Twenty-five years after her execution, Pope Calixtus III annulled the heresy charges brought against Joan of Arc.
William Blount of Tennessee became the first U.S. senator to be impeached.
Commodore John D. Sloat occupied Monterey and declared California annexed to the United States.
The United States annexed Hawaii.
Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, who directed the establishment of hospitals, orphanages, nurseries, and schools in the U.S. and Latin America, became the first U.S. citizen to be canonized.
An Elvis Presley recording was played on the radio for the first time.
President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor for the Supreme Court.
52 people were killed and hundreds injured in London when terrorists bombed subways and a bus.
(Leroy Paige), 1906–82, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama.
composer, conductor (1860)
Robert A. Heinlein
science-fiction writer (1907)
fashion designer (1922)
figure skater (1980)