The Godiva procession, commemorating Lady Godiva's legendary ride while naked, becomes part of the Coventry Fair.
At the Battle of Fair Oaks, Union General George B. McClellan defeats Confederates outside of Richmond.
The Boer War ends with the Treaty of Vereeniging.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) holds its first conference.
The 17th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for direct election of senators, is ratified.
Adolf Eichmann, the former SS commander, is hanged near Tel Aviv, Israel.
Israel and Syria sign an agreement on the Golan Heights.
President Ronald Reagan arrives in Moscow, the first American president to do so in 14 years.