Francis of France, held captive by Charles V for a year, signs the Treaty of Madrid, giving up most of his claims in France and Italy.
Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugenie escape unhurt after an Italian assassin throws a bomb at their carriage as they travel to the Paris Opera.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis writes to General Joseph E. Johnson, observing that troops may need to be sent to Alabama or Mississippi.
The USS Arkansas, the largest U.S. battleship, is launched from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Company.
British authorities seize German attaché Franz von Papen's financial records confirming espionage activities in the U.S.
Berlin is placed under martial law as 40,000 radicals rush the Reichstag; 42 are dead and 105 are wounded.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders all aliens in the U.S. to register with the government.
The United Nations votes 104-18 to deplore the Soviet aggression in Afghanistan.
UN tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croats to prison for up to 25 years; they were charged with killing some 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village in 1993.
The Republic of Georgia restores the "five cross flag" as its national flag after some 500 years of disuse.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, former president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime.