Death of Justinian I "the Great," Eastern Roman Emperor
Death of Count Geoffrey of Anjou
Crowning of the first "Avignon Pope" (Clement V)
John I Posthumous, French King born 5 months after father's death
Death of St. Gregory Palamas
Marriage of Arthur, heir to England, to Katherine of Aragon
Elizabeth I of England refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands
Cavendish, an English sea-rover, captures "Great St. Anne," a Spanish treasure galleon
Robert Fulton, American inventor of the steamboat born
Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis born
Johann Hummel, a composer who influenced music more than most people know was born. Hummel took lessons from Clementi, Haydn, Mozart and Salieri. His greatest contributions to music were things which brought other people's music to wider attention. born
The first streetcar -- a horse-drawn vehicle called the "John Mason" -- first went into operation in New York City. The vehicle had room for 30 people in three compartments. The new service traveled Fourth Avenue between Prince and Fourteenth Streets.
French Impressionist painter Claude Monet born
Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the United States.
Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for assassinating President Garfield. (Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.)
Inspired by Jules Verne, New York "World" reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days. (She succeeded: making the trip in 72 days.)
Jawaharlal Nehru (India's 1st prime minister after its independence) born
Indian statesman Jawaharlal Nehru born
Mamie Doud Eisenhower, wife of President Eisenhower born
Composer Aaron Copland He shocked audiences with his jazzy compositions then won everyone over with more accessible works like "Billy the Kid," "Rodeo," and "Appalachian Spring." born
Harrison Salisbury (journalist) born
Journalist Harrison Salisbury born
Sen. Joseph McCarthy, D-Wis. born
Actress Rosemary DeCamp (Rhapsody in Blue, On Moonlight Bay, The Bob Cummings Show, That Girl, The Life of Riley) some sources give 1914 born
Barbara Hutton (heiress born
Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali born
Actress Rosemary DeCamp (Rhapsody in Blue, On Moonlight Bay, The Bob Cummings Show, That Girl, The Life of Riley) born
Singer Martha Tilton (And the Angels Sing, A Stranger in Town; actress: The Benny Goodman Story, Sunny) born
Actor Howard Duff (Felony Squad, Mr. Adams and Eve, Flamingo Road, Knots Landing, Dante, Dallas, East of Eden, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Naked City, Oh God!, Book 2) born
Actress Kathleen Hughes born
Singer (Giovanni DeSimone) Johnny Desmond (Yellow Rose of Texas, Play Me Hearts and Flowers Don McNeill's Breakfast Club, Actor in: Say Darling, Funny Girl, China Doll) born
Brian (Robert) Keith (actor McCormick, Heartland, The Westerner, Crusader, Centennial, The Brian Keith Show, Walter and Emily, Nevada Smith, The Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap, The Young Philadelphians, Young Guns) born
KYW Radio, Chicago, IL broadcast the first opera by a professional company, as listeners heard "Samson Et Dilila" from the Chicago Auditorium.
The British Broadcasting Corporation began its domestic radio service.
Actress Phyllis Avery (The George Gobel Show, Mr. Novak) born
Auto racer Tiny (DeWayne) Lund born
Baseball player Jimmy Piersall born
Actor McLean Stevenson (M*A*S*H, The McLean Stevenson Show, Hello Larry, The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, The Doris Day Show, Condo) born
Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was premiered by the Boston Symphony as part of its 50th anniversary season. The Fourth has a slow introduction of unusual warmth and poignance and lots of action afterwards.
Astronaut Fred Haise born
Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis born
Jordan's King Hussein born
Actor Don Stewart (Guiding Light, The Doomsday Flight) born
President Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth.
Blues singer Carey Bell born
Pop singer Freddie Garrity (Freddie & the Dreamers) born
German planes bombed Coventry, England, destroying or damaging 69,000 buildings.
Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded "Opus No. 1" for RCA Victor.
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker sold the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Former Indy winner, Wilbur Shaw became the new president and manager of the speedway. The track would be purchased by the Tony Holman family shortly thereafter.
Writer P.J. O'Rourke born
Zydeco singer-musician Buckwheat Zydeco born
Britain's Prince Charles born
Rock singer-musician James Young (Styx) born
Singer Stephen Bishop (It Might be You, On and On, Save It for a Rainy Day, Everybody Needs Love, This is the Night, Living in the Land of Abe Lincoln) born
The first world lightweight title fight was telecast coast to coast this day. Jimmy Carter beat Art Aragon in Los Angeles.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano had its most spectacular eruption.
GEORGIA ON MY MIND by Ray Charles peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
Actress Laura San Giacomo born
Rapper Run (Run-DMC) born
Rock musician Nic Dalton (The Lemonheads) born
Gordie Howe, of the Detroit Red Wings, set a National Hockey League record as he scored his 627th career goal in a game against Montrealy.
Boxing's largest indoor crowd assembled in the Houston Astrodome to see Cassius Clay defeat Cleveland Williams - by a TKO.
The Monkees received a gold record for "Daydream Believer."
Yale University announced it was going co-ed.
"Apollo 12" blasted off for the moon.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 level for the first time in its 76-year history: ending the day at 1003.16.
Britain's Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey. (They divorced in 1992, and Anne re-married.)
Paul 'Bear' Bryant tied the record of Amos Alonzo Stagg - for most football wins - as the Alabama Crimson Tide notched win #314 for Coach Bryant. Alabama beat Penn State 31-16.
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa returned to his home in Gdansk, Poland, after eleven months of internment by martial law authorities.
Amid protests from opposition lawmakers and anti-nuclear demonstrators, the British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common air base.
Former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon went to court in New York with a $50 million libel suit against Time (Magazine) Incorporated. He lost after a two-month trial.
Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery plucked a second satellite from orbit and secured it in the spacecraft's cargo bay -- the second successful salvage mission in two days.
President Reagan delivered a nationally broadcast speech in which he previewed his upcoming Geneva summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev as "a mission for peace."
Bette Midler gave birth to her first child...a daughter she named Sophie.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Ivan Boesky would have to pay $100 million in fines and alleged profits to settle insider trading charges against him. The settlement was just $6 million less than the entire S.E.C. budget for 1986.
A bomb hidden in a box of chocolates exploded in the lobby of Beirut's American University Hospital, killing seven people, including the woman who was carrying it.
Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.
US officials said Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev would visit the United States the following month.
The U.S. Navy, alarmed over a recent string of serious accidents, ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down.
British commentator Malcolm Muggeridge died in Sussex, England, at age 87.
President Bush told congressional leaders he had no immediate plans to go to war in the Persian Gulf.
Simon and Schuster announced it had dropped plans to publish the controversial Bret Easton Ellis novel "American Psycho."
U.S. and British authorities announced indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Fired postal worker Thomas McIlvane stormed the Royal Oak, Michigan, Post Office, fatally shooting four workers before killing himself.
Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland after 13 years in exile.
Michael Jackson's BLACK OR WHITE video premiered on FOX-TV.
As preparations for the presidential transition continued, President-elect Clinton told reporters in Little Rock, Arkansas, that a compromise on a line-item veto proposed by House Speaker Thomas Foley could prove acceptable.
In a referendum, residents of Puerto Rico voted in favor of continuing their U.S. commonwealth status.
After many delays, the first trains for the public were run in the Channel Tunnel - the "Chunnel" - under the English Channel.
President Clinton, in Indonesia, held one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, winning pledges to keep the pressure on North Korea to freeze its nuclear weapons program.
U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord aimed at opening such sites to outside inspections.
heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon swept across Haiti, killing several hundred people.
The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.
U.S. Rep. Enid Greene Waldholtz, R-Utah, filed for divorce from her husband, Joseph Waldholtz, who was under federal investigation for possible campaign financing improprieties.
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the senior Roman Catholic prelate in the United States and leader of Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died at his home at age 68, surrounded by family and friends.
A jury in Fairfax, Virginia, decided that Pakistani national
Sara Lister, assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, resigned in the wake of political pressure after she called Marines "extremists" and made fun of their uniforms.
Iraq said it would resume cooperating with UN weapons inspectors as it appeared to back down in the face of a threatened US attack.
Democrat Bill Bradley took center court at New York's Madison Square Garden for a $1.5 million presidential campaign fund-raiser that featured his former Knick teammates and basketball rivals.
The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.
Bomb scare halts Brisbane transport
Climate change a factor in Australia's warmest year on record
France plans on extending anti-riot powers
Teens sought in Pennsylvania killings found
Smoke condition at Penn Station suspends LIRR
Quake measuring 6.9 off Japan's HonshÅ« coast
Pennsylvania couple murdered; daughter abducted
Opposition MPs say Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean should visit Canadian troops in Afghanistan
Christchurch can host 2011 Rugby World Cup final
Son of MNC CEO kidnapped in Noida, India
Ousted Halton MP Garth Turner resigns membership from Conservative party
18th International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
Iranian radio revives Papal-Jewish conspiracy theories
Israeli soldiers suspected of executing unarmed, injured men in Gaza
Studies find radioactive material at Israel bomb site in Lebanon
Al Jazeera English news channel to go live today
FBI document reviews symbols used by pedophiles
Eurostar train service moves to new London terminal
Far-right faction in European Parliament dissolved
Chris Langham's sentence for downloading child porn reduced
Dalai Lama's representative talks about China, Tibet, Shugden and the next Dalai Lama
Pat Robertson endorses Rudy Giuliani for President
Iran reveals nuclear designs to IAEA
Eurozone now officially in recession
Nokia scales back prediction for global mobile phone sales
Egyptian doctor sentenced to fifteen years jail, 1,500 lashes in Saudi Arabia
India's moon craft reaches final lunar orbit
Two Azerbaijani bloggers jailed
Zimbabwe government allocates US$10 million for relocation of thousands of families near diamond field
Illinois jury sentences Brian Dugan to death
Six aid groups suspend work in Chad after killing
Afghanistan suicide attack wounds more than twenty
Russian territory expands by 4.5 square kilometres after seismic activity
One dead after jet crashes into airport in Rwanda
Illinois police departments try to reduce number of road fatalities this year
Bomb blast kills at least eleven in Pakistan, over twenty wounded
NASA mission finds water on the Moon
Four teenagers killed in car crash in Birmingham, England
UN: one billion hungry people in the world
Sarkozy makes Clint Eastwood's day; actor becomes "LÃ©gion d'honneur" Commander
London Lord Mayor's Show draws crowds despite bad weather
Seven dead, twenty injured in Mexican resort explosion
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon resigns
Over 900 people dead, 14,000 infected in Haitian cholera outbreak
Pennsylvania father kills two daughters, wife, then commits suicide
Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza Strip, kills Hamas commander