The bicycle was patented by W. K. Clarkson.
Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony.
President John Kennedy gave his, "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) speech in West Berlin.
The CN tower in Toronto opened, then the world's tallest free-standing structure.
The first map of the human genome, which required decoding more than 3 billion biochemical "letters" of human DNA, is completed.