Marie Antoinette marries future King Louis XVI of France.
The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and England sets up the Afghan state.
The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood.
A specially trained and equipped Royal Air Force squadron destroys two river dams in Germany.
Chinese Communist Forces launch second phase of the Chinese Spring Offensive in the Korean War and gain up to 20 miles of territory.
A Big Four summit in Paris collapses because of the American U-2 spy plane affair.
After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury.