This was 4th day of the year and 361 days remained in the year.
Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa, performed what is thought to be the first appendectomy.
Utah was admitted as 45th state in the United States.
Burma (Myanmar) gained independence from Great Britain.
The U.S. Mint began distributing the 50 State Quarters.
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.