Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.
The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.
The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.
France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.
Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.