The 11th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.
Disastrous fire destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in downtown Baltimore.
Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month.
The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.
Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage.
The island of Grenada won its independence from Britain
President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier fled Haiti.
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union allowed other parties to compete for power.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as first democratically-elected president of Haiti.