Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decides to back the French Revolution.
Great Britain signs the Treaty of Orebro, making peace with Russia and Sweden.
Uruguay adopts a liberal constitution.
The Ballot Act is passed in Great Britain, providing for secret election ballots.
Inventor Thomas Edison records the human voice for the first time.
Ethiopian King Haile Selassie urges his countrymen to fight to the last man against the invading Italian army.
The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, makes its first flight.
New Zealand and Australia announce they will pull their troops out of Vietnam.
In Buenos Aires, a massive car bomb kills 96 people.