English Admiral Robert Blake fights his last battle when he destroys the Spanish fleet in Santa Cruz Bay.
Ottawa Chief Pontiac is murdered by an Indian in Cahokia.
Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria.
Robert E. Lee resigns from the U.S. Army.
The first National League game is played at Chicago's Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park. The park was renamed Cubs Park in 1920 and Wrigley Field, for the Chicago Cubs owner, in 1926.
Pierre Laval, the premier of Vichy France, in a radio broadcast, establishes a policy of "true reconciliation with Germany."
General Douglas MacArthur addresses a joint session of Congress after being relieved by President Harry Truman.
Operation Little Switch begins in Korea, the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war.
The New Orleans Citizens Committee gives free one-way ride to blacks to move North.
U.S. planes bomb Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War.