The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, Vt., won by American forces.
The original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in Boston.
Baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York City at age 53.
Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, became an independent republic.
Algeria was admitted to the Arab League.
Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his Memphis,Tenn., home, from heart failure at age 42.
Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died.