1477 Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7000+ killed 1500 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan 1531
Aug 10 Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians on this day in history.
Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and wife assassinated in Sarajevo by Serbian nationalist,
German submarine blockade of Great Britain begins Dardanelles Campaign British land in Turkey withdraw from Gallipoli
Great offensive by Germans . Americans' first important battle role at Chateau
Project Mercury began in 1958. The previous year on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union had stunned the world by orbiting the first artificial satellite of the Earth. It was called Sputnik and it served as a wake-up-call to the United States.
Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott are launched on Gemini Titan VIII to attempt the first docking in space. After docking, the mission goes awry and the astronauts must make an emergency landing. To relive that landing through the eyes of a 7 year old follow the Gemini VIII link.
F.B.I.'s undercover operation Abscam implicates public officials
US and Canada reach free trade agreement
NASA launches space shuttle Columbia on the STS-94 mission. This is mission is a reflight of the STS-83 crew whose mission was terminated prematurely in April. The crew consists of Jim Halsell, Susan Still, Janice Voss, Don Thomas, Michael Gernhardt, Roger Crouch, and Greg Linteris.
Atlas Centaur 135 launches the Echostar 3 communications satellite from LC36A at the Cape Canaveral Air Station. Please follow the AC-135 link for my account of witnessing this launch.
Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Serbs battle ethnic Albanians in Kosovo Serbs renew attack on Kosovo rebels NATO, on verge of air strikes, reaches settlement with Milosevic on Kosovo
Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off with Senator John Glenn on mission STS-95. Glenn becomes the oldest person to fly into space at 77 years of age. I covered this launch from the Press Site at the Kennedy Space Center. For my impressions of this historic event follow the
After more than a week of intense air strikes, Israeli troops crossed the border into Gaza, launching a ground war against the militant Palestinian group, Hamas.