Thales of Greece makes the first known prediction of a solar eclipse.
Alfonso VI takes Toledo, Spain from the Muslims.
The Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.
Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain.
Jose Justo de Urquiza of Argentina leads a rebellion against Juan Manuel de Rosas, his former ally.
Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, resigns his office.
The British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule.
John Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwinian theory in school.
Jesse Owens sets six world records in less than an hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Jordan gains independence from Britain.
The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada.