A new law bans Catholic priests from the colony of Massachusetts. The penalty is banishment or death for a second offense.
Charles II and Louis XIV sign a secret treaty in Dover, England, ending hostilities between England and France.
Jacob Leisler, leader of the popular uprising in support of William and Mary's succession to the throne, is executed for treason.
A resolution is passed in the U.S. Congress stating that Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.
The last Confederate army surrenders in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The House Committee on Un-American Activities begins its work of searching for subversives in the United States.
The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk begins.
The civil rights activist group, Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee, is established in Atlanta.