St. Dionysius becomes Pope
Godfrey of Boullion elected first Christian ruler of Jerusalem
Capture of Beziers, France by the Albigensian "Crusade;" the Papal Legate says "Kill them all; God will know His own."
Marriage of King Otto IV of Germany to Beatrix of Swabia
John of Plato Carpini arrives at Karakorum, for the inauguration of Guyuk as KaKhan
Death of Charles VII, King of France
Philip I "the Handsome," King of Spain born
An alliance is formed between the Holy Roman Empire and Bohemia
St. Lawrence of Brindisi born
A second English colony -- also fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances -- was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. (John White delivers 177 colonists to Roanoke Island)
Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" entered on the Stationers' Register
Agnes Browne, Joan Vaughan, Mary Barber, Hellen Jenkenson and Arthur Bill executed in England for witchcraft
Coronation of Michael Romanov, Czar of Russia
A small congregation of English Separatists, led by John Robinson, began their emigration to the New World. Today, we refer to these folks as 'Pilgrims.'
Execution of the Compte de Boutteville and the Compte de Rosmadec des Chapelles for the death of the Marquis de Bussy d'Amboise in a duel
Cornish army invades Devon and besieges Parliamentarians in Bristol
St. Marguerite Marie Alacoque born
Cromwell invades Scotland
Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct spelling of his name - it seems that the city spells its name wrong).
English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French at the Battle of Salamanca Spain.
Austrian monk Gregor Mendel, discoverer of the first laws of heredity born
Hector Berlioz, when he attended the premiere of "Ali Baba," the last opera of Cherubini, shouted out "Twenty francs for an idea!" during the first act. In the second act he offered forty; in the third act, eighty.
Emily E. S. Elliott, Anglican missions supporter and hymnwriter. She penned the words to the hymn 'Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.' born
Rev. William Archibald Spooner, invented 'spoonerisms' born
The first large company of Mormon immigrants entered the Salt Lake Valley, in what was still Mexican territory. Soon after, Mormon leader Brigham Young founded Salt Lake City,Utah.
Poet Emma Lazarus, whose poem "The New Colossus" is carved at the base of the Statue of Liberty born
In the first battle of Atlanta, Confederate troops under Gen. John Hood were defeated by Union forces under Gen. William Sherman.
Peter P. Bilhorn, composer of sacred music. He produced over 1,400 hymns in his life, including 'I Will Sing the Wondrous Story' and 'Sweet Peace, The Gift of God's Love.' born
Josef Strauss died in Vienna at the age of 42. When Johann Strauss died, his band wound up being led by Johann Strauss the Younger. When he left the band to compose it was brother Josef who took the baton, giving up a career in architecture to do so.
Painter Edward Hopper born
Kennedy family matriarch Rose Kennedy born
A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, killing ten people.
Former Senate Majority Leader and one time presidential candidate Bob Dole (Republican, Kansas) born
Singer Margaret Whiting born
Actor-comedian Orson Bean born
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta born
Wiley Post completed his first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
Actress Louise Fletcher born
A man identified as bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.
The Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson born
Game show host Alex Trebek born
Singer George Clinton born
Actor-singer Bobby Sherman born
American forces led by General George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.
Singer Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes) born
Movie writer-director Paul Schrader born
Illinois Governor Jim Edgar born
Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel Jerusalem, killing 90 people.
Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks born
Rock singer Don Henley born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat born
Folk singer Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) born
Actress Joanna Going born
World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston was able to retain his boxing title by knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round of a match in Las Vega, Nevada.
Actor John Leguizamo born
Actor-comedian David Spade born
Actor Patrick Labyorteaux born
"Till Death Us Do Part" debuted on England's BBC. The show was so popular it became a TV series in Great Britain. The show was the forerunner of the 1971-72, CBS-TV hit, "All In The Family," starring Carroll O'Connor.
Actress Irene Bedard ("Pocahontas") born
Apollo XI astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, safely reunited aboard the command module, blasted out of lunar orbit for the start of their journey home after the first manned mission to the moon.
Rock musician Daniel Jones born
The House of Representatives joined the Senate voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Frenchman Bernard Hinault won the "Tour de France" in 103 hours, 6 minutes and 50 seconds. It was his second time to have won the event, having won the previous year. He would win again in 1981, 1982 and 1985.
The first Sony Walkman went on sale.
A Rome court sentenced Turkish extremist Mehmet Ali Agca to life in prison for the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.
Reverand Sun Myung Moon married 2,200 couples in New York City, making this the biggest mass wedding in history.
A Tucson, Arizona, TV station's antenna was struck by lightning 20 times in 10 minutes.
The Reagan administration issued a statement blaming apartheid for being "largely responsible for the current violence" in South Africa, but stopped short of criticizing the government's declaration of a state of emergency.
For the first time in a half-century, the House of Representatives impeached a federal official. Judge Harry E. Claiborne was later convicted by the Senate of tax evasion and bringing disrepute on the federal courts.
The United States began its policy of escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers up and down the Persian Gulf to protect them from possible attack by Iran.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to a U.S. proposal to ban medium- and short-range nuclear weapons.
Iran and Iraq said they would send their foreign ministers to New York to meet with UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, after Iran said it would accept a UN cease-fire resolution.
Nearly 200,000 Palestinian children returned to classrooms in the West Bank after the Israeli army lifted an order that had kept their schools closed for most of the Palestinian "intefadeh."
Voters in Mongolia began casting ballots in their Communist-ruled nation's first multiparty election ever.
American Greg Lemond won his third Tour de France title. He finished the event in 90 hours, 43 minutes and 20 seconds.
Police in Milwaukee arrested serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer, who was later murdered in prison.
Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged she'd been raped by boxer Mike Tyson in an Indianapolis hotel room. (Tyson, convicted of rape, served three years prison.)
President Bush returned from a nine-day trip that included the G-7 summit in London.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medell. (He was slain by security forces in December 1993.)
Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa agreed to resign, following big election losses by the scandal-plagued Liberal Democrats.
Leonard Slatkin conducted the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. Elliott Carter's "Holidays" Overture launched the program, which concluded with "Rite of Spring." In between, the Beethoven Second Piano Concerto was performed by Christian Zacharius.
President Clinton ordered round-the-clock aid flights to Zaire's border area to help millions of Rwandan refugees.
A federal judge ordered The Citadel, a state-financed military college in Charleston, South Carolina, to open its doors to women.
O.J. Simpson pleaded innocent to the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Susan Smith was convicted by a jury in Union, South Carolina, of first-degree murder for drowning her two sons. (She was later sentenced to life in prison.)
Friends and families gathered on a Long Island, New York, beach for a tearful memorial service dedicated to the 230 victims of the crash of TWA Flight 800.
More than 2,000 people gathered in Milan, Italy, for a memorial Mass for slain fashion designer Gianni Versace; the mourners included Princess Diana, singer-songwriter Elton John and supermodels Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova.
President Clinton, with Republican lawmakers at his side, signed a bill designed to mold the Internal Revenue Service into a friendlier, fairer tax collector.
The Senate Armed Services Committee rejected, on a 9-to-9 vote, Daryl Jones' bid to become Air Force secretary.
Family members watched mournfully from the deck of a Navy destroyer as the ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were cast into the sea off Martha's Vineyard, consigned to the depths where they died.
President Clinton, in Japan for a Group of Eight summit, addressed US troops on Okinawa, where he said they "need to be good neighbors" with the island's residents.
Rep. Barbara Lee calls for U.S. Congress probe into Iraq War planning
U.S. House votes to renew expiring Patriot Act
Armed police shoot man dead on London Underground
Quaker website editor launches music podcast programme
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo clarifies 'nuke Mecca' comments
Fisherman in Virginia charged with killing alligator
MG Rover sold to Nanjing Auto
Many horses in Sweden lack passport
Metropolitan Police release photographs of July 21st suspects
Armed police briefly surround a mosque in east London
Major police operation in west London
Crossrail set to only compensate Â£50 for land rights, London, UK
Bomb explodes on busy Beirut street
Legendary bluesman Long John Baldry dead at 64
Many dead in Egyptian resort blasts
Small plane crashes in central Berlin
Man arrested in connection with July 21 London bomb attempts
Peace tax campaigners turned down by UK judge
250 Young Quakers to light up lake
Ross on Wye Friends win gold for garden
Wolfgang Tilmans donates image to Quaker Social Action
World Gathering of Young Friends starts in Lancaster
Haitian priest Jean-Juste held in relation to the murder of a journalist
All Blacks defeat South Africa in Tri Nations rugby
After Bush leaves Russia, Voice of Russia commentary questions President's intellect
Death toll in Indonesian tsunami continues to rise
British box office record set for UK films
86 victims of Israel's attacks buried in mass grave
Somali Islamists halt peace talks with government
Emaar Properties claims Burj Dubai as world's tallest building
Tammy Faye Messner, 65, dies after long battle with cancer
Sprint Nextel customer service rep. harasses client; Sprint cancels his account
Polish pilgrims killed in French bus crash
Tour de France: Alberto Contador wins stage 14
Fernando Alonso wins European Grand Prix
Politicians call for action after floods cause havoc in the UK
Japan to request IAEA inspection of quake-damaged nuclear plant
Australia to honour Steve Irwin with nature park
Ireland's PÃ¡draig Harrington wins British Open in playoff
Macedonia declares state of emergency due to heat wave
Power outage traps 180 people in Gateway Arch
Alleged war criminal Radovan KaradÅ¾iÄ caught in Serbia
US military confirms three deaths after B-52 crash off Guam
American actress Estelle Getty dead at age 84
Tropical Storm Dolly kills seventeen in Guatemala
Kosmos-3M launches final SAR-Lupe satellite
Israeli-Arab Hebrew University students charged with operating al-Qaeda cell
Garuda Indonesia Flight 200's pilot's trial to begin this week
Paramedics protest outside New South Wales parliament
Former U.S. Presidential candidate Gene Amondson dies following a stroke
Ukranian former official admits to murdering journalist
Foxconn employee commits suicide over missing iPhone in China
Former Illinois Governor Blagojevich rests in corruption trial
Delta Airlines flight makes emergency landing
'Misleading' Burger King advert banned in the United Kingdom
Facebook reaches 500 million users
Kosovo independence ruled legal by International Court of Justice
Australia Rollers victorious against Great Britain men's national wheelchair basketball team
Chris Froome wins Tour de France