Death of St. Martin, Pope
Ending of the 6th Ecumenical Council of Constantinople
Death of St. Edith of Wilton
Death of St. Victor III, Pope
Death of Pandulph, Papal Legate to England
Death of Charles V "the Wise," King of France
Italian humanist and scientist Traversari Ambrosius born
Henry V, King of England born
Death of Clement VII, Anti-Pope
Owain Glyn Dwr revolts against English and is proclaimed Prince of all Wales
Establishment of the Yeomen of the Guard. bodyguard of the English Crown, popularly known as "Beefeaters"
Death of TomÝs de Torquemada, Inquisitor
Persian-Dutch East Indies poet Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi born
Composer Jacques Mauduit born
Dutch physician and playwright Samuel Coster (Polyxena) born
102 passengers and crew set sail on the ocean blue from Plymouth, England.
France's King Louis the 14th born
King John Casimer V of Poland abdicates the throne.
Anne Bradstreet, American poet, dies at about 60
English poet John Gay (Beggar's Opera) born
Philosopher and mathematician Johann N Tetens born
The French capture Bergen-op-Zoom, consolidating their occupation of Austrian Flanders in the Netherlands.
Great Seal of the United States is used for 1st time.
Haydn issued a quartet that included sounds which were so croaky that the whole quartet has been nicknamed, "The Frog."
Jean-Paul Marat sets up a new newspaper in France, L'Ami du Peuple.
Composer Jozef Nowakowski born
Mexicans began their revolt against Spanish rule.
English surgeon and graphic artist Francis Seymour Haden born
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatamala, Honduras & Nicaragua all gain their independence.
Historian Francis Parkman born
Francis Parkman (author born
Railroad magnate James Jerome "J.J." Hill born
Patent is issued for the typesetting machine.
Department store founder James Cash Penney born
Karen Horney, psychoanalyst who exposed the male bias in the Freudian analysis of women born
British car designer Walter Bentley born
Robert Younger, in Minnesota's Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in that prison.
Karl Doenitz, German Admiral who succeeded Hitler in governing Germany born
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C born
More than 100,000 people rushed to the Cherokee Strip as a large area of the Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, was opened to homesteaders.
General Motors was founded. The man responsible for the beginning of the huge auto manufacturing company was William Durant.
"Candid Camera" creator Allen Funt born
Marvin Middlemark (inventor born
The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.
Enrico Caruso made his last recording for Victor Records.
Actress Janis Paige (Donna Mae Tjaden) (The Pajama Game, Silk Stockings, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Hero) born
Actress Lauren Bacall born
Musician Charlie Byrd (guitar born
Blues singer B.B. King (Why I Sing the Blues and Stand By Me) born
Jazz musician Charlie Byrd born
Clergyman-author Reverend Robert Schuller born
Actor George Chakiris born
President Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in US history.
Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
Actress Linda Miller born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Betty Kelly (Martha & the Vandellas) born
Actress Linda Henning ( Petticoat Junction) born
Musician Kenney Jones (Small Faces; Faces; The Who) born
Actress Susan Ruttan born
Actor Ed Begley Junior born
Country singer David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) born
Jazz musician Earl Klugh born
Magician David Copperfield born
Baseball pitcher Orel Hershiser (Cy Young Award-winner 1988) born
Country singer-songwriter Terry McBride born
Actress Jayne Brook ("Chicago Hope") born
Comedian Molly Shannon ("Saturday Night Live") born
The Dean Martin Show debuted on NBC-TV. It was a weekly variety show that continued on the network for nine years.
The Metropolitan Opera opened its new opera house at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
The Andy Griffith Show was seen for the final time this night on CBS-TV.
"The Bob Newhart Show" premiered on CBS.
President Ford offered conditional amnesty to Vietnam draft evaders. He said they could come home if they performed up to two years of public service.
Maria Callas, the American-born prima donna famed for her lyric soprano and fiery temperament, died in Paris at age 53.
Boxer 'Sugar' Ray Leonard, at age 25, knocked out Thomas 'The Hit Man' Hearns.
Actress Madeline Zima ("The Nanny") born
The massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children by Lebanese Christian militiamen began in west Beirut's Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps.
Fire and fumes in the Kinross mine killed 177 people in South Africa's worst gold mine disaster.
Former Delaware Gov. Pete Du Pont became the first major candidate to announce publicly his bid for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.
Two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the Earth's ozone layer by calling on nations to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000.
Hurricane "Gilbert" slammed into the Mexico coast for the second time in three days, its center sweeping ashore north of La Pesca, 120 miles south of Brownsville, Texas.
Debbye Turner of Missouri was crowned "Miss America" at the pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Iraqi television broadcast an eight-minute videotaped address by President Bush, who warned the Iraqi people that Saddam Hussein's brinksmanship could plunge them into war "against the world."
Confirmation hearings began on the nomination of Robert Gates to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas concluded five days of testimony at his confirmation hearing.
A federal judge in Washington dismissed all Iran-Contra charges against Oliver North.
A proposed debate between President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton was canceled after the Bush campaign's refusal to negotiate with a bipartisan commission.
A judge in Berlin convicted three elderly former Communist leaders in the shooting deaths of East Germans who had tried to scale the Berlin Wall.
A federal jury ordered Exxon Corporation to pay $5 billion in punitive damages to commercial fishermen, Alaska natives, property owners and others harmed in the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.
Two astronauts from the space shuttle "Discovery" went on the first untethered spacewalk in ten years.
Shawntel Smith of Oklahoma was crowned Miss America at the pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
President Clinton voiced support for a Senate welfare overhaul plan sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan.
Space shuttle "Atlantis" blasted off more than six weeks late on a mission to pick up NASA astronaut Shannon Lucid from the Russian space station "Mir."
Former national security adviser McGeorge Bundy died in Boston at age 77.
President Clinton claimed the endorsement of the nation's largest police organization, the Fraternal Order of Police, in his bid for re-election.
Attorney General Janet Reno named Charles La Bella the Justice Department's new lead prosecutor in the campaign fund-raising investigation.
In his first news conference since the release of Kenneth Starr's graphic report, President Clinton said he'd told "the essential truth" about his affair with Monica Lewinsky; as for whether he might resign, Clinton responded that Americans "want me to go on."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, responding to a report in an Internet publication, Salon Magazine, admitted to "indiscretions" with a woman in the 1960s at a time when both were married.
up the East Coast, damaging 12,000 homes and claiming more than 50 lives even after it weakened to a tropical storm.
In southern Russia, an explosion described by authorities as the fourth massive terrorist attack in two weeks demolished an apartment building, killing at least 18 people.
Microsoft announces Xbox 360 launch dates
Kay Hull crosses floor in Australian House of Representatives on Telstra legislation
Hurricane Ophelia hits U.S. East Coast
Bushmen given 10 days to leave their reserve in Botswana
Chavez wants UN uprooted from New York
Norway to withdraw troops from Iraq
Bush calls for expanding Federal authority
Blair recognizes Kyoto treaty stopped by its restrictions
Resolution of Inquiry into pre-Iraq war U.S.-U.K. correspondance fails by one vote
MasterCard to debut on NYSE
Musharraf's rape comments spur controversy
Dell to drop Itanium-based servers
Apple may build cameras into Macs
Hiroshima citizens aid radiation exposed people in Kazakhstan
Dixie Chicks show documentary at TIFF
Folk musician Tracy Grammer corrects record on Dave Carter
A fifth of American kids projected to become obese
Princeton report questions electronic voting machine security
PDPC President Rob Levin has died
Pope Benedict apologizes for "sounding offensive" to Muslims
USA beats NZ in the Wheelchair Rugby Championships 2006
Arctic ice levels at record low opening Northwest Passage
Health organisations respond to Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo
ICC World Twenty20: India vs New Zealand
ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs Bangladesh
ICC World Twenty20: South Africa vs England
Litvinenko murder suspect running for MP
France warns of war with Iran
O.J. Simpson arrested for assault and other charges
Colin McRae feared dead in helicopter crash
Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen wins Belgian Grand Prix
At least 89 dead in Phuket, Thailand air crash
Rugby World Cup: Fiji, Tonga and France win
Economics take over Canadian leaders' talking points
IMF and EU approve aid for Georgia
Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy
Large particle accelerators to explore the frontiers of physics
TV presenter Vernon Kay has to deny death claims after Wikipedia article claims he is dead
Renault F1's team boss, top engineer quit as team accepts cheating claim
British comedian Eddie Izzard completes 43 marathons in 51 days
UK unemployment rate reaches thirteen-year high
Somali hospital hit by shells after continued unrest
British chef Keith Floyd dies at age 65
Gunman shoots doctor, then kills mother and self at Maryland hospital
Six die in US-Iraqi raid in Fallujah
NSW Supreme Court upholds non-publication order for lawsuit filed against Australia's richest person
Southampton City Council votes against water fluoridation
Chris Moyles departs from BBC Radio 1 breakfast show