George Clooney and Martin Luther King III were arrested at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC.
The arrest happened amid protests against the government in Khartoum. George Clooney said he was expecting to be arrested when he planned the protest.
Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment and became the last state to approve the abolition of slavery.
The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono were served deportation papers for overstaying in the US.
Democratic Senator Robert F. Kennedy started his presidential campaign.
Van’s opened its first store at 704 East Broadway in Anaheim, California.
The world record for rainfall dumped 6.1 feet (1.87m) of rain on Cilaos, Island of Réunion.
The US celebrated its very first National Book Awards.
The world’s first liquid-fueled rocket was launched.
The rocket was created by Robert H. Goddard and reached 41 feet in just 2 seconds.
Nelly Saunders and Rose Harland fought in America’s first public women’s boxing match.
The first African American newspaper called “Freedom’s Journal” was published in the US.
King Gustav III of Sweden was shot during a masquerade ball at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm.
Samoset became the first Native American to make contact with the Plymouth colony.
A chieftain of an Eastern Abenaki tribe, Samoset had learned a few words in English from a nearby English fishing camp. When he contacted the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony, he simply walked into their camp and said hello, before requesting beer and staying the night.