Christopher Columbus, with a crew of 90 and three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, landed on Guanahani Island in the Bahamas.
King Edward VI of England born in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England.
The first insane asylum opens in America.
Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig marries Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
The public was invited.
The annual celebration later became known as Oktoberfest.
Writer & occult figure Aleister Crowley born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.
Popularly known as The Great Beast or The Wickedest Man in the World because of his fascination with sex, magic & degradation, drug-taking & hedonism.
The Pledge of Allegiance recited by students in many public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.
President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the Executive Mansion to the White House.
Poet, critic and translator Robert Fitzgerald (Translation of Homer's Odyssey) born in Springfield, Illinois.
Stop motion clay animatorArt Clokey (Gumby) born in Detroit, Michigan.
Comedian, activist Dick Gregory born in St Louis, Missouri.
The XIX Summer Olympics begin in Mexico City.