French painter Pierre Bonnard born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.
The Orient Express made its initial trip from Paris to Constantinople.
Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage published.
Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward, Angel) born in Asheville, North Carolina.
Manufacturer of phonographs and records, the Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated.
The Victrola phonograph logo with the words "His Master's Voice", appeared on all RCA-Victor phonographs and record labels.
Novelist Gore Vidal (Burr) born in West Point, New York.
Rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn born in Dallas, Texas.
The Captain Kangaroo Show with Bob Keeshan premiered on TV.
The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on TV.
The Andy Griffith Show premiered on TV.
German reunification. The five re-established German states of East Germany formally joined West Germany.
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