First recorded sighting of Loch Ness Monster.
First female US newspaper editor – Ann Franklin, Newport (RI) Mercury.
Haiti Slave Revolt begins that ultimately leads to Haiti’s independence in 1804.
The first revolution in our hemisphere inspired by the American Revolution results in an economic blockade that is not lifted until 1864 (after the civil war). Forty years after Haitian Slave Revolt, largest US slave revolt occurs – Nat Turner’s Rebellion in Southampton, Virginia.
US Annexes New Mexico.
First Air raid in history as Austria sends pilot-less balloons against Venice.
Yacht “America” (NY Yacht Club) wins Royal Yacht Squadron Cup. NYYC would successfully defend the Cup for 132 years before Dennis Connor’s 1983 loss to Australia. The U.S. won the next 3 races, but lost 4 in a row to New Zealand and Switzerland before regaining the Cup in 2010. The next America’s Cup will be held in San Francisco Bay in 2013.
Geneva Convention signed creating International Red Cross.
Michael Collins killed in ambush during Irish Civil War.
Paul Kelley born. First member of Rhode Island Public Defender Hall of Fame.
Althea Gibson becomes first African-American player to compete in international tennis and would become its first champion.
Kerr-McGee agreed to pay Karen Silkwood estate $1.38 million to settle radiation contamination lawsuit.
Nolan Ryan becomes first pitcher to reach 5,000 strike outs.
President Clinton signs Welfare Reform into law,
prompting long-time friend Peter Edelman and to resign as Asst. Secretary of Health and Human Services in protest.
Storm botnet sends out a record 57 emails in one day
Libyan rebels reach overtake Tripoli as Gaddafi Regime Crumbles