English colonists land near the James River in Virginia.
Margaret Jones of Plymouth is found guilty of witchcraft and is sentenced to be hanged.
The War of Bavarian Succession ends.
Slavery is abolished in Brazil.
The Royal Flying Corps is established in England.
Igor Sikorsky flies the first four-engine aircraft.
Allied forces in Italy break through the German Gustav Line into the Liri Valley.
French troops take control of Algiers.
Peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam begin in Paris.
Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt.