King John submits to the Pope, offering to make England and Ireland papal fiefs. Pope Innocent III lifts the interdict of 1208.
Following the resignation of Lord Townshend, Robert Walpole becomes the sole minister in the English cabinet.
Napoleon enters the Lombardian capital of Milan in triumph.
The U.S. Congress designates the slave trade a form of piracy.
At the Battle of New Market, Virginia Military Institute cadets repel a Union attack.
Emily Dickinson dies in Amherst, Mass., where she had lived in seclusion for the previous 24 years.
Pfc. Henry Johnson and Pfc. Needham Roberts receive the Croix de Guerre for their services in World War I. They are the first Americans to win France's highest military medal.
U.S. Marines relieve army troops in Nhi Ha, South Vietnam after a fourteen-day battle.
Gov. George Wallace is shot by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland.
The merchant ship Mayaguez is recaptured from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.