Death of Theodora, Empress of Byzantium
Battle of the Lance (1st Crusade)
Zengi made Governor of Aleppo
Coronation of Pope Innocent IV
Council of Lyons convenes to discuss the excommunication of the Holy Roman Emperor
Howard family takes possession of Dukedom of Norfolk
Albert, Margrave of Brandenburg, cardinal (attacked by Luther) born
Henry VIII of England. born
Election of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Burning of Kelso Abbey by the English
Start of the three-day Tournament, in France
Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter born
English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism born
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born. Rousseau wrote one of the most important early treatises on music. He stands with George Bernard Shaw as someone not often remembered in connection with music but who actually wrote a lot about it.
"Molly Pitcher" (Mary Ludwig Hays) carried water to American soldiers at the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey.
The tomato is proved to be nonpoisonous.
The fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died in Montpelier, Virginia.
Labor Day was established as a holiday for federal employees on the first Monday of September.
Richard Rodgers was born. born
Bank robber John Dillinger born
Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist -- the event which triggered World War One.
Country music entertainer Lester Flatt born
Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence, Missouri.
World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
Film maker and comedian Mel Brooks born
President Roosevelt signed into law the National Housing Act, which established the Federal Housing Administration.
Former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta born
Rock musician Dave Knights (Procul Harum) born
North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
A TV version of the radio program "Amos 'N' Andy" premiered on CBS. (Although criticized for racial stereotyping, it was the first network TV series to feature an all-black cast).
Football player John Elway born
Record company chief executive Tony Mercedes born
Actress Jessica Hecht ("Friends","The Single Guy") born
Rock musician Saul Davies (James) born
Actress Mary Stuart Masterson born
Actress Danielle Brisebois born
Jazz musician Jimmy Sommers born
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the use of public funds for parochial schools was unconstitutional.
Actor Alessandro Nivola born
President Nixon announced that no more draftees would be sent to Vietnam unless they volunteered for service in the Asian nation.
The Supreme Court ordered the University of California at Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he'd been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.
Secretary of State George P. Shultz told NBC's "Meet the Press" he'd found some of the recent revelations about the Iran-Contra affair "sickening," but he defended the Reagan administration's foreign policy.
The federal government sued the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to force reforms on the nation's largest labor union. The two sides reached agreement in March 1989.
China's new Communist Party chief, Jiang Zemin, said the Beijing government would show no mercy to leaders of the pro-democracy movement, which he termed a "counterrevolutionary rebellion.""
Jurors in the drug and perjury trial of Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. viewed a videotape showing Barry smoking crack cocaine during an FBI hotel-room sting operation.
In Detroit, a white woman was attacked by a group of black women at a downtown fireworks display in an incident captured on amateur video. (Five women later pleaded no contest to charges stemming from the assault.)
Two people were killed when an earthquake of magnitude 6 shook Southern California.
Southern California was rocked by a pair of earthquakes that killed one person and injured 402.
French President Francois Mitterrand was cheered as he visited war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
A 35-year-old man at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center became the first recipient of a baboon liver transplant; he lived ten more weeks.
The Supreme Court kept alive a "racial gerrymandering" case, saying congressional districts designed to benefit racial minorities may violate white voters' rights.
The National Commission on AIDS ended its work after four years, with members expressing frustration over how little national leaders had done to combat the disease.
First Elektra-Nonesuch made a lot of money from Gorecki's Third Symphony, the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs." Now Boosey & Hawkes feels its turn has come to profit from this unlikely hit.
North and South Korea set July 25-27 as the dates for a historic summit between the leaders of both countries (the summit was derailed by the death of North Korean President Kim Il Sung the following month.)
President Clinton became the first chief executive in U.S. history to set up a personal legal defense fund and ask Americans to contribute to it.
The House overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to protect the American flag from desecration (however, the amendment was later defeated in the Senate).
Webster Hubbell, the former No. 3 official at the Justice Department, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for bilking clients of the law firm where he and Hillary Rodham Clinton were partners.
The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.
President Clinton, unable to meet his own July Fourth deadline for campaign finance reform, blamed the inaction on Congress in his weekly radio address.
In a wild rematch, Evander Holyfield retained the WBA heavyweight boxing championship after his opponent, Mike Tyson, was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ear during the third round of their fight in Las Vegas.
The 12th World AIDS Conference opened in Geneva.
The Cincinnati Enquirer apologized to the Chiquita banana company as it retracted stories questioning the company's business practices; the paper agreed to pay more than $10 million to settle legal claims.
Announcing even bigger projected budget surpluses, President Clinton said the government could drastically reduce the national debt while still buttressing Social Security and Medicare.
Seven months after he was cast adrift in the Florida Straits, Elian Gonzalez was returned to his native Cuba.
A Supreme Court ruling permits the Boy Scouts of America to bar homosexuals from serving as troop leaders.
The Supreme Court struck down Nebraska's so-called "partial-birth" abortion law.
Workers' Movement and other social movements support Lula, Senators warn of 'Chavenization'
Wal-Mart heir John Walton killed in plane crash
Norway and Denmark conducting observation flights over Belarus and Russia
Lukashenko accuses foreign donators of ideological expansion
France secures site for 10 billion euro nuclear fusion research project
Civilians testify to Halliburton fraud, coercion
Canadian House of Commons approves same-sex marriage
Scenario for impeachment of Lula raised in Brazil
Western Sydney rallies against goverment's workplace reforms
Failure for constitutional ban on flag-burning in U.S. Senate
More than 100,000 protest against workplace reforms across Australia
Chameleon snake discovered in Borneo
Montenegro becomes 192nd UN Member State
South Africa's "speed king" dies during record attempt
Israel Defense Forces attack Gaza Strip
Anarchists clash with police during students' rallies in Athens
European Space Agency seeks volunteers for Mars simulation
Pope to lift restrictions on Latin Mass
Cricket: Bangladeshi cricket team in Sri Lanka 2007-1st Test
Indonesia shuts down 4 airlines and grounds 5 others over safety concerns
Death of Nancy Benoit rumour posted on Wikipedia hours prior to body being found
West Indies cricket team in England 2007-1st Twenty20
Comprehensive immigration bill fails in United States Senate
Lawsuit reveals Bush Administration attempts to suppress dissent
Sydney Opera House listed on World Heritage List
The North Pole may possibly be ice free by summer
Guatemalan minister killed in helicopter crash
Excellent crafts from indigenous peoples showcased in Taipei, Taiwan
Montel Williams Show breached standards with 'psychic' Sylvia Browne
Jindal signs Intelligent Design law
UEFA president Platini confirms Euro 2012 to be hosted in Poland and Ukraine
Bobby Charlton launches anti-landmine campaign
Man on Florida bus threatened with knife for praising Michael Jackson
American pitchman Billy Mays dies at age 50
Philippine prisoners repeat performance of Thriller in tribute to Michael Jackson
Amnesty International tells Iran to free imprisoned journalists
Jackson family seeking second autopsy
European oil companies stop trade with Iran
Australian rules football: Gippsland Football League round 11 - Wonthaggi v Traralgon
Greek workers strike over austerity measures
Wall collapse kills twelve in Chhattisgarh, India
Chinese political dissident Hu Jia freed as Chinese Premier Wen visits Britain
U.S. Supreme Court upholds health care mandate
Stephen Lawrence police corruption allegations lead to calls for investigation
Emir of Qatar abdicates throne