Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.
Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, died in Kinderhook, N.Y.
Charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case were dropped.
Nine coal miners were trapped in a mine in Pennsylvania. All were rescued three days later.
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh time.