1573 Henry of Anjou becomes the first elected king of Poland.
French and English navies battle at Bantry Bay.
In the first major engagement of King William's War, British troops from
Massachusetts seize Port Royal in Acadia (Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick) from the French.
French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army at Fontenoy.
The Columbia River is discovered by Captain Robert Gray.
British prime Minster Spencer Perceval is shot by a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.
Indian mutineers seize Delhi.
Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
Giuseppe Garibaldi lands at Marsala, Sicily.
Confederates scuttle the CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia.
Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern.
Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.
The siege of Khe Sanh ends, the base is still in American hands.