Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman's March to the Sea during the American Civil War.
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe born Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Poet Marianne Moore born St Louis, Missouri.
Singer Petula Clark (Downtown) born in Epsom, Surrey, England.
Cartoonist Al Capp (Lil' Abner) creates Sadie Hawkins Day which occurs the first Saturday after November 9th.
Richard Hickock & Perry Smith kill the Clutter family in rural Kansas.
The murders become the basis for Truman Capote's In Cold Blood.