Lothar, King of the Franks, issues the Edict of Paris
Pope Gregory XII resigns from office
Cortes promoted to Captain-General and Governor of New Spain
The troops of Suliman "The Lawgiver" abandon the siege of Vienna
A Royal decree exempted all but Spanish colonists from the Inquisition in America
Akbar, Indian Moghul Emperor born
Louis Cappel French Huguenot theologian and Hebrew scholar. born
French Huguenot settlers surrender to Spanish, are massacred in Florida
Death of St. Theresa of Avila
The Gregorian calendar was adopted in Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal.
Election of Pope Urban VII
Evangelista Torricelli, inventor of the barometer born
Francois Pilatre de Rozier makes the first manned flight in a hot air balloon. The balloon was a Montgolfiere suspended on cables with a straw fire providing the hot air. The first flight was let out to 82 feet, but over the next few days the altitude increased up to 6,500 feet.
George Washington began the first presidential tour, visiting the New England states.
During the land defeat of the British on the Thames River in Canada, the Indian chief Tecumseh, now a brigadier general with the British Army (War of 1812), was killed.
Schubert composed 18 songs. That was a prolific pace even for him. One of the songs he wrote that day was the "Wiegenlied."
Florence Nightingale, hospital reformer. born
Asaph Hall, astronomer, discovered the moons of Mars, Phobos & Deimos born
Helen Hunt Jackson, writer and poet, born. She became an "influential muckraker" and wrote A Century of Dishonor which traced the native American and US relations. Her book helped bring about changes in US government policies following the Wounded Knee Massacre.
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche born
Johann Strauss the Younger found one of his waltzes so popular that his orchestra had to repeat it 19 times.
Boxing champion John L. Sullivan born
Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, telling him to grow a beard.
Actress Jane Darwell She played Ma Joad in the 1940 John Ford film of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. born
English writer and humorist P.G. Wodehouse born
The U.S. government convinced the Crow Indians to give up 1.8 million acres of their reservation for 50 cents per acre.
An attempt to rob two banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, ends in disaster for the Dalton gang as four of the five outlaws are killed and Emmet Dalton is seriously wounded.
One of the finest symphony halls in the world is the one used in Boston, Boston's Symphony Hall opened.
C. P. Snow, British novelist and scientist born
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith born
The Clayton Antitrust Act was passed.
Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Junior born
Actress Jan Miner ("Madge the Manicurist") born
Mata Hari (Gertrude Zelle), a Dutch dancer who had spied for the Germans, was executed by a firing squad outside Paris.
Author Mario Puzo (The Godfather, Fourth K) born
Former Chrysler chairman Lee (Lido) Iacocca born
The German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin" landed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on its first commercial flight across the Atlantic.
Actor Peter Haskell (Robot Wars, Child's Play, Christina, Bracken's World, The Law and Harry McGraw Rituals) born
Singer - songwriter Barry McGuire (The New Christy Minstrels: Green, Green) born
The Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have and Have Not" was first published.
New York Municipal Airport, later re-named LaGuardia Airport, was dedicated.
Actress-director Penny Marshall born
Rock musician Don Stevenson (Moby Grape) born
The former premier of Vichy France, Pierre Laval, was executed.
Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed.
Musician Richard Carpenter born
Actor Victor Banerjee born
Tennis player Roscoe Tanner born
The situation comedy "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS.
Actress Tanya Roberts born
Britain's Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson born
Rock musician Mark Reznicek (Toadies) born
It was announced that Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev had been removed from office. He was succeeded as premier by Alexei N. Kosygin and as Communist Party secretary by Leonid I. Brezhnev.
Cole Porter, renowned lyricist and composer, died at age 73.
President Johnson signed a bill creating the Department of Transportation.
Peace demonstrators staged activities across the country, including a candlelight march around the White House, as part of a moratorium against the Vietnam War.
In the first debate of its kind between vice-presidential nominees, Democrat Walter F. Mondale and Republican Bob Dole faced off in Houston.
Frantic efforts continued in Midland, Texas, to save 18-month-old Jessica McClure, who had fallen 22 feet down an abandoned well the day before. (Jessica was freed the following evening.)
The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Oakland A's, 5-to-4, in the World Series opener that featured a dramatic game-winning home run hit by Kirk Gibson.
The NHL's Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings surpassed Gordie Howe's scoring record of 1,850 points, in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.
South African officials released eight prominent political prisoners, including Walter Sisulu, a leader of the African National Congress.
South Africa's Separate Amenities Act, which barred blacks from public facilities for decades, was formally scrapped.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-to-48.
The State Department acknowledged that it had improperly handled requests for the passport file of Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton.
President Clinton sent six warships to the waters off Haiti to enforce trade sanctions in the face of defiant Haitian military rulers.
Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end apartheid.
Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to his country, three years after being overthrown by army rulers.
The U.N. Security Council welcomed Aristide's return by voting to lift stifling trade sanctions imposed against Haiti.
Six Israel soldiers were killed in Israeli-occupied southern Lebanon in an ambush blamed on the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah.
C-S-X Corporation announced plans to buy Conrail Incorporated for $8.4 billion to create the nation's third-largest railroad.
British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green twice drove a jet-powered car in the Nevada desert faster than the speed of sound, officially shattering the world's land-speed record.
NASA's plutonium-powered "Cassini" spacecraft rocketed flawlessly toward Saturn.
Six scientists, three of them American, won Nobel Prizes in chemistry and physics for cellular and atomic research.
The Cleveland Indians won the American League championship, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 1-to-0 in game six. |
The White House and congressional leaders struck agreement on a $500 billion spending package, ending a week of election-season budget brinkmanship.
The Federal Reserve made surprise cuts in two key interest rates, igniting an explosive rally on Wall Street.
President Clinton opened Mideast summit talks in Maryland that resulted in the Wye River land-for-peace agreement.
The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Irish tenor Josef Locke, whose life inspired the 1992 film "Hear My Song," died in County Kildare, Ireland, at age 82.
Iraq to hold constitution vote today
Australian Minister 'leaks' draft of anti-terror bill
Study finds marijuana use leads to brain development in rats
Joachim to attempt breaking record for static cycling
Grenade set off outside Tajik ministry
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gives birth to male child
Malawi appeals for further humanitarian aid
Deceased Indonesian man had suspected case of bird flu
Dog flu spreads across the US
Welsh swimming squad named for 2006 Commonwealth Games
Explosion outside Trinidad nightclub wounds more than 10
UK Christian group plans to highlight concerns about new law by using it to ban the Qur'an
"Friday the 13" Buffalo, New York snow storm in pictures
6.7 magnitude quake shakes Hawaii
Germany to assume command of UN's maritime task force in Lebanon
2012 Olympics clash with Ramadan
Bodies found along Florida highway identified
American trio wins the Nobel Prize in Economics
Putin warned of assassination plot
'Conference of the Americas' announced for 2008
Sam Brownback on running for President, gay rights, the Middle East and religion
Belgian resistance heroine AndrÃ©e de Jongh dies at 90
Death toll, vehicle count rise in California truck pileup
Two planes collide at London's Heathrow airport
First Airbus A380 delivered
United Kingdom's Liberal Democrat leader resigns
Anti-terrorism raids in New Zealand
Intel Developer Forum Taipei Autumn starts with Mobility and Internet Experience
Al-Qaeda in Iraq second-in-command reported killed during US raid
UK government stops compulsory testing of fourteen-year-olds
Sixth arrest warrant issued for Thailand's former PM Thaksin
Secret memos reveal Bush administration endorsed enhanced interrogation techniques
Excessive surgeries swell Medicare costs in United States
US Federal deficit reaches record high of $455 billion
Boyzone manager Louis Walsh pays tribute to Stephen Gately
6-year-old boy in Colorado found alive, unhurt after runaway balloon allegedly carried him away
Leona Lewis assaulted at book signing in London, England
Obama signs Pakistan aid bill worth US$7.5 billion
WWE Hall of Fame manager Captain Lou Albano dies at 76
UK sending additional 500 troops to Afghanistan
Four miners trapped in Ecuador mine
Nevada Republican opposes Angle for US Senate over 'extreme' anti-abortion position
Brazilian astronomers propose new model of our galaxy
Tropical Storm Paula weakens to remnant low
District of Columbia Public Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee announces resignation