Coronation of Robert I, King of France
The Interdict is removed from England
Ferdinand III, King of Castile-Leon, takes Cordoba
Coronation of Henry VII as Holy Roman Emperor
John II, King of Aragon born
Beatrice Sforza, Duchess of Milan born
Founding of a Botanical Garden at Padua, Italy
Pedro Menendez de Aviles leaves Spain to attack Fort Caroline
The artist Peter Paul Rubens born
Globe Theater burns during performance of "Henry VIII"
An agreement between the English and the Virginia Company prohibited the growing of tobacco in England.
The Massachusetts Colony declares itself an independent Commonwealth
The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts, which imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America. Colonists bitterly protested the Acts, which were repealed in 1770.
Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay.
The U.S. Senate ratified the $10 million Gadsden Purchase from Mexico, adding more than 29,000 square miles to the territories of Arizona and New Mexico.
George Washington Goethals, engineer who built the Panama Canal born
William Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. born
The very first first National Bank opened in Davenport, Iowa.
Astronomer George Ellery Hale, founder of the Yerkes and Mount Palomar observatories born
The conductor Rafael Kubelik. He was the son of a violinist. Kubelik would become a famous interpreter of the great German and Viennese composers. born
The National Forest Service was formed.
Actor-singer Nelson Eddy born
Bernard Herrmann was born in New York. Herrmann is best known for his movie music. It was Herrmann who wrote the screechy violins in "Psycho."
Actress Ruth Warrick born
Dancer-choreographer Fred Kelly born
Ezra Laderman - in Brooklyn. Laderman is a prolific symphonist in a style that is tonal but very modern and very American. Apart from more than half a dozen numbered symphonies Laderman has also produced other large orchestral works, including Pentimento. born
Movie producer Robert Evans born
Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignace Jan Paderewski died in New York at age 80.
"Black power" advocate Stokely Carmichael born
British authorities arrested more than 2700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism.
Comedian Richard Lewis born
Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) born
Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) born
The Atomic Energy Commission voted against re-instating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information.
Actress Maria Conchita Alonso born
Singer Evelyn "Champagne" King born
Actress Sharon Lawrence ("Fired Up;" "NYPD Blue") born
Actress Amanda Donohoe born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Stedman Pearson (Five Star) born
Musician Dale Baker (Sixpence None the Richer) born
The United States bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.
Jerusalem was re-unified as Israel removed barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.
The Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment, as then administered by individual states, was unconstitutional.
In a surprise move, the chairman of South Korea's ruling party, Roh Tae-woo, demanded democratic reforms of the man he was groomed to succeed, President Chun Doo-hwan, following weeks of violent protests that had racked the country. (Chun agreed two days later.)
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the power of independent counsels to prosecute illegal acts by high-ranking government officials, ruling the 1978 special prosecutor law did not violate the Constitution.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of new sanctions against China because of its crackdown on the pro-democracy movement.
Marla Maples father sued the National Enquirer for $12M.
Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dave Stewart of the Oakland A's became the first pitchers to hurl no-hitters in both the National and American Leagues on the same day. (Oakland shut out the Blue Jays, 5-0, while Los Angeles blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-0.)
President Bush, speaking to reporters in Kennebunkport, Maine, refused to rule out the possibility of renewed military action against Iraq, calling its interference with U.N. inspectors "very disturbing."
President Bush, speaking to reporters in Kennebunkport, Maine, refused to rule out the possibility of renewed military action against Iraq, calling its interference with U-N inspectors "very disturbing."
The U.S. Supreme Court left intact the basics of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion, but upheld most of Pennsylvania's new restrictions on a woman's right to abortion.
The remains of Polish statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski, interred for five decades in the United States, were returned to his homeland in keeping with his wish to be buried in a free Poland.
Joel Rifkin pleaded innocent at an arraignment in Mineola, New York, to one count of murder, a day after police found a woman's body in his pickup truck. (Rifkin, who later confessed to killing 17 women, is serving multiple life sentences.)
Japan's parliament chose Tomiichi Murayama to be the new prime minister, succeeding Tsutoma Hata.
In a British TV documentary, Prince Charles said he'd been faithful in his marriage to Princess Diana "until it became irretrievably broken down.""
A department store in Seoul, South Korea, collapsed, killing 501 people and injuring more than 900.
The shuttle Atlantis and the space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
Actress Lana Turner died in Century City, California, at age 74.
US allies backed President Clinton's demand that Bosnian Serb leaders indicted for war crimes be forced "out of power and out of influence."
In Albania, gunmen menaced voters, burned ballots and pressured polling officials, marring parliamentary elections meant to steer the country toward recovery after months of chaos.
Students at Peking University peppered President Clinton with polite but critical questions about America's human rights record, Taiwan policy and views on China in an exchange televised live across the vast nation.
With negotiations on a new labor agreement at a standstill, the NBA announced that a lockout would be imposed at midnight.
Urging the biggest expansion in Medicare's history, President Clinton proposed that the government help older Americans pay for prescription drugs.
Abdullah Ocalan, leader of Turkey's rebel Kurds, was convicted of treason and sentenced to death.
About 10,000 demonstrators rallied in central Serbia, demanding the resignation of President Slobodan Milosevic.
President Clinton nominated former Congressman Norman Mineta to lead the Commerce Department and become the first Asian-American Cabinet secretary.
An overloaded ship carrying almost 500 people, many fleeing sectarian violence in Indonesia's Maluku islands, sank, killing all but ten known survivors.
Actor Vittorio Gassman died in Rome at age 77.
Witnesses expose big corruption scheme of the Brazilian ruling party
Many still believe myths associated with cancer, reports American Cancer Society study
AMD files antitrust lawsuit against Intel in US federal district court
United States President George W. Bush makes speech to rally support for war in Iraq
Shelby Foote, 88, noted historian and author, dies
Maciej Zurawski accepts Celtic's offer
Fiji girls missing; feared dead
US helicopter with 17 on board believed to have been shot down in Afghanistan
Fathers mourn slain children in Arizona
35 South Park complaints not upheld, New Zealand
Zapatero announces peace talks with Basque separatists, ETA
Google launches online payment service
Ahern, Blair restate deadline on devolution
Campaigning begins for groundbreaking Congo elections
Portugal receives Russian aerial firefighting airplane
US Federal Reserve raises interest rate from 5% to 5.25%
U.S. military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay lack Congressional authorization, violate U.S. law and Geneva Conventions
Website petitioning in an attempt to save old trillium logo
West Indies cricket team in England - 2nd Twenty20
Lady Bird Johnson released from Austin hospital
"Mrs. Dino" sentenced to one year in prison
EU bans all Indonesian airlines as well as several from Russia, Ukraine and Angola
NFL Europa ceases after 15 seasons
Cricket: Future Cup-2nd ODI
Shares in Blackstone Group fall below IPO price
Car bomb defused in central London
International Red Cross condemns Myanmar regime
Former Japan Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa dies at 87
Chris Benoit mystery editor confesses: claims "terrible coincidence"
Boxing: Pacquiao downs Diaz in nine rounds
Mugabe claims 'sweeping victory' of Zimbawe election
Cargo plane crash in Sudan leaves seven dead with one survivor
Honduran president expelled by army
Crash kills nine on Oklahoma turnpike
Brazil wins FIFA Confederations Cup final, defeats USA 3â2
Miss Georgia relinquishes crown after 12 hours
US Senator Robert Byrd dies at age 92
Jimmie Johnson wins Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR race in New Hampshire
Australian Prime Minister announces new cabinet
Eleven alleged Russian spies arrested in US
Czech train derails, at least one dead
Wikimedia Foundation addresses controversial content conflict
Google introduces the '+1' button
US Supreme Court rules video games are protected speech
Debris narrowly misses International Space Station
African Olympians and Paralympians prepare for their London odyssey
US singer Will Loomis sues UK singer Jessie J over alleged copyright violation
Judge jails two men for life over Liam Aitchison murder
Quebec to appeal long-gun registry destruction to the Supreme Court
Air Pacific re-brands as Fiji Airways