Romans defeat Vandals near Carthage, Africa
Election of Sabinian as Pope
Death of St. Eulogius of Alexandria
Coronation of Lothair II as King of Germany
English theologist and encyclopedist Alexander Neckum/de Sancto Albano born
A pair of French Inquisitors arrive in England to prosecute the Templars. They are stopped by English Common Law
Death of Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy.
Death of Isabella of France, Queen to Richard II of England
King Francis of France defeats the Swiss army under Cardinal Matthias Schiner at Marignano, northern Italy.
English premier William Cecil 1st baron Burghley born
Pope Paul III closes the first session of the Council of Bologna.
Composer Pandolfo Zallamella born
On the verge of attacking Pedro Menendez's Spanish settlement at San Agostin, Florida, Jean Ribault's French fleet is scattered by a devastating storm.
Albrecht von Wallenstein born
Death of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, philospher
Composer Francesco Manelli born
Death of Philip II, King of Spain
The Massachusetts General Court banished Separatist preacher Roger Williams, 32, for criticizing the Massachusetts Bay Company charter and for perpetually advocating a separation of church and state.
Composer Hercule Brehy born
Composer Theodor Christleib Reinhold born
Dutch painter and cartoonist Henry Kobell born
Oliver Evans, pioneered the high-pressure steam engine. born
During the final French and Indian War, the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City.
Tugot, the new controller of finances, urges the king of France to restore the free circulation of grain in the kingdom.
The British fortress at Gibraltar comes under attack by French and Spanish forces.
The Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election, and declared New York City the temporary national capital.
Guardsmen in Orleans, France, open fire on rioters trying to loot bakeries, killing 90.
Commodore John Barry, considered by many the father of the American Navy, died in Philadelphia.
During the British attack on Fort McHenry, Md., Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
William Walford's hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," first appeared in print in the "New York Observer." Walford (1772-1850), a blind lay preacher, had written the poem three years earlier in the village of Coleshill, England.
General Winfield Scott takes Chapultepec, removing the last obstacle to U.S. troops moving on Mexico City.
U.S. Army bacteriologist Walter Reed (discovered a cure for yellow fever) born
Milton S. Hershey, US chocolate manufacturer, philanthropist born
Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, He led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I born
Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee's attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who does nothing with them for the next 14 hours.
Franz von Hipper, German naval commander at the Battle of Jutland in World War I born
Arnold Schoenberg was born in Vienna. Schoenberg's father died when he was a teenager, giving the future composer something in common with Beethoven. born
Author Sherwood Anderson born
Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar born
English author J.B. Priestly born
Claudette Colbert, actress who won an Oscar for It Happened One Night born
U.S. warships head to Nicaragua on behalf of American William Albers, who was accused of evading tobacco taxes.
Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass" music born
The American composer Robert Ward was born in Cleveland. He studied under Howard Hanson at the Eastman School of Music. His music is mainly tonal with some jazz and military influences. But his Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra is deliberately UN-jazzy. born
U.S. and French forces take St. Mihiel, France in America's first action as a standing army.
Blues singer Charles Brown born
The temperature at El Azizia, Libya, reached 136 degrees F., generally accepted as the world's highest recorded atmospheric temperature.
Having recently suffered a nervous breakdown, Foursquare Gospel founder Aimee Semple McPherson, 40, entered an ill-fated marriage to David Hutton. (They divorced four years later.)
Actress Eileen Fulton ("As the World Turns") born
Actress Barbara Bain (Mission Impossible, Space born
TV producer Fred Silverman born
Former White House spokesman Larry Speakes born
Rock singer David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears) born
Chiang Kai-shek became president of China.
Singer Peter Cetera (Chicago) born
Actress Jacqueline Bisset born
Iran demands the withdrawal of Allied forces.
Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the US Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed in New York City, with Patty Berg as its first president.
In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.
Singer Randy Jones (The Village People) born
Rock singer-musician Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) born
An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test for the first manned flight.
"The Outer Limits" premieres.
Olympic gold medal runner Michael Johnson born
Rock musician Steve Perkins (Porno For Pyros; Jane's Addiction) born
"Suspicious Minds" became Elvis Presley's first #1 single since "Good Luck Charm" in 1962. It turned out to be his last #1 hit.
Tennis player Goran Ivanisevic born
A four-day inmates' rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assault claimed 43 lives.
Actor Scott Vickaryous born
The United States announces it will veto Vietnam's UN bid.
Conductor Leopold Stokowski died in Hampshire, England, at age 95.
Actor Ben Savage ("Boy Meets World") born
John McEnroe defeated Bjorn Borg to win the men's singles title at the U.S. Open tennis championships.
During his tour of Canada, Pope John Paul II told young people at a rally in Nova Scotia it was up to them to "forge the bonds of justice and peace."
The Air Force successfully tested an anti-satellite missile fired from a fighter planeby shooting down a satellite target in space.
Miss Tennessee, Kellye Cash, was crowned Miss America at the pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze arrived in Washington for talks aimed at a possible superpower summit; Shevardnadze carried with him a letter from Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to President Reagan.
As Hurricane "Gilbert" made its way toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, forecasters reported the barometric pressure of Gilbert's center measured a low of 26.13 inches, making it the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.
Fay Vincent was named commissioner of Major League Baseball, succeeding the late A. Bartlett Giamatti.
In Chicago, Illinois, Jockey Pat Day rode 8 winners on Arlington International Racecourse's 9-race program to set a North American record. His total winning commissions were about $10,000 for the day.
NBC's cop-courtroom drama "Law & Order" premiered on NBC.
The Senate Judiciary Committee opened its first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter, who firmly refused to discuss his views on abortion.
The United States and Soviet Union declared they would cease arms sales to Afghanistan.
Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
President Bush, who had suffered an irregular heartbeat because of a thyroid condition, was pronounced in ''incredible physical condition'' after a check-up by his doctors.
Stefan Edberg defeated Pete Sampras to win the U-S Open title in New York, a day after Monica Seles beat Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to win her seventh Grand Slam title.
In a historic scene at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
Sony Classical reissued at lower price an acclaimed cycle of the symphonies of Robert Schumann. Rafael Kubelik conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony.
President Clinton signed into law a $30 billion crime bill.
Some 180 nations adopted a 20-year blueprint for slowing the world's population growth at a U.N.-sponsored conference in Cairo, Egypt.
The FBI made at least a dozen arrests, capping a nationwide two-year investigation of pedophiles and pornographers using the America Online computer network.
Rapper Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting; he was 25.
Funeral services were held in Calcutta, India, for Nobel Prize winner Mother Teresa
Former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace died at age 79.
NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive award as best comedy series at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards; ABC's "The Practice" was honored as best drama.
Patrick Rafter won his second straight US Open title, defeating fellow Australian Mark Philippoussis 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs hit his 61st and 62nd home runs of the season to pass Roger Maris and pull into a tie with Mark McGwire.
A suspected bomb devastated an eight-story apartment building in Moscow, killing at least 118 people.
Israelis and Palestinians opened talks on a final peace accord.
Telstra sale legislation debated in Australian House of Representatives, considered "urgent"
Volcanic bulge found in Oregon
Nintendo releases GameBoy Micro in the US
R&B singer Dâ€™Angelo sentenced on cocaine charge
Paramilitary group calls for end to rioting in Northern Ireland
Caged children well fed, behaved
Proposed United States doctrine would expand possible use of nuclear weapons
Oracle to acquire Siebel for USD 5.85bn
HP in phone record pretexting scandal
Two small studies indicate mandarin oranges may lower risk of liver cancer
HP Chairman Patricia Dunn to resign
MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference makes selections
US Air Force chief proposes using non-lethal military weapons domestically
Condoleezza Rice makes visit to Nova Scotia
Australia stingray deaths possible revenge for Steve Irwin
US stocks rally to four month highs
20 injured in Montreal college shooting spree
Pope Benedict XVI criticises Prophet Muhammad's teachings
51 killed in Yemen election rally stampede
Explosives found in Malegaon, Nashik, India
NZ business Progressive Enterprises claims rejected offer was fair
Apple unveils new media technology
London Police seize massive gun cache
Belgian terrorism suspects remain in custody as case details emerge
Canadian province receives warning from Exxon
Judge rules against student blogger's First Amendment claim
Microsoft launches BizTalk Server 2006 R2 with RFID integration in Taiwan
Twenty20 World Championship: West Indies vs Bangladesh
Twenty20 World Championship: England vs Zimbabwe
Hurricane Humberto messes with forecasters and Texas
Twenty20 World Championship: India vs Scotland
Massive earthquakes strike Indonesia
One officer killed, three wounded in Miami-Dade County shooting
$20 million prize offered in lunar rover contest
European Commission might impose embargo on Chinese products
Two suspects killed in UK bank robbery
American-born terrorist gets 24 years
Jon Stewart to host 80th Academy Awards
Australian PM will not serve full term if re-elected
Los Angeles commuter train collides with freight train; over two dozen killed
US - India nuclear deal sent for US Congress ratification
Child stabbed in West Bank arson, Israeli settlers retaliate
Channel Tunnel between France and Britain resumes limited service after major fire
Plans set in motion for the removal of Bob Barr as the Libertarian Party's U.S. presidential nominee
New polls show third party U.S. presidential candidates varying radically in popularity
Work on Lehman Brothersâ rescue to continue over weekend
Sebastian Vettel takes pole for Italian Grand Prix
UK's XL Leisure Group enters administration
Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashes, pilot killed
Milestone at world's largest cleanup site: Hanford nuclear basin removed
One killed by suicide bomber in southern Russia, five wounded
BBC to release iPlayer to other broadcasters
Fire at Kazakhstan hospital kills at least 38
Lift accident in Hong Kong skyscraper kills six
Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, dies at age 95
400 pound python seized by wildlife officials in Florida
Karzai retains lead in Afghan presidential elections
Flash flooding in Greece kills one, dozens of buildings flooded
Australian rules football: Drouin through to Gippsland Football League Grand Final
Copyright on musical recordings extended by twenty years in EU
Australian wheelchair rugby team wins gold at London Paralympics
Northern Ireland police arrest man over 38kg cannabis seizure