Richard II, who is still a child, begins his reign, following the death of his grandfather, Edward III. His coronation takes place July 16.
The French take the French town of Thionville from the English.
Slavery is outlawed in England.
British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812.
Confederate General A. P. Hill turns back a Federal flanking movement at the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, Virginia.