With the death of King Henry III of England, Prince Edward becomes king while traveling in the Ninth Crusade.
A Russian court sentences writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky to death for activities linked to a radical intellectual group.
His sentence is later commuted to hard labor.
Blues/Jazz great W(illiam) C(hristopher) Handy (St Louis Blues) born in Florence, Alabama.
American playwright George S. Kaufman (You Can't Take It With You) born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader Eddie Condon born in Goodland, Indiana.
Oklahoma is admitted as the 46th U.S. state.
LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann.
Actress and model Edie Sedgwick dies of a drug overdose in Santa Barbara, California.
She was best known as one of Andy Wharhol's Superstars.