Diocletian is proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor by his soldiers. He had been the commander of the emperor's bodyguard.
Zumbi dos Palmares, the Brazilian leader of a 100-year-old rebel slave group, is killed in an ambush.
Sweden's 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.
Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).
Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.
U.S. Army and Marine soldiers attack the Japanese-held islands of Makin and Tarawa, respectively, in the Central Pacific.
The Nazi war crime trials begin at Nuremberg.
Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.
U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.
The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.
President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT.
South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.
Microsoft Windows 1.0 released.
Fire in England's Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.
First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.