Death of St. Boniface, Pope
End of the Reign of Romulus Augustulus, last Roman Emperor of the West
Conrad II the Sailor chosen German king
Alexander III, King of Scotland. born
Amadeus V de Great, count of Flanders and Savoy born
At the Battle of Montaperto, Tuscan Ghibellines loyal to the emperor defeat the Florentine Guelfs who support papal power.
Amadeus VIII, duke of Savoye and the last antipope (Felix V (1439-48)) born
After four years of war, Spain agrees to allow a Portuguese monopoly of trade along Africa's west coast and Portugal acknowledges Spain's rights in the Canary Islands.
Mary Stuart holds her first interview with John Knox
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, grants a patent for glass-making to two Flemish merchants in England.
Constantijn Huygens, diplomat, musician, poet, scientist (Delightful Folly) born
Navigator Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan.
In Chiavenna, Italy "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 2,400 are killed.
Composer Jacob Hintze born
The first Lutheran church building erected in America was dedicated at Easton (near Bethlehem), Pennsylvania.
Great fire of London destroys St. Paul's Cathedral
English astronomer Edmund Halley discovers his namesake comet
Robert Raikes, Sunday school pioneer born
French novelist and politician Francois Rene de Chateaubriand (French writer and chef who gave his name to a style of steak). born
Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers (in the Valley of Smokes as called by the Native Americans).
Louis XVI of France recalls parliament.
Jacques Necker is forced to resign as finance minister in France.
Marcus Whitman, American Presbyterian and pioneer medical missionary. In 1836 his family became the first whites to reach the Pacific coast by wagon train. Whitman and his wife Narcissa were murdered by the Cayuse Indians in present-day Washington state in 1847.
Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849) born
Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
US naval architect Donald McKay. He built fastest clipper ships born
"The Religious Remembrancer" (later renamed "The Christian Observer") was first published in Philadelphia. It was the first weekly religious newspaper in the U.S., and in the world.
Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
Anton Bruckner was born outside of the Austrian city of Linz. In 1865, Wagner let Bruckner conduct the Linz Choral Society in the first public performance of the final scene from "Der Meistersinger." Today Bruckner's music is securely in the repertory. born
American poet Phoebe Cary (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary) born
Architect Daniel Burnham, builder of skyscrapers born
Anglican clergyman Henry Francis Lyte, 54, suffering from asthma and consumption, penned the words to his hymn, "Abide With Me," before preaching his last sermon in Devonshire, England. (Lyte died 2-1/2 months later.)
Irish nationalist and British John Dillon, Lower house member born
Hermann von Wissmann, German explorer of Africa and governor of East-Africa born
Composer Edoardo Mascheroni born
Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign. This begins his invasion of the with 50,000 Confederate troops.
Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama.
Frisian theologist and writer Geert A D Wumkes, (Frision Movement) born
A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Arizona.
George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film camera, and registered his trademark: "Kodak."
Composer Darius Milhaud born
Some 12,000 tailors in New York City went on strike to protest the existence of sweatshops.
Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die born
Composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov completed his autobiography.
Novelist and essayist Richard Wright (wrote about the abuses of blacks in white society, best known for Native Son). born
The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in Port-au-Prince.
The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War One.
Henry Ford II (industrialist Co.[1940s-80s]) born
ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey born
Actor-comedian Howard Morris born
Cooking expert Craig Claiborne born
Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones. born
Actress Mitzi Gaynor born
William Grant Still's "Old California" premiered on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war.
Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) born
Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war's first air raid on the Hungarian capital.
Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea. When Fred Avey joined "Pappy" Boyington's flock, he found himself among a pack of wolves in Black Sheep's clothing.
Actress Jennifer Salt born
British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
Queen Wilhelmina abdicated the Dutch throne for health reasons.
Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) born
In the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast, President Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco. It is carried by 94 stations.
Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) born
The first passage of the fabled Northwest Passage was completed by ice breakers from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
Ford Motor Company began selling its ill-fated Edsel, which proved so unpopular, it was taken off the market in 1959.
Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.
Actor-comedian Damon Wayans born
Rock musician Kim Thayil (formerly of Soundgarden) born
The TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS.
Albert Schweitzer died in Lambarene.
Michigan Governor George Romney told a TV interview he'd undergone a "brainwashing" by US officials during a 1965 visit to Vietnam -- a comment that apparantly damaged Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
An Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau, killing 111 people.
US swimmer Mark Spitz won a record seventh Olympic gold medal, in the 400-meter relay at the Munich Summer Olympics.
Hip-hop singer JeLana LaFleur (Quad City DJ's) born
The Assemblies of God opened its first theological graduate school in Springfield, MO, making it the second Pentecostal denomination to establish its own school of theology. (The first such school was opened by Oral Roberts in Tulsa.)
Twenty-five people were killed when an arson fire engulfed the 55-year-old Dorothy Mae Apartment-Hotel building on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
U.S. officials acknowledged an American reconnaissance plane had been in the vicinity of a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 that was shot down by the Soviet union, leading to speculation the Soviets had confused the two.
Canada's Progressive Conservatives, led by Brian Mulroney, won a landslide victory in general elections over the Liberal Party of Prime Minister John N. Turner.
Security forces in South Africa halted a mass funeral for riot victims in Soweto, then swept through the streets, breaking up other services and battling gatherings of youths.
A Soviet court convicted West German pilot Mathias Rust of charges stemming from his daring flight to Moscow's Red Square, and sentenced him to four years in a labor camp. (Rust was released the following August.)
Officials in Bangladesh reported that floods had inundated three-quarters of their impoverished nation, claiming 882 or more lives.
The Air Force launched its last Titan Three rocket, which reportedly carried a reconnaissance satellite. Since 1964, the Titan Three had sent more than 200 satellites into space.
The air evacuation of Western women and children stranded in Iraq and Kuwait resumed, with 25 Americans among the nearly 300 who made it to Jordan.
South African President F.W. de Klerk proposed a new constitution that would allow blacks to vote and govern; the African National Congress rejected the plan, charging it was designed to maintain white privileges.
The government reported the nation's unemployment rate had edged down to 7.6 percent in August 1992, but also said adult joblessness had worsened slightly and the economy had lost thousands of crucial manufacturing jobs.
The Fatah faction of the PLO endorsed a peace accord with Israel.
Actor Herve Villechaize died in Los Angeles at age 50.
Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, pitched a no-hitter. The New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0. This was the first no-hitter for the Yankees in 10 years.
Pope John Paul the Second launched the first papal visit to the former Soviet Union as he began a tour of the Baltic republics.
On the eve of a U.N.-sponsored conference on population in Cairo, Egypt, Vice President Al Gore told NBC the United States was seeking a blueprint for world population growth that rejected abortion as a family planning tool and an international right.
The Fourth World Conference on Women opened in Beijing with more than 4,750 delegates from 181 countries participating.
Attorney William Kunstler, who spoke out for the politically unpopular in a controversial career, died in New York at age 76.
Anti-aircraft fire lit up the skies of Baghdad, hours after the United States fired a new round of cruise missiles into southern Iraq and destroyed an Iraqi radar site.
Whitewater prosecutors had Susan McDougal held in contempt for refusing to tell a grand jury whether President Clinton had lied at her trial.
A triple suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem claimed the lives of eight people, including the three assailants. The event was carried out against innocent civilians. Palestinian Hamas claimed responsibility and identified all three suicide bombers.
A trio of Buddhist nuns acknowledged in Senate testimony that their temple outside Los Angeles illegally reimbursed donors after a fund-raiser attended by Vice President Al Gore and later destroyed or altered records to avoid embarrassment.
During a visit to Ireland, President Clinton said "I'm sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, describing his behavior as indefensible.
Anti-independence militias in East Timor went on a rampage, hours after the United Nations announced that residents had overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia.
Martin Frankel, a Connecticut money manager accused of cheating insurance companies in five states out of more than $200 million dollars, was arrested in Germany.
Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-security agreement during a ceremony in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
California's SB 1 Bill Originators' and Supporters Turn Against Bill
Oil spill spotted along Mississippi River
Childhood ibuprofen-triggered asthma a concern
Tempers flare over New Orleans tragedy
India struggles with encephalitis outbreak
Controversy over whether New Orleans Mayor failed to follow hurricane plan
Israelis, Pakistanis watch and wait as ties develop
PayPal freezes $20k in hurricane relief donations
Australia hits new Telstra privatization hurdles
Hurricane Maria forms in Atlantic
Kuwait donates US$500 million to Katrina relief efforts
EU, China fail to agree on textile trade
TV debate between German chancellor SchrÃ¶der and opposition leader Merkel held
Former US VP Al Gore spearheads transport of hurricane victims to relief in home state
Police shoot eight gunmen on New Orleans bridge, five dead
Over 1000 illegal immigrants arrived at Canary Isles this weekend
American tennis player Andre Agassi retires
Former South African apartheid regime's police minister repents
Israel offers peace treaty with Lebanon
Gunman kills and injures tourists in Jordanian capital
Bomb attack in Iraq kills two British soldiers
Suicide bomber kills British soldier in Afghanistan
Chicago apartment fire kills six children
New Zealand recycles old computers for free
Kofi Annan to appoint secret mediator for Israeli soldier release negotiations
Tropical Depression Six Shows Signs of Organization
Russian President Putin visits Greece to discuss energy issues
Turkey - Two more killed in PKK-related bombings
EU and Iranian leaders to meet over nuclear row
Two-thousand traffic fines laid in Ontario this weekend
Somalia - Peace deal signed to unite government and Islamists
India's Enforcement Directorate issues notice to Natwar Singh
Sri Lankan government announces first significant gain into rebel-held territory
Canadian soldiers killed, wounded by U.S. A-10 Thunderbolts' "friendly fire"
Crocodile Hunter's Steve Irwin dies at 44
Egypt - Rail accident claims five lives
Belgian justice prosecutes Scientology
Woman suffers heart attack at cardiology summit
Band manager Daniel Biechele shown parole support by families of victims of the Station nightclub fire
Adventurer Steve Fossett missing
Large scale gene transfer between single-celled and multicellular organisms reported
Police discover five bodies in Victoria, Canada home
Hurricane Felix makes landfall in Nicaragua
Hualien warm-up of ING Taipei Marathon kicked off
Sony recalls 440,000 laptops due to wiring faults
Dow falls 340 points amid unemployment and retail sales rates news
Pre-election call in Canada, Conservatives start ads, including during kids TV
Google removes ownership claim from Chrome EULA
Tropical Storm Ike upgraded to hurricane status
Fear and loathing on the campaign trail, August 2008
US unemployment rate highest in 26 years
Thousands displaced after heavy flooding in Burkina Faso
Author and playwright Keith Waterhouse dies at 80
Teenagers "wanted to blow up school on anniversary of Columbine massacre"
Rodrigo OrtÃºzar announces plans to dramatize Chilean miners' stories
GMTV ends broadcasting in UK after 17 years
Cargo plane crashes in Dubai, two dead
Retired Russian policeman charged in journalist Anna Politkovskayaâs murder
Military plane crashes in Chilean Juan FernÃ¡ndez Archipelago; reports say no survivors
Australia women's national goalball team loses 0-3 to United States in pool play in London
Argentina loses to Iran at 7-a-side football in pool play at the London Paralympics