Death of St. Paulinus of Nola
Death of Roger I of Sicily
Edward III, King of England, sails for Flanders with his army
Dr. Ralph Shaw preaches against Richard III of England's coronation
Suleiman "The Lawgiver," Ottoman Sultan, signs a peace treaty with Ferdinand of Hapsburg, King of Hungary
Execution of Bishop Fisher
Execution of St. John of Rochester
The French take Thionville
Marriage of Philip II, King of Spain, to Elizabeth of Valois
Rene de Goulaine de Laudonniere founds Fort Caroline, Florida
Catharine Ross, Lady Foullis, indicted with Hector Munro, in Scotland, for witchcraft 1611
Henry Hudson and 8 other men set adrift in Hudson Bay during mutiny
Beheading of Francois de Montmorency Bouteville, for dueling
Galileo Galilei is forced by the Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
The composer Etienne Mehul born
Zebulon Pike reaches his peak. (Pikes Peak)
Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as Emperor of France second time.
Paul Morphy, an American chess player considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion, born.
The doughnut is invented.
Stephen C. Massett opens at San Francisco courthouse as the city's first professional entertainer with what was allegedly the only piano in California.
English adventure novelist H. Rider Haggard born
Dept of Justice cabinet-level federal agency founded
Bizet's "Carmen" received its first British performance in London and was Well-received, three years and three months after its chilly reception at the world premiere in Paris.
German novelist Erich Remarque ("All Quiet on the Western Front")
Movie director Billy Wilder born
Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh born
First airship passengers fly aboard the zeppelin Deutscheland.
King George V of England crowned.
Fashion designer Bill Blass born
William Walton's brief tone poem "Portsmouth Point" was premiered in Zurich.
Dianne Feinstein, former Mayor of San Francisco, U.S. Senator born
Kris Kristofferson, singer, songwriter, actor, Rhodes Scholar born
Joe Lewis, heavyweight pugilist, becomes world champion as he knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round.
France fell to Germany in World War II.
TV reporter Ed Bradley (CBS) born
Actor Michael Lerner born
Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II.
Singer Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon) born
FDR signs the "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act).
Singer Todd Rundgren born
Actress Lindsay Wagner born
Rock musician (INXS) Garry Beers born
Rock musician (Cowboy Junkies) Alan Anton born
Actress Tracy Pollan born
Rock singer-musician Jimmy Somerville born
Actress Amy Brenneman born
Rock singer-musician (Jesus Jones) Mike Edwards born
Actress Paula Irvine born
Rock singer Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) born
President Nixon signs the 26th Amendment (voting age now 18).
Rock musician Chris Traynor (Helmet) born
President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed a pledge to try to avoid nuclear war.
John Mitchell became the first former U.S. attorney general to go to jail when he entered a federal prison to serve time for Watergate crimes. (19 month sentence in an Alabama prison.)
Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing ex-Beatle John Lennon
First time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle
Actress Lindsay Ridgeway born
Actor/Dancer Fred Astaire dies.
The government of Angola and the anti-Communist rebels of the UNITA movement agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year-old civil war.
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela told the United Nations a democratic, nonracial South Africa was "within our grasp."
An estimated 200,000 Albanians turned out in the capital Tirana to cheer visiting US Secretary of State James Baker.
The London Philharmonic under the direction of Franz Welser-Most recorded an all Stravinsky disc for EMI. It includes the "Symphonies of Winds" and the "Firebird."
Former first lady Pat Nixon died in Park Ridge, New Jersey, at age 81.
President Clinton announced North Korea had confirmed its willingness to freeze its nuclear program.
In game seven of the NBA championship series, the Houston Rockets defeated the New York Knicks 90-84 to win the NBA crown.
House and Senate Republicans announced agreement on a compromise seven-year budget-balancing plan that would cut taxes by $245 billion and slow spending for Medicare, Medicaid and dozens of other programs.
Riot police stormed a hijacked jumbo jet in Hakodate, Japan, freeing all 364 people on board and capturing a lone hijacker.
At their first summit in six years, Arab leaders meeting in Cairo, Egypt, urged Israel to prove its commitment to peace by resuming negotiations without delay
Actress Maureen O'Sullivan died in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 87.
The Supreme Court made it much harder for students who are sexually harassed by teachers to hold school districts financially responsible, ruling 5-to-4 that a key anti-bias law applies only if administrators know about the misconduct.
President Clinton visited ethnic Albanian refugees at a refugee camp in Macedonia.
The Supreme Court ruled the Americans with Disabilities Act does not extend to people with poor eyesight or other correctable conditions.
The state of Texas executed Gary Graham for the 1981 killing of a man in a holdup outside a Houston supermarket; Graham insisted to the end that he was innocent.
Independent Counsel Robert Ray ended his investigation of the 1993 firings in the White House travel office, issuing no indictments but saying he'd found "substantial evidence" that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton played a role in the dismissals.
Commemoration of Srebrenica massacre to be held on July 11
Smashing Pumpkins may reunite
Tennessee Governor signs budget bill
Myron Cope, Pittsburgh Steelers color commentator, retires after a 35 year career
85-year-old jailed for shoplifting in New Zealand
Science academies urge teaching of evolution
Interview with BBC Creative Archive project leader
Australian government to provide Internet filters for families
Garden at Elmwood and Forest in Buffalo, N.Y. dedicated
San Jose mayor Gonzales indicted on six counts
Miami win the NBA Title, beat Dallas 95-92
Red Cross movement admits Israeli Magen David Adom
Brazil defeat Japan 4-1 in Group F
Australia draws with Croatia 2-2, advances to next round in Group F
Ghana beat United States of America 2-1 in Group E
Italy sink Czech Republic 2-0 in Group E
Thrill rides in U.S., Canada shut down after girl's feet are severed
Irish president opens new park dedicated to Irish refugees in Toronto, Canada
'Kane' still tops but many changes underneath on American Film Institute's '100'
Suspicious package found outside Holland Tunnel in New Jersey, USA
North Korea agrees to fast-track shut down of nuclear facilities
Firefighters rescue nearly a dozen animals in Buffalo, New York house fire
Former Washington D.C. police officer sues district for racial discrimination and harassment
North Korea denies entry of IAEA inspectors
Maid's escape from high-rise leads to crackdown on agencies in Malaysia
Space Shuttle Atlantis lands in California
We, the two-headed snake, dies in U.S. museum at age 8
Japan changes Iwo Jima's name
Premier League 2008â09: Blackburn Rovers F.C. hire Ince
15 confirmed dead after Iraq bombing
Felipe Massa wins French Grand Prix
Over 700 feared dead after ferry hit by typhoon
MDC pulls out of Zimbabwe elections
UK MPs elect John Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons
Tropical Storm Andres is designated
Four coalition soldiers die in Kandahar helicopter crash
Brazil spots unknown tribe of indigenous people in Amazon jungle
UN report says 80 per cent of world's refugees live in poor countries
UK education secretary Michael Gove to drop GCSEs in favour of new O-level-style exams
Assange seeks asylum in Ecuadorian embassy
At Australian gymnastic team announcement, media turns out for Tony Abbott