Death of St. Leo II, Pope
Coronation of Hugh Capet as King of France
The army of Outremer marches towards Tiberias
Edward I, King of England, crosses the Tweed at Coldstream
Louis XI, King of France born
A drunken soldier strikes an image of the Virgin Mary, in La Rue aux Ours, Paris, and the image bleeds. The soldier was burned for sacrilege
French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded the Canadian town of Quebec.
Death of St. Bernardine Realino
Death of Marie de'Medici, widow of Henri IV, King of France
Scottish architect Robert Adam. born
General George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mozart, traveling with his mother in Paris, wrote to his father and reported that his wife was ill. She was actually dead. Mozart decided to break the news gently by reporting illness first.
Michael Keens exhibits the first cultivated strawberry.
1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
Czech composer Leos Janacek. Writer of operas including Jenufa andThe Makropulos Case. born
Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from New York.
The three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.The Union army under command of Gen. George Meade defeated Confederate forces commanded by Gen. Robert E. Lee
Welsh poet and writer William Henry Davies ("The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp") born
Idaho became the 43rd state of the Union.
Actor George Sanders born
Journalist and columnist Dorothy Kilgallen born
English film maker Ken Russell born
The first color television transmission was accomplished by John Logie Baird in London.
Jazz musician Pete Fountain born
Congress created the US Veterans Administration.
The genesis of Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini." The composer, who lived on Switzerland's Lake Lucerne, usually spent his days there speeding across the lake on his powerboat. The 61-year-old composer had produced one of his finest works
Playwright Tom Stoppard born
Writer-producer Jay Tarses born
Abbott and Costello made their radio debut on NBC, replacing comedian Fred Allen for the remainder of the summer.
Singer Fontella Bass born
Actor Kurtwood Smith ("RoboCop") born
During World War Two, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk.
Actor Michael Cole ("The Mod Squad") born
Country singer Johnny Lee born
Actress/Singer Betty Buckley born
Rock singer-musician Paul Barrere (Little Feat) born
Actress Jan Smithers (WKRP in Cincinnati's Bailey Quarters) born
Exiled Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier born
Talk show host Montel Williams born
President Eisenhower authorizes the CIA's first U-2 flight over Russia (the first is flown the next day).
Singer Laura Branigan born
Country singer Aaron Tippin born
Rock musician Vince Clarke (Erasure) born
Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.
Rock musician Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) born
Singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at age 27.
Israel launched its daring mission to rescue about a hundred passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Tonia Tash (Divine) born
President Reagan re-lit the Statue of Liberty's torch in New York Harbor after a $66 million restoration of the statue was completed during the 100th anniversary year of its dedication. Ships of 14 nations descended on New York harbor to pay tribute.
Two men became the first hot-air balloon travelers to cross the Atlantic. British millionaire Richard Branson and Swedish-born Per Lindstrand, the balloon's designer, were forced to jump into the sea as their craft went down near Scotland.
The USS "Vincennes" shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 passengers and crew, after the crew of the Vincennes misidentified the plane as an Iranian F-14 fighter.
The Supreme Court puts restraints on a woman's right to a abortion by giving the states the right to restrict abortions.
"Die Hard 2" starring Bruce Willis opened in theaters.
In Moscow, Kremlin hard-liner Yegor K. Ligachev received an enthusiastic reception at a Communist Party congress as he criticized reforms by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, saying perestroika had been marred by "limitless radicalism.""
Former corporate enemies Apple Computer and IBM publicly joined forces in a broad pact to swap technologies and develop new machines.
A Fort Worth, Texas, police officer was videotaped beating a handcuffed prisoner in his patrol car (the officer was suspended, but later reinstated after a grand jury refused to indict him).
The president of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel, was voted out of office as lawmakers from Slovakia blocked his re-election in parliament.
The first U.S. Air Force C-130 from Operation Provide Promise arrived in the besieged Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.
Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Haiti's military chief, Lieutenant General Raoul Cedras, separately signed an accord designed to return Aristide to power.
Steffi Graf of Germany won her third consecutive Wimbledon title as she defeated Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic.
Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale died in Montreal, Canada, at age 56.
Thirty-one people died in three separate crashes on Texas highways.
Pete Sampras defeated Goran Ivanisevic to win the Wimbledon men's championship, 7-6, 7-6, 6-0.
Irish Republican Army sympathizers rioted in Northern Ireland's two largest cities in outrage over the early parole of a British soldier convicted of killing a Roman Catholic woman.
Russians went to the polls to re-elect Boris Yeltsin president over his Communist challenger, Gennady Zyuganov, in a runoff.
A blaze destroyed a fireworks store in Scottown, Ohio, filled with Fourth of July shoppers, killing nine people and injuring eleven.
In his first formal response to charges by Paula Jones of sexual harassment, President Clinton denied all allegations in her lawsuit, and asked a judge to dismiss the case.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation's biggest defense contractor, announced it was buying Northrop Grumman Corporation for $7.9 billion. (However, the merger has been stalled over
The 12th World AIDS Conference ended in Geneva.
President Clinton concluded his Far East tour in Hong Kong, where he challenged leaders to set the pace for rescuing Asia from the region's financial crisis.
Residents in northeastern Florida continued to evacuate because of wildfires closing in from three directions.
President Clinton, acting to head off potential problems with the safety of imported food, said in his weekly radio address he was ordering inspectors at American ports to brand all unsafe and rejected food products, "Refused U.S."
President Clinton made a congratulatory telephone call to Mexican President-elect Vicente Fox, a day after Fox's election.
Harold Nicholas, the younger half of the legendary tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers, died at age 79.
A 1970's steel observation tower that preservationists said had desecrated the battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania was demolished.
Underwater volcano erupts in Pacific near Japan
Radioactive leakage at Swedish nuclear waste store
Stewart battles rain to win Pepsi 400 at Daytona
New denunciations of Brazilian deputy and evidence make things difficult for Lula
Grandfather and grandson die after dinghy capsizes off North Wales coast
U.S. retains control of Internet root servers
Alleged Al-Qaeda leader killed in Saudi Arabia
Earth Day founder Nelson dies at 89
Scientists may have tests to detect Alzheimers
Karl Rove named as a source of Plame leak
Canada awaits Karla Homolka's Release from Prison
Full-length open source movie â€˜Boy Who Never Sleptâ€™ is released online
Parts of New Jersey government stopped as budget fails to clear Legislature in time
U.S. Officials: U.S. soldiers plotted rape, murder
Bathurst, NSW house damaged after being hit by truck
Devon prison rooftop protest ends peacefully
Teenager faces murder charges after throwing a brick at motorway
30 dead in Spain metro crash
Israeli missile strikes northern Gaza Strip
Biden questions Bush's "special treatment" of "Scooter" Libby
Detained AIDS activist Phyu Phyu Thin released in Myanmar
Balloonist to establish Trans-Atlantic Crossing record
Eighth suspect connected to failed UK bombings arrested
Controlled explosions take place as police enquiry into UK bombings continues
European Commission praises "flexicurity" employment policy
New Ghanaian currency introduced
Hamas begins to use force to release Alan Johnston
America's Cup: Alinghi wins
School bus crashes during driver's examination
Poll shows American youth more politically active, socially liberal
Standoff at Islamabad mosque claims at least 9 lives in Pakistan
Soprano Beverly Sills dies at age 78
Search-and-rescue dog that found 9/11 survivor to be cloned
Mongolia's ruling party wins elections as rioting subsides
President Bush plans to attend opening of Beijing Olympics
Hillary Clinton attends grand opening of the Erie Canal Harbor in Buffalo, New York
Former science director sues Texas over intelligent design e-mail
Australian murder victims killed in different ways
New study shows children's perception of rainforest wildlife
Sulpicio Lines pay PHP6.2 million for death of man in 1998 ferry disaster
Continental Airlines to face charges over Air France Concorde disaster
19th century stable in Buffalo, New York officially saved from demolition
Military storehouse explodes near Sofia
Toyota employs the Japanese hybrid solar powered vehicle carrier ship 'Auriga Leader'
ESA launches largest commercial telecom satellite
British Army officer killed in Afghanistan
Trees continue to die in Houston, Texas
Kenya confirms first swine flu case
U.S. forces settle into Afghan Taliban heartland
Taliban attack on NATO base repelled
Trial of former Argentine president Jorge Videla begins
Former Brazilian president Itamar Franco dies aged 81
Philippine Foreign Secretary Del Rosario to visit China amid South China Sea territorial dispute
Marussia F1 test driver Maria de Villota seriously injured in testing accident