The French explorer La Salle is murdered by his own men while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
On the death of William III of Orange, Anne Stuart, sister of Mary, succeeds to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Jim Currie opens fire on the actors Maurice Barrymore and Ben Porter near Marshall, Texas. His shots wound Barrymore and kill Porter.
The First Aero Squadron takes off from Columbus, NM to join Gen. John J. Pershing and his Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico.
The Adamson Act, eight hour day for railroad workers, is ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Senate rejects the Versailles Treaty for the second time.
Adolf Hitler orders a scorched-earth policy for his retreating German armies in the west and east.
Chiang Kai-Shek's government forces take control of Yenan, the former headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party.
The Soviet People's Council signs the constitution of the German Democratic Republic, and declares that the North Atlantic Treaty is merely a war weapon.
In Costa Rica, President John F. Kennedy and six Latin American presidents pledge to fight Communism.