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– Joan of Arc is be­at­i­fied in Rome.

– The Cu­nard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 sur­vivors from the RMS Ti­tanic to New York City.

– French pi­lot Roland Gar­ros is shot down and glides to a land­ing on the Ger­man side of the lines dur­ing World War I.

– Si­mon & Schus­ter pub­lishes the first crossword puzzle book.

– World War II: The Doolit­tle Raid on Ja­pan. Tokyo, Yoko­hama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.

– World War II: Oper­a­tion Vengeance, Ad­mi­ral Isoroku Ya­mamoto is killed when his air­craft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Is­land.

– The In­ter­na­tional Court of Jus­tice holds its in­au­gu­ral meet­ing in The Hague, Nether­lands.

– Ga­mal Ab­dal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.

– 29 na­tions meet at Ban­dung, In­done­sia, for the first Asian-African Con­fer­ence.

– The Vi­enna Con­ven­tion on Diplo­matic Re­la­tions, a cor­ner­stone of mod­ern in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, is adopted.

– CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African move­ments op­pos­ing Por­tuguese colo­nial rule.

– The Prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan Zul­fikar Ali Bhutto in­au­gu­rates La­hore’s dry port.

– The Repub­lic of Zim­babwe (for­merly Rhode­sia) comes into be­ing, with Canaan Banana as the coun­try’s first Pres­i­dent. The Zim­babwe Dol­lar re­places the Rhode­sian Dol­lar as the of­fi­cial cur­rency.

– The United States launches Oper­a­tion Pray­ing Man­tis against Ira­nian naval forces in the largest naval bat­tle since World War II.

– In Le­banon, at least 106 civil­ians are killed when the Is­rael De­fense Forces shell the United Na­tions com­pound at Quana where more than 800 civil­ians had taken refuge.

– The Supreme Court of the United States up­holds the Par­tial-Birth Abor­tion Ban Act in a 5-4 de­ci­sion.

– A se­ries of bomb­ings, two of them be­ing sui­cides, oc­cur in Bagh­dad, killing 198 and in­jur­ing 251.

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