John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.
The Sydney Opera House opens.
More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.
World War II: Allied forces launch the first of four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome ...
Chinese Civil War: Battle of Yijiangshan Islands is fought.
Sixty-six people die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.
The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.