Jacques Cartier sails into the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in Canada.
Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke begins working in Union hospitals.
At the Battle of Brandy Station in Virginia, Union and Confederate cavalries clash in the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War.
King Edward VII of England becomes first British monarch to visit Russia, meeting with Czar Nicholas II in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.
William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.
The Japanese high command announces that "The Midway Occupation operations have been temporarily postponed."
Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declares that Japan will fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.
After several unsuccessful attacks on French colonial troops, North Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap orders Viet Minh to withdraw from the Red River Delta.
At the Army-McCarthy hearings, attorney Joseph Welch asks Senator Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency?"
American advisor John Paul Vann is killed in a helicopter accident in Vietnam.