Coronation of Isabella of Hainaut as Queen of France
The main body of the 5th Crusade arrives in Egypt
180 Cathars burned at Montwimer, France
Glastonbury, England granted an annual Faire
Coronation of Charles of Salerno as King of Sicily
The Consistory of Poitiers
Coronation of Philip IV as King of France
Burgundian troops enter Paris (100 Yrs. War)
Constantinople falls to the Turks (some believe this signalled the end of the Middle Ages).
Sack of Constantinople by the Turks under Sultan Mahomet II
Charles V and Pope Leo X ally against Francois I
Murder of David Beaton, Archbishop and Cardinal of Scotland
Henry Barrow, a Puritan, executed for slandering Queen Elizabeth
Artist Caravaggio kills his tennis opponent in a dispute over the game
Death of St. Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi
The Synod of Dordrecht affirms the Calvinist belief in pre-destination
King Charles II of England born
Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses. Responding to a cry of "Treason!," Henry replied, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution.
Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern born
Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.
Isaac Albeniz was born in Camprodon, in the Catalonian part of Spain. Albeniz taught himself to play the piano with the wrong side of his hands, backwards, while facing away from the keyboard. People paid to see it.
English novelist G.K. Chesterton born
Entertainer Bob Hope (Leslie Townes) born
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States born
Yannis Xenakis was born in Romania. Xenakis would become a prominant non-tonal composer of the generation after Berg and Webern. born
World War One veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
Former Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent born
Race car driver Al Unser Senior born
Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of "The Saturday Evening Post."
Rock singer Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) born
Singer Rebbie Jackson born
Bobbie Sarnataro (Misch) born
Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Movie composer Danny Elfman born
Singer LaToya Jackson born
Actor Rupert Everett born
Actor Adrian Paul (TV series "Highlander") born
Rock musician Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds) born
Singer Melissa Etheridge born
Actress Lisa Whelchel born
Actress Tracey Bregman born
Singer Jayski McGowan (Quad City DJ's) born
Rock musician Noel Gallagher (Oasis) born
Rock musician Chan Kinchla (Blues Traveler) born
The Boston composer Margaret Ruthven Lang died at the age of 104.
Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, defeating incumbent Sam Yorty.
Singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls "Scary Spice") born
British soccer fans attacked Italian fans preceding the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium. The resulting stadium stampede killed 38 people and injured 400.
A jury in Los Angeles found "Twilight Zone" movie director John Landis and four associates innocent of involuntary manslaughter in the movie-set deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two children.
President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrived in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
Bowing to public demand, the Supreme Soviet allowed Boris N. Yeltsin to take a seat in the standing legislature.
Chinese students in Tiananmen Square erected a 33-foot statue similar to the Statue of Liberty.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev visited Canada en route to his Washington summit with President Bush.
Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic in the third round of balloting by the Russian parliament.
Peru was struck by an earthquake that claimed 56 lives.
President Bush, addressing the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, unveiled a plan to curb "unnecessary and destabilizing weapons" in the Middle East.
Undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot held a rally in Orlando, Florida, that was carried by two-way television satellite to five other states.
President Clinton tapped Republican David Gergen to assume responsibility for White House communications and press operations.
In Solingen, Germany, five Turks, including three young girls, were killed in a firebombing blamed on right-wing extremists.
Khallid Abdul Muhammad, a former spokesman for the Nation of Islam, was shot and wounded after delivering a speech at the University of California, Riverside; a defrocked Nation of Islam minister, James Edward Bess, was charged.
Former East German leader Erich Honecker died in Chile at age 81.
The last three bodies entombed in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City were recovered.
Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate, died in Skowhegan, Maine, at age 97.
Israelis went to the polls for an election that resulted in a narrow victory for opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu over Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
In closing arguments, Timothy McVeigh's attorney urged jurors not to be swayed by sympathy for the Oklahoma City bombing victims, after a prosecutor delivered a wrenching summation that portrayed McVeigh as a terrorist who killed children in the warped belief he was a patriot.
Republican elder statesman Barry Goldwater died in Paradise Valley, Arizona, at age 89.
The space shuttle "Discovery" completed the first-ever docking with the international space station.
Olusegun Obasanjo became Nigeria's first civilian president in 15 years, after a series of military regimes.
President Clinton left Washington for a weeklong European tour.
The space shuttle "Atlantis" returned from a repair mission to the international space station.
Indonesia's state prosecutors placed former President Suharto under house arrest. (However, Suharto's trial on corruption charges was abandoned because of health concerns.)
German Parliament votes yes on EU constitution; French referendum may vote no
Shared history textbook written by scholars from Japan, China, South Korea
Citizen groups ask Congress to file formal "Resolution of Inquiry" against Bush
Corruption endangers Brazilian government
American Samoa asks again to be removed from U.N. colonies list
Lapp Plats becomes first firm to float on IEX
Los Angeles firefighters battle Mt. Washington blaze
Defense rests in Michael Jackson case
Exit poll: 55% of French voters say no to EU constitution
France votes no in EU referendum
Mobile ringtone tops the UK singles chart
Tauranga man charged with the robbery of a bank
Libertarians flock to New Hampshire for annual festival
Opposition should push for Australian federal electoral reform: Whitlam
Australian woman dies in backburning operation near Bathurst
Boeing delivers final 717 to AirTran, ending Douglas era
NSW school maintenance a "disgrace": Opposition
Indian Supreme Court issues notice to government over quota issue
Iraq roadside bomb kills four, including two journalists
Malaysia bans film "The Last Communist"
Violence in East Timor causes United Nations evacuation
Bathurst, NSW: Police find bones, "may belong to missing woman"
Lesbians, heterosexuals banned from gay bar in Australia
Adam Air strikes deal with salvage firm to retrieve black boxes of crashed airliner
United States and Iran hold talks on Iraq security
Students protest closing of Venezuelan Channel RCTV
Driver hits median strip, rolls vehicle in NSW, Australia
U.S. anti-war mom calls it quits
Eagle Owl attacks force closure of footpath near nest site
14 people injured after bus overturns in heavy rain near Quebec City
Bomb tossed at southern Thailand hotel; victim of Sunday blast dies
Bangkok on high alert ahead of politically charged court ruling
Britons seized from finance ministry in Iraq
13-year-old shot dead by Brazilian police in mock-up of hijacking situation
13 people killed in Peru plane crash; passengers expressed fears prior to flying
Bush defends immigration reform bill
JetBlue Airbus A320 makes emergency landing after lightning strike
Aston Villa defeat Central Coast Mariners to win Hong Kong Soccer 7's tournament
Strong earthquake strikes southwestern Iceland
Canadian Championship: Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact
Monarchy abolished in Nepal
Liverpool One retail development opens
Court photos show FLDS leader Warren Jeffs with child brides
Two MBTA Green Line trains collide in Newton, Massachusetts
First live advert in UK shown on British TV
'Big Brother Australia' evictee recounts youth in controversial religious group
Moldovan mobile phone growth results in more than 2 million users
Sarkozy ends French job ban for Eastern Europeans
UK study highlights child abuse by humanitarian workers
Barcelona defeat Manchester United in Champions League Final
Interview with Anna Mikkola, Finnish Left Alliance candidate for European Parliament
Church of Scientology indefinitely banned from editing Wikipedia
American console sales continue to decline throughout April
Ohio man arrested for cutting grass in public park
Malawi President pardons jailed gay couple
US Supreme Court rejects Blagojevich motion to delay Illinois corruption trial
US actor Dennis Hopper dies at age 74
Pacaya volcano erupts; "state of public calamity" declared
Guatemalan news reporter killed by Pacaya volcano
Fiat plans to buy majority stake in Chrysler
Short-haired bumblebees reintroduced to UK
Australian adaptive rowers prepare as Paralympics looms