Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are arrested for the supposed practice of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.
French minister Charles Gravier advises his Spanish counterpart to support the American rebels against the English.
In France, Napoleon creates an imperial nobility.
Napoleon lands at Cannes, France, returning from exile on Elba, with a force of 1,500 men and marches on Paris.
German troops enter Paris, France, during the Franco-Prussian War.
Albert Berry completes the first in-flight parachute jump, from a Benoist plane over Kinlock Field in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Allies announce their aim to cut off all German supplies and assure the safety of the neutrals.
The Allies reject a $7.5 billion reparations offer in London. German delegation decides to quit all talks.
Germany officially establishes the Luftwaffe.
The British RAF conducts strategic bombing raids on all European railway lines.
1,000 Black students pray and sing the national anthem on the steps of the old Confederate Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is replaced by Clark Clifford.
A grand jury indicts seven of President Nixon's aides for the conspiracy on Watergate.
The Pentagon accepts the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a "nuclear winter."