Sixteen year old Otto III is crowned the Roman Emperor.
King Henry VI is killed in the Tower of London. Edward IV takes the throne.
Christopher Columbus dies.
The Reformation is officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland.
Present-day Martha's Vineyard is first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
Paris is divided into 48 zones.
The Democratic party holds its first national convention.
Lawrence, Kansas is captured and sacked by pro-slavery forces.
Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.
British forces attack German General Erwin Rommel's 7th Panzer Division at Arras, slowing his blitzkrieg of France.
The first U.S. ship, the S.S. Robin Moor, is sunk by a U-boat.
The U.S. Eighth Army counterattacks to drive the Communist Chinese and North Koreans out of South Korea.
Governor John Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery, Alabama.
The U.S. National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
In Madras, India, a suicide bomber kills the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.