Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.
Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.
Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who ha... See More
A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of ... See More
Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using th... See More
Software Industry IBM announced that effective January 1970 it would price its software and services separately from hardware thu... See More
Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.