Christopher Columbus leaves on his third voyage of exploration.
The Peace of Ardes ends the war between France and England.
The Pennsylvania Assembly bans the importation of slaves.
Daniel Boone sights present-day Kentucky.
The United Colonies change their name to the United States.
Mexico City is captured by French troops.
The Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.
Professor Pierre Curie reveals the discovery of Polonium.
The first vessel passes through the Panama Canal.
Over 7,000 war veterans march on Washington, D.C., demanding their bonus pay for service in World War I.
In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines sweep an area 10 miles northwest of Da Nang in South Vietnam.
Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroy Iraq's only nuclear reactor.
The Organization of African Unity formally admits South Africa as its fifty-third member.