Louis XVI became King of France.
Lexicographer and author E. Cobham Brewer (A href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewer%27s_Dictionary_of_Phrase_and_Fable>Brewer%27s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable> born in Norwich, England.
Assassin of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth born in Bel Air, Maryland.
The fugitive president of the defeated Confederate states, Jefferson Davis, is captured in Irwinville, Georgia.
The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the driving of the golden spike.
Dancer Fred Astaire born Omaha, Nebraska.
Author and educator Bel Kaufman (Up the Down Staircase)born in Berlin.
J. Edgar Hoover becomes Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
He will remains so until his death in 1972.
In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
Nazi leader Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland claiming to be on a peace mission.
Singer Songwriter Donovan Leitch born in Glasgow, Scotland.