St. Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
St. Agapitus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil.
Henry VIII ascends to the throne of England upon the death of his father, Henry VII.
Spain and Portugal divide the eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of Saragossa.
The Peace of Fussen is signed.
The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land.
In the first action of the Spanish-American War, the USS Nashville, takes on a Spanish ship.
British naval forces attempt to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeebrugge.
Egypt signs treaty of friendship with Iraq.
Allies launch major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea.
The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television.
Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto "In God We Trust."
Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.
In Africa, Rwandan troops kill thousands of Hutu refugees in Kibeho.