The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill: A Confederate advance into Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Union Army. General John Bell Hood is angered, which leads to the Battle of Franklin.
Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.
Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.