The first English order of knighthood is founded.
Pedro Cabral claims Brazil for Portugal.
The Comuneros are crushed by royalist troops in Spain.
Charles II is formally crowned king, returning the monarchy to Britain, albeit with greatly reduced powers.
British forces seize Basse-Terre and Guadeloupe from France.
Missolonghi falls to Egyptian forces.
Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munford's Station, Alabama.
Russia, France, and Germany force Japan to return the Liaodong peninsula to China.
Motion pictures premiere in New York City.
The Federals defeat Kansas City 9-1 in the first major league game to be played in Chicago's Weeghman Park, later renamed Wrigley Field.
The ACA becomes the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA), the forerunner of NASA.
The Turkish Grand National Assembly has first meeting in Ankara.
The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers' Bonus Bill.
The Soviet Army fights its way into Berlin.
Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.
President Lyndon Johnson publicly appeals for more nations to come to the aid of South Vietnam.
Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for killing Senator Robert Kennedy.
The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 10, becoming the first mission to the Salyut 1 space station.