Death of St. Macrina the Younger
Start of the Dionysian Pascal (Easter) Cycle
Rodric, King of Spain, defeated by the Moors
Treaty between Yann of Brittany and Edward III of England against Charles V of France
The Earl of Buckingham lands at Calais for a raid thru France
A French force lands on the Isle of Wight, England
Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. King Henry the Eighth's daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen.
Spanish Armada sighted from England
Death of St. Vincent de Paul
American firearms inventor Samuel Colt born
French painter Edgar Degas born
The British stiff upper lip was not to Felix Mendelssohn's liking. The likable composer wrote his mother on this day that Buckingham Palace was, as far as he was concerned, "the only friendly home in England."
A pioneer women's rights convention called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott convened in Seneca Falls, New York. "Bloomers," a radical departure in women's clothing, were introduced to the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. They were named after Amelia Jenks Bloomer.
Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic born
The Franco-Prussian war began.
Former Senator George McGovern born
Actress Helen Gallagher born
Country singer Sue Thompson born
Country singer George Hamilton IV born
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign in Europe.
Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony received its American premiere when Toscanini and the NBC Symphony performed it live over the radio from New York. The score had been smuggled out of Russia on microfilm.
Allied air forces raided Rome during World War Two.
Actor George Dzundza born
Tennis star Ilie Nastase born
Rock singer-musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) born
Rock musician Bernie Leadon (formerly of Eagles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) born
Rock musician Brian May (formerly of Queen) born
Actress Beverly Archer born
Rock musician Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets; Bauhaus) born
Movie director Atom Egoyan ("Exotica") born
1st In-flight movie is shown (on TWA).
Actor Anthony Edwards born
Actor Campbell Scott born
Country singer Kelly Shriver (Thrasher Shriver) born
John Fairfax of Britain arrived at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the first person to row across the Atlantic alone.
Actor Andrew Kavovit ("The David Cassidy Story") born
The "Apollo" and "Soyuz" space capsules that were linked in orbit for two days separated.
US Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (Democrat, New York) won the Democratic nomination for vice president by acclamation at the party's convention in San Francisco.
Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. (McAuliffe and six other crew members died when the "Challenger" exploded shortly after lift-off.)
Colin Davis concluded 15 years as music director of Covent Garden the longest tenure ever with a staging of "Fidelio" so avant garde that it was booed.
Residents of Balch Springs, Texas, gathered at the Seagoville Road Baptist Church to mourn the ten teen-agers who died when a flash flood engulfed a church bus and van two days earlier.
Jesse Jackson brought his 1988 presidential campaign to an emotionally charged close at the Democratic national convention in Atlanta, telling the party faithful to unite because "the only time we win is when we come together."
112 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 184 other people survived.
Baseball's all-time hits leader Pete Rose was sentenced in Cincinnati to five months in prison for tax evasion.
President Bush joined Republican predecessors Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon at ceremonies dedicating the Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California.
Nine days of combat between Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan soldiers left 78 soldiers and 600 rebels dead in the fiercest fighting since 1983.
The South African government acknowledged that it had been giving money to the Inkatha Freedom Party, the main rival of the African National Congress.
President Bush toured the Souda Bay U.S. naval base during a visit to Greece.
Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third opened a fresh round of Mideast diplomacy, meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and other officials.
In Palermo, Sicily, a car bomb claimed the life of chief prosecutor Paolo Borsellino.
Former U.S. House postmaster Robert Rota pleaded guilty to conspiring to embezzle public funds.
President Clinton fired FBI Director William Sessions, citing "serious questions" about Sessions' conduct and leadership.
President Clinton announced a compromise allowing homosexuals to serve in the military, but only if they refrained from all homosexual activity, known as the "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue" policy.
Funeral services were held for North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung, who had died July 8 at age 82.
A bomb ripped apart a Panama commuter plane, killing 21, including 12 Jews, a day after a car bomb destroyed a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 95 people.
In the busiest trading day in history, the Dow Jones industrial average ended at 4,628.87, down 57.41, after plunging more than 130 points earlier in the session.
President Clinton firmly rejected calls for dismantling affirmative action programs.
A pair of House subcommittees held a joint hearing on the federal government's raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.
Opening ceremonies were held in Atlanta for the 26th Summer Olympic Games.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended, with some conditions, that the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 be approved.
Bosnian Serb official Radovan Karadzic yielded to international pressure to give up all political power.
Eleven armored carriers from NATO gathered in a show of force near the home of ousted Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, Bosnia's number-one war crimes suspect.
The Irish Republican Army declared a new cease-fire and opened the way for supporters to join peace talks with Northern Ireland's pro-British Protestants.
Seeking to break a 16-month deadlock, Israel and the Palestinians held their first high-level talks in months.
Hundreds of Serb police battled secessionist guerrillas for control of the central Kosovo town of Orahovac.
Federal officials said radar data showed the plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. dropped 1,100 feet in just 14 seconds. Sen. Edward Kennedy released a statement saying, "We are filled with unspeakable grief and sadness by the loss of John and Carolyn and of Lauren Bessette."
President Clinton shuttled between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and his own experts during peace talks at Camp David after delaying departure for an economic summit in Japan.
Deadly forest fire in Spain claims lives of firefighters
14,500 job cuts announced by Hewlett-Packard
Niger facing food shortages after drought
Remote Assistance service of Windows OS vulnerable to attack
Bush nominates John G. Roberts for U.S. Supreme Court
SABMiller acquires Colombian Grupo Bavaria brewery
Nearly 25,000 Iraqi civilians killed in Iraq, watchdog group claims
Vivaldi Atlantic 4 break Canada-Europe record
Suspected 'mastermind' of London bombings no longer a suspect
Stem cell bills passed by US House and Senate
Row over NZ Police memo on issuing traffic tickets
Heatwave hits the UK and Ireland
Second quake in two days strikes Indonesia
Indian Big Brother to have ban on "hanky-panky"
DNA in underwear matches Philippines rape victim
Bush uses his first veto ever on stem cell bill
Slave workers in Italy freed by police
Hospitals declare "code red" in Wellington, New Zealand
Tour de France: Robbie Hunter wins stage 11
Documents show Fred Thompson worked for Pro-Choice group
Russia expels four UK diplomats
Dow Jones Industrial closes above 14,000 for first time ever
After F1 test, Bourdais hopes to return to winning form in Edmonton
17 troops killed in bombing on Afghanistan-Pakistan border; Separate bombing kills dozens of civilians
Web browser Firefox increases market share in Europe
Skull study supports theory of human origin in Africa
Wreckage of gas tanker removed after crash onto railway line in County Durham, England
Leisure Taiwan launched in Taipei World Trade Center
Magnitude seven earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued then withdrawn
Former Beatle set for Quebec City concert amid protests
Gambian magistrate to acquit all people detained without charge for 72 hours
French police search for missing explosives
Redcar, UK steelworkers march to save their jobs
Torchwood star John Barrowman in high speed crash
British Formula Two driver Henry Surtees dies after race accident
Report from Royal International Air Tattoo 2009
One dead after bus and bicycle crash in Hampshire, England
Gunmen kill seventeen at party in Mexico
Many dead in Indian train crash
43 dead in Iraqi bomb blast
ROV detects leaks in Deepwater Horizon well cap
Oil spewing from crack in seafloor of Gulf of Mexico was fifty feet from Deepwater Horizon well
Australian rules football: Traralgon defeat Warragul in round 14 of Gippsland Football League season
Australian Rollers roll over Great Britain men's wheelchair basketball team
The Lancet study suggests inactivity now as deadly as smoking
Australian Gliders beat Germany women's national wheelchair basketball team on day two of Rollers & Gliders World Challenge