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Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
P. T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad is first published in one volume (previously serialized) by William Blackwood in Edinburgh
"Fantasia" animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released
Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC
Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
Dmitri Shostakovich's 4th String Quartet premieres
Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor
Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion
Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously
Ronald Reagan in New York announces his candidacy for US President
Willie Stargell and Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"
Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna finishes 2nd in the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 3 points from Alain Prost
Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"
Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award
Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings
Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Hill
"GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released
"Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US
Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada
Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released
War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of "8 Mile", 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song
French tennis star Amélie Mauresmo beats countrywoman Mary Pierce 5–7, 7–6, 6–4 for the season ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
Trial of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán begins in New YorkLearn More >>