1556 Henry II of France and Philip of Spain sign the truce of Vaucelles.
A ship from Bristol, the Lyon, arrives with provisions for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Martinique, a major French base in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, surrenders to the British.
Sweden recognizes U.S. independence.
The first Pacific Coast newspaper, Oregon Spectator, is published.
Federal forces occupy Jackson, Miss.
The three-day Battle of Hatcher's Run, Va., begins.
The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty,
giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not
to fortify it.
U.S. Congress nullifies President Woordrow Wilson's veto of the Immigration Act; literacy tests are required.
The Soviets proclaim separation of church and state.
The Reader's Digest begins publication in New York.
William Larned's steel-framed tennis racquet gets its first test.
American and French troops destroy German forces in the Colmar Pocket in France.
The Soviet Union and Great Britain reject terms for an American trusteeship over Japanese Pacific Isles.
New York adopts three-colored traffic lights.
The Soviets launch Sputnik V, the heaviest satellite to date at 7.1 tons.
U.S. troops divide Viet Cong at Hue while the Saigon government claims they will arm loyal citizens.
Two Apollo 14 astronauts walk on the moon.
It is reported that the United States has agreed to sell 42 F-4 Phantom jets to Israel.
Patty Hearst is kidnapped at gunpoint.
U.S. halts a loan to Chile in protest over human rights abuses.