German troops begin sacking Rome. Libraries are destroyed, the Pope is captured and thousands are killed.
King Louis XIV moves his court to Versailles, France.
U.S. Army troops from Fort Tejon and Fort Miller prepare to ride out to protect Keyesville, California, from Yokut Indian attack.
Arkansas becomes the ninth state to secede from the Union.
General Jonathan Wainwright surrenders Corregidor to the Japanese.
Axis Sally makes her final propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.