Byzantine emperor Philippicus overthrown, blinded
Stephen of Blois' army of the 1st Crusade arrives at Nicea
Fall of Antioch (1st Crusade) Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seize Antioch, Turkey.
Abelard condemned for heresy
Edward I, King of England, summons the Northern levies to Norham
Edward I, King of England, speaks of his hereditary right to the Crown of Scotland
Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
An English expedition to attack Cadiz, Spain, sets sail
Chartering of the Dutch West India Company
Philippe Quinault, French dramatist born
The Parliamentarian Army kidnaps Charles I
James Hutton, Scottish geologist who founded the science of geology and wrote A Theory of the Earth. born
Richard Cobden, English economist and politician known as the 'the Apostle of free trade.' born
Jefferson Davis -- the first and only president of the Confederacy -- was born in Christian County, Kentucky.
Automaker Ranson Olds1911 Waltons) born
Georges Bizet died, on his sixth wedding anniversary. He was only 36 years old. The quality of "Carmen" and the "L'Arlesienne" Suite make Bizet's young death especially tragic.
The poem "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published, in the "San Francisco Daily Examiner."
Josephine Baker, dancer, singer, Parisian nightclub owner who became a tireless campaigner fo Civil Rights in the United States. born
Pierre Lalo declared in Les Temps of Paris that "the most essential trait of Rite of Spring is that it's the most dissonant and discordant composition yet written."
Musician Boots Randolph born
Chuck Barris, TV producer, game show host (Gong Show) born
The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore, after abdicating the British throne.
The battle of Midway began. It raged for four days and was the turning point for the United States in the Pacific war against Japan.
Musician Curtis Mayfield born
Rock singer Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) born
Rock musician John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) born
Francois Poulenc's racy opera "Les Mamelles de Tiresias"
Musician Too Slim (Riders in the Sky) born
Singer Deniece Williams born
Rock musician Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd) born
Actor Scott Valentine ("Family Ties") born
Pope John the 23rd died at the age of 81, ending a papacy marked by innovative reforms in the Roman Catholic Church. He was succeeded by Pope Paul the Sixth.
Astronaut Edward White became the first American to "walk" in space, during the flight of "Gemini Four."
Singers Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez (No Mercy) born
Charles Colson, an aide to President Richard Nixon, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice.
Pope John Paul the Second left a Rome hospital and returned to the Vatican three weeks after the attempt on his life.
Gordon Kahl, a militant tax protester wanted in the slayings of two US marshals in North Dakota, was killed in a gun battle with law-enforcement officials near Smithville, Arkansas.
An accord between Italy and the Vatican ended Roman Catholicism's position as "sole religion of the Italian state."
President Reagan arrived in Italy to prepare for a summit of major industrialized democracies, the 13th such gathering of world leaders.
President Reagan returned home from the superpower summit in Moscow after a stopover in London.
Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died.
President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded their Washington summit with a joint news conference at the White House. Gorbachev and his delegation then flew to Minnesota to tour Minneapolis-St. Paul.
"City of Angels" won best musical and "The Grapes of Wrath" won best play at the 44th Tony Awards.
Pope John Paul the Second, visiting the Polish city of Kielce, indirectly criticized abortion, appealing to his listeners to "prevent further destruction of the Polish family."
The Mount Unzen volcano in southern Japan erupted, killing about 40 people.
Undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot announced he'd hired Hamilton Jordan and Edward Rollins to help steer his campaign. Democrat Bill Clinton appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show."
President Clinton abandoned his nomination of Lani Guinier to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, agreeing with critics who accused her of far-out views on minority rights.
Bosnian Serb officials made contradictory statements about the whereabouts of an American pilot, a day after his Air Force jet was shot down. (Bosnian Serb military sources claimed that the pilot, later identified as Capt. Scott F. O'Grady, was in Bosnian Serb hands -- a claim that proved false.)
The FBI pulled the plug on electricity at the Freemen ranch in Montana in an attempt to persuade the occupants to negotiate an end to the 71-day-old standoff.
During joint war games in the Pacific, a Japanese destroyer mistakenly shot down an American attack plane; two US Navy aviators ejected safely.
The government banned most slaughtered-animal parts from US livestock feed because of concerns over "mad cow disease."
After a bloody coup, 1200 foreigners fled Sierra Leone aboard an American warship.
President Clinton urged Congress to renew normal trade benefits for China, saying good relations with Beijing were crucial amid fears of a nuclear arms race in South Asia.
A high-speed train derailed in Eschede, Germany, killing 101 people.
Caving in to Russian and Western demands, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic accepted a peace plan for Kosovo designed to end mass expulsions of ethnic Albanians and 11 weeks of NATO airstrikes.
President Clinton held talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin on topics including missile defense.
Former Treasury Secretary and onetime "energy czar" William Simon died in Santa Barbara, California, at age 72.
New top level domain approved
Second Darwin's sandwich shop opens in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Ryanair passenger numbers up 34%
UN dismisses first official over oil-for-food scandal
Senior Liberal wants centralised control over water resources
New Zealand Greens party has new co-leader
Australia in the midst of a "baby boom"
The Pirate Bay back online
Montenegro prepares to declare independence
Iraq rejects US probe clearing US troops of killings civilians in Ishaqi
17 arrested in Canadian counter-terrorism operation
Indonesian human-to-human bird flu infection may be false alarm
Researchers discover giant asteroid impact crater in Antarctica
Shock in Greece as teenagers confess to murdering 11-year old missing boy
National Rugby Competition to kick off in Australia
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton begins serving a 45 day sentence for violating the terms of the 36 month probation she received from alcohol-related reckless driving charges
Ancestors of humans learned to walk in trees, study says
Space Shuttle Atlantis set for June 8 launch despite worker strike
Earthquake in China kills three, injures hundreds
Australian universities target second language "crisis"
World's defense chiefs meet in Singapore
Car slams into Washington, DC festival
British company designs Paris Hilton protest panties
Iran's interior minister backs temporary marriage
Hillary Clinton: I am 'open to being' US Vice President
Buffalo, New York warehouse fire injures 12 firefighters
NHL: Pittsburgh keeps Stanley Cup hopes alive
'Expelled' fair use upheld
Barack Obama effectively clinches Democratic nomination
United States authorities bust multimillion dollar drug ring in New Jersey
Human rights group alleges U.S. prison ships
US federal agents raid strip club empire in Washington state
North Korea reportedly names successor to leader Kim Jong-il
Sunderland A.F.C. announce Steve Bruce as their new manager
Bomb threat delayed an Air France flight to Paris days before Flight 447 crashed
Over 60 illegal miners die in South African mine fire
US investigators probe close call on North Carolina runway
Organization of American States votes to lift Cuba suspension
Six Afghan civilians killed after explosion near US military base
Second round of Bonn UN Climate Change negotiations continue
Apple sells two million iPads in two months
Ice Hockey: Claude Giroux scores overtime goal to lift Flyers to victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals
British soap opera Coronation Street postponed after Cumbria shooting
Manager Benitez parts company with Liverpool Football Club
Dan Savage wins Webby Award for It Gets Better Project
LulzSec claims Sony network hack
YouTube allows users to share videos under Creative Commons license
Gay couple elected prom king and queen in Maine's Sanford High School
Hertfordshire, England police arrest armed suspect after stand-off
Australia questions involvement in War in Afghanistan after death of two soldiers
Australian Stingers stung by US at FINA World League Final gold medal match
Australian women to meet USA in water polo's FINA Women's World League Super Finals gold medal game