The early Christian church opened the general council of Nicaea, which settled on rules for computing the date of Easter.
Coronation of Louis IV as King of France
Capture of Nicea (1st Crusade)
Bertrand de Blanquefort, 6th Master of the Templars, captured by the Moslems at the Siege of Bayas
Beheading of Piers Galveston, Earl of Cornwall
Death of St Juliana Falconeri
Jeanne d'Arc raises Siege of Orleans
Machiavelli appointed Secretary to the Signoria
James VI of Scotland, later James I of England born
English colonists of North Carolina left to return to England
English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, North Carolina, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.
Czar-pretender enters Moscow
French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal born
Pacification of Berwick; end of the First Bishop's War
Johann Stamitz was Christened in Nemecky Brod, Bohemia. Stamitz would become one of the most prolific composers of the prolific late Baroque, writing at least 74 symphonies and a large quantity of other works.
Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge.
The U.S. Constitutional Convention voted to strike down the Articles of Confederation and form a new government.
First baseball game - NY Nines 23, NY Knickerbockers 1.
Elbert Hubbard, Essayist born
Slavery is abolished in the US territories.
CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France.
Mexico's deposed emperor Maximilian is executed.
Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at the Presidio.
Duchess of Windsor, famous divorcee born
Band leader Guy Lombardo born
Henry Louis Gehrig, baseball player, the "Iron Horse" of the Yankees born
Mildred Natwick, actor born
Quentin N. Burdick, Democratic Senator from North Dakota born in Munich, North Dakota
Father's Day is celebrated for the first time in Spokane Wash.
Alan Cranston, Former Democratic Senator from California born
After WW I King George V ordered members of British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames. They took the name Windsor.
Movie critic Pauline Kael born
Louis Jourdan, actor born
"Ballet Mecanique" by George Antheil premiered in Paris. It was scored for 13 different keyboards, lots of percussion, propellers and a siren.
Actress Nancy Marchand born
First photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven, CT.
Pier Angeli (in Italy) born
The Federal Communications Commission was created.
Actress Gena Rowlands born
Singer Spanky MacFarlane (Spanky and Our Gang) born
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi born
First plane to exceed 600 mph -- Albert Boyd at Muroc, CA.
Actress Phylicia Rashad born
Rock singer Ann Wilson (Heart) born
Musician Larry Dunn (formerly of Earth, Wind and Fire) born
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed at Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, NY
Actress Kathleen Turner born
Country singer Doug Stone born
Singer and musician Mark DeBargea born
US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to belief in the existence of God.
Singer-dancer Paula Abdul born
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova returned to Earth after spending nearly three days as the first woman in space.
Rock singer-musician Brian Vander Ark (Verve Pipe) born
Civil Rights Act of 1964 survived an 83-day filibuster in Senate.
Actor Andy Lauer ("Caroline in the City") born
Actress Poppy Montgomery born
Pete Rose and Willie Davis both get career hit # 2000.
Actor Bumper Robinson born
Pope Paul VI makes 19th-century bishop John Neumann first male saint.from the US
Boeing Commercial Chinook two-rotor helicopter gets certified.
Artificial heart recipient Murray P. Haydon died in Louisville, KY.
Len Bias, first pick of the Boston Celtics, suffers a fatal cocaine-induced seizure.
The Supreme Court struck down the 1981 Louisiana law that required schools to teach the creationist theory of human origin espoused by fundamentalist Christians.
Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose sued baseball, arguing that Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti should be prevented from hearing allegations that Rose had gambled on baseball games.
Opening statements were presented in the drug and perjury trial of Washington D.C., Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. (Barry was later convicted of a single count of misdemeanor drug possession, and sentenced to six months in prison.)
Actress Jean Arthur died at age 90.
Newly elected Russian President Boris Yeltsin lobbied Congress during a Washington visit as he sought closer ties.
Pablo Escobar, head of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, surrendered to authorities.
Former President Jimmy Carter, just returned from North Korea, said he believed the crisis with Pyongyang was over following talks with North Korean President Kim Il Sung on how to resolve the nuclear issue.
Chechen rebels and more than 100 human shields rode a convoy of buses back to Chechnya following the end of a hostage drama at a Russian hospital.
Chinese-American human rights activist Harry Wu was detained as he tried to enter China; he was jailed for 66 days before being expelled from the country.
Chief executives from seven states, police, state attorney generals and members of Congress met with President Clinton at the White House to discuss ways of stopping the recent torching of black churches.
New York City police announced that a shooting suspect in custody had been linked to the "Zodiac" shootings that terrorized New Yorkers in the early 1990's.
Pope John Paul the Second began his third visit to Austria.
A study published in the British medical journal The Lancet said smoking more than doubles the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Switzerland's three biggest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims; outraged Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.
The Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in Game 6, which had gone into triple overtime and ended past midnight.
Turin, Italy, was chosen as the site of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
Britain's Prince Edward married commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones in Windsor, England.
The Supreme Court reaffirmed, 6-to-3, that praying in public schools had to be private, barring officials from letting students lead stadium crowds in prayer before football games.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita died in Tokyo at age 76.
The Los Angeles Lakers won their first championship in 12 years, defeating the Indiana Pacers 116-to-111 in game six of the NBA Finals (the post-game celebration, however, was marred by violent fans).
Michelin's tyre mistake sends US Formula One Grand Prix into farce
Los Angeles Times launches editorial wiki
Niobium discovered in Mbeya
2000 houses still have no power in Canterbury, New Zealand
United Kingdom Home Secretary proposes paedophile law
Geoff Ogilvy wins U.S. Open
Major League Baseball, June 19
Spain passes Tunisia test to win 3-1 in Group H
Switzerland too much for Togo in Group G
Ukraine beats Saudi Arabia 4-0 in Group H
IWC passes pro-whaling resolution after close vote
CNN and YouTube partner for democratic debate
Thaksin ordered back to Thailand on stock-sale charges
Supporters of Myanmar's Suu Kyi mark detained leader's 62nd birthday
North Korea launches missile in 'military drill'
Caterpillars force temporary closure of Wisconsin state park
Failings identified in response to Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel
Aid group reports 110 North Koreans killed in explosion
Imperial Tobacco to cut over 2000 jobs
San Francisco's Green Party endorses Cindy Sheehan in bid against Speaker Pelosi
Police charge Australian man over laser incident
Technology innovations unveiled on Research at Intel Day 2008
Swedish Parliament passes electronic surveillance law
Kosmos-3M rocket launches six Orbcomm satellites
Water level rising in Chinese rivers, further flooding expected
Judge orders residents and city to come to agreement on partially collapsed building in Buffalo, New York
French director Jean Delannoy dies at age 100
Bush calls for US offshore oil exploration
Nepal officials strike after minister locks official in toilet
U.S. Conference Board says leading economic indicators rose 1.2% in May
World War One veteran becomes world's oldest man
Mexican therapy increases survival of cervical cancer patients
U.K. MPs' expenses to be investigated by police
Health and safety culture is damaging children's learning in the UK, survey suggests
Fans worldwide queue for new iPhone
Hackers attack Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting website
News services and web companies increase Farsi services in light of Iranian political situation
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks about Iranian presidential election protests at prayers
Airliner catches fire at Indonesian airport
Porsche automaker's global sales drop 28%
Committee to Protect Journalists calls for release of Gambian journalists
Canada's supercomputer goes online
900 oil refinery workers fired after strike at Lindsey
Formula One teams to set up breakaway championship
Historic building in Moscow collapses, three people killed
Russia's main airport faces high danger from dump birds
Car bomb attack in Iraqi town, at least two dead and 45 injured
Oxford elects poetry professor by email vote
South Korean troops mistakenly attack passenger jet
US Food and Drug Administration proposes new regulations on sunscreen labeling