Indians attack a group of colonists in the James River area of Virginia, killing 350 residents.
Charles II gives large tracts of land from west of the Connecticut River to the east of Delaware Bay in North America to his brother James, the Duke of York.
British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America.
Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.
Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries although slavery remains legal in the United States.
Horace Greeley publishes New Yorker, a weekly literary and news magazine and forerunner of Harold Ross' more successful The New Yorker.
The first international airline service is inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine.
The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment fails to achieve ratification.
The Viet Cong propose a new truce with the United States and South Vietnam, which includes general elections.