Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's new queen, is crowned.
American navy captain James Lawrence, mortally wounded in a naval engagement with the British, exhorts to the crew of his vessel, the Chesapeake, "Don't give up the ship!"
James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, dies.
America begins sending Lend-Lease materials to the Soviet Union.
Charles de Gaulle becomes premier of France.
Governor George Wallace vows to defy an injunction ordering integration of the University of Alabama.