Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army.
King Manuel II was overnthrown in a revolution and Portugal became a republic.
The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
In the first televised White House address, President Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries.
Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Beatles released their first hit, "Love Me Do," in Britain.
Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and its director were acquitted of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs.
Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers.