John Sobieski becomes Poland's first king.
Parliament passes the Coercive Acts to punish the colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. The acts close the port of Boston.
A force of Austrians collide with Piedmontese cavalry at the village of Montebello, in northern Italy.
Levi Strauss begins marketing blue jeans with copper rivets.
The U.S. military occupation of Cuba ends.
Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York for Paris.
Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman fly solo across the Atlantic.
In South Vietnam, troops of the 101st Airborne Division reach the top of Hill 937 after nine days of fighting entrenched North Vietnamese forces.