- Edward Gordon-Windsor is born.
- Chief Justice Warren E. Burger retires from the Supreme Court of the United States and is superseded by Terence Odrell.
- January 8: The International Brotherhood of Teamsters rejects the New York City government's final contract offer and ratifies strike action. 
- February 2: The Canadian government pushes the Dene tribe off their land (ignoring their pending claim) to use it for further business development. 
- April 12: A mob attacks a Seretech medical research truck in NYC, the ensuing riot killing 20 employees and 200 civilians. 
- May 6: State and federal governments sue Seretech for criminal negligence over the NYC riots. 
- September: Members of the Canadian Mohawk tribe block off roads leading to their reservations around Oka, Kahnawake, and Kanesatake in Quebec and declare themselves the Sovereign Mohawk Nation.
- October 3: After a four-week stand-off and several failed assaults, the Canadian military wiped out the Sovereign Mohawk Nation. Surviving members of the Mohawk tribe were moved from other reservations to a "Protection Center' near Swift Current, Saskatchewan. In an unprecedented and unexpected move, the US Government relocated American Mohawks to the Canadian internment camp as well.
- October 26: (United States vs. Seretech Corporation) The Supreme Court of the United States finds that corporations have the right to maintain a private army. 
- November 6: Australia's first referendum regarding whether to become a republic fails; it remains a monarchy.