Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.
The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.
The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.
Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.
Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.
The last of the U.S. troops depart France.
Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.
King Tutankhamen's sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.
The second conference on Germany's war reparations begins at the Hague, in the Netherlands.
Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.
The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.
President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.
The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.
Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.
Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.
The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.
Apple Computers incorporates.
North Vietnamese troops reportedly occupy 400 square miles in Cambodia. North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops were using Laos and Cambodia as staging areas for attacks against allied forces.
President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.
Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.
George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
More than 7 million people receive South African citizenship that had previously been denied under Apartheid policies.
The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.
Mars Polar Lander launched.
The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip's creator, Charles Schultz.