In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law.
General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.
Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen coming out of a restaurant in Bloomingfield Hills, Michigan.
King Hussein dissolves Jordan's Parliament, surrenders Jordan's claims to the West Bank to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees.
The last of the uniquely shaped "old style" Volkswagen Beetles rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.