British and Spanish naval forces engage at the Battle of Havana during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
The Sydney Opera House opens.
Chinese Civil War: Battle of Yijiangshan Islands is fought.
Sixty-six people die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
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 ...
More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.
World War I: South African troops land in German South West Africa.