Wyoming became the 44th state in the United States.
The Battle of Britain began.
Armistice talks to end the Korean War began at Kaesong.
The Bahamas became independent from Great Britain.
The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was bringing back the original Coke and calling it Coca-Cola Classic.
Mel Blanc, the “man of a thousand voices,” including such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig, died in Los Angeles.
Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as Russia’s first elected president.
Myanmar activist Aung San Suu Kyi was released after six years of house arrest.
Spain opened its first mosque (in Granada) since the Moors were expelled in 1492.
1943–1993, American tennis player, born in Richmond, Virginia.
impressionist painter (1830)
Mary McLeod Bethune