The French capture Bergen-op-Zoom, consolidating their occupation of Austrian Flanders in the Netherlands.
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee.
Robert Younger, in Minnesota's Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.
Some 50,000 "Sooners" claim land in the Cherokee Strip during the first day of the Oklahoma land rush.
Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
The Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands is raided by American bombers.
The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur's troops heading south from Inchon.
South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army.
Limited amnesty is offered to Vietnam-era draft resisters who would now swear allegiance to the United States and perform two years of public service.
Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.
An earthquake estimated to be as strong as 7.9 on the Richter scale kills 25,000 people in Iran.
The trial of Manuel Noriega, deposed dictator of Panama, begins in the United States.
Britain's government lifts the 1988 broadcasting ban against member of Ireland's Sinn Fein and Irish paramilitary groups.