Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.
The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.
The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic, died.
John Paul I became Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He died one month later.