Britain passes the Coercive Act against rebellious Massachusetts.
A group of Copperheads attack Federal soldiers in Charleston, Illinois. Five are killed and twenty wounded.
Automobile owners lobby Congress in support of a bill that calls for vehicle licensing and federal registration.
The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded, Great Britain's first official service women.
English novelist Virginia Woolf throws herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body will not be found until April 18.
The Italian fleet is routed by the British at the Battle of Battle of Cape Matapan
A British ship, the HMS Campbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in France, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship Tirpitz.
The U.S. Air Force announces research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.
Dwight D. Eisenhower dies at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.