Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba.
The treaty ending the Spanish-American War took effect.
Iowa imposed the first state cigarette tax.
Allies liberated Buchenwald concentration camp.
President Harry Truman fired General Douglas McArthur.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was overthrown.
President Ronald Reagan returned to the White House after he was shot in an assassination attempt.
Science-fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut died in New York City at age 84.