Pope Gelasius asserts that his authority is superior to Emperor Anastasius.
French forces in Florida slaughter hundreds of Spanish.
Macon B. Allen becomes the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.
France declares war on Austria.
U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua.
The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retake Dai Do complex in Vietnam, only to find the North Vietnamese have evacuated the area.
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.
A British submarine sinks Argentina's only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.