2011 - President Obama makes a late evening TV announcement that the U.S. military has killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden in a compound not far from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The president called it “the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda."
2008- Kate Hudson is the cover star of People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" issue.
2007 - Rush releases Snakes and Arrows.
1992 - On the third day of rioting in Los Angeles following the verdict in the Rodney King beating trial, he issues an appeal for calm, saying "Why can't we all just get along?"
1984 - Mick Fleetwood files for bankruptcy in the U-S.
1977 - Eric Clapton enters Olympic Studios in London to work on Slowhand, the album which features "Lay Down Sally" and "Wonderful Tonight."
1977 - The Clash start their first U-K tour at The Roxy in London.
1975 - Styx get their first gold album, for Styx 2.
1970 - The Doors perform at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.
1967 - The Hollies record "Carrie-Anne" at Abbey Road in London.
1967- The Rolling Stones get a gold record for "Ruby Tuesday."
1963- The Rollin' Stones sign a management contract with Andrew Oldham and Eric Easton and are persuaded by Oldham to add a "g" to their name.
1960 - A U-S spy plane is shot down over Russia.
1951- Mickey Mantle hits his first home run in the Major Leagues.
1951- Minnie Minoso becomes the first African-American to play baseball for the Chicago White Sox.
1941 - The movie Citizen Kane, directed by and starring Orson Welles, premieres in New York
1931-In New York City, the Empire State Building opens to the public.
1920- Babe Ruth hits his first home run as a Yankee -- against his former team, the Boston Red Sox.