On landing in Egypt, Pompey is murdered on the orders of Ptolemy.
King Henry of England defeats his brother Robert at the Battle of Tinchebrai and reunites England and Normandy.
The Anglo-Russian-Austrian Alliance of St. Petersburg, which is directed against France, is signed.
Colonel Ronald Mackenzie raids a war camp of Comanche and Kiowa at the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, slaughtering 2,000 of their horses.
Three U.S. Army aircraft arrive in Seattle, Washington after completing a 22-day round-the-world flight.
Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin when he notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory; it remained for Howard Florey and Ernst Chain to isolate the active ingredient, allowing the "miracle drug" to be developed in the 1940s.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland; Warsaw surrenders to German troops.
Military coup in Damascus ends the Egypt-Syria union known as the United Arab Republic that was formed Feb. 1, 1958.
Roy Lichtenstein's pop art work Whaam!, depicting in comic-book style a US jet shooting down an enemy fighter, is exhibited for the first time; it will become one of the best known examples of pop art.
Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat sign an interim agreement concerning settlement on the Gaza Strip.
Afghanistan's former president (1986-92) Mohammad Najibullah tortured and murdered by the Taliban.