In command of two frigates, the Frenchman la Perouse sails east from Botany Bay for the last lap of his voyage around the world.
General John Hunt Morgan begins four days of raids near the city of Gallatin, Tenn.
The Red River Campaign begins as the Union forces reach Alexandria, La.
Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, appears before a judge for altering cattle brands.
General John Pershing and his 15,000 troops chase Pancho Villa into Mexico.
Almost four years after the end of World War II, clothes rationing in Great Britain ends.
French General de Lattre demands that Paris send him more troops for the fight in Indochina.
The first performance of My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, takes place on Broadway.
President Lyndon Johnson names Ellsworth Bunker as the new ambassador to Saigon. Bunker replaces Lodge.