Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.
Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.
U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.