The Duke of Biron is executed in Paris for conspiring with Spain and Savoy against King Henry IV of France.
Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in Virginia by Indians, during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists.
Liberals led by the Marquis de Lafayette seize Paris in opposition to the king's restrictions on citizens' rights.
Adolf Hitler becomes the president of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis).
After delivering parts of the first atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, the U.S.S. Indianapolis is sunk by a Japanese submarine. The survivors are adrift for two days before help arrives.
A US federal court strikes down the child protection portion of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, calling it too broad.