The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English.
Christopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul's Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.
In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fail to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing.
Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
General Douglas MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.
Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.
Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--a disease which wastes muscles.
German General Erwin Rommel captures the port city of Tobruk in North Africa.
Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to American troops.
France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic.
John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.