John Calvin, one of the dominant figures of the Protestant Reformation, dies in Geneva.
Achsah Young becomes the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.
Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.
Americans capture Fort George, Canada.
The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.
A U.S. Navy seaplane completes the first transatlantic flight.
The Supreme Court declares President Franklin Roosevelt's National Recovery Act unconstitutional.
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens.
The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by British naval and air forces.
German General Erwin Rommel begins a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.
A military coup overthrows the democratic government of Turkey.
Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Florida.
President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid Brezhnev sign an arms reduction agreement.
The international war crimes tribunal indicts Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for war atrocities.