Death of St. Colman of Lann Elo
Death of St. Nilus of Rossano
Coronation of William II "Rufus," as King of England
Pope Celestine II took office
The export of gunpowder from England is prohibited
Henry V, King of England, challenges the Dauphin of France to personal combat
First Inquisitors appointed to serve in Spain
Cervantes captured at sea, carried to Algiers for ransom
The Spanish satirical poet Francisco Gómez de Quevedo was baptized.
Sir Francis Drake returns to England with a shipload of loot from the Spanish; 1st circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman
The Venetians heavily damaged the Athenian Acropolis, which was being held by the Turks.
Frontier nurseryman Johnny Appleseed Chapman
British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution.
Jane Taylor, children's writer best known as the author of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star born
France and Britain sign a trade agreement in London.
Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of state; John Jay the first chief justice of the United States; Samuel Osgood the first postmaster-general; and Edmund Jennings Randolph the first attorney general.
The legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone dies quietly at the Defiance, Mo., home of his son Nathan, at age 85.
The Persian cavalry is routed by the Russians at the Battle of Ganja in the Russian Caucasus.
Scotland Yard, the official British criminal investigation organization, is formed.
Barnes Wallis, British aeronautical engineer who invented the "Bouncing Bombs" used to destroy German dams during World War II born
Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie born
My Favorite Poet T.S. Eliot (The Waste Land and Ash Wednesday) born
John Philip Sousa and his newly formed band performed publicly for the first time, at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Antonin Dvorak arrived in America. He would spend some time in New York and some time in a Czech community in Iowa before returning to Europe with a symphony "From the New World" that proved to be his most popular composition.
George Gershwin. His parents were immigrants from St. Petersburg. ("I Got Rhythm" and "Rhapsody in Blue") Three of America's most famous composers, Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein, were all the sons of Russian immigrants. born
Leon Czolgosz, who murdered President William McKinley, is sentenced to death.
The first boat is raised in the locks of the Panama Canal.
competition by preventing monopolies in business.
Fitness expert Jack LaLanne born
Actress Julie London born
The keel was laid for the first US aircraft carrier, the USS Ranger, which was commissioned on June 4, 1934.
Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African president Nelson Mandela born
The liner Queen Mary was launched at the Clydebank shipyards in Scotland.
Country singer David Frizzell born
The Hungarian composer Bla Bartók, one of the major figures of 20th century music, died in New York, in poverty as an emigr from war-torn Europe.
Singer Lynn Anderson born
Singer Olivia Newton-John born
Actress Mary Beth Hurt born
United Nations troops recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul from the North Koreans.
Rock singer-musician Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) born
Country singer Carlene Carter born
The New York Stock Exchange suffers $44 million loss, the heaviest one-day loss in history.
Actress Linda Hamilton born
The musical "West Side Story" opened on Broadway.
Country singer Doug Supernaw born
Recording executive Andre Harrell born
The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago.
Bob Dylan made his debut at Gerdie's Folk Place in New York City.
Actress Melissa Sue Anderson born
Singer Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) born
The Beverly Hillbillies began its 9-year run on TV. The series debuted on the 27th birthday of Donna Douglas, who played Ellie May.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Cindy Herron (En Vogue) born
Hanoi rejects a U.S. peace proposal. The infamous Pentagon Papers give insights into the Johnson administration's thinking on the Vietnam War
The Beatles last album, Abbey Road, is released.
Singer Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) born
Richard M. Nixon meets with Emperor Hirohito in Anchorage, Alaska, the first-ever meeting of a U.S. President and a Japanese Monarch.
Israel announces a cease-fire on Lebanese border.
Actor Mark Famigliett born
The Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor, ending the "freedom flotilla" of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.
Tennis player Serena Williams born
The twin-engine Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, Washington.
The yacht Australia II won the America's Cup from the United States, ending the longest winning streak in sports - 132 years.
China and Britain initialed an accord to return Hong Kong to Chinese control when Britain's lease expires in 1997.
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone apologized for remarks he'd made about American minorities that were considered racist.
William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as its 103rd member.
In his Saturday radio address, President Reagan said he was reluctantly signing legislation restoring the automatic deficit-reducing provisions of the Gramm-Rudman Act.
In a farewell speech to the UN General Assembly, President Reagan said there was "a moment for hope" for peace in the world, and said a new US-Soviet treaty to sharply reduce nuclear arms could be concluded the following year.
The Motion Picture Association of America announced it had created a new rating, ''NC-17,'' designed to bar moviegoers under the age of 17 from certain films without the commercial stigma of the old ''X'' rating.
Four men and four women began a two-year stay inside a sealed-off structure in Oracle, Arizona, called "Biosphere Two."
AIDS patient Kimberly Bergalis pleaded with Congress to enact mandatory AIDS testing for health care workers.
"Home Improvement" premiers on ABC TV.
South African President F.W. de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela held their first meeting in three months, during which they agreed on the urgent need for an interim government. A Nigerian military transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 163 people aboard.
Eight people emerged from the glass dome of "Biosphere Two" in the Arizona desert after being sealed inside for two years in an experiment dogged by setbacks and controversy.
The prosecution began its closing argument in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.
A bond trader at Japan's Daiwa Bank was charged with doctoring records to hide $1.1 billion in losses.
Bosnia's warring factions agreed on guidelines for elections and a future government.
Astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to Earth in the shuttle "Atlantis" after six months aboard the Russian "Mir" space station.
President Clinton signed a bill ensuring two-day hospital stays for new mothers and their babies.
ValuJet received federal permission to fly again three months after it was grounded following a deadly crash.
Richard Allen Davis, the killer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, was formally sentenced to death in San Jose, California.
An Indonesian Airbus A-300 crashed while approaching Medan Airport in north Sumatra, killing all 234 people aboard.
Grammy-winning jazz singer Betty Carter died in New York at age 69.
The nation's first march on cancer took place on the National Mall in Washington DC.
America won its first Ryder Cup since 1993 after trailing the European team 10-6 going into the final round. (To the anger of the Europeans, U.S. players, along with caddies, officials and wives, stormed the green to congratulate Justin Leonard for a 45-foot putt that all but won the tournament for the Americans.)
Fernando Alonso becomes new Formula One World Champion
Indonesian bird flu death toll rises to six
Microsoft launches MSN adCenter
IRA decommissioning complete - de Chastelain
FDA recalls foreign meat used in aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina
Guantanamo prisoner seeks UK citizenship, asylum
IRA weapons decommissioned
Afghan women's rights official shot dead
Bulgaria and Romania to enter European Union
Oracle's revenue grows 30% in a 'stellar' quarter
Kashmiri militant sentenced to death over 2001 attack on Indian Parliament
Polish Wikipedia reaches 300,000 articles
CoolBrands: New Zealand coolest place in the world
Australian Greens attack government green energy target
Australian government declares support for Burmese protests
Microsoft launches Xbox360 Game "Halo 3" World-wide
Protest in Melbourne against WorkChoices
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science officially deemed a charity
Students pass out forcing Michigan school to evacuate
Michael Vick placed under tighter restrictions after failing drug test
Bomb-like device attached to Florida bank teller amid robbery
Boy survives flight in wheel well of Boeing 737
Myanmar protesters beaten by police
Torrent tracker Demonoid.com down, possibly shut by Canadian Recording Industry Association
CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate John M. Wierenga running in Yellowhead
Explosion at new shopping centre in Bath, United Kingdom
Seventh Guantanamo Prosecutor resigns over ethical issues
Spies warn of October Al-Qaeda operations
Controversial evangelist leader Tony Alamo arrested in child sex investigation
Swiss man successfully flies in jet pack across English Channel
Controversial Florida attorney Jack Thompson disbarred
More worries of further contamination of food from China
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Max Lombardi running in Cambridge
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Michael McMahon running in Prince EdwardâHastings
CanadaVOTES: NDP incumbent David Christopherson running in Hamilton Centre
CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Pastor George D. Campbell running in DartmouthâCole Harbour
CanadaVOTES: CHP candidate Henry Zekveld running in Durham
CanadaVOTES: Liberal Sandra Gardiner running in PerthâWellington
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Don Davies running in Vancouver Kingsway
Somalian pirates capture military ship, weapons, tanks
Tesco pricing error in Cambridgeshire, England allows customers to get cheaper fuel
Geelong win Australian Football League Grand Final
Afghanistan begins partial vote recount
US unmanned aircraft crashes into Iraq political office
Scientists confirm new superheavy element
Five boys charged with raping girl in Greater Manchester, England
Iran to conduct missile defense exercise
Second dust storm hits Sydney, Australia
Emergency doctor testifies in NY State Sen. Hiram Monserrate felony assault case
Chechnyan president sues Russian activist over murder claim
Eight children taken to hospital after being hit by car in Suffolk, England
David Beckham arrives in Trinidad and Tobago amid security fears
Documentary suggests nuns were excommunicated for exposing paedophilic priest
Delta flight makes emergency landing at JFK, no injuries
Man released following bomb-scare forced flight diversion, warning a possible hoax
Delhi earns UN carbon credits
Rockets, mortars fired from Syria land in Israel
Maharashtra, India state transport bus falls in river; at least seventeen dead