Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
Congress passed the Volstead Act, or the National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
Benito Mussolini took control of the government of Italy.
Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
A new pope was elected—Pope John XXIII.
Nikita Khrushchev told the U.S. that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.