Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France.
France passes 1st copyright law.
Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson.
Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT.
Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union.
Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
The passenger ship S.S. Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, fined $100 & costs.
Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro.
Nazi execute entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania
Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 building
Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev engage in their famous Kitchen Debate which was a series of impromptu exchanges (through interpreters) at the opening of the American National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow..
Bob Dylan records “Like a Rolling Stone.”
During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (“Long live free Quebec!”). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delighted many Quebecers but angered the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
Apollo 11 splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
A unanimous Supreme Court orders President Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes to the Special Prosecutor. He would resign ten days later.
Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th home run. He would finish his career with 452.
Russell Weston opens fire in US Capitol killing two police officers.
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