Constantius II visits Rome for the first time.
Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.
Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second Battle on the Plains of Abraham.
Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.
The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.
President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.
Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.
The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.
British declare martial law throughout Ireland.
Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.
Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.
The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.
A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes
Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.
French troops evacuate northern Laos.
Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of his boxing title.