Guy Fawkes is betrayed and arrested in an attempt to blow up the British Parliament in the "Gunpowder Plot." Ever since, England has celebrated Guy Fawkes Day.
The Iroquois League signs a peace treaty with the French, vowing not to wage war with other tribes under French protection.
William Johnson, the northern Indian Commissioner, signs a treaty with the Iroquois Indians to acquire much of the land between the Tennessee and Ohio rivers for future settlement.
President Abraham Lincoln relieves General George McClellan of command of the Union armies and names Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside commander of the Army of the Potomac.
Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.
Calbraith P. Rodgers ends first transcontinental flight--49 days from New York to Pasadena, Calif.
Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel Babbit.
Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first elected African American woman to serve in the House of Representatives.
Andre Dallaire's attempt to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is foiled when the minister's wife locks the door.
Former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein, along with Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, is sentenced to death for the massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims in 1982.
The deadliest mass shooting at a US military installation occurs at Fort Hood, Texas, when US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29.