Roman and barbarian warriors halt Attila's army at the Catalaunian Plains in eastern France.
Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent.
The paddle-wheel steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, England, after a voyage of 27 days and 11 hours--the first steamship to successfully cross the Atlantic.
18-year-old Victoria is crowned Queen of England.
President Abraham Lincoln admits West Virginia into the Union as the 35th state.
On the way to the Philippines to fight the Spanish, the U.S. Navy seizes the island of Guam.
Charlotte M. Manye of South Africa becomes the first native African to graduate from an American University.
The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow.
General William Westmoreland succeeds General Paul Harkins as head of the U.S. forces in Vietnam.
Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of refusing induction into the American armed services.
NATO declares an official end to its bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.