King Louis XVI was guillotined for treason.
The first Kiwanis Club was founded in Detroit.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died in Moscow.
Former State department official Alger Hiss found guilty of perjury.
George Orwell died in London.
USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine was launched.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that Hispanics had surpassed Blacks as the largest minority group.
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that the government cannot restrict the spending of corporations for political campaigns, maintaining that it's their First Amendment right to support candidates as they choose. This decision upsets two previous precedents on the free-speech rights of corporations.