Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
First Lady, activist and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt born in New York City.
Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane.
He flew for about four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers St. Louis, Missouri.
Jazz drummer Art Blakey born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Novelist Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) born in New Orleans.
Apollo 7 is launched becoming the first successful manned Apollo mission.
Premiere of Saturday Night Live with guest host George Carlin.