The Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots.
Lord North extends the New England Restraining Act to South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act forbids trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.
J.C. Penny opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
British forces kill hundreds of Indian nationalists in the Amritsar Massacre.
The first flight over Mount Everest is completed by Lord Clydesdale.
Vienna falls to Soviet troops.
The first navigational satellite is launched into Earth's orbit.
The U.N. General Assembly condemns South Africa because of apartheid.
Sidney Poitier becomes the first black individual to win an Oscar for best actor.
An oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing and jeopardizing the lives of the three-man crew.
The U.S. Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes.
The world's longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.