841 Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat Lothar at Fontenay.
Aurangzeb proclaims himself emperor of the Moghuls in India.
Mexican Indians riot as Jesuit priests are ordered home.
Gustave Flaubert goes on trial for public immorality regarding his novel, Madame Bovary.
The first day of the Seven Days' campaign begins with fighting at Oak Grove, Virginia.
Union troops surrounding Petersburg, Virginia, begin building a mine tunnel underneath the Confederate lines.
The U.S. Congress enacts legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the federal government.
General George A. Custer and over 260 men of the Seventh Cavalry are
wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana.
Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium.
The Greeks take 8,000 Turkish prisoners in Smyrna.
Samuel Gompers is elected head of the American Federation of Labor for the 40th time.
Finland declares war on the Soviet Union.
Ho Chi Minh travels to France for talks on Vietnamese independence.
The Soviet Union tightens its blockade of Berlin by intercepting river barges heading for the city.
North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War.
The Cuban government seizes 2.35 million acres under a new agrarian reform law.
The U.S. Supreme Court bans official prayers in public schools.
President Lyndon Johnson orders 200 naval personnel to Mississippi to assist in finding three missing civil rights workers.
White House Counsel John Dean admits President Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.
Congress approves $100 million in aid to the Contras fighting in