Russia and Turkey sign a treaty by which they promise to take no military action in the Crimea.
The first monthly installment of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens is published in London.
The first electric street lights ever installed by a municipality are turned on in Wabash, Indiana.
To relieve rampant unemployment, Congress authorizes the Civilian Conservation Corps .
Britain and France agree to support Poland if Germany threatens to invade.
Germany begins a counter offensive in North Africa.
The United States and Britain bar a Soviet supported provisional regime in Warsaw from entering the U.N. meeting in San Francisco.
Winston Churchill declares that the A-bomb was the only thing that kept the Soviet Union from taking over Europe.
The siege of Dien Bien Phu, the last French outpost in Vietnam, begins after the Viet Minh realize it cannot be taken by direct assault.
The South African government declares a state of emergency after demonstrations lead to the deaths of more than 50 Africans.
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.
U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, the first since September 1968.