Start of Congestion Charge for traffic entering central London
The Sino-Vietnamese War began. China invaded Vietnam in response to the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) was founded in London
Pope Pius XII declared Saint Clare of Assisi the patron saint of television .
John Logie Baird demonstrated an experimental large-screen colour TV at the Dominion Theatre, London.
Death of Siegbert Tarrasch, German doctor and world-class chess player and teacher, noted for his books on chess theory
Birth of Alan Bates, award-winning British stage and film actor
Newsweek magazine was first published in the USA
The Blaine Act was passed, ending Prohibition in the United States .
Death of Geronimo, Native American Apache leader
First sinking of a warship by a submarine. The H L Hunley sank the USS Housatonic - a Pyrrhic victory as the Hunley then sank as well.
The International Committee for Relief to the Wounded was founded by a group of residence of Geneva. I eventually became what we now know as the Red Cross.
Verdis opera Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) was performed for the first time, in Rome
Death of Ferdinand I, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Battle of Ancrum Moor
Death of Emperor Jovian; died in his tent whilst en-route to Constatinople - a suspicious ending of his life.