This was 145th day of the year and 220 days remained in the year.
John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
American track star Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied another in a little over an hour.
The Gateway Arch was dedicated in St. Louis.
Midnight Cowboy, the only x-rated film to win a best picture Oscar, was released.
The worst air disaster in U.S. history (excluding the Sept. 11 attacks) occurred when a DC-10 crashed at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing over 270 people.
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.