St. Louis, Mo., was founded as a French fur-trading post.
President Rutherford Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court.
Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed in an assassination attempt on president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami.
The Maple Leaf Flag officially became the new national flag of Canada.
Olympics officials resolved the judging scandal by awarding Canadian pairs figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier a gold medal while allowing the Russians, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, to keep their medal.
Millions of protesters around the world demonstrated against the threat of a U.S. war on Iraq.
A prison fire in Comayagua, Honduras killed 360.