This was 202nd day of the year and 163 days remained in the year.
The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.
In the "Monkey Trial," John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.
The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
Astronaut Alan Shepard died.
WorldCom filed for bankruptcy, then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
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.