Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal destroy a Roman army under consul Gaius Flaminius in a battle at Lake Trasimene in central Italy.
Explorer John Cabot lands in North America in present-day Canada.
Henry VIII is crowned King of England.
Margaret Brent, demands a voice and a vote for herself in the Maryland colonial assembly.
King Philip's War begins.
Napoleon crosses the Neman River and invades Russia.
At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of the Three Sovereigns, the French army, led by Napoleon III, defeats the Austrian army under Franz Joseph I.
Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Harvard University.
Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria following border disputes over Macedonia and Thrace.
President Franklin Roosevelt pledges all possible support to the Soviet Union.
Royal Air Force Bombers hammer Muelheim, Germany, in a drive to cripple the Ruhr industrial base.
The Soviet Union begins the Berlin Blockade, America responds with the Berlin Airlift.
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announce their engagement.
The Federal Trade Commission announces that, starting in 1965, cigarette makers must include warning labels about the harmful effects of smoking.
The U.S. Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution