Aeroflot Flight 8641 crashes in Mazyr, Belarus, killing 132 people.
The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
The first Grand Prix motor race is held at Le Mans.
The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.
The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.
U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about illegally using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.
Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne
Garfield’s first comic strip, originally published locally as Jon in 1976, goes into nationwide syndication