The Duke of Somerset leads the English to a resounding victory over the Scots at Pinkie Cleugh.
Sevastopol, under siege for nearly a year, capitulates to the Allies during the Crimean War.
Confederates at Carnifex Ferry, Virginia, fall back after being attacked by Union troops. The action is instrumental in helping preserve western Virginia for the Union.
The six-day Battle of the Marne ends, halting the German advance into France.
In response to a dispute with Yugoslavia, Mussolini mobilizes Italian troops on Serb front.
Jomo Kenyatta returns to Kenya from exile, during which he had been elected president of the Kenya National African Union.
Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica is returned to Spain and installed in Madrid's Prado Museum. Picasso stated in his will that the painting was not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy was restored.
Contestant Charles Ingram cheats on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, wins 1 million pounds.
Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister of Pakistan, returns after 7 years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator—described as the biggest scientific experiment in history—is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.