Voters in California passed Proposition 227, requiring that all schoolchildren be taught in English.
Death of Adolphus 'Doc' Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter
25 of Britains most senior MI5 and SAS intelligence and counter-terrorism experts died when their RAF helicopter crashed on the Mull of Kintyre
Israeli ambassador, Shlomo Argov, was shot and seriously wounded in London
Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit a Communist country when he visited his native Poland
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Birth of Mark Elder, Musical Director Halle Orchestra
Alfred Deakin became Prime Minister of Australia for the 3rd time
Guglielmo Marconi receives a British patent (later disputed) for the radio
Death of Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian nationalist
Birth of Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist
Gordon Riots began in London following the introduction of a Roman Catholic relief measure.
Birth of Marquis de Sade
The trial of Bridget Bishop starts, the first of the Salem witches to be prosecuted. She was executed on June 10th.
The Vandals sacked Rome in an orgy of violence that went on for 2 weeks and marked the end of the Western Empire.