John Cabot returns to England after his first successful journey to the Labrador coast.
The CSS Alabama captures the USS Sea Bride near the Cape of Good Hope.
Martha Turner is murdered by an unknown assailant, believed to be Jack the Ripper, in London, England.
The Japanese army in Korea surrounds a Russian army retreating to Manchuria.
Ellen Louise Wilson, the first wife of the twenty-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson, dies of Bright's disease.
A Massachusetts high court hears the final plea from Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italians convicted of murder.
Atlanta Braves' right fielder Hank Aaron hits his 660th and 661st home runs, setting the Major League record for most home runs by a player for a single franchise.
A melee that became known as the Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City leads to NYPD reforms.
Pope John Paul II publishes "Veritatis splendor encyclical," regarding fundamentals of the Catholic Church's role in moral teachings.