This was 266th day of the year and 99 days remained in the year.
John Paul Jones declared "I have not yet begun to fight!" aboard the American warship Bonhomme Richard in the battle against the British man-of-war Serapis.
After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.
Vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon delivered his "Checkers speech" rebutting charges of improper campaign financing.
Former Argentine president Juan Perón returned to power.
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