Henry VIII is recognized as the supreme head of the Church of England.
News of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, finally reaches the United States.
14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, a French miller's daughter, claims to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.
The German battleships Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen begin their famed channel dash from the French port of Brest. Their journey takes them through the English Channel on their way back to Germany.
U.N. forces push north across the 38th parallel for the second time in the Korean War.
A 75,000-watt light bulb is lit at the Rockefeller Center in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison's first light bulb.
Cambodian Prince Sihanouk blames the United States for a South Vietnamese air raid on a village in his country.
President Lyndon Johnson orders air strikes against targets in North Vietnam, in retaliation for guerrilla attacks on the American military in South Vietnam.
Vice President Hubert Humphrey begins a tour of Vietnam.
Communist-led rebels shower artillery fire into a crowded area of Phnom Pehn, killing 139 and injuring 46 others.
Mrs. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to lead the British Conservative Party.