Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates the first anniversary of his coronation with a victory at Austerlitz over a Russian and Austrian army.
President James Monroe proclaims the principles known as the Monroe Doctrine, "that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers."
General Braxton Bragg turns over command of the Army of Tennessee to General William Hardee at Dalton, Ga.
Major General Grenville M. Dodge is named to replace General William Rosecrans as Commander of the Department of Missouri.
People wait in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York City.
J.P. Morgan acquires majority holdings in Equitable Life Co. This is the largest concentration of bank power to date.
Dentist Barney Clark receives the first permanent artificial heart, developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik.
UK devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive, the administrative branch of the North Ireland legislature.