Martryrdom of St. Cyprian
Death of St. John Chrysostom
Coronation of Fulk and Melissande as King and Queen of Jerusalem
Zangi of the Near East is murdered. The Sultan Nur ad-Din, his son, pursues the conquest of Edessa.
Philip II of France and Richard I of England join forces at Messina, Sicily (3rd Crusade)
German occultist and alchemist Agrippa von Nettesheim born
Death of Pope Adrian VI 1
Philipp Apianus German cartographer born
Henry VIII, King of England, takes Boulogne
Pierre Vernier, inventor of vernier caliper, dies
Composer Joseph Paul Ziegler born
Micheal Haydn was born. He was popular and his compositions were popular, too. At the time he was thought to be better than his brother at one kind of music: - religious. Franz Josef Haydn shared that opinion. Mozart admired Michael Haydn.(Die Sch"pfung) born
German composer George Frederick Handel, 56, finished composing his oratorio, "The Messiah." He wrote the score, start-to-finish, in only 24 days, subsisting primarily on coffee.
Judge James Wilson signer of the Declaration of Independence born
Composer Johann Paul Schulthesius born
Composer Pavel Lambert Masek born
Composer Georg Johann Schinn born
Baron Freidrich von Humbolt, German naturalist and explorer who made the first isothermic and isobaric maps born
Louis XVI solemnly swears his allegiance to the French constitution.
Italian marquis and premier of Toscane Gino Capponi born
Napoleon I's invasion of Russia reaches its climax as his Grande Armee enters Moscow--only to find the enemy capital deserted and burning, set afire by the few Russians who remained.
Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland. Key was on board the British frigate to negotiate the release of a captured friend.
Author and judge Theodor Storm (Imense China) born
US forces under General Winfield Scott took control of Mexico City.
Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov born
The Allies land at Eupatoria on the west coast of Crimea.
At the battles of South Mountain and Crampton's Gap, Maryland Union troops smash into the Confederates as they close in on what will become the Antietam battleground.
Lord Robert Cecil, one of the founders of the League of Nations and its president from 1923 to 1945 born
Artist and illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, "Gibson Girl" creator born
Margaret Sanger, American pioneer leader in the birth control movement born
The typewriter ribbon is patented.
While in New York, Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality
Film director-producer Hal Wallis born
President McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.
Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the 26th President of the United States upon the death of William McKinley.
Russian Premier Piotr Stolypin mortally wounded in assassination attempt at Kiev opera house.
Clayton Moore, who played the Lone Ranger on television born
Constance Baker Motley, first African-American women to be appointed a federal judge born
Bob Jones University opened in Greenville, South Carolina, and eighty-eight students registered for the first fall term.
Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of her sports car.
Actress Zoe Caldwell born
Feminist author Kate Millett born
A typewriter that could notate music was patented in Germany. It didn't catch on. To this day most composers write in longhand, even with the advent of computer programs for writing music.
Actor Nicol Williamson born
Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in US history.
German troops abandon the Salerno front in Italy. The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought bravely in eight major campaigns.
Singer-actress Joey Heatherton born
Singer Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) born
On the heels of the landing at Inchon, the U.S. Eight Army and South Korean allies break out of the Pusan Perimeter.
Singer Barry Cowsill born
Rock musician Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) born
Actor Joe Penny ("Jake and the Fatman") born
Singer Morten Harket (a-ha) born
Country singer John Berry born
The Soviet space probe "Luna Two" became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia form OPEC. Lessons learned in the savage 1972 Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji almost two decades later.
The first surviving American quintuplets were born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to MaryAnn and Andrew Fischer.
The situation comedy "My Mother The Car" premiered on NBC TV.
Operation Attleboro, designed as a training exercise for American troops, becomes a month-long struggle against the Viet Cong.
Rock musician Craig Montoya (Everclear) born
Actress Kimberly Williams born
The family drama series "The Waltons" premiered on CBS.
Pope Paul the Sixth declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first US-born saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
Lebanon's president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, was killed by a bomb.
Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted, 416-0, in favor of a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for shooting down a Korean jetliner on Sept. 1, calling it a "cold-blooded, barbarous attack."
Israel's new coalition government came into being, with Shimon Peres of the Labor Party as prime minister and Yitzhak Shamir of the Likud bloc as foreign minister promising to exchange roles for the second half of their terms.
56-year-old balloonist Joe Kittinger became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon. He left Caribou, Maine, in a 10-story-tall helium-filled balloon named "Rosie O'Grady's Balloon of Peace."
Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon released the Reverend Benjamin Weir, an American missionary, after holding him captive for 16 months.
Susan Akin of Mississippi was crowned Miss America at the pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared together on radio and television to appeal for a ''national crusade'' against drug abuse.
Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole resigned to devote herself to the presidential campaign of her husband, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole.
Hurricane "Gilbert" slammed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula after forcing thousands of residents to flee.
Bad weather forced Pope John Paul the Second to make an unscheduled stop in Johannesburg during a tour of southern Africa.
Joseph T. Wesbecker, a 47-year-old pressman on disability for mental illness, shot and fatally wounded eight people and wounded 12 others at a printing plant in Louisville, Kentucky, before taking his own life.
During the Persian Gulf crisis, the Navy reported that American troops had fired a warning shot at an Iraqi tanker, then boarded it briefly before allowing it to proceed.
The government of South Africa, the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party signed a national peace pact.
Secretary of State James A. Baker III met with leaders of the Baltic nations, which had declared independence from the Soviet Union.
Carolyn Suzanne Sapp of Hawaii was crowned Miss America.
Germany cut key interest rates for the first time in five years, an action the United States and European Community nations had been urging to help spur a world economic recovery.
Israel and Jordan signed a framework for negotiations, a day after the signing of a PLO-Israeli peace accord.
British tourist Gary Colley was shot and killed, his female companion wounded, at a highway rest stop in Florida. (Two suspects later received life sentences; two others received lesser sentences.)
On the 34th day of a strike by players, Acting Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced the 1994 season was over. Twenty-six of the 28 owners voted to cancel the final days of the regular season.
NATO called a temporary halt to its aerial pounding of Serb rebels while a U.S. envoy tried to clinch an agreement on withdrawing the Serbs' big guns from around Sarajevo.
Overcoming fears of violence, Bosnians flooded polling stations to vote in local elections. At the 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, "Law & Order" won best drama series while "Frasier" again won best comedy series.
Ten people were charged in what prosecutors said was the largest Cuban spy ring ever uncovered in the US since Fidel Castro came to power. (Five men later pleaded guilty to lesser charges; the trial of the other five has been postponed until May 2000.)
President Clinton, struggling to regain his footing from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, pledged during a speech in New York to work with America's allies to deal with the "biggest financial challenge facing the world in a half-century."
Hurricane Floyd clobbered the Bahamas, toppling power lines, ripping roofs off homes and pushing a roiling sea into streets before heading toward the southeastern United States.
Indonesian soldiers looted the abandoned U.N. mission in East Timor, just hours after 110 UN personnel and 1,300 East Timorese were evacuated and flown to safety to end a 10-day siege.
Wal-Mart accused of workers rights violations
First Nestorian search engine goes online
Lexmark releases printer with built-in CD burner
Senate questions Roberts in confirmation hearings
Camel Rock Festival held in Scilly
Light stopped for over a second
Lingering Ophelia lashes at U.S. Carolinas coast
Panic-buying as petrol protests sweep Britain
Chavez says planted demolitions in World Trade Center 'plausible'
Former Texas governor Ann W. Richards dies at 73
Son of actress and model Anna Nicole Smith dead
Liverpool Biennial art festival starts
NASA: Arctic Sea's icecap is melting
Congress approves Mexican border fence
ATM in Virginia Beach hacked to give out four times more money
Dutch minister of Justice under fire for "promotion of Sharia law"
Parkdale-High Park, Ontario by-election campaign goes negative
Iranian scientists claim to have found new treatment for AIDS
Turkey bomb blast death toll rises
Menorca airport's new terminal collapses
Rugby World Cup: South Africa defeat England
Blood recipients contract HIV in Peru
Twenty20 World Championship: Kenya vs Sri Lanka
Twenty20 World Championship: England vs Australia
O.J. Simpson named suspect in robbery
YouTube user gets instant fame for video defending Britney Spears
Kennedy Center names honors recipients
Preliminary report sheds light on SAS landing gear incident
Chris Langham given ten months for downloading child porn
Twenty20 World Championship: India vs Pakistan
UK bank gets emergency support
Aside from Semicon Taiwan - An attraction of "exiderdome" by Siemens
Large earthquake rattles Indonesia; Seventh in two days
Canada's leadership debate: the Green Party will take part
Noel Edmonds, British TV presenter, starts boycott of TV license fee in UK
Alaska Airlines set to cut up to 1000 jobs
Researcher claims unmarked grave contains 1950 Lake Michigan plane crash victims
Russian Boeing 737 crashes with 88 aboard
Delhi rocked by bomb blasts
UK airplane bomb plotters sentenced, sent to jail
Norwegian politicians face voter suppression allegations
Bruce Forsyth takes pay cut on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing
Riots in Hamburg, Germany injure dozens
American professional wrestler Mike "Bastion Booger" Shaw dies aged 53