Death of Henry II Plantagenet, King of England, at Chinon
Norway ceded Man and Hebridies Islands to Scotland
Wenceslaus crowned King of Germany
Caermarthen surrenders to Owain Glen Dwr
Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholics sign the Decree of Union at the Council of Florence, creating an official union between the two churches. Popular sentiment in Constantinople was against the decree, and when the city was captured by the Turks the union ceased some 7 years later.
Coronation of Richard III, and Anne, King and Queen of England
Charles I, King of Spain, elected as Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason. He was sainted on May 19, 1935.
Jacques Cartier returns to France from his second voyage
Death of Edward VI, King of England, of consumption
Jane Grey proclaimed Queen of England
Death of Sigsimund II, King of Poland
Madlen Isolin, Maria Rosch, Brigida Wunsil, Catharina Einseler and Anna Flieger, of Waldsee, Germany, burned as witches
Owen Roe O'Neill lands in Donegal
Pirate Capt. William Kidd was seized in Boston and deported to England.
John Paul Jones, founder of the U.S. Navy - "I have not yet begun to fight" born
During the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga.
Beethoven wrote three letters to a woman he called his "Immortal Beloved." There has been a lot of debate about which woman this was, but biographers now seem to have settled on Antonie Brentano, who was above Beethoven's station and married besides.
The Republican Party was formally established at a meeting in New York City.
William Booth founds The Christian Mission to work among London's poor and unchurched. Later, he changed the mission's name to the Salvation Army.
French bacteriologist Louis Pasteur inoculated the first human being, a boy who had been bitten by a rabid dog. The youngster did not develop rabies.
During World War One, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks.
A British dirigible, the R-34, landed in New York, becoming the first airship to cross the Atlantic Ocean (108 hr).
Former first lady Nancy Reagan born
Actor William Schallert born
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
Talk show host Merv Griffin born
Rock `n' roll pioneer Bill Haley born
A preview was held in New York of the first all-talking feature, "The Lights of New York."
Singer-actress Della Reese born
Actor Donal Donnelly born
First Class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents.
1st All-Star baseball game. American League won 5-2.
Singer Gene Chandler born
Country singer Jeannie Seely born
Anne Frank, age 13, and her family go into hiding with four others from the Nazis in the "Secret Annex" at 263 Prinsengracht (Prince's Canal), Amsterdam.
169 people died when fire broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut.
President Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom.
Actor-director Sylvester Stallone born
Actress Nathalie Baye born
Actress Shelley Hack born
Country singer Nanci Griffith born
Actress Allyce Beasley born
Country musician John Jorgenson born
Hockey player Ron Duguay born
Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
Alaska became the 49th state.
Jamaica gains independence from Great-Britain.1967 Biafran War erupted. (The war, which lasted two and a-half years, claimed some 600,000 lives.)
H. Richard Niebuhr, theologian, Yale professor, and author of Christ and Culture, dies at age 67.
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong died this day, he was 69.
"I am the last of the classical school. When Bruno Walter died I raised my fees." So said Otto Klemperer, the last great German conductor of his generation, who died in Zurich at the age of 88. A younger generation of German conductors succeeds him notably Kurt Masur.
Actress Tia Mowry ("Sister, Sister") born
Actress Tamera Mowry ("Sister, Sister") born
The U.S. fines Chrysler Corporation $1.5 million for 811 violations of worker safety regulations.
The first of three massacres by Sikh extremists over two days took place in India as gunmen attacked a bus with Hindu passengers. Seven-two people were killed in the attacks in Punjab and Haryana.
167 North Sea oil workers were killed when a series of explosions and fires destroyed a drilling platform.
Medical waste and other debris began washing up on New York City-area seashores, forcing the closing of several popular beaches.
The US Army destroyed its last Pershing One-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, Texas, under terms of a 1987 treaty.
A Palestinian shouting "The glory of Allah!" grabbed the steering wheel of an Israeli bus, causing a crash that claimed 15 lives.
NATO leaders concluded two days of meetings in London, pledging to sharply reduce both nuclear and conventional defenses in Europe.
President Bush sent a personal message to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, urging a stronger effort to conclude arms control talks.
Steffi Graf won the women's singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 3-6, 8-6.
The Group of Seven industrial nations opened their 18th annual economic summit in Munich, Germany.
On the eve of the Group of Seven summit in Tokyo, President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa expressed optimism about resolving a contentious trade dispute between their countries.
14 firefighters were killed while battling a several-day-old blaze on Storm King Mountain in Colorado.
President Clinton stopped in Latvia, then traveled to Poland as part of a four-nation European tour.
The prosecution rested at the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles.
President Clinton announced the biggest changes in the rules governing meat and poultry safety in 90 years.
Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title, defeating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5.
A Delta MD-88 jetliner's left engine blew apart during an aborted takeoff from Pensacola, Florida, sending metal pieces ripping into the carbin, killing a mother and her son.
The rover Sojourner rolled down a ramp from the Mars Pathfinder lander onto the Martian landscape to begin inspecting the soil and rocks of the Red Planet.
Pete Sampras won his fourth Wimbledon title as he defeated Cedric Pioline of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.
Cuauhtemoc Cardenas captured Mexico City's mayoral race while Mexico's ruling party suffered devastating losses in congressional elections.
Singing cowboy star Roy Rogers died in Apple Valley, California, at age 86.
Protestants rioted in many parts of Northern Ireland after British authorities blocked an Orange Order march in Portadown.
Se Ri Pak, a 20-year-old rookie from South Korea, became the youngest winner of the U-S Women's Open, defeating American amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn in sudden death.
One year ago Israel, pledging to seek peace with neighboring Arab countries.
The German parliament offered a formal apology to Nazi-era slave and forced laborers as it passed a bill setting up a five billion-dollar compensation fund.
The body of 19-year-old Cory Erving, son of basketball star Julius "Dr. J" Erving, was found in his car at the bottom of a Florida pond; he'd been missing since May 28th.
Venus Williams beat her younger sister Serena 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the Wimbledon final; their singles match was the first between sisters in a Grand Slam semifinal.
Spyware is changing users' online habits
London to host 2012 Olympic Games
New York Times reporter sent to jail in leak case
Exit Festival 05 begins tomorrow
Brazil threatens to break patent on AIDS drugs
Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0
Tanzania accused of supporting terrorism to destabilise Burundi
Rapper 'Little Kim' sentenced to 1 year in prison
European Parliament rejects computer-implemented inventions directive
Protestors detained after violence near G8 summit
European parliament says NO to software patents
Pennsylvania man admits to June 25 beating of elderly woman
Parlez-vous franÃ§ais? Qaplaâ€™! More Grade 11 boys proficient in Klingon than French: local survey
Coca-Cola trade secrets attempted to be sold to Pepsi
NZ teenager convicted in motorway case
New York's highest court upholds gay marriage ban
Mexican conservative wins presidential election
Portuguese Culture Ministry suspends opening of Afonso I's tomb
India, China reopen Nathu La pass
Canadian Prime Minister Harper meets with U.S. President Bush
MontrÃ©al man urinated on Canadian National War Memorial
Sochi, Russia to host 2014 Winter Olympics
Raids take place as enquiry into failed UK bombings continues
Pittsburgh playwrights pen furry musical, invite Anthrocon attendees to observe reading
Scientists uncover oldest known DNA on Earth
UK Member of Parliament, Charles Kennedy, caught smoking on train
Nine dead as plane crashes into cars in Mexico
Ghana's first female Chief Justice receives award
Microsoft extends warranty on Xbox 360 following an "unacceptable number of repairs"
Tour de France: One day until 'Le Grand DÃ©part'
Gunmen shoot at Pakistani President Musharraf's plane
United States bank receives death threats
Man rips off Hitler waxwork's head in Berlin
Triathlon national championship held in Belgium
Prisoner abuse, serious corruption may have occurred in Turks and Caicos Islands
Buffalo, New York man shot in head, run over by shooter's car
At least eight dead as building collapses during construction in China
Honduran capital's main airport reopens six weeks after jetliner crash
Syrian jail riot kills at least 25
Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix
NSA to participate in U.S. cybersecurity
Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice using caffeine
Tropical Storm Blanca forms in the Pacific
Serena Williams wins the Wimbledon Women's Singles title after defeating Venus Williams
Swine flu patients taken to Kenyan capital to fly home to UK Sunday
Chinese hostage rescued in the Philippines
Severe heat wave blankets northeastern US
Iran claims airliners were denied fuel
NASCAR: Kevin Harvick wins Summer race in Daytona Beach, Florida
BP reports progress in oil spill cleanup
Netherlands beats Uruguay 3-2 in FIFA World Cup semifinals
South Korean city wins 2018 Winter Olympics
US Senate postpones vote on Libya conflict to focus on national debt
Despite speculation, aides say Biden will remain on Obama ticket
Over half of Romanian terminal grade students fail baccalaureate exam
ACTA rejected by European Parliament; protesters rejoice
Asiana Boeing 777 crashes upon landing at San Francisco International Airport
San FermÃn de los Navarros church in Madrid celebrates patron day