Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on the island of St. Helena.
Union and Confederate forces clash at the Battle of Williamsburg, part of the Peninsular Campaign.
Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeat troops sent by Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla.
Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earns a flying certificate with the French Air Service.
American Jesse Owens sets the long jump record.
General Joseph Stilwell learns that the Japanese have cut his railway out of China and is forced to lead his troops into India.
173rd Airborne Brigade arrives in Bien Hoa-Vung, Vietnam, the first regular U.S. Army unit deployed to that country.
U.S. Air Force planes hit Nhi Ha, South Vietnam in support of attacking infantrymen.
Pulitzer Prize awarded to Norman Mailer for his 'nonfiction novel' Armies of the Night, an account of the 1967 anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon.
The Sun, Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn align - Earth's moon is also almost in this alignment - leading to Doomsday predictions of massive natural disasters, although such a 'grand confluence' occurs about once in every century.