Suspicious of the intentions of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the Prince of Wales, English King Edward I resolves to invade Wales.
Confederate General James Longstreet arrives at Loudon, Tennessee, to assist the attack on Union General Ambrose Burnside's troops at Knoxville.
U.S. fighters wipe out a Japanese convoy near Leyte, consisting of six destroyers, four transports and 8,000 troops.
Hikedi Tojo, Japanese prime minister, and seven others are sentenced to hang by an international tribunal.
The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea is ordered to cease offensive operations and begin an active defense.
The U.S. Supreme Court voids an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools.
President Richard Nixon announces the withdrawal of about 45,000 U.S. troops from Vietnam by February.
Boris Yeltsin is fired as head of Moscow's Communist Party for criticizing the slow pace of reform.
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, publishes a formal proposal for the creation of the World Wide Web.
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 collides with a Kazakh Illyushin II-76 cargo plane near New Delhi, killing 349. It is the deadliest mid-air collision to date (2013) and third-deadliest aircraft accident.
Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (311 mph or 501 kph) for commercial railway systems.
The first Italians to die in the Iraq War are among 23 fatalities from a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base in Nasiriya, iraq.