Death of St. Gregory of Tours
Artist and naturalist Titian Peale born
Death of St. Hugh of Lincoln
Death of St. Elizabeth of Thuringia
John Baliol declared to be rightful King of Scotland
Coronation of Louis I "the Great," as King of Poland
Death of "Sir John de Mandeville," whose real name was Jean de Bourgogne of Liege, and who was also known as Dr. Jehan de la Barbe
Elizabeth the First ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary.
Sir Walter Raleigh imprisoned for treason
Laconia Company chartered to establish the colony of New Hampshire
Anne Hutchinson, a founder of RI, brought to trial in Massachusetts.
Catherine the Great of Russia dies.
Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol building.
The Rite of Spring was completed. We know this because Igor Stravinsky said so, writing in a parenthetical clause that he had
The U.S. Post Office issued a 1-cent carrier stamp to make it easier to pay fees for delivering and collecting letters. It was the first postage stamp to depict an American eagle.
The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
The first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, "The Sorcerer" was presented in London.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company began direct, daily railroad service between Chicago and Portland, Oregon, as well as Chicago and San Francisco.
Poland's premier and premier ivory tickler, Ignace Jan Paderewski, made his American debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Director Lee Strasberg born
Actor Mischa Auer (My Man Godfrey, Brewster's Millions, Destry Rides Again, You Can't Take it with You) born
Entertainer and comedian Archie Campbell (Trouble in the Amen Corner, Bleeping Sleauty, Ridercella, The Men in My Little Girl's Life; Hee Haw, Grand Ole Opry) born
Historian Shelby Foote born
Sculptor August Rodin died in Meudon, France.
Actor (Roy Scherer Fitzgerald) Rock Hudson (McMillan and Wife, Giant, A Gathering of Eagles, Ice Station Zebra, Magnificent Obsession, Pillow Talk, Written on the Wind) born
Olympic & National Track & Field Hall of Famer Bob Mathias born
Lyndon Baines Johnson married Claudia Alta Taylor, better known as "Lady Bird."
Baseball player Orlando Pena born
Baseball player Gary Bell born
Actor-comedian Peter Cook (Bedazzled, The Princess Bride, Whoops Apocalypse, The Two of Us) born
Singer Gordon Lightfoot (Sundown, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald) born
Singer and Musician Gene Clark (Group Turn; New Christy Minstrels) born
Singer Bob Gaudio (Group - The Four Seasons Don't Cry, Walk like a Man, Rag Doll) born
Movie director Martin Scorsese (Mean Streets, The Color of Money, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, New York, New York, The Last Temptation of Christ, Cape Fear, Michael Jackson's Bad video) born
Actress Lauren Hutton (American Gigolo, Lassiter, Paper Lion) born
Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels born
Actor-director Danny DeVito (Taxi, Twins, Batman Returns, Hoffa, The Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, Terms of Endearment, director: Throw Mama from the Train, The War of the Roses, Jack the Bear) born
Baseball hall-of-famer Tom Seaver (Cy Young Award-winner [1969, 1973, 1975]) born
Movie director Roland Joffe ("The Killing Fields") born
Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming Roland Matthes born
Roberta Peters filled in for the lead in Mozart's "Don Giovanni;" making her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She would become one of the Met's most famous stars.
Golfer Arnold Palmer signed a contract with Wilson Sporting Goods.
Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Color of Money, The Abyss, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Class Action, Consenting Adults, Scarface) born
Actor Eric Olson (Apple's Way, Swiss Family Robinson) born
The 4 Seasons, with Frankie Valli as lead singer, began the first of five weeks at the top of the tunedex with "Big Girls Don't Cry."
Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by President Kennedy.
Actress-model-veejay Daisy Fuentes born
Woody Allen's first play, "Don't Drink the Water" opened on Broadway.
Rhythm-and-blues singer (New Edition) Ronnie DeVoe born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie DeVoe (New Edition; Bell Biv DeVoe) born
Rhythm-and-blues musician Jeff Allen (Mint Condition) born
The strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) between the United States and the Soviet Union began in Helsinki, Finland.
The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the "Lunokhod One."
President Nixon told Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Florida, that "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
Rock musician Isaac Hanson (Hanson) born
Roger Mudd began working as chief Washington correspondent for NBC. Mudd had left CBS after being passed over as Walter Cronkite's replacement on "The CBS Evening News."
Luke Spencer married Laura Baldwin in what was called "the wedding of the year" on the TV serial, "General Hospital". An audience of 14 million viewers watched as vows were exchanged on the ABC-TV program.
South Korea reported that North Korean loud speakers along the border had announced the death of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung. The report, however, proved false. (Kim died eight years later, in July 1994.)
A report from congressional committees investigating the Iran-Contra scandal said that "if the president did NOT know what his national security advisers were doing, he should have."
A federal jury in Denver convicted two neo-Nazis and acquitted two others of civil rights violations in the 1984 slaying of radio talk show host Alan Berg.
Retiring Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger received an elaborate send-off on the grounds of the Pentagon.
President-elect Bush announced his choice of New Hampshire Governor John Sununu to be White House chief of staff.
Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham died in West Palm Beach, Florida, at age 84.
The Senate Ethics Committee hired an outside counsel to look into allegations of improprieties against six senators.
President Bush, on the first visit to Czechoslovakia by a U.S. president, told a cheering crowd of 100,000 in Prague that "America will stand with you" through hard times ahead.
Secretary of State James A. Baker III concluded a three-day visit to China, touting an arms control agreement and progress on human rights and trade as "clear gains," but acknowledging that the gains fell short of goals.
Senators John Kerry of Massachusetts, Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Hank Brown of Colorado made an unprecedented tour of Vietnam's military headquarters, but found nothing to substantiate reports of American prisoners sighted there after the Vietnam War.
Polly Kahn was named Director of Education for the New York Philharmonic.
By a surprisingly wide margin of 234-to-200, the House of Representatives voted to approve legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement in what was seen as a major political victory for President Clinton.
Francisco Martin Duran, the Colorado man accused of an assault-rifle attack on the White House, was indicted on a new charge of trying to assassinate President Clinton.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Sunset Boulevard" opened on Broadway with Glenn Close as faded movie star Norma Desmond.
The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific called the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl "absolutely stupid" and said in Washington the incident could have been avoided if the U.S. servicemen involved had simply paid for sex. (Adm. Richard C. Macke later apologized for his remarks, and took early retirement.)
A Russian Mars space probe carrying plutonium plunged into the South Pacific Ocean after failing to break out of Earth orbit following its launch.
The World Food Summit concluded a five-day meeting in Rome.
Sixty-two people, most of them foreign tourists, were killed when six militants opened fire at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt; the attackers were killed by police.
Israel's parliament overwhelmingly approved the Wye River land-for-peace accord with the Palestinians.
The public got to hear Monica Lewinsky's voice for the first time as the House Judiciary Committee released 22 hours of tape recordings secretly made by Linda Tripp.
Actress Esther Rolle died in Culver City, California, at age 78.
Officials close to the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 said a relief co-pilot alone in the cockpit had said, in Arabic: "I made my decision now; I put my faith in God's hands" just before the jetliner began its fatal plunge. (In Egypt, relatives angrily rejected any notion that relief co-pilot Gameel el-Batouty had deliberately crashed the plane.)
Australia qualifies for FIFA World Cup 2006
Islamic militant threatens West in a video
Thai PM sues media critic for one billion Baht
Rumsfeld's Australia visit sparks protests
American War Hero congressman wants U.S. troops out of Iraq soon
US use of white phosphorus in Iraq may constitute a war crime
French parliament extends state of emergency to three months
New Zealand girls planned "undie run" defended by politician
Virginia Bill of Rights to deny legal status to same-sex and unmarried relationships
Tommy Thompson shows interest in 2008 run for the White House
Canadian Prime Minister to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao in Vietnam
US Soldier gets life in prison for Iraq rape-slayings
Islamic groups protest Pakistani rape law reform
Brazilian model dies of anorexia
China reinstates ban on Wikimedia after short-lived loosening
Convoy attacked in Iraq, 5 kidnapped
New PlayStation 3 lines people up in stores today
MLS championship goes to Houston Dynamos
UCLA student tasered repeatedly
Justice Sachar committee says Indian Muslims "lag behind" other communities
Audit commision ethics report on Liverpool City Council questions Mike Storey appointment
Teenage boys rape 13-year-old in Zurich, film act on cellphone
Vancouver storm pollutes water; 2 million waterless
Microsoft pushing community Wi-Fi
Oral Roberts calls 'emergency meeting'
UN's Third Commission passes resolution condemning capital punishment
Two airliners come within seconds of collision over Indiana, US
Dutch Justice Department bans Wikipedia for employees following vandalism
Jokela High School reopens after deadly multiple shooting
New Zealand delays emissions trading scheme
Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker
Egypt registers first domain name in Arabic
Zambian "porn" journalist found not guilty
Rebels say 626 Ethiopian troops killed in clashes
British rapper Derek B dies at age 44
Four dead after explosion at police station in Peshawar, Pakistan
Poaching in Zimbabwe on the rise
Amnesty International calls for police justice in Mozambique
Iraq threatened with expulsion from world football by FIFA
Family seeks prosecution over loss of UK Nimrod jet in Afghanistan
Israel announces settlement expansion plans
Rockets kill ten civilians in Afghanistan
50 dead after ferry in Myanmar capsizes
London fire extinguisher throw suspect bailed
Egypt bus and train crash kills dozens of children
Hamas claims Israeli jet shoot-down; report of Israeli soldiers captured