Vespians's supporters enter Rome and discover Vitellius in hiding. He is dragged through the streets before being brutally murdered.
The United States buys the Louisiana territory from France.
South Carolina secedes from the Union.
English transports loaded with 8,000 troops set sail for Canada so that troops are available if the "Trent Affair" is not settled without war.
Adolf Hitler is released from prison after serving less than one year of a five year sentence for treason.
The German government announces 400,000 citizens are to be sterilized because of hereditary defects.
The Flying Tigers, American pilots in China, enter combat against the Japanese over Kunming.
Soviet forces halt a German army trying to relieve the besieged city of Stalingrad.
U.S. Supreme Court announces that it has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal.
In its first free election in 38 years, the Dominican Republic chooses leftist Juan Bosch Gavino as president.
U.S. troops invade Panama to oust General Manuel Noriega and replace him with Guillermo Endara.
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest monarch in the history of the UK; previously, that honor belonged to Queen Victoria.