A Spanish force invading Georgia runs headlong into the colony's British defenders. The battle decides the fate of a colony.
American troops give up Fort Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, to the British.
Thomas Paine defends the principal of universal suffrage at the Constitutional Convention in Paris.
Czar Alexander meets with Napoleon Bonaparte.
Sir Walter Scott's novel Waverley is published anonymously so as not to damage his reputation as a poet.
Afrikaans is recognized as one of the official languages of South Africa, along with English and Dutch.
Although a neutral country, the United States sends troops to occupy Iceland to keep it out of Germany's hands.
Adolf Hitler makes the V-2 missile program a top priority in armament planning.
The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Hasting to drive the North Vietnamese Army back across the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam.
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.