George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.
The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, D.C.
President Rutherford B. Hayes declares that the United States will have jurisdiction over any canal built across the Isthmus of Panama.
The House of Commons, London, turns down the women's suffrage bill.
Japanese troops capture Rangoon, Burma.
Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle will last five days.
Phyllis Mae Daley receives a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.
Max Conrad circles the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in Piper Aztec.
More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.
Australia announces that it will triple the number of troops in Vietnam.
The Nixon administration discloses the deaths of 27 Americans in Laos.