Henry II elected King of Germany
First Crusade reaches the walls of Jerusalem
Death of St. Robert of Newminister
Pope Benedict XI excommunicates William de Nogaret for his part in leading the attack on Pope Boniface
Death of Robert I "the Bruce," King of Scotland, of leprosy
Death of Anne of Bohemia, Queen to Richard II of England
Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal
Columbus leaves on his third voyage
Capitulation of Pisa to Florence
"Field of the Cloth of Gold" - a meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I of France.
Death of Madeline of France, wife of King James of Scotland
Charles V allies with Pope Paul III
England declares war on France
Sir Thomas Gresham lays the foundation stone of the Royal Exchange
Frobisher sails in search of the Northwest Passage
Francis Drake burns St. Augustine, Florida
Jamestown Colony almost abandoned
Charles I of England assents to Parliament's Petition of Rights
Death of Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India. The Taj Mahal is her tomb
Louis the 14th was crowned King of France in Rheims.
Recognized by Kentucky's Historical Society as the date that frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore the present-day Bluegrass State.
Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
Beau Brummel, English Dandy. born
French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin born
Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party's convention in Baltimore.
The conductor George Szell was born in Budapest. Grove once wrote that "his specialty was not to have a specialty." (not entirely true - George Szell's specialty was ensemble playing)
Actress Jessica Tandy born
Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry born
Singer actor Dean Martin born
Actress-singer Delores Gray born
Movie director James Ivory ("Howards End") born
The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
Actress Virginia McKenna born
Igor Stravinsky had his appendix removed.
King George the Sixth and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived at Niagara Falls, New York from Canada on the first visit to the United States by a reigning British monarch.
Actor Ken Osmond ("Leave It to Beaver") born
The opera "Peter Grimes" premiered in London. Critics hailed Benjamin Britten as the man who would single-handedly revivify British opera. This happened one month after the end of World War Two, in which Britten had been a pacifist and exiled himself for a time to America
Talk show host Jenny Jones born
The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes
Actress Anne Twomey ("Picture Perfect") born
Actor William Forsythe born
Record producer L.A. Reid born
The artist formerly known as Prince born
Rock singer-musician Gordon Gano (The Violent Femmes) born
Rapper Ecstacy (Whodini) born
Rock musician Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots) born
Author-critic Dorothy Parker, famed for her caustic wit, died in New York.
Actress Helen Baxendale ("Friends") born
Actress Larisa Oleynik born
Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq, a facility the Israelis charged could have been used to make nuclear weapons.
Tennis player Anna Kournikova born
One day after Nicaragua expelled three U.S. diplomats, the Reagan administration ordered six Nicaraguan consulates closed and expelled six Nicaraguan diplomats.
"Les Miserables" dominated Broadway's Tony Awards, taking eight prizes, including best musical. "Fences," by August Wilson, was named best play.
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis clinched the Democratic presidential nomination by defeating the Reverend Jesse Jackson in the New Jersey, California, Montana and New Mexico primaries.
169 people were killed when a Suriname Airways DC-8 crashed in a tropical forest near the Paramaribo airport.
South African President de Klerk lifted a four-year-old nationwide state of emergency in all but the strife-torn Indian Ocean province of Natal.
The government reported the nation's unemployment rate had worsened to a four-year high of six-point-nine percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from April.
A US District Court judge rejected a request by San Francisco TV station KQED for permission to televise the execution of convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris.
President Bush, who met with British Prime Minister John Major at Camp David, Maryland, voiced confidence he would win re-election, but embraced the role of underdog, saying, "I do better when I'm coming from behind."
The Supreme Court ruled that religious groups can sometimes meet on school property after hours. The justices also let stand, without comment, a federal appeals court ruling allowing student-led prayers at graduation ceremonies in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
In New York, Woody Allen lost his bitter custody battle against Mia Farrow.
Twelve-year-old Vicki Van Meter of Meadville, Pennsylvania, completed a trans-Atlantic flight, landing in Glasgow, Scotland.
President Clinton addressed the French National Assembly, challenging his generation of Allied leaders to strive for greater European unity or face "the grim alternative" of violence like that rending Bosnia.
Two buses crossed into Serbia with 108 U.N. peacekeepers freed by the Bosnian Serbs.
President Clinton vetoed his first bill, a Republican plan to cut $16.4 billion in spending.
The Clinton White House acknowledged it had obtained the FBI files of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's press secretary, former Bush chief of staff James A. Baker III and other appointees from Republican administrations, calling it "an innocent bureaucratic mistake."
An 18-member presidential commission approved a report saying that cloning a human being was "morally unacceptable," but adding that research using cells of humans and animals should be allowed.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner "Silver Charm" failed to win horse racing's Triple Crown, losing the Belmont Stakes to "Touch Gold."
In a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Junior, a 49-year-old black man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas
At the Tony Awards, "The Lion King" won best musical and "Art" was named best play.
Gunmen killed popular Mexican television host Francisco "Paco" Stanley.
The FBI put alleged terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden and anti-abortion activist and accused doctor killer James Charles Kopp on the bureau's Ten Most Wanted list.
US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation, declaring the software giant should be split into two because it had "proved untrustworthy in the past." Microsoft vowed to appeal.
Rossi won't continue with legal appeals over failed bid for Washington State Governorship
John Kerry's Military records and Yale transcript released
Report finds over $1 trillion per year is spent on arms worldwide
Ireland will hold EU referendum
United Kingdom, Czech Republic suspend referendums on EU constitution
Kenya deports Somali businessman
Australian PM announces nuclear taskforce
11,000 evacuated in Indonesia as Mount Merapi threatens to erupt
Real body found at mock crime scene in Florida
"Ten Commandments" judge loses Alabama gubernatorial primary
U.S. Senate defeats bill banning gay marriage
Kimberly Dozier heading back to US
Wayne Rooney will play in Germany
Portuguese Republican National Guard in Dili confined to headquarters
US reveals Nazi war criminal's location was known two years before his capture
Northern Ireland parties fail to form devolution committee
Rahul Mahjan gets two days in police custody
Body found in the Christchurch, New Zealand Avon River
Terrorists seize 50 in Iraq
White House diverted $1.6b war funds to border security
20 percent of Victorians drive on worn tyres
Security Alert at British Parliament
Two arrested in England with alleged connections to Canadian bomb plot
EPA block massive West Australian energy project
Scientists working to save Chesapeake Bay oyster population
North Korea test-fires two missiles, South Korean officer says
Team New Zealand to challenge Alinghi for America's Cup
Owner wants $10 million for Flight 93 crash site land
Post-Kyoto agreement is subject of G8 debate
Turkey secures Kurdish zone border with Iraq
Rare Middle East cyclone batters Oman
Paris Hilton released under house arrest
Land mine explodes in Siirt, Turkey killing three soldiers, injuring six others
Switzerland lifts ban on motor racing
Anaheim Ducks win Stanley Cup
Philadelphia to become largest city in U.S. without Boy Scout building
Explosion and fire kill three at Indian petrochemical plant
UK tabloid Daily Star pays libel damages to Ozzy Osbourne
Western Australian economy at crisis point say builders
Second "Red Bull Flugtag London" lands in Hyde Park
Missing European divers found alive
TEPCA protests the Taiwanese government on WiMAX in Taiwan
Critics of Robert Mugabe speak at Africa World Economic Forum
Founder of UK sports car manufacturer TVR dies in Spain
San Francisco hit-and-run suspect caught after lying
Slovenia votes in favour of Croatian border deal
Men isolated to mimic Mars flight
Spelbound declared winner of Britain's Got Talent 2010
Hong Kong's only railway company modifies regulations
Ban on YouTube spreads to Google services in Turkey
Chilean football team arrives in South Africa
Boy dies after falling into river in North Yorkshire, England
Apple announces Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud
Skype suffers downtime in Europe
Smoke from Arizona fire spreads to other states
Scottish university to introduce comic studies degree
Scottish singer Jai McDowall wins fifth Britain's Got Talent series
LulzSec attacks Nintendo server
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to move into Kensington Palace, London
US X Factor producers confirm line-up changes
NATO deploys helicopters in Libya