The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to allow British soldiers into their houses, is reenacted.
Maximilien Robespierre, a member of France's Committee on Public Safety, initiates the "Reign of Terror."
French forces cross the Ticino River.
At Galveston, Texas, Confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders the Trans-Mississippi Department to Union forces.
Grover Cleveland becomes the first American president to wed while in office.
Charles Stewart Rolls, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce, becomes the first man to fly an airplane nonstop across the English Channel both ways. Tragically, he becomes Britain's first aircraft fatality the following month when his biplane breaks up in midair.
The American aircraft carriers Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown move into their battle positions for the Battle of Midway.
Allied "shuttle bombing" of Germany begins, with bombers departing from Italy and landing in the Soviet Union.
Senator Joseph McCarthy charges that there are communists working in the CIA and atomic weapons plants.
The Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne slices the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half off the shore of South Vietnam.