The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing him from power.
USS Indianapolis is loaded with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
It takes places for the first time ever since WWII.
On July 2, 1881, Garfield is shot in Washington and dies on this day due to the wound.
Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Democratic Republic of Vietnam is formed.