The first Parliament for five years opens in England and the Commons put forward bills against abuses amongst the clergy and in the church courts.
Thomas Paine is released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He was arrested for having offended the Robespierre faction.
A poorly trained Egyptian army, led by British General William Hicks, marches toward El Obeid in the Sudan—straight into a Mahdist ambush and massacre.
Walker Evans, photographer best known for his Great Depression photos for the Farmers Security Administration (FSA).
The German fleet at Kiel mutinies. This is the first act leading to Germany's capitulation in World War I.
Milk drivers on strike dump thousands of gallons of milk onto New York City's streets to protest the drink's varying prices on the market.
Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the slain president John F. Kennedy, is elected as a senator from New York.
For the first time, residents of Washington, D.C., are allowed to vote in the U.S. presidential election.
The Battle of Dak To begins in Vietnam's Central Highlands; actually a series of engagements, the battle would continue through Nov. 22.
U.S. President Richard Nixon, speaking on TV and radio, asks the "silent majority" of the American people to support his policies and the continuing war effort in Vietnam.
Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis kill five and wound seven members of the Communist Workers Party during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, NC; the incident becomes known as the Greensboro Massacre.
The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports the U.S. has secretly been selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages being held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon, in what later became known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
Arkansas Governor Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton is elected 42nd president of the United States.