This was 126th day of the year and 239 days remained in the year.
The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, marking the completion and dedication of the Eiffel Tower.
Dictator Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.
British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4).
Scotland elected its first separate parliament in three centuries.
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