Charlemagne, founder of the Holy Roman Empire born
Election of Pope Sylvester II
Death of BaldwI, King of Jerusalem; BaldwII becomes King
The 7th Crusade surrenders to the Muslims
Death of Richard, King of the Romans
Death of Ferdinand I, King of Aragon
Death of St. Francis of Paola
Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales, elder brother of Henry VIII of England
Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian I and Swiss joined the Holy League against France.
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed Florida. He landed at the site that became the city of St. Augustine and claimed the land for the King of Spain.
Malmo, Sweden surrendered to Denmark's King Christian II.
Marriage of Philip II, King of Spain, to Isabella of France
A peace treaty was signed at Cateau-Cambresis between England and France.
Two hundred noblemen petition Margaret of Parma to abolish the Inquisition the Netherlands, and aquire the nickname "Les Gueux"
Spain's King Philip II attempted to aid Earl of Tyrone's rebellion Ireland.
Cornelius van Houtman and a Dutch fleet sets sail for the East Indies
British Admiral Benbow was sent to West Indies to gain reparations from Spain for the destruction of British ships at Darien.
Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, celebrated Italian writer and philanderer, was born Venice, Italy. born
Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the first U.S. Mint Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Storyteller Hans Christian Andersen was born Odense, Denmark. Andersen is well remembered for his fairy tales (he wrote over 150); many of them regarded as classics of children's literature. born
Musicologist Charles Burney died.
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor who created the Statue of Liberty, was born Colmar, France. The sculptor is also remembered for the Lion of Belfort Belfort, France. born
French novelist Emile Zola born
Classical music gained a stronger foothold the Western Hemisphere when Urieli Hill founded the Philharmonic Society of New York. The New York Philharmonic would give its first concert later the year.
The first Italian Parliament met at Turin.
Confederate President Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
Samuel F.B. Morse, developer of the electric telegraph, died New York.
G.B. Brayton of Boston, Massachusetts, received a patent for the gas-powered street car.
Walter Chrysler, founded a car company. born
The first White House Easter Egg Roll took place during the administration of Rutherford B. Hayes.
Charles Hall patented aluminum.
The first motion picture theater opened Los Angeles. The Electric Theater charged a dime to see an hour's entertainment, including the films "The Capture of the Biddle Brothers" and "New York a Blizzard."
Actor Sir Alec Guinness born
President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
The Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin born
Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and Dr. John F. Condon turned over $50,000 ransom to an unidentified man in a Bronx, New York, cemetery in exchange for Lindbergh's kidnapped son. (The infant, however, was not returned, and was found dead the following month.)
Actress Sharon Acker born
Watson Watt granted a patent for RADAR.
Singer-songwriter Warner Mack born
Soul singer Marvin Gaye born
Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "American Patrol" at the RCA Victor studios Hollywood.
Jazz musician Larry Coryell born
Singer-musician (The Fortunes) Glen Dale (Richard Garforth) born
Singer Emmylou Harris born
The U.N. Security Council appointed the United States as trustee for the Pacific Islands formerly under Japanese mandate, Britareferred the Palestine question to the United Nations.
Rock musician Leon Wilkerson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) born
Actress Debralee Scott born
Actor-comedian Dana Carvey born
Singer-songwriter Gregory Abbott born
Singer (Bananarama) Keren Woodward born
Country singer Billy Dean born
French president Georges Pompidou died Paris.
Actor Jeremy Garrett ("Legacy") born
Argentine troops stormed the Falkland Islands, overwhelming the small British Royal Marine unit stationed there.
John Thompson became the first black coach to lead his team to the NCAA college basketball championship. His Georgetown Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 Seattle for the win.
The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men's basketball beginning the '86 season. It was an effort to end game stalls that kept opposing teams from further scoring close contests.
Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace announced he was retiring from public life.
Four American passengers were killed when a bomb exploded aboard a TWA jetliner en route from Rome to Athens, Greece.
The US Senate, rejecting a plea from President Reagan, overrode his veto of an $88 billion highway and mass transit bill that the president had denounced as containing "pork-barrel" items.
Secretary of State George P. Shultz briefed Pope John Paul the Second on his Middle East peace proposals during a private audience the papal library at the Vatican.
Iraq claimed its forces killed thousands of Iranian troops and overran bases of Kurdish rebels mountainous northeast.
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev began a visit to Cuba amid differences with President Fidel Castro over the type of reforms Gorbachev was instituting in the Soviet Union.
Iraqi president Saddam Hussesaid he would use binary nerve gas weapons - outlawed since 1925 - against Israel if his country was attacked.
A conciliatory gesture the president of Lithuania invited Kremlin officials to discuss the republic's secession drive.
The University of Nevada at Las Vegas won the NCAA college basketball championship, defeating Duke 103-73.
Iraq state media reported that only a few more days were needed to stamp out fighting with Kurdish rebels, who reported renewed skirmishes around the strategic oil center of Kirkuk.
Consumer goods prices increased by as much as 1,000 percent the Soviet Union.
French Premier Edith Cresson, who had served ten turbulent months as France's first woman prime minister, resigned after election setbacks for the ruling Socialists.
The space shuttle Atlantis returned from a nine-day mission.
Government organized demonstrators attacked the embassies of countries that imposed sanctions against Libya.
Mob boss John Gotti was convicted New York of murder and racketeering; he was later sentenced to life prison.
Soprano Barbara Hendricks lectured at Dartmouth. Hendricks is a crossover star, known not just to opera fans but also to jazz lovers who checked out her performance with Wynton Marsalis.
The Bosnian Serb parliament rejected a peace plan drafted by UN and European mediators and already approved by Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
President Clinton presided at a daylong conference Portland, Oregon, on how much logging should be allowed on federal land.
President Clinton warned Americans against "demagogues of division" his weekly radio address, while calling for greater personal responsibility and cooperation to overcome the nation's problems.
Consumer reporter Betty Furness died Hartsdale, New York, at age 78.
Baseball owners accepted the players' union offer to play without a contract, ending the longest and costliest strike the history of professional sports.
Members of the extremist group Hamas accidentally set off a bomb that tore through their hideout the Gaza Strip, killing six people.
A federal appeals court rejected New York state laws banning doctor-assisted suicide, saying it would be discriminatory to let people disconnect life support systems while refusing to let others end their lives with medication.
The White House released documents showing how eager it had been to exploit the money-drawing powers of President Clinton and Vice President Gore during the 1996 campaign while coordinating with the Democratic Party's fund-raising machine.
Shaking their fists in rage, thousands of mourners marched in a funeral procession in the West Bank for a top Hamas bombmaker (Mohiyedine Sharif) hailed by Palestinians as a martyr and condemned by Israel as a terrorist.
The Labor Department reported that the nation's unemployment rate fell to a 29-year low of four-point-two percent in March 1999.
More than 600 people set out on a five-day, 120-mile protest march to Columbia, South Carolina, to urge state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome.
Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi suffered a debilitating stroke (he died less than two months later).
Connecticut won its second women's NCAA national championship with a 71-to-52 victory over Tennessee.
President Bush demanded that China promptly return a U.S. spy plane and its crew members. (The plane had made an emergency landing in China after colliding with a Chinese fighter.)
Duke won its third national men's basketball championship with an 82-to-72 victory over Arizona.
Abbas fires security chiefs for failure to curb lawlessness
Ted Koppel to step down from Nightline
Fourth Lebanon bomb rocks shopping mall
Flora springing into Spring in Mid-Atlantic coastal region, USA
SBC teams with Scientific-Atlanta for cable TV rollout in 13 US states
Violence in Rio ends in 30 deaths
American comedian Mitch Hedberg dies on tour at 37
Australia, NATO enhance ties
Vatican releases statement on health of Pope
Australian Treasurer told to 'try harder on welfare'
Australian rescue helicopter crash in Indonesia: nine dead
China releases 'Human rights report' on US
Google doubles Gmail storage, adds text formatting
Iraqi insurgents attack Abu Ghraib
Inspectors close Chicago landmark Healthy Food restaurant after finding dead mouse in cooler
Abbas orders more security reforms, hundreds of security officers to be forced to retire
Gmail 1st Birthday; Storage capacity increased to 2GB
Telescope takes first image of planet outside our solar system
StanisÅ‚aw Lem dies at 84
Flooding in Honolulu wreaks havoc
Thais head to the polls for snap election
Rice and Straw arrive unannounced in Baghdad
IAEA chief, Russia, China express concerns about threats against Iran
Blasts rock Thai polling stations
British military denies secret meeting regarding action against Iran
Herb Sendek leaves NC State
US helicopter crashes in Iraq; 2 unaccounted for
British report says the U.K. is preparing 'mass graves' for humans if Bird Flu mutates
Greek President attends inauguration of Greek Orthodox Church in Egypt
Photo Essay: Cherry Blossoms Bloom in DC
TV stations are watching the flood in Dresden
UK government links London 2005 attacks to the occupation of Iraq
President Bush to limit congressional oversight in PATRIOT amendment act
Mayor of Dzerzhinskiy city near Moscow shot dead
Children killed during suicide attack in Afghanistan
New Zealand PM drops in on Microsoft
New video of captured British troops aired; protests at UK embassy in Tehran
Twins announcer Herb Carneal dies at 83
Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh vs New Zealand
Canadian Public Safety Minister: New RCMP commissioner will be hired in June
Seinfeld on HBO award: "Awards are stupid"
NCAA Basketball: Florida Gators win Men's Basketball Championship
Woman charged with offering her child for sex
Nicolas Cage spotted in Washington DC filming National Treasure sequel
UEFA Champions League: April 2, 2008
Taiwan Textile Foundation markets "Taipei In Style" in Cross-Straits
Hser Nar Moo, missing Utah girl, found dead
New legal British tender revealed
AMBER alert issued in Maryland for missing teenaged boys
Two UN contract workers kidnapped in Somalia
SAHTECH, SEMI, and Semiconductor Industry to promote "SEMI Safety Guideline" in Taiwan
US Air Force tests Minuteman III missile
Bertie Ahern to resign as Irish premier
Vandalism on online epilepsy forum triggers convulsions
Former Iraqi police commander was working with insurgents
Gold mine in Tanzania collapses, at least 20 dead
Former NZ Prime Minister confirmed as head of UNDP
Pirates seize tourist yacht near Seychelles, troops deployed
Former Texas nurse charged with murder for allegedly injecting bleach into patients
Chechen and Russian mothers in shock after baby mix-up
Chile tsunami first reached Pichilemu, SHOA reports
Jack Diesing Sr., former chairman of the College World Series, dies age 92
Three injured in Gaza after Israeli airstrikes
Oldest living European person reaches age 114
Former United States press secretary Jerald terHorst dies at age 87
Nine killed as protests spread to Kandahar over Qur'an burning
Police officer killed as car bomb explodes in Omagh, Northern Ireland
Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team banned by FIFA
UN workers killed by Afghans over burning of a Qur'an in Florida
Southwest Airlines flight diverts due to 'rapid decompression in the cabin'
Polar bear Knut's death linked to encephalitis
Man charged with two counts of attempted murder in south London, England
Daily and Sunday Sport owners to enter administration
First female bishop in NSW and Canberra consecrated
Aung San Suu Kyi claims a seat in the Parliamentary elections in Myanmar
Sydney plans loss of rainbow
Authorities at Jakarta Airport, Indonesia seize 687 endangered pig-nosed turtles
Greg Barns named Australia's Wikileaks Party national campaign director
Cyclists Jason English and Liz Smith win 24 Solo in Australia