Virginia ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 10th US state.
Charles Baudelaire publishes Les Fleurs du Mal.
General George Armstrong Custer and 264 members of the 7th U.S. Cavalry are killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Writer George Orwell (1984) born in Motihari, India.
Harry K. Thaw shoots American architect Stanford White on the roof of New Yorks old Madison Square Garden, which White had designed.
Thaw was jealous over the relationship between his wife, former showgirl Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw and White.
Joe DiMaggio continues his baseball hitting streak to 45 straight games with a home run breaking the record set by Wee Willie Keelerback in 1897.
The last edition of the comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman is published.
The Korean War begins when forces from North Korea cross the 38th parallel that divids the North from South Korea.
The Beatles record All You Need Is Love during a global telecast called Our World.
Singer Michael Jackson dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles