This was 86th day of the year and 279 days remained in the year.
Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including the Constitution (Old Ironsides), for the U.S. Navy.
The first long-distance telephone call was made, between Boston and New York.
The Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
Pan American and KLM Boeing 747s collided on a runway in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. The 542 people killed is the highest ever for an aviation disaster.
A federal judge ruled that the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy was invalid, a ruling that later would be reversed in an appeal.
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.