octopus dies in Germany
Filesharing software distributor LimeWire ordered to close by court
Former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi found guilty of fraud