The Peasants' Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxes when rebels plunder and burn the Tower of London and kill the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrives in Timor in a small boat. He had been forced to leave his ship when his crew mutinied.
At the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Confederate General Leonidas Polk is killed by a Union shell.
President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.
Nicaraguan President Porfirio Diaz signs a treaty with the U.S. allowing American intervention in his country.
Representative Edward Eslick dies on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.
German forces occupy Paris.
The Supreme Court rules that requiring students to salute the American flag is unconstitutional.
Boeing B-29 bombers conduct their first raid against mainland Japan.
Burma is liberated by the British.
UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr.
Congressman William Gray, an African American, is elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives.