Death of Pope Liberius 366
Death of Pepin II "the Short"
Second Council of Nice begins
Vikings enter York, England
Death of Pope Innocent II
Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor, dies; Alexius II Comnenus becomes Emperor of Byzantium
Ferdinand III, King of Castile, accepts Crown of Leon
Coronation of John Baliol as King of Scotland
King Henry IV of England invades Wales against Glyn Dwr
Columbus leaves on his second voyage to the New World
Death of Theophrastus Paracelcus
1st American autopsy & coroner's jury verdict recorded, Maryland
Novelist Horace Walpole born
John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States and U.S. secretary of state born
After having been dissolved, the French Parliament of Paris
Congress passed the First Judiciary Act, which provided for an Attorney General and a Supreme Court.
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus against anyone suspected of being a Southern sympathizer.
Thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.
French chemist Georges Claude, inventor of the neon lamp born
E. Franklin Frazier, first African-American president of the American Sociological Society born
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul, Minnesota. He wrote about the "Jazz Age" between World War I and World War II, and is best known for The Great Gatsby. born
Sixty-two die and 120 injured in head-on train collision in Tennessee
Konstantin Chernenko, president of the Soviet Union 1984-1985 born
In the Alsace-Lorraine area between France and Germany, the German Army captures St. Mihiel.
Bulgaria mobilizes troops on the Serbian border.
ABC sportscaster Jim McKay born
Actress Sheila MacRae born
Lieutenant James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY-2 Biplane over Mitchel Field in New York in the first all-instrument flight (demonstrating the first "blind" takeoff and landing).
Actor-singer Anthony Newley born
Jim Hensen, puppeteer who created the "Muppets" in 1954 and television's "Sesame Street" born
Singer Barbara Allbut (The Angels) born
Singer Phyliss "Jiggs" Allbut (The Angels) born
Singer-musician Linda McCartney born
Singer Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) born
The Congressional Committee on Un-American Activities met to question the German-born Hanns Eisler. He said he had briefly been a party member in 1926 but dropped out. That pretty much finished Eisler's career in America and he went back to what by then was East Germany.
The World Women's Party meets for the first time since World War II.
Actor Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue") born
Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio propagandist "Axis Sally," pleaded innocent in Washington DC to charges of treason. (Gillars ended up serving 12 years in prison.)
U-S Representative Joseph Kennedy the Second (Democrat, Massachusetts) born
President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver.
First transatlantic telephone cable system begins operation.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering its newly integrated high school.
The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-to-0.
Actor Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules born
The USS "Enterprise," the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Cedric Dent (Take 6) born
The University of Mississippi agrees to admit James Meredith as the first black university student, sparking more rioting.
The Soviet Luna 16 lands, completing the first unmanned round trip to the moon.
Singer-musician Marty Cintron (No Mercy) born
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. (She was released after 22 months after receiving clemency from President Carter.)
Congress adopted the rose as the national flower.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget package that even its supporters admitted relied on accounting gimmicks to help meet the government's self-imposed deficit limit in fiscal 1987.
President Reagan rebuffed congressional calls to limit US forces in the Persian Gulf, and defended the recent US attack on an Iranian mine-laying vessel.
Members of the eastern Massachusetts Episcopal diocese elected Barbara C. Harris the first female bishop in the church's history.
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the men's 100-meter dash at the Seoul Summer Olympics -- but he was disqualified three days later for using anabolic steroids.
South African President F.W. de Klerk met at the White House with President Bush.
The Supreme Soviet voted to give preliminary approval to a plan for switching the Soviet Union to a free-market economy.
Kidnappers in Lebanon freed British hostage Jack Mann after holding him captive for more than two years.
Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as "Dr. Seuss," died in La Jolla, California, at age 87.
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley announced he would not run for another term.
Acting Navy Secretary Sean O'Keefe stripped three admirals of their jobs for failing to investigate aggressively the "Tailhook" sex abuse scandal.
Democrat Bill Clinton promised to press for a national health-care system for all Americans; the Bush campaign countered that the plan would be too expensive for average Americans.
In an address at the United Nations, Nelson Mandela asked the world community to lift economic sanctions against South Africa, saying huge foreign investments were needed to prevent unrest and build a multiracial democracy.
Raymond Leppard and Christopher Keene arrived to the rescue in New York. The New York Philharmonic hired the two conductors to handle concerts which were to have been conducted by Erich Leinsdorf.
Sihanouk is reinstalled as king of Cambodia.
Israel and the PLO agreed to sign a pact at the White House ending nearly three decades of Israeli occupation of West Bank cities.
A 16-year-old boy in Cuers, France, killed 13 people before turning a gun on himself.
The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
President Clinton urged the annual convention of the AFL-CIO not to try to punish Democratic lawmakers who stood with him on his request for stronger authority to negotiate new free-trade treaties.
Garth Brooks ws named best entertainer by Country Music Association.
Oregon teen-ager Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents and gunned down two classmates at school, abandoned an insanity defense and pleaded guilty to murder. (He was later sentenced to 112 years without parole.)
A jury acquitted former Italian Premier Giulio Andreotti of the 1979 killing of a journalist.
Google creates new desktop software
FBI recruits for "War on Porn"
Oil price jumps as Rita heads to refineries
New Palm Treo will run Windows Mobile
U.S. soldiers engaged in gore-for-porn swap
Bomb explodes in Belarusian city
Fire breaks out in Galveston
Hurricane Rita makes landfall
Massive traffic jams, gas shortages plug evacuation routes near Houston
US army whistleblowers allege widespread torture of Iraqi detainees
Sydney Swans win AFL premiership after 72 years in classic match
Net skills to be taught by kids
US Chief Justice candidate John Roberts' nomination goes to full Senate
E-Inquiries - Bring Public Inquiries to the Net
Delta Air Lines to cut up to 9,000 jobs
Thousands march to demonstrate opposition to U.S.-led wars
Thai junta vows retaliation against foreign media
Secretary of Belgian embassy murdered in New Delhi
Am I Right webmaster interviewed on radio show
Seven caves found on Mars: NASA
Thunderstone to support Sonata Arctica on Christmas tour of Finland
India defeat Pakistan in ICC World Twenty20 final
Delaware State University shooting suspect arrested
Trichet attacks Europe's number one spender
Woman strikes lucky betting on Champions League football
Rugby World Cup: South Africa, Australia and New Zealand qualify
70,000 General Motors employees go on strike
President Bush: U.S. respects Pakistan's sovereignty
Economic opportunities for women still lagging: World Bank and OECD
First play after retirement a success for former Czech president
McCain delays campaign, Obama says continue the debates
Senate Committee hears bailout proposal
Large hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold found in Staffordshire, England
Replacement for Senator Ted Kennedy named
Lightning strikes kill three in Mumbai
Testimony by John Travolta that son was autistic raises Scientology questions
New Michael Jackson song to be released
Kenyan court jails seven pirates for 2009 attempted hijack of Maltese ship
New Zealand man goes on trial in Cambodia over sex with underage girls
Research in Motion to launch new tablet device
'Poetry lost': rude rhyme rediscovered, attributed to John Milton
American Samoa received eight minutes warning before 2009 tsunami
Australian TV networks reprimanded for breaching code of practice