Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
A single market within the European Community is introduced.
Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.