Indiana became the 19th state.
Nitrous oxide was used for the first time in dentistry.
King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Britain for the woman he loved, Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established.
Russian troups invaded Chechnya in an unsuccessful attempt to restore Moscow's power in the region.
Housing secretary Henry Cisneros was indicted for conspiracy, obstructing justice, and false statements to the FBI.