This was 68th day of the year and 297 days remained in the year.
The first battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor (Union) and Merrimack (Confederate) occurred, revolutionizing naval warfare.
U.S. Supreme Court issued N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.
Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as both the first Hispanic and woman to be U.S. surgeon general.
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