This was 100th day of the year and 265 days remained in the year.
The U.S. patent system was formed.
The safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt, in New York.
The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was chartered.
Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.
Israeli prime minister Golda Meir announced her resignation.
The Northern Ireland "Good Friday Accord" was reached.
The U.S. House passed the "Amber Alert" bill. It provided a system for alerting the public about missing or abducted children.
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