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
American Revolutionary War: The British Army abandons Philadelphia.
The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
While on tour with the Kirov Ballet in Paris, Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union
The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
Falklands War: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley conditionally surrender to British forces.
Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.