The Boxer Rebellion began in China.
The U.S. Supreme Court set forth in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must advise suspects of their rights upon taking them into custody.
Thurgood Marshall was nominated to become the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers."
The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972, became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system.
Bandleader and clarinetist Benny Goodman died.
The first meeting between Pres. Kim Jong Il of North Korea and Pres. Kim Dae Jung of South Korea occurred.