Margarine was patented in France by Hippolyte Mege Mouries.
The world's tallest man (8 feet, 11.1 inches), Robert Wadlow, died.
The Russian Soyuz and the U.S. Apollo launched. The Apollo-Soyuz mission was the first international manned spaceflight.
After 86 days of gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico and several previous attempts to contain the flow, BP caps its leaking oil well.