The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.
Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.
The first German V-1 buzz-bomb hits London.
Installed by the French, Bao Dai enters Saigon to rule Vietnam.
Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the 1877 U.S. seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.