Death of Alice Faye, American actress .
Death of Freya Stark, British travel writer .
The new Australian Parliament House in Canberra was opened by the Queen.
Syria threatened to send troops into southern Beirut to halt the fighting in the slums.
Syrian Arab Republic
The body of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was found in a car in the centre of Rome, following his abduction on 16th March.
Death of Louis II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco. (Succeeded by Prince Rainier III)
Channel Islands liberated
Canberra becomes Federal Capital of Australia (Government moved in on this date; construction had begun in 1913)
Thomas Blood caught stealing the Crown Jewels
Battle of Auldearn
England and Portugal sign the Treaty of Windsor
Lincoln Cathedral consecrated