Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is executed.
Indians, led by William Butler, massacre the inhabitants of Cherry Valley, N.Y.
Nat Turner, a slave who led a revolt against slave owners, is hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia.
Washington becomes the 42nd state of the Union.
Construction begins on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
The German leaders sign the armistice ending World War I.
The first two-minutes' silence is observed in Britain to commemorate those who died in the Great War.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery is dedicated.
Canada's Vernon McKenzie urges to fight U.S. propaganda with taxes on U.S. magazines.
The first of the great dust storms of the 1930s hits North Dakota.
Albert Anderson and Orvil Anderson set a new altitude record in South Dakota, when they float to 74,000 feet in a balloon.
Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" is performed for the first time by singer Kate Smith.
Britain's Royal Navy attacks the Italian fleet at Taranto.
Private Eddie Slovik is convicted of desertion and sentenced to death for refusing to join his unit in the European Theater of Operations.
The polio virus is identified and photographed for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The United States launches Gemini 12, a two-man orbiter, into orbit.
U.S. Army Special Forces raid the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam but find no prisoners.
Israel and Egypt sign a cease-fire.
The Soviet Union is kicked out of World Cup soccer for refusing to play Chile.
An unidentified buyer buys Vincent Van Gogh's painting "Irises" from the estate of Joan Whitney Payson for $53.9 million at Sotheby's in New York.
Sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
House of Lords Act reforming Britain's House of Lords, given Royal Assent; the act removed the right to hereditary seats (sitting members were permitted to remain).
Journalists Pierre Billaud (France), Johanne Sutton (France) and Voker Handloik (Germany) killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy in which they were traveling.
Palestine Liberation organization confirms the death of its longtime chairman Yasser Arafat; cause of death has never been conclusively determined.
New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Museum, Wellington.
Queen Elizabeth II unveils New Zealand War Memorial in London.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)sets sail on her final voyage, bound for Dubai.