Death of Olybrius, Emperor of the West
Death of Matilda, Wife and Queen of William I, King of England
James the Butler named Irish Earl of Ormonde
Execution of the Duke of Buckingham by Richard III
A tidal wave destroys the sea-wall from Holland to Jutland
Frontiersman Daniel Boone born
Marie Antoinette, queen of France born
The first Committees of Correspondence are formed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams.
General George Washington issued his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, New Jersey
The property of the Church in France is taken away by the state.
The eleventh president of the United States, James Knox Polk, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
James K. Polk, 11th President (1845-1849) born
Chopin left Poland, for good. He went to Vienna first, but found that the Viennese were less interested in him than on a previous visit to the city. That's what sent Chopin to Paris, where he would find his greatest fame.
The Provisional Government of Texas put Sam Houston in charge of the Texas revolutionary army.
The second Afghan War begins.
Warren G. Harding, 29th President (1921-1923) He was the 1st president to speak on radio. born
The 29th president of the United States, Warren Gamaliel Harding, was born near Corsica, Ohio.
Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok loses his reelection bid in Ellis County, Kansas
Harlow Shapley, US astronomer. born
North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states of the Union.
Actor Burt Lancaster (Elmer Gantry, Trapeze, From Here to Eternity, The Bird Man of Alcatraz, The Unforgiven, Atlantic City, Local Hero, Field of Dreams, The Phantom of the Opera, The Rainmaker, The Rose Tattoo, Scorpio, Tough Guys, Airport, Come Back Little Sheba, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Judgment at Nuremberg; circus acrobat) born
Actor Ray Walston (Picket Fences, My Favorite Martian, Fast Times, Silver Spoons, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, The Apartment, Of Mice and Men, Popeye, The Silver Streak, The Sting) born
British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressed support for a "national home" for the Jews of Palestine in what came to be known as "The Balfour Declaration."
KDKA (Pittsburgh) on the air as 1st commercial radio station.
Actress Ann Rutherford (Andy Hardy series, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Gone with the Wind; TV panelist: Leave it to the Girls) born
The American Birth Control League is formed by Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett.
Country singer Charlie Walker (Pick Me Up on Your Way Down, Don't Squeeze My Sharmon) born
Newsreel Theatre opened in New York City. Newsreel films were shown at the Embassy Theatre.
Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
The DuPont company, of Wilmington, Delaware, announced the first synthetic rubber. It was known as DuPrene.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Earl "Speedo" Carroll (The Cadillacs; The Coasters) born
"I'd Rather be Right" opened in New York City. The humorous play about the U.S. presidency satirized the highest office in the land as it related to Franklin Roosevelt.
Political commentator Patrick J. Buchanan born
Singer Jay Black (David Blatt) (From the group Americans - songs: Only in America, Come a Little Bit Closer, Cara Mia, Sunday and Me, This Magic Moment, Walkin' in the Rain) born
Football player Jim Bakken born
PGA golf champion David Stockton born
Actress Stefanie Powers (Stefanie Federkievicz) (Hart to Hart, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The Feather and Father Gang, McClintock!, Die! Die! My Darling, Herbie Rides Again, The Interns) born
Author Shere Hite (Shirley Gregory) (The Hite Report, Women and Love, Sexual Honesty: By Women for Women, A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality) born
Rock musician Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) born
Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden airplane, known as the "Spruce Goose," on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California.
President Truman surprised the experts by being re-elected in a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey.
George Bernard Shaw, Irish-born playwright and critic, died
Singer-actress Maxine Nightingale (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell) born
Actress Alfre Woodard (Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Tucker's Witch, Cross Creek, Miss Firecracker, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Bopha, Heart and Souls) born
The first pop song, by Julie London appeared on the charts. London's smoky and sultry rendition of "Cry Me a River"stayed on the pop chart for five months, reaching as high as #9.
Game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted to a House subcommittee that he'd been given questions and answers in advance when he appeared on the NBC TV program "Twenty-One."
Dmitri Mitropoulos dropped dead while rehearsing Mahler's Third Symphony. It happened at La Scala. Mahler's Third is a long symphony it won't fit on one CD and its conclusion is slow and sad. Mitropoulos was one of the conductors who brought Mahler's music back to public notice.
During a major trial in England, the novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover," was found - not guilty - of obscenity.
Singer-songwriter k.d. lang born
President Kennedy announced the Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled.
Rock musician Bobby Dall (Poison) born
South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was assassinated in a military coup.
After giving benefit performances for years, singer Kate Smith presented her first full concert performance to a paying crowd at Carnegie Hall in New York City this day.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Alvin Chea (Take 6) born
Singer Charlie 'Steele' Pennachio born
Rapper Prodigy (Mobb Deep) born
Actor Danny Cooksey ("Diff'rent Strokes") born
Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter became the first candidate from the Deep South since the Civil War to be elected president as he defeated incumbent Gerald R. Ford.
Black militant Joanna Chesimard escaped from a New Jersey prison, where she'd been serving a life sentence for the 1973 slaying of a New Jersey state trooper.
Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
Velma Barfield, convicted of the poisoning death of her boyfriend, was put to death by injection in Raleigh, North Carolina, becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
The government of South Africa imposed severe restrictions on television, radio and newspaper coverage of unrest by both local and foreign journalists.
Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon released American hostage David Jacobson after holding him for 17 months
Zhao Ziyang was appointed head of China's Communist Party, succeeding his mentor, Deng Xiaoping.
A computer "worm" unleashed by a Cornell University graduate student began replicating, clogging thousands of computers around the country, but causing no real damage.
President Bush and congressional Republicans dropped their quest for a cut in the capital gains tax rate during the session of Congress that was in progress.
The White House announced that President Bush planned to spend Thanksgiving with American soldiers in Saudi Arabia.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who had run for the presidency in 1984 and 1988, announced he would not be a candidate in 1992.
Basketball star Magic Johnson retired again, this time for good because of fear caused by his HIV infection.
On the eve of Election Day 1992, President Bush and Democratic challenger Bill Clinton both stumped at a furious pace in several states.
Movie producer Hal Roach died in Los Angeles at age 100.
Wildfires in Southern California pushed through areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, burning 35,000 acres and 200 homes.
The Senate called for full disclosure of Senator Bob Packwood's diaries as part of a probe into allegations of sexual harassment and possible criminal wrongdoing by the Oregon Republican.
A jury in Pensacola, Florida, convicted Paul Hill of murder for the shotgun slayings of an abortion provider and his bodyguard; Hill was sentenced to death.
In Durunka, Egypt, more than 475 people were killed when fuel carried by floodwaters ignited.
A man claiming to have a bomb hijacked a school bus with 13 learning-disabled children aboard, leading authorities around Miami-area highways for an hour and a half before being fatally shot by police.
A man claiming to have a bomb hijacked a school bus with 13 learning-disabled children aboard, leading authorities around Miami-area highways for 11/2 hours before being fatally shot by police.
The United States expelled Daiwa Bank Ltd. for allegedly covering up $1.1 billion in trading losses.
A tentative labor contract was reached between General Motors and the United Auto Workers, averting a national strike.
British Telecom agreed to buy MCI Communications for up to $21 billion (however, the deal has since been jeopardized by competing offers for MCI).
A labor agreement between Amtrak and maintenance workers averted a possible national passenger rail strike.
Iraq barred two American weapons experts from entering the country, the second such refusal in a week.
Central American officials estimated more than seven-thousand people had died in floods and mudslides triggered by Hurricane "Mitch."
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates testified at his company's antitrust trial, appearing on videotape inside a federal courtroom in Washington.
Republicans pushed the year's last and biggest spending bill through Congress toward a sure veto by President Clinton.
Xerox repairman Byran Uyesugi opened fire on his coworkers in Honolulu, killing seven of them. (Uyesugi was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison.)
US state of Kansas in battle over "Intelligent Design" in education
Australian Treasury related agencies spend 17000 AUD on massages in 2004
Anti-terror amendments to be rushed through Australian parliament because of new 'potential threats'
Gomery report on Sponsorship Program released
11 MPs ejected from Australian parliament
Sydney residents protest anti-terror laws
At least thirty-three more dead in Ethiopia election clashes
ASIO settle out of court, wrongful detention case
UK work secretary David Blunkett resigns
Bad British kids scare adults
Consumers' Institute: decline in New Zealand Internet satisfaction
Canadian Prime Minister Harper agrees to send 'Clean Air Act' to committee
New Zealand government introduces graphic warnings on cigarettes
Kiwis docked competition points
Finnish parliamentary ombudsman faults infant formula study
RSA: cautious welcome to Stern Review
Massive operation results in arrests of 10,733 fugitives in Eastern U.S.
West Indies will play ICC Champions Trophy final against Australia
American politician, John Kerry, apologizes for Iraq war remark
Activist ejected from Virginia senatorâ€™s re-election rally
Universal and FOX are shutting down "Firefly" t-shirt sites
Roland De Wolfe wins the European Poker Tour Dublin
'Jelly bellies' memo costs Florida police chief his job
Sealing in New Delhi put off until Monday
United States warns of suicide attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia
Free Software Foundation announces release of gNewSense version 1.0
Broken water main cripples downtown London, Ontario
Stephen Colbert denied South Carolina ballot
Russian choreographer Igor Moiseyev dies at age 101
Pipe bomb found near nuclear power plant in Arizona
Genetically altered mice are "superathletes"
Alice Cooper says reality show 'The Osbournes' ruined Ozzy Osbourne's career
American diplomats unwilling to go to Iraq may be forced, says State Department
Two arrested after UK police officer critically injured whilst trying to make an arrest
Vitamin D deficiency more common, serious, than thought
Microsoft Taiwan will bring on high-definition AV-media Market in Taiwan after Xbox360 will support HDMI interface
Major League Soccer Playoffs: FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo
Taiwan's "Doritos Coolpedia" website announces top "Internet Quote"
Christian Science Monitor to cease daily print publication
Third party U.S. presidential candidates hold debate
Karzai declared winner of Afghan elections, runoff polls cancelled
Blast near Pakistan army headquarters kills 24
Suspected Iraqi bomber murders investigator
Clinton to Abbas: Resume peace talks with no preconditions
Man arrested in slaying of six-member family near Tel Aviv, Israel
San Francisco Giants win first World Series since 1954
South Korean court imprisons US soldier for raping teen
Australian ministers lose veto power over territory laws
Google Street View comes indoors
UNESCO votes in favor of Palestine membership
Obama and Romney enter final stretch in campaign for US Presidency
UK's Greater Manchester Police charge man with drug possession after trick-or-treating children allegedly given cocaine