In protest over the stamp tax, American colonists sack and burn the home of Massachusetts governor Thomas Hutchinson.
The "Tom Thumb" steam locomotive runs its famous race with a horse-drawn car. The horse wins because the engine, which had been ahead, breaks down.
The National Park Service is established as part of the Department of the Interior.
The first parachute wedding ceremony is performed by Rev. Homer Tomlinson at the New York City World's Fair for Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward. The minister, bride and groom, best man, maid of honor and four musicians were all suspended from parachutes.
President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
Mayumi Moriyama, formerly head of Japan's Environmental Agency, becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary
Croatian War of Independence: Battle of Vukovar begins, an 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces.