Emperor Napoleon III, who ruled France first as president (1850 - 1852) and then as emperor (1852 - 1870), is deposed and the Third Republic proclaimed.
The electrical age begins when Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in lower Manhattan.
Geronimo and the Apache Indians surrendered in Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
French playwright, poet, essayist, actor Antonin Artaud born in Marseille, France.
Mary Renault (The Bull from the Sea) born in Forest Gate, Essex, England.
Novelist Richard Wright (Native Son) born in Roxie, Mississippi.
Radio commentator Paul Harvey born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Comedic character actor Howard Morris (Ernest T Bass on the Andy Griffith Show) born in New York.
The Graf Zeppelin completes a round-the-world flight.
The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.
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