In Palestine, Napoleon captures Jaffa and his men massacre more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners.
Aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard -- the first person to make an aerial voyage in the New World -- dies at the age of 56.
Soprano Jenny Lind ("the Swedish Nightingale") makes her debut in Weber's opera Der Freischultz.
U.S. General Winfield Scott occupies Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for the telephone.
Finland becomes the third country to give women the right to vote, decreeing universal suffrage for all citizens over 24, however, barring those persons who are supported by the state.
The Soviet Red Army occupies Outer Mongolia.
A Texas law that bans Negroes from voting is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
Hitler sends German troops into the Rhineland, violating the Locarno Pact.
Japanese troops land on New Guinea.
The Battle of Saigon, begun on the day of the Tet Offensive, ends.
Voyager 1 reaches Jupiter.