Iraq announced that it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
Indira Gandhi assassinated
Death of Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. Succeeded by her son Rajiv Gandhi
US President Lyndon Johnson ordered American troops to cease their bombing of North Vietnam.
Britain and France invade Suez
Sculptures (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln) on Mount Rushmore completed – started in 1927
Death of Harry Houdini
Death of John Bradshaw, English judge who presided over the trial and execution of Charles I. (His body was hanged and beheaded in 1660)
Martin Luther fixes his 95 theses on church door at Wittenburg – regarded as start of the Reformation