The fortress at Osaka, Japan, falls to Shogun Leyasu after a six-month siege.
Parliamentary forces capture King Charles I and hold him prisoner.
The Freemasons are founded in London.
Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain.
British troops capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Tripoli is forced to conclude peace with the United States after a conflict over tribute.
The French army, under Napoleon III, takes Magenta from the Austrian army.
Gold is discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.
French and American troops halt Germany's offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.
The British complete the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk.
In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.
The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.
Allied troops liberate Rome.
Juan Peron is installed as Argentina's president.
North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.
The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.
Black activist Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.