February 10: Egyptian Prime Minister Boutros Ghali is assassinated.
May 19-September 4: U.S. Marines occupy Bluefields, Nicaragua.
October 5: Mexican liberal revolutionary Francisco Madero flees to the United States.
October 18: U.S. special agent Thomas C. Dawson arrives in Managua, Nicaragua for 10 days of meetings with Nicaraguan political leaders, who agree to call an election for members of a constitutional convention. The convention is to elect a president and vice-president for two years.
November 20: Mexican liberal revolutionary Francisco Madero crosses back into Mexico at Eagle Pass, the moment when orthodox Mexican historians normally date the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.