Philosopher William James born in New York City.
Alabama secedes from the United States.
Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
Blues harpist Slim Harpo born in Lobdell, LA.
The Whiskey-A-Go-Go opens on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Jimi Hendrix records Purple Haze.
Super Bowl IV - Chiefs beat the Vikings 23-7 in New Orleans.
Major League Baseball votes to allow the American League to implement the designated hitter rule.
Discordian pope and saint, mystic, author and playwright Robert Anton Wilson (Cosmic Trigger) passes in Capitola, California.
Swedish film star Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita) passes in Rocca di Papa, Italy.