Death of St. Cyriacus the Recluse
Death of Lothair I, Holy Roman Emperor
Pope Gregory V driven from the Throne by a revolt
William of Normandy, "the Bastard," occupies Hastings
Emperor Henry VI dies in Messina, Sicily.
Excommunication of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
Election of Rudolph I as King of Germany
"Sir John de Mandeville" flees England
Thomas Mowbray created first Duke of Norfolk
Richard II of England is deposed. His cousin, Henry of Lancaster, declares himself king under the name Henry IV.
Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain on his second expedition
Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.
Spanish poet-novelist Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quixote" born
Death of Gustavus I Eriksson, King of Sweden
English Admiral Horatio Nelson born
English author William Beckford, whose Orientalist tale Vathek was one of the most popular works of the Gothic school of writing. born
The U.S. War Department organized America's first standing army - 700 troops who would serve for three years.
The first Roman Catholic Church in Boston was formally dedicated. (Catholics had not been permitted any religious freedom within this predominantly Puritan colony prior to the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780.)
The English Victorian novelist Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell born
The first regular police force in London was started. They were called "bobbies" after Robert Peel, the Home Secretary who began the force. London's reorganized police force became known as Scotland Yard.
There was a meeting of the minds when Paganini met Goethe.
American architect Henry Hobson Richardson, a major figure in the 19th century Gothic revivial. born
Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.
The Spanish philosopher and author Miguel de Unamuno. born
Dissatisfied Ute Indians kill Agent Nathan Meeker and nine others in the "Meeker Massacre."
Pioneer nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi born
The French novelist and journalist Emile Zola died in Paris. His novels are the major works of French naturalism.
Impresario David Belasco opened his first Broadway theater.
Greer Garson. Irish-born actress represented an ideal of courage with her portrayal of a British wartime housewife in Mrs. Miniver (1942). She received an Academy Award for her performance and was nominated for an Oscar a total of seven times throughout her career. born
Former singing cowboy and baseball owner Gene Autry born
Actress Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver, Sunrise at Campobello, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Singing Nun) born
Movie director Michelangelo Antonioni ("Zabriskie Point") born
Movie director Stanley Kramer ("Guess Who's Coming To Dinner") born
On this day John D. Rockefeller's wealth made him the first American billionaire.
Actor Trevor Howard (Superman the Bounty, Ryan's Daughter, The Count of Monte Cristo) born
Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line during World War One.
Actress Lizabeth Scott born
Britain began to govern Palestine under a League of Nations mandate.
James Watson Cronin, American nuclear physicist, corecipient with Val Logsdon Fitch of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Physics for an experiment conducted in 1964 that implied that reversing the direction of time would not precisely reverse the course of certain reactions of subatomic particles. born
Actress Anita Ekberg born
A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.
Singer Jerry Lee Lewis (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On, Great Balls of Fire, Breathless; cousin of singer, Mickey Gilley and evangelist, Jimmy Swaggart) born
In the presidential race between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alf Landon, both parties used radio for the first time.
Actor Larry Linville (Doctor Frank Burns in MASH) born
Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.
Actress Madeline Kahn born
Jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty born
Steve Tesich, U.S. screenwriter and playwright who won an Academy Award for Breaking Away and also scripted such films as Eyewitness and The World According to Garp . born
Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf is published in the United States.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson off Malta.
Lech Walesa (Nobel Peace prize-winner Polish solidarity) born
Television-film composer Mike Post born
TV personality Bryant Gumbel born
Rock singer-musician Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) born
Rock musician Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly) born
General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.
Country singer Alvin Crow born
The Arthur Miller play "A View From the Bridge" opened at the Coronet Theatre in New York.
Sebastian Coe, British athlete who won four Olympic medals and set eight world records in middle-distance running. born
Singer Suzzy Roche (The Roches) born
The New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-to-1. (The Giants moved to San Francisco.)
Actor-comedian Andrew Clay born
My Three Sons was welcomed into U.S. homes on ABC-TV. Fred MacMurray, who was a movie actor, had a difficult time making the adjustment to the small screen. But adjust he did, and My Three Sons endured so well that CBS bought the successful hit for somewhere between seven and ten million dollars in 1965.
Singer-musician Les Claypool born
The second session of Second Vatican Council opened in Rome.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Devante Swing (Jodeci) born
The New American Bible was published by the St. Anthony Guild Press. It represented the first English version Roman Catholic Bible to be translated from the original Biblical Greek and Hebrew languages. (The Rheims-Douai Version of 1610 had been based on Jerome's Latin Vulgate.)
Actress Natasha Gregson Wagner born
The 20th century British poet W.H. Auden died Vienna. His Age of Anxiety was to the 1930s what Eliot's The Waste Land had been to the 1920s.
Pope John Paul the First was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church. He had died before midnight durning the night.
Seven people in the Chicago area died after unwittingly taking Exgra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide.
The Soviet Union released Nicholas Daniloff, an American journalist confined in Moscow on spying charges.
Designing Women debuted on CBS and ran until 1994.
Henry Ford the Second, longtime chairman of Ford Motor Company, died in Detroit at age 70.
The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, marking America's return to manned space flight following the Challenger disaster.
Florence Griffith Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee of the US won their second gold medals of the Seoul Olympics, in the 200-meter and the long jump, respectively.
In Washington, DC, the National Cathedral (officially, the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul) was completed after 83 years of construction. Begun in 1907, the Gothic edifice had been used in its incomplete form since 1912.
Top leaders of Congress and the Bush administration began closed-door negotiations in an attempt to reach an eleventh-hour budget agreement.
California Gov. Pete Wilson vetoed a bill outlawing job discrimination against homosexuals, saying it could have led to unjustified lawsuits.
Brazil's President Fernando Collor de Mello became the first Latin American leader to be impeached as lawmakers in Brazil voted overwhelmingly to impeach him.
Magic Johnson, infected with the AIDS virus, announced he was returning to basketball (however, he scrapped his comeback attempt the following November).
Roger Bell was the soloist at New York's Avery Fisher Hall in the world premiere of the first Violin Concerto of Nicholas Maw. Maw is the British composer who lives in Washington DC and whose "Odyssey" is the longest symphony ever recorded.
Bosnia's parliament spurned an international peace plan, voting overwhelmingly to reject it unless Bosnian Serbs returned land taken by force.
27th Country Music Association Award
"Grace Under Fire," starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
The O.J. Simpson trial was sent to the jury.
Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place
US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
California Govenor Pete Wilson abandoned his bid for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination.
Three U.S. servicemen were indicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl and handed over to Japanese authorities.
The organization that supervised Bosnia's first post-war elections officially certified the results -- with victories by nationalist parties and the country's Muslim president, Alija Izetbegovic.
Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry Nichols went on trial in the same courtroom in Denver where Timothy McVeigh was convicted and sentenced to die. (Nichols was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy, but acquitted of murder and weapons-related counts; he was sentenced to life in prison.)
The Federal Reserve cut the federal funds rate a quarter-point, to 5.25 percent.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley died at age 80.
The Associated Press reported on the alleged mass killing of civilians by U.S. soldiers in the early days of the Korean War, beneath a bridge at a hamlet called No Gun Ri.
Vice President Al Gore abruptly moved his presidential campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville to get "out of the Beltway and into the heartland."
US military to buy anthrax and bioweapons production systems
MTV, Warner Music agree on licensing deal
Colorado parents burn books
John Roberts sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States
US Treasury Department unveils new ten-dollar bill
Demosphere.net launches new Wiki
Arctic ice cap shrank sharply this summer
Filmmaker Peter Jackson to make Xbox games
5-year old American girl dies after visiting the dentist
Sony plans global replacement of laptop batteries
Indian Air Chief Marshal warns of impending Pakistani air superiority
Ex-Liberal president declares for Toronto mayoralty
Bomb kills soldier in Afghanistan
Protesters block day-care centres in Denmark
Rugby World Cup: England 36 - 20 Tonga
Hostage situation at California high school ends peacefully
Geelong wins AFL Grand Final against Port Adelaide
Mead Cup Soccer Tournament Results
Support strong to bring back 1980 Soviet mascot for the 2014 Olympics
American Airlines MD-80 engine fire prompts emergency landing
Survey: Denmark, Finland are world's least and Myanmar, Somalia are world's most corrupt countries
Rugby World Cup: Scotland and Fiji qualify for quarter finals
Major League Soccer: DC United vs. Toronto FC
"PGR4" pre-launch in Taiwan: TOP Drivers' Derby
Lawsuit: Hernandez vs IGE
31 killed in Afghanistan bus bombing
Creation Science Evangelism removes section of copyright controversy in Wikipedia article
SpaceX rocket successfully orbits on fourth attempt
US House of Representatives rejects bail out bill in vote
Anti-Scientology protest material removed from YouTube following threats of legal action
At least 50 killed in clashes in Guinea
Murder charge dropped against US Marine who admitted killing Iraqi detainee
Officials report 29 rebels killed in Yemen after clashes
Typhoon Ketsana leaves over 140 dead in the Philippines after heavy flooding
Apple and Orange pair up in UK iPhone deal
5.9 magnitude aftershock strikes Lolol, Chile area
Chef who appeared on Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' commits suicide
Canberra Capitals beat Chinese women's national B basketball team in pre-season
Iranian news agency reproduces The Onion article