Lead Story
Pope John Paul II born, 1920

American Revolution
United Empire Loyalists reach Canada, 1783

Lotus makes Formula One debut, 1958

Civil War
The siege of Vicksburg commences, 1863

Cold War
One million protesters take to the streets in Beijing, 1989

Popular evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears, 1926

Mount St. Helens erupts, 1980

General Interest
Lincoln nominated for presidency, 1860

Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896

India joins the nuclear club, 1974

Mount St. Helens erupts, 1980

Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593

Ian Curtis of Joy Division commits suicide, 1980

Old West
Chief Satanta massacres teamsters, 1871

Newspaper report criticizes Mrs. Lincoln, 1861

Randy Johnson throws perfect game at 40, 2004

Vietnam War
Laird charges, 1966
Communists attack Xuan Loc, 1969

World War I
U.S. Congress passes Selective Service Act, 1917

World War II
Hitler gives the order for Operation Alaric, 1943

Polish Corps takes Monte Cassino, 1944