The King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by one of his own men during the battle of Chancellorsville.
He will succumb to the wound in 8 days time.
Vaudeville comedian and television host, Pinky Lee born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time.
Protest at University of Nanterre escalated into a nationwide students strike still known generally as 'Paris 1968' or 'May 1968' when a general insurrection broke out across France.
Suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
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