TODAY IN HISTORY
Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor, only rules for three months before committing suicide.
Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later).
Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland and Zealand.
Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England.
Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
Riot at burial of Orangist leader Daniel Raap in Amsterdam.
British Museum opens in Montague House, London
Japan claims economic control of China.
Four Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court.
50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)
Captain Chesley Burnett (Sully) Sullenberger III safely landed the plane he was piloting on New York’s Hudson River after a bird strike caused its engines to fail.