Death of St. Edmund, King of the East Angles, killed by the Danes at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Saint Edmund of Abington distinguished scholar, outspoken archbishop of Canterbury, one of the most virtuous and attractive figures of the English church, whose literary works strongly influenced subsequent spiritual writers in England. born
Saladin lays siege to Castle Kerak, and refuses to bombard the part of the castle where a marriage was taking place.
Edward I was proclaimed King of England.
Richard II invested as Prince of Wales
Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope, thus discovering the water route to India
Spanish expedition sets out to colonize the Philippines
36 persons executed as witches in Kilkenny, Ireland
Otto von Guericke, German physicist, engineer, and natural philosopher who invented the first air pump and used it to study the phenomenon of vacuum and the role of air in combustion and respiration. born
Louis XIII is declared "of age" as King of France
Peregrine White was born aboard the "Mayflower" in Massachusetts Bay -- the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
Oliver Wolcott American public official who signed the Declaration of Independence (1776) and helped negotiate a settlement with the Iroquois (1784). born
Thomas Chatterton Chief poet of the 18th-century "Gothic" literary revival, England's youngest writer of mature verse, and precursor of the Romantic movement. born
Pius VIII, Italian pope from March 1829 to November 1830. Original name was Francesco Saverio Castiglioni. born
Britain declared war on Holland.
New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
Botanist John Merle Coulter born
Bruckner's Mass in D minor was presented at the cathedral in Linz. A contemporary account says the bishop was overcome with emotion to the point where he could not proceed with the service.
The rotary crank bicycle was patented, by Pierre Lallemont in Paris, France. The bike, incidentally, was known as "the bone shaker."
Norman Thomas, six times the Socialist Party candidate for U.S. president born
The "Mephisto Waltz" of Franz Liszt got pasting in the Boston Gazette. The reviewer declared that the work, quote, "had about as much propriety on the program after Schumann and Handel as a wild boar would have in a drawing room."
William Bundy invents the first timecard clock.
Edwin Powell Hubble American astronomer who is considered the founder of extragalactic astronomy and who provided the first evidence of the expansion of the universe. born
"Dick Tracy" cartoonist Chester Gould born
Author and TV commentator Alistair Cooke born
Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I. Madero.
Fashion designer (Marchese deBarsento) Emilio Pucci born
The State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
Singer-actress Judy Canova (The Howdy Doody Show) born
Senator Robert Byrd (Democrat, West Virginia) born
A wild bore reviewed Prokofiev's "Scythian Suite" in the publication Musical America. He implied that an audience had applauded it to look hip.
Actress Evelyn Keyes born
Actress Gene Tierney (Laura, The Pleasure Seekers) born
Actress Phyllis Thaxter born
Economist Beryl Sprinkel born
Singer June Christy (Tampico, Shoo-Fly Pie, How High the Moon) born
Former U.S. Senator and U.S. attorney general Robert Kennedy born
Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Actress-comedian (Catherine Balotta) Kaye Ballard born
Actress Estelle Parsons born
Leo Reisman and his Orchestra recorded "Happy Days are Here Again" for Victor records. The now classic was recorded just three weeks AFTER the stock market crash that plunged the nation into The Great Depression.
The radio program "The Rise of the Goldbergs" debuted on the NBC Blue Network.
Golfer Don January (1967 PGA Champion) born
The first commercial teletype service was introduced this day by American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
TV personality Richard Dawson (Hogan's Heroes; TV host Family Feud) born
Comedian Dick Smothers born
Singer Tony Butala (Group born
Senator Joseph Biden (Democrat, Delaware) born
Singer Norman Greenbaum born
Actress Veronica Hamel born
Singer Dan McBride (Group born
24 Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff born
Musician Duane Allman (Group born
Singer Joe Walsh (Group born
Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh: in a ceremony broadcast worldwide from Westminster Abbey.
The first presentation of "Meet the Press" aired on NBC-TV (consisting of two stations). The panel interview program became the longest-running series on network television.
Actress (Cathleen Collins) Bo Derek (10, Bolero, Woman of Desire) born
Reggae musician Jim Brown (UB40) born
One of America's great rock jocks was fired from WABC Radio in New York. The 'Moondoggy' himself, Alan Freed, was axed in the midst of the payola music scandal. Freed left WABC while he was on the air. He was replaced in mid-record by Fred Robbins, who later became a nationally-known entertainment reporter for Mutual Radio.
The famed actor of the silver screen, Clark Gable, at the age of 59 with a heart attack.
Rock musician Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) born
Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) born
Rapper Mike D (The Beastie Boys) born
The musical, "Cabaret" opened on Broadway for the first of 1,166 stellar performances. Joel Gray starred in the hugely successful, box-office smash that is an adaptation of both the play, "I Am a Camera" and the novel, "Goodbye to Berlin."
The Census Clock at the Commerce Department ticked past 200 million.
The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout.
Soccer star, Pel collected his 1,000th career goal in Rio de Janeiro.
Isaac Hayes, of Memphis, TN got his first #1 hit as the "Theme from Shaft" began a two week stay at the top of the charts.
Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination. He lost to incumbent Gerald Ford, who was defeated by Democrat Jimmy Carter.
After nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain's General Francisco Franco died, two weeks before his 83rd birthday.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel's parliament.
35 years and 11 months after the very first McDonald's hamburger was sold, the 50 billionth burger was made by Edward Rensi, president of Mickey D's. The milestone was celebrated at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
The largest crowd to see the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk-of-Fame star turned out as Michael Jackson got his piece of the sidewalk right in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre in Los
Investigating police said arson was unlikely in a London subway fire that took 30 lives.
Egypt and China announced they were recognizing the Palestinian state proclaimed by the Palestine National Council.
More than 200,000 people rallied peacefully in Prague, Czechoslovakia, demanding democratic reforms and the ouster of Communist Party leader Milos Jakes.
The Soviet Union again rebuffed President Bush's efforts to rally support for a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing military force against Iraq.
The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, Florida, after completing a secret military mission.
Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops into Kuwait.
California Democrat Alan Cranston accepted a Senate reprimand for his dealings with former savings-and-loan chief Charles H. Keating Jr., but then denied he was guilty of many of the allegations.
The United States and the European Community announced they had resolved a dispute over E-C farm subsidies; however, French officials expressed dissatisfaction.
Fire seriously damaged the northwest side of Windsor Castle, the favorite weekend home of Britain's Queen Elizabeth the Second.
The US Senate ended a filibuster against the Brady Bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, and passed it by a vote of 63-to-36; the Senate also approved legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement, 61-to-38.
The Angolan government and rebels signed a treaty in Zambia to end 19 years of war, even as fighting continued in their homeland.
Federal employees idles during a government shutdown returned to their jobs.
Olympic figure skating champion Sergei Grinkov died of a heart attack in Lake Placid, New York.
BBC Television broadcast an interview with Princess Diana, who admitted being unfaithful to Prince Charles.
Radio stations began airing a new Beatles recording, "Free As a Bird," which had debuted on ABC-TV the night before.
House Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be speaker for a second term. Thirty-nine people were killed when fire broke out in a building in Hong Kong.
Prodded by Russia, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein agreed to allow US arms monitors back into his country, ending a three-week crisis that had raised fears of a military confrontation with the United States.
President Clinton wrapped up a visit to Japan and flew to South Korea.
Forty-six states embraced a $206 billion settlement with cigarette makers over health costs for treating sick smokers.
Israel turned over an additional two percent of the West Bank to the Palestinians.
A day after violent anti-American protests in Greece, President Clinton sought to heal old wounds by acknowledging the United States had failed its "obligation to support democracy" when it backed Greek's harsh military junta during the Cold War.
Tunisian Muslim says apologise to Baha'is
Bomb blasts hit south Thailand market town Sungai Golok
60th anniversary of Nuremberg trials marked
Israeli Labor Party leaves government; early election ahead
German BND claims U.S. exaggerated Iraq WMD claims
Deer and other animals found dead at Ball State University
Coal mine floods in northern China: 12,000 mines ordered to close
Two Palestinians die, at least seven others are wounded as Israeli attacks continue
Stephen Harper meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao during APEC summit
New Zealand town subject to window smashers
UK soldiers kill rare African animal
MSN browser upgrade leaves users frozen
UN calls on Israel, Palestinian groups to end their conflict, urges enquiry into Israeli actions
Basel's railway station shut down after shoot-out
New look for The Times of London
90 days detention still on Blair's agenda
New Zealand's exams start today
French transportation strike spreads to civil servants
International Space Station astronauts complete spacewalk
Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life
American football coach Lloyd Carr retires from Michigan
UK government loses personal information of 25 million people
USA ended Cuba's defense at Baseball World Cup
Thousands march in gay pride parade in Buenos Aires
Grenade attack on Thai protesters kills one, injures at least 20
NTSB continues investigation of near-collision in Pennsylvania, United States
Los Angeles wildfires are nearly contained
Negotiations for hijacked Saudi oil tanker begin
UN to deploy over 3000 more troops to Congo
Suspected US drone attack kills eight in Pakistan
UK lawyer comments on court case against Boeing over London jet crash
Ireland requests replay of FIFA World Cup play-off with France
Severe flooding hits Cumbria, England
Victims of London jetliner crash sue Boeing
Suicide bomber kills sixteen in Afghanistan
Mutated strain of H1N1 virus detected in US and Norway
UK family wins asbestos payout in death of railway worker
Dominican comedian Freddy Beras-Goico dies aged 69
British airport closed after small jet transporting transplant organ crashes
Three-car accident in Birmingham, England leaves eight injured
Israel sets 36 hour ultimatum for Hamas