Some 300 American troops of the 6th Infantry leave Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, to confront the Sauk Indians in what would become known as the Black Hawk War.
In the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana, Federals are routed by Confederate Gen. Richard Taylor.
British General Horatio Kitchener defeats the Khalifa, leader of the dervishes in Sudan, at the Battle of Atbara.
The Soviets open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.
President Truman orders the seizure of U.S. steel mills to prevent a strike.
Bay of Pigs invaders get thirty years imprisonment in Cuba.
Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's record.