U.S. troops under James Wilkinson lay siege to the Spanish-held city of Mobile in future state of Alabama.
President Lincoln mobilizes Federal army.
'Wild Bill' Hickok becomes the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.
With her band playing on the deck, the ocean liner Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic.
The first sound films shown to a paying audience are exhibited at the Rialto Theater in New York City.
French and British troops land at Narvik, Norway.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.
In 1947, at age 28, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American in Major League Baseball, officially breaking the color barrier in the sport.
President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty.
North Vietnamese troops ambush a company of Delta Raiders from the 101st Airborne Division near Fire Support Base Bastogne in Vietnam. The American troops are on a rescue mission.