Mongols take Kiev, Russia
St. Thomas Aquinas ceases writing
John of Nottingham and Robert Marshall of Leicester undertake the murder of Edward II, King of England, by witchcraft
Coronation of Pope Urban V
England's King Henry VI born
Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat, writer born
Marriage of Duchess Anne of Brittany to Charles VII of France
Charles IX becomes King of France
"Pride's Purge;" Army control of the English Parliament
French chemist Joseph Gay-Lussac born
Congress moved from New York to Philadelphia.
Beethoven finished his piano sonata, Opus 109.
John Eberhard, built 1st large scale pencil factory in US. born
"The Damnation of Faust" premiered. It was a failure, but not for musical reasons. Political disturbances and bad weather kept a lot of people away from the performance. Berlioz's work is a dramatic legend in four parts, not an opera.
President Lincoln orders the hanging of 39 of the 303 convicted Indians who participated in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. They are to be hanged on Dec. 26.
William S. Hart, star of silent Western movies born
America's first international football (soccer) game was played in New Haven, CT this day. Yale defeated Eton (England) 2-1.
Jack McCall is convicted for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok and sentenced to hang.
Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument.
Poet Joyce (Alfred) Kilmer (Trees) born
Actress Lynn Fontanne (The Pirate with Alfred Lunt) born
Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans.
Lyricist (Israel Gershvin) Ira Gershwin (Lady Be Good, The Man I Love, The Man That Got Away) born
Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Lazzeri born
Actress Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched) born
Swimmer Eleanor Holm born
More than 1,600 people died in an explosion when a Belgian relief ship and a French munitions vessel collided in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In the aftermath of the Bolshevik victory in the Second Russian Revolution, the Finnish Parliment declared Finland independent of Russia today.
Former Czar Nicholas II and family are made prisoners by the Bolsheviks in Tobolsk.
Jazz musician Dave Brubeck (Take Five) born
Football player Otto Graham (Cleveland Browns 1950-55) born
The Irish Free State, forerunner of the modern Republic of Ireland, was officially proclaimed.
A presidential address was broadcast on radio for the first time as President Coolidge spoke to a joint session of Congress.
Actor, dancer Bobby (Stein) Van (Small Town Girl) born
Americans crowded into liquor stores, bars and cafes to buy their first legal alcoholic beverages in 13 years, following the repeal of Prohibition.
Singer Steve Alaimo (Every Day I Have to Cry Some) born
Country singer Helen Cornelius born
"Red Bank Boogie", Count Basie's salute to his hometown, was recorded on Columbia Records. The tune is a tribute to Red Bank, New Jersey.
Baseball shortstop Larry Bowa born
Actor James Naughton born
Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Truman.
Senator Don Nickles (Republican, Oklahoma) born
Songwriter, singer Jonathan King (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) born
"Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" debuted on CBS-TV. The show ran for almost 10 years and the redhead introduced such talent as Pat Boone, The Chordettes, Carmel Quinn, The McGuire Sisters, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Connie Francis, Steve Lawrence, Al Martino and many others.
'America's Sweetheart', Shirley Temple, became Shirley Temple Black as she married Charles Black, a socialite and business executive from San Francisco.
Actress JoBeth Williams born
Talk show host Wil Shriner born
Country singer Bill Lloyd (Foster and Lloyd) born
Singer Tish Hinojosa born
Rock musician Rick Buckler (The Jam) born
Comedian Steven Wright born
Rock musician Peter Buck (R.E.M.) born
America's first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
AFL-CIO members voted to expel the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. (The Teamsters were readmitted in 1987.)
Eileen Farrell debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC in the title role of Gluck's "Alcestis."
Rock musician Ben Watt (Everything But The Girl) born
Actress Janine Turner born
The Commissioner of Baseball, William Eckert was told, "Yer outta here!" after serving three years of his 7-year contract. Bowie Kuhn was his replacement.
Musician, Cab Calloway turned actor as he was seen in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "The Littlest Angel" on NBC. The big band singer, known for such classics as "Minnie the Moocher", became a movie star in "The Blues Brothers" (1980) with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd.
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", by Steam, reached the #1 spot on the top 40. It stayed at the top for two weeks and was the only major hit for the group.
Rock musician Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg (Ace of Base) born
House minority leader Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.
Democrat Tip ONeill is elected as Speaker of the House.
Eleven soldiers and six civilians were killed when a bomb planted by the Irish National Liberation Army exploded in a pub in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.
Martina Navratilova's 74-game winning streak over 11+ months came to an end. The 19-year-old tennis star was defeated by Helen Sukova in the semifinals of the Australian Open.
John Cougar Mellencamp promised 24,000 people at a New York City concert that he would refund their $17.50 tickets. A power outage caused a 20-minute interruption during this, his debut concert.
University of Miami quarterback, Vinny Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy.
One day before the arrival of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators pressing for free emigration of Soviet Jews marched in Washington.
Moscow, security agents roughed up Jewish activists and journalists during rival demonstrations for and against Kremlin policy.
Rock-and-roll pioneer Roy Orbison died near Nashville, Tennessee, at age 52.
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev arrived for his second US visit to address the United Nations and meet with President Reagan and President-elect Bush.
The space shuttle "Atlantis" landed in California.
Fourteen women were shot to death at the University of Montreal's school of engineering by a man who then took his own life.
Egon Krenz resigned as leader of East Germany.
Vice President Dan Quayle was enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence.
Iraq announced that it would release all its hostages, saying foreigners could begin leaving in two days.
Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-MA, testifying at the trial of his nephew, William Kennedy Smith, denied hearing screams on the night Patricia Bowman said she was raped by Smith at the Kennedy estate in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Bowing to anti-foreigner sentiment, Germany's main political parties agreed to tighten postwar asylum laws.
India, thousands of Hindu extremists destroyed a mosque, setting off two months of Hindu-Muslim rioting that claimed at least two-thousand lives.
A judge in New Bedford, Massachusetts, sentenced former priest James R. Porter, who'd admitted molesting 28 children in the 1960's, to 18 to 20 years in prison for sexual assault.
When John Cage died in 1992, Manfred Reichert and his group Ensemble 13 assumed they would never hear the music they had commissioned from the composer, who had indicated that it was incomplete. But it was not. A complete score was found in Cage's papers.
Actor Don Ameche died in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 85.
Former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell pleaded guilty to defrauding his former law partners and clients of nearly $400,000 while he was a private attorney at the Rose law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Orange County, California, one of the richest communities in the nation, filed for bankruptcy protection due to investment losses of about $2 billion. They were the largest municipality ever to do so.
Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen announced his resignation.
The House ethics committee sent a highly critical letter to House Speaker Newt Gingrich, saying he had committed three ethics violations.
The New York Times columnist James Reston died in Washington at age 86.
President Clinton vetoed a seven-year Republican budget-balancing plan.
Stock markets around the world plunged after comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan were taken to mean that US stock prices were too high.
Former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle died in Rancho Santa Fe, California, at age 70.
69 or more people were killed when a Russian military cargo plane crashed in the Siberian city of Irkutsk seconds after takeoff.
Endeavour's astronauts connected the first two building blocks of the international space station in the shuttle cargo bay.
In Venezuela, former Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez, who staged a bloody coup attempt against the government six years earlier, was elected president. people.
The Supreme Court, reconsidering its landmark Miranda ruling, agreed to decide whether police still must warn criminal suspects that they have a "right to remain silent."
SabreTech, an aircraft maintenance company, was convicted of mishandling the oxygen canisters blamed for the cargo hold fire that caused the 1996 ValuJet crash in the Everglades that killed 110
David Cameron elected new UK Conservative Leader
Former South African official Jacob Zuma charged with rape
Both sides of Kenya's constitution dispute are negotiating
Australian Government passes new terror laws
Ford pulls ads from gay media facing AFA boycott
Military plane crash in Iran, at least 100 dead
Witnesses testify in former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's trial
Kansas Professor assaulted by angry intelligent design supporters
US passes 1000 executions in 30 years
Lawsuit filed against CIA for the use of torture
Stevie Wonder to perform pre-game show for Superbowl XL
Apple launches iTunes in New Zealand
Texas Tech coach may move to University of Miami
France24 non-stop news channel on air today
US Senate confirms Robert Gates as new Secretary of Defense
Body of James Kim found in U.S. wilderness; wife and children survived
Iraq Study Group Report: Iraq could be on a slide towards chaos
Australian MPs suggest Australia and New Zealand unification
Girls sweep Siemens science competition for US high schools
Taipei IT Month: Gaming industry battle from high-definition AV market to recreation and sports
Scientists take strong stance for cutting emissions at Climate Conference in Bali
German polar bear Knut turns one year old
US Senate Panel approves bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Girl shot six times protecting her mother in Michigan, US
Leaked online: UK Home Office non-disclosure agreement with ID card companies
Southern California hit by 5.1 earthquake
Brazil blames human error for 2006 midair airliner collision
Honda quits Formula One racing
O. J. Simpson sentenced to 15 years in prison
Passengers rescued from stranded Antarctic cruise ship
Martial law declared in Philippine province after massacre
US unemployment rate down to ten percent
Obiang reelected as president of Equatorial Guinea after elections
Guinean junta head in 'stable' condition after shooting, soldiers searching for gunman
Explosion in Russian nightclub kills at least 94
Official results say Namibian president reelected after polls
First snowfall of the season impacts the Northeast US
Obama delays arrival to Copenhagen summit by one week
Three peacekeepers in Sudan killed by gunmen
Tens of thousands protest in London before Copenhagen climate change summit
Western Sahara campaigner still blocked from returning home by Moroccan authorities; on twentieth day of hunger strike
Liberal Party of Australia win Bradfield, Higgins by-elections
Rescuers in Egypt end search for victims of ferry crash
Alleged racist tram ranter remanded after court hearing
India seeks web crackdown after failed talks with industry
Tanks, APCs deployed to presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt after deadly clashes
Sandra Fluke gives keynote speech at Nebraska women's health event