The city of Memphis surrenders to the Union navy after an intense naval engagement on the Mississippi River.
Confederate raider William Quantrill dies from a wound received while escaping a Union patrol near Taylorsville, Kentucky.
The German Reichstag accepts the Dawes Plan, an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.
President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act, establishing the Securities and Exchange Commission.
D-Day: Operation Overlord lands 400,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France.
African American James Meredith is shot and wounded while on a solo march in Mississippi to promote voter registration among blacks.