The Treasury Department, headed by Alexander Hamilton, is created in New York City.
The Maltese people revolt against the French occupation, forcing the French troops to take refuge in the citadel of Valletta in Malta.
In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
Sir Herbert Kitchener leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.
Vietnam declares its independence and Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaims himself its first president.
Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.
Alabama Governor George Wallace calls state troopers to Tuskegee High School to prevent integration.
The US gets its first half-hour TV weeknight national news broadcast when CBS Evening News expands from 15 to 30 minutes.
Joseph W. Hatcher of Tallahassee, Florida, becomes the state's first African-American supreme court justice since Reconstruction.
The Philippine government and Muslim rebels sign a pact, formally ending a 26-year long insurgency.
Jean Paul Akayesu, former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, found guilty of nine counts of genocide by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.