Coronation of Philip I, King of France
Death of St. Ivo of Chartres
Death of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
Death of St. Euphrosyme of Polotosk
The 3rd Cusade, and Richard I of England, recaptures Daron
Chaucer returns from Italy
Joan of Arc is captured by Burgundians, who sell her to the English. Guided by what she believed were divine voices, Joan of Arc revived French fortunes in the Hundred Years' War.
Turks arrive at Rhodes to besiege it
Vasco da Gama makes landfall at Calcutta, India
Death of Sarvonerola, by burning as an heretic
Death of Ismail, Shah of Persia
The marriage of England's King Henry the Eighth to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
Jacques Cartier begins his third voyage to Canada
Christopher Newport and 140 surviors found Jamestown
Rudolf II abdicates the Crown of Bohemia
The Thirty Years War begins when three opponents of the Reformation are thrown through a window; the Defenestration of Prague.
Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after he was convicted of piracy and murder.
Austrian physician and hypnotist Franz Mesmer born
Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had invented bifocals, making it unnecessary to carry two pairs of glasses. His other innovations included the lightning rod and a stove.
South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
Social reformer and writer and critic for the New York Tribune Margaret Fuller born
James Buchanan Eads, engineer of the Eads Bridge in St. Louis born
Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who was a U.S. senator and for whom sideburns were named. born
The first nursery school in the U.S. was established in New York City. The school was developed to offer "children protection from weather, idleness and contamination of evil spirit.""
Arabella Mansfield, born Belle Aurelia Babb. While teaching at Ohio Wesleyan college, she became the first woman in the U.S. to take and pass the bar exam. She never used her law degree.
Union General Ulysses Grant attempts to outflank Confederate Robert E. Lee in Battle of North Anna, Virginia.
Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established.
Boston's Joe Borden pitched the very first no-hitter in National League history.
Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa, established the first veterinary school in the United States.
Douglas Fairbanks, First and greatest of Hollywood's swashbucklers. born
The New York Public Library had its origins with an agreement combining the city's existing Astor and Lenox libraries.
Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney becomes the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, thirty-seven years after the Battle of Fort Wagner.
The composer Edmund Rubbra. born
Band leader Artie Shaw born
Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War One.
Actress Betty Garrett born
The play, "Abie's Irish Rose," opened at the Fulton Theatre in New York City. The play continued for 2,327 performances. It is estimated that some 50,000,000 people have seen the play performed somewhere in the world.
The first debate to be heard on radio was broadcast on WJH in Washington, D.C. The two debaters argued about "Daylight Saving Time.""
Pianist Alicia de Larrocha born
Bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman born
Actor Nigel Davenport born
Singer Rosemary Clooney born
Actress Barbara Barrie born
Actress Joan Collins born
Musician Robert Moog born
Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
Actor Charles Kimbrough born
Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, the Pied Pipers and featured soloist Frank Sinatra recorded "I'll Never Smile Again" in New York for RCA.
Rhythm-and-blues singer General Johnson (Chairmen of the Board) born
Tennis legend John Newcombe born
The University of Chicago announced plans to withdraw from membership in the NCAA's Big 10 Conference and said it would not participate in any athletic competition.
During World War II, Allied forces bogged down in Anzio began a major breakout offensive.
Actress Lauren Chapin born
Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
The re-evaluation of the reputation of Richard Strauss dates from this day, the morning after Kirsten Flagstad sang the premiere of his "Four Last Songs."
Country singer Judy Rodman born
Boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler born
Actor-comedian Drew Carey born
Country singer Shelley West born
Actor Linden Ashby ("Melrose Place") born
Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina and spirited him back to Israel, where he was tried, convicted and hanged.
Joe Pepitone of the New York Yankees set a major-league baseball record by hitting two home runs in one inning.
The National Basketball Association agreed to plans to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, California. The team became the San Francisco Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors).
Rock musician Phil Selway (Radiohead) born
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeals of former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Erlichman and former Attorney General John N. Mitchell in connection with their Watergate convictions.
Vladimir Danchev, an announcer on Radio Moscow, surprised listeners by praising Muslim rebels in Afghanistan and criticizing Soviet policy in three English-language newscasts before he was taken off the air.
A House subcommittee released a report pointing to CIA Director William Casey as the 1980 Reagan campaign official who'd received briefing materials from the Carter White House.
Issuing his annual report on smoking, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said smoking was costing the nation $40 billion a year in health expenses and lost productivity.
Thomas Patrick Cavanagh, an aerospace engineer who admitted trying to sell "stealth" bomber secrets to the Soviet Union, was sentenced in Los Angeles to life in prison.
The White House said President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, would participate in "Hands Across America" to help raise millions of dollars for the nation's hungry and homeless.
Rescue workers and survivors searched through the rubble of a killer tornado in Saragosa, Texas, that had claimed 30 lives. Texas Governor Bill Clements expressed his sorrow, and pledged all possible help.
Less than a week before a scheduled superpower summit in Moscow, Secretary of State George Shultz went to Capitol Hill to ask for a prompt Senate vote to ratify the intermediate-range nuclear missile treaty.
Maryland Gov. Donald Schaefer signed the nation's first law banning the manufacture and sale of cheap handguns, known as "Saturday Night Specials."
An estimated one million people in Beijing and tens of thousands in other Chinese cities marched to demand that Premier Li Peng resign.
Neil Bush, son of the president, denied any wrongdoing as a director of a failed Denver savings-and-loan in testimony before Congress.
The Soviet Union unveiled an economic-reform program that included plans for a national referendum.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld federal regulations prohibiting federally funded women's clinics from discussing or advising abortion with patients.
The United States and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement in Lisbon, Portugal, to implement the START missile-reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution.
A jury in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, acquitted Rodney Peairs of manslaughter in the shooting death of Yoshi Hattori, a Japanese exchange student he'd mistaken for an intruder.
"Pulp Fiction" by American director Quentin Taratino won the "Golden Palm" for best film at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.
Roman Herzog was elected president of Germany, the first person chosen for the position since the country's unification in 1990. He was backed by Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Funeral services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The nine-story hulk of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was demolished. That day, James Nichols, whose brother and a friend were charged in the Oklahoma bombing, was released from federal custody.
The House approved, by a vote of 281-to-144, election-year legislation to raise the minimum wage by 90 cents an hour.
The Senate decisively approved a carefully constructed deal to balance the budget and cut taxes.
Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.
The defense at the Oklahoma City bombing trial suffered an embarrassing setback when one of its own witnesses provided testimony potentially damaging to defendant Timothy McVeigh.
Official returns showed two convincing "yes" votes for the Northern Ireland peace accord: a surprisingly strong 71.1 percent in British-linked Northern Ireland, and 94.4 percent in the Republic of Ireland.
Social Democrat Johannes Rau won election as Germany's president, a largely ceremonial post.
"Rosetta," a Belgian film, won top honors at the 52nd annual Cannes Film Festival.
Professional wrestler Owen Hart, also known as "The Blue Blazer," died when he fell 78 feet from a cable as he was being lowered into the ring at a World Wrestling Federation show in Kansas City, Mo.
Two weeks before a US-Russia arms summit, presidential candidate George W. Bush said he would slash America's nuclear arsenal as part of a broad national security review that would call for a missile-defense system.
Romanian journalists freed
Karzai blames U.S. and Britain for increased opium production
Bill Clinton visits Romania to take part in branding conference
BBC drops programmes as third of staff join strike
Five Irish schoolgirls die in bus crash
U.S. senators reach compromise on use of filibuster
Brazilian news agency using free software for multimedia broadcasting
UK Transport Minister "pied" during launch of Future Heathrow group
Romanian government approves new minorities law
Australian treasurer enters nuclear debate
Drug crackdown in Northern NSW nets two suppliers
Mother charged with manslaughter
Hurricane forecasters: Up to 10 hurricanes in Atlantic
Australian PM to be snubbed by up to six Irish MPs
Israeli forces capture Hamas commander
Turkish and Greek fighter planes collide in mid air
Former U.S. senator Lloyd Bentsen dies at 85
Human to human transmission of the H5N1 Avian Flu may have infected seven Indonesian family members
Malaysian Home Ministry ban approved documentary
Audiotape of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden surfaces on Internet
Australia saves three billion plastic bags from circulation
Global warming underestimated, say scientists
Howard government confirms "secret nuclear power committee"
Anti-Olympic protesters break into office of British Columbia premier
New Zealand's Head of State approves new medal
Iranian Grand Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi urges compulsory hijab
Reports say body of missing US soldier found in Iraq
Iran continues enrichment in defiance of UN according to IAEA report
Hammerhead sharks can give birth without mating, study shows
Exclusive video interview with New Zealand Opposition leader, John Key
60-year old woman gives birth to twins
Toronto school shooting kills one
Ashley gives Newcastle Â£133m buyout offer
US President George W. Bush caught driving without a seatbelt
Student who planned to attend Rev. Jerry Falwell's funeral arrested after homemade bombs found in car
United Kingdom opposition leader states commitment to keeping Scotland part of the Union
Bomb explodes in Exeter, UK
Russian Wikipedia "a top internet community"
Controversial development training cited in religious discrimination lawsuits
Bangladesh reports first human case of H5N1 bird flu
Dinosaur tracks found in Arabian Peninsula
Conservatives win Crewe and Nantwich by-election
Two men fined over 2006 German train crash that killed 23
Rokot launches three Gonets satellites
Tornado kills one and injures 100 in northern Colorado
NOAA says Earth's oceans becoming more acidic
Taiwan Excellence Gold and Silver Awards announced
United Soccer Leagues 2008: Whitecaps sign Pozniak
Malawian president inaugurated after reelection
Pakistan's military claims capture of Taliban stronghold
Former South Korean President dead after apparent suicide
British Airways announces record losses
Bomb explosion kills two in Nepal church
Suicidal man pushed off Chinese bridge
Derailment in China; at least nineteen dead
Baseball: Former Houston Astros pitcher JosÃ© Lima dies suddenly at 37
Unrest spreads to Morocco; police violently break up demonstrations
Pakistani militants take hostages in Karachi base revenge attack; ten soldiers killed
Tornado touches down in Joplin, Missouri
Lockerbie convict Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi buried after dying at Libyan home
Twitter restored in Pakistan after block over Muhammad images