Joan of Arc leads French forces to victory over English at Orleans.
Yokut Indians repel a second attack by the 'Petticoat Rangers,' a band of civilian Indian fighters at Four Creeks, California.
As the French army races to support them and the Austrian army mobilizes to oppose them, 150,000 Piedmontese troops invade Piedmontese territory.
The Maryland House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union.
Irish nationalists surrender to the British in Dublin.
Construction of the Spirit of St. Louis is completed.
The film All Quiet on the Western Front, based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel Im Western Nichts Neues, premiers.
The Nazi concentration camp of Dachau is liberated by Allied troops.
Former Japanese leaders are indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.
The U.S. embassy in Vietnam is evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fight their way into Saigon.