The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
World War I: First aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality.
Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
Suffrage is extended to women in France.
The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You", is released in the United Kingdom.
Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
The Chilean opposition coalition Concertación (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.
An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.