Christopher Columbus, with a crew of 90 and three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, landed on Guanahani Island in the Bahamas.
The first insane asylum opens in America.
Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig marries Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
The public was invited.
Thus becoming an annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest.
Writer & occult figure Aleister Crowley born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.
Popularly known as The Great Beast or The Wickedest Man in the World because of his fascination with sex, magic & degradation, drug-taking & hedonism.
The Pledge of Allegiance recited by students in many public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.
President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.
Comedian, activist Dick Gregory born in St Louis, Missouri.
Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded a shoe on his desk at a UN General Assembly.
The XIX Summer Olympics begin in Mexico City.
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