Lead Story
Niccolo Machiavelli born, 1469

American Revolution
Dartmouth tells Martin to organize North Carolina Loyalists, 1775

MADD founder's daughter killed by drunk driver, 1980

Civil War
Confederates take Hazel Grove at Chancellorsville, 1863

Cold War
Congressional hearings on General MacArthur, 1951

Exxon executive is murdered, 1992

British girl goes missing in Portugal, 2007

Trains collide near Tokyo, 1962

General Interest
Japanese war crimes trial begins, 1946

New Japanese constitution goes into effect, 1947

Fletcher lands on the North Pole, 1952

U.S. Supreme Court decides Paramount antitrust case, 1948

Lord Byron swims the Hellespont, 1810

James Brown is born, 1933

Old West
Cowboy author Andy Adams is born, 1859

FDR addresses thousands of Democratic women, 1940

JFK receives honorary degree, 1961

Shoemaker becomes oldest man to win Kentucky Derby, 1986

Vietnam War
173rd Airborne Brigade deploys to South Vietnam, 1965

Paris is chosen as site for peace talks, 1968

World War I
Austro-German forces drive Russians out of the Carpathians, 1915

World War II
The Battle of the Coral Sea begins, 1942