Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.
Louis XVI promulgates an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants.
The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armee retreats across the Beresina River in Russia.
The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal.
Colonel John M. Chivington's 3rd Colorado Volunteers massacre Black Kettles' camp of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colo.
An Inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions in fraud.
An international commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes is set up to investigate the German economy.
The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.
Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.
The popular children's television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres.
The Metropolitan Opera is televised for the first time as the season opens with "Othello."
The United States announces it will conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit.
Algeria bans the Communist Party.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints Chief Justice Earl Warren head of a commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
Armed forces of the Philippines besiege The Peninsula Manila in response to a mutiny led by Senator Antonio Trillanes.