Antoninus Pius, the 15th Roman emperor (138-161) born
Death of St. Theodore of Canterbury
Byzantine Emperor Leo VI Sophos (886-912). He wrote the work Problematica. born
Cabiz, a Muslim theologian, executed for arguing Christ was superior to Muhammad
Philip II became King of France
In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years' War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.
The Abbot of Glastonbury, Thomas Whiting, is arrested by commissioners of Henry VIII of England
Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria sign a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.
King Henry III of France born
Bothwell carries off Mary Queen of Scots to Dunbar
Explorer Henry Hudson reaches the site of Albany, New York
Florin Perier demonstrates the barometer
Netherlands scholar Jan Luyts, He was a physicist, mathematician and astronomer. born
Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.
Flemish composer Henri-Jacques de Croes born
Early American Charles Carroll, He signed the Declaration of Independance born
Missionary to Molukkas Joseph Comb born
During the Revolutionary War, American soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga.
Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.
President Washington's farewell address was published. it, America's first chief executive advised, "Observe good faith and justice oward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
It was such a beautiful fall day that poet, John Keats, was inspired to take out pen and pad and wrote one of the best-loved English poems, "Ode to Autumn."
The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Stousbourg and Basle, in Europe.
Baptist pioneer missionary J. Hudson Taylor, 21, set sail from England to China. In 1865, Taylor founded the China Inland Mission, now known as Overseas Missionary Fellowship.
Wagner and Nietzsche got into an argument. The philosopher said it was wrong to eat meat. The composer said life is a compromise and you need food to survive so you can do good.
Melville R. Bissell of Grand Rapids, Michigan, patented the carpet sweeper. The name, Bissell, became synonymous for carpet sweepers during the first half of the 20th century.
Irvin Westheimer, who founded the American "Big Brothers" movement born
President James Garfield (20th president of the United States) died in Elberon, New Jersey, of gunshot wounds inflicted July 2nd by a disgruntled office-seeker.
Novelist and playwright Rachel Field, (All This and Heaven Too and And Now Tomorrow) born
President Loubet of France pardons Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus, twice court-martialed and wrongly convicted of spying for Germany.
Educator and author Bergen Evans (wrote-Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage) born
Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski born
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell born
The Mahler Seventh was premiered. Listeners in Prague got to hear it first. They applauded, but not very much. Mahler complained later that it had scarcely been understood.
Author William Golding ("Lord of the Flies") born
Schoenberg joined the Austrian army. A fellow soldier said, "Aren't you the notorious avant-garde composer?" And Schoenberg said, "Somebody had to be!"
Rhythm-and-blues musician Billy Ward born
Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown born
Walt Disney debuted his talking, animated cartoon, "Steamboat Willie" at the Colony Theatre in New York. The short film featured a character that had originally been named "Mortimer". Walt changed the name to Mickey Mouse. "Steamboat Willie" was the first cartoon with synchronized sound.
Actress Rosemary Harris born
Singer Brook (Benjamin Franklin) Benton (Peay) (It's Just a Matter of Time, Baby [You've Got What It Takes] Endlessly, Think Twice, Kiddio, Rainy Night In Georgia) born
Journalist Mike Royko ( Chicago Tribune born
Actor David McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Invisible Man, Shattered Image) born
Brian Epstein (talent manager born
Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh infant.
The classic, "Indian Love Call" was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, on Victor Records.
Actor Adam West (about half of the sources say 1928, some say 1929) born
Singer-songwriter Paul Williams born
Singer Sylvia Tyson (Ian and Sylvia) born
Singer 'Mama' Cass Elliott (Cohen) (group Papas: California Dreamin', Monday, Monday, Dream a Little Dream of Me, It's Getting Better, Make Your Own Kind of Music) born
The first Baptist church was organized in Anchorage. (Prior to this date, there had been no Baptist church in Anchorage, and only one Baptist church in all the rest of the state of Alaska.)
Singer David Bromberg born
Nazi propagandist William Joyce, known as "Lord Haw-Haw," was sentenced to death by a British court.
Rock singer-musician Lol Creme (10cc) born
Actor Jeremy Irons (Academy Award born
Moscow announces it will withdrawal soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.
Actress fashion model Twiggy Lawson born
TV personality Joan Lunden (TV co-host America) born
Singer-producer Daniel Lanois born
Musician-producer Nile Rodgers born
President Juan Peron of Argentina was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy.
Singer-actor Rex Smith born
The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test, in the Nevada desert.
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reacted angrily during a visit to Los Angeles upon being told that, for security reasons, he wouldn't be allowed to visit Disneyland.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, angrily checked out of the Shelburne Hotel in a dispute with the management.
Country singer Trisha Yearwood born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Espraronza Griffin (Society of Soul) born
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premiered on CBS-TV. It became one of the most successful television shows of the 1970s. The last, original episode aired on September 3, 1977.
Eric Clapton received a gold record for "I Shot the Sheriff." The song reached #1 on the pop charts on September 14th.
Comedian Jimmy Fallon born
For their first concert in years, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a free concert to benefit New York City parks. The concert attracted a crowd of 500,000 people in Central Park and was broadcast to a TV audience in the millions.
Two U.S. Navy ships off Beirut, the cruiser Virginia and the destroyer John Rodgers, opened fire in support of Lebanese army units defending the town of Souk el-Gharb.
TV history was made this night. The final episode of "M*A*S*H" saw the members of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital wave bye-bye in a special 2 1/2 hour program on CBS.
Britain and China completed a draft agreement on transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.
The first of two killer earthquakes hit Mexico City -- this one, 8.1 on the Richter scale, followed the next day by a 7.5er -- crumbling buildings (damages were estimated at more than one billion dollars) and killing almost 10,000 people.
Federal health officials announced that the experimental drug AZT would be made available to thousands of AIDS patients.
Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork concluded five days of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, vowing that he would "interpret the law and not make it."
Swimmer Janet Evans gave the United States its first gold medal of the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, by winning the 400-meter individual medley.
Israel succeeded in launching a test satellite, the Horizon-I, over the Mediterranean.
Hurricane Hugo skirted the Bahamas as it headed toward the U.S. mainland.
A Paris-bound DC-10 belonging to the French airline UTA disappeared after a stopover in Chad while carrying 171 people. (The plane's wreckage was found the next day in Niger; a bomb was believed responsible.)
Iraq began confiscating foreign assets from countries that were imposing sanctions against the Baghdad government.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir accused the United States of tilting toward the Arabs in its eagerness to organize a Mideast peace conference.
Top finance officials of the seven largest industrial countries pledged in Washington to cooperate closely to resolve the worst currency crisis in two decades.
The U.N. Security Council voted to recommend Yugoslavia's suspension because of its role in Bosnia's civil war.
Polish voters turned left in parliamentary elections, giving the most number of seats to the Democratic Left Alliance.
The NBC sitcom "Seinfeld" and the offbeat CBS drama "Picket Fences" each won three trophies at the 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
U.S. troops peacefully entered Haiti to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. President Clinton expressed satisfaction with the 11th-hour accord that prevented a U.S.-led invasion.
The New York Times and The Washington Post published the Unabomber's manifesto.
The U.S. ambassador and the commander of American forces in Japan apologized for the rape of an Okinawan schoolgirl allegedly committed by three U.S. servicemen.
American astronaut Shannon Lucid, on board the Russian "Mir" space station since March, eagerly greeted the crew of "Atlantis" hours after their arrival and docking.
IBM announced it would extend health benefits to the partners of its homosexual employees.
In his first public comments since the death of Princess Diana, Princes Charles told the British people he would always feel the loss of his former wife, and thanked them for their support.
Six people were killed when an express passenger train and a freight train collided in west London.
Rescue efforts continued off the Philippines for the Princess of the Orient, a ferry which had sunk in a storm, leaving at least 70 people dead and 80 others missing.
Miss Virginia Nicole Johnson, a 24-year-old diabetic who wears an insulin pump on her hip, was crowned Miss America 1999.
Susan Barrantes, mother of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was killed in a car crash in Argentina; she was 61.
The Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
German voters handed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's governing Social Democrats a humiliating defeat in elections in the eastern state of Saxony, giving it just eleven percent of the votes.
John "Jebby" Bush, son of Florida Governor Bush, arrested for public intoxication John
NASA plans for future moon missions
Musharraf denies making rape remarks
Artists erect giant bunny on Italian mountainside
Idaho meterologist promotes Hurricane Katrina conspiracy theory
Russian pilot crashes in Lithuania
Afghanistan holds first democratic general elections
DeLay declares 'victory' in war on U.S. budget fat
Nuclear arms agreement reached with North Korea
Cabinet shuffled in Ontario
Unidentified object contributes to delay of shuttle landing
New Brunswick voters shun Premier Bernard Lord
Judge dismissed in Hussein trial
Thai PM Thaksin ousted by coup
Canadian "terror" suspect Arar cleared after one year of torture
Wanaka, New Zealand attempts bra chain record
Free-to-air channel wins suit against pay TV operator over rugby screening
6.4 earthquake shakes Indonesia
Japan's lunar probe performing 'smoothly' after successful launch
Microsoft TechÂ·Ed Taiwan begins after Typhoon Wipha crossed Taiwan
ICC World Twenty20: South Africa vs New Zealand
US Senate votes no to expanding detainee rights
Residents in Seattle, Washington will soon ride the 'S.L.U.T.'
Dan Rather files lawsuit against CBS
ICC World Twenty20: England vs India
Mother's body found at same site as daughter's on UK railway line
O.J. Simpson posts bail in alleged robbery
Australian treasurer attacks opposition leader's tax question error
Mourinho and Chelsea FC part company
Maoists quit joint-government in Nepal
Israel declares Gaza Strip 'enemy entity'; preparing for military incursion
NASA prepares to launch mission to nearby asteroids
Rugby World Cup: Italy 31 - 5 Portugal
UEFA Cup 2007â€“08: Bayern Munich makes return to UEFA Cup
CanadaVOTES: Liberal David Remington running in LanarkâFrontenacâLennox & Addington
CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Steven Elgersma running in HaldimandâNorfolk
Shares worldwide surge due to US government plan
CanadaVOTES: Christian Heritage Party leader Ron Gray running in Langley
26 motorbikes, two cars pile up in Oregon, US
U.S. jobs picture not improving
At least two killed by gunman in Mexico City subway
International Talk Like A Pirate Day held on Saturday
12-year-old school boy has sex change in Sussex, England
U.S. Senate releases version of Healthcare Bill
Jordan Lloyd wins US Big Brother 11
UK energy companies announce that prices for bills could increase
U.S. and China in trade dispute
UK study reveals smoking could shorten men's lives by 10â15 years
UK seizes drugs worth Â£25 million in new record
Tulsa media erroneously reports San Diego Comic Con Pedobear was 'registered sex offender'
'Greatest parade' in Pichilemu commemorates First Junta of Chile
One dead, two injured after car crash in Somerset, England
Jupiter at its brightest in 47 years
George Entwistle becomes new BBC director general