An act of supremacy defines Queen Elizabeth I as the supreme governor of the church of England.
The first major battle of the Mexican War is fought at Palo Alto, Texas.
General 'Stonewall' Jackson repulses the Federals at the Battle of McDowell, in the Shenendoah Valley.
Union troops arrive at Spotsylvania Court House to find the Confederates waiting for them.
Mahatma Gandhi—actual name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi—begins a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.
German commandos in Dutch uniforms cross the Dutch border to hold bridges for the advancing German army.
The Battle of the Coral Sea between the Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy ends.
The final surrender of German forces is celebrated as VE (Victory Europe) day.
President Dwight Eisenhower orders the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green becomes the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.