Wisconsin becomes the 30th state.
French-imposed Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz.
Comedian Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope), born in London, England.
Author T. H. White (Once and Future King) born Bombay, India.
Igor Stravinskys Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rites of Spring) performed for the first time in Paris at the Ballet Russe.
The performance causes a riot by disgruntled audience members.
Thirty-fifth President of the US John F. Kennedy born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
New Zealand beekeeper Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reached the top of Mount Everest.
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