Founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith is killed while imprisoned in Carthage, Illinois.
Anarchist, Emma Goldman born in Kaunas, Lithuania.
She was the first person deported by J. Edgar Hoover.
Deaf, mute, blind activist and writer, Helen Keller born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
The is completed by Joshua Slocum completes the first solo circumnavigation of the globe.
TV's Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) born in Lynbrook, New York.
A dinner party is given by expatriate bookseller, Sylvia Beach, held above her bookstore Shakespeare & Company, on the rue d l'Odeon in the Montparnasse section of Paris.
Guests included writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce.
Fitzgerald, while quite drunk, offers to throw himself out the second-story window as a token of his esteem for the celebrated Irish writer.
Grappler Dick the Bruiser born in Delphi, Indianapolis.
Poet Lucille Clifton born in Depew, New York.
U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System.