Frederick Barbarossa drowns in a river while leading an army of the Third Crusade.
First American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington, Delaware).
Mrs. Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard.
Physician-in-chief of Continental Army, John Morgan born
Burning of the Gaspee, British revenue cutter by Rhode Islanders.
The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.
The north African state of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean.
Japanese swordsman Yamaoka Tesshu born
The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation.
Dorthea Dix, known for her work with the mentally ill, is appointed superintendent of women nurses for the Union Army.
At the Battle of Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats the numerically superior Union troops.
The opera "Tristan und Isolde" by Richard Wagner premiered in Munich, Germany. This sent the impressionable young King Ludwig into throes of Wagner worship.
The 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with the first ever shipment of frozen beef.
Academy Award-winning actress Hattie McDaniel born
During the Spanish-American War, U.S. Marines land in Cuba.
Frederick Loewe, composer born
Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt.
The Republican convention in Chicago endorses woman suffrage.
Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II born
American actress and singer Judy Garland (Frances Gumm), in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. born
The Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti is kidnapped and assassinated by Fascists in Rome.
Columnist Nat Hentoff born
Tennessee adopts a new biology text book denying the theory of evolution.
Actor-director Lloyd Jeffries born
Children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak born
First demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield, Mass.
American defense attorney F. Lee Bailey born
Frederick Delius died, at his home in rural northern France. Delius lived to 72 despite extremely frail health for years. Five years before his death, Delius saw his music secure its position in the repertory when Thomas Beecham organized a festival wholly of his music.
Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
Actress Alexandra Stewart born
The Norwegian army capitulates to the Germans.
Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.
Singer Shirley Alston (The Shirelles) born
Actor Jurgen Prochnow born
Germany razes the town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia and kills more than 1,300 citizens in retribution of the murder of Reinhard Heydrich.
Media commentator Jeff Greenfield born
The Allies begin bombing Germany around the clock.
Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes first US president to visit a foreign country during wartime.
Joe Nuxhall at 15 years became youngest ML baseball player.
The U.S. VII and V corps, advancing from Normandys Utah and Omaha beaches, respectively, link-up and begin moving inland.
Italy replaced its abolished monarchy with a republic.
Country singer-songwriter Thom Schuyler born
First virus separated into component parts is reported.
Actor Andrew Stevens born
Singer Barrington Henderson born
Rocky Colovito hits 4 homers in 1 game.
Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn born
Buddhist monk Ngo Quang Duc dies by self immolation in Saigon to protest persecution by the Diem government.
Rock musician Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins) born
The Senate voted to limit further debate on a proposed civil rights bill, shutting off a filibuster by Southern states.
Country singer-songwriter Ken Mellons born
Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley born
Rock musician Emma Anderson born
The Middle East War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.
Rock singer M. Doughty (Soul Coughing) born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Jo-Jo born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Faith Evans born
James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior, escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others; he was recaptured June 13th.
Apple Computer ships its first Apple II.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Lemisha Grinstead (702) born
"Affirmed" won the Belmont Stakes and with it, horse racing's Triple Crown.
Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis.
Actress Leelee Sobieski ("Joan of Arc" mini-series) born
Olympic gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski born
An Italian prosecutor's report linked the Bulgarian secret service to the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.
The Israeli army pulls out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.
South Koreans demanding free elections launched a wave of violent demonstrations.
"Easy Goer" won the Belmont Stakes in New York, denying the Triple Crown to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner "Sunday Silence."
Two members of the rap group 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, Fla. (They and a third band member were later acquitted of obscenity charges.)
Alberto Fujimori was elected president of Peru by a narrow margin over novelist Mario Vargos Llosa.
Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted, spewing debris as far as 20 miles away.
President Clinton intensified sanctions against Haiti's military leaders, suspending US commercial air travel and most financial transactions between the two countries.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady, rescued after being shot down over Bosnia, described his six-day ordeal at a news conference at Aviano Air Base in Italy, saying he was no Rambo and no hero.
A bomb blamed on drug traffickers exploded in Medellin, Colombia, killing 26 people. Thoroughbred Thunder Gulch won the Belmont Stakes.
A jury in Jacksonville, Florida ordered Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation to pay nearly one million dollars to the family of Roland Maddox, who had died after smoking Lucky Strikes for almost 50 years. (However, a Florida appeals court later overturned the verdict.)
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the city of Chicago went too far in its fight against street gangs by ordering police to break up groups of loiterers.
Yugoslav troops departed Kosovo, prompting NATO to suspend its punishing 78-day air war.
Syrian President Hafez Assad died at age 69; he was succeeded by his son, Bashar.
The New Jersey Devils won their second Stanley Cup in six seasons with a 2-to-1 victory in double overtime over the Dallas Stars in Game Six of the finals.
Frenchwoman Mary Pierce beat Conchita Martinez 6-2, 7-5 to win the French Open women's singles title.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Ray Charles dies in Beverly Hills, CA
Thousands of Rwandan refugees living in overcrowded Burundi transit centre
The Finnish Social Democrats elect a new leader
U.N. condemns lack of due process in American-run Iraq prisons
600,000 new dollar millionaires created in 2004
Interpol on the hunt for 'Dr.Death'
Storing IP-addresses of Swedish copyright infringers deemed illegal
Bombs kill US Marines, civillians in Iraq
British man involved in deal to drill for oil in Darfur
Australian government to review censorship of "hate material"
Pilot with 9/11 links deported from New Zealand
Second fire in 24 hours hits Muslim building in the Netherlands
Two teenagers killed in Greater Manchester
Plane lands safely in Seoul after losing radar, nose and windows in storm
All Blacks defeat Ireland in rugby
Scotland go down to South Africa in rugby
England wins first match with 1-0 victory in Group B
Oklahoma State men's golf wins 10th NCAA title
Shiv Sena activists disrupt news conference in Jammu
Rebels blow up oil pipelines in Assam
Prix de West exhibit opens in Oklahoma City
'Net Neutrality Amendment' fails in U.S. House
Trinidad and Tobago hold Sweden in second Group B match
Cherokee Nation tribunal approves new Constitution
New Hawaii airline sparks fare war, free seat giveaway
Argentina start with 2-1 win in Group C
First Tropical Depression of Forms
Scientists discover new kind of shark in northwest Atlantic
Grolier Poetry Bookshop has new owner
Iraq: Alleged death squad members beheaded in new video
Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix
German man invents 'cat cam'
Aeroflot negotiates purchase of 22 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft
Nicaragua's Ortega visits Imam Khamenei in Iran
Italian senators lobby for ice cream
5 killed, 255 rescued as ferry catches fire in Philippines
Light plane flips over during landing at air show in Worcester, UK
Six dead, one injured in Wisconsin, USA shooting
Woman disclosed by newspaper in sex tape found dead
More than 100 demonstrate against data retention in Vienna, Austria
Bollywood cricket victory in Yorkshire charity match
US energy department reveals world's fastest computer
Plane crashes in Khartoum
Gunman kills one at Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
Creigh Deeds wins Virginia Democratic primary
South Korean Naro-1 space rocket explodes after take-off
'Dewey Defeats Truman' incident in California State Senate election
Man dies after being shot outside his house in Lanarkshire, Scotland; murder investigation launched
Football: Chelsea confirm Joe Cole and Michael Ballack departure
Noynoy Aquino elected Philippine president
Two Norwegians sentenced to death in DR Congo
Kenyan helicopter crash kills security minister
Explosion reported in Damascus, Syria
Man dies in North Uist, Outer Hebrides after being hit by car