This was 319th day of the year and 47 days remained in the year.
Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick was published.
The British Broadcasting Corporation began its domestic radio service.
Apollo 12, the second manned lunar expedition, was launched.
The U.S. federal government began a partial shut down of government services after the U.S. Congress could not pass a budget.
Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to lead a party in Congress.
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.