Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th president of the United States.
A Union force surrounds and scatters defending Confederates at the Battle of Droop Mountain, in West Virginia.
Comanche, the only 7th Cavalry horse to survive George Armstrong Custer's "Last Stand" at the Little Bighorn, dies at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The Bolshevik "October Revolution" (October 25 on the old Russian calendar), led by Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky, seizes power in Petrograd.
As European inflation soars, one loaf of bread in Berlin is reported to be worth about 140 billion German marks.
The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down.
Guerrillas of the leftist 19th of April Movement seize Colombia's Palace of Justice in Bogata; during the two-day siege and the military assault to retake the building over 100 people are killed, including 11 of the 25 Supreme Court justices.
A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LRR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport; 45 people are killed, the deadliest civilian helicopter crash to date (2013).
The Rova of Antananarivo, home of Madagascar's sovereigns from the 16th to the 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.