New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
Francisco Madero began an armed revolt against the president of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz.
The war crimes trials of 24 German World War II leaders began in Nuremberg, Germany.
The future Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Ediburgh.
President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.
Spain's General Francisco Franco died.
Peru's president Alberto Fujimori resigned.