Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.
Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, receives the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded, for his solo trans-Atlantic flight.
William Beebe, of the New York Zoological Society, dives to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda, in a diving chamber called a bathysphere.
The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ends in failure.
The Italian Air Force bombs the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.
U.S. carrier-based planes attack Japanese airfields on Guam , Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.