The Norman Robert Guiscard takes Bari, ending five centuries of Byzantine rule in southern Italy.
Prince Charles is defeated at the Battle of Culloden, the last pitched battle fought in Britain.
Slavery is abolished in the District of Columbia.
Annie Oakley shoots 100 clay targets in a row, setting a woman's record.
The Island of Malta is awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack. It was the first such award given to any part of the British Commonwealth.
The destroyer USS Laffey survives horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa, earning the nickname "The Ship That Would Not Die."