Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay's Rebellion.
The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament.
Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.
Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes.
The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River.
Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.
Khrushchev says that he believes that Eisenhower is sincere in his efforts to abolish war.
Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress, announces candidacy for president.
President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station.