Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reach Sofia in Hungary.
William III defeats the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.
British Admiral Lord Nelson loses his right eye at the siege of Calvi, in Corsica.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposes a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.
The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reports that there is a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman and two others are convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection with the Watergate scandal.
Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale chooses Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate.