Castilian sailors in Barcelona, Spain set fire to a Jewish ghetto, killing 100 people and setting off four days of violence against Jews.
A peace treaty with Tripoli--which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis--brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War.
The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama.
The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.
The German army completes taking 410,000 Russian prisoners in the Uman and Smolensk pockets in the Soviet Union.
The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas.
President Richard Nixon admits he ordered a cover-up for political as well as national security reasons.
President Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers.