George Washington dies on his Mount Vernon estate.
Alabama is admitted as the 22nd state, making 11 slave states and 11 free states.
Prince Albert of England, one of the Union's strongest advocates, dies.
Confederate General James Longstreet attacks Union troops at Bean's Station, Tenn.
Max Planck presents the quantum theory at the Physics Society in Berlin.
The first U1 submarine is brought into service in Germany. Italy's MAS torpedo boats.
The first truly representative Turkish Parliament opens.
The Labor Conference in Pittsburgh ends with a "declaration of war" on U.S. Steel.
Roald Amundsen and four others discover the South Pole.
The League of Nations drops the Soviet Union from its membership. Joseph Avenol sold out the League of Nations.
German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel orders the construction of defensive positions along the European coastline. Desperate Hours on Omaha Beach
The United Nations adopt a disarmament resolution prohibiting the A-Bomb.
Bulgarian ex-Premier Traicho Kostov is sentenced to die for treason in Sofia.
A U.S. Boeing B-52 bomber sets a 10,000-mile non-stop record without refueling.
NATO warns the Soviets to stay out of the internal affairs of Poland, saying that intervention would effectively destroy the détente between the East and West.
Israel's Knesset passes the Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the Golan Heights area.
Construction begins on China's Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
The Dayton Agreement signed in Paris; establishes a general framework for ending the Bosnian War between Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Tens of thousands die as a result of flash floods caused by torrential rains in Vargas, Venezuela.
Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, narrowly escapes and assassination attempt.
The Millau Viaduct, the world's tallest bridge, official opens near Millau, France.
Iraqi broadcast journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi throws his shoes at US President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad.
At Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., 20 children and six adults are shot to death by a 20-year-old gunman who then commits suicide.