A band of rampaging settlers in California kill four Yokut Indians. The settlers had heard unproven rumors of Yokut atrocities.
Britain's King Edward VII meets with Kaiser Wilhelm II to protest the growth of the German navy.
The German submarine U-73 attacks a Malta-bound British convoy and sinks HMS Eagle, one of the world's first aircraft carriers.
A small clash between the California Highway Patrol and two black youths sets off six days of rioting in the Watts area of Los Angeles.
The last U.S. ground forces withdraw from Vietnam.
Carl Lewis wins four Olympic gold medals, tying the record Jesse Owens set in 1936.
Troops from Egypt and Morocco arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the international operation to prevent Iraq from invading.
NATO assumes command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, its first major operation outside Europe.
Temperatures rise to 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius); over 140 people die in the heat wave.