This was 41st day of the year and 324 days remained in the year.
Russian poet and novelist Alexander Pushkin was killed in a duel.
Glenn Miller received the first ever gold record for selling a million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
The Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.
IBM's computer, Deep Blue, beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in the first game of their match.
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