The designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, John A. Roebling born in Muhlhausen, Germany.
The dandy horse, the earliest form of what is now called the bicycle, is driven by Karl von Drais.
Artist Egon Schiele born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria.
Author Djuna Barnes (Ladies Almanak)born in Storm King Mountain, New York.
Photographer Weegee born in Zioczow, Ukraine.
Forty-first President of the US George H. W. Bush born in Milton, Massachusetts.
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana makes the longest speech on Senate record.
The speech takes 15 1/2 hours and is filled with 150,000 words.
Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday in Amsterdam.
The Germans begin firing flying bombs or rockets (the V-1) against Great Britain during World War II.
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
The film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premiers at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
The Beatles are awarded MBE (Member of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II.
At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, President Ronald Reagan gives his tear down this wall speech.
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered in her Brentwood home.
The most plausible suspect turns out to be Nicole's estranged husband O.J., who is arrested for the crime a month later.