This was 361st day of the year and 5 days remained in the year.
James H. Nason received a patent for a coffee percolator.
The first Kwanzaa is celebrated.
The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, died in Kansas City, Mo.
Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.