Otto organizes his nobles and defeats the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld in Germany.
King Francis of France declares that all official documents are to be written in French, not Latin.
The Swedish warship Vasa capsizes and sinks in Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage.
William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, is the first to use the term "Old Glory" in connection with the American flag, when he gives that name to a large flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett.
The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington through the bequest of James Smithson.
The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.
English jockey Sir Gordon Richards retires with a world-record total of 4,870 victories, later broken by Johnny Longden of the United States. Richards was the first jockey ever to be knighted.
NASA launches Discoverer 13 satellite; it would become the first object ever recovered from orbit.
Rocker Jim Morrison tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior." Although convicted and sentenced to jail, he was free on bond while his case was being appealed when he dies in Paris, July 3, 1971.
David Frost purchases the exclusive rights to interview Richard Nixon.
US and Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord, guaranteeing Panama would have control of the canal after 1999.
The last British troops leave Hong Kong. After 156 years of British rule, the island is returned to China.
For the first time ever, temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit when thermometers hit 101.3 F (38.5 Celsius) at Kent.