Union troops defeat Confederate forces at Philippi, in western Virginia
Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia.
The classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat," written by Ernest L. Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
In Italy, dictator Benito Mussolini grants women the right to vote.
A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops.
Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to walk in space when he exits the Gemini 4 space capsule.
74 American sailors die when the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans was cut in two by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.
Charles Colson, an aide to President Richard Nixon, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice.