Peter III of Russia is murdered and his wife, Catherine II, takes the throne.
Ottoman forces, supported by the British, capture Aboukir, Egypt from the French.
Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British at Rochefort, France.
Andrew Jackson becomes the governor of Florida.
U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter take Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Field Marshall Erwin Rommel is wounded when an Allied fighter strafes his staff car in France.
Ho Chi Minh orders a partial mobilization of North Vietnam to defend against American airstrikes.
Lt. Col. Oliver North and Rear Adm. John Poindexter begin testifying to Congress regarding the Iran-Contra scandal.