Leaders of the Mayflower expedition frame the “Mayflower Compact,” designed to bolster unity among the settlers.
Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes make the first free-flight ascent in a balloon to over 500 feet in Paris.
North Carolina ratifies the Constitution, becoming the 12th state to do it.
Franklin Colman, a pro-slavery Missourian, guns down Charles Dow, a Free Stater from Ohio, near Lawrence, Kansas.
From Georgia, Confederate General John B. Hood launches the Franklin-Nashville Campaign into Tennessee.
Motorized omnibuses replace horse-drawn cars in Paris.
In San Juan, President Theodore Roosevelt pledges citizenship for Puerto Rican people.
Cunard liner Mauritania sets a new speed record for steamship travel, 624 nautical miles in a one day run.
Suffragettes storm Parliament in London. All are arrested and all choose prison terms.
German ace Rudolf von Eschwege is killed over Macedonia when he attacks a booby-trapped observation balloon packed with explosives.
The last German troops leave Alsace-Lorraine, France.
Police turn machine guns on striking Colorado mine workers, killing five and wounding 20.
A New York court rules Gloria Vanderbilt unfit for custody of her daughter.
Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes premieres at New York’s Alvin Theatre.
The United Nations grants Libya its independence by 1952.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the air quality act, allotting $428 million for the fight against pollution.
U.S. planes conduct widespread bombing raids in North Vietnam.
US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan
Pollard arrested for spying and passing classified information to
Israel; he received a life sentence on Nov. 1, 1987.
The Justice Department begins an inquiry
into the National Security Council into what will become known as the
The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at
Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio; the agreement,
formally ratified in Paris on Dec. 14, ends the three-and-a-half year
war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel assassinated in Beirut.