Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and invades Italy.
Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.
Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an allied army at the Battle of Laon, France.
The treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo is signed which ends the United States' war with Mexico.
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying "Watson, come here. I need you."
New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.
The Boers of South Africa score their last victory over the British, capturing British General Methuen and 200 men.
Prussia lifts its Nazi ban, Adolf Hitler is allowed to speak in public.
North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.
President Dwight Eisenhower calls Senator Joseph McCarthy a peril to the Republican Party.
James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.
The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Buon Ma Thout, the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.
Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.