Otto I invades Italy and is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
Columbus begins the practice of using Indians as slaves.
All eight members of a Jesuit mission in Virginia are murdered by Indians who pretended to be their friends.
Charles I is crowned King of England. Fierce internal struggles between the monarchy and Parliament characterized 17th century English politics.
The Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo formally ends the Mexican War.
Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers rob citizens, burn a railroad depot and steal horses from Midway, Kentucky.
The press agencies Havas, Reuter and Wolff sign an agreement whereby between them they can cover the whole world.
Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis agree to form baseball's American League.
The Germans stop an Allied attack at Anzio, Italy.