Christopher Columbus discovers Antigua during his second expedition.
The Englishman Richard Chancellor is drowned off Aberdeenshire on his return from a second voyage to Russia.
All Dutch-held areas of New York are returned to English control by the treaty of Westminster.
U.S. Marine Corps founded.
In the last battle of the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark attacks Indians and Loyalists at Chillicothe, in Ohio Territory.
Henry M. Stanley finds Dr. Livingstone at Ujiji near Unyanyembe in Africa.
Little Bighorn participant Major Marcus Reno is caught window-peeping at the daughter of his commanding officer—an offense for which he will be courtmartialed.
President Taft ends a 15,000-mile, 57-day speaking tour.
The Imperial government of China retakes Nanking.
Forty-one US suffragettes are arrested protesting outside the White House.
Fascist Italy enacts anti-Semitic legislation.
Churchill promises to join the U.S. "within the hour" in the event of war with Japan.
Admiral Jean Darlan orders French forces in North Africa to cease resistance to the Anglo-American forces.
U.S. Supreme Court upholds the decision barring segregation on interstate railways.
Andrew Hatcher is named associate press secretary to President John F. Kennedy.
Eleanor Roosevelt is buried, she had died three days earlier.
Australia begins a draft to fulfill its commitment in Vietnam.
The PBS children's program Sesame Street debuts.
Two women are tarred and feathered in Belfast for dating British soldiers, while in Londonderry, Northern Ireland a Catholic girl is also tarred and feathered for her intention of marrying a British soldier.
Hijackers divert a jet to Detroit, demanding $10 million and ten parachutes.
The iron ore freighter Edmund Fitzgerald breaks in half and sinks at the eastern end of Lake Superior--all 29 crew members perish.
President Ronald Reagan refuses to reveal details of the Iran arms sale.
German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall.
WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a merger, the largest in US history up to that time.
NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after losing communications with the lander, five months after it began its exploration on the surface of Mars.
North Korean and South Korean ships skirmish off Daecheon Island.