Benjamin Franklin, U.S. patriot, diplomat, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, died in Philadelphia.
The Sino-Japanese War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
Daffy Duck made his debut in Porky's Duck Hunt.
Supported by the U.S. government, 1,500 exiles made the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.
Geraldine Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world.
Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.
The Apollo 13 astronauts safely splashed down after their near-disastrous flight.
Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, ending the five year Cambodian war.