Emperor Constantine refuses to carry out traditional pagan sacrifices.
Charles VI of France issues a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France.
Maximilian II becomes emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Hideyoshi bans Christianity in Japan and orders all Christians to leave.
British forces defeat a French army at Fort Niagara in Canada.
British and American forces fight each other to a standoff at Lundy's Lane, Canada.
China grants Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States.
Gold is discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon, extending the quest for gold up the Pacific coast.
The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress.
Japanese forces sink the British steamer Kowshing which was bringing Chinese reinforcements to Korea.
French aviator Louis Bleriot becomes the first man to fly across the English Channel in an airplane.
Russia declares that it will act to protect Serbian sovereignty.
Greece announces the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.
Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is shot and killed by Nazis.
The U.S. government freezes Japanese and Chinese assets.
Allied forces begin the breakthrough of German lines in Normandy.
The first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born in Oldham, England.
Svetlana Savitskaya becomes first woman to perform a space walk.