Kentucky becomes the 15th US state.
Tennessee becomes the 16th US state.
Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.
English Poet Laureate, John Masefield born at Ledbury, England.
Character actor Frank Morgan (The Wizard in the Wizard of OZ) born in New York.
The Ritz Hotel opens in Paris.
Baseball great Lou Gehrig plays the first of 2,130 consecutive baseball games.
Actress Marilyn Monroe (Norma Gene Baker) born in Los Angeles< California.
Illustrator and cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe born in London.
Superman appears in the first issue of Action Comics.
Assault wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the seventh horse to win the Triple Crown.
The Beatles release Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.