Queen Elizabeth I dies which will bring into power James VI of Scotland.
Charles II of England awards land known as Carolina in North America to eight members of the nobility who assisted in his restoration.
In Germany, the supremely talented Johann Sebastian Bach publishes the Six Brandenburg Concertos.
Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaks to a crowd about emancipation in Cincinnati, Ohio and is pelted by eggs.
Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Vice Admiral Togo sinks seven Russian ships as the Japanese strengthen their blockade of Port Arthur.
The Gestapo rounds up innocent Italians in Rome and shoots them to death in reprisal for a bomb attack that killed 33 German policemen.
Congress proposes limiting the United States presidency to two terms.
Elvis Presley trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues.
The Freedom Marchers, citizens for civil rights, reach Montgomery, Alabama.
Viet Cong ambush a truck convoy in South Vietnam damaging 82 of the 121 trucks.
Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against the NATO presence in Spain.