The Pilgrims sight Cape Cod.
In Vienna, Composer Franz Schubert dies of syphilis at age 31.
Julia Ward Howe writes "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" while visiting Union troops near Washington.
Lincoln delivers the "Gettysburg Address" at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation.
Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivinitza.
The Great "City Fire" in London.
100 people drown in the English Channel as the steamer Hilda sinks.
New York receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.
The Allies ask China to join the entente against the Central Powers.
The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures.
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union.
Soviet forces take the offensive at Stalingrad.
Prince Ranier III is crowned 30th Monarch of Monaco.
Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe.
Apollo 12 touches down on the moon.
New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.
Patty Hearst is released from prison on $1.5 million bail.
U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.
In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco.
US President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, meet for the first time.
Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning Girl You Know Its True album.
Canada's Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril arrives in Africa to lead a multinational force policing Zaire.
US House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.
New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed.