Rebellious Indians in a conspiracy organized in defiance of the United States government by Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, are defeated during his absence in the Battle of the Wabash (or Tippecanoe) by William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory.
Andrew Jackson attacks and captures Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.
Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, two participants in Tombstone, Arizona's, famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, are jailed as the hearings on what happened in the fight grow near.
President Woodrow Wilson is re-elected, but the race is so close that all votes must be counted before an outcome can be determined, so the results are not known until November 11.
British General Sir Edmond Allenby breaks the Turkish defensive line in the Third Battle of Gaza.
UN General Assembly calls for France, Israel and the UK to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
In Cleveland, Ohio, Carl B. Stokes becomes the first African American elected mayor of a major American city.
Congress overrides Pres. Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution that limited presidential power to wage ware without congressional approval.
A uprising in Bangladesh kills Brig. Gen. Khaled Mosharraf and frees Maj. Gen. Ziaur Rahman, future president of the country, from house arrest.
A bomb explodes in the US Capitol's Senate Chambers area, causing $250,000 damages but no one is harmed; a group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed the bomb was retaliation for US military involvement in Grenada and Lebanon.
Douglas Wilder wins Virginia's gubernatorial election, becoming the first elected African American governor in the US; during Reconstruction Mississippi had an acting governor and Louisiana had an appointed governor who were black.
The world's first internet radio broadcast originates from WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Election Day in the US ends with the winner between presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore still undecided.