Caliph Uthman hacked to death by rebels
Fulk, Archbishop of Rheims, killed by the Count of Flanders
Death of Hugh, "the Great" of France
Valencia taken by Don Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar "El Cid"
Marriage of Geoffrey V (Plantagenet) of Anjou to Matilda, daughter of King Henry of England and widow of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
Philip II of France lauches an attack on Acre, which fails
Edward I, King of England born
Pierre de Grandson granted a pension by Henry III, King of England
William Huntingfield brought to trial for the robberies of Geoffrey Chaucer in September of 1390, and found guilty
Coronation of Eric, King of Norway, Denmark and Sweden
Coronation of Frederick IV as King of Germany
Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of California.
The Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston.
Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly.
Composer Charles Gounod (in France) born
Republican Party opened its first convention in Philadelphia.
George Cormack, the inventor of "Wheaties" cereal born
Igor Stravinsky, composer (Firebird Suite, The Rite of Spring) born
Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere
Eric Frederick Goldman Author, and special advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1966. born
Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales -- the first by a woman.
The Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in NY.
Robert Clyve Maynard U.S. journalist and newspaper publisher. He was mentor to hundreds of minority journalists as the first African-American to gain a prominent position in U.S. publishing. born
France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II.
First American expeditionary force to land in Africa (WW II).
Republic of Iceland proclaimed at Thingvallir, Iceland.
German Federal Republic National Day.
Barry Manilow, singer, jingle writer (Like a Good Neighbor...) born
First round-the-world civil air service left N.Y. city.
Actress Phylicia Rashad (in Houston, Texas) born
Joe Piscopo, comedian, actor (Saturday Night Live) born
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stayed executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for the next day (it was their 14th wedding anniversary).
Actor Mark Linn-Baker born
Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ended.
Supreme Court strikes down rule requiring recitation of the Lord's Prayer or reading of Biblical verses in public schools.
Michael Gross German swimmer who won six Olympic medals, including three golds, in the 1980s. born
Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Kevin Thornton (Color Me Badd) born
Oh! Calcutta! opens in New York.
U.S. returns control of Okinawa to the Japanese.
President Nixon's eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington DC's Watergate complex.
Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike outs.
President Galtieri resigns in Argentina.
Actor-rapper Herculeez (Herculeez and Big Tyme) born
Eighteenth Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 5 is launched.
Singer Kate Smith died in Raleigh NC at age 79.
Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated.
NY Yankee and KC Royal Mgr Dick Howser dies at 51 of brain cancer.
In China, eight people were sentenced to death for allegedly beating soldiers and burning vehicles in Beijing at the start of the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement.
South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, arrived in Ottawa, Canada, en route to an 11-day tour of the United States.
Payne Stewart won the US Open golf tournament.
The South African Parliament abolished the Population Registration Act, the last major apartheid law still in effect.
The remains of President Zachary Taylor were briefly exhumed in Louisville, Kentucky, to test a theory that Taylor had died of arsenic poisoning (results showed death was from natural causes).
President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a breakthrough arms-reduction agreement.
In addressing the U.S. Congress, Russian President Boris Yeltsin pledged to find any American prisoners of war still being held in Russia.
Two German relief workers, the last of Western hostages held in Lebanon, were released.
U.N. forces in Somalia searched in vain for warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
President Clinton told a news conference his economic package was making "remarkable progress."
The Food and Drug Administration said no reports of tampering with Diet Pepsi-Cola cans at the manufacturing level had been confirmed, despite reports of foreign objects turning up in containers.
After leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. (Simpson was later acquitted in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil trial.)
Russian commandos stormed a hospital where Chechen rebels were holding more than 1,000 hostages, but the Chechens beat the Russians back.
ValuJet Airlines suspended its flight schedule indefinitely after a federal inspection found "several serious deficiencies" in the discount carrier's operation. (ValuJet resumed operations 15 weeks later.)
The Senate snuffed out Congress' first bill to curb teen smoking, with Democrats accusing Republicans of being owned by Big Tobacco, and Republicans charging the measure was laden with too many amendments.
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto welcomed a rare US intervention in currency markets to support the sinking yen.
Joseph Stanley Faulder, a former auto mechanic who killed a woman during a 1975 burglary, was lethally injected in Huntsville, Texas and became the first Canadian to be executed in the United States in almost 50 years.
The Republican-controlled House narrowly voted to loosen restrictions on sales at gun shows, marking a victory for the National Rifle Association.
In Cuba, more than 300,000 people turned out to protest the continued stay of Elian Gonzalez in the United States; it was the largest such demonstration since the previous December, when Cuba launched a national campaign of mass gatherings demanding the boy's return.
Dell would be 'happy' to sell PCs running Mac OS X
British motorists showered with cash on motorway
Five beheaded during violent prison riot in Brazil
Bush administration drastically cuts penalties sought for in tobacco trial from $130 billion to $10 billion
Goodyear blimp crashes in Florida
US trade deficit increases to record high in first quarter 2005
Fiji defeat Italy in rugby
All Blacks defeat Ireland in second rugby test
Australia defeat England in rugby to win Cook Cup
Three people die in New South Wales, Australia car accidents
Near-record heat in Minnesota brings wildfire to the Boundary Waters
Ghana surge past Czech Republic in Group E
United States of America draw 1-1 with Italy in Group E
Portugal beat Iran 2-0 in Group D
4.5-kilometre bridge to link Crimea with Russia
Two Katyusha rockets fired into northern Israel
BBC reporter could be released within next few hours
Lewis Hamilton wins United States Grand Prix
NTSB releases updates on status of 3 major US investigations
EU awards partial victory to Finland over wolf hunting case
Collision of Challenger-60 and Boeing-757 prevented in Moscow sky
Australian growth forecast reduced to 2.7%
Bush, Brown threaten further sanctions against Iran
Gov. Bobby Jindal supports creationism as part of âthe very best scienceâ
Over 50 dead after Iraq bombing
US Midwest floods raise concerns about water quality
West Australian Premier addresses gas crisis in televised broadcast
Diet Coke advert featuring singer Duffy cleared by advertising watchdog
Swine flu deaths reported in Argentina
Strong rain and wind kill one in Chile
Australian rules football: Traralgon to play Moe in Gippsland Football League clash Saturday
'Bloody Sunday Inquiry' publishes report into British Army killing of activists in Northern Ireland
US Representative Anthony Weiner resigns over sexual conduct
Study says young stars 'shoot water bullets'
New York Assembly passes same-sex marriage bill
Duke of Edinburgh leaves UK hospital following exploratory surgery
Sunshine Coast Rugby Union, round twelve: Maroochydore defeat University at University