The English under Cromwell defeat a superior Scottish army under David Leslie at the Battle of Dunbar.
The American flag (stars & stripes), approved by Congress on June 14th, is carried into battle for the first time by a force under General William Maxwell.
The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.
General William Harney defeats Little Thunder's Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska.
The first professional American football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania between the Latrobe Young Men's Christian Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe wins 12-0.
The French capital is moved from Paris to Bordeaux as the Battle of the Marne begins.
The British passenger ship Athenia is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic, with 30 Americans among those killed. American Secretary of State Cordell Hull warns Americans to avoid travel to Europe unless absolutely necessary.
General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Baguio.
Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North Vietnam, dies.
The unmanned US spacecraft Viking 2 lands on Mars, takes first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.
US begins shipping military aircraft and weapons to Columbia for use against that country's drug lords.
Russia and China sign a demarcation agreement to end dispute over a stretch of their border and agree they will no longer target each other with nuclear weapons.