George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.
In Paris, the Marquis de Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.
The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
U.S. carrier-based planes attack airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.
Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.
Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.