Death of St. Philip of Heraclea
Two giant pandas presented to the Emperor of Japan by the Emperor of China
Charles Martel of Gual dies at Quiezy. His mayoral power is divided between his two sons, Pepin III and Carloman.
Election of Benedict XI as Pope
Death of Ferdinand I, King of Portugal
Jean Grolier de Servires, French bibliophile, dies
Princeton University, in New Jersey, receives its charter.
Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.
French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet.
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt
The Tennessee Legislature adjourns ending Davy Crockett's state political career.
Leopold Damrosch was born in Russia. He was a founder of the New York Philharmonic and the father of the even-more-famous conductor Walter Damrosch. born
Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.
Actress Sarah Bernhardt (Bernard) born
Spain declares war on the Moors in Morocco.
New York's Metropolitan Opera House opened.
Tenor, Giovanni Martinelli born
John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary who witnessed the Russian Revolution of 1917 born
Charles Glenn King biochemist (discovered vitamin C) born
American biologist George Beadle (Nobel Prize-winner for medicine in 1958) born
Actress Constance Bennett (Madame X, As Young as You Feel, Two-Faced Woman, Topper, Sin Takes a Holiday) born
French painter Paul Czanne died.
Baseball Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx born
Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
Actress Boots (Patricia) Mallory (Sing Sing Nights, Wolf Dog, Powdersmoke Range, Carnival Lady) born
Baseball player, Harry Walker born
Actress Joan Fontaine (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Ivanhoe, Island in the Sun, Gunga Din, Emperor Waltz, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt) born
English author Doris Lessing (Children of Violence, African Stories) born
Psychologist and LSD advocate Timothy Leary born
Actress Mitzi Green (Elizabeth Keno) (Lost in Alaska, Little Orphan Annie, Tom Sawyer, So This is Hollywood) born
Artist Robert Rauschenberg born
Basketball Hall of Famer, Slater Martin born
Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the "American system of rugged individualism" in a speech at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Songwriter Dory Previn (Come Saturday Morning, It's Impossible) born
Bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
Actor Derek Jacobi (The Tenth Man - Hallmark Hall of Fame born
Actor Christopher Lloyd. born
Inventor Charles Carlson produced the first dry, or xerographic, copy, but had trouble interesting investors.
Actor Tony Roberts (Play It Again Sam, Serpico, Radio Days, Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Edge of Night, The Thorns, The Four Seasons) born
Broadcast of the 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers.
Actress Annette Funicello (The Mickey Mouse Club, Beach Blanket Bingo, Back to the Beach, Beach Party, Bikini Beach; singer: Tall Paul, First Name Initial, O Dio Mio, Pineapple Princess). born
Football player, Cecil Upshaw born
Actress Catherine Deneuve (Dorleac) (Repulsion, Indochine, The April Fools, Umbrellas of Cherbourg) born
Singer/musician, Leslie West (Weinstein) born
Singer, Eddie Brigati (Rascals Lonely Too Long, Groovin', A Girl like You, How Can I be Sure, A Beautiful Morning, People Got to be Free) born
Hockey player, Butch Goring born
Actor Jeff Goldblum (The Fly, The Big Chill, Death Wish, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Right Stuff, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Silverado, Hideaway, Jurassic Park, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe) born
Author, Patti Davis (House of Secrets, Bondage; daughter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and 1st lady, Nancy Davis Reagan) born
West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Movie writer-producer Todd Graff born
Rock musician Cris Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) born
President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
Champion Skater Brian Boitano (Olympic gold medalist figure skating 1988) born
French author Jean-Paul Sartre refused the Nobel Prize for literature.
Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding born
Actress Valeria Golino born
Country singer Shelby Lynne born
Reggae rapper Shaggy born
"Apollo Seven" returned safely, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.
Pope John Paul II was installed as pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.
The US government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment -- a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis.
Actor Michael Fishman ("Roseanne") born
The United States of America national debt tops $1 trillion.
Rock musician Zachary Hanson (Hanson) born
In a bid to calm the recent frenzy in the world's financial markets, President Reagan said he would be meeting with congressional leaders to negotiate ways of reducing the budget deficit.
The 100th Congress adjourned in an early-morning session that produced sweeping legislation to combat drug abuse in America.
Survivors of the Northern California earthquake attended church services as the clean-up and recovery efforts continued.
Actor Jonathan Lipnicki ("The Jeff Foxworthy Show") born
President Bush vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, saying it would lead to a quota system. (The veto was upheld.)
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir warned that Israel would refuse to negotiate with any Palestinians who claimed alliance to the PLO.
The space shuttle "Columbia" was launched on a ten-day mission that included deployment of an Italian satellite.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-to-2, in game five of the World Series.
It was announced President Clinton would fly to Moscow the following January for a summit with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
A judge in West Palm Beach, Florida, sentenced two white men to life in prison for setting a black tourist on fire.
President Clinton, campaigning in San Francisco for California Democrats, demanded that schools expel gun-toting students after earlier accusing Republicans of plotting to gut his education package.
The largest gathering of world leaders in history marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians, 4-3, to win the first two games of the World Series.
British writer Sir Kingsley Amis died in London at age 73.
General Motors settled a three-week strike with its workers in Canada, resolving a walkout that had idled more than 46-thousand workers across North America.
Thirty-four people were killed when a flaming Boeing 707 jet sliced through dozens of homes minutes after takeoff from Ecuador's Manta airport.
The New York Yankees won their first game of the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 5-to-2 in game three.
For the first time, US inspectors discovered E. coli bacteria in imported Canadian beef, halting shipments of 34,000 pounds.
President Clinton presented a modest strategy to combat global warming by gradually reducing greenhouse gases over the next two decades.
The Cleveland Indians tied the World Series at two games apiece as they beat the Florida Marlins, 10-to-3, in game four.
The government announced one of the biggest toys recalls ever, advising parents to remove the batteries from their kids' "Power Wheels" cars and trucks, made by Fisher-Price, because of faulty wiring that could cause them to erupt into flame.
Five of the seven Republican presidential hopefuls met in New Hampshire for their first debate of the 2000 nomination race, with front-runner George W. Bush notably absent.
Former Vichy official Maurice Papon was expelled from Switzerland back to France.
Former Irish politician Liam Lawlor dies in car crash
Taiwan to violate Tamiflu patent due to vaccine shortage
Tropical Storm Alpha forms, breaks Atlantic storm record
Hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students demonstrate, storm administration building
Indian Government gives green signal to community radio
Massa wins Brazilian Grand Prix, Alonso and Renault win championships
US considers taxing earnings from online games
Mahathir won't stop criticisms of Malaysian gov't.
Racial Equality commissioner warns of racial violence in Britain
Teacher sexual misconduct rampant in American schools, says AP
Australia Votes 2007: Analysts say Rudd wins TV debate
Boston Red Sox win American League Championship
Second grader suspended from school after drawing disturbing picture
Australia Votes 2007: Treasurer says Labor tax plan contains error
MOEA Taiwan signs MOUs with 5 global WiMAX companies to connect with networking industry world-wide
Report blames pilot error for Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 disaster
Nobel laureate Doris Lessing: 9/11 'wasn't that terrible' compared to IRA attacks
Oral Roberts returns to namesake university amid son's scandal
New audiotape attributed to Osama bin Laden released
Wildfires burn in southern California
Sydney FC sack manager Branko Culina
Cheney warns of 'serious consequences' of Iran's nuclear ambitions
Two US sailors killed, one wounded in Bahrain
2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (Asia): Pakistan vs. Iraq
UK Prime Minister: The world will enter a recession
2008-09 Wikipedia for Schools goes online
India's first lunar mission launched
Seven arrested in UK cruise ship drugs seizure
Thailand's fugitive ex-PM sentenced to two years for corruption
Colombian drug lord receives 45-year jail sentence in US
Windows 7 gets 'early release' in China; software pirates beat Microsoft to the punch
British soldier dies in Afghanistan, UK death toll rises to 222
US Defense Secretary Gates to seek extra aid for Afghanistan
UN says more investment in agriculture needed to tackle world hunger
Satirical website criticizes Glenn Beck for 'hypocritical' attempts to silence free speech
India's ruling Congress party leads in three key state polls
Red Cross member abducted in Darfur, Sudan
Panama-flagged ship hijacked off Somali coast by pirates
Shelling in Somalia's capital kills twenty
Big Ben dropped from ITV News at Ten opening sequence
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder rate becomes world's highest
SADC calls for transparent Mozambique elections
Massachusetts man charged with conspiring to attack US mall, kill Iraq troops
With arrival of rainy season, perennial scramble in Zimbabwe for seed, fertilizer
Demonstrators clash with police in Algeria after slum protest
Strong aftershock hits central Chile
Earthquake shakes western Mexico
Chinese girl who was hit and run by two drivers, ignored by eighteen people, dies
University of Wales to close down after 120 years
Canadian actress Barbara Kent dies at age 103
Matt Kenseth wins third NASCAR Sprint Cup race of 2012