Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a ''Type-Writer.''
The Senate overrode President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
Warren Burger was sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Richard Nixon and H. R. Haldeman discussed ways to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation. Revelation of this conversation spurred on Nixon's 1974 resignation.
Mobster John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison.
Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first polio vaccine, died.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan's School of Law affirmative action policy.