An allegedly 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
Reports surface that the FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
Microsoft releases Windows ME.
End of Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.
Panic of 1873: The U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures.
Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto
The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.